Most Popular Documentary Titles Released 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31


1. The Bible (2013– )

TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.5
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The story of God's creation of the Earth and the landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Diogo Morgado, Darwin Shaw

Votes: 8,655

2. Nathan for You (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Stars: Nathan Fielder, William Heath, Anthony Filosa, Brian S. Wolfe

Votes: 7,484

3. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

8.9
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Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Thomas Morton, Vikram Gandhi, Ben Anderson

Votes: 3,336

4. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 49,239 | Gross: $2.06M

5. Africa (2013– )

Documentary

9.2
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 5,507

6. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 15,651 | Gross: $0.65M

7. Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles (2013 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Get to know the major power players in Season 2 of 'Game of Thrones' with these seven profiles, including Renly and Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, Theon Greyjoy and more.

Stars: Alfie Allen, Gethin Anthony, John Bradley, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 861

8. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Anthony Bourdain visits country's and delves into political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, David Holloway, Eric Ripert, Tom Vitale

Votes: 2,167

9. One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

4.1
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49 Metascore

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan

Votes: 22,324 | Gross: $28.87M

10. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

8.5
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A look back at famous cases from the past.

Stars: Michelle McNamara, John Mirabella, Kurt Grube, James Zeiss

Votes: 433

11. Kink (2013)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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67 Metascore

A documentary on fetish website Kink.com.

Director: Christina Voros | Stars: Peter Acworth, Maitresse Madeline, Chris Norris, Tomcat

Votes: 934

12. Generation Iron (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

7.1
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61 Metascore

A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Jai White

Votes: 5,997 | Gross: $0.85M

13. Mademoiselle C (2013)

R | 93 min | Documentary

5.7
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51 Metascore

A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.

Director: Fabien Constant | Stars: Carine Roitfeld, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld

Votes: 459 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Public Sex, Private Lives (2013)

71 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Public Sex, Private Lives is an intimate look at the professional and private lives of porn performers Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, and Isis Love. Capturing moments of joy and struggle, ... See full summary »

Director: Simone Jude | Stars: Princess Donna, Lorelei Lee, Isis Love

Votes: 76

15. Tricked: The Documentary (2013)

76 min | Documentary, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

This character-driven film considers the evolving sex trafficking landscape as seen by the main players: the exploited, the pimps, the johns that fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

Directors: John Keith Wasson, Jane Wells | Stars: Chris Baughman, Danielle Douglas, Nicholas Kristof, Daniel Steele

Votes: 949

16. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)

R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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53 Metascore

Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour.

Directors: Leslie Small, Tim Story | Stars: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Will 'Spank' Horton, Joey Wells

Votes: 6,669 | Gross: $32.23M

17. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 10,091 | Gross: $4.95M

18. Fatal Attraction (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

8.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Malikha Mallette, Traciy Curry-Reyes, Rachad Hollis, Sherod Ogletree

Votes: 156

19. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 9,924 | Gross: $1.51M

20. Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 7,114

21. Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)

350 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Wise | Stars: Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler, George S. Patton

Votes: 2,498

22. I'm a Porn Star (2013)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

4.6
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I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie David | Stars: Rafael Alencar, Jonathan Assefa, Mark Bessenger, Laurie Betito

Votes: 143

23. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,350 | Gross: $0.42M

24. Tim's Vermeer (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Teller | Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

Votes: 6,447 | Gross: $1.66M

25. Particle Fever (2013)

99 min | Documentary

7.4
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87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford

Votes: 6,070 | Gross: $0.87M

26. Trophy Kids (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.1
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From the director of Bigger Stronger Faster comes an intense look at overbearing parents in sports. The film asks the question "Do we want what's best for our children? Or do we just want ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bell | Star: Amari Avery

Votes: 1,339

27. Sex Sent Me to the ER (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Couples, friends and ER doctors reminisce about hilariously horrifying injuries that stemmed from sexual escapades.

Stars: Michael Guirguis, Yvette Esmeralda paz Favela, Kara C. Roberts, Gugun Deep Singh

Votes: 241

28. Inequality for All (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.1
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68 Metascore

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Robert Reich, Mary Tyler Moore, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton

Votes: 5,562 | Gross: $1.21M

29. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 2,863 | Gross: $0.70M

30. The Crash Reel (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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79 Metascore

Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Daniel Amen

Votes: 4,165

31. Nazi Mega Weapons (2013– )

Documentary, History, War

7.9
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An examination of Nazi Germany's various military engineering projects during World War II.

Stars: Julian Forsyth, Robert Meller, Ash Holmes, Carsten Hayes

Votes: 278

32. Bridegroom (2013)

R | 80 min | Documentary, Romance

8.0
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85 Metascore

Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.

Director: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Cindy Bitney, David Crone, Jessica Mitchell, Lizzy Mohl

Votes: 3,766

33. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.7
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In the quiet suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, Jennifer Petit and her two young daughters were killed in a horrific home invasion; husband and father William Petit was the only one who ... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 1,086

34. Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013)

118 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

Director: Mami Sunada | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Shinsuke Nonaka

Votes: 3,425

35. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

6.9
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76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 6,530 | Gross: $0.16M

36. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 2,726 | Gross: $0.21M

37. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,106 | Gross: $0.37M

38. The Class of 92 (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 6,427

39. The Institute (I) (2013)

92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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55 Metascore

A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.

Director: Spencer McCall | Stars: Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull, Chelsea London Lloyd

Votes: 868

40. The Sixties (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A ten-part documentary series focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs, and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: John Heilemann, Robert Dallek, Dan Rather, Morley Safer

Votes: 753

41. Inside the American Mob (2013– )

Documentary

8.3
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Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organised crime activities in USA, mainly New York, between the '60's to mid '90's. Well documented with plenty of interviews and original... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Polisi, Kenneth Carrella, Thomas Logan Crown, John Farnworth

Votes: 348

42. Kids for Cash (2013)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American... See full summary »

Director: Robert May | Stars: Charlie Balasavage, Joanne Balasavage, Justin Bodnar, Lisa Griffiths

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.09M

43. The Staircase II: The Last Chance (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Explosive developments - implicating both the forensics laboratory of the police department of North Carolina, and Duane Deaver, its chief - recently saw the convicted subject of 'The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Caitlin Atwater, Bradley Bannon, Freda Black, Margaret Blakemore

Votes: 715

44. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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67 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 955 | Gross: $0.25M

45. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 6,061 | Gross: $0.38M

46. Lost for Life (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Crime, News

6.8
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A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole and their victims' families.

Director: Joshua Rofé

Votes: 728

47. Living on One Dollar (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple | Stars: Ryan Christoffersen, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple

Votes: 3,516

48. American Courtesans (2013)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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American Courtesans is a feature documentary that takes you into the lives of American sex workers.

Director: James Johnson | Stars: Norma Jean Almodovar, Stephen Ardain, Karen M. Barnes, Pearl Callahan

Votes: 271

49. Snapped: Killer Couples (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Features couples whose passion drives them to commit terrible criminal acts. Through recreations and gripping firsthand accounts, each episode takes a deep dive into the stories behind the ... See full summary »

Stars: Leigh Scarbrough, My'Chyl Purr, Emily Muse, Tracy Walker

Votes: 128

50. Buying Sex (2013)

75 min | Documentary

5.4
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Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."

Directors: Teresa MacInnes, Kent Nason | Stars: Trisha Baptie, Janine Benedet, Valerie Scott, Alan Young

Votes: 120