Top-US-Grossing News Titles


1. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 36,761 | Gross: $14.36M

2. Best of Enemies (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 4,210 | Gross: $0.89M

3. My Perestroika (2010)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.2
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90 Metascore

Tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Just coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hessman

Votes: 539 | Gross: $0.24M

4. The Connection (2014)

R | 72 min | Documentary, News

8.2
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Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist Shannon Harvey went in search of the missing link in healthcare. Featuring interviews with leading scientists The Connection proves we have more to say about our health than we thought.

Director: Shannon Harvey | Stars: Herbert Benson, Alice Domar, Craig Duncan, Damien Finnis

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.19M

5. Alive Inside (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

8.2
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67 Metascore

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $0.15M

6. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,113 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Ivory Tower (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary that questions the cost -- and value -- of higher education in the United States.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: Elizabeth Armstrong, Richard Arum, Jamshed Bharucha, David Boone

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News

7.3
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67 Metascore

An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.

Directors: Susan Froemke, Matthew Heineman | Stars: Clive Alonzo, Don Berwick, Elizabeth Blackburn, Krystal Bracy

Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.10M

9. 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: 1,614 | Gross: $0.09M

10. The Principle (2014)

PG | 90 min | News, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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"The Principle" brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican Principle; the foundational assumption underlying the modern scientific world view. The ... See full summary »

Director: Katheryne Thomas | Stars: Julian Barbour, Robert J. Bennett, John Byl, Bernard J. Carr

Votes: 291 | Gross: $0.09M

11. Colliding Dreams (2015)

134 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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79 Metascore

COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era.

Directors: Joseph Dorman, Oren Rudavsky | Star: Alan Rosenberg

Votes: 73 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Budrus (2009)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.8
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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.

Director: Julia Bacha

Votes: 328 | Gross: $0.07M

13. After Tiller (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »

Directors: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson | Stars: George Tiller, Warren Hern, Leroy Carhart, Susan Robinson

Votes: 876 | Gross: $0.07M

14. The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom (2010)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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57 Metascore

Fifty years after the fall of his country, can the Dalai Lama make a breakthrough in his efforts to find a solution to the Tibet question?

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | Star: The Dalai Lama

Votes: 133 | Gross: $0.07M

15. 2012: Time for Change (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, News

7.1
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2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »

Director: Joao G. Amorim | Stars: Daniel Pinchbeck, Maude Barlow, Ariane Burgess, Gerald Celente

Votes: 309 | Gross: $0.06M

16. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Crime After Crime (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison cannot crush the spirit of this determined African-American ... See full summary »

Director: Yoav Potash | Stars: Deborah Peagler, Joshua Safran, Nadia Costa, Yoav Potash

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.06M

18. Sweet Dreams (II) (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Family, News

7.7
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Two brothers in a small mountain town decide to shatter the worlds record for homemade ice cream using only their single consumer ice cream maker. Can they create over 1,000 unique flavors ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Redieck

Votes: 15 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

79 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 4,712 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

6.8
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67 Metascore

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie, Aron Hijar

Votes: 2,428 | Gross: $0.06M

21. Farmageddon (2011)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News

7.2
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62 Metascore

Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food ... See full summary »

Director: Kristin Canty | Stars: Linda Faillace, Adam Helfer, Mark McAfee, Joel Salatin

Votes: 477 | Gross: $0.05M

22. An Inconsistent Truth (2012)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

6.5
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An Inconsistent Truth is one man's odyssey to find the truth about man-made global warming. As the title suggests, this is an answer to Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary but it's much ... See full summary »

Director: Shayne Edwards | Stars: Phil Valentine, Newt Gingrich, Jim DeMint, James Inhofe

Votes: 306 | Gross: $0.05M

23. The Lottery (2010)

81 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.0
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72 Metascore

Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Candice Fryer, Gregory Goodwine Jr.

Votes: 526 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

8.0
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82 Metascore

Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.

Director: Anders Østergaard | Stars: George W. Bush, Ko Muang, Aung San Suu Kyi

Votes: 2,154 | Gross: $0.05M

25. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 12,280 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Saving Banksy (2017)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, News

7.9
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73 Metascore

Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of... See full summary »

Directors: Colin Day, Colin M. Day | Stars: Ben Eine, Glen E. Friedman, Kelly 'Risk' Graval, Doze Green

Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

8.1
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REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a... See full summary »

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,344 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Death by China (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.1
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43 Metascore

In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization with the strong support of a Democratic President and Republican Congress. Before the ink was dry on this free trade agreement, China ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Navarro | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Danjzcek, Dan Fitzpatrick, Bill Loper

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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64 Metascore

It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McDonagh Murphy | Stars: Mary Badham, Jane Beasley, Rick Bragg, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 272 | Gross: $0.03M

30. American Teacher (2011)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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60 Metascore

Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in... See full summary »

Directors: Vanessa Roth, Brian McGinn | Stars: Erik Benner, Neil Cavuto, Matt Damon, Linda Darling-Hammond

Votes: 212 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Peace Officer (2015)

105 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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75 Metascore

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson | Star: William 'Dub' Lawrence

Votes: 327 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Unlocking the Cage (2016)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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63 Metascore

Between 2013 and 2015, a group of nonprofit attorneys seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two U.S. territories, in order to establish legal personhood for elephants, cetaceans and nonhuman apes in the U.S.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 202 | Gross: $0.03M

33. The Revisionaries (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News

7.0
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70 Metascore

The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.

Director: Scott Thurman | Stars: Don McLeroy, Kathy Miller, Jonathan Saenz, Stephanie Klenzendorf

Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Watchers of the Sky (2014)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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85 Metascore

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 194 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Almost Holy (2015)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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73 Metascore

Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

Director: Steve Hoover | Star: Gennadiy Mokhnenko

Votes: 277 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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Los Angeles' Skid Row is home to one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. And we found, inside that community, the remarkable and enormously moving stories of Olympic ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Napper | Stars: Kevin Cohen, Manuel Compito, Danny Harris, Linda Harris

Votes: 517 | Gross: $0.01M

37. These Birds Walk (2013)

71 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.0
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82 Metascore

A poor runaway boy and a reluctant ambulance driver in Karachi. Their two lives come together through a dying humanitarian upon whom so much of their daily lives depend.

Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq | Stars: Shehr Ali, Qayyum Bhai, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Asad Ghori

Votes: 272 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Mala Mala (2014)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.5
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | Stars: Jason Carrión, Paxx Moll, Alberic Prados, Queen Bee Ho

Votes: 352 | Gross: $0.01M

39. Red Obsession (2013)

75 min | Documentary, History, News

6.7
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68 Metascore

The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.

Directors: David Roach, Warwick Ross | Stars: Russell Crowe, Sara Eisen, Debra Meiburg

Votes: 1,070 | Gross: $0.01M

40. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes (2014)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

8.4
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Driven to make the world better for his baby girl, John Ennis pieces together the cycle of pay-to-play politics that rules America. When insiders control the game, how can an outsider have ... See full summary »

Director: John Ennis | Stars: Jack Abramoff, Ralph Anspach, Marge Baker, Subodh Chandra

Votes: 53 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Levitated Mass (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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82 Metascore

The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture.

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Mark Albrecht, Rick Albrecht, Kathleen Anderson, John Bowsher

Votes: 121 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Indian Point (2015)

94 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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68 Metascore

INDIAN POINT looks at nuclear power by going inside the core activities at an aging nuclear plant and posing the simple question: is this safe?

Director: Ivy Meeropol

Votes: 18 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, News

5.8
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65 Metascore

A follow up to the documentary Herb & Dorothy, that captures an ordinary couple's extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Herbert Vogel, Dorothy Vogel, Paula Antebi, Robert Barry

Votes: 45 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Sushi: The Global Catch (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, News

6.6
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57 Metascore

From humble beginnings as a simple food sold by Japanese street vendors, sushi has exploded into an international phenomenon in the past 30 years. SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH is a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Hall

Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)

100 min | Documentary, History, News

4.8
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Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Friedman, Iain Kennedy | Stars: Chris Baker-Brian, Florence Banda, Ibrahim Bangura, Isaac Balla Bangura

Votes: 30 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Documented (2013)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

6.7
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61 Metascore

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from... See full summary »

Directors: Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Raffaela Lupo | Stars: Emelie Salinas, Leonila Salinas, Jose Antonio Vargas

Votes: 124 | Gross: $0.01M

47. Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.9
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78 Metascore

While filming a documentary in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. In 2011, Frank's son returns to the Delta to examine the repercussions of that fateful encounter.

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Hodding Carter III, Frank De Felitta, Yvette Johnson, Leroy Jones

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.01M

48. Bidder 70 (2012)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.9
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61 Metascore

Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience.

Directors: Beth Gage, George Gage | Star: Tim DeChristopher

Votes: 111 | Gross: $0.00M

49. Blood on the Mountain (2016)

93 min | Documentary, History, News

7.9
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74 Metascore

'Blood on the Mountain' focuses on the environmental and economic injustice and corporate control in West Virginia and its rippling effect on all American workers. This film will tell the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mari-Lynn C. Evans, Jordan Freeman

Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.00M

50. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, News

6.8
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68 Metascore

A documentary that explores the world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them.

Director: Des Doyle | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, David Boreanaz, Matthew Carnahan

Votes: 1,211 | Gross: $0.00M