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1. True Life (1998– )
Episode: The Travelers (2000)

Documentary, Romance

9.0
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Directors: Alison Ellwood, Liz Garbus | Star: Troy Holden

Votes: 7

2. The Changing Face of Beauty (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Directors: Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy | Star: Sela Ward

Votes: 6

3. A Boy's Life (2003)

77 min | Documentary

8.1
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Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

Directors: Rory Kennedy, Nick Doob

Votes: 163

4. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

8.0
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bonita Dearmond

Votes: 116

5. Street Fight (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

8.0
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85 Metascore

This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Jen Bluestein, Cory Booker, Bill Bradley, Chris Christie

Votes: 1,666

6. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, George W. Bush

Votes: 840

7. Final Judgment: The Execution of Antonio James (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Reality-TV

8.0
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In the final weeks leading up to his execution his lawyers battle the state, while Warden Burl Cain of Angola Prison oversees the process.

Director: Jonathan Stack | Stars: Burl Cain, Wilbert Rideau

Votes: 6

8. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Anderson Cooper, Pearson Marx, Stan Stokowski, Alfred Vanderbilt III

Votes: 487

9. A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi looks at what it's like to work as a New York City firefighter. Utilizing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and firsthand accounts from past... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Star: Steve Buscemi

Votes: 258

10. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 21,218 | Gross: $3.12M

11. True Life (1998– )

60 min | Documentary, Romance

7.7
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MTV follows three unique persons in their everyday situations, and documents the problems and goals they face.

Stars: SuChin Pak, Gideon Yago, Michael Granatta, Domaine Javier

Votes: 950

12. Coma (I) (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.7
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Al'Khan, Roxanne, Sean, and Tom have each emerged from their Traumatic Brain Injury comas, but just how conscious are they, and will they get better?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Lynda Delorenzo, Al'Khan Edwards, Devonia Edwards, Joseph Giacino

Votes: 120

13. Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003– )

113 min | Documentary

7.7
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Covers the key aspects of the world AIDS epidemic through powerful documentary stories about five victims and their communities, on five continents.

Stars: Danny Glover, Elton John

Votes: 48

14. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 9,028

15. The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

Directors: Liz Garbus, Wilbert Rideau, Jonathan Stack | Stars: Bernard Addison, Burl Cain, George Crawford, Wilbert Rideau

Votes: 678

16. The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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73 Metascore

The Execution of Wanda Jean chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern era.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Wanda Jean Allen, Jesse Jackson, David Presson

Votes: 186 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.6
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First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus talks about the history and current state of free speech in America

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Martin Garbus, Liz Garbus, Ken Starr, Jack M. Sleeth

Votes: 201

18. Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on New York's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.

Directors: Liz Garbus, Rosie Perez | Stars: Pedro Albizu Campos, Rosie Perez, Pedro Pietri, Sixto Ramos

Votes: 196

19. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,278 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,131

21. Family Affair (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.4
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65 Metascore

At 10 years old, Chico Colvard accidentally shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his ... See full summary »

Director: Chico Colvard

Votes: 167

22. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)
Episode: The Homestead Strike (2006)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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At the height of the Gilded Age, steel workers fight for their rights against the oppressive working conditions of Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel, resulting in the Homestead Strike of 1892.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Nathan Bedford, John D. Bert, Jake Boritt, Stephen Brier

Votes: 27

23. Love, Marilyn (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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51 Metascore

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,434

24. Girlhood (2003)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 507 | Gross: $0.06M

25. The Nazi Officer's Wife (2003)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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74 Metascore

Edith Han was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced Edith and her mother into a Jewish ghetto. Edith was taken away to a labor camp, and when she returned ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Edith Hahn Beer, Julia Ormond, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 251

26. 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: 2,858 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns (1993)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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An exploration of New York's prostitution scene in the early 90s.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Henning Rübsam, Beeban Kidron

Votes: 62

28. Knuckleball! (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Jim Bouton, Charles Hough

Votes: 1,484

29. Killing in the Name (2010)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe.

Director: Jed Rothstein

Votes: 68

30. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)

441 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions.

Stars: Mark Riccadonna, Michael L. Colosimo, David Nasaw, Geoffrey Roecker

Votes: 30

31. Juvies (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 9

32. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.0
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65 Metascore

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 31,554 | Gross: $2.44M

33. America Undercover (1983– )

TV-MA | Documentary

7.0
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A series that features original and previously released documentaries which look at contemporary issues with strong social relevance.

Stars: Lee Grant, Marlene Sanders, Richard Kiley, Michael Baden

Votes: 235

34. Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

7.0
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'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.

Stars: Lacey Rose, Stephen Galloway, Matt Belloni, Stacey Wilson

Votes: 50

35. The Fence (La Barda) (2010)

Not Rated | 35 min | Documentary

7.0
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In 2006, the U.S. government decided to build a fence along its Mexican border. Three years and $3 billion later, award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy offers this revealing and surprising ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Star: Rory Kennedy

Votes: 21

36. The Fence (2010)

Not Rated | 36 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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In October 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700 mile fence along its Mexican border. Three years and 3.1 billion dollars later, award-winning director Rory Kennedy ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy

Votes: 140

37. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

6.8
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The accident made national headlines: a suburban mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others. In ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Jesse Temple, Brad Katinas, Diane Schuler, Jay Schuler

Votes: 2,757

38. Con Man (2003)

93 min | Documentary

6.8
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The true story of James Hogue, a brilliant impostor who embraced the American art of self-invention, fabricated a spectacular series of fictional identities for himself, and successfully conned his way into Princeton University

Director: Jesse Moss | Star: James Hogue

Votes: 70

39. The Addiction Project (2007– )

Drama

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Votes: 8

40. Coma IV (2007)

103 min | Documentary

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Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 8

41. The Oscars (2016 TV Special)

TV-14 | 175 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors achievement in film in 2015.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Chris Rock, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Tom McCarthy

Votes: 1,780

42. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Street Fight (2005)

Documentary

6.5
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Director: Marshall Curry

Votes: 6

43. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Votes: 24,066 | Gross: $36.47M

44. Addiction (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary made up of nine separate segments on the topic of drug addiction. Segments include: "Saturday Night in a Dallas ER," by Jon Alpert; "A Mother's Desperation," by Susan Froemke ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Joe Berlinger, Kate Davis, Liz Garbus, Chris Hegedus, Eugene Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Susan Raymond, Bruce Sinofsky

Votes: 72

45. Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

5.7
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A documentary about the Indian Point power plant and its virtual lack of security following the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Al Franken, Robert Kennedy Jr., Rory Kennedy, Alex Matthiessen

Votes: 67

46. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.6
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 309

47. Xiara's Song (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

5.4
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Xiara Trujillo is a precocious seven-year-old who moved from the Bronx to Maryland with her mom, Aracelli Guzman, four years ago. Though she seems happy hanging out and playing with her pal... See full synopsis »

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 8

48. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

2.9
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A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Sara Haines

Votes: 5,165

49. The Fourth Estate (2018)

Documentary

A look at how The New York Times covered President Trump's first year in office.

Directors: Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman

50. Lost Girls

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Pre-production

A mother searching for her missing daughter in Long Island makes a horrifying discovery in the woods where the murdered bodies of four girls have been dumped.

Director: Liz Garbus | Star: Sarah Paulson