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1. Crime + Punishment (2018)

111 min | Documentary

9.1
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A group of brave officers risk it all to expose the truth about illegal quota practices in police departments.

Director: Stephen Maing

Votes: 23

2. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,184

3. La Boda (2000 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

8.2
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In an intimate portrait of migrant life, this delves into the challenges faced by a community striving to maintain their roots in Mexico, while pursuing the "American Dream" across the border in the U.S.

Director: Hannah Weyer | Stars: Elizabeth Luis de Guerrero, Anselmo Guerrero, Artemio Guerrero, Benito Guerrero

Votes: 6

4. The Senators' Bargain (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.2
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Airing on HBO March 24, The Senators' Bargain is the concluding film of "How Democracy Works Now," a documentary series that brings the viewer behind the scenes of American democracy and ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

Votes: 16

5. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 45,668 | Gross: $2.80M

6. 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: 7,662 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Our School (2011)

95 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

Three Roma children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradition and bigotry with humor, optimism and sass.

Directors: Mona Nicoara, Miruna Coca-Cozma | Stars: Alin Moldovan, Dana Varga, Beniamin Lingurar, Dan Boga

Votes: 53

8. 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: 118

9. The Hand That Feeds (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama, News

8.0
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63 Metascore

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.

Directors: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears | Stars: Virgilio Arán, Benjamin Dictor, Diego Ibañez, Gonzalo Jiménez

Votes: 42

10. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 46,512 | Gross: $4.42M

11. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.8
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 402

12. Let the Fire Burn (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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86 Metascore

A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

Director: Jason Osder | Stars: Birdie Africa, Ramona Africa, Wilson Goode, William Brown III

Votes: 1,101 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Rain in a Dry Land (2006)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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A searingly intimate portrait of two families who leave behind a legacy of slavery in Africa to discover new challenges in 21st century America.

Director: Anne Makepeace

Votes: 5

14. The Paper (2007)

78 min | Documentary

7.7
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The Paper takes an in-depth look at the pressures and problems of modern journalism as faced by the staff of a university newspaper embroiled in controversy. Following a year in the life of... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Matthews | Stars: Laura Baker, Chico Harlan, Kayur Patel, Bridget Smith

Votes: 31

15. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,231 | Gross: $0.07M

16. Shadow World (2016)

94 min | Documentary

7.5
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Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Votes: 548

17. 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: 8,475 | Gross: $0.38M

18. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 136

19. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (2009)

Documentary

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Directors: Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath | Star: Boualay Vannalith

Votes: 6

20. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.4
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86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 1,684 | Gross: $0.10M

21. In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Henry Darger, Dakota Fanning, Larry Pine, Frier McCollister

Votes: 1,923 | Gross: $0.41M

22. Om våld (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gaetano Pagano

Votes: 538

23. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.4
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A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt | Stars: Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Rene Maquilleur, Amanda Noble

Votes: 399

24. Meet the Patels (2014)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

Directors: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel | Stars: Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel, Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel

Votes: 2,674 | Gross: $1.69M

25. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

76 min | Documentary

7.2
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Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting ... See full summary »

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins

Votes: 21

26. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Earth Days (2010)

TV-PG | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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Director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s.

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Paul Ehrlich, Denis Hayes, Hunter Lovins

Votes: 30

27. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Dr. Riyadh, Aaron Castle, Scott Farren-Price, Renato Gonclaves

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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72 Metascore

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9 | Stars: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz

Votes: 2,442 | Gross: $0.11M

29. White Sun (2016)

TV-PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

Director: Deepak Rauniyar | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla

Votes: 289

30. The Homestretch (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future.

Directors: Anne de Mare, Kirsten Kelly

Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.02M

31. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

7.0
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76 Metascore

This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

Director: David France | Stars: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos, Victoria Cruz

Votes: 784

32. Hathihi swrati wa ana mayet (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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Athens, 1983. The world press reports that 4-year old Bashir is killed in the assassination of his father, Mamoun Mraish, a top PLO lieutenant. Father and son are declared dead but when ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Stars: Bashir Mammon Mraish, Ismael Abed, Saeb Abu Alragheb, Arafat Al Ashahab

Votes: 33

33. Family Fundamentals (2002)

75 min | Documentary

6.8
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68 Metascore

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Director: Arthur Dong | Stars: Cynthia Alardo, Phil Alardo, Heather Beberay, Brian Bennett

Votes: 95

34. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Miss America (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: Cherry Jones, Julia Álvarez, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Margaret Cho

Votes: 45

35. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.6
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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 230

36. Tribeca Film Festival Presents (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Stephen A. Vigilante | Stars: Scott Anger, Lauren Bacall, Peter Bart, Lisa Birnbach

Votes: 22

37. This Changes Everything (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.5
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59 Metascore

A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Director: Avi Lewis | Star: Stacey Arwen Raab

Votes: 429 | Gross: $0.01M

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

Documentary

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Director: Marshall Curry

Votes: 6

39. Strong Island (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Documentary

6.4
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86 Metascore

Examining the violent death of the filmmaker's brother and the judicial system that allowed his killer to go free, this documentary interrogates murderous fear and racialized perception, ... See full summary »

Director: Yance Ford | Stars: Yance Ford, Harvey Walker, Kevin Myers, Lauren Ford

Votes: 2,365

40. Risk (I) (2016)

86 min | Documentary

6.3
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72 Metascore

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum, Joseph Farrell

Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $0.20M

41. Angels Are Made of Light (2018)

117 min | Documentary

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Director: James Longley

42. Signal to Noise: Life with Television (1996– )

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43. The Senate Speaks (2010)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

44. The Game is On (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

45. Mountains and Clouds (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

46. Marking Up the Dream (2010)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

47. Sam in the Snow (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

48. Making Money Mobile (2010)

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Capturing the game-changing power of cellular telephones to deliver financial services to the poor in earthquake ravaged Haiti, teams are building on models developed in Kenya and elsewhere... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Stack

49. The Kids Across the Hill (2010)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

50. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Al Otro Lado: To the Other Side (2006)

Documentary

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Director: Natalia Almada