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1. We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (2010)

PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

WE STILL LIVE HERE: As Nutayunean tells the amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in this country. Four ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Makepeace | Stars: Jason Baird, Jessie Baird, Mae Alice Baird, Eva Blake

Votes: 38

2. One Big Hapa Family (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

And you thought your family was mixed up.

Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns | Stars: Candace Bradford, Geri Bradford, Jordan Bradford, Makenna Bradford

Votes: 47

3. The Loving Story (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Jane Alexander, Lindsay Almond Jr., Edward L. Ayers, Leon M. Bazile

Votes: 658

4. Got the Facts on Milk? (2008)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

A comical fast paced feature documentary, that questions the health benefits of milk.

Director: Shira Lane | Stars: T.C. Campbell, James LeQuang, Jennifer Ricciardi, Antonin Oulicky

Votes: 228

5. Race to Nowhere (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents... See full summary »

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Votes: 189

6. Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation (2010)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Thirteen years, two inspiring women, both radical activists-one conversation. MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING is a historically rich and unique documentary about two formidable women who share a ... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Griffith, H.L.T. Quan

7. In the Land of the Free... (2010)

84 min | Documentary

Tells the shocking and unbelievable story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, three black men from rural Louisiana who were held in solitary confinement in the biggest prison... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Bee, Robert King, Malik Rahim

Votes: 46

8. Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the "Corps" and was responsible for indoctrinating ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Hardmon, Rachel Libert | Stars: Jerry Ensminger, Michael Partain

Votes: 126

9. Motherland (2010)

123 min | Documentary

Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Molefi Kete Asante, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, Tony Browder

Votes: 63

10. Death of Two Sons (2006)

64 min | Documentary

An African's death in America and an American's death in Africa highlight disparities in the way that human life is valued.

Director: Micah Schaffer | Stars: Michelle Lynar Ashley, Raz Chowdhury, Abdoul Salaam Diallo, Abdourahamane Diallo

Votes: 22

11. Food Stamped (2010)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, News

Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Nutrition educator Shira Potash ... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash | Stars: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash

Votes: 126

13. Say My Name (I) (2009)

73 min | Documentary, Music

A story is built around the lives of entrepreneurs, mothers and artists fighting to be themselves in a society that offers few opportunities for women.

Director: Nirit Peled | Stars: Aaries, Erykah Badu, Sparky Dee, Rah Digga

Votes: 18

14. Burning in the Sun (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to ... See full summary »

Directors: Cambria Matlow, Morgan Robinson

Votes: 32

15. Made in Jamaica (2006)

120 min | Documentary, Music

A powerful portrait of the leaders of the reggae music Movement, and how Reggae has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film showcases performances by the best Reggae and Dance Hall artists ever assembled.

Director: Jérôme Laperrousaz | Stars: Brick and Lace, Capleton, Stephen 'Cat' Coore, Joseph Current

Votes: 125

16. A2 (2001)

131 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Tatsuya Mori

Votes: 71

17. A (1998)

136 min | Documentary

Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist sect led by Shoko Asahara and responsible for the 1995 Sarin gas attack on a Tokyo subway, becomes the subject of this documentary.

Director: Tatsuya Mori | Star: Hiroshi Araki

Votes: 226

18. Sentenced Home (2006)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

Raised as Americans in inner city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian refugees each made a rash decision as a teenager that irrevocably shaped their destiny. Years later, facing ... See full summary »

Directors: David Grabias, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Loeun Lun, Kim Ho Ma, Many Uch

Votes: 32

19. The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (2008)

96 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 377

20. A Walk to Beautiful (2007)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

"A Walk to Beautiful" tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Olive Smith

Votes: 166

21. Undocumented (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

A documentary crew accompany a group of undocumented immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Alona Tal, Yancey Arias, Greg Serano

Votes: 1,187

22. The Oath (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal, Troy Lebane

Votes: 755 | Gross: $0.04M

23. How I Became an Elephant (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

One girl's journey to inspire a movement. Juliette is fourteen years old and she is on a mission to save elephants. After single-handedly raising funds Juliette embarks on a life-altering ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Gorski, Synthian Sharp | Stars: Carol Buckley, Lek Chailert, Tim Gorski, Joyce Poole

Votes: 20

24. Plastic Planet (2009)

TV-G | 95 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Boote | Stars: Werner Boote, John Taylor, Peter Lieberzeit, Marques Brown

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Champion (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

Danny Trejo, you know the man. He has fierce tattoos, and frequently plays a thug in your favorite movies. Behind the ink and the wicked characters he plays on screen lies the story of a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Eckardt | Stars: Danny Trejo, Dennis Hopper, Robert Rodriguez, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 395

26. Two Spirits (2009)

R | 65 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that ... See full summary »

Director: Lydia Nibley

Votes: 79

27. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.

Directors: Newton Thomas Sigel, Pamela Yates | Stars: Rigoberta Menchú, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 137

28. How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.

Director: Joe Angio | Stars: Marva Allen, Emanuel Azenberg, Shelley R. Bonus, St. Clair Bourne

Votes: 169

29. Road to the Big Leagues (2008)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Baseball in the Dominican Republic is not just a game. For many Dominicans the long, competitive road to a professional baseball career is one of the few viable alternatives to a life of ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Goodman | Stars: Vladimir Guerrero, Jesus Alou, David Ortiz

Votes: 62

30. Soldier Child (1998)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Soldier Child tells the stories of the atrocities and brutality endured by children forced to serve the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Director: Neil Abramson | Star: Danny Glover

Votes: 36

31. Strange Culture (2007)

75 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary in which actors interpret the legally touchy subject of artist Steve Kurtz, who is being held as a suspected terrorist because of his work.

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, Tilda Swinton, Peter Coyote, Josh Kornbluth

Votes: 347

33. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.05M

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

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News

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: 483 | Gross: $0.10M

35. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $0.23M

36. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 20,918 | Gross: $1.33M

38. Our Story Our Voice (2007)

77 min | Documentary

Our story our voice engages the diverse voices of the dis-empowered in a multi-cultural world that has no multi-culture voice. Beyond the mainstream media and politics of newspapers Our ... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Hakim Adi, Sunara Begum, Ishmahil Blagrove, David Gustave Dawood

Votes: 32

39. Aoki (2009)

94 min | Documentary, History

A documentary film chronicling the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party.

Directors: Mike Cheng, Ben Wang

40. Pururambo (2005)

54 min | Documentary

In the era of satellites, this country of mysteries, myths and undiscovered secrets hides behind green walls of impenetrable deep forest.

Director: Pavol Barabas

Votes: 130

42. Skin Trade (2010)

78 min | Documentary

Fur is sexy, beautiful, sensuous and luxurious. Nothing feels better against your skin, and beautiful, sexy, successful people wear it. Fur is also environmentally friendly and is therefore... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Shane Barbi, Sia Barbi, Ed Begley Jr., James Cromwell

Votes: 31

43. Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (1993)

57 min | Documentary

Biography in political and social context of Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American woman and humanitarian civil rights activist who first became aware of social injustice in the United States ... See full summary »

Director: Rea Tajiri | Star: Yuri Kochiyama

46. A Blooming Business (2009)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Flowers love people. Anyway, that is what the flower growing industry is trying to propagate. But whether flowers actually do love people, well, that remains the question. The largest ... See full summary »

Director: Ton van Zantvoort

Votes: 40

47. The Last Survivor (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy. They work to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Kleiman, Michael Pertnoy

Votes: 32

48. What's on Your Plate? (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Sadie Hope-Gund, Safiyah Kai Riddle, Ana Angel, Matt Carpenter

Votes: 28

49. Counting Headz: South Afrika's Sistaz in Hip Hop (2007)

49 min | Music