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1. Loose Change: Second Edition (2005 Video)

82 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery

Votes: 4,726

2. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,627 | Gross: $2.28M

4. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 44,447 | Gross: $0.87M

5. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

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: 39,080 | Gross: $14.36M

6. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

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: 47,124 | Gross: $4.42M

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

TV-G | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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: 142 | Gross: $0.07M

8. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,147

9. Tao of Peace (2010)

100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

13 people on a road-trip from Jerusalem to Tripoli looking for peace.

Director: Anton Pichler | Stars: Mohammad Alarja, Ray Benson, Gil Fogel, Lauren Frayer

Votes: 64

10. Metaphysia 2012 (2010)

108 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Sean M. Fisher explores the metaphysical mysteries behind the ancient Maya prophecies for 2012.

Director: Sean M. Fisher | Stars: Darryl Anka, Michael Beckwith, The Dalai Lama, Steven Hairfield

Votes: 23

11. Stand Up, Fight Back (2010)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In Boston, the organization City Life/Vida Urbana seeks to help locals who have had their homes foreclosed on and face the threat of eviction. Through interviews with organizers and members... See full summary »

Directors: Anna Bick Rowe, Andrew Jenkins, Sara Sun, Bruce Wang | Stars: Marshall Cooper Jr., Melonie Griffiths, Dave Grossman, Yannis M. Ioannides

Votes: 9

12. Clouds Fly West - Oblatsite letiat na zapad (2010)

22 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The 22-minute film brings together topics that should not fit in a sentence. The movie begins in a remote rural village in Bulgaria, only to zoom out and go back 200,000 years ago in time ... See full summary »

Director: Vesko Cholakov | Star: Vesko Cholakov

Votes: 35

13. Goold's Gold (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

An offbeat global warming adventure that follows geophysicist Jonathan Goold as he hunts for gold where no man has ever set foot - on land exposed by Alaska's melting glaciers.

Directors: Tucker Capps, Ryan Sevy

Votes: 22

14. Once I Was a Champion (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Adventure seeker, fighter, philosopher, writer and alcoholic died on September 8th, 2008 in the desert north of Brawley, California. He was on a quest to find buried treasure. "Treasure" does not necessarily refer to something material.

Director: Gerard Roxburgh | Stars: Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, John Herzfeld

Votes: 211

15. Luna (2009 Video)

PG | 53 min | Documentary

There are things on the moon beyond comprehension.

Director: Jose Escamilla | Star: Jose Escamilla

Votes: 23

16. American Mystic (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Three different members of fringe religious groups separated themselves from mainstream America to focus on their faiths.

Director: Alex Mar | Star: William Hawk

Votes: 67

17. Black Mold Exposure (2009)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

Imagine becoming so sensitive to almost everything you're exposed to daily like common chemicals, furniture, foods, and pollen that it makes you so ill you can't function. You must isolate ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Roland Williams | Stars: Cheryl Albert, Colin Albert, Frank Albert, Kerri Albert

Votes: 33

18. Stairway from Hell (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

Most of us will never know true poverty. The poverty of watching our children die because we cannot afford a hospital. The poverty of trying to make enough money picking through garbage to ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Bunz | Stars: Remerose Juanitas, Rolando Cumbas, Jenny Balatinsayo, Gloribeth Nieva

Votes: 11

19. China: The Rebirth of an Empire (2010)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, History, News

Peaceful rise or potential threat: What does China's 21st century re-emergence as a great world power mean for the rest of us?

Directors: Jeremy Veverka, Jesse Veverka | Stars: Tenzin Choeying, Kunda Dixit, Chalmers Johnson, Rebiya Kadeer

Votes: 27

20. AbUSed: The Postville Raid (2011)

96 min | Documentary, History, News

It is at once an epic story of survival, hope, and humble aspirations, of triumph, defeat, and rebirth. The face of immigration is revealed through the gripping personal stories of the ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Argueta

Votes: 19

21. 17 Degrees Ain't Nothing (2010)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

17 DEGREES AIN'T NOTHING brings to the forefront issues surrounding homelessness in Atlanta. It places the story of 5 local individuals in the context of a global conversation about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlton Mackey, Dane Jefferson

Votes: 5

22. Accelerating America (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

ACCELERATING AMERICA tells the story of a revolutionary school in Rhode Island that gives inner-city youths who are at risk of dropping out a second chance by accelerating their studies. At... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hotchner | Stars: America, Rob DeBlois, Jason, Yazmine

Votes: 9

24. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 24,412 | Gross: $6.71M

25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 21,130 | Gross: $4.19M

26. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,528 | Gross: $6.38M

27. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,392 | Gross: $1.88M

28. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

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: 21,837 | Gross: $3.12M

29. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,456 | Gross: $1.44M

30. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,764 | Gross: $1.68M

31. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,725 | Gross: $0.94M

32. The Big One (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Elaine Bly, Dan Burns, Chip Carter

Votes: 7,391 | Gross: $0.72M

33. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,811 | Gross: $1.43M

34. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian

Votes: 12,371

35. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite, Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman

Votes: 5,993 | Gross: $0.24M

36. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory

Votes: 12,725

37. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

45 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daryl Isaacs

Votes: 5,742 | Gross: $0.38M

38. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,291 | Gross: $0.18M

39. 9/11 (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary

A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet | Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi, Joe Casaliggi

Votes: 5,974

40. An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 224 min | Comedy, Documentary

Kevin Smith interacts in Q&A sessions throughout various college stops in the USA.

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, Anthony Snitzer

Votes: 5,871

41. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,190 | Gross: $6.41M

42. Control Room (2004)

84 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,902 | Gross: $2.59M

43. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,197 | Gross: $30.58M

44. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 14,846

45. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,037 | Gross: $1.13M

46. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,151 | Gross: $0.20M

47. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,322 | Gross: $0.20M

48. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary