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1. Her Name Is Sabine (2007)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A sensitive portrait of Sabine Bonnaire, the autistic sister of the french actress Sandrine Bonnaire.

Director: Sandrine Bonnaire | Star: Sabine Bonnaire

Votes: 443

2. My Flesh and Blood (2003)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

Director: Jonathan Karsh | Stars: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom, Joe Tom

Votes: 1,665

3. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 58,892 | Gross: $3.29M

4. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)

R | 92 min | Documentary

Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.

Director: Matthew Ogens | Stars: Christopher Dennis, Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Wenger, Joe McQueen

Votes: 2,070

5. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 38,752 | Gross: $3.23M

6. The September Issue (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Anna Wintour, Thakoon Panichgul, André Leon Talley, Grace Coddington

Votes: 7,039 | Gross: $3.82M

7. Dive! (2010)

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, Family

Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they uncover ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Seifert | Star: Jeremy Seifert

Votes: 273

8. I Think We're Alone Now (2008)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

Two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany.

Director: Sean Donnelly | Stars: Kelly McCormick, Tiffany, Jeff Turner

Votes: 1,265

9. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 10,844 | Gross: $0.03M

10. The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

A hunter in a remote and idyllic forest stumbles on a make shift tent fashioned from sheets of plastic and containing the mummified remains of a corpse. A detailed journal found on site ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Liechti | Stars: Peter Mettler, Alexander Tschernek

Votes: 469

11. Becoming Chaz (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono's gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Cher, Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia, Jimm Giannini

Votes: 310

12. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations.

Director: Matthew Bate | Stars: Eddie Lee Sausage, Mitch Deprey, Daniel Clowes, Ivan Brunetti

Votes: 1,070 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 1,031

14. Of Two Minds (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Of Two Minds explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of three unique and compelling people living with bipolar disorder in America today. Through a combination of intimate... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Blush, Lisa J. Klein | Stars: Terri Cheney, Carlton Davis, Cheri Keating, Jenifer Lewis

Votes: 214

15. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 7,174 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 12,795 | Gross: $0.31M

17. Mortified Nation (2013)

84 min | Documentary

Adults share their most embarrassing teenage writings and art in front of total strangers at Mortified stage shows across the country, as the filmmakers explore what the show's popularity says about all of us.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Jenny Bergman, Alexander Burke, Cecil Castellucci, Tynan DeLong

Votes: 919

18. Broadway Idiot (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

51 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at Green Day's "American Idiot" album becoming a punk rock Broadway musical.

Director: Doug Hamilton | Stars: Michael Mayer, Steven Hoggett, Tom Kitt, Christine Jones

Votes: 589 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

For Jimmy Lee Lindsay, life was a mosh pit. Whether it was growing up among crack addicts on the rough side of Memphis, or his years in the rough-and-tumble underground rock scene of the '... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Hammond, Ian Markiewicz | Stars: Jay Reatard, King Louie Bankston, Shawn Foree, Ryan Rousseau

Votes: 133

20. Just, Melvin: Just Evil (2000)

96 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at the director James Ronald Whitney's family history of incest spanning at least three generations and the devastating consequences that include drug abuse and alcoholism.

Director: James Ronald Whitney | Stars: James Ronald Whitney, Melvin Just

Votes: 1,470

21. Children of Darkness (1983)

57 min | Documentary

A significant number of American children and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Thomas, Richard Kotuk, John Brooks, Billy Calhoun

Votes: 295

22. Superheroes (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Director: Michael Barnett | Stars: Dale Pople, Robin S. Rosenberg

Votes: 1,630

23. Magic Camp (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Family

Welcome to the real Hogwarts. To cope with the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place where they can be themselves: Tannen's Magic Camp, the most prestigious magic institution in the world.

Director: Judd Ehrlich | Stars: Jonah Conlin, Zach Ivins, Zoe Reiches, Reed Spool

Votes: 206

24. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Price of Gold (2014)

TV-G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The world couldn't keep its eyes off two athletes at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer - Nancy Kerrigan, the elegant brunette and Tonya Harding, the feisty blonde engulfed in scandal. ... See full summary »

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Oksana Baiul, Mahlon Bradley, Vincent Buscemi, Connie Chung

Votes: 822

25. How to Die in Oregon (2011)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Harry Bruton, Ray Carnay, Cody Curtis, Paul Darley

Votes: 1,780



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