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1. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change to the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Al Gore, Cory Booker, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 7,002 | Gross: $3.50M

2. Food Evolution (2016)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Using the controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, 'Food Evolution' shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Raoul Adamchak, Charles Benbrook, Karl Haro von Mogel, Tamar Haspel

Votes: 518 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Trophy (2017)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.

Directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz | Stars: Tim Black, Philip Glass, Christo Gomes, John Hume

Votes: 511 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Sport

66 Metascore

This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Nick Carroll, Darrick Doerner, Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece

Votes: 377 | Gross: $0.18M

5. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Directors: Anna Chai, Nari Kye | Stars: Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Anthony Bourdain

Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Silvana - Väck mig när ni vaknat (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Film about Swedish artist and feminist Silvana Imam.

Directors: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis | Stars: Beatrice Eli, Silvana Imam

Votes: 477

7. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Buttram

Votes: 217

8. Strong Island (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

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

Votes: 2,965

9. Love Means Zero (2017)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

Nick Bollettieri coached a generation of tennis champions, but his relentless desire to win cost him the relationship he valued most.

Director: Jason Kohn | Stars: Nick Bollettieri, Andre Agassi, Carling Bassett, John F. Bassett

Votes: 266

10. Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A famous television personality struggles to restore science to its rightful place in a world hostile to evidence and reason.

Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Ann Druyan, Heather Berlin

Votes: 865 | Gross: $0.07M

11. Winnerbäck - Ett slags liv (2017)

90 min | Documentary

Lars Winnerbäck celebrates 20 years as an artist.

Director: Øystein Karlsen | Star: Lars Winnerbäck

Votes: 134

12. 11/8/16 (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

On the morning of Election Day 2016, Americans of all stripes woke up and went about living their lives. These were the hours leading up to Donald Trump's unexpected, earth-shaking victory, but, of course, no one knew that yet.

Directors: Duane Andersen, Don Argott, Yung Chang, Garth Donovan, Petra Epperlein, Vikram Gandhi, Raul Gasteazoro, J. Gonçalves, Andrew Grace, Alma Har'el, Sheena M. Joyce, Daniel Junge, Alison Klayman, Ciara Lacy, Martha Shane, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Bassam Tariq, Michael Tucker | Star: Abby Linne

Votes: 239

13. Mission Blue (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

77 Metascore

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

Directors: Robert Nixon, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Barbara Block, James Cameron, Michael deGruy, Sylvia Earle

Votes: 1,295

14. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,824 | Gross: $1.33M

15. A Plastic Ocean (2016)

102 min | Documentary

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Leeson | Stars: David Attenborough, Sylvia Earle, Ben Fogle, Craig Leeson

Votes: 1,755

16. Virunga (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, War

95 Metascore

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

Votes: 9,148

17. The Ivory Game (2016)

112 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani | Stars: Andrea Crosta, Ian Stevenson, Prince William

Votes: 2,443

18. Santoalla (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Mystery

68 Metascore

A Dutch couple, Martin and Margo Verfondern, move to a remote Spanish village of Santoalla to start a new life. There is conflict with the Spanish residents, resulting in the disappearance of Martin.

Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer | Stars: Margo Verfondern, Martin Verfondern, Manolo Rodríguez, Jovita Rodríguez

Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 3,247 | Gross: $1.72M

20. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

CONOR McGREGOR: NOTORIOUS, filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all- areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Audie Attar, Ryan Buescher, Kiefer Crosbie

Votes: 3,496

21. Gleason (2016)

R | 110 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses.

Director: Clay Tweel | Stars: Steve Gleason, Mike Gleason, Scott Fujita, Mike McKenzie

Votes: 2,237 | Gross: $0.58M

22. Tarzan's Testicles (2017)

105 min | Documentary

A film about utopias and a metaphoric drama that threads the similar destinies of monkeys and men.

Director: Alexandru Solomon

Votes: 86

23. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 10,005

24. The Final Year (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power, John Kerry, Susan Rice

Votes: 2,216 | Gross: $0.19M

25. Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)

G | 95 min | Documentary, Family

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber | Stars: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan

Votes: 2,036 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Mr. Chibbs (2017)

G | 86 min | Documentary

"Mr. Chibbs" is an observational feature length documentary that follows NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson, in the midst of a mid life crisis, dealing with drinking issues, attempting to get a ... See full summary »

Director: Jill Campbell | Stars: Kenny Anderson, Natasha Anderson, Nate Archibald, Tiki Barber

Votes: 65 | Gross: $0.01M

27. The Gateway Bug (2017)

TV-14 | 84 min | Documentary

Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. The Gateway Bug explores how changing daily eating habits can feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time.

Director: Johanna B. Kelly | Stars: Andrew Zimmern, Terese Pagh, Tom DeNucci, Syrie Moskowitz

Votes: 45

28. Superswede: En film om Ronnie Peterson (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The life of swedish racecar legend Ronnie Peterson.

Director: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer | Stars: Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nina Kennedy, Niki Lauda

Votes: 875



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