Documentaries

by Kepart | created - 16 Sep 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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1. Merchants of Doubt (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe

Votes: 3,355 | Gross: $0.19M

2. A Good American (2015)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

63 Metascore

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on ... See full summary »

Director: Friedrich Moser | Stars: William Binney, Jesselyn Radack, Kirk Wiebe, Diane Roark

Votes: 789

3. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

Denise Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon

Votes: 4,654 | Gross: $0.32M

4. More Than Honey (2012)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

Director: Markus Imhoof | Stars: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller, Liane Singer

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $0.07M

5. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,509 | Gross: $4.31M

6. FrackNation (2013)

PG | 77 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Journalist Phelim McAleer faces bogus lawsuits, gun threats and intimidation questioning environmentalists and anti-fracking activists in his search for the truth.

Directors: Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, Magdalena Segieda | Stars: Bruce Ames, Karl Canfield, Terry Engelder, Josh Fox

Votes: 868

7. The Short Game (2013)

PG | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

51 Metascore

The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: Amari Avery, Jed Dy, Allan Kournikova, Zamokuhle Nxasana

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

69 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.25M

9. Galápagos (2006– )
Episode: Islands That Changed the World (2006)

TV-G | 51 min | Documentary

When Charles Darwin visited the Galapágos Islands on September 15th 1835, his experiences and studies of the unique environment would come to change the understanding of life on Earth.

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Richard Wollocombe, Tom Hiddleston, Stacy Keach

Votes: 46

10. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Newton's Dark Secrets (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

The auction of some of Newton's papers early in the 20th century uncovers the fact that he had a side other than the genius mathematician and visionary the world knew him as.

Director: Chris Oxley | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Roger Braban, Jed Buchwald, Gale Christianson

Votes: 52

11. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,244 | Gross: $0.27M

12. Get Bruce (1999)

R | 82 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see... See full summary »

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Nathan Lane

Votes: 575 | Gross: $0.04M

13. 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: 58,890 | Gross: $3.29M

14. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,027 | Gross: $2.83M

15. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 23,482

16. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,598 | Gross: $23.81M

17. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 53,570 | Gross: $77.44M

18. Betting on Zero (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.

Director: Ted Braun | Star: William Ackman

Votes: 3,822

19. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Family, Music

71 Metascore

The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

Director: Marilyn Agrelo | Stars: Heather Berman, Emma Therese Biegacki, Eva Carrozza, Evangelina Carrozzo

Votes: 3,259 | Gross: $8.04M

20. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

74 Metascore

A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev

Votes: 3,008 | Gross: $0.23M

21. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,687 | Gross: $0.06M

22. 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: 15,372

23. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 14,009



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