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1. 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: 529 | Gross: $0.02M

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.

NETFLIX - FEB 2018

2. Sacred Cod: The Fight for a New England Tradition (2016)

PG | 46 min | Documentary

Bestselling author and researcher Freddy Silva reveals how ancient sacred sites and real crop circles contain an energy code.

Directors: David Abel, Andy Laub, Steve Liss

Votes: 16

SACRED COD chronicles the collapse of the historic cod fishery in the waters off New England. Scientists and environmental advocates have attributed the collapse to overfishing, climate change, and government mismanagement.

3. The Flat (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.

Director: Arnon Goldfinger | Stars: Michael Adler, Yaron Amit, Avrham Barkai, Meital Beili

Votes: 1,437 | Gross: $0.47M

As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.

An old clipping from a Nazi publication with the headline “A Nazi Goes to Palestine” stars none other than his grandparents’ closest friend Leopold von Mildenstein, which gets Goldfinger wondering who his grandparents really were and why Nazis would be traveling to visit them after the war.

HULU - SEPT 2019

4. Peace Officer (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

75 Metascore

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson | Star: William 'Dub' Lawrence

Votes: 408 | Gross: $0.03M

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later.

HULU - FEB 2018 AMAZON - JUNE 2018

5. Grange Fair: An American Tradition (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

This narrative, character based film chronicles a vanishing piece of Americana, the last remaining agricultural encampment fair in the country, and the families who spend months preparing ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Myers

Votes: 19

The film follows eight individual characters throughout the year leading up to the fair, and then presents their dramatic tales as their paths cross at the event itself.

AMAZON - JUNE 2018

6. Miss Betty's American History Tours: George Washington's Home Town (2008 Video)

Unrated | 48 min | Documentary

An enlightening and often humorous look at the colorful characters and events of George Washington's home town, Alexandria, VA from its founding through the early 19th century.

Director: Robert Rector | Star: Betty Ward

An enlightening and often humorous look at the colorful characters and events of George Washington's home town, Alexandria, VA from its founding through the early 19th century.

7. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,879 | Gross: $0.89M

Documentary, Biography - An investigator sets out to unravel a mystery about a 13-year-old boy who vanished in Texas only to show up three years later in Spain.

TUBI - SEPT 2019

8. Starboard Light (2015)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

Sometimes the greatest adventure is the journey home. A love letter to loss spanning five generations, Starboard Light shows us how to hold on. In Starboard Light, a family must witness the... See full summary »

Director: Nick Fitzhugh | Stars: Brooke Andrews, Darryl Andrews, Peter Andrews, Rebecca Andrews

Votes: 41

Documentary - Sometimes the greatest adventure is the journey home. A family must witness the disappearance of a century of family memories when they sell their 210 year old summer home on Cape Cod.

AMAZON - SEPT 2019

9. A Fall from Freedom (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

The first comprehensive film to reveal the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin entertainment business. Many of these marine parks and aquariums are directly or ... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Andrews, Ken Balcomb, Hardy Jones, Lori Marino

Votes: 70

Documentary - Narrated by Mike Farrell, this powerful documentary is the first comprehensive film to reveal the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin entertainment business.

An in-depth look at these illegal practices as well as government's incompetence, many of these marine parks are exposed in their responsibilities for the deaths of the very animals they use for public entertainment.

AMAZON - SEPT 2019

10. The Elephant in the Living Room (2010)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Webber | Stars: Tim Harrison, Terry Brumfield, Russ Clear, Casey Craig

Votes: 965

Documentary - Praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, director Michael Webber exposes the controversial American subculture of raising wild predators as common household pets.

VUDU - SEPT 2019

11. Unbranded (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Baribeau | Stars: Ben Masters, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover, Ben Thamer

Votes: 1,290

Documentary - Unbranded follows four men and sixteen mustangs on an epic 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada through the American West to inspire adoptions for the 50,000 wild horses and burros in government captivity.

AMAZON - FEB 2018

12. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, History

Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

Votes: 913

Documentary, History - (have seen, watch again while available) Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

AMAZON - FEB 2018

13. Great White Shark: Beyond the Cage of Fear (2013 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

One of the world's most feared sea creatures, the Great White Shark, is profiled in this doc. While the Great White is notorious for violent power, there is more to these creatures, as ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Morris | Stars: Hannah Fraser, Mark Healey, Mike Hoover, Mauricio Hoyos

Votes: 33

Documentary - One of the world's most feared sea creatures, the Great White Shark, is profiled in this doc. While the Great White is notorious for violent power, there is more to these creatures, as you'll see in the profile of Bruce, a Great White who forms a bond with several scientists.

AMAZON - FEB 2018

14. Tudor Monastery Farm (2013– )

History

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold turn the clock back 500 years to the early Tudor period to become tenant farmers on monastery land.

Stars: Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman, Geraldine James, Tom Pinfold

Votes: 186

15. Oscar's Black Odyssey: From Hatte to Halle (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Between 1939 and 2002, black actors and actresses received a combined total of 39 Academy Award nominations - only a handful made the odyssey to the podium to possess the Golden Man. ... See full summary »

Director: Obba Babatundé

Votes: 7

Documentary, History - Between 1939 and 2002, Black actors and Actresses received a combined total of 30 Academy Award nominations - only a handful made the odyssey to the podium to possess the Golden Man. This special program is filled with rare footage, photographs and long lost trailers of performances in Oscar recognized films from "Gone with the Wind" to "Monster's Ball". Starring Laurence Fishburne, Halle Berry, Cuba Gooding Jr. AMAZON - FEB 2018

16. Not Black Enough (2017)

83 min | Documentary

Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the black community. The film takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, ... See full summary »

Director: Tracey Anarella | Star: Elainey Bass

Votes: 26

Documentary - "Not Black Enough", a film about class warfare in the Black community, takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest and insightful look into a seldom-explored phenomenon - the ostracizing of Blacks for being 'Not Black Enough'. Interviews with Vanessa Williams, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Petey Pablo. AMAZON - FEB 2018

17. The Negro Soldier (1944)

43 min | Documentary, Drama, War

Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gertrude Elise Ayer, Richmond Barthé, Erich Borchmeyer, William Broadus

Votes: 540

Documentary, History - Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers. Starring Jesse Owens, Joe Louis AMAZON - FEB 2018

18. One Nation Under Trump (2016)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

One Nation Under Trump is the first comprehensive feature documentary to delve into the zeitgeist of the unstoppable Donald Trump revolution, from the ground floor all the way to the pinnacle of the 2016 American political landscape.

Director: Jim Gufferson | Stars: Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Jimmy Fallon, Megyn Kelly

Votes: 271

AMAZON - JUNE 2018

19. Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017)

TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary

Unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of candidate Trump, from the primaries through the debates to the dawning realization that the controversial businessman will become the 45th President of the United States.

Directors: Ted Bourne, Mary Robertson, Banks Tarver | Stars: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Donald Trump

Votes: 621

20. Trump: An American Dream (2017)

Documentary, Biography

British documentary series exploring the extraordinary journey of Donald Trump through five decades.

Stars: Colin Tierney, Nikki Haskell, Rona Barrett, Wayne Barrett

Votes: 2,209

21. Trump vs. Clinton: Clash of the Titans (2016)

90 min | Documentary

Trump vs Clinton is the first comprehensive feature documentary to delve into the most historic election of our lifetime. With the zeitgeist of the unstoppable Donald Trump revolution only ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Geoffrey | Star: Donald Trump

Votes: 18

22. The Trump Effect: Deprogramming the American Mind (2017 Video)

59 min | Documentary

THE TRUMP EFFECT: DEPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN MIND explores the psychological meaning of Donald J. Trump's election as President of the United States as "Deprogrammer in Chief".

Director: Agustín Blázquez | Stars: Laurence Jarvik, Donald Trump

Votes: 22

23. Trumpocalypse Now! (2017)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary

A new documentary exploring Donald Trump's White House.

Director: BC Fourteen

Votes: 11

24. Rise of the Trolls (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 52 min | Documentary

Has internet anonymity unleashed a 'dark demon' lurking in all of us? A film that reveals the hard truths surrounding anonymity, dark instincts and freedom on the internet. Smartphones have... See full summary »

Directors: Jonathan Baltrusaitis, Paul Kemp

Votes: 21

Documentary - Has internet anonymity unleashed a 'dark demon' lurking in all of us? A film that reveals the hard truths surrounding anonymity, dark instincts and freedom on the internet. Smartphones have put the internet into our pockets and billions of people around the world are now connected online. 52 minutes AMAZON - FEB 2018

25. Trouble in the Peace (2012)

94 min | Documentary

TROUBLE IN THE PEACE is the story of a growing grassroots revolution against the multinational energy extraction industry. The film offers an unflinching look into the dark viscous world of... See full summary »

Director: Julian T. Pinder

Votes: 13

DOCUMENTARY - When livestock begin dying and children become mysteriously ill after gas leaks, a series of bombs are set off on the pipelines in reaction. The gas company announces a 1 million dollar reward for the capture of the pipeline bomber, which viciously tears the community apart. But after the dust settles, the surprising and inspiring result is of people coming together with a common goal.

AMAZON - JUNE 2018

26. The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania (2005)

89 min | Documentary

In this documentary, Sarah Rush takes us back to the coal-mining town of her youth -- Carmichaels, Penn., population: 556. At the 50th anniversary of the Coal Queen Pageant in August 2003, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jody Eldred, David Hunt | Stars: Norrell Moore, Andrea Patrick, Sarah Rush

Votes: 49

Documentary - Sara Rush travels back to her hometown of Carmichaels, PA to offer a humorous account of small-town America in this documentary tracing her childhood in the quiet, coal mining community and her eventual crowning as the "Coal Queen" in the annual Coal Queen Pageant, which celebrated its fiftieth year in August of 2003.

27. Missing Mom (2016)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Filmmaker Rob McCallum hits the road with his brother Chris Byford in search of their Mom who's been missing for almost 25 years.

Directors: Robert McCallum, Jordan Christopher Morris | Stars: Christopher Byford, Robert McCallum, Jordan Christopher Morris

Votes: 245

DOCUMENTARY - This multi-award winning documentary shows film director, Rob McCallum and his brother, Chris, a police officer, searching for their Mom who's been missing for almost 25 years. The pair interview reluctant family members, discover distorted truths about their past, and follow a series of cryptic clues from Las Vegas to Canada in a tale that's full of suspense and mystery.

AMAZON - MARCH 2018

28. OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine (2016)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary

OUTATIME... tells the incredible comeback story of the world's most famous movie car - the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future. Plagued by souvenir hunters, rats, and the elements... See full summary »

Director: Steve Concotelli | Stars: Sean Bishop, Dan Botkin, Mark Dehlinger, Eddie Dennis

Votes: 52

DOCUMENTARY - Plagued by decades of harsh conditions, the original DeLorean Time Machine seemed destined for the junkyard. "Outatime" chronicles the efforts of Bob Gale, Universal Studios, and "Back to the Future" fans as they work together to save this cinema icon.

AMAZON - MARCH 2018

29. Vernon, Florida (1981)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary on the eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins, George Harris, Joe Payne

Votes: 2,846

Vernon, Florida DOCUMENTARY - The camera sits back and lets the subjects do the work as Morris visits different personalities-a determined turkey hunter, a curious minister, a laconic policeman-in this tiny southern town.

NETFLIX - MARCH 2018

Christmas Cracker DOCUMENTARY - It's more than a slight case of holiday madness for these Christmas-obsessed people, who love to celebrate Yuletide -- sometimes all year long.

NETFLIX - MARCH 2018

31. Dark Horse (2015)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

75 Metascore

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Jan Vokes, Howard Davies, Brian 'Daisy' Vokes, Angela Davies

Votes: 930

Dark Horse DOCUMENTARY - An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse AMAZON/NO - MARCH 2018

32. Jaws of Death (1977)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure

A group of researchers attempt to communicate, film and swim with killer whales in picturesque Alert Bay.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Arthur Franz, Erich Hoyt, Jim Hunter, Stan Waterman

Votes: 44

DOCUMENTARY - A group of researchers attempt to communicate, film and swim with killer whales in picturesque Alert Bay. AMAZON/NO - MARCH 2018

33. Goodnight, Sugar Babe: The Killing of Vera Jo Reigle (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

The discovery of the mutilated body of a mentally challenged young mother begins a journey into madness that is so unbelievable the mastermind behind the crime ultimately got away with ... See full summary »

Director: J. David Miles | Stars: Lisa Baer, Danny Bixler, Desta Bixler, Jamie Bracy

Votes: 450

(Documentary, Biography, Crime) The discovery of the mutilated body of a mentally challenged young mother begins a journey into madness that is so unbelievable the mastermind behind the crime ultimately got away with murder.

Revealing for the first time how and why it happened filmmaker J. David Miles ventures into the insane mind of a small town crime family's matriarch and uncovers a conspiracy that continues to elude law enforcement to this very day.

AMAZON - JUNE 2018

34. The Pink House (2017)

76 min | Documentary

With the oldest working brothel in remote Kalgoorlie facing extinction, Madam Carmel and her longest serving sex worker BJ, are bound together by the past, and by their precarious future.

Director: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein

Votes: 17

DOCUMENTARY - With the oldest working brothel in remote Kalgoorlie facing extinction, Madam Carmel and her longest serving sex worker BJ, are bound together by the past, and by their precarious future.

AMAZON - APRIL 2018

35. Vigée Le Brun: The Queens Painter (2015 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A renowned painter and a free-thinker, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is still considered ahead of her time. Follow the artist's adventures over the course of her nearly 90-year life in this captivating docudrama.

Director: Arnaud Xainte | Stars: Stéphane Ronchewski, Xavier Salmon, Katharine Baetjer, Joseph Baillio

Votes: 22

DOCUMENTARY - A renowned painter and a free-thinker, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is still considered ahead of her time. Follow the artist's adventures over the course of her nearly 90-year life in this captivating docudrama.

AMAZON - APRIL 2018

36. Leftovers (I) (2017)

70 min | Documentary, Animation

Photographer Seth Hancock was ASKED to make a documentary on a subject matter that meant nothing to him - Senior Citizens and Hunger. So he traveled across America to discover why senior ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Hancock | Stars: Seth Hancock, Shane Bernardo, Beverly Berry, Enid Borden

Votes: 36

DOCUMENTARY - The documentary Leftovers is about a journey across the country to understand why senior citizens are the fastest growing group of people going hungry in America.

AMAZON & HULU - APRIL 2018

37. Take My Nose... Please! (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

A seriously-funny and wickedly-subversive look at the role of comedy in examining the pressures on women to be attractive and society's desire and shame relationship with plastic surgery.

Director: Joan Kron | Stars: Emily Askin, Jacque Lynn Foltyn, Judy Gold, Barbara Wallace Grossman

Votes: 21

DOCUMENTARY - A wickedly subversive look at how female comedians shed light on societal pressures placed on women to be attractive.

HULU - APRIL 2018

38. Dina (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | Stars: Dina Buno, Scott Levin, Frank Costanzo, Jeannie Levin

Votes: 577 | Gross: $0.09M

DOCUMENTARY - An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.

HULU - AUG 2019

39. Asperger's Are Us (2016)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe "Asperger's Are Us" will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.

Director: Alex Lehmann | Stars: Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke, New Michael Ingemi

Votes: 538

In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe "Asperger's Are Us" will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.

40. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Lorraine Barrett, June Downs

Votes: 12,125 | Gross: $2.40M

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

HULU - JUNE 2018

41. Soul of a Banquet (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

A documentary on Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Cecilia Chiang, Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters

Votes: 54

A documentary on Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America.

HULU - MAY 2018

42. The Other F Word (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads? With a large chorus of Punk Rock's leading men - Blink-182's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins | Stars: Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Tony Cadena, Rob Chaos

Votes: 1,786 | Gross: $0.05M

DOCUMENTARY - What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads?

HULU - MAY 2018

43. Private Violence (2014)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Oklahoma Cop Deanna was kidnapped by Robbie, her estranged husband, and beaten in the cab of his truck over a harrowing four-day journey. They were pulled over by police and she was taken ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Hill | Stars: Kit Gruelle, Deanna Walters, Stacy Cox, Kimlani Ford

Votes: 230

Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home.

AMAZON - JUNE 2018 LEAVING HULU - END OF JUNE 2018

44. Mercury 13 (2018)

TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary