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1. Pope Francis - A Man Of His Word (2018)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pope Francis, Ignazio Oliva, Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea, Joe Biden

Votes: 1,534 | Gross: $1.82M

2. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 5,437 | Gross: $3.03M

3. The Old Man and the Sea: Return to Cuba (2018)

76 min | Documentary

Life on the sea is beautiful and deadly, and we see both sides of that story through the eyes of a man who's sailed his entire life. Featuring Finbar Gittelman and his beloved Schooner Wolf... See full summary »

Director: Matt Dean | Star: Finbar Gittelman

4. Pandas (2018)

G | 42 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

In the mountains of Sichuan, China, a researcher forms a bond with Qian Qian, a panda who is about to experience nature for the first time.

Directors: David Douglas, Drew Fellman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Wen Lei Bi, Rong Hou, Ben Kilham

Votes: 416 | Gross: $2.89M

5. Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Director: Weiwei Ai | Stars: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Weiwei Ai

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $0.53M

6. Arthur Miller: Writer (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 98 min | Documentary

Rebecca Miller's film is a portrait of her father, his times and insights, built around impromptu interviews shot over many years in the family home. This celebration of the great American ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Joan Allen, Joan Copeland, Peter Falk, Clark Gable

Votes: 300

7. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 20,256

8. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 421

9. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 421

10. Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial & Depiction (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, History

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 421

11. 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: 3,410 | Gross: $1.72M

12. Daughters of Destiny (2017– )

60 min | Documentary

Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth follows a group of rural India's most disadvantaged children over the course of seven years.

Stars: Shilpa Anthony Raj, Abraham George, Ajit George, Mariam George

Votes: 564

13. Divine Divas (2016)

110 min | Documentary, Musical

The Divine Divas are the icons of the first generation of Brazilian transvestite artists in the 1960's. One of the first stages to host men dressed as women was the Rival Theatre, ran by ... See full summary »

Director: Leandra Leal | Stars: Rogéria, Jane di Castro, Valéria, Camille K.

Votes: 234

14. Destination Unknown (2017)

81 min | Documentary, History, War

75 Metascore

Destination Unknown blends intimate testimony with immersive archive to bring the stories of twelve Holocaust survivors to the screen.

Director: Claire Ferguson | Stars: Frank Blaichman, Roman Ferber, Stanley Glogover, Marsha Kreuzman

Votes: 22

15. Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul (2017)

90 min | Documentary

The story of singer Joe Cocker is told through archive footage and interviews for close associates.

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Joe Cocker, Phil Crookes, Vic Cocker, Ray Charles

Votes: 661

16. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 14,657 | Gross: $7.12M

17. Gilbert (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

73 Metascore

GILBERT is a wildly funny and unexpectedly poignant portrait of the life and career of one of comedy's most iconic figures, Gilbert Gottfried.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Gilbert Gottfried, Dave Attell, Joy Behar, Richard Belzer

Votes: 554

18. Architects of Denial (2017)

102 min | Documentary

Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is... See full summary »

Director: David Lee George | Stars: Taner Akçam, Julian Assange, Jonathan Babington-Heina, George Clooney

Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production (2017)

Documentary

Up until just over 30 years ago, when the desktop computer debuted, the whole design production process would have been done primarily by hand, and with the aide of analog machines. The ... See full summary »

Director: Briar Levit | Stars: Paul Brainerd, Colin Brignall, Lou Brooks, James Craig

Votes: 33

20. 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: 2,499

21. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 8,120 | Gross: $0.13M

22. A German Life (2016)

107 min | Documentary, Biography

Brunhilde Pomsel describes herself as an "apolitical girl" and a "figure on the margins," but she got closer to one of the worst criminals in world history than anyone else left alive. ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer | Star: Brunhilde Pomsel

Votes: 249

23. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 20,800

24. Food Choices (2016)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Siewierski | Stars: Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Ashlee Piper

Votes: 2,778

25. Homo Sapiens (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

Homo Sapiens shows stunning images of forgotten places, buildings we constructed and then left.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Votes: 744

26. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Nancy Rooney, Harry Mapplethorpe, George Stack, Robert Mapplethorpe

Votes: 1,147

27. SOMM: Into the Bottle (2015)

90 min | Documentary

The history, politics, pleasure, and BS of wine told through opening ten very different bottles.

Director: Jason Wise | Stars: Silvia Altare, Brian Carmody, Ian Cauble, Jean-Louis Chave

Votes: 1,443

28. Prescription Thugs (2015)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young | Stars: Jeff Hatch, Chris Leben, Matthew Wiese

Votes: 1,938

29. Terra (2015 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

A visually stunning documentary that reflects human's relationship to other species on Earth as humanity becomes more and more isolated from Nature.

Directors: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot | Star: Vanessa Paradis

Votes: 1,538

30. Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Steve Jordan, Keith Richards, Waddy Wachtel, Tom Waits

Votes: 2,531

31. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 18,769

32. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,824 | Gross: $1.34M

33. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Director: Denny Tedesco | Stars: Denny Tedesco, Brian Wilson, Dick Clark, Cher

Votes: 2,452 | Gross: $0.80M

34. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,420

35. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

60 Metascore

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »

Director: Yael Melamede | Star: Dan Ariely

Votes: 1,836

36. Sugar Coated (2015)

90 min | Documentary

How the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time.

Director: Michèle Hozer | Stars: Gary Taubes, Robert Lustig, Craig Wilcox, Alexis Gomez

Votes: 756

37. Tales by Light (2015– )

23 min | Documentary

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft.

Stars: Art Wolfe, Eric Cheng, Stephen Dupont, Angela Scott

Votes: 1,515

38. The Human Experiment (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products.

Directors: Don Hardy, Dana Nachman | Star: Sean Penn

Votes: 617

39. Ecco Homo (2015)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

Provocateur, artist, performer: Peter Vanessa "Troy" Davies was a chameleon. Using layers of identity at will, Davies charmed his way through a lifetime of secrets and lies, prostitution, art, HIV, abuse, incest and gender subversion, leaving a legacy of unanswered questions, influential performances and reams of enigmatic home video.

Directors: Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn | Stars: James Andrews, Matthew Connell, Dana Miltins, Jagger Serafin

Votes: 9

40. Project Cancer (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Ulay is conceptual artist Frank Uwe Laysiepen, whose photography pushed the boundaries of the medium, and whose love affair with Marina Ambramovic produced some of the world's best-known ... See full summary »

Director: Damjan Kozole | Stars: Ulay, Marina Abramovic, Chrissie Iles, Roselee Goldberg

Votes: 22

41. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Pollan

Votes: 11,039 | Gross: $1.54M

42. Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, News

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the ... See full summary »

Director: Lathe Poland | Stars: Lathe Poland, Eric Carlsen, Daniel Damiano, Jonathan Bailor

Votes: 200

43. Cereal Killers Movie (2013)

Documentary

A documentary about one man's attempt to turn the food pyramid on its head. Donal O'Neill ditches wheat and sugar in a food plan consisting of 70% fat - under the guidance of legendary South African Sports Scientist Prof. Tim Noakes.

Director: Yolanda Barker | Stars: Donal O'Neill, Tim Noakes, John Briffa

Votes: 156

44. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 735

45. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson | Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 10,717

46. GMO OMG (2013)

90 min | Documentary

6.5