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1. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 15,123 | Gross: $0.67M

2. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 6,933 | Gross: $0.38M

3. Hired Gun (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists like Metallica, KISS, and Billy Joel. These hired guns may not be household names, but are still masters of their craft.

Director: Fran Strine | Stars: John 5, Kenny Aronoff, Corey Britz, Kara Britz

Votes: 1,579

4. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,605 | Gross: $0.41M

5. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,767 | Gross: $8.41M

6. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 26,483

7. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,127 | Gross: $4.42M

8. Patient Seventeen (2017)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Mystery

Meet a surgeon who claims to remove highly advanced implants, nanotechnology microchips embedded by aliens, non-humans monitoring our earth. Discover the world of abductions, scalar wave ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: Patient Seventeen, Roger Leir, Steve Colbern, Christopher C.

Votes: 556

9. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.

Director: Matt Schrader | Stars: Marco Beltrami, Jon Burlingame, Leonard Maltin, Bill Field

Votes: 3,390 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Steve Jobs, Alex Gibney, Steve Wozniak, Michael S. Malone

Votes: 5,475 | Gross: $0.49M

11. Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Stephen Rakes, James 'Whitey' Bulger, Tommy Donahue, David Boeri

Votes: 2,759 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Scott Brandt, Don Catlin, Sebastian Coe

Votes: 30,845

13. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Music

63 Metascore

This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Sandra Amador, Michael Bearden, Tony Bennett, BloodPop

Votes: 10,208

14. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Rob Reiner

Votes: 4,680

15. The Commodore Story (2018)

120 min | Documentary

The Commodore Story of the PET Vic20 C64 and Amiga from engineers, games developers and how Commodore influenced the first 8-bit generation users.

Director: Steven Fletcher | Stars: Rob Hubbard, Bil Herd, David Pleasance, Ben Daglish

Votes: 306

16. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 18,129 | Gross: $22.61M

17. 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: 5,215 | Gross: $3.03M

18. Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

TV-14 | 133 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Jane Fonda, Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Nathalie Vadim

Votes: 1,412

19. Love, Gilda (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa D'Apolito | Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader

Votes: 1,089 | Gross: $0.63M

20. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Jim Acosta, Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

Votes: 13,856 | Gross: $6.35M

21. A Leaf of Faith (2018)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

This documentary explores Kratom, a botanical supplement that has been proposed as an alternative to today's opioid painkillers.

Directors: Chris Bell, David Baca Jr. | Stars: Susan Ash, Chris Bell, Mark Bell, Rosemary Bell

Votes: 297

22. The Godfathers of Hardcore (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Follows the two of the most respected men in underground music, Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of the band Agnostic Front.

Director: Ian McFarland | Stars: Roger Miret, Vinnie Stigma, Agnostic Front, Mike Gallo

Votes: 350

23. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 11,928 | Gross: $1.61M

24. The Terry Kath Experience (2016)

80 min | Documentary

A journey into the mind of one of the most underrated guitarists in rock history. Follow Terry's daughter as she discovers the truth around the life and death of a father she never knew.

Director: Michelle Kath Sinclair | Stars: George Buetow, Mat Campbell, Mike Campbell, Peter Cetera

Votes: 120

25. Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking (2012)

125 min | Documentary

A look at Tarantino's career from the beginning, with interviews from co-workers, critics, stars and master filmmakers alike as well as a tribute to his greatest collaborator, Sally Menke.

Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Lawrence Bender, Robert Forster, Richard N. Gladstein

Votes: 100

26. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

Tech tycoon John McAfee made millions from his antivirus software. Now, he may be best known his bizarre and scandalous lifestyle.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Allison Adonizio, Nanette Burstein, John McAfee

Votes: 2,800

27. Drug$ (2018)

80 min | Documentary

A story that unpacks the mystery of modern medicine's skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive.

Director: Jonathan Marshall Thompson | Stars: Jerry Avorn, Elijah Cummings, Merrill Goozner, Aaron Kesselheim

Votes: 111

28. American Circumcision (2017)

TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary

American Circumcision is about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.

Director: Brendon Marotta | Stars: Georgeanne Chapin, Jonathon Conte, Dean Edell, Andrew Freedman

Votes: 461

29. The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms (2015 TV Movie)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary

Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms and reveals where these 2,000-year-old problem solvers came from, how they work, and what they have achieved.

Director: David Briggs | Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Björn Bringert, Patrick Prosser, Leslie Ann Goldberg

Votes: 765

30. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

71 Metascore

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

Votes: 6,489 | Gross: $0.56M

31. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

59 Metascore

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 11,972 | Gross: $0.15M

32. Fyre Fraud (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.

Directors: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason | Stars: Bella Hadid, Ja Rule, Billy McFarland, Jia Tolentino

Votes: 4,198

33. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 2,996 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,349

35. The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti (2019)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary

[HBO] HD. The remarkable tale of NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, whose story encompasses turns as a linebacker, lawyer, sports agent, and more.

Director: Bentley Weiner | Stars: Nick Buoniconti, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 102

36. 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: 2,431 | Gross: $0.80M

37. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Sport

82 Metascore

A documentary set at the final of the 1984 French Open between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl at a time when McEnroe was the world's top-ranked player.

Director: Julien Faraut | Stars: John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.09M

38. Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary (2016)

106 min | Documentary

A documentary exploring the deep personal connection between podcasters and fans that doesn't exist in any other medium.

Director: Graham Elwood | Stars: Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Aisha Tyler, Chris Hardwick

Votes: 96

39. California Typewriter (2016)

TV-PG | 103 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

Director: Doug Nichol | Stars: Silvi Alcivar, Ken Alexander, Tom Hanks, Martin Howard

Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.24M

40. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 11,881 | Gross: $9.04M

41. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,305 | Gross: $0.70M

42. Missing 411: The Hunted (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

Hunters have been disappearing from North American wildlands for hundreds of years, many without leaving a trace. Former police detective David Paulides presents the haunting true stories ... See full summary »

Director: Michael DeGrazier | Stars: David Paulides, Alan Ronneberg, Bruce Maccabee, Cuz Strickland

Votes: 267

43. Echo in the Canyon (2018)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Director: Andrew Slater | Stars: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck

Votes: 680 | Gross: $3.33M

44. Behind the Bullet (2019)

84 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at four individuals who have pulled the trigger and the profound impact it's had on their lives.

Director: Heidi Yewman | Stars: Daron Dwyer, Taylor Dwyer, Kevin Leonard, Will Little

Votes: 84



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