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1. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 58,908 | Gross: $3.97M

2. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,391 | Gross: $30.58M

3. The September Issue (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Anna Wintour, Thakoon Panichgul, André Leon Talley, Grace Coddington

Votes: 7,040 | Gross: $3.82M

4. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

This documentary looks at Aileen Wuornos convicted of killing 7 men while working as a prostitute in Florida. This is actually the second Wuornos documentary made by this group the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 5,998 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,211 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Drama

Docudrama telling the story of the 14-year-old schoolboy from surrey who was groomed online by 18-year-old Lewis Daynes via online video games and lured to his death.

Director: Katharine English | Stars: David Oakes, Laurie Kynaston, Sam Clemmett, Fiona Bruce

Votes: 127

7. The Unbelievers (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

32 Metascore

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

Director: Gus Holwerda | Stars: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett

Votes: 6,296

8. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.

Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stew Albert, Tariq Ali

Votes: 5,145 | Gross: $1.10M

9. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $1.00M

10. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,962 | Gross: $0.06M

11. Art and Craft (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker | Stars: Mark A. Landis, Lester Sullivan, Irwin Lakov, Matthew Leininger

Votes: 1,312 | Gross: $0.22M

12. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,078 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,114

14. Freebird... The Movie (1996)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

See classic live performances, interviews and vintage footage of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band.

Director: Jeff G. Waxman | Stars: Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle

Votes: 273 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Being Canadian (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous media related Canadians, hopes to find the answer.

Director: Robert Cohen | Stars: Robert Cohen, Kathy Griffin, Conan O'Brien, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 746

16. Foodies: The Culinary Jet Set (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on the fine dining subculture of foodies. The interest in haute cuisine has grown exponentially. Now, we enter the world of one of the most influential people on the food ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare | Stars: Andy Hayler, Aiste Miseviciute, Perm Paitayawat, Steven Plotnicki

Votes: 445

17. American Meth (2008 Video)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary

American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleashing on America, and it looks at how it dismatles an American family.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Val Kilmer, Justin Hunt, Jenna, Michael

Votes: 381

18. The Speed of Orange (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Prepare for the ride of a lifetime as you watch the award-winning story of GHL, a horse racing entity comprised of the Hunt family. From acclaimed director Justin Hunt, this documentary of ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Kelly Ganzerla, Garrett Gomez, Devlin Hunt, Glen Hunt

Votes: 10

19. Barista (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

Five top baristas find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship - a surreal competition where even one mistake is far too many.

Director: Rock Baijnauth | Stars: Eden-Marie Abramowicz, Charles Babinski, Charlie Habegger, Ryan Redden

Votes: 321

20. Mummy's Little Murderer (2013 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Crime

"Mummy's Little Murderer" is the harrowing true-crime documentary about Elliot Turner, who murdered his girlfriend and his mother covered it up.

Director: Miles Blayden-Ryall

Votes: 50

21. Waiting for Lightning (2012)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

Director: Jacob Rosenberg | Stars: Danny Way, Rob Dyrdek, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.02M

22. The American Scream (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

An original documentary which follows three families in a small seaside town in Massachusetts as they prepare for their annual home made haunted houses. This story highlights their long ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: Victor Bariteau, Tina Bariteau, Gwen Bariteau, Catherine Bariteau

Votes: 1,056

23. A Year in Burgundy (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

The film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as ... See full summary »

Director: David Kennard

Votes: 461

24. Air Guitar Nation (2006)

R | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

72 Metascore

It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Lipsitz | Stars: Dan Crane, David S. Jung, Hadia Ackerman, Lance Kasten

Votes: 1,268 | Gross: $0.07M

25. Our Queen at Ninety (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Documentary

To celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this documentary enjoys privileged access to the Queen and many members of the Royal Family following their work at home and abroad.

Director: Ashley Gething | Stars: Matthew Barzun, Princess Beatrice, David Beckham, Anthony Burt

Votes: 62

26. Searching for Home, Coming Back From War (2015)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, History

''Searching for Home, Coming Back From War' is an emotional and unflinching look at returning veterans and their search for the 'home' they left behind, physically, mentally and spiritually... See full summary »

Director: Eric Christiansen

Votes: 9

27. Matthews (2017)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Sport

MATTHEWS tells the incredible true story of the life and career of a man considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time, Sir Stanley Matthews.

Director: Ryan Scott Warren | Stars: Jimmy Armfield, Tristan Bailey, Patrick Barclay, Richard Branson

Votes: 65

28. The Exhibition (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

An artist faces public outrage as she struggles to mount a large-scale exhibition of paintings based on a police poster of missing women, 26 of whom are found murdered on a serial killer's farm.

Director: Damon Vignale | Stars: Pamela Masik, Kim Rossmo

Votes: 19

29. My Father's Vietnam (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A personal documentary about a public subject, My Father's Vietnam personifies the connections made and unmade by the Vietnam War. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of... See full summary »

Director: Soren Sorensen | Stars: Glenn Aurelius, Loring Bailey Sr., Margie Belford, Rik Carlson

Votes: 116

30. The Man Who Killed Richard III (2015 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

Evidence reveals Sir Rhys ap Thomas of Wales may have dealt the fatal blow to England's King Richard III that paved the way for the Tudor monarchy.

Director: W. Dyfrig Davies

Votes: 26

31. Demon on Wheels (2013)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

DEMON ON WHEELS is the story of an old hot-rodder, his woman and the car that comes between them - a 1968 Mustang fastback that against all odds he plans to restore and race as a tribute to the legendary Carroll Shelby.

Director: Christina Eliopoulos

Votes: 7

32. The Art of McCartney (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

The documentary is an inside look at the making of The Art Of McCartney album on which some of the world's greatest artists interpret the songs of one of the world's greatest songwriters, ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Sall | Stars: Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Joe Elliott, Yusef Islam

Votes: 14



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