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1. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 30,091 | Gross: $0.49M

2. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 9,687 | Gross: $0.11M

3. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 9,717

4. 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: 42,373 | Gross: $8.41M

5. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Daisy Coleman, Jim Fall, Delaney Henderson, Paige Parkhurst

Votes: 4,274

6. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 15,597 | Gross: $1.22M

7. 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: 3,193 | Gross: $0.70M

8. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 47,245 | Gross: $3.17M

9. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 14,640 | Gross: $0.22M

10. Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

71 Metascore

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Rodney Bingenheimer, David Bowie, Joey Ramone, Exene Cervenka

Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.26M

11. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 19,313 | Gross: $1.21M

12. Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015)

TV-MA | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A review of the wild New York City nightlife of the 90s. The cast of characters who made up the infamous Club Kids speak candidly about that era, culminating with Alig's release from incarceration.

Director: Ramon Fernandez | Stars: Michael Alig, Noel Ashman, Fenton Bailey, Victor Corona

Votes: 498

13. The Sunshine Makers (2015)

101 min | Documentary, History

68 Metascore

The story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counter-culture.

Director: Cosmo Feilding-Mellen | Stars: Nick Sand, Tim Scully

Votes: 842 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

The story of Dr. William Hurwitz -- a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking -- provides a window into the ethical complexities of prescription painkillers.

Director: Eve Marson | Star: Matthew Teardrop

Votes: 125

15. I Am Your Father (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

The story of the underappreciated bodybuilder, actor and Star Wars alumnus, David Prowse.

Directors: Toni Bestard, Marcos Cabotá | Stars: Colm Meaney, Lou Ferrigno, Julian Owen, Marcus Hearn

Votes: 1,646

16. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 11,020 | Gross: $4.95M

17. We Are Twisted Fucking Sister! (2014)

Not Rated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

65 Metascore

They were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While microcosm of Punk/New Wave ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Horn | Stars: Sally Avellino, Donna Boccuzzi, Garry Bushell, Phil Carson

Votes: 1,294

18. Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.

Director: Sonia Anderson | Stars: David Bowie, Angie Bowie, Breege Collins, Mary Finnigan

Votes: 781

19. El Crazy Che (2015)

83 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

EL CRAZY CHE is a documentary about the most amazing case of industrial espionage: the unbelievable true life of an Argentine engineer who became a cold war spy. While he was working at AMD... See full summary »

Directors: Pablo Chehebar, Nicolás Iacouzzi | Stars: Jose Arenas, Bob Coiteaux, Liliana Fraigi, Alejandro Gaede

Votes: 80

20. An Ox's Tale: The John Entwistle Story (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

An intimate portrait of the legendary bass guitarist for The Who. This documentary includes the last footage ever recorded with John Entwistle, and features interviews with Pete Townshend, as well as other major figures in rock history.

Directors: Glenn Aveni, Steve Luongo, Jack Edward Sawyers | Stars: Gordon Cotten, John Entwistle, Peter Frampton, Steve Luongo

Votes: 99

21. Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (2017)

102 min | Documentary

The story of Mick Ronson, the guitar great who helped to create the sound of David Bowie's hugely influential glam rock years.

Director: Jon Brewer | Stars: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Mary Finnigan, Bob Harris

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Killing Kasztner (2008)

120 min | Documentary

53 Metascore

The story of Israel Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who negotiated with Adolf Eichmann for the lives of thousands during the Holocaust. And a trial and verdict that stamped him as the "man who sold his soul to the devil."

Director: Gaylen Ross

Votes: 75 | Gross: $0.11M

23. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars: Apl.de.Ap, Dan Auerbach, Scott Barretta, Adam Beach

Votes: 358 | Gross: $0.23M



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