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1. I Am Chris Farley (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

58 Metascore

A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley.

Directors: Brent Hodge, Derik Murray | Stars: Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Christina Applegate, Bo Derek

Votes: 2,986

2. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist, Robert Crumb, and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 16,862 | Gross: $3.17M

3. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

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

77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 8,473 | Gross: $0.33M

4. Dig! (2004)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood

Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $0.13M

5. 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: 15,003 | Gross: $0.67M

6. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 7,112

7. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,320 | Gross: $0.61M

8. loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

63 Metascore

loudQUIETloud is the story of this unforseen plot twist. A deeply compelling portrait of four band members and their difficult, tense, and ultimately triumphant return.

Directors: Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin | Stars: Frank Black, Kim Deal, David Lovering, Joey Santiago

Votes: 1,253 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Heckler (2007)

R | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

A documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some questions ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Addis | Stars: Louie Anderson, Criss Angel, Dave Attell, Vince August

Votes: 2,623

10. A Fat Wreck (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

This feature length documentary film follows the early history of Fat Wreck Chords, from its founding by Fat Mike and his then wife Erin Burkett, through its cultural zenith in the late 1990's.

Director: Shaun Colon | Stars: Fat Mike, Erin Burkett, Joey Cape, Laura Jane Grace

Votes: 145

11. Sad Vacation (2016)

95 min | Documentary

A new documentary about the painful and poignant final days of the tragic couple Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen

Director: Danny Garcia | Stars: Rachel Amodeo, Roberta Bayley, Den Browne, Leee Black Childers

Votes: 115

12. Generation Startup (2016)

93 min | Documentary

46 Metascore

Generation Startup takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build ... See full summary »

Directors: Cheryl Miller Houser, Cynthia Wade | Stars: Dextina Booker, Kate Catlin, Avery Hairston, Pamela Lewis

Votes: 67 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Dying Laughing (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The craft, creative process and complicated lives of stand-up comedians.

Directors: Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood | Stars: Max Alexander, Stephen K. Amos, David A. Arnold, Dave Attell

Votes: 300

14. Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Jim Brown, Tony Muhammad, Kershaun Scott, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 2,539 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 9,148 | Gross: $3.78M

16. Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away (2007)

PG | 61 min | Documentary

A Documentary on the '1985' film: Return to Oz (1985).

Director: Gabe Rodriguez | Stars: John Fricke, Jeanette Furevig, Crystal Gonzales, Jeff Legace

Votes: 42

17. High School (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 1,556

18. Limo Ride (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy

Ten friends tell the unbelievable true story of the New Year none of them would forget - when they hired a limousine to take them to the beach for their annual rite of passage...only to ... See full summary »

Directors: Gideon C. Kennedy, Marcus Rosentrater | Stars: Jordan Bramblett, Chris Cole, Daniel Crocetti, Michael McManus

Votes: 101

19. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

67 Metascore

In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »

Directors: Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane | Star: Lazarus Lake

Votes: 3,758

21. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,678 | Gross: $0.06M

22. Can We Take a Joke? (2015)

74 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

An examination of Western society's apparent contemporary intolerance of edgy humor by comedians.

Director: Ted Balaker | Stars: Adam Carolla, Bob Corn-Revere, Noam Dworman, Karith Foster

Votes: 400

23. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 5,387

24. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 322

25. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 14,966

26. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 23,301

27. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,430 | Gross: $23.81M

28. Hells Angels Forever (1983)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

What starts off as a squadron of American daredevil bombers in World War II, branded by society as renegades, turns into a revealing ride into the world of honor, violence, and undying ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Chase, Leon Gast, Kevin Keating, Don Kelly | Stars: Sandy Alexander, Ray Archuleta, Sonny Barger, Scott Barnes

Votes: 165



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