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1. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, Ken Auletta

Votes: 5,146

2. 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: 11,318 | Gross: $9.04M

3. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 38,327 | Gross: $17.54M

4. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Shane Robson

Votes: 21,797

5. Jihadists (2016)

75 min | Documentary, War

Filmmakers expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists.

Directors: François Margolin, Lemine Ould M. Salem | Stars: Oumar Ould Hamaha, François Margolin

Votes: 57 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Prosecuting Evil (2018)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Rosalie Abella, Fatou Bensouda, Wesley Clark, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 250

7. Ferrante Fever (2017)

74 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Elena Ferrante "craze" and what makes her work - and her mysterious persona - so uniquely captivating.

Director: Giacomo Durzi | Stars: Jonathan Franzen, Ann Goldstein, Roberto Saviano, Elizabeth Strout

Votes: 82 | Gross: $0.01M

8. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Music

80 Metascore

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Jan Crosby, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 219 | Gross: $0.62M

9. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 492 | Gross: $3.01M

10. The Silence of Others (2018)

96 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo | Stars: María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti

Votes: 664 | Gross: $0.07M

11. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $4.37M

12. Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Directors: Werner Herzog, André Singer | Stars: Yuri Andropov, James Baker, Leonid Brezhnev, Konstantin Chernenko

Votes: 423 | Gross: $0.25M

13. Penguins (2019)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Family

69 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson | Star: Ed Helms

Votes: 657 | Gross: $7.70M

14. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 1,491 | Gross: $4.45M

15. Screwball (2018)

105 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Billy Corben's true-crime dramedy investigates the MLB's infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client: the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Frankie Diaz, Bryan Blanco, Ian Mackles, Samuel Kai Taylor

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Unacknowledged (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

"Unacknowledged" focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced-and why. The best evidence for extraterrestrial contact, dating ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mazzola | Stars: Steven M. Greer, George Filer, Tom Bearden, John Callahan

Votes: 5,306

17. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

90 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: 31,661 | Gross: $0.49M

18. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 37,095 | Gross: $72.09M

19. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.

Director: Theo Love | Stars: Bo Butterworth, Bri Bryant, Andy Culpepper, Arthur Dean

Votes: 2,151

20. 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: 20,374

21. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 105 min | Documentary

53 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Portia Antonia Alexis, Limo Bob, George W. Bush

Votes: 2,315 | Gross: $0.24M

22. The Panama Papers (2018)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary feature film about the biggest global corruption scandal in history, and the hundreds of journalists who risked their lives to break the story.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Luke Harding, Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer, Elijah Wood

Votes: 592

23. Superpower Dogs (2019)

G | 47 min | Documentary

Discover the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most remarkable dogs.

Director: Daniel Ferguson | Stars: Chris Evans, Max Ivutin, Surf Dog Ricochet, Dayna Hilton

Votes: 108



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