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1. Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »

Director: Joonas Neuvonen | Star: Jani Raappana

Votes: 2,807

2. A Respectable Life (1979)

102 min | Documentary

About a couple of friends in Stockholms drug world.

Director: Stefan Jarl | Stars: Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson, Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson, Eva Blondin, Patric Gustafsson

Votes: 972

3. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 9,874

4. Landscape Suicide (1987)

95 min | Crime, Drama

In "Landscape Suicide" Benning continues his examination of Americana through the stories of two murderers. Ed Gein was a Wisconsin farmer and multiple murderer who taxidermied his victims ... See full summary »

Director: James Benning | Stars: Rhonda Bell, Elion Sucher

Votes: 260

6. From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

Mark Rappaport's creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema,... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Mary Beth Hurt, Jean Seberg

Votes: 227

7. Les hautes solitudes (1974)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

Biographical film about Jean Seberg, losely based on Nitschz's Anti-Christ.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Jean Seberg, Nico, Tina Aumont, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 247

8. American Boy: A Profile of - Steven Prince (1978)

55 min | Documentary

Director Martin Scorsese talks to actor Steven Prince about his past. As the night goes on, Prince reveals some very amusing and moving stories of his experiences with drugs and violence.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Steven Prince, Julia Cameron, Mardik Martin, Kathi McGinnis

Votes: 792

9. On the Bowery (1956)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Drama

At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out, and largely by transients. Those that can work generally can only find short ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin | Stars: Ray Salyer, Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews, George L. Bolton

Votes: 720 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers (1990)

Documentary

Independent Chinese documentary by Wu Wenguan following and interviewing a group of young artists around the time of the events Tiananmen about their lives and careers.

Director: Wenguang Wu | Stars: Bo Gao, Sen Mou, Dali Zhang, May May Ci Zhang

Votes: 21

11. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Cracked Actor (1975)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

BBC documentary showing David Bowie looking back on his Ziggy Stardust character during his Diamond Dogs tour.

Director: Alan Yentob | Star: David Bowie

Votes: 220

12. The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966)

70 min | Documentary, Music

"A Symphony of Sound" - depicts a rehearsal of The Velvet Underground and Nico at the Factory, 231 East 47th St., (loft on 4th floor), New York City. It is essentially a one long loose ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Warhol | Stars: John Cale, Gerard Malanga, Sterling Morrison, Billy Name

Votes: 327

13. London (1994)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Stars: Paul Scofield, John Major, Norma Major, Dennis Skinner

Votes: 450

14. Ways of Seeing (1972– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

John Berger presents his insights on how people see. Through examples of Art History Berger shows how our very sense of sight has been transformed. By discovering why this is so, according ... See full summary »

Stars: John Berger, Anya Bostock, Eva Figes, Jane Kenrick

Votes: 291

15. The Metaphor (1980)

Unrated | 36 min | Documentary, Short

A short documentary about painting.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: King Vidor, Andrew Wyeth, Betsy Wyeth

Votes: 71

16. A Spy in the House that Ruth Built (1990)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary by Vanalyne Green which draws parallels from the game of baseball to family, relationships, and sexuality.

Director: Vanalyne Green | Star: Vanalyne Green

Votes: 60

17. At Sea (2007)

60 min | Documentary

This is a soundless story of the building of 'Toledo Spirit', the container ship, its sailing and eventual beaching. Insignificant men crawl on cranes and gantries to build it and other men, sans the equipment, scrape it after beaching.

Director: Peter B. Hutton

Votes: 196

18. The Forgotten Space (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

Details the catastrophic effects globalization has wrought on the ship, truck and train industries. We visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers ... See full summary »

Directors: Noël Burch, Allan Sekula

Votes: 109

19. The Open Road (1926)

64 min | Documentary

Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process.

Director: Claude Friese-Greene

Votes: 120

20. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Director: Thom Andersen | Stars: Encke King, Ben Alexander, Jim Backus, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 1,818

21. Helsinki, ikuisesti (2008)

74 min | Documentary, History

History and the spirit of XXth century Helsinki through the cinema, documentary footage, architecture, art and politics.

Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Siiri Angerkoski, Ritva Arvelo, Susanna Haavisto, Ansa Ikonen

Votes: 190

22. Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary film about the English photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Directors: Thom Andersen, Fay Andersen, Morgan Fisher | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Eadweard Muybridge

Votes: 210

23. News from Home (1977)

85 min | Documentary

Impersonal but beautiful images of Akerman's life in New York are combined with letters from her loving but manipulative mother, read by Akerman herself.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Star: Chantal Akerman

Votes: 998

24. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,372 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

93 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 16,488 | Gross: $3.17M

26. Yuki yukite, shingun (1987)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, War

A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war.

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Kenzo Okuzaki, Riichi Aikawa, Masaichi Hamaguchi, Toshio Hara

Votes: 1,158

27. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 21,909 | Gross: $7.83M

28. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,374

29. Stations of the Elevated (1981)

46 min | Documentary

Stations of the Elevated (1981) is a 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid ... See full summary »

Director: Manfred Kirchheimer

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.02M

30. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, B.J. Rolfzen, Dick Kangas, Liam Clancy

Votes: 10,507

31. Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez

Votes: 7,360

32. Gimme Shelter (1970)

GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 9,586 | Gross: $0.25M

33. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 14,380 | Gross: $50.00M

34. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 3,067 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 10,433 | Gross: $5.02M

36. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

Several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Votes: 474

37. Isole di fuoco (1955)

9 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary centered on the volcanic eruptions that occurred north of Sicily in December of 1954.

Director: Vittorio De Seta

Votes: 211

38. Mor vran (1931)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jean Epstein

Votes: 75

39. Fußball wie noch nie (1971)

105 min | Documentary, Sport

In this film, we follow footballer George Best over a 90-minute match against Coventry City, which took place on 12th September 1970. There is no soundtrack and no interview overlaid, just Best doing what he did best - playing football.

Director: Hellmuth Costard | Star: George Best

Votes: 44

40. General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir

Votes: 1,448

41. Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders (1966)

66 min | Documentary, War

An interview with former Nazi and mercenary Siegfried Müller about his life and war campaigns.

Directors: Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann | Star: Siegfried Müller

Votes: 108

43. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,200

44. La région centrale (1971)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary

One of the best and most influential in avant-garde cinema, an experiment from Michael Snow for 24 hours, using the robotic arm Michael Snow program all robotic movements so as not to be ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Snow

Votes: 386

45. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

A film diary divided into three episodes. The first part reflects Jonas Mekas of his time as emigrant in 50th century New York, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Ken Jacobs

Votes: 538

46. En construcción (2001)

125 min | Documentary

An author spent a year and a half filming what happened as a new apartment building was built in the El Chino neighborhood of Barcelona. En Construccion focuses less on the practicalities ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Juana Rodríguez Molina, Iván Guzmán Jiménez, Juan López López, Juanma López

Votes: 684

47. Il pianeta azzurro (1982)

83 min | Documentary

The passage of time in different dimensions illustrated by biological evolution, the changing seasons and the everyday moments of human life.

Director: Franco Piavoli

Votes: 190

48. Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about the career and eventual death from AIDS of actor Rock Hudson.

Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Eric Farr, Lauren Bacall, Cyd Charisse, Marc Christian

Votes: 336