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by TissuePaper13 | created - 05 Nov 2012 | updated - 19 Dec 2016 | Public

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1. Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A documentary exploring the sex-trade.

Directors: Benjamin Nolot, Matt Dickey | Stars: Christian Simpson, Jon Morgan Woodward, Chad T. Wood, Sarah Agor

Votes: 421

2. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Melvin Van Peebles, Morgan Spurlock

Votes: 6,294 | Gross: $0.10M

3. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,916

4. The Waiting Room (III) (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

Director: Peter Nicks | Star: Sean Bennett

Votes: 725 | Gross: $0.24M

5. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,330 | Gross: $0.11M

6. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 3,024

7. Addiction Incorporated (2011)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

When a young drug researcher is hired by a tobacco company, Victor DeNoble unexpectedly discovers the ingredients of addiction and fuels a national campaign to have it regulated.

Director: Charles Evans Jr. | Stars: Danny Abel, Phil Barnett, Herbert Barry III, Neal Benowitz

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.04M

8. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,187 | Gross: $1.88M

9. Wildes Russland (2008– )

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at Russia's most natural wonders including Siberia, Kamchatka, the Artic, Caucasus, Primorye, and the Urals.

Stars: Christian Brückner, Jason Hildebrandt, Paterson Joseph, Hans Henrik Wöhler

Votes: 452

10. Wild Pacific (2009– )

353 min | Documentary

A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Rowe, Richard Wollocombe, Mark Brownlow

Votes: 1,911

11. Prêt-à-jeter (2010)

75 min | Documentary

This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail.

Director: Cosima Dannoritzer | Stars: Molly Malcolm, Marcos López Merayo, Lynn Owens, Richard Jones

Votes: 1,831

12. Food Matters (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.

Directors: James Colquhoun, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Vicky Blewitt, Ian Brighthope, Jerome Burne, Phillip Day

Votes: 4,323

13. Farmageddon (2011)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News

62 Metascore

Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food ... See full summary »

Director: Kristin Canty | Stars: Linda Faillace, Adam Helfer, Mark McAfee, Joel Salatin

Votes: 506 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Fresh (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, News

There are still efficient ways to produce healthy fresh organic food in a time where most food is being mass produced by corporations in less than hygienic ways. Country farmers and urban farmers explain.

Director: Ana Sofia Joanes | Stars: Diana Endicott, John Ikerd, Andrew Kimbrell, George Naylor

Votes: 248

15. Food Stamped (2010)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, News

Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Nutrition educator Shira Potash ... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash | Stars: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash

Votes: 123

16. The Garden (I) (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Antonio Villaraigosa

Votes: 659 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Drachenmädchen (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

The documentary "Drachenmädchen" (Dragon Girls) tells the story of three Chinese girls, training to become Kung Fu fighters, far away from their families at the Shaolin Tagou Kung Fu School... See full summary »

Director: Inigo Westmeier | Stars: Xin Chenxi, Chen Xi, Huang Luolan, Yang Ziyu

Votes: 189

18. A River Changes Course (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

77 Metascore

"We've worked so hard on this land," says Sav Samourn. "And now they've come to destroy it all. Sooner or later it will all be gone." In her directorial debut, award-winning filmmaker ... See full summary »

Director: Kalyanee Mam

Votes: 113

19. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 19,007

20. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 13,916 | Gross: $3.41M

21. 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: 2,863 | Gross: $0.06M

22. The End of the Line (I) (2009)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

Director: Rupert Murray | Stars: Ben Bradshaw, Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi, Charles Clover, John Crosbie

Votes: 976

23. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,091 | Gross: $0.20M

24. Colony (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Several beekeepers around the U.S. cope with colony collapse disorder - the phenomenon that has caused millions of bees to mysteriously disappear.

Directors: Carter Gunn, Ross McDonnell

Votes: 134

25. Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, History, Sport

A documentary that examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise built on the backs of its unpaid athletes.

Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jon Paley | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Jay Bilas, Taylor Branch, Bob Costas

Votes: 568

27. The Woman Who Wasn't There (2012)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

The Woman Who Wasn't There is a psychological thriller that goes inside the mind of history's most infamous 9/11 survivor.

Director: Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr. | Stars: Tania Head, Elia Zedeno, Gerry Bogacz, Brendan Chellis

Votes: 1,398

28. Private Violence (2014)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Oklahoma Cop Deanna was kidnapped by Robbie, her estranged husband, and beaten in the cab of his truck over a harrowing four-day journey. They were pulled over by police and she was taken ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Hill | Stars: Kit Gruelle, Deanna Walters, Stacy Cox, Kimlani Ford

Votes: 185

29. Muneeza in the Middle (2014)

51 min | Documentary, Family

Muneeza in the Middle is the story of a 2ND generation Muslim at odds with her religion that urges followers to be modest in all facets of life. She's a beautiful, confident, outspoken ... See full summary »

Director: Hoda Elatawi | Stars: Mustafa Khaliq, Muneeza Sheikh

30. 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, Crime

76 Metascore

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis, Michael David Dunn, Russell Healey

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $0.02M

31. The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman, Tony Porter

Votes: 1,702

32. Sweatshop (2014– )

Reality-TV

Three Norwegian fashion bloggers travel to Cambodia. There they get to experience the everyday life of the workers in the textile industry. After meeting and talking to real people these ... See full summary »

Stars: Jens Ludvig Hambro Dysand, Anniken Englund Jørgesen, Frida Ottesen

Votes: 49

33. The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011)

39 min | Documentary, Short

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

Director: Lucy Walker

Votes: 287

34. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 45,673 | Gross: $2.80M

35. Sharkwater (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Erich Ritter, Boris Worm

Votes: 4,499 | Gross: $0.85M

36. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,449 | Gross: $0.94M

37. An Open Secret (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

66 Metascore

An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Evan Henzi, Michael Egan III, Mark Ryan, Joey Coleman

Votes: 1,575

38. The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Comedy troupe The Yes Men stage phony events and press releases in an effort to bring attention to environmental dangers and corporate greed.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix | Stars: Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Benadette Chandia Kodili, Albert Mwesigwa

Votes: 650 | Gross: $0.05M

39. A Fall from Freedom (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

The first comprehensive film to reveal the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin entertainment business. Many of these marine parks and aquariums are directly or ... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Andrews, Ken Balcomb, Hardy Jones, Lori Marino

Votes: 62

40. Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Baldwin | Stars: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer, Dana Gunders, Jonathan Bloom

Votes: 539

41. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Bloomberg

Votes: 10,080 | Gross: $1.54M

42. Inequality for All (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Robert Reich, Lily Tomlin, Candice Bergen, Dolly Parton

Votes: 5,992 | Gross: $1.21M

43. The True Cost (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

46 Metascore

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Livia Giuggioli, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva, Lucy Siegle

Votes: 4,571

44. DamNation (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure

52 Metascore

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel | Stars: Edward Abbey, Bruce Babbitt, Lori Bodi, Yvon Chouinard

Votes: 618

45. Living on One Dollar (2013)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple | Stars: Ryan Christoffersen, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple

Votes: 4,226

46. My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary by Oscar winner Laura Poitras about the war in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras

Votes: 228

47. 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: 9,053 | Gross: $30.58M

48. The Red Pill (2016)

108 min | Documentary

The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 6,923

49. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 9,795 | Gross: $0.02M