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2. The Queen of Versailles (2012)
PG | 100 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.
Votes: 11,562 | Gross: $2.40M
3. Five Broken Cameras (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
Votes: 5,303 | Gross: $0.11M
4. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Votes: 4,910 | Gross: $0.21M
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News
An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.
Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.10M
6. A Place at the Table (2012)
PG | 84 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $0.23M
7. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Votes: 119,101 | Gross: $119.19M
8. Happy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and... See full summary »
10. Hubble 3D (2010)
G | 44 min | Documentary
An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Votes: 3,789 | Gross: $52.15M
11. Undefeated (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport
Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
Votes: 6,275 | Gross: $0.56M
12. Tears of Gaza (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, War
In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed. The film also depicts the ability of women and children to handle their everyday life after a... See full summary »
Director: Vibeke Løkkeberg
13. The Other Dream Team (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
Votes: 3,236 | Gross: $0.13M
15. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »
20. Detropia (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Votes: 1,445 | Gross: $0.36M
21. Craigslist Joe (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure
In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.
22. Chasing Ice (2012)
PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
Votes: 7,303 | Gross: $1.33M
23. TimeScapes (2012)
G | 52 min | Documentary
TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The non-narrative film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West.
Director: Tom Lowe
24. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.
Votes: 6,586 | Gross: $0.34M
25. Up the Yangtze (2007)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.
Votes: 1,666 | Gross: $0.78M
27. Alone in the Wilderness (2004 TV Movie)
57 min | Documentary
Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. ... See full summary »
28. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)
R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,469 | Gross: $0.15M
29. The Secret (2006 Video)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.
30. The One Percent (2006)
In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
Kurt Kuenne. An excerpt from his statement: "...My sincerest thanks to MP Scott Andrews and Senator Tommy Banks who created Bill C-464 after seeing 'Dear Zachary', and saw to it that it became law. I also want to thank the thousands of you who wrote to Parliament in support of our cause; this wouldn't have happened without you...Thank you so much for your passionate support, and for helping make the world a safer, better place."
32. In film nist (2011)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Votes: 4,035 | Gross: $0.08M
Jafar Panahi quote: "The reality of being alive and the dream of keeping cinema alive motivated us to go through the existing limitations in Iranian cinema...Our problems are also all of our assets. Understanding this promising paradox helped us not to lose hope, and to be able to go on, since we believe wherever in the world that we live, we are going to face problems, big or small. But it is our duty not to be defeated and to find solutions."
33. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
PG | 81 min | Documentary
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.
Votes: 28,846 | Gross: $2.55M
34. Facing Ali (2009)
R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.
Muhammad Ali quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
35. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $0.70M
Michael Apted quote: "One of the reasons to do documentaries is that. There's more sense of creating something, more sense of my own soul in the documentaries than in movies, because I don't write the movies I do."
37. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Votes: 3,794 | Gross: $0.53M
38. How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News
The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Votes: 3,325 | Gross: $0.13M
39. The Last Lions (2011)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Family
Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,662 | Gross: $0.64M
40. Born to Be Wild (2011)
G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.
Votes: 2,742 | Gross: $25.68M
41. Océans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Votes: 8,265 | Gross: $19.42M
42. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 51,288 | Gross: $77.44M
43. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 70,020 | Gross: $24.54M
44. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 38,376 | Gross: $14.36M
47. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 43,622 | Gross: $0.86M
49. Freakonomics (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Votes: 6,274 | Gross: $0.10M
50. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
PG | 111 min | Documentary