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1. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,373

2. Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtual (2004)

71 min | Documentary

In this tour de force filmed lecture, Slavoj Zizek lucidly and compellingly reflects on belief - which takes him from Father Christmas to democracy - and on the various forms that belief ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Wright | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 337

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3. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,124 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Tokyo-Ga (1985)

92 min | Documentary

Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta, Chris Marker

Votes: 1,873

5. Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

This insightful documentary dives into the warped mind of the writer/futurist/philosopher behind groundbreaking comics "Transmetropolitan," "Iron Man: Extremis," and "RED."

Director: Patrick Meaney | Stars: Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Darick Robertson, Jason Aaron

Votes: 79

7. The Captains (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 2,432

8. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,419

9. An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Directors: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan | Stars: Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, Howard Zinn, Eric Alterman

Votes: 1,591 | Gross: $0.18M

10. Zizek! (2005)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek.

Director: Astra Taylor | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 1,349 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Wagner & Me (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

56 Metascore

Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer - Richard Wagner. But Stephen is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick McGrady | Star: Stephen Fry

Votes: 268 | Gross: $0.04M

12. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,404 | Gross: $1.43M

13. In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Henry Darger, Dakota Fanning, Larry Pine, Frier McCollister

Votes: 1,923 | Gross: $0.41M

14. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 8,978 | Gross: $0.10M

15. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,155

16. Obscene (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

73 Metascore

A look at the life and work of American publisher Barney Rosset, who struggled to bring controversial works like "Tropic of Cancer" and "Naked Lunch" to publication.

Directors: Daniel O'Connor, Neil Ortenberg | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll

Votes: 198

17. 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: 15,901 | Gross: $3.17M

18. This Filthy World (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

68 Metascore

Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

Director: Jeff Garlin | Star: John Waters

Votes: 1,292

19. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser | Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra

Votes: 946 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness (2007)

86 min | Documentary

A documentary about abandoned, neglected, or otherwise "off limits" places...and the people who explore them.

Director: Melody Gilbert

Votes: 179

21. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,803 | Gross: $0.53M

22. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Anthony Bourdain visits country's and delves into political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, David Holloway, Eric Ripert, Tom Vitale

Votes: 2,667

23. Painted with Words (2010 TV Movie)

80 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words.

Director: Andrew Hutton | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Parker, Aidan McArdle, Christopher Good

Votes: 1,617

24. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 56,557 | Gross: $3.29M

25. Dirty Hands: The Art and Crimes of David Choe (2008)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Dirty Hands delivers an intense portrait of David Choe, a young near-schizophrenic street artist that devises numerous criminal schemes that afford him to hitchhike across the globe. David ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Kim | Stars: David Choe, Barron Storey, Eric Nakamura, David Kinsey

Votes: 168

26. Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture (2001– )

105 min | Documentary

ANDY WARHOL: THE COMPLETE PICTURE is the definitive account of the life and work of the most enigmatic and influential artist of the late twentieth century. Over 60 interviews with Warhol's... See full summary »

Stars: Thom Sokoloski, Duane Michals, James Warhola, Paul Warhola

Votes: 123

27. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 3,078 | Gross: $0.30M

28. Lynch (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Compiled from over two years of footage, the film is an intimate portrait of David Lynch's creative process as he completes his latest film, Inland Empire (2006). We follow Lynch as he ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Aaseng, Jeremy Alter, David Lynch, Krzysztof Majchrzak

Votes: 748

29. Ichikawa Kon monogatari (2006)

83 min | Documentary

Documentary about the life of Japanese director Kon Ichikawa.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Kon Ichikawa, Natto Wada

Votes: 97

30. 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: 1,099

32. Jitsuroku Rengo Sekigun: Asama sanso e no michi (2007)

Not Rated | 190 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A story about the rise and fall of United Red Army, a real life 70s short-lived Japanese armed revolutionary communist movement similar to more famous Red Brigades in Italy or ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Maki Sakai, Arata Iura, Akie Namiki, Gô Jibiki

Votes: 577 | Gross: $0.00M

33. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,317