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1. Night Will Fall (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, War

85 Metascore

Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.

Director: André Singer | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard

Votes: 2,767

2. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 134,743 | Gross: $21.24M

3. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 122,249 | Gross: $119.19M

4. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 71,569 | Gross: $24.54M

5. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,597 | Gross: $14.36M

6. El asesinato de Trotsky (2007)

TV-PG | 98 min | History

Entre los crímenes políticos del siglo XX, el asesinato de Trotsky se destaca como uno de los más sorprendentes, por el carácter sangriento del mismo y por las circunstancias tanto personales como políticas que rodearon a este homicidio.

Director: Matías Gueilburt | Stars: Julio Bracho, Esteban Volkov

Votes: 15

7. Tower (2016)

TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

92 Metascore

Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.

Director: Keith Maitland | Stars: Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson, Monty Muir

Votes: 6,525 | Gross: $0.09M

8. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 13,835 | Gross: $7.12M

9. El Sicario, Room 164 (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of a hitman for the drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Votes: 579

10. Storm the Skies (1997)

96 min | Documentary, Thriller, War

This is a documentary about the assassination of Leon Trotsky on August 21, 1940 in Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico by a Spaniard named Ramón Mercader.

Directors: José Luis López-Linares, Javier Rioyo | Stars: Laura Mercader, Elena Poniatowska, Sara Montiel

Votes: 94

11. Meet the Romans with Mary Beard (2012– )

Documentary

The acclaimed British historian Mary Beard fell in love with the intrigue of classical Rome as a child - here she delves deep into the heart of that society to meet the real ... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Beard, Silvia Orlandi, Antoni Pugi Palerm, Greg Woolf

Votes: 140

12. Girl Rising (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, Drama

59 Metascore

This film follows 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan on their journey to education.

Director: Richard Robbins | Stars: Amina, Azmera, Arindol Bagchi, Rekha Banerjee

Votes: 1,122

13. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 49,270 | Gross: $2.96M

14. Promises (2001)

106 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »

Directors: B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado | Stars: Moishe Bar Am, B.Z. Goldberg, Shlomo Green, Sanabel Hassan

Votes: 2,501 | Gross: $0.24M

15. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,107 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Among the Believers (2015)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, News

74 Metascore

An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque in Pakistan, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.

Directors: Mohammed Naqvi, Hemal Trivedi | Stars: Abdul Aziz, Pervez Hoodbhoy

Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.00M

17. 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: 3,177

18. One of Us (IV) (2017)

95 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Etty, Chani Getter, Ari Hershkowitz, Luzer Twersky

Votes: 3,393

19. Eco de la montaña (2014)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

A portrait of the great Wixarika (Huichol) artist Santos de la Torre who lives in near anonymity in the Western Sierra Madre.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría | Star: Santos de la Torre

Votes: 138

20. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.

Directors: Newton Thomas Sigel, Pamela Yates | Stars: Rigoberta Menchú, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 135

21. American Anarchist (2016)

TV-MA | 80 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

The story of one of the most infamous books ever written, "The Anarchist Cookbook," and the role it's played in the life of its author, now 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the counterculture upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s.

Director: Charlie Siskel | Star: William Powell

Votes: 1,433

22. 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: 14,884 | Gross: $3.41M

23. Kumaré (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Toby, Greg, Molly

Votes: 4,496 | Gross: $0.13M

24. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Crime

Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams, Michael Glover

Votes: 3,951

25. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 9,231 | Gross: $0.31M

26. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 19,780

27. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 31,020

28. Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner, Andrea Gherpelli

Votes: 887

29. Rejoice and Shout (2010)

PG | 115 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history.

Director: Don McGlynn | Stars: Smokey Robinson, Mavis Staples, Willa Ward, Bill Carpenter

Votes: 107 | Gross: $0.10M

30. The Toys That Made Us (2017– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, History

The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations.

Stars: Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, David Vonner, Jordan Bryce

Votes: 3,241

31. Really Wild Animals (1993– )

Documentary

Kids join a wild African safari with Spin, National Geographic's animated globe-on-the-go to experience the amazing ways that animals like cheetahs, crocodiles, rhinos and elephants survive... See full summary »

Stars: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Votes: 57

32. Bobby Kennedy for President (2018)

TV-MA | 245 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Stars: Harry Belafonte, Peter Edelman, Paul Schrade, William Vanden Heuvel

Votes: 916

33. Hitler in Colour (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary using only original colour footage charts the 12 years from Adolf Hitler's rise to power to the fall of Berlin in 1945. Complemented by eyewitness material, tracks the dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: David Batty | Stars: Brian Cox, Lutz Liebelt

Votes: 176

34. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime

When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork

Votes: 16,128

35. Hitler: A career (1977)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History

This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.

Directors: Joachim Fest, Christian Herrendoerfer | Stars: Gert Westphal, Stephen Murray, Artur Axmann, General Bergeret

Votes: 1,238

36. Keep Quiet (I) (2016)

90 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An anti-Semitic far-right politician's astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.

Directors: Sam Blair, Joe Martin | Star: Csanad Szegedi

Votes: 298 | Gross: $0.05M

37. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Johnny Fancelli, Christina Fancelli, Lorena Lardini

Votes: 21,410 | Gross: $3.82M

38. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,269 | Gross: $23.81M

39. Cuba and the Cameraman (2017)

113 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

Life in Cuba for three struggling families over the course of 45 years, from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro.

Director: Jon Alpert

Votes: 1,818

40. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 13,295

41. Casting JonBenet (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

In the months following the unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, responses were elicited from her Colorado hometown community, creating a work of art from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Hannah Cagwin, Aeona Cruz, Liv Bagley, Shylee Sagle

Votes: 4,050

42. Mi vida dentro (2007)

120 min | Documentary

Teenage immigrant, Rosa Jimenez, is accused of committing murder in a Texas.

Director: Lucía Gajá

Votes: 99

43. Presumed Guilty (2008)

87 min | Documentary

Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Directors: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith

Votes: 1,277

44. Fraude: México 2006 (2007)

110 min | Documentary

Documentary on the 2006 Mexican presidential elections.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Guillermina Campuzano, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Votes: 361 | Gross: $0.00M

45. Cosmos (2014– )

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 95,384

46. Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson, Billy Campbell, Jesse Johnson

Votes: 1,979

47. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,229 | Gross: $0.16M