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1. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller

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: 48,226 | Gross: $2.80M

2. Drone (II) (2014)

78 min | Documentary, History, War

65 Metascore

The documentary is about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new technology, the film reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare.

Director: Tonje Hessen Schei | Stars: Brandon Bryant, Zubair Rehman, John Bellinger III, Mark Mazzetti

Votes: 639

4. Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary

In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown... See full summary »

Director: Amy Rice | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 1,403

5. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 10,245 | Gross: $0.11M

6. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,555 | Gross: $0.20M

7. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

Votes: 5,097 | Gross: $0.19M

8. 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: 684 | Gross: $0.05M

9. The Antics Roadshow (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

A look at famous pranks and acts of activism which have become iconic.

Directors: Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz | Stars: Kathy Burke, Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Rémi Gaillard

Votes: 353

10. Everyday Rebellion (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary

A documentary about modern and creative forms of non-violent protest and civil disobedience.

Directors: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi | Stars: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Srdja Popovic, Inna Shevchenko

Votes: 287

11. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,056 | Gross: $8.41M

12. Part of the Weekend Never Dies (2008)

60 min | Documentary, Music

Rockumentary about the brothers Dewaele. They became a worldwide phenomenon through Soulwax and 2manydj's.

Directors: Saam Farahmand, Soulwax | Stars: David Dewaele, Stephen Dewaele, Soulwax

Votes: 370

13. A Cross the Universe (2008 Video)

65 min | Documentary, Music

'A Cross the Universe' is a documentary following the French EDM duo Justice touring North America.

Directors: Gaspard Augé, Xavier de Rosnay, Romain Gavras, So-Me | Stars: Gaspard Augé, Xavier de Rosnay, Pedro Winter, Mehdi Faveris-Essadi

Votes: 446

14. The Russian Woodpecker (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, War

74 Metascore

As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and play his part in the revolution by revealing it.

Director: Chad Gracia | Stars: Andrei Alexandrovich, Fedor Alexandrovich, Igor Alexandrovich, Natalia Barabovskaya

Votes: 1,193

15. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 31,284 | Gross: $0.49M

16. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.

Director: Chiemi Karasawa | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini

Votes: 861 | Gross: $0.30M

17. The Sixties (2014)

42 min | Documentary, History

Interviews and archival footage focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: John Heilemann, Robert Dallek, Tim Naftali, Dan Rather

Votes: 1,127

18. The Seventies (2015)

42 min | Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.

Stars: Douglas Brinkley, Chris Connelly, Tim Naftali, Rick Perlstein

Votes: 1,028

19. The Eighties (2016)

Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.

Stars: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III

Votes: 948

20. The Nineties (2017)

60 min | Documentary

A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 1990 to 1999.

Stars: Dan Rather, Gil Troy, Nelson George, Renee Graham

Votes: 740

21. Dying Laughing (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The craft, creative process and complicated lives of stand-up comedians.

Directors: Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood | Stars: Max Alexander, Stephen K. Amos, David A. Arnold, Dave Attell

Votes: 311

22. Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

Inspired by the passing of U.S.O. perennial Bob Hope, Friars Club roast-master Jeffrey Ross takes Drew up on an invitation to join the U.S.O. in their ongoing mission - delivering ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Ross | Stars: Jeffrey Ross, Jocelyn Aberle, Kate Blekh, Drew Carey

Votes: 198

23. Cinema, mon amour (2015)

70 min | Documentary

Every cinema has a story - a tale of loneliness, friendship, hope and unfulfilled dreams.

Director: Alexandru Belc | Stars: Cornelia Chelmu, Lorena Cosau, Gheorghe Purice, Victor Purice

Votes: 124

24. Moog (2004)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, History, Music

51 Metascore

Bob Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring electronic instruments ever created. This "compelling documentary portrait of a provocative, thoughtful and deeply ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Fjellestad | Stars: Charlie Clouser, Herbert Deutsch, Keith Emerson, Woody Jackson

Votes: 564

25. The True Cost (2015)

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

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, Richard Wolff

Votes: 5,942

26. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 9,564

27. Meet the Fokkens (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.

Directors: Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder | Stars: Louise Fokkens, Martine Fokkens

Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Pump Up the Volume (2001– )

Documentary

In this documentary the origin of house music is being explained. It starts in Chicago in the "Warehouse" club. This later became the Genre called just "House" because people wanted to buy ... See full summary »

Stars: Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Shaun Ryder

Votes: 193

29. LoveTrue (2016)

82 min | Documentary

After winning Tribeca's Best Documentary Feature Award in 2011 for her remarkable debut, Bombay Beach, and screening work-in-progress selections from LoveTrue at TFF 2015, director and ... See full summary »

Director: Alma Har'el | Stars: Abraham Boyd, Angel Boyd, Harmony Boyd, Israel Boyd

Votes: 227

30. 808 (2015)

107 min | Documentary, Music

808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It's the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Dunn | Stars: Damon Albarn, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Chris Barbosa

Votes: 413

31. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,518 | Gross: $0.41M

32. 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: 14,759 | Gross: $50.00M

33. Janis (1974)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

The life and music of Janis Joplin.

Director: Howard Alk | Stars: Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, Dave Getz

Votes: 654

34. I Am Road Comic (2014)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

A first-hand comedy documentary about working the road as a comedian.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Maria Bamford, W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Alonzo Bodden

Votes: 260

35. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,522

36. Talking Funny (2011 TV Special)

TV-MA | 49 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. let their guards down in an intimate, unscripted conversation about what it means to be a comedian.

Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld

Votes: 1,386

37. A Life in Waves (2017)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Musical

A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani.

Director: Brett Whitcomb | Stars: Peter Baumann, Don Buchla, Dorit Chrysler, Suzanne Ciani

Votes: 82

38. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 5,130

39. Reconstructing Utøya (2018)

91 min | Documentary

In a series of reconstructions four survivors from the terrorist attack at Utøya in 2011 show what happened to them and how they survived.

Director: Carl Javér | Stars: Jenny Andersen, Rakel Mortensdatter Birkeli, Barbro Bugge, Sunniva Clark

Votes: 57

40. Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)

350 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Wise | Stars: Eva Braun, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Adolf Galland

Votes: 4,813

41. Revolution of Sound: Tangerine Dream (2017)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Edgar Froese, band leader of Tangerine Dream and pioneer of electronic music, is on a lifelong mission to find the ultimate sound. His constant quest takes him and his fellow band members ... See full summary »

Director: Margarete Kreuzer

Votes: 35

43. Time of Death (2013)

60 min | Documentary

Cameras will follow brave, terminally ill individuals as they live out their final days, supported by family, friends, healthcare teams and hospice workers, who gently help guide the process.

Votes: 180

44. 7 Deadly Sins (2014– )

Documentary

Morgan Spurlock presents a modern day interpretation of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride.

Stars: Jennifer Brito, Tommy Gunn, Mike Heslin, Jamie Keohane

Votes: 483

45. Tangerine Dream: Sound from Another World (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Documentary of German electronic musical group Tangerine Dream.

Director: Margarete Kreuzer | Stars: Brian May, Bianca Acquaye, Volker Schlöndorff, Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Votes: 7

46. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

94 min | Documentary

An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look... See full summary »

Director: Midge Costin | Stars: Erik Aadahl, Ioan Allen, Richard L. Anderson, Karen Baker Landers

Votes: 28

47. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 971 | Gross: $4.44M

48. In Utero (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Family

IN UTERO is a cinematic rumination on what will emerge as the most provocative subject of the 21st Century - life in the womb and its lasting impact. Epigenetics, biochemistry, Alice In ... See full summary »

Director: Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal

Votes: 35



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