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1. Particle Fever (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Sherwood Boehlert, Joel Hefley

Votes: 6,738 | Gross: $0.87M

2. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 10,058 | Gross: $0.59M

3. The Singularity (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, News

Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?

Director: Doug Wolens | Stars: David Chalmers, Richard Clarke, Aubrey de Grey, Alison Gopnik

Votes: 44

4. Plug & Pray (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

Will man go beyond biology? It's an age-old dream to create intelligent machines that equal their human creators. Computer experts around the world, like Raymond Kurzweil and Hiroshi ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Schanze | Stars: Joseph Weizenbaum, Raymond Kurzweil, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Minoru Asada

Votes: 137

5. Bots High (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Bots High is an exciting documentary following the adventures of three high school robotics teams battling for first place at a national robotics competition in Miami, Florida. It's a ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Daoud | Stars: Will Bales, Elizabeth Masson, Danielle Cosio, Gaby Granda

Votes: 28

6. Love Machine (2002)

110 min | Documentary

In a culture preoccupied with its own technological prowess in the development of labor-saving machines, one can't help but wonder how long it will be before we see humanoid robots and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Asaro | Stars: Joan Almon, Cynthia Breazeal, Rodney Brooks, Colleen Cordes

Votes: 14

7. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,011 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 13,335 | Gross: $0.27M

9. 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: 57,520 | Gross: $3.29M

10. Let the Fire Burn (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

Director: Jason Osder | Stars: Birdie Africa, Ramona Africa, Wilson Goode, William Brown III

Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $0.06M

11. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 64,020 | Gross: $4.31M

12. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,035 | Gross: $1.13M

13. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

78 Metascore

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

Director: Mark Craig | Stars: Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,902 | Gross: $0.19M

15. 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: 8,986 | Gross: $0.31M

16. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 8,269 | Gross: $0.24M

17. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,222 | Gross: $0.31M

18. Fehér isten (2014)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

80 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy

Votes: 13,288 | Gross: $0.28M

19. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 12,892

20. Freedom Downtime (2001)

Unrated | 121 min | Documentary, Adventure

A feature length documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the hacker world.

Director: Emmanuel Goldstein | Stars: Mark Abene, Ed Cummings, Robert Darlington, Emmanuel Goldstein

Votes: 870

21. Revolution OS (2001)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

46 Metascore

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »

Director: J.T.S. Moore | Stars: Linus Torvalds, Richard M. Stallman, Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens

Votes: 2,252 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Code Rush (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

Code Rush follows the people of Netscape Communications during an intense period in 1998, when it was all but certain that Microsoft had already won control of the Internet user's desktop. ... See full summary »

Director: David Winton | Stars: Scott Collins, Stuart Parmenter, Jamie Zawinski

Votes: 118

23. N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös (1993)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography

N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos is a 1993 biographical documentary about the life of mathematician Paul Erdos, directed by George Paul Csicsery.

Director: George Paul Csicsery | Stars: Paul Erdös, Ronald Graham, Joel Spencer, J.W.S. Cassels

Votes: 196

26. Aardvark'd: 12 Weeks with Geeks (2005)

80 min | Documentary

Four interns are brought into Manhattan and given 12 weeks to design, develop, debug and ship a program that will change the way computer geeks around the world fix their friends' computers... See full summary »

Director: Lerone D. Wilson | Stars: Dan Bricklin, Liz Gordon, Paul Graham, Yaron Guez

Votes: 49

28. The Code (2001)

58 min | Documentary

Finnish-made documentary about GNU/Linux, featuring some of the most influential people of the free software (FOSS) movement.

Director: Hannu Puttonen | Stars: Eric Allman, Alan Cox, Miguel de Icaza, Jon Hall

Votes: 374

30. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 4,721

31. E-Dreams (2001)

94 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

An in-depth look at the highs and lows of a dot com. The movie follows the founders of Kozmo.com as they raise money and file for IPO. But no one has predicted the market crash in April 2000.

Director: Wonsuk Chin | Stars: Joseph Park, Yong Kang, Thoeger Hansen, Larry Van Cassele

Votes: 261

32. Something Ventured (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Bill Bowes, Herbert Boyer, Po Bronson, Nolan Bushnell

Votes: 617

34. The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary

Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

Stars: Robert X. Cringely, Douglas Adams, Sam Albert, Paul G. Allen

Votes: 1,152

35. Noah (2013)

18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Noah's relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse.

Directors: Patrick Cederberg, Walter Woodman | Stars: Sam Kantor, Caitlin McConkey-Pirie, Nina Iordanova, Nahan Fahey

Votes: 741

36. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 7,496 | Gross: $0.10M

37. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan

Votes: 8,738 | Gross: $1.61M

38. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

89 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: 29,961 | Gross: $0.49M

39. 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: 5,879 | Gross: $0.09M

40. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 9,996 | Gross: $2.83M

41. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 6,929 | Gross: $0.05M

42. 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: 46,638 | Gross: $2.80M

43. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 24,407 | Gross: $6.71M



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