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1. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald J. Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 3,302

2. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 20,627

3. Real Value (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Real Value is an independent documentary by filmmaker Jesse Borkowski that explores how today's thought leaders and social entrepreneurs are re-envisioning business as a powerful force for ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Borkowski | Stars: Dan Ariely, Lyle Estill, Eric Henry, Carol Koury

Votes: 27

4. 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: 74,860 | Gross: $23.81M

5. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

85 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 15,598

6. 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: 8,713 | Gross: $0.31M

7. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 26,954

8. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 5,530 | Gross: $0.27M

9. Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2015)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, History

65 Metascore

Set in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. Troublemakers is ultimately a story ... See full summary »

Director: James Crump | Stars: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Germano Celant, Paula Cooper

Votes: 87 | Gross: $0.03M

10. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 13,409

11. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 13,409

12. The Jihadis Next Door (2016 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

Over the course of two years film-maker Jamie Roberts meets those spreading extremist Islamic fundamentalism in Britain, including a bouncy castle salesman who is now one of the world's most wanted men.

Director: Jamie Roberts | Stars: Khuram Butt, Abu Haleema, Jamie Roberts, Abu Rumaysah

Votes: 193

13. My Brother the Terrorist (2014 TV Special)

Documentary

Filmmaker Robb Leech is desperate to understand his stepbrother Rich's transition from middle-class white boy, to convicted terrorist.

Director: Robb Leech | Stars: Anjem Choudary, Richard Dart, Robb Leech

Votes: 74

14. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 16,778

15. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 63,688

16. 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: 56,530 | Gross: $3.29M

17. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 12,068

18. 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: 19,364 | Gross: $3.82M

19. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 46,213 | Gross: $3.17M

20. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 432 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, Jean Hargadon Wehner, Tom Nugent

Votes: 9,253

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

79 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Joshua Becker, Shannon Whitehead, Sam Harris

Votes: 6,319

22. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump advisor, Roger Stone, who helped create the real-estate mogul's political career.

Directors: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme | Stars: Roger Stone, Donald J. Trump, Paul Manafort, Jeffrey Toobin

Votes: 3,763

23. The Mars Generation (2017)

97 min | Documentary

Aspiring teenage astronauts reveal that a journey to Mars is closer than you think.

Director: Michael Barnett | Stars: Bob Behnken, Alayna Bidlack, Niko Blanks, Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Votes: 606

24. The Century of the Self (2002– )

235 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 3,850

25. Grayson Perry: All Man (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

Grayson Perry explores the concept of masculinity at the beginning of the 21st century England.

Star: Grayson Perry

Votes: 26

28. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,150 | Gross: $0.18M

29. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 20,583

30. Sustainable (2016)

92 min | Documentary, History, News

America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Wechsler | Stars: Marty Travis, Dan Barber, Rick Bayless, Mark Bittman

Votes: 310

31. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 15,070

32. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 55,561 | Gross: $3.97M

33. TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (2017– )

Biography

After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. He became an American hero.

Stars: Kalief Browder, Venida Browder, Jay Z, Paul Prestia

Votes: 870

34. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,310 | Gross: $0.70M

35. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 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: 62,868 | Gross: $4.31M

36. Dark Net (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

Explores the furthest reaches of the internet and the people who frequently use it, providing a revealing and cautionary look inside a vast cyber netherworld.

Stars: Lauren Terp, Kristie, Drew, Anisha Vora

Votes: 877

37. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

The academic and activist Noam Chomsky describes the systems that have led to financial inequality, and the current concentration of wealth and power.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 7,155 | Gross: $0.04M

38. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 3,846

39. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,524 | Gross: $0.01M

40. 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: 13,980 | Gross: $0.05M

41. We Live in Public (2009)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Josh Harris, Tom Harris, Carlos Alvarez, David Amron

Votes: 1,656 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

Votes: 1,678 | Gross: $0.26M

43. The Source Family (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. The Source Family were the darlings of the Sunset Strip until their communal living, ... See full summary »

Directors: Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille | Stars: Ahom Aquarian, Isis Aquarian, Elena Michaels, Father Yod

Votes: 859

44. Take Your Pills (2018)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Eben Britton, Dr. Wendy Brown, Anjan Chatterjee

Votes: 2,176

45. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Crime

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

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

Votes: 7,285

46. Avicii: True Stories (2017)

97 min | Documentary

Focuses on the incredible rise, fall and rebirth of one of the worlds most successful electronic music artists of all time, Avicii.

Director: Levan Tsikurishvili | Stars: Salem Al Fakir, Avicii, Johan Bjerkelund, Aloe Blacc

Votes: 3,134

47. Bobby Kennedy for President (2018– )

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: 391