With CPH: DOX (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Social Dilemma (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson, Joe Toscano

Votes: 75,216

2. My Octopus Teacher (2020)

TV-G | 85 min | Documentary

8.1
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | Stars: Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Votes: 45,367

3. Vox Lux (2018)

R | 114 min | Drama, Music

5.8
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67 Metascore

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Director: Brady Corbet | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 17,421 | Gross: $0.73M

4. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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91 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: 36,804 | Gross: $0.49M

5. The Dissident (2020)

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Omar Abdulaziz, Fahrettin Altun, John O. Brennan, Hatice Cengiz

Votes: 28,597

6. The Painter and the Thief (2020)

106 min | Documentary

7.6
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79 Metascore

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Karl Bertil-Nordland, Barbora Kysilkova, Øystein Stene

Votes: 3,015

7. Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Michael Hilow, Ana Hoffman, Dick Johnson, Kirsten Johnson

Votes: 5,789

8. Disclosure (2020)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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79 Metascore

An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.

Director: Sam Feder | Stars: Laverne Cox, Bianca Leigh, Jen Richards, Alexandra Billings

Votes: 4,910

9. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Beauden Chester, Lydia Marie Hicks

Votes: 6,494 | Gross: $4.37M

10. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.2
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 21,754 | Gross: $0.26M

11. Crip Camp (2020)

R | 106 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Directors: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham | Stars: James Lebrecht, Lionel Je'Woodyard, Joseph O'Conor, Ann Cupolo Freeman

Votes: 6,832

12. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.7
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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: 54,550 | Gross: $2.96M

13. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 12,940 | Gross: $1.60M

14. Zappa (2020)

Not Rated | 129 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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76 Metascore

An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Frank Zappa, Lonnie Lardner, Patrice Zappa, Carl Zappa

Votes: 2,373

15. Studio 54 (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.0
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70 Metascore

The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Ian Schrager, Steve Rubell, Donald Rubell, Neil Schlesinger

Votes: 2,862 | Gross: $0.20M

16. Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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90 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 8,951 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Pavarotti (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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66 Metascore

Life, works and achievements of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Griminelli, Nicoletta Mantovani, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $4.60M

18. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.6
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80 Metascore

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Director: Jennifer Brea | Stars: Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Samuel Bearman

Votes: 2,750 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Caught in the Net (2020)

100 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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Two documentarians exploring the world of online sexual abuse of children succeed in turning an experiment into an act of social intervention.

Directors: Barbora Chalupová, Vít Klusák | Stars: Sabina Dlouhá, Anezka Pithartová, Tereza Tezká

Votes: 1,082

20. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 83 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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85 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | Stars: Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, Zhimei Wang, Tunde Wang

Votes: 5,784 | Gross: $0.18M

21. Halston (2019)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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64 Metascore

Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.

Director: Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Halston, Tom Fallon, Jacqueline Kennedy, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 1,260 | Gross: $0.15M

22. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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83 Metascore

A look at the final moments of a Las Vegas dive bar called 'The Roaring 20s'.

Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross | Stars: Peter Elwell, Michael Martin, Shay Walker

Votes: 1,295

23. Vitalina Varela (2019)

124 min | Drama

6.8
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86 Metascore

A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida, Francisco Brito

Votes: 1,917

24. Crazy, Not Insane (2020)

TV-MA | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.9
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78 Metascore

An examination of the research by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis who investigated the psychology of murderers.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Richard Burr, Laura Dern, Park Dietz, Alex Gibney

Votes: 1,688

25. Family Romance, LLC (2019)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a young girl.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Ishii Yuichi, Mahiro Tanimoto, Miki Fujimaki, Takashi Nakatani

Votes: 2,276

26. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 3,152 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Welcome to Chechnya (2020)

TV-MA | 107 min | Documentary

7.9
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86 Metascore

A group of activists risk their lives fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in Chechnya.

Director: David France | Stars: Olga Baranova, David Isteev, Ramzan Kadyrov, Maxim Lapunov

Votes: 2,529

28. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 2,112 | Gross: $3.01M

29. The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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81 Metascore

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 14,073

30. Adolescents (2019)

135 min | Documentary

7.2
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Anaïs and Emma have been best friends since childhood. It's a friendship is filmed over the years, during a period when their physical, emotional and intellectual development is dramatic.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Anaïs, Emma

Votes: 670

31. Shirkers (2018)

TV-14 | 97 min | Documentary

7.4
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88 Metascore

A woman explores the events surrounding a film she and her friends began making with a mysterious stranger decades ago.

Director: Sandi Tan | Stars: Sandi Tan, Jasmine Kin Kia Ng, Philip Cheah, Sophia Siddique Harvey

Votes: 4,839

32. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 3,765 | Gross: $0.13M

33. Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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72 Metascore

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Directors: Werner Herzog, André Singer | Stars: Mikhail Gorbachev, Werner Herzog, André Singer, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 2,037 | Gross: $0.25M

34. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 9,172 | Gross: $0.38M

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

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

7.6
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80 Metascore

An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.

Director: Midge Costin | Stars: Gary Rydstrom, Steven Spielberg, Teresa Eckton, Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 1,580

36. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Aisha Bukar, Dr. Eric W. Davis, Jacques Derrida

Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $0.10M

37. Midnight Family (2019)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

7.4
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81 Metascore

In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Director: Luke Lorentzen | Stars: Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa, Josue Ochoa, Manuel Hernandez

Votes: 1,676

38. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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85 Metascore

Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Barney Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

Votes: 2,953

39. My Rembrandt (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.1
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72 Metascore

This is set in the world of the Old Masters and offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt's paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected plot turns.

Director: Oeke Hoogendijk | Stars: Jan Six, Duke of Buccleuch, Eric de Rothschild, Martin Bilj

Votes: 286

40. 143 Sahara Street (2019)

100 min | Documentary

6.9
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In the middle of the Algerian Sahara, in her relay, a woman writes her History, she welcomes, for a cigarette, a coffee or eggs, truckers, wandering beings and dreams, Her name is Malika.

Director: Hassen Ferhani | Stars: Chawki Amari, Samir El Hakim

Votes: 155

41. Sea of Shadows (2019)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.3
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72 Metascore

The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, Matthew Podolsky | Stars: Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo, Andrea Crosta

Votes: 630

42. Caesar Must Die (2012)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca

Votes: 6,429

43. Love It Was Not (2020)

86 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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A tragic love story between a prisoner and her captor. Flamboyant and full of life, Helena Citron is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the tutelage ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Sarfaty

Votes: 59

44. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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70 Metascore

Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Thomas Campanella, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin

Votes: 593 | Gross: $0.31M

45. Mon amour (2020)

172 min | Documentary

6.8
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Mourning his boyfriend Frédéric's death from an overdose, the French filmmaker David Teboul goes to Siberia on a ritual journey. Out here, under the enormous dome of the skies, he finds the free space to disentangle his thoughts again.

Director: David Teboul | Stars: Frederic Luzy, David Teboul

Votes: 43

46. Mayor (2020)

89 min | Documentary

7.6
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75 Metascore

A look at the life of Musa Hadid, the charismatic mayor of Palestinian city Ramallah, who aspires to lead the city into the future.

Director: David Osit | Star: Musa Hadid

Votes: 405

47. I Am Not Alone (2019)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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On Easter 2018, a man puts on a backpack to walk all over Armenia. His mission is to inspire a velvet revolution which can overthrow the corrupt regime that enjoys absolute power in this post-Soviet nation.

Director: Garin Hovannisian | Stars: Nikol Pashinyan, Serzh Sargsyan, Valeriy Osipyan, Anna Hakobyan

Votes: 260

48. Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (2020)

TV-PG | 99 min | Documentary

7.3
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80 Metascore

Villagers in the Venezuelan community of Lake Maracaibo fight against pollution, corruption and neglect to keep homes and way of life.

Director: Anabel Rodriguez Rios

Votes: 361

49. Scheme Birds (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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89 Metascore

As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where "you either get knocked up or locked up," innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.

Directors: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

Votes: 436

50. Horse Money (2014)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

6.9
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84 Metascore

"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado, Benvindo Tavares

Votes: 1,675


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