With P.O.V./American Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Minding the Gap (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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: 4,231 | Gross: $0.01M

2. The Oath (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal, Troy Lebane

Votes: 738 | Gross: $0.04M

3. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $0.06M

4. Point and Shoot (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

6.8
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65 Metascore

An American sets out with his motorbike to find both adventure and his sense of manhood, leading him on an extraordinary journey he could not have imagined, including fighting in the Libyan Revolution.

Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Matt Sager, Matthew Vandyke

Votes: 1,573

5. Flag Wars (2003)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.1
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"Flag Wars" is a cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over a four years in ... See full summary »

Directors: Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras | Stars: Nina Masseria, Floyd Goode, Josephine Goode, Shango Baba Olugbala

Votes: 193

6. Best Kept Secret (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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100 Metascore

JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism ... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Buck | Stars: Alyce Barnhardt, Carla Byrd, Robert Caspar, Johnson Green

Votes: 280

7. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.4
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A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt | Stars: Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Rene Maquilleur, Amanda Noble

Votes: 400

8. I'm Carolyn Parker (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

6.6
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63 Metascore

I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme

Votes: 75

9. Tough Love (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.6
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Two parents fight through the tangled web of the United States foster care system to get custody of their children back.

Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal | Star: Erin Verlander

Votes: 17

10. Wo ai ni mommy (2010)

77 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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From 2000 to 2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese adoptees being raised in the United States. Ninety-five percent... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal | Stars: Amanda Baden, Darah Sadowsky, Donna Sadowsky, Faith Sadowsky

Votes: 41

11. Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) (2015)

75 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, undocumented activist Angy Rivera steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being an undocumented immigrant and a victim of sexual assault.

Director: Mikaela Shwer

Votes: 21

12. Homegoings (2013)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

8.4
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Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Turner | Star: Isaiah Owens

Votes: 21

13. Whiteness Project (2014– )

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14. Afghanistan: Collateral Damage (2002 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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Follows the efforts of aid workers (from the human rights group Emergency) to re-open a hospital in Kabul from October to December 2001, while fighting between US and Taliban forces was still underway.

Directors: Fabrizio Lazzaretti, Alberto Vendemmiati | Stars: Kate Rowlands, Gino Strada

Votes: 17

15. Point of View (1989– )

Documentary

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16. Public Money (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg


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