Most Popular Documentary-Biography Documentaries With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli, McColm Cephas Jr.

Votes: 7,996 | Gross: $22.61M

2. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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72 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, James Steven Ginsburg

Votes: 2,742 | Gross: $14.00M

3. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $1.24M

4. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Aretha Franklin

Votes: 1,463 | Gross: $3.03M

5. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 40,885 | Gross: $0.89M

6. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

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

8.2
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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: 56,462 | Gross: $3.97M

7. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Star: Jane Goodall

Votes: 1,742 | Gross: $1.72M

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

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

8.0
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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: 3,041

9. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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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: 46,814 | Gross: $3.17M

10. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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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: 41,643 | Gross: $8.41M

11. Beware the Slenderman (2016)

TV-14 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.3
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Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Morgan Geyser, Anissa Weier, Angie Geyser, Bill Weier

Votes: 4,583

12. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 52,352 | Gross: $1.61M

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

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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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: 27,818

14. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,017 | Gross: $0.65M

15. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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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: 46,316 | Gross: $2.80M

16. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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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: 47,786 | Gross: $2.96M

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

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

9.0
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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: 13,964

18. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 16,175 | Gross: $3.17M

19. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 16,308 | Gross: $1.34M

20. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger, William J. Birnes

Votes: 1,694 | Gross: $0.82M

21. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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63 Metascore

This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Sandra Amador, Michael Bearden, Tony Bennett, BloodPop

Votes: 7,373

22. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 21,690 | Gross: $3.12M

23. Marwencol (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy

7.6
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83 Metascore

After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

Director: Jeff Malmberg | Stars: Mark Hogancamp, Emmanuel Nneji, Edda Hogancamp, Tom Neubauer

Votes: 2,781 | Gross: $0.11M

24. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.5
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 25,128

25. Be Here Now (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.7
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As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,'Spartacus,' when he is faced with his biggest ... See full summary »

Director: Lilibet Foster | Stars: Jai Courtney, Andy Whitfield, Indigo Whitfield, Jesse Whitfield

Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 11,555 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Becoming Bond (2017)

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

7.6
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65 Metascore

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: George Lazenby, James Walsh, Jason Maybaum, Kelly Lester

Votes: 1,497

28. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Votes: 10,552 | Gross: $1.30M

29. The Witness (I) (2015)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.1
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79 Metascore

The brother of Kitty Genovese investigates the circumstances of her murder and the truth of the story that dozens of locals witnessed the crime and did nothing to intervene.

Director: James D. Solomon | Stars: William Genovese, Shannon Beeby, Kitty Genovese, Catherine Pelonero

Votes: 3,247

30. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Robin Wright, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cary Elwes, Hulk Hogan

Votes: 3,517

31. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.4
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2 Metascore

Documentarian Dinesh D'Souza analyzes the history of the Democratic Party and what he thinks are Hillary Clinton's true motivations.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Jonah Goldberg, David Guyette, Andrea Cohen

Votes: 5,903 | Gross: $13.10M

32. Spielberg (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 147 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Butler

Votes: 4,228

33. The Look of Silence (2014)

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

8.3
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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: 9,500 | Gross: $0.11M

34. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 8,745

35. I Am Heath Ledger (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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68 Metascore

Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career.

Directors: Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray | Stars: Heath Ledger, Ben Harper, Kim Ledger, Sally Bell

Votes: 4,734

36. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 13,709 | Gross: $0.81M

37. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump adviser, 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: 4,110

38. Dancer (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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65 Metascore

Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

Director: Steven Cantor | Stars: Jade Hale-Christofi, David LaChapelle, Sergei Polunin

Votes: 1,927 | Gross: $0.04M

39. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,820 | Gross: $0.68M

40. The True Cost (2015)

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

7.7
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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, Lucy Siegle

Votes: 4,901

41. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 21,029 | Gross: $4.19M

42. The Seven Five (2014)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.6
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69 Metascore

Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history. Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Mike Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw, Chickie

Votes: 4,376 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Who Took Johnny (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film ... See full summary »

Directors: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley | Stars: Noreen Gosch, Nancy Allen, Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner

Votes: 2,138

44. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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87 Metascore

A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stella Adler, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Borne

Votes: 5,985 | Gross: $0.43M

45. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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CONOR McGREGOR: NOTORIOUS, filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all- areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Audie Attar, Ryan Buescher, Kiefer Crosbie

Votes: 2,235

46. Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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54 Metascore

Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy offers audiences a penetrating look inside the world of Ron Jeremy, America's most unlikely sex star and hero to millions. With nearly 25 years in the ... See full summary »

Director: Scott J. Gill | Stars: Ron Jeremy, William Margold, Al Goldstein, Al Lewis

Votes: 2,230 | Gross: $0.41M

47. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 9,479

48. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 9,122 | Gross: $0.10M

49. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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66 Metascore

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 8,454 | Gross: $7.71M

50. Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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71 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle, Debbie Turner

Votes: 7,874 | Gross: $0.24M

51. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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69 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 1,153 | Gross: $0.25M

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

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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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: 13,918 | Gross: $0.05M

53. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

TV-MA | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Ginger Baker, Chuck Berry

Votes: 1,054

54. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

8.1
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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: 7,354 | Gross: $0.04M

55. Les plages d'Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 2,211 | Gross: $0.24M

56. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 3,462

57. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 11,450 | Gross: $1.51M

58. Twinsters (2015)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.6
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81 Metascore

Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.

Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto | Stars: Anaïs Bordier, Samantha Futerman, Kanoa Goo

Votes: 4,201

59. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 4,052 | Gross: $3.75M

60. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,160 | Gross: $0.70M

61. Party Monster (1998)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Documentary film exploring the rise of Club Kid legend Michael Alig and his fall in 1996 when he murdered his drug dealer/roommate Angel Melendez.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Michael Alig, Gitsie, James St. James, Keoki

Votes: 1,399

62. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 10,349 | Gross: $5.36M

63. McLaren (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mario Andretti, Alastair Caldwell, Dwayne Cameron, Matt Coldrick

Votes: 1,308

64. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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75 Metascore

A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Alicia Vikander, Pia Lindström, Roberto Rossellini

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.14M

65. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,411 | Gross: $0.89M

66. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 12,207 | Gross: $1.41M

67. More Than a Game (2008)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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59 Metascore

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Director: Kristopher Belman | Stars: LeBron James, Dru Joyce, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton

Votes: 4,761 | Gross: $0.94M

68. Biggie and Tupac (2002)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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63 Metascore

Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nick Broomfield, Russell Poole

Votes: 4,098 | Gross: $0.09M

69. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 7,897 | Gross: $0.12M

70. Only the Dead (2015)

TV-MA | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware | Stars: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Michael Ware

Votes: 2,446

71. Call Me Lucky (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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64 Metascore

Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Barry Crimmins, Jack Gallagher, Martin Olson, Steve Sweeney

Votes: 1,730

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

350 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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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, Adolf Galland, Hermann Göring

Votes: 4,548

73. De Palma (2015)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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83 Metascore

A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.

Directors: Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow | Star: Brian De Palma

Votes: 3,575 | Gross: $0.16M

74. Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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An intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport, and the truth. But the former ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Kristin Armstrong

Votes: 2,269

75. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,493 | Gross: $2.28M

76. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

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

7.4
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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: 2,410 | Gross: $0.05M

77. David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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75 Metascore

Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.

Directors: Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Jon Nguyen | Stars: David Lynch, Lula Lynch, Edwina Lynch, Donald Lynch

Votes: 3,698 | Gross: $0.17M

78. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

TV-PG | 214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,196

79. My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life changing hemorrhagic stroke. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland | Stars: David Lynch, Sophie Robinson, Hente Sodderland, Jan Sodderland

Votes: 1,617

80. The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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A fallen professional wrestling superstar battles his past demons in a struggle to reclaim his life and the family that has given up on him.

Director: Steve Yu | Stars: Steve Austin, Louie Benson, Joe Case, Adam Copeland

Votes: 2,296

81. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.1
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

Votes: 5,107

82. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 8,146 | Gross: $0.33M

83. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 2,952 | Gross: $0.21M

84. Williams (2017)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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Focusing on the career and family of its legendary founder Sir Frank Williams, the British sports documentary tells the extraordinary story of the Williams Formula 1 team, from its inception to the present day.

Director: Morgan Matthews | Stars: Emily Bevan, Pamela Cockerill, Jenny Funnell, Howden Ganley

Votes: 1,584

85. Ronaldo (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.4
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A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke

Votes: 12,868

86. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,560 | Gross: $0.67M

87. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,446 | Gross: $1.43M

88. Boy Interrupted (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Heinz Perry | Stars: Evan Scott Perry, Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry, Nicholas Kopple-Perry

Votes: 1,555

89. I Am Bolt (2016)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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64 Metascore

The legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Pele, Neymar, Serena Williams, Asafa Powell

Votes: 2,538

90. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,483 | Gross: $1.33M

91. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 6,670 | Gross: $0.38M

92. For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg

Votes: 2,981

93. Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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60 Metascore

The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Natalie Wood, Paul Newman

Votes: 2,859

94. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,012 | Gross: $1.25M

95. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,707

96. The Captains (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 2,482

97. Let's Get Lost (1988)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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85 Metascore

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Weber | Stars: Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Vera Baker, Paul Baker

Votes: 1,555

98. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,348 | Gross: $2.05M

99. The Crash Reel (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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79 Metascore

Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Daniel Amen

Votes: 4,428

100. Iris (IX) (2014)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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80 Metascore

A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

Director: Albert Maysles | Stars: Carl Apfel, Harold Koda, Dries Van Noten, Inez Bailey

Votes: 3,802 | Gross: $1.31M



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