Most Popular Documentary-History Documentaries With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Death of a Nation (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History

5.0
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1 Metascore

This documentary draws parallels between the dramatic fracturing of the nation over Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Victoria Chilap, Dinesh D'Souza, Karel Dobrý, Pavel Kríz

Votes: 3,853 | Gross: $5.31M

2. 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: 5,792 | Gross: $13.10M

3. 13th (2016)

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

8.2
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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: 17,417

4. 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, Bill Birnes

Votes: 1,567 | Gross: $0.82M

5. 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: 5,990 | Gross: $0.65M

6. 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: 13,846

7. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 14,161 | Gross: $50.00M

8. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 45,781

9. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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: 56,964 | Gross: $3.29M

10. 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: 16,163 | Gross: $1.34M

11. The Farthest (2017)

PG | 121 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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87 Metascore

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.

Director: Emer Reynolds | Stars: Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 2,124 | Gross: $0.01M

12. 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: 1,461

13. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 13,237

14. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,154 | Gross: $0.02M

15. 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: 9,429 | Gross: $0.11M

16. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,356 | Gross: $0.13M

17. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.9
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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: 1,916 | Gross: $0.04M

18. The Hornet's Nest (2014)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.6
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61 Metascore

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher

Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.31M

19. 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: 3,146 | Gross: $0.70M

20. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.9
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59 Metascore

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 11,579 | Gross: $0.15M

21. 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: 1,142 | Gross: $0.25M

22. Killer Legends (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.4
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Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Director: Joshua Zeman | Stars: Rachel Mills, Joshua Zeman, Stephen Winick, James Presley

Votes: 2,630

23. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,511 | Gross: $0.02M

24. 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: 4,352 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Tim's Vermeer (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Teller | Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

Votes: 7,021 | Gross: $1.66M

26. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.7
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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: 5,638 | Gross: $0.27M

27. 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: 20,976 | Gross: $4.19M

28. Back in Time (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Family, History

6.3
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An amazing look at the immense cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy 30 years after McFly and Brown went on an epic adventure.

Director: Jason Aron | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 3,538

29. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 2,646 | Gross: $0.27M

30. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.8
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67 Metascore

In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »

Directors: Annika Iltis, Timothy James Kane

Votes: 3,091

31. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.6
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,857

32. Oklahoma City (2017)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Janet Beck, Alan Berg, Jim Botting, Bill Buford

Votes: 1,811

33. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,476

34. LA 92 (2017)

R | 114 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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66 Metascore

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Henry Alfaro, Danny Bakewell, John D. Barnett, Michael Bostic

Votes: 1,815

35. National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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74 Metascore

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage.

Director: Douglas Tirola | Stars: Danny Abelson, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Henry Beard

Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $0.06M

36. Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

6.8
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67 Metascore

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie, Aron Hijar

Votes: 2,969 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Votes: 16,751

38. 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: 3,399

39. 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: 7,844 | Gross: $0.12M

40. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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Film in the Loose Change series.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Johnelle Bryant, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Votes: 3,196

41. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 13,399 | Gross: $5.23M

42. 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: 2,413

43. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,432 | Gross: $1.44M

44. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,383

45. 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: 4,496

46. Banking on Bitcoin (2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, News

6.6
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Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the Internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. The film shows the players who are defining how this technology will shape our lives.

Director: Christopher Cannucciari | Stars: Wences Casares, Nathanial Popper, Gavin Andresen, Naomi Brockwell

Votes: 2,929

47. Riding Giants (2004)

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

7.9
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80 Metascore

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark

Votes: 4,093 | Gross: $2.28M

48. Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 7,151 | Gross: $0.45M

49. Night Will Fall (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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85 Metascore

Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.

Director: Andre Singer | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard

Votes: 2,637

50. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.

Director: Daniel Schmidt | Star: Patrick Sweeney

Votes: 1,313

51. Red Obsession (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, News

6.7
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68 Metascore

The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.

Directors: David Roach, Warwick Ross | Stars: Russell Crowe, Sara Eisen, Debra Meiburg

Votes: 1,131 | Gross: $0.01M

52. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,272 | Gross: $0.16M

53. Best of Enemies (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 4,990 | Gross: $0.89M

54. City 40 (2016)

73 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.5
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Behind the walls of a forbidden city, the only thing more dangerous than its secrets is the truth.

Director: Samira Goetschel | Stars: Lavrenti Beria, Viktor Fetisov, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergei Kirillov

Votes: 1,081

55. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.7
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A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 1,460

56. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,292 | Gross: $1.88M

57. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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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: 5,981 | Gross: $1.13M

58. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Kenneth Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 3,990 | Gross: $0.77M

59. 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: 2,375 | Gross: $0.05M

60. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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93 Metascore

The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks

Votes: 2,761

61. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 2,953 | Gross: $0.00M

62. The Endurance (2000)

G | 97 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale

Votes: 1,694 | Gross: $2.45M

63. Der ewige Jude (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

5.5
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 3,210

64. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,199

65. Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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59 Metascore

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter

Votes: 1,445

66. Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 7,734 | Gross: $0.12M

67. Hitler: A career (1977)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.

Directors: Joachim Fest, Christian Herrendoerfer | Stars: Gert Westphal, Stephen Murray, Artur Axmann, General Bergeret

Votes: 1,030

68. Prophet's Prey (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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77 Metascore

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Nick Cave, Elaine Anderson, Sam Brower, Andrew Chatwin

Votes: 1,202 | Gross: $0.01M

69. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 3,386 | Gross: $0.90M

70. All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.3
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73 Metascore

'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: Russ Solomon, Chuck D, Chris Cornell, Heidi Cotler

Votes: 2,568 | Gross: $0.17M

71. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,071 | Gross: $2.42M

72. All This Mayhem (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Martin | Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill, Lance Conklin

Votes: 2,864

73. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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86 Metascore

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Stuart Herrington, Juan Valdez

Votes: 3,359 | Gross: $0.47M

74. India's Daughter (I) (2015)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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72 Metascore

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.

Director: Leslee Udwin | Stars: Asha Devi, Badri Singh, Satendra, Mukesh Singh

Votes: 1,741

75. 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: 3,752 | Gross: $1.31M

76. Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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A documentary featuring letters written by U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Tom Berenger, Ellen Burstyn, J. Kenneth Campbell, Richard Chaves

Votes: 1,607

77. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,133

78. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 1,987 | Gross: $1.17M

79. I Believe in Miracles (2015)

104 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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The story of the history-making Nottingham Forest team that won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, led by the mercurial Brian Clough and his assistant Peter Taylor.

Director: Jonny Owen | Stars: Brian Clough, Peter Taylor, Jimmy Gordon, John McGovern

Votes: 1,005

80. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,364 | Gross: $0.13M

81. Hellstorm (2015)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II.

Director: Kyle Hunt | Stars: Gerhard Ausmeier, John DeNugent, Thomas Goodrich, Paul Hickman

Votes: 2,283

82. Hype! (1996)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: 7 Year Bitch, Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre, Jeff Ament

Votes: 2,092 | Gross: $0.27M

83. Red Army (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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83 Metascore

The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

Director: Gabe Polsky | Stars: Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks, Don Cherry

Votes: 5,909 | Gross: $0.69M

84. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 5,032 | Gross: $0.01M

85. The Unknown Known (2013)

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

7.1
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,451 | Gross: $0.28M

86. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 4,752 | Gross: $1.51M

87. Silicon Cowboys (2016)

Unrated | 77 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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75 Metascore

Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.

Director: Jason Cohen | Stars: Rod Canion, Jim Harris, Bill Murto

Votes: 1,333 | Gross: $0.01M

88. For No Good Reason (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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56 Metascore

Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Charlie Paul | Stars: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,270 | Gross: $0.07M

89. 102 Minutes That Changed America (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse.

Directors: Nicole Rittenmeyer, Seth Skundrick | Stars: George W. Bush, Joe Napolitano, Kelly Edwards

Votes: 1,944

90. My Winnipeg (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart

Votes: 4,283 | Gross: $0.16M

91. She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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80 Metascore

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.

Director: Mary Dore | Stars: Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, Judith Arcana, Nona Willis Aronowitz

Votes: 1,149 | Gross: $0.42M

92. We Were Here (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,771

93. Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Video)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

Director: Peter Kuran | Stars: William Shatner, Edward Teller, W.H.P. Blandy, Frank H. Shelton

Votes: 3,008

94. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,640 | Gross: $1.51M

95. Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)

78 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

7.5
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A hybrid feature about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

Director: Ilinca Calugareanu | Stars: Irina Margareta Nistor, Ana Maria Moldovan, Dan Chiorean, Valentin Oncu

Votes: 1,617

96. Good Ol' Freda (2013)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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60 Metascore

A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.

Director: Ryan White | Stars: Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

Votes: 1,684 | Gross: $0.14M

97. A Billion Lives (2016)

95 min | Documentary, History, News

9.0
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35 Metascore

A true story of the vaping revolution and tragic corruption leading to a billion deaths around the world.

Director: Aaron Biebert | Stars: David Goerlitz, Clive Bates, Attila Danko, Delon Human

Votes: 2,684

98. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History

6.2
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What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 1,826

99. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 5,046 | Gross: $0.09M

100. 1 (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.0
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Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

Director: Paul Crowder | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher

Votes: 3,195



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