Highest Rated Documentaries Released 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31


1. Healing By Sharing: A Trip Through Kenya (2013)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.8
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Healing by Sharing is the movie of the Berlin filmmaker Michael Stock, who managed the sexual abuse by his own father in his last film Postcard To Daddy. Defeated a tongue cancer, he is now... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Stock, Carsten Cierocki | Star: Carsten Cierocki

Votes: 5

2. On the Spot: Gaza - Chronicles of a Conflict (2013)

27 min | Documentary, Short, News

9.4
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A Qassam-fighter is collecting the remaining parts of Ahmed Jabari's body from his wreck after an Israeli airstrike that killed the head of al-Qassam Brigade. A Palestinian journalist who ... See full summary »

Directors: Eszter Cseke, András S. Takács

Votes: 5

3. Little Ballers (2013)

78 min | Documentary

9.4
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Director: Crystal McCrary | Stars: Carmelo Anthony, Coach Billy, Tyson Chandler, Cole

Votes: 11

4. The Other Dreamers (2013)

47 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.4
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Four disabled kids start a journey, on the way to fulfill their dreams. They won't let their disabilities interrupt them, even if they are the only ones who believe that it's possible.

Director: Roy Zafrani

Votes: 15

5. Until the End, Amir (2013)

Documentary, Short

9.4
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Director: Roy Zafrani | Stars: Natalie Barkaie Menashe, Tali Menashe, Ophir Menashe, Itzhak Menashe

Votes: 24

6. Penalty of Justice (2013)

14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

9.4
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Life is wonderful until the sportsman falls a victim to a corrupted criminal system. Losing all, he doesn't give up: thanks to his father and good lawyer, he seeks justice at the European Court of Human Rights.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Bohdan Savitskyy, Roman Kotyk, Tetyana Zhuravel

Votes: 92

7. Angrebet på Shellhuset (2013)

Documentary

9.4
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"THE SHELL HOUSE RAID" A DOCUMENTARY BY SIMON BANG & MARTIN SUNDSTRØM

"On 21. March 1945, a mysterious accident transforms one of the Second World Wars most complex air strikes into a ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Simon Bang, Martin Sundstrøm | Stars: Annelise Grubbe, Dorthe Røssel, Edward Sismore

Votes: 5

8. No More Tour (2013)

103 min | Documentary

9.4
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Director: Daniel Gomez Lillo | Stars: Aitor Acosta, Amaia Apaolaza, Óscar Benas, Tania De Sousa

Votes: 5

9. Decompression (2013)

29 min | Documentary, Adventure | Completed

9.4
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Four Dalmatians philosophize about risk, trust, family and life. 300 years ago a Greek priest came to a Croatian island and showed the population how to harvest the Sea for sponges. Our ... See full summary »

Votes: 14

10. Ajawaska, fragmentos de un viaje a las alturas (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

9.4
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A documentary about three women friends, an Argentine, a Chilean, and a Bolivian on their journey through the neighboring yet foreign country of Peru. A trip inebriating in its discovery of... See full summary »

Director: Violeta Paus Soto

Votes: 5

11. A Place to Call His Own (2013)

55 min | Documentary

9.4
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A Documentary about Naperville, Illinois resident and Car Enthusiast, Matthew J McMahon.

Director: Mike Krumlauf | Stars: Michael Castillo, Mike Krumlauf, Joe Mazzone, Dennis McMahon

Votes: 7

12. CM101MMXI Fundamentals (2013)

139 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.3
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The funny little details of everyday life; the simple things that makes us laugh. An unforgettable performance from Cem Yilmaz. Yilmaz captures the audience with his hilarious stories about... See full summary »

Director: Murat Dündar | Star: Cem Yilmaz

Votes: 39,993

13. Midwife (2013)

104 min | Documentary, Drama

9.3
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MIDWIFE follows Minnesota home birth midwife, Sarah Biermeier (of Geneabirth), during her first year as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). The documentary quietly shows the life of a ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Kuznia | Stars: Sarah Biermeier, Melanie Moore, Kerry Dixon, Holly Fix

Votes: 58

14. Men of the Cloth (2013)

96 min | Documentary, Drama

9.3
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An inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging role in the twilight of ... See full summary »

Director: Vicki Vasilopoulos

Votes: 90

15. The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.3
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The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto is a documentary film project that chronicles the lives of independent musicians as they build their careers in the Canadian music industry.

Director: Josh Jensen | Stars: Bif Naked, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Dave Monks

Votes: 24

16. The Last Phase (2013)

47 min | Documentary

9.3
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A documentary depicting the true life story of a former female LTTE cadre during the final stages of the humanitarian operation was screened at a glittering function held at the Cinnamon ... See full summary »

Director: Jeevan Chandimal | Star: Jayawadanee

Votes: 33

17. Days of Reckoning: The Making of US4 (2013 Video)

80 min | Documentary

9.3
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Director: Doug Magnuson | Stars: Scott Adkins, Andrei Arlovski, David Atherton, Mariah Bonner

Votes: 37

18. 30 Years Behind the Mic: Maurice the VOICE Watts (2013)

128 min | Documentary

9.3
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This 2 hour documentary takes you inside the world of New York's UNSUNG radio personality Maurice Watts private life at home as well as his professional life at the radio station and on ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Watts Sr. | Stars: Maurice Watts Sr., Patti LaBelle, Dennis Edwards, Leon

Votes: 15

19. Dovzhenko. Ukrainian Homer of Cinema (2013)

Documentary, Short, Biography

9.3
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An inspiring portrait about one of the greatest film directors, Dovzhenko, world-known as Homer of Cinema.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Serhiy Trymbach, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Aleksandr Muratov

Votes: 55

20. The Cape: In the Lands of the Lost World (2013)

75 min | Documentary

9.3
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Experience the world and the hidden mysteries of one of the most enigmatic capes in the World; Cabo Espichel, in Portugal.

Director: Miguel Gaudêncio | Stars: Luis Ferreira, Rui Francisco, Francisco Mendes

Votes: 25

21. Going Home Again (2013)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

9.3
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A young man's journey to his ancestral home seeking spiritual healing.

Director: Skip Bolden | Star: Ajay Mehta

Votes: 24

22. Yasuni (2013)

31 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

9.3
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Yasuni is a documentary film that explores what is at the heart of Ecuador's Yasuni-ITT Initiative, which aims to protect Yasuni National Park from oil exploitation. The project began with ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Entel | Stars: Alex Aguinda, Ivonne Baki, Rafael Correa, Nicolas Entel

Votes: 6

23. Sick Mick and the Boys (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Jose Asuncion | Stars: Mark Mugsy Charlton, Matt Charlton, Mike Charlton, Roger Killian

Votes: 6

24. Do Ye the Little Things in Life: St. David's Day Festival-National Day of Wales 2013 (2013)

32 min | Documentary, Short

9.3
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Welsh and Welsh Americans return to Hollywood for the first annual St. David's Day Festival, a triumphant gathering since the success of the 2011 West Coast Eisteddfod. Welsh heritage has ... See full summary »

Director: Lorin Morgan Richards | Stars: Peter Anthony Freeman, C.J. Hill, Sarah Hope, Jude Johnson

Votes: 33

25. Vikings - A Warrior Society: Viking Culture and Law (2013 Video)

Documentary, Short

9.2
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Stars: George Blagden, Jochen Burgtorf, Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig

Votes: 51

26. The Other Side: A Paranormal Documentary (2013)

68 min | Documentary

9.2
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The Other Side is a documentary about paranormal investigation. The crew interviews paranormal professionals. Once equipped with the knowledge about the paranormal, they go to a haunted insane asylum to investigate.

Director: Kyle Kubitz | Stars: John Aderholt, Evan Brewer, Maria Scott Burns, A.J. Carroll

Votes: 6

27. Poaching Wars (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

9.2
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Tom Hardy travels to African countries to explore the dark reality of poaching Rhinos and Elephants. He meets various people involved in anti-poaching missions to give these majestic animals a future.

Director: Ewen Thompson | Stars: Tom Hardy, Julian Rademeyer

Votes: 118

28. Star Wars: Despecialized Edition Remastered V2.5, Introducing the Sources (2013 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

9.2
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Petr "Harmy" Harmacek introduces some of the sources used to create the Despecialized version of Star Wars Episode IV.

Director: Petr 'Harmy', Harmacek | Star: Petr 'Harmy', Harmacek

Votes: 24

29. Travis: A Soldier's Story (2013)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

9.2
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On April 10, 2012, life for the Mills family dramatically changed forever. A routine patrol in Afghanistan turned into the fight of SSG Travis Mills's life when he was hit by an IED and ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathon Link | Stars: Daniel Bateson, Josh Buck, Brandon Fessey, Rj Hanson

Votes: 61

30. Velvet Prisons: Russell Jacoby on American Academia (2013)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.2
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This provocative documentary arises from extensive interviews with maverick academic Russell Jacoby concerning the fate of public intellectuals, the neutering of radical work in the academy... See full summary »

Directors: Kurt Jacobsen, Warren Leming | Stars: Hugh Iglarsh, Kurt Jacobsen, Warren Leming

Votes: 20

31. Walk On (2013)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.2
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A disabled 21-year-old, who was born HIV Positive, trains for an AIDS walk while educating others about HIV and disabilities with the help of a Quadriplegic Comic, an Amputee Sprinter, and a Purple Heart Veteran.

Director: Mark Bashian | Stars: Jay Cramer, LyVell Gipson, Regina Hall, Joseph Kibler

Votes: 11

32. Harlem Street Singer (2013)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.2
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Tells the little-known story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great American ragtime, blues and gospel guitarist. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural south to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Simeon Hutner, Trevor Laurence

Votes: 8

33. 120 Days (2013)

TV-14 | 79 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

9.2
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120 Days captures an intimate look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States illegally for twelve years. Father and husband, ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Roach

Votes: 31

34. The Longest Kiss (2013)

75 min | Documentary, News, War

9.2
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At a historical crossroad, Sudan is about to split in two. A referendum on self-determination in early 2011 will likely separate the Muslim North and the Christian South into two countries.... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque

Votes: 5

35. The Last Pogo Jumps Again (2013)

200 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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A history of the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new wave music, from when the Ramones played in 1976 through to when the cops gave Teenage Head the boot at "The Last Pogo" concert in 1978.

Directors: Colin Brunton, Kire Paputts | Stars: Tibor Takács, Ramones, Ron Mann, Nash the Slash

Votes: 40

36. RoadStrip (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy

9.2
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When two gay porn stars decide to travel across America in an RV for a string of gigs and public appearances, their relationship grows increasingly more contentious and the line between reality and fantasy becomes blurred.

Director: Jake Jaxson | Stars: Jake Bass, Max Ryder

Votes: 5

37. Finding Family (2013)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Family, History

9.2
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Born with water on the brain, abandoned at birth and given just months to live, Oggi Tomic did not get the best start in life.

Directors: Chris Leslie, Oggi Tomic

Votes: 33

38. The Trouble with Being Human These Days (2013)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.2
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'We live in a world which no longer questions itself, which lives from one day to another managing successive crises, without knowing where it is going and without trying to plan the ... See full summary »

Director: Bartek Dziadosz | Star: Zygmunt Bauman

Votes: 22

39. Cast the First Stone (2013)

93 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

9.2
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In early 2012, 75 actors and one theater director, all inmates at Angola Prison and Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, came together to put on the performance of their lives. The... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolas Cuellar, Jonathan Stack | Stars: Serey Kong, Patricia Williams, Cherié Perez, Earl Davis

Votes: 6

40. The Killers: Here with Me Behind the Scenes (2013)

5 min | Documentary, Short

9.2
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A rare and intimate look inside the making of Tim's Burton's Here With Me music video for The Killers.

Director: Derek Frey | Stars: Tim Burton, Brandon Flowers, Leah Gallo, Aiko Horiuchi

Votes: 6

41. Sector Sarajevo (2013)

Documentary, History, War

9.2
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Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was the major flashpoint of the Yugoslav Wars and scene of the longest siege in modern history. The cosmopolitan city, host of the 1984 Winter ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Stevens

Votes: 5

42. Ostvari svoj san (2013)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

9.2
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The film features intertwined scenes of young dance troupes' performances and scenes where famous Serbian actors, artists and athletes speak out to young people, in order to inspire them to... See full summary »

Director: Katarina Devic | Stars: Ivan Bosiljcic, Bosko Cirkovic, Katarina Devic, Fedja Dimovic

Votes: 5

43. Out of the Fire (III) (2013)

76 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

9.2
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This inspiring documentary film features renowned wood-firing potter Kevin Crowe, and his apprentice Krista Loomans. The film follows a four day wood-kiln firing of nearly 2000 pots, in ... See full summary »

Director: Courtenay Singer | Stars: Kevin Crowe, Krista Loomans

Votes: 30

44. The Beekeeper (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama | Completed

9.2
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The sweet but sticky world of New York City urban beekeeping is revealed.

Director: Susan Sfarra | Stars: Andrew Cote, Timothy O'Neal, Howland Blackiston, James Fischer

Votes: 6

45. Dragon's Back Race (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

9.2
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Only run once before in 1992, the Dragon's Back Race is legendary. This film takes you in to the heart of this inspiring adventure as the 2012 race weaves a brutal path down the mountainous spine of Wales.

Director: Richard Heap | Stars: Rob Baker, Steve Birkinshaw, Wendy Dodds, Charlie Sproson

Votes: 13

46. The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

9.2
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A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Scafuro | Stars: Paolo Soleri, Jp White, Able Aldy, Will Bruder

Votes: 18

47. The Carbon Collective (2013)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

9.2
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Founded by climate change specialist Roberto Jimenez, Costa Rica's Group CO2 is a youth environmental collective bringing together the country's future experts to lead on the mitigation of urgent climate change issues.

Director: Summer-Joy Main | Star: Roberto Jiménez

Votes: 14

48. Couldn't You Wait? (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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Couldn't You Wait chronicles the music and the history of the band Silkworm and their unique 17-year-long career on the fringe of "indie rock".

Director: Seth Pomeroy | Stars: Steve Albini, Greg Anderson, Ross Best, Bryan Brown

Votes: 8

49. The Unknown Runner (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Sport

9.2
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A STORY OF STRUGGLE, SACRIFICE AND DEDICATION Discover the world behind the Kenyan long-distance runners. See how they train, live an work hard to realize their dreams. Follow top athlete ... See full summary »

Director: Boudewijn de Kemp

Votes: 8

50. This Is a Wasteland (2013)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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A documentary showing Pierce the Veil on tour around the world.

Director: Dan Fusselman | Stars: Mike Fuentes, Vic Fuentes, Dan Fusselman, Tony Perry

Votes: 28



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