Most Popular Documentaries


1. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

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

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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, André the Giant, Cary Elwes

Votes: 1,897

2. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, David Kellman

Votes: 58

3. Hilarity for Charity (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.2
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Seth Rogen hosts an evening of comedy to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Seth Rogen | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Che, James Corden, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 875

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

94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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75 Metascore

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

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis

Votes: 118

5. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 109 min | Documentary

7.8
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Hal Blaine, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Elvis Presley

Votes: 105

6. Operation Odessa (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

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From the director and producers of The Seven Five comes Operation Odessa, a true crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear ... See full summary »

Director: Tiller Russell | Star: Richard Gregorie

Votes: 416

7. Mercury 13 (2018)

78 min | Documentary

6.4
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81 Metascore

This documentary profiles women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight, but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts.

Directors: David Sington, Heather Walsh | Stars: Myrtle Cagle, Jerrie Cobb, Wally Funk

Votes: 193

8. Generation Wealth (2018)

106 min | Documentary

5.4
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59 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jaqueline Siegel

Votes: 159

9. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 121 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

8.0
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68 Metascore

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Lauren Carter, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel

Votes: 19,974

10. Demon House (2018)

111 min | Documentary, Horror

6.0
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Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans documents the most authenticated case of possession in American history.

Director: Zak Bagans | Stars: Adam Ahlbrandt, Zak Bagans, Matthew Mourgides, Barry Taff

Votes: 2,577

11. The China Hustle (2017)

R | 82 min | Documentary

6.9
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67 Metascore

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Director: Jed Rothstein | Stars: Carson Block, Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 538 | Gross: $0.05M

12. The Dating Project (2018)

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Five single people try to figure out dating in the age of social media, texting, hanging out and hooking up.

Director: Jonathan Cipiti | Stars: Christopher Meehan, Kerry Cronin

Votes: 25

13. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 11,961

14. Whitney (2018)

Documentary, Biography, Music | Post-production

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

Director: Kevin Macdonald

15. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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95 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen, Jeannine Carpentier

Votes: 3,985 | Gross: $0.95M

16. Avicii: True Stories (2017)

97 min | Documentary

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Focuses on the incredible rise, fall and rebirth of one of the worlds most successful electronic music artists of all time, Avicii.

Director: Levan Tsikurishvili | Stars: Avicii, Michael Einziger, David Guetta, Wyclef Jean

Votes: 1,406

17. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)

68 min | Documentary

6.1
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46 Metascore

Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.

Director: William Friedkin | Star: Gabriele Amorth

Votes: 88 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Take Your Pills (2018)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary

6.4
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54 Metascore

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Eben Britton, Dr. Wendy Brown, Anjan Chatterjee

Votes: 1,906

19. After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

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After Porn Ends 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, and not only turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most... See full summary »

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Ashley Adams, Brittany Andrews, Lisa Ann, Danny D

Votes: 1,406

20. Pandas (2018)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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82 Metascore

In the mountains of Sichuan, China, a researcher forms a bond with Qian Qian, a panda who is about to experience nature for the first time.

Directors: David Douglas, Drew Fellman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Wen Lei Bi, Rong Hou, Ben Kilham

Votes: 49 | Gross: $0.64M

21. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)

115 min | Documentary

6.1
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75 Metascore

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits ... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Stars: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie

Votes: 267 | Gross: $0.12M

22. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (2016 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary, Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The producers introduce audiences to the characters and concepts of "Legends of Tomorrow", the upcoming spin-off of superhero series "Arrow" and "The Flash".

Stars: Greg Berlanti, Casper Crump, Franz Drameh, Victor Garber

Votes: 3,852

23. I Am Evidence (2017)

89 min | Documentary

8.2
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An investigation into the way sexual assault cases are handled by police departments across the United States.

Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir | Stars: Michelle Brettin, Rachel Dissell, Mariska Hargitay, Helena Lazaro

Votes: 96

24. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Rosa Caracciolo, Abella Danger, James Deen

Votes: 1,423

25. 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: 32,568 | Gross: $0.68M

26. The Problem with Apu (2017)

49 min | Documentary

4.4
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Comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons (1989) and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities.

Director: Michael Melamedoff | Stars: Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aziz Ansari, W. Kamau Bell, Samrat Chakrabarti

Votes: 753

27. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 14,090

28. Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary

6.8
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77 Metascore

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Director: Ai Weiwei | Stars: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Fadi Abou Akleh

Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.53M

29. Love Gilda (2018)

88 min | Documentary

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In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Dapolito | Stars: Rose Abdoo, Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase

Votes: 12

30. Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Music, War

9.2
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In 1994 Sarajevo was a city under siege. Mortars and rocket propelled grenades rained onto the city, killing indiscriminately, ever day. Amongst the madness, two United Nations personnel: a... See full summary »

Director: Tarik Hodzic | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Alen Ajanovic, Esad Bratovic, Mirza Coric

Votes: 215

31. Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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Live performance of British comedian Ricky Gervais filmed in London's Eventim Apollo.

Director: John L. Spencer | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 4,488

32. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

5.7
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 6,204

33. Do You Trust this Computer? (2018)

78 min | Documentary

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Artificial Intelligence: Monster or Shangri-La?

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: James Barrat, Rana El Kaliouby, David Ferrucci, Christine Fox

Votes: 644

34. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

6.7
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Mysteries abound in the life of John McAfee. He made millions creating antivirus software, then reinvented himself as a yogi, a proponent of herbal medicine, and a serial entrepreneur. He ... See full summary »

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Allison Adonizio, Nanette Burstein, John McAfee

Votes: 1,733

35. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.6
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42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Votes: 73,552 | Gross: $64.26M

36. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 62,709 | Gross: $4.31M

37. 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: 16,579

38. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 259 min | Documentary, Biography

8.6
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A look at the life and career of stand-up comedian and actor, Garry Shandling through his personal diaries.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Mike Shandling

Votes: 608

39. 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: 39,955 | Gross: $0.89M

40. Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)

G | 95 min | Documentary, Family

7.7
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From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber | Stars: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan

Votes: 887 | Gross: $0.08M

41. Expedition Happiness (2017)

95 min | Documentary

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Two free spirits, one dog. Traveling the vast spaces of an enormous continent in search of something more.

Director: Felix Starck | Stars: Felix Starck, Selima Taibi

Votes: 1,476

42. Ram Dass, Going Home (2017)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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A profound and poetic encounter with cultural and spiritual icon Ram Dass, at his home on Maui toward the end of his life.

Director: Derek Peck

Votes: 223

43. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

7.9
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An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 20,372

44. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 20,430

45. RBG (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary

8.1
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81 Metascore

A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 39

46. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.8
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95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Willie Best

Votes: 11,374 | Gross: $7.12M

47. Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (2017)

84 min | Documentary

5.8
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A documentary about today's young adult hookup culture and the stories in pop-culture that influence it.

Director: Benjamin Nolot | Stars: Kimberleigh Andrews, Kim Biddle, Adam Brown, Gail Dines

Votes: 596

48. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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69 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: 489 | Gross: $0.74M

49. Big Time: Historien om Bjarke Ingels (2017)

93 min | Documentary

6.2
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57 Metascore

BIG TIME follows Bjarke Ingels during the course of 7 years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke's creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails.

Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder | Star: Bjarke Ingels

Votes: 86 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 92,407 | Gross: $11.53M