Highest Rated Documentaries


1. Paz, Amor, y Musica the Alex Ruiz Story (2017)

90 min | Documentary

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Austin, Texas based singer/songwriter Alex Ruiz talks about his beginnings as a ditch digger to becoming a lead vocalist for a band named Chingon belonging to one of Hollywood's top film ... See full summary »

Director: Israel Marquez | Stars: Mark Del Castillo, Rick Del Castillo, David Alex Ruiz

Votes: 22

2. Maximilian (2016)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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With an IQ of 149+, 13-year old Maximilian Janisch is Switzerlands most famous highly gifted child. After passing the final secondary-school examinations in Mathematics at just 9 years old,... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Greinacher

Votes: 5

3. Zero Weeks (2017)

87 min | Documentary

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What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They're the only countries in the world without paid family leave. Most Americans agree that family comes first but in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ky Dickens | Stars: Kate Bolduan, Cory Booker, Ellen Bravo, George W. Bush

Votes: 5

4. Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route (2017)

86 min | Documentary

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Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route is a feature documentary that examines the rise, demise, and contested resurgence of Detroit through the lens of African-American mail ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Sporn

Votes: 9

5. Ljubav (2017)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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A teen porn actor is on a desperate quest for success, love and belonging.

Director: Dusan Zoric

Votes: 5

6. The Making of the Secret Scripture (2017)

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Director: Zahara Moufid | Stars: Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Omar Sharif Jr., Omar Sharif

Votes: 5

7. Robin Hood Complex (2017)

82 min | Documentary

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Emile Ghessen follows western volunteers as they travel to Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS to find out what motivates them to pick up arms.

Director: Emile Ghessen

Votes: 6

8. The Sun Gate (2017)

67 min | Documentary, History | Completed

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At the end of the Minoan Civilization, some of the best Aegean sailors were sent to find the Gate of the Sun, on the other side of the wild ocean.

Director: Michail Varvarousis | Stars: Steve Herringer, Michail Varvarousis, Mariza Gourgolitsa, Amalia Isaakidou

Votes: 7

9. 7 Cuvinte (2015)

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Seven Words is the story of a man who spent 21 years behind bars, fighting for his beliefs. Born in between the two World Wars, Father. Gheorghe Calciu began as a medical student in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Andrei Negoita Zagoradnai | Stars: Fr. Gh. Calciu Dumitreasa, Marcel Petrisor

Votes: 28

10. Perfect (I) (2016)

83 min | Documentary

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In 1998 Lorrie was diagnosed with ALS, LOU GEHRIG'S disease and given six months to two years to live.

Director: Diana Cignoni | Star: Lorrie Weiss

Votes: 5

11. A Piece of Paradise (2017)

81 min | Documentary

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A tribute to millions of Filipino foreign domestic workers, A Piece of Paradise is an intimate portrait of three Filipina women as they persevere to build their lives as immigrants and foreign domestic workers in Toronto, Canada.

Director: Patrick Alcedo | Stars: Femme Carillo, Norlyn Relente, Betsy Relente

Votes: 6

12. Love in Our Own Time (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Family

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'Love in Our Own Time' visits those moments, both simple and sublime, that compose the lives we lead. The film holds a 21st Century mirror to who we are: visiting times illustrating the ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Murray, Madeleine Hetherton

Votes: 5

13. Who In The Hel Is Ior Bock? (2018)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The documentary is an attempt to look into the life of the amazing man and an attempt to understand him better. Told through some of the many friends of Ior Bock, even those who were with him in the last few moments of his life.

Director: Alexander Popov

Votes: 5

14. Oyster (2017)

80 min | Documentary

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The oyster has been called the canary in the estuary, for the death of an oyster can reveal environmental changes or pollution that might have gone unnoticed.

Director: Kim Beamish

Votes: 5

15. Follow the White Rabbit (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography | Completed

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An international Chef goes to Iran and start teaching them new techniques.

Director: Mohammad Hossain Soltani

Votes: 14

16. Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead (2015)

Documentary, Music

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the "core four" original members - Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir - reunited at Chicago's Soldier Field on ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Kreutzmann | Stars: Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti, Mickey Hart, Bruce Hornsby

Votes: 5

17. All Who Dare (2017)

61 min | Documentary

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Nine struggling students from across the United States have chosen Eagle Rock School as their best hope for graduating high school. Their first course: a twenty-four day backpacking trip ... See full summary »

Director: Kiera Faye

Votes: 10

18. Project Alpha or Short Instruction on Self-Realization (2018)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Stanislav Puzdryak

Votes: 9

19. Utah in World War II (2014)

83 min | Documentary, History, War

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The people, the places and even the name 'Utah' played a unique role in the Second World War. From Pearl Harbor and Normandy to the farms and cities here at home, explore Utah's ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Sibley | Star: Brady Hales

Votes: 6

20. All Japan Peace and Coexistence: Moritomo Scandal Returns (2018 Video)

213 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

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A public discussion to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's manipulation of image of Abe regime while analyzing Moritomo-Kakei scandals of Abe.

Director: Kazuhide Uekusa | Stars: Shinzo Abe, Mizuho Fukushima, Katsumasa Haranaka, Ryu Honma

Votes: 14

21. Little Saints (2014)

98 min | Documentary

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Six people travel to Mexico to meet a shaman and take part in an ancient ritual. They eat hallucinogenic mushrooms with the intention of alleviating their physical and psychological ailments.

Director: Oliver Quintanilla | Stars: Natalia Martínez, Lorrie Wessel, David Chaves, Jaime Blakely

Votes: 5

22. Samadhi: We Are One (2017)

108 min | Documentary

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Director: Victor J. Tognola

Votes: 5

23. Descending with Angels (2013)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

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Islamic exorcism or psychiatric medication? 'Descending with Angels' is a research-based film, which presents us with two highly different solutions to the same problem: namely Danish ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Suhr

Votes: 5

24. An Education: The Story of a Witness (2018)

63 min | Documentary

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A young man who survived the horrors of the Sierra Leonean civil war as a child and elevated himself through education has set on a journey to face his past and rebuild the country he once saw destroyed.

Directors: Liat Krawczyk, Anthony Mancilla

Votes: 7

25. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (1998 TV Movie)

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A history of love letters, taking us from quill and parchment, to email, and featuring renowned filmmakers' takes on love stories.

Stars: Nora Ephron, Lauren Shuler Donner

Votes: 5

26. Jim Root: The Sound and the Story (2014)

304 min | Documentary

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FRET12 presents Jim Root of Slipknot as you have never seen him before: Documentary and Guitar Instruction for the unmasked man and his guitar, teaching his music and sharing his untold ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Brueckmann

Votes: 5

27. The Trout (1969 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Christopher Nupen | Stars: Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman

Votes: 5

28. Dr. Shoe and Dangerous Doug (2015)

28 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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Dr. Shoe and his side-kick Dangerous Doug are old school shoe repairers in a small town in the mid west. The charming documentary shows a talented shoe man and his helper battling to keep old time skills and courtesies alive.

Director: Keith Pepperell | Stars: Keith Pepperell, Paul Martucci, Doug Price, Randy Birge

Votes: 5

29. The Everlasting Man (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Bernardino Fernandes emigrated to Canada in the sixties. Over two decades he filmed hundreds of Super 8 reels, organizing them methodically and obsessively, always in silence.

Director: Luís Costa | Stars: Bernardino Costa, Luís Costa

Votes: 9

30. Taking The Waters (2018)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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'Taking the Waters' is a short film about an eighty-year-old tidal pool in Margate, and the swimmers who find solace and community in her waters during these turbulent times.

Directors: Kathryn Ferguson, Faith Millin, Anna Hart

Votes: 5

31. Keep Looking Up (2017)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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In this film, the viewer can enjoy the beauty of the night sky, like the core of Milky Way Galaxy, the Orion Nebula, the Perseids and various meteors entering our atmosphere, even a rare triangular Conjuction of Mars, Antares and Saturn .

Director: Christophe Anagnostopoulos

Votes: 6

32. Vertigo (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 5 min | Documentary, Short

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A short documentary on the 'dokha' smoking addiction of students in the Middle East which, contrary to popular belief, is much more dangerous than cigarette smoking.

Director: Diyab Basheer | Stars: Indhu Lekha, Elsa Ashish, Joyeeta Bhattacharya, Sabir Haque

Votes: 7

33. DocUFObia (2017)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Thomas Mikey Scrøder Jensen | Stars: Billy Carson, Dollie Indigostar, Thomas Mikey Scrøder Jensen

Votes: 5

34. Walk on Walk of Fame (2016)

10 min | Documentary

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Walk on Walk of Fame is about celebrity impersonators who is walking on Hollywood walk of Fame every day with a fame that is not theirs.

Director: Siva Kumar Kondaveeti

Votes: 5

35. Agneta (2018)

60 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the 80 year old peace activist Agneta Norberg.

Director: Patrik Witkowsky | Star: Agneta Norberg

Votes: 6

36. The Hemp Road Trip (2017)

55 min | Documentary | Completed

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Travel around the United States on a 'Hemp bus' with Rick Trojan, as he interviews, educates and inspires people on the subject of Hemp.

Directors: D.J. Nicke, Steven Anthony Khoury | Stars: D.J. Nicke, Rick Trojan

Votes: 6

37. Method of Murder (2017)

60 min | Documentary

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British author Jacky Rom jets off to LA and Las Vegas on a fact-finding mission to investigate murder weapons, deception, and body disposal methods in order to help inspire her latest crime novel.

Director: Elliot Manarin

Votes: 7

38. Taking Stock (2016)

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Taking Stock is a documentary which explores the conflicted connections between business and family, community, and country. The film will follow the filmmaker's father, Clive Stillerman, a... See full summary »

Director: Ben Stillerman

Votes: 6

39. Voices for the Voiceless: The Story of the Lagloom (Lagoon) Abusement Park (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

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In Spite of NUMEROUS USDA violations, Lagoon Amusement park continues to house exotic creatures in undersized concrete enclosures, smaller than most domestic enclosures for the family dog. ... See full summary »

Director: Bernie Garcia

Votes: 8

40. The Rebirth of ICIZZLE (2010 Video)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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After committing suicide Icizzle is awakened by the devil in hell. the devil is upset because music videos have no edge or creativity anymore like the days of MTV. so he sends Icizzle back to earth to create music videos with an edge.

Director: Ian Cranston | Stars: Soulja Boy, Larry Browkaw, Mariah Carey, Ian Cranston

Votes: 12

41. Lawman of Simpsonville (2015)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Peyton Gesing is a six year old who is battling cancer. His dream was to become a police officer when he grows up. The Simpsonville Police Department made his wish come true now. This story... See full summary »

Director: Mike Heisler | Stars: Jim Donnelly, Michael Dreyer, Peyton Gesing, Keith Grounsell

Votes: 5

42. Living Off Laughter (2017)

Documentary, Short

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A documentary about the on-stage and off-stage life of Matthew McAloone, an up and coming comedian and the struggles to get to the top.

Director: Antonio Sequeira

Votes: 5

43. Radovan: Povik Iza Zidova Tamnice (2017)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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Story about life of Radovan Karadzic, ex-president of Republika Srpska.

Director: Dragan Elcic | Stars: Radovan Karadzic, Ljubivoje Tadic

Votes: 5

44. The Way (II) (2016)

85 min | Documentary

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The Way is the story of thousands of Christians around the world who are auditing their faith to find that much of mainstream church doctrine runs contrary to the practices of Jesus and the... See full summary »

Director: Luke Abaffy

Votes: 8

45. O Coração (1958)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary about a thoracic surgery.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 5

46. A New Year in Ayrania (2016 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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Director: Ömer Levent Dilli | Stars: Maks Barskih, Jake Bugg, Chlöe Howl, Sainkho Namtchylak

Votes: 5

47. Why is Mr W. Laughing? (2017)

76 min | Documentary

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Mr W., Mr K. and Mr G. are members of a community of artists with different disabilities. What seems like a utopia in theory, works subversively serene in practice.

Director: Jana Papenbroock | Stars: Michael Gerdsmann, Bernhard Krebs, Horst Wässle

Votes: 5

48. Girls and Boys (2016)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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"Girls and Boys" is an intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her adolescent students.

Director: Tomasz Gubernat

Votes: 12

49. The art of mandolin in Crete: part 1 (2017)

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Museum of traditional Instruments, research and documentation, Thirathen, utilizing the research and documentation, for the first time in the history of mandolin in Crete, makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanouil Varouhas | Stars: Konstantinos Avissinos, Ross Daly, George Kokologiannis, Michael Kontaxakis

Votes: 5

50. Banco³ (2015 Video)

100 min | Documentary

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Director: Manuel Valentín-Fernández

Votes: 11



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