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1. The Hollywood Complex (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.7
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We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.

Directors: Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman | Stars: Andrew Manley, Rosie Forti, Toni Casala, John McCarthy

Votes: 316

2. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

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: 38,984 | Gross: $0.89M

3. Downtown 81 (1981)

Unrated | 72 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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52 Metascore

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets ... See full summary »

Director: Edo Bertoglio | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, John Lurie, Richard Weigand, Cyndy Schneidau

Votes: 885 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.9
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56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,501 | Gross: $0.01M

5. My Voyage to Italy (1999)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

8.3
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90 Metascore

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,572 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Van Gogh (1991)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Alexandra London, Bernard Le Coq, Gérard Séty

Votes: 2,150 | Gross: $0.14M

7. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 126,520

8. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,264

9. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

9.1
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 17,067

10. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.6
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,783

11. 500 Nations (1995– )

374 min | History

8.6
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An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Eric Schweig, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 418

12. Lake of Fire (2006)

Unrated | 152 min | Documentary

8.3
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83 Metascore

A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Bill Baird, Flip Benham, Dallas Blanchard

Votes: 2,270 | Gross: $0.02M

13. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,619 | Gross: $1.43M

14. How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Webb | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jackie Chan, Margaret Cho, Raymond Chow

Votes: 462

15. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 9,356 | Gross: $4.98M

16. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,353 | Gross: $21.24M

17. Invisible Children (2006)

55 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Bobby Bailey, Laren Poole, Jason Russell

Votes: 532

18. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,215 | Gross: $4.58M

19. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,293 | Gross: $38.05M

20. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 45,557 | Gross: $2.96M

21. Scared Straight! (1978)

96 min | Crime, Documentary

7.9
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The filmed depiction of a program where convicts tell troubled kids about the horrors of prison life.

Director: Arnold Shapiro | Stars: Peter Falk, Doug Cronin

Votes: 667

22. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,756 | Gross: $10.76M

23. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 9,746 | Gross: $1.57M

24. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 45,771 | Gross: $4.42M

25. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,214 | Gross: $3.17M

26. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

7.7
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,732 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,316 | Gross: $1.52M

28. War Dance (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

Votes: 1,069 | Gross: $0.11M

29. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,578 | Gross: $13.00M

30. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,364 | Gross: $77.44M

31. 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: 3,416

32. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 13,311 | Gross: $3.41M

33. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,337 | Gross: $5.73M

34. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.9
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $0.07M

35. 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: 5,444 | Gross: $1.51M

36. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.6
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83 Metascore

An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: François Wertheimer, Agnès Varda, Bodan Litnanski

Votes: 4,189 | Gross: $0.15M

37. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Robert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush

Votes: 1,767 | Gross: $0.82M

38. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,128 | Gross: $0.30M

39. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 24,471 | Gross: $0.90M

40. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 18,600 | Gross: $1.33M

41. Life and Debt (2001)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

Director: Stephanie Black | Stars: Belinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Köhler, Michael Manley

Votes: 893 | Gross: $0.24M

42. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,025 | Gross: $6.41M

43. Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 591

44. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.5
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71 Metascore

The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

Director: Marilyn Agrelo | Stars: Heather Berman, Emma Therese Biegacki, Eva Carrozza, Evangelina Carrozzo

Votes: 3,207 | Gross: $8.04M

45. Paper Clips (2004)

G | 82 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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64 Metascore

As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell, TN Middle School try to collect 6 million paper clips representing the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, and grows to include millions of others killed.

Directors: Elliot Berlin, Joe Fab | Stars: Sandra Roberts, Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand, Tom Bosley, Casey Condra

Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $1.10M

46. Wheel of Time (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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65 Metascore

Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Lama Lhundup Woeser, Takna Jigme Sangpo, Matthieu Ricard

Votes: 1,894

47. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 34,785 | Gross: $72.09M

48. Devil's Playground (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.1
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Velda Bontrager, Mark Bontrager, Dewayne Chupp, Dylan Cole

Votes: 2,362

49. Mojados: Through the Night (2004)

65 min | Documentary

7.3
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59 Metascore

'Mojados: Through the Night' traces the journey across the desert of four Mexican illegal immigrants hoping to find work in the US.

Director: Tommy Davis | Stars: Guapo, Oso, Tigre, Viejo

Votes: 186

50. Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret ... See full summary »

Directors: Asger Leth, Milos Loncarevic | Stars: Winson '2Pac' Jean, Wyclef Jean, James 'Bily' Petit Frère, Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis

Votes: 1,687 | Gross: $0.05M

51. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

Denice Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of Star Trek and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon

Votes: 4,548 | Gross: $0.32M

52. Rize (2005)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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74 Metascore

Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture.

Director: David LaChapelle | Stars: Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon, Jassy Marie

Votes: 2,938 | Gross: $3.28M

53. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

6.8
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71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,246

54. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $0.61M

55. 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: 13,684 | Gross: $50.00M

56. Meet Marlon Brando (1966)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Journalists from all over America meet Marlon Brando in a New York hotel room to interview him about his new film, Morituri. Seeing this as an opportunity to let the legendary actor promote... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Marlon Brando, Rex Morgan, Mary Frann, Lee Murray

Votes: 236

57. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,410

58. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 7,786 | Gross: $0.24M

59. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

8.3
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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 728

60. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

Not Rated | 191 min | Documentary

8.3
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 916

61. Point of Order! (1964)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

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Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, John L. McClellan, Karl E. Mundt

Votes: 393

62. Sherman's March (1985)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by ... See full summary »

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

Votes: 2,026

63. 49 Up (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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84 Metascore

In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds. Every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,205 | Gross: $0.24M

64. 42 Up (1998 TV Movie)

139 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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86 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,969 | Gross: $0.26M

65. 35 Up (1991 TV Movie)

123 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,859 | Gross: $0.92M

66. 28 Up (1984 TV Movie)

136 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,114

67. 21 Up (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,917

68. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,158

69. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.1
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 2,830

70. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 14,880 | Gross: $1.22M

71. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,276

72. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,897 | Gross: $6.71M

73. The War Game (1965 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

8.1
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A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff, Peter Watkins

Votes: 5,274

74. The Interrupters (2011)

Unrated | 125 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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86 Metascore

A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Tio Hardiman, Ameena Matthews, Toya Batey, Cobe Williams

Votes: 3,220 | Gross: $0.28M

75. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,703 | Gross: $0.19M

76. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,151 | Gross: $0.07M

77. 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: 3,242 | Gross: $0.13M

78. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary

7.9
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83 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 1,632 | Gross: $0.70M

79. 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: 1,698

80. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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78 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Fred A. Leuchter Jr., Robert Jan Van Pelt, David Irving, Caroline Leuchter

Votes: 4,970 | Gross: $0.50M

81. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary

6.8
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77 Metascore

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Dorman | Stars: Rachel Dratch, Hillel Halkin, Jason Kravits, Dan Miron

Votes: 158 | Gross: $0.91M

82. The Order of Myths (2008)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary

7.0
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79 Metascore

In 2007 Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras is celebrated... and complicated. Following a cast of characters, parades, and parties across an enduring color line, we see that beneath the surface of pageantry lies something else altogether.

Director: Margaret Brown

Votes: 343

83. Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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76 Metascore

A tribute to jazz diva Anita O'Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006.

Directors: Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden | Stars: Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bregman, Dick Cavett

Votes: 192

84. Enemies of the People (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.9
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The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath | Stars: Thet Sambath, Nuon Chea, Pol Pot, Khieu Samphan

Votes: 427 | Gross: $0.07M

85. Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

Director: Michael Madsen | Stars: Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,554 | Gross: $0.06M

86. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,789 | Gross: $0.42M

87. The Waiting Room (III) (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.1
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84 Metascore

Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

Director: Peter Nicks | Star: Sean Bennett

Votes: 716 | Gross: $0.24M

88. 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: 2,254 | Gross: $0.13M

89. Twist of Faith (2004)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy, Sandy Comes

Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.00M

90. Everything or Nothing (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary

7.6
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A history of the James Bond franchise.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Ken Adam, Maud Adams, John Barry, Shirley Bassey

Votes: 1,802

91. Winter Soldier (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Kenneth Campbell

Votes: 833

92. Ônibus 174 (2002)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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83 Metascore

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda | Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Anonymous

Votes: 7,128 | Gross: $0.22M

93. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

Votes: 7,670 | Gross: $0.41M

94. The War Tapes (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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77 Metascore

Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.

Director: Deborah Scranton | Stars: Zack Bazzi, Duncan Domey, Ben Flanders, Mike Moriarty

Votes: 1,185 | Gross: $0.25M

95. The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)

85 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $0.13M

96. Born to Be Wild (2011)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

Director: David Lickley | Stars: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman, Chris Fries

Votes: 2,704 | Gross: $25.59M

97. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,158 | Gross: $0.31M

98. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)

Unrated | 74 min | Documentary

8.4
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81 Metascore

In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.

Directors: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain | Stars: Hugo Chávez, Pedro Carmona, Jesse Helms, Colin Powell

Votes: 2,190

99. The Island President (2011)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

7.3
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72 Metascore

After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.

Director: Jon Shenk | Star: Mohamed Nasheed

Votes: 1,075 | Gross: $0.08M

100. Surfwise (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Juliette Paskowitz, David Paskowitz, Jonathan Paskowitz, Abraham Paskowitz

Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $0.27M