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1. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore

Votes: 11,441

2. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 47,877 | Gross: $2.80M

3. Marwencol (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy

7.6
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82 Metascore

After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

Director: Jeff Malmberg | Stars: Mark Hogancamp, Emmanuel Nneji, Edda Hogancamp, Tom Neubauer

Votes: 3,100 | Gross: $0.11M

4. XY Chelsea (2019)

92 min | Documentary

7.1
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55 Metascore

A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Director: Tim Travers Hawkins | Stars: Chelsea Manning, Nancy Hollander, Vincent J. Ward, Chase Strangio

Votes: 13

5. The Panama Papers (2018)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

A documentary feature film about the biggest global corruption scandal in history, and the hundreds of journalists who risked their lives to break the story.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Luke Harding, Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer, Elijah Wood

Votes: 455

6. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

6.4
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85 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic and humanistic view of the Black community in Hale County, Alabama.

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins, RaMell Ross

Votes: 994 | Gross: $0.11M

7. Strong Island (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Documentary

6.4
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86 Metascore

When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

Director: Yance Ford | Stars: Yance Ford, Harvey Walker, Kevin Myers, Lauren Ford

Votes: 2,861

8. Risk (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

6.3
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72 Metascore

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum, Joseph Farrell

Votes: 1,761 | Gross: $0.20M

9. The Square (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 7,984 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Crime + Punishment (2018)

112 min | Documentary

7.5
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88 Metascore

A group of brave NYPD officers risk it all to expose the truth about illegal quota practices in police departments.

Director: Stephen Maing | Stars: Manuel 'Manny' Gomez, Sandy Gonzales, Rukia Lumumba

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.02M

11. A Night at the Garden (2017)

7 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.6
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Archival footage of an American Nazi rally that attracted 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden in 1939, shortly before the beginning of World War 2.

Director: Marshall Curry | Star: Fritz Kuhn

Votes: 1,131

12. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

7.9
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Mohamed Bangura

Votes: 132

13. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.4
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86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 1,899 | Gross: $0.10M

14. The Proposal (II) (2018)

86 min | Documentary

5.3
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An artist fights to make the archives of Mexico's most famous architect available to the public.

Director: Jill Magid

Votes: 25

15. Trump's Lobby (2017)

Documentary, Short

5.4
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Since the election of Donald Trump, there has been a continual flow of high level visitors to the penthouse apartment in Trump Tower. Their arrivals were turned into a media spectacle.

Director: Alex Winter

Votes: 19

16. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. This film is an ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump, James G Wright

Votes: 3,092

17. The Oscars (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 223 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick, Lupita Nyong'o, Robert Duvall

Votes: 3,574

18. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.9
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Journalist Amy Goodman hosts this independent news program which features international journalists, grassroots leaders, independent analysts, as well as ordinary people directly affected by world events and U.S. policy.

Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 297

19. The Loving Story (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.6
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Jane Alexander, Lindsay Almond Jr., Edward L. Ayers, Leon M. Bazile

Votes: 651

20. The Oath (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal, Troy Lebane

Votes: 741 | Gross: $0.04M

21. My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary by Oscar winner Laura Poitras about the war in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras

Votes: 252

22. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.6
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 313

23. Angels Are Made of Light (2018)

117 min | Documentary

7.1
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A dozen years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments, American documentarian James Longley delivers a sweeping, profoundly compassionate group portrait of Afghan students and teachers still weathering national turbulence.

Director: James Longley | Stars: Fazula, Hasiba, Yaldash Mir-Habibullah, Rostam Mir-Mohammed-Ullah

Votes: 18

24. 1971 (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

7.2
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73 Metascore

The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.

Director: Johanna Hamilton | Stars: Bonnie Raines, John Raines, Bob Williamson, Keith Forsyth

Votes: 811

25. Project X (2016)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A top-secret handbook takes viewers on an undercover journey to TITANPOINTE, the site of a hidden partnership. Narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, and based on classified NSA ... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Moltke, Laura Poitras | Stars: Rami Malek, Michelle Williams

Votes: 73

26. Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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A group of suburban Muslims attempt to reconcile the disappearance of a close friend and must learn to live with the consequences of his actions.

Director: Bassam Tariq

27. The Engineer (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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Israel Ticas is the only criminologist working in one of Latin America's most dangerous countries. In El Salvador, one child goes missing every three minutes*. Many children are killed by ... See full summary »

Directors: Mathew Charles, Juan Luis Passarelli

Votes: 32

28. Flag Wars (2003)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.1
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"Flag Wars" is a cinema verite documentary that follows the conflicts that arise when gay white professionals move into a black working-class neighborhood. Filmed over a four years in ... See full summary »

Directors: Linda Goode Bryant, Laura Poitras | Stars: Nina Masseria, Floyd Goode, Josephine Goode, Shango Baba Olugbala

Votes: 193

29. Split Screen (1997–2000)

Reality-TV, Talk-Show

5.1
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Split Screen is an irreverent, sly, magazine format show which looks at the tremendous diversity within the world of independent filmmaking in the United States. Created, written and hosted... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Flemming, John Pierson, Kevin Smith, Anthony Barounis

Votes: 45

30. Relatively Free (2016)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A short film following the release of journalist and activist Barrett Brown from prison, and his drive across Texas to a halfway house. 'Relatively Free' is an examination of Brown's return to a very different world, post the election.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Barrett Brown, Marlo Cadeddu

Votes: 12

31. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 137

32. Free Tibet (1998)

90 min | Documentary, Music

5.5
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Director: Sarah Pirozek | Stars: A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk

Votes: 116

33. Fish Out of Water (I) (2009)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History

5.0
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A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.

Director: Ky Dickens | Stars: Terri Abbott, James Bankston, Ryan Barrett, Trish Bendix

Votes: 257

34. Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2008)

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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From cinema-verite; pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick movie makers like Errol Morris, Werner Herzog and Nick Broomfield, the world's best documentarians reflect upon ... See full summary »

Director: Pepita Ferrari | Stars: Jennifer Baichwal, Manfred Becker, Michel Brault, Nick Broomfield

Votes: 186

35. The Law in These Parts (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Can justice truly be served in the occupied territories given the current system of law administered by Israel for Palestinians?

Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

Votes: 339

36. Easter Snap (2019)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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With a baited handling of American symbolism, filmmaker RaMell Ross joins five men in the deep South, Alabama, who resurrect the homestead ritual of hog processing under the guidance of Johnny Blackmon.

Director: RaMell Ross

37. Libre (2019)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Undocumented immigrants forced to spend months in detention are turning to private companies to secure their release on bond. In exchange, immigrants pay exorbitant monthly fees for a GPS ankle monitor they can't remove.

Director: Anna Barsan

38. Scenes from a Dry City (2018)

13 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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Gripped by a fear of drought, 'SCENES FROM A DRY CITY' uses the lens of water to reveal cracks in Cape Town's complex social fabric.

Directors: Francois Verster, Simon Wood

Votes: 15

39. American Carnage (II) (2017)

9 min | Short

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See how alt-right icon Steve Bannon's years as a documentary filmmaker catapulted him to Breitbart News and the Trump White House.

Directors: Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman

40. Sisters in Cinema (2003)

57 min | Documentary

6.3
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Director: Yvonne Welbon | Stars: Stephanie Allain, Madeline Anderson, Maya Angelou, Neema Barnette

Votes: 25

41. The Above (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In Kirsten Johnson's The Above, a U.S. military surveillance balloon floats on a tether high above Kabul, Afghanistan. Its capacities are both highly classified and deeply mysterious.

Director: Kirsten Johnson

Votes: 43

42. Gatekeeper (2016)

39 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Patrolling a popular tourist destination of steep cliffs that plummet into the Sea of Japan, a retired police officer vigilantly intercepts troubled souls looking to jump, his count of lives saved now over 500.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Misako Kawagoshi, Kenji Morioka, Yukio Shige

Votes: 42

43. Zapp (2002– )

30 min | News

6.5
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The Zapp magazine observes, questions, explains and evaluates the current media coverage.

Stars: Anja Reschke, Inka Schneider, Constantin Schreiber, Philipp Walulis

Votes: 44

44. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006–2011)

History, Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Amanda Palmer, Mohamed Al Daradji, Scandar Copti, Cherien Dabis

Votes: 30

45. Cablestreet (2019)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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A cable system designed by Huawei Technologies enables communication between an expert and a machine. Time succumbs to space in a new cold war, played out in technological materials.

Director: Meredith Lackey

46. The Moderators (2017)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Directors: Ciaran Cassidy, Adrian Chen

Votes: 20

47. The World Tomorrow (2012)

28 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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Stars: Julian Assange, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Jérémie Zimmermann

Votes: 45

48. Nuuca (2017)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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This evocative meditation draws a disturbing link between the industrial exploitation of Canadian land and violence inflicted on Indigenous women.

Director: Michelle Latimer

Votes: 9

49. Convention (2009)

95 min | Documentary

4.3
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A group of documentary filmmakers chronicle the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: Katherine Archuleta, Chantal Unfug, Guillermo Vidal, John Hickenlooper

Votes: 55

50. Field of Vision (2015– )

Documentary

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Stars: Rob Bernie, Anderson Bernardes Carneiro, Doug Baker, Sintex



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