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1. 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: 47,907 | Gross: $2.80M

2. 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: 11,449

3. 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: 7,987 | Gross: $0.12M

4. 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: 3,576

5. 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: 3,106 | Gross: $0.11M

6. 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

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: 2,862

8. 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: 1,903 | Gross: $0.10M

9. 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: 1,763 | Gross: $0.20M

10. 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: 1,132

11. 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: 998 | Gross: $0.11M

12. 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: 812

13. 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

14. 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: 652

15. 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: 464

16. 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: 439 | Gross: $0.02M

17. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Dr. Riyadh, Aaron Castle, Scott Farren-Price, Renato Gonclaves

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.03M

18. 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

19. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.7
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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Evaporating Borders (2014)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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Evaporating Borders is a visual essay on displacement and the search for identity. Told through a series of vignettes portraying the lives political migrants on the island of Cyprus, the ... See full summary »

Director: Iva Radivojevic | Star: Iva Radivojevic

Votes: 103

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

36. The Proposal (II) (2018)

86 min | Documentary

5.4
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84 Metascore

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

Director: Jill Magid | Stars: Jill Magid, Federica Zanco

Votes: 34

37. Speaking Is Difficult (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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This film always begins in the present day. A scene of tragedy unfolds, accompanied by fear, chaos, and disbelief. As it rewinds into the past, retracing our memories, it tells a cumulative history that is both unbearable and inevitable.

Director: AJ Schnack

Votes: 33

38. 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

39. Best of Luck with the Wall (2016)

7 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A voyage across the US-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images.

Director: Josh Begley

Votes: 31

40. 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

41. The Program (2012)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: William Binney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jameel Jaffer, James Bamford

Votes: 29

42. Death of a Prisoner (2013)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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The filmmaker Laura Poitras follows the tragic return home to Yemen of a Guantánamo Bay prison detainee, Adnan Latif.

Director: Laura Poitras

Votes: 28

43. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )
Episode: Episode #13.4 (2015)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.9
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Guests: Laura Poitras, Mel Brooks, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Katty Kay, Monica Mehta.

Stars: Bill Maher, Mel Brooks, Joaquin Castro, Katty Kay

Votes: 27

44. The Daily Show (1996– )
Episode: Laura Poitras (2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras discusses her latest documentary "Citizenfour," which examines the life of Edward Snowden.

Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Nolan Finley, Mike Gassaway, Alice Jennings

Votes: 27

45. 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

46. The Moderators (2017)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Directors: Ciaran Cassidy, Adrian Chen

Votes: 20

47. 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

48. 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

49. Moving Pictures Live! (2009–2010)

22 min | Talk-Show

2.8
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Stars: Elliot V. Kotek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Erika Alexander, Sasha Alpert

Votes: 18

50. The List (II) (2012)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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A modern day Oskar Schindler story that focuses on Kirk Johnson, a young American fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. to help ... See full summary »

Director: Beth Murphy

Votes: 18



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