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1. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 33,649

2. Naked in Ashes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

Among India's one billion people exists a passionate and (to Western minds) eccentric community of 13 million Yogis. They live in a world never seen on film.

Paula Fouce?s NAKED ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Fouce | Stars: Kahlil Joseph, Sanjay Madhav, Rajeev Chhibber, Datta Dave

Votes: 44

3. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Shera Pollins, Gene Hatcher

Votes: 11,277

4. The Shutka Book of Records (2005)

78 min | Documentary

A documentary about bizarre residents of Shutka, a Macedonian village built on the former city dump area.

Director: Aleksandar Manic | Stars: Jasar Destani, Bajram Severdzan

Votes: 905

6. Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

62 Metascore

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain, Russell Williams II

Votes: 3,739 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Flight from Death is the first film to investigate the psychological The effects of death anxiety are embedded within everything we do across Flight from Death is the culmination of many years of research and

Director: Patrick Shen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Sam Keen, Ron Leifer, Robert Jay Lifton

Votes: 376

8. This Emotional Life (2010– )

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary

This 3-part series opens a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals. Each ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Gilbert, Dallas Malloy, Kenneth Siddons, Thomas Bradbury

Votes: 135

9. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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: 136,806 | Gross: $21.24M

10. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 11,246 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000)

24 min | Documentary

A self-help guide which applies the teachings of philosophers to dealing with life's everyday problems.

Star: Alain de Botton

Votes: 289

12. Human Instinct (2002– )

Documentary

A record film from collection of BBC in detail will tell about basic human instincts and about that, how at one time due to them humanity accomplished a swift evolution jump.

Stars: Robert Winston, Nic Gilder

Votes: 102

13. The Human Body (1998– )

394 min | Documentary

National Geographic explores the human body from the inside out as never before.

Stars: Andrew Blackall, Beatrice, Hannelorre, Herbie

Votes: 642

14. The Human Face (2001– )

200 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

Stars: John Cleese, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 531

15. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,905 | Gross: $1.88M

18. Atom (2007– )

180 min | Documentary

The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 445

19. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 17,101

20. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 346,285

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 65,454

23. The Atheism Tapes (2004– )

Documentary

Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.

Stars: Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Colin McGinn

Votes: 387

24. The Dhamma Brothers (2008)

76 min | Documentary

East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Kukura, Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein | Stars: Grady Bankhead, Ron Cavanaugh, Jonathan Crowley, Edward Johnson

Votes: 422 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Wheel of Time (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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: 2,077

26. Doing Time, Doing Vipassana (1997)

52 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good.It is the story of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Eilona Ariel, Ayelet Menahemi | Star: Kiran Bedi

Votes: 212

27. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 15,222 | Gross: $0.22M

28. The Enemies of Reason (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Scientist Richard Dawkins turns a hostile eye on the world of alternative medicine.

Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Derren Brown, Deepak Chopra, Richard Dawkins, Chris French

Votes: 1,699

29. Root of All Evil? (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Richard Dawkins' highly critical documentary attacks the pulsing heart of all mainstream religion- faith; with special focus on Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Contains repeated ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Barnes | Stars: Yousef Al-Khattab, Richard Dawkins, Ted Haggard, Richard Harries

Votes: 3,526

30. My Voyage to Italy (1999)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

90 Metascore

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

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,841 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Meditate and Destroy (2007)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Meditate and Destroy is a feature documentary about punk rock, spirituality, and inner rebellion. This powerful documentary shows how author Noah Levine (Dharma Punx, Against the Stream) ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Fisher | Star: Noah Levine

Votes: 39

32. Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles (2009 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment.

Director: Emma Cooper | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,810

33. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,524 | Gross: $30.58M

34. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,945

35. Examined Life (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most ... See full summary »

Director: Astra Taylor | Stars: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Michael Hardt, Martha Nussbaum

Votes: 1,540 | Gross: $0.12M

36. Transcendent Man (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

Ray Kurzweil is on a journey to bring his ideas to the world.

Director: Robert Barry Ptolemy | Stars: Tom Abate, Hugo De Garis, Peter Diamandis, Neil Gershenfeld

Votes: 1,783

37. Oh My God (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

30 Metascore

People from all walks of life are asked "What is God?"

Director: Peter Rodger | Stars: Peter Rodger, Hugh Jackman, Ringo Starr, David Copperfield

Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.04M

38. The Nature of Existence (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

41 Metascore

Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Nancy Ellen Abrams, Rob Adonis, Aha, Javed Akhtar

Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.05M

39. Enlighten Up! (2008)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

Film-maker Kate Churchill is determined to prove that yoga can transform anyone. Nick Rosen is skeptical but agrees to be her guinea pig. Kate immerses Nick in yoga, and follows him around ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Churchill | Stars: Nick Rosen, Norman Allen, Alan Finger, Sharon Gannon

Votes: 335 | Gross: $0.25M

40. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $1.57M

41. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
Episode: Birth of the Cinema (2011)

TV-PG | 64 min | Documentary, History

The first two decades of cinema, 1895-1918; its invention in New Jersey and Lyon and its development from a gimmick to a language through the innovation of many technicians and artists.

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Jean-Michel Frodon, Agnes de Mille, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 250

42. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

A humorous look at life for a loser in love.

Director: Chris Waitt | Stars: Aleksandra Boyarskaya, Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench, Chris Waitt

Votes: 3,675

43. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

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: 27,002 | Gross: $0.30M

44. American Pimp (1999)

R | 87 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a ... See full summary »

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: John S. Dickson, Antonio Fargas, Heidi Fleiss, L. Hammond

Votes: 2,103 | Gross: $0.29M