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1. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
Votes: 14,221 | Gross: $0.64M
2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 58,792 | Gross: $3.29M
5. Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History, Music
Tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for ... See full summary »
8. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)
109 min | Documentary, Biography, History
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in ... See full summary »
9. Welcome to Lagos (2010– )
60 min | Documentary
Lagos has expanded to a Megacity of 16 million people in less than 50 years. It contains some of the most extreme urban environments in the world. In this series, some of the inhabitants of this restless city take us into their lives.
10. Enemies of the People (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 454 | Gross: $0.07M
11. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.
12. Earthlings (2005)
95 min | Documentary, Horror
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
13. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.
Votes: 15,017 | Gross: $0.67M
15. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,284 | Gross: $0.87M
16. A Brief History of Time (1991)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.
Votes: 4,815 | Gross: $2.28M
20. From the Sky Down (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Music
In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.
25. First Position (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.
Votes: 3,184 | Gross: $1.10M
27. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
PG | 105 min | Documentary, Family, Music
The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.
Votes: 3,258 | Gross: $8.04M
28. An Evening with the Royal Ballet (1963)
85 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Royal Ballet. Includes selections from "Les Sylphides" and "The Sleeping Beauty".
52 min | Documentary
The necessity of art, the price you have to pay for it and the search for the long forgotten secret of having a good life.
31. He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983)
51 min | Documentary, Family
Jacques d'Amboise, a noted former American ballet star who had dancing roles in such films as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Carousel (1956), and who later became a New York dancing instructor.
32. Dzi Croquettes (2009)
110 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
A Brazilian Theater group that through talent, irony and humor confronted the Brazilian violent dictatorship in the 1970's revolutionizing the gay movement worldwide and changing theater and dance language to an entire generation.
34. Waxie Moon (2009)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
What happens when a classically-trained dancer/actor decides to pursue the lowbrow art of stripping? Waxie Moon a boylesque sensation takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm in this ... See full summary »
35. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $0.02M
36. Rhythm Is It! (2004)
100 min | Documentary, Music
RHYTHM IS IT! records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into ... See full summary »
40. Every Little Step (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music
Follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line". Also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.
Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $1.72M
41. The Artsiders (2007 TV Short)
30 min | Documentary, Short
A rarely seen exploration of the artistic life through interviews with dozens of prolific artists, choreographers and performers, which examines why artists "do what they do" despite the ... See full summary »
42. Dancemaker (1998)
98 min | Documentary
A look at Paul Taylor (1930-2018) and his dance company over several months in 1997. Preparation of Taylor's piece, "Piazzolla Caldera," from conception and rehearsals to opening night at ... See full summary »
Votes: 110 | Gross: $0.24M
47. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Special)
TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy
Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »
48. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy