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1. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 19,849 | Gross: $1.21M

2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

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 »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 58,780 | Gross: $3.29M

3. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

Director: Yael Hersonski | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser

Votes: 1,627 | Gross: $0.31M

4. Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Romance

69 Metascore

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable ... See full summary »

Director: Michèle Ohayon | Stars: J.P. Gillain, Jeroen Krabbé, Marieke Oudejans, Jack Polak

Votes: 298

5. The Ritchie Boys (2004)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

76 Metascore

During WWII, the U.S. formed an elite intelligence unit -- mostly German Jewish academics -- at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. Tasked with devising ways to break the morale of the SS, these men ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Bauer | Stars: Michael Hanrahan, Werner Angress, Victor Brombert, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 218

6. Fighter (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev follows two Czech Holocaust survivors, Jan Weiner and Arnost Lustig, as they revisit Terezin, a labor camp where Arnost was interned for five years and Jan's mother was murdered.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Arnost Lustig, Jan Wiener

Votes: 218

7. Bonhoeffer (2003)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Dramatic documentary about the young German pacifist and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who resisted the Nazi regime and was hanged two weeks before World War II was over.

Director: Martin Doblmeier | Stars: Martin Doblmeier, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adele Schmidt, Richard Mancini

Votes: 312 | Gross: $0.16M

8. In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine (1997)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine examines the step-by-step process that led the German medical profession down an unethical road to genocide.

Director: John Michalczyk | Stars: Donald Winning, Arthur Caplan, Donald Dietrich, Michael Grodin

Votes: 123

9. City Confidential (1998–2006)

50 min | Crime, Documentary

City Confidential features real life stories in a wide variety of American cities. While many of these stories deal with murder, some also deal with attempted murder, and public officials caught in compromising situations, among other things. The cities featured vary widely in size, from the smallest village to the largest urban areas.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Keith David, David Madison, Marc Wanamaker

Votes: 366

10. Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suess (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Though almost forgotten today, Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany's most notorious filmmakers. His most perfidious film was the treacherous anti-Semitic propaganda film Jud Süß ... See full summary »

Director: Felix Moeller | Stars: August Zirner, Alice Harlan, Lotte Harlan, Nele Harlan

Votes: 243 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Prisoner of Paradise (2002)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about Holocaust victim Kurt Gerron.

Directors: Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender | Stars: Ian Holm, Robert Lantz, Eleonore Hertzberg, Lone Koppel

Votes: 341

12. Das unterirdische Reich. Die geheimen Welten der Nazis (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

Late in World War II, while Germany sustained relentless bombing by the Allies, the Nazis undertook a bold gambit to turn the war back in their favor. Building an extensive tunnel system deep underground to house armament factor

Director: Michael Kloft | Star: Peter Buchholz

Votes: 46

13. Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006)

82 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.

Directors: Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh | Stars: Eva Mozes Kor, Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 509 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Limelight (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: 50 Cent, Moby, Jay Z, Lisa Michelle Axelrod

Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Worse Than War (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

An exploration of the nature of genocide, ethnic cleansing and large-scale mass murder in our time.

Director: Mike DeWitt | Star: Daniel J. Goldhagen

Votes: 79

16. Howling with the Angels (2006)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary

In March 1939, Hitler's army marched into Prague, Czechoslovakia. Jan Bodon, a young captain in the Czech Army - who also happened to be blond-haired, blue-eyed and fluent in German - was "... See full summary »

Director: Jean Bodon

Votes: 31

17. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,346

18. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 13,787

19. Surviving Hitler: A Love Story (2010)

66 min | Documentary

A Jewish teenager and an injured soldier join a doomed plot to kill Hitler. They face almost certain death, yet luck and love shine upon them as they outwit Nazi terror and become the first couple married in post-war Berlin.

Director: John Keith Wasson | Stars: Jutta Cords, Christopher Karl Johnson, Jim Tavaré

Votes: 232

20. Garbo: The Spy (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

67 Metascore

A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history.

Director: Edmon Roch | Stars: Rupert Allason, José Antonio Escoriza, Aline Griffith, Juan Kreisler

Votes: 491 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime

85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 8,356

22. Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

A look at the life and music of singer Beyonce Knowles.

Directors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Ilan Y. Benatar | Stars: Beyoncé, Ilan Y. Benatar, Ebony Knowles, Solange

Votes: 1,926



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