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1. The Propaganda Game (2015)

98 min | Documentary

Granted controlled access by national officials, filmmaker Álvaro Longoria tours North Korea to contrast his findings to the typical Western depiction of the nation.

Director: Álvaro Longoria | Stars: Álvaro Longoria, Simon Cockerell, Kang Hyoin Gyu, Barbara Demick

Votes: 4,194

2. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 22,057 | Gross: $4.20M

3. Grenfell (2018 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

First-hand accounts by survivors and eyewitnesses paint a vivid picture of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

Director: Ben Anthony | Stars: Christos Fairbairn, Eddie Daffarn, Nick Burton, Natasha Elcock

Votes: 23

4. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 123,483 | Gross: $119.19M

5. Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017)

TV-14 | 79 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Piscatella | Star: Joshua 'Chi-Fung' Wong

Votes: 987

6. E-Team (2014)

88 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals ... See full summary »

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman | Star: Anna Neistat

Votes: 705

7. I Am Sun Mu (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

The life and work of North Korean defector turned political pop artist Sun Mu.

Director: Adam Sjöberg | Stars: Angela, Ho Bin, Il Gon, Liang Kegang

Votes: 185

8. Under the Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A propaganda documentary about North Korea that reveals a few hidden facts because the director continues filming between the scripted scenes.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong, Oh-Gyong

Votes: 4,018 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Asperger's Are Us (2016)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

In this coming of age documentary, four friends on the Autism spectrum whom have bonded through humor and performed as the comedy troupe "Asperger's Are Us" will prepare for one final, ambitious show before going their separate ways.

Director: Alex Lehmann | Stars: Noah Britton, Ethan Finlan, Jack Hanke, New Michael Ingemi

Votes: 539

10. Twinsters (2015)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

81 Metascore

Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.

Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto | Stars: Anaïs Bordier, Samantha Futerman, Kanoa Goo

Votes: 4,558



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