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1. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 2,140 | Gross: $0.19M

2. Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously (2016)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary

Neil Gaiman (author of 'American Gods,' 'Coraline,' 'Stardust,' and many more) discusses how he became one of the world's most popular fantasy writers.

Director: Patrick Meaney | Stars: Neil Gaiman, Henry Barajas, Elizabeth Barrial, Karen Berger

Votes: 63

3. Valentine Road (2013)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days... See full summary »

Director: Marta Cunningham | Stars: James Bing, Jeremy Bing, Rosalie Black, Dawn Boldrin

Votes: 1,412

4. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

Directors: Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori | Stars: Billy Altman, Jon Auer, Lester Bangs, Chris Bell

Votes: 1,204 | Gross: $0.11M

5. The Problem with Apu (2017)

49 min | Documentary

Comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his cartoon nemesis, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian convenience store owner from The Simpsons (1989) and the larger issue of how Western culture depicts Southeast-Asian communities.

Director: Michael Melamedoff | Stars: Hari Kondabolu, W. Kamau Bell, Kal Penn, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 1,890

6. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 5,260 | Gross: $0.30M

7. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 3,192 | Gross: $1.07M

8. Starz Inside: Comics on Screen (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Highlighting stand-up comedians and their jump to successful movie careers.

Director: John Murphy | Stars: Tim Allen, Marlon Wayans, Rosie O'Donnell, Dane Cook

Votes: 18

9. Casting JonBenet (2017)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

In the months following the unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, responses were elicited from her Colorado hometown community, creating a work of art from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Hannah Cagwin, Aeona Cruz, Liv Bagley, Shylee Sagle

Votes: 4,390

10. Growing Up Coy (2016)

83 min | Documentary

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.

Director: Eric Juhola | Stars: Auri Mathis, Coy Mathis, Dakota Mathis, Jeremy Mathis

Votes: 329

11. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

80 Metascore

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Director: Jennifer Brea | Stars: Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Samuel Bearman

Votes: 2,287 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Step (2017)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Stars: Gari McIntyre, Amanda Leonard, Blessin Giraldo, Chevonne Hall

Votes: 776 | Gross: $1.15M

13. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 20,782

14. The Force (2017)

92 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

THE FORCE goes inside an embattled urban police department struggling to rebuild trust in one of America's most violent yet promising cities.

Director: Peter Nicks | Stars: Cat Brooks, Jonathan Cairo, Ben McBride, Johnna Watson

Votes: 556 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 3,212

16. Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi volunteer with the White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims in the besieged city of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,433 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 3,604 | Gross: $1.72M

18. Whose Streets? (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Directors: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | Stars: Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., David Whitt, Montague Simmons

Votes: 975 | Gross: $0.18M

19. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato

Votes: 627 | Gross: $1.16M

20. One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp (2014)

Not Rated | 37 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Camp that encourages children who lost close family members to open up about their feelings.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky

Votes: 108

21. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 3,275

22. 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: 9,527 | Gross: $30.58M

23. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 9,511 | Gross: $0.31M

24. Baltimore Rising (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

Director: Sonja Sohn | Stars: Devin Allen, Genard Shadow Barr, Elijah Cummings, Kevin Davis

Votes: 246

25. LA 92 (2017)

R | 114 min | Documentary, History

66 Metascore

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Henry Alfaro, Danny Bakewell, John D. Barnett, Bart Bartholomew

Votes: 2,970

26. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Elaine Brown

Votes: 1,601 | Gross: $0.48M

27. Dreamkiller (2010)

R | 110 min | Thriller

A young doctor is linked to a series of mysterious and brutally executed murders while performing a controversial medical experiment with mysterious origins.

Director: Catherine C. Pirotta | Stars: Dario Deak, John Savage, Tyrone Power Jr., Penny Vital

Votes: 107 | Gross: $0.02M

28. ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff? (2018 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

The violent political suppression of the roots reggae movement in Jamaica told through an investigation into Jamaican politics and the CIA's involvement in the mysterious shooting of Bob Marley.

Director: Kief Davidson | Stars: Bob Marley, Arnold Bertram, Cindy Breakspeare, Nancy Burke

Votes: 717



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