Documentaries worth watching

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1. Racing Extinction (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Elon Musk, Joel Sartore, Louie Psihoyos, Charles Hambleton

Votes: 6,908

2. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 56,036 | Gross: $13.00M

3. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 12,481 | Gross: $1.41M

4. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 19,327

5. Kenny (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

An intimate and revealing portrait of Kenny Dalglish - the player, the man, the truth.

Director: Stewart Sugg | Stars: Margaret Aspinall, John Barnes, Kelly Cates, Jodie Christmas

Votes: 659

6. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,198 | Gross: $1.34M

7. Merchants of Doubt (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe

Votes: 3,332 | Gross: $0.19M

8. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Pollan

Votes: 10,592 | Gross: $1.54M

9. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

Votes: 28,690

10. Blood Road (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, Sport

The mysteries surrounding her father's death in the Vietnam war lead ultra-endurance mountain biker Rebecca Rusch on an emotional journey as she pedals 1200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh trail.

Director: Nicholas Schrunk | Stars: Rebecca Rusch, Huyen Nguyen, Ian Adamson, Jason Bauer

Votes: 270

11. Distance Between Dreams (2016)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

In Distance Between Dreams, the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of iconic surfer Ian Walsh, as he sets mind and body in motion to redefine the upper ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bruce | Stars: Grant Baker, Shane Dorian, John Florence, Greg Long

Votes: 241

12. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 10,859 | Gross: $2.83M

13. Mountain (I) (2017)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

An experience about the highest peaks around the world.

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Star: Willem Dafoe

Votes: 2,490 | Gross: $0.24M

14. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 43,669 | Gross: $8.41M

15. The Great Invisible (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion as seen through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.

Director: Margaret Brown | Stars: Meccah Boynton-Brown, Doug Brown, Bob Cavnar, Brent Coon

Votes: 491 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Hired Gun (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists like Metallica, KISS, and Billy Joel. These hired guns may not be household names, but are still masters of their craft.

Director: Fran Strine | Stars: Kenny Aronoff, Corey Britz, Kara Britz, Phil Buckman

Votes: 1,509

17. Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale (2016)

90 min | Documentary

The incredible, true-life story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana. When she's suddenly orphaned at one month of age, it's up to the men who look after her herd to save her life.

Directors: Ben Bowie, Geoffrey Luck

Votes: 217

18. Ethos (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,130

19. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

Tech tycoon John McAfee made millions from his antivirus software. Now, he may be best known his bizarre and scandalous lifestyle.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Allison Adonizio, Nanette Burstein, John McAfee

Votes: 2,676

20. The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

81 Metascore

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: John Branch, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson

Votes: 6,509 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Attenborough's Life That Glows (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Family

Sir David Attenborough explores the world of bio-luminescence, the often spectacular natural light produced by some creatures. Specially designed cameras reveal nature's leading lights.

Director: Joe Loncraine | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 385

22. The Godfathers of Hardcore (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Follows the two of the most respected men in underground music, Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of the band Agnostic Front.

Director: Ian McFarland | Stars: Roger Miret, Vinnie Stigma, Agnostic Front, Mike Gallo

Votes: 294

23. A Year in Space (2016 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

Astronaut Scott Kelly's record-breaking year in space from launch to landing.

Directors: Jonathan Halperin, Shaul Schwarz | Stars: Mark Kelly, Scott Kelly, Barack Obama

Votes: 72

24. A Plastic Ocean (2016)

102 min | Documentary

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Leeson | Stars: David Attenborough, Sylvia Earle, Ben Fogle, Craig Leeson

Votes: 1,623

25. Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Director: Weiwei Ai | Stars: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Weiwei Ai

Votes: 1,960 | Gross: $0.53M

26. The Farthest (2017)

PG | 121 min | Documentary, History

87 Metascore

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.

Director: Emer Reynolds | Stars: Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 2,789 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Welcome to Leith (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

When a noted white supremacist moves into their town, the residents of Leith, North Dakota do what they can to prevent him from taking control of the municipality.

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker | Stars: Craig Cobb, Ryan Lenz, Amber Schatz

Votes: 3,499 | Gross: $0.04M



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