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1. (T)ERROR (2015)

84 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of "Shariff", a 63-year-old Black ... See full summary »

Directors: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe | Stars: Khalifah Ali Al-Akili, Mike Healey, Ali Kareem, Saeed 'Shariff' Torres

Votes: 722

2. 24 Hours on Earth (2014 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

24 Hours On Earth: In this epic spectacular, the BBC Natural History Unit use a brand new approach to delve deep into the natural world and explore its most critical dimension - time. "24 ... See full summary »

Star: Matthew Macfadyen

Votes: 31

3. Above Ground Level: Dubfire (2017)

TV-14 | 77 min | Documentary, Music

As one-half of the Grammy award-winning duo "Deep Dish", Iranian-American Ali Shirazinia (aka 'Dubfire') has established himself as one of the world's most successful DJs and producers. But... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Koczynski, Mino Kodama | Stars: Ali 'Dubfire' Shirazinia, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Carl Craig

Votes: 44

4. Aya Seyahat (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

1957. A remote village in Erzincan province, Eastern Turkey. The quest of four villagers to travel to the moon is documented with the use of found black-and-white photos and the aid of a ... See full summary »

Director: Kutlug Ataman | Stars: Metin Alagas, Gozde Aran, Ahmet Aslan, Ahmet Ilhan

Votes: 89

5. Bakur (2015)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary

Bakur (North) is a documentary that invites its audience to reflect on a war that has been continuing for decades and gives an insightful look on its main subject, the PKK. The film follows... See full summary »

Directors: Çayan Demirel, Ertugrul Mavioglu

Votes: 247

6. Long Yearning (2017)

24 min | Short

"Long Yearning" is a cinematic exploration of the lives of Chinese factory workers and the nature of repetitive industrialized work.

Director: Elliot Spencer

Votes: 52

8. Samsara (2001)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Barthel, Lhakpa Tsering

Votes: 7,102

9. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns

Votes: 22,468

10. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 29,024

11. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 151,808

12. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,061

13. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 34,805

14. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Roger Munns

Votes: 21,149

15. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,105

16. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,110 | Gross: $5.23M

17. Cities of the Underworld (2007– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Stars: Don Wildman, Eric Geller, Sirin Akinci, Ashraf El-Maghrabi

Votes: 680

18. Colony (II) (2015)

52 min | Documentary

Colony is a film about psychogeography, the memory of landscape, trauma and remembrance.

Director: Gürcan Keltek

Votes: 26

19. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)

90 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant ... See full summary »

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Alexander Hacke, Ahmed Ulug, Cem Yegul, Mehmed Ulug

Votes: 5,756 | Gross: $0.07M

20. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 11,418

21. Map Man (2004– )

30 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Star: Nicholas Crane

Votes: 17

22. The Gruen Transfer (2008– )

Documentary, Comedy

The Gruen Transfer (TGT) is a show about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. Hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, TGT decodes and defuses the commercial messages that swirl... See full summary »

Stars: Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft, Todd Sampson, Dan Gregory

Votes: 502

23. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,904

24. Garbage in the Garden of Eden (2012)

85 min | Documentary

Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Mayor Hüseyin Alioglu, Bünyamin Seyrekbasan, Nezihan Haslaman, Sabahat Haslaman

Votes: 308

25. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions.

Director: Ben Lewis | Stars: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

Votes: 779

26. Distant Constellation (2017)

80 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.

Director: Shevaun Mizrahi | Star: Selma

Votes: 131

27. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 14,984 | Gross: $0.22M

28. In Praise of Nothing (2017)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

Iggy Pop narrates - in simple childlike verse - Nothing's weekend on Earth.

Director: Boris Mitic | Star: Iggy Pop

Votes: 348

29. Jeremy Jones' Deeper (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

DEEPER: the first installment in the DEEPER, FURTHER, HIGHER trilogy. Follow Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they travel to the world's snowboarding meccas and venture past the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Jones | Stars: Ryland Bell, Tom Burt, Xavier De Le Rue, Josh Dirksen

Votes: 184

30. Jeremy Jones' Further (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

FURTHER: the second installment in the DEEPER, FURTHER, HIGHER trilogy. FURTHER will explore some of the world's most remote mountain terrain while continuing Jones' mission to camp deep in... See full summary »

Director: Jon Klaczkiewicz | Stars: Ryland Bell, Lucas Debari, Josh Dirksen, Terje Håkonsen

Votes: 236

31. Jeremy Jones' Higher (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Jones and his crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the next level for the third and final installment.

Directors: Jeremy Jones, Steve Jones, Todd Jones | Stars: Ryland Bell, Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy Jones, Luca Merli

Votes: 235

32. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

Votes: 7,191 | Gross: $0.34M

33. Istanbul United (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History, Sport

The 'Ultra' fans of Istanbul's three biggest football clubs, known for their violent rivalries begin fighting side-by-side to protect civilians from police, as 'Istanbul United'.

Directors: Farid Eslam, Oliver Waldhauer | Stars: Can Atalay, Cahit Binici, Ayan Güner, Kerem Gürbüz

Votes: 125

34. Life Below Zero (2013– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

The everyday struggles of living in the secluded state of Alaska where one wrong decision could cost you your life.

Stars: James Franzo, Agnes Hailstone, Sue Aikens, Chip Hailstone

Votes: 1,244

35. Losing Sight of Shore (2017)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Four brave women set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia.

Director: Sarah Moshman

Votes: 477

36. Nokia Mobile: We Were Connecting People (2017)

91 min | Documentary

The amazing history about the Finnish giant company Nokia. A company which has done remarkable changes when needed, and failed totally when the smart phones came. But Nokia is back again.

Director: Arto Koskinen | Stars: Tuomas Siekkinen, Tiiti Kellomäki, Craig Livingstone, Matti Makkonen

Votes: 235

37. Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, History

68 Metascore

The documentary "Midnight Return" explores the enduring and emotional power of film as seen through the lens of the blockbuster success Midnight Express (1978).

Director: Sally Sussman Morina | Stars: Alan Parker, David Puttnam, Giorgio Moroder, Peter Greenberg

Votes: 65

38. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 9,775

39. Mountain Men (2012– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life off the grid? Have you wished you could shed the complications of modern society and live in the wilderness, using only the ... See full summary »

Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Tom Oar, Eustace Conway, Marty Meierotto

Votes: 1,122

40. Muezzin (2010)

90 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Sebastian Brameshuber

Votes: 24

41. my suburban stories (2017)

79 min | Documentary

Stories straight from the horse's mouth about their own lives and perspective on daily life in Adana, sincity of Turkey.

Director: Yunus Ozan Korkut

Votes: 428

42. Napoleon Returns to Galleria Borghese (2012)

46 min | Documentary, History

This film documents the transportation of 69 beautiful statues from the Louvre in Paris, to Galleria Borghese in Rome. The statues were meticulously transported all together for the first and last time for a great exhibition.

Director: Alessio Jim Della Valle | Stars: Gloria Antonelli, Danièle Braunstein, Anna Coliva, Daniela Ferretti

Votes: 59

44. WWII in HD (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History, War

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Charles Scheffel, Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston

Votes: 1,755

45. Oklahoma City (2017)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, History

74 Metascore

Documents the beliefs and experiences of Timothy McVeigh in the lead-up to his bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which claimed 168 lives.

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Janet Beck, Alan Berg, Jim Botting, Bill Buford

Votes: 2,186

46. Papaya Make Some Noise! (2014)

61 min | Documentary

Sea, rocks, sheeps, moonscape... What in the world could be fun here? That was the question that Axwell, one of the world's most famous music producers and DJs, was asking himself on his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Vanja Vascarac | Stars: Adnan Mehmedovic, Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Sraga Sinisa

Votes: 19

47. Parallel Trips (2004)

60 min | Documentary

Turkish and Greek islanders talk about their losses and their experience of shifting residences across to the north and to the south post-1974. In this Turkish and Greek Cypriot joint ... See full summary »

Director: Dervis Zaim

Votes: 10

48. One Strange Rock (2018– )

47 min | Documentary

The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through unique perspective.

Stars: Will Smith, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Mae C. Jemison

Votes: 3,935