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1. 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: 3,324 | Gross: $0.19M

2. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,497 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 7,796 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger

Votes: 1,828 | Gross: $0.26M

5. Supersapiens, the Rise of the Mind (2017)

78 min | Documentary

Humanity is facing a turning point - the next evolution of the human mind. Will this evolution be a hybrid of man and machine, where artificial intelligence forces the emergence of a new ... See full synopsis »

Director: Markus Mooslechner | Stars: Nick Bostrom, Richard Dawkins, Hugo De Garis, Adam Gazzaley

Votes: 97

6. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 13,677 | Gross: $7.12M

7. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Thomas Campanella, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mindy Fullilove, Alexander Garvin

Votes: 394 | Gross: $0.31M

8. Citizen Soldier (2016)

R | 105 min | Documentary, War

68 Metascore

CITIZEN SOLDIER is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War... See full summary »

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Jordan Alex, James Tyler Brown, Martin Byrne, Jared Colson

Votes: 455

9. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)

94 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Hilton Als, Tom Brokaw, Dick Cheney, Jim Didion

Votes: 1,142

10. 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: 2,903 | Gross: $1.72M

11. Shahrzaad's Tale (2015)

129 min | Documentary

SHAHRZAAD'S TALE is a cinematic documentary, a complex and subtle exploration of the life and work of a famous cultural artist, who time has forgotten.

Director: Shahin Parhami

12. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 2,875 | Gross: $0.13M

13. 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: 1,587

14. Frank Serpico (2017)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

In his own words, Frank Serpico tells the story of his one-man crusade for police reform in the NYPD during the early 1970s.

Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio | Stars: Frank Serpico, Stanislao Pugliese, Janet Panetta, John O'Connor

Votes: 199 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.

Director: Mitra Farahani | Star: Bahman Mohasses

Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.01M

16. 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: 2,404 | Gross: $0.24M

17. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,018 | Gross: $4.31M

18. Coup 53

Documentary | Post-production

Theatrical feature documentary on the story of Operation Ajax, the CIA/MI6 staged coup in 1953 in Iran that overthrew Prime Minister Mossadegh.

Director: Taghi Amirani | Stars: Walter Murch, Taghi Amirani, David Talbot, Malcolm Byrne

19. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr., Matt Taibbi

Votes: 2,384 | Gross: $0.10M

20. Taq Kasra Wonder of Architecture (2018)

30 min | Documentary, Short

"Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture" is the first-ever documentary film on the world's largest brickwork vault. The palace is the symbol of the Persian Empire in the Sasanian era (224-651 AD... See full summary »

Director: Pejman Akbarzadeh | Stars: Ed Keall, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Ute Franke-Vogt, Touraj Daryaee

21. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 26,924 | Gross: $17.53M

22. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,424

23. The China Hustle (2017)

R | 82 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Director: Jed Rothstein | Stars: Carson Block, Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.05M

24. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 7,503 | Gross: $14.02M

25. What Is Democracy? (2018)

107 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights movement.

Director: Astra Taylor | Stars: William Barber, Wendy Brown, Angela Davis, Silvia Federici

Votes: 54 | Gross: $0.04M



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