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1. 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: 4,433

2. Venus and Serena (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

65 Metascore

Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They've been winning ... See full summary »

Directors: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major | Stars: Raul Arevalo, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, Richard Williams

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

80 Metascore

Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: Chris Anderson, Peter Bouckaert, James Brabazon, Guillermo Cervera

Votes: 628

4. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,826 | Gross: $4.42M

5. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,329

6. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,497 | Gross: $23.81M

7. Journal de France (2012)

100 min | Documentary

Travelling alone, internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon spent six years capturing France with a large format camera. This long, ... See full summary »

Directors: Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret | Stars: Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret, Henry Chapier, Jacques Chirac

Votes: 261

8. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 13,523 | Gross: $3.52M

9. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 15,385 | Gross: $7.00M

10. 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: 17,307 | Gross: $1.34M

11. Departures (2008– )

46 min | Documentary

Aimed at the adventure seeker, Departures is an action-packed and personal journey about two travelers. Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach, Andre Dupuis

Votes: 1,947

12. The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A look at the life and work of Gucci fashion designer, Frida Giannini.

Director: Christina Voros | Stars: Frida Giannini, Matvey Lykov

Votes: 196

13. The Atomic States of America (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History, News

A documentary on growing up in Shirley, Long Island -- a nuclear-reactor community.

Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | Stars: Michelle Catts, Kelly McMasters

Votes: 263

14. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)

PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.

Director: Paul Justman | Stars: Joe Hunter, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones, Richard 'Pistol' Allen

Votes: 3,185 | Gross: $1.60M

15. Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, War

Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and ... See full summary »

Director: Will Pascoe | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky

Votes: 569

16. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,088

18. Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality (2003 Video)

Unrated | 55 min | Documentary

The noted scholar, political and social analyst Noam Chomsky presents his critique of America's "War on Terror" with his support for the fact that such a "War" cannot exist.

Director: John Junkerman | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 469

19. Bottled Life: Nestle's Business with Water (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global... See full summary »

Director: Urs Schnell | Stars: Peter Brabeck, Res Gehriger, Hanspeter Müller

Votes: 773

20. Am I Black Enough for You (2009)

87 min | Documentary

A creative documentary about the song recorded by soul-man Billy Paul in the 70's. But also about the Philly Sound, Philadelphia, racism, cocaine, money and fame in the life and love of a beautiful elderly couple.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Malik Abdul-Basit, Jay Berger, Clive Davis, Kenny Gamble

Votes: 60

21. Overnight (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith | Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker, Jake Busey

Votes: 4,020

22. Wild Style (1983)

R | 82 min | Drama, Music

Zoro, the city's hottest and most elusive graffiti writer. The actual story of the movie concerns the tension between Zoro's passion for his art and his personal life, particularly his ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Ahearn | Stars: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Patti Astor

Votes: 2,044

23. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 46,608

24. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War

Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Votes: 17,132

25. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,896

26. Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

Director: Rachel Boynton | Stars: Mauricio Balcazar, James Carville, Tad Devine, Stanley Greenberg

Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.17M

27. The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Documentary, Crime

Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of the criminal trial verdict, this documentary exposes disturbing realities about O.J.'s thoughts, feelings, and behavior before, during, and after the trial.

Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: O.J. Simpson, Robert Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Lawrence Schiller

Votes: 52

28. MLK: The Assassination Tapes (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 47 min | Documentary, History

Relive an unspeakable tragedy detailed with unforgettable images, videos, and recordings only recently rediscovered.

Director: Tom Jennings | Star: Martin Luther King

Votes: 46

29. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Chasing Tyson (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

Explores the years that Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson.

Director: Steven Cantor | Stars: Seth Abraham, Steve Albert, Teddy Atlas, Al Bernstein

Votes: 598

30. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,774

31. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,684 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 8,178

33. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Angela Davis, Eisa Davis

Votes: 496

34. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bishop Agapit, Catherine Ashton, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh

Votes: 10,590

35. Life Itself (2014)

R | 121 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 14,090 | Gross: $0.81M

36. Weediquette (2016– )

TV-14 | Documentary, News

This documentary series airing on Viceland is about the science, culture and economics of the legalization of cannabis. Also documents how medical marijuana has been a helpful and effective... See full summary »

Star: Krishna Andavolu

Votes: 290

37. Prohibition (2011– )

360 min | Documentary, History

The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

Votes: 2,303

38. Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion (1998 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary

A documentary that chronicles the extraordinary career of Sugar Ray Robinson who is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Stars: Sugar Ray Robinson, Dave Anderson, Evelyn Nelson, Nigel Collins

Votes: 39

39. Long Way Round (2004– )

TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

Votes: 10,844

40. You Laugh But It's True (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

In the world of stand-up comedy in South Africa, Trevor Noah uses his childhood experiences in a biracial family during apartheid to prepare for his first one-man show.

Director: David Paul Meyer | Stars: Loyiso Gola, Rabin Harduth, Kagiso Lediga, David Newton

Votes: 917

41. Trevor Noah: The Daywalker (2009)

PG-13 | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Directors: Kyle Ambrose, Delon Bakker | Star: Trevor Noah

Votes: 415

42. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

The academic and activist Noam Chomsky describes the systems that have led to financial inequality, and the current concentration of wealth and power.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 7,872 | Gross: $0.04M

43. T-Rex (I) (2015)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

69 Metascore

17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she'll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.

Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper

Votes: 223

44. 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: 1,998 | Gross: $0.53M

45. TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (2017– )

Documentary, Biography

After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. He became an American hero.

Stars: Kalief Browder, Venida Browder, Jay Z, Paul Prestia

Votes: 1,309

46. Kusama: Infinity (2018)

Unrated | 76 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

Director: Heather Lenz | Star: Yayoi Kusama

Votes: 450 | Gross: $0.36M

47. Social Animals (II) (2018)

86 min | Documentary

A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwest girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts--a little love, acceptance and, of ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Ignatius Green | Stars: Kaylyn Slevin, Emma Crockett, Humza Deas, Demid Lebedev

Votes: 358



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