Documentariesby jengrave | created - 25 Mar 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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2. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.
Votes: 96,690 | Gross: $11.53M
3. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 1,888 | Gross: $0.26M
4. !Women Art Revolution (2010)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this feature documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and ... See full summary »
Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.05M
5. Miss Representation (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
6. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 72,019 | Gross: $24.54M
7. Visions of Light (1992)
92 min | Documentary, History
Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »
Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $0.80M
8. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 20,155 | Gross: $1.21M
10. 21-87 (1964)
Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short
Snippets from discarded footage, and with footage shot on the streets of Montreal and New York City, combined to a collage with the underlying argument as to whether man is a complex machine or a creature with a soul.
Director: Arthur Lipsett
12. Sonita (2015)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.
14. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,653 | Gross: $0.87M
17. Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas (2016)
43 min | Documentary, Short
One of the greatest engineering feats in history, the modern US nuclear carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of a fleet. With RIMPAC, the world's most comprehensive ... See full summary »
18. The Search for General Tso (2014)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish.
Votes: 1,601 | Gross: $0.01M
31 min | Documentary, Short
In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school houses to state houses across the country, five young people give you a chance to walk ... See full summary »
Director: Jen Gilomen
20. Zero Silence (2011)
Young people in the Middle East have grown angry over the authoritarian regimes they live in and are using the Internet to bring about change in their societies where free speech is ... See full summary »