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1. Inequality for All (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Robert Reich, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 6,342 | Gross: $1.21M

2. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 3,226

3. Banaz: A Love Story (2012)

69 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

This is a documentary film chronicling the brutal Honour Killing of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman in London, killed by her own family for choosing a life for herself.

Directors: Deeyah Khan, Darin Prindle | Stars: Nazir Afzal, Bobbie Cheema, Andy Craig, Caroline Goode

Votes: 175

4. 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: 499

5. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,269 | Gross: $2.42M

6. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 11,471 | Gross: $1.60M

7. The Weight of Chains (2010)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, News

The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US, NATO and the EU played in the tragic breakup of a once peaceful and prosperous ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Malagurski | Stars: Rade Aleksic, James Bissett, John Bosnitch, Michel Chossudovsky

Votes: 4,002

8. The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Albert Maysles, David Maysles

Votes: 923

9. In the Shadows of Grey Gardens (2012)

64 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

A documentary that records the darkly humorous sequence of events leading up to a seance to manifest Big Edith Bouvier Beale and Little Edie Bouvier Beale so they can attend a celebration ... See full summary »

Director: J.C. Burdine | Stars: J.C. Burdine, Lois Wright

Votes: 6

10. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 844

11. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,512 | Gross: $0.18M

12. The Staircase II: The Last Chance (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Explosive developments - implicating both the forensics laboratory of the police department of North Carolina, and Duane Deaver, its chief - recently saw the convicted subject of 'The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Caitlin Atwater, Bradley Bannon, Freda Black, Lori Campell

Votes: 1,885

13. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Crime

Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams, Michael Glover

Votes: 3,995

14. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,453 | Gross: $30.58M

15. Let's Make Money (2008)

110 min | Documentary

Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Mark Mobius, Mirko Kovats, K. Sujatha Raaju, Gerhard Schwarz

Votes: 1,649

16. Under Our Skin (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.

Director: Andy Abrahams Wilson | Stars: Mandy Hughes, Sean Hughes, Dana Walsh, Jordan Fisher Smith

Votes: 945 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Jerusalem (2013)

Not Rated | 44 min | Documentary

Filmed in 3D for IMAX and Giant Screen cinemas, JERUSALEM is an immersive experience about one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to billions... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Ferguson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodi Magness, Farah Ammouri, Austin Carder

Votes: 1,069 | Gross: $7.99M

18. Kidnapped for Christ (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, News

A young evangelical filmmaker is granted unprecedented access inside a controversial Christian behavior modification program for teens, where she discovers shocking secrets and young ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Logan | Stars: David Wernsman, Tai Mathieu, Kate Logan, Dan Anderson

Votes: 912

19. The Last Days (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, War

In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport over 425,000 Jews during the "cleansing" of Hungary. This Oscar-winning documentary... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham, Alice Lok Cahana

Votes: 1,787 | Gross: $0.42M

20. Voices from the List (2004 Video)

77 min | Documentary, History

Documentary film produced for the 10th anniversary release of the film Schindler's List (1993) and the establishment of the "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation"

Director: Michael Mayhew | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Leon Leyson, Leopold Rosner, Ludmila Page

Votes: 205

21. Eyes of the Holocaust (2000)

56 min | Documentary, History

Steven Spielberg and Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation present interviews with survivors of the Nazi death camps in Hungary. Their tragic testimonies are illustrated through newsreels from the era and archival photos.

Director: János Szász | Stars: Kati Sabella, Rezsõné Bartha, Júlia Buda, Judit Burg

Votes: 146

22. The Lost Children of Berlin (1997)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

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Director: Elizabeth McIntyre | Star: Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 87

23. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

86 Metascore

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Stuart Herrington, Juan Valdez

Votes: 3,532 | Gross: $0.47M

24. Killer Legends (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Director: Joshua Zeman | Stars: Rachel Mills, Joshua Zeman, Stephen Winick, James Presley

Votes: 2,942

25. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,438 | Gross: $0.16M

26. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 122,571 | Gross: $21.59M

27. Let the Lion Roar (2014)

65 min | Documentary, History

Uncover one of the greatest and darkest deceptions of our time - the conspiracy to cover up the Church's true identity.

Director: Vanessa Frank | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Jason Burkey, Eric Roberts, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 152

28. The Last of the Unjust (2013)

PG-13 | 220 min | Documentary, History

80 Metascore

A place: Theresienstadt. A unique place of propaganda which Adolf Eichmann called the "model ghetto", designed to mislead the world and Jewish people regarding its real nature, to be the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Benjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charles Harding, Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo, Alejandro Solalinde

Votes: 467

30. 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: 10,984 | Gross: $1.54M

31. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9 | Stars: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz

Votes: 2,564 | Gross: $0.11M

32. Ganja Queen (2007)

120 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the trial of Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling marijuana into Indonesia.

Director: Janine Hosking

Votes: 352

33. Heir to an Execution (2004)

TV-PG | 99 min | Documentary

A filmmaker explores the lives and deaths of her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as spies in 1953.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Sally Kanter Bruin, Bob Considine, David Greenglass, J. Edgar Hoover

Votes: 321

34. Crazy Love (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Romance

69 Metascore

The bizarre true story of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach.

Directors: Dan Klores, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach, Bob Janoff, Sylvia Hoffman

Votes: 2,316 | Gross: $0.30M

35. One Minute to Nine (2007)

83 min | Documentary

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Director: Tommy Davis | Star: Wendy Maldonado

Votes: 275

36. 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. And Mrs. Kraus (2013)

TV-PG | 62 min | Documentary

In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus embarked on a risky and unlikely mission. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, they rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna and brought them to the United States.

Director: Steven Pressman | Stars: Alan Alda, Mamie Gummer, Liz Perle, Paul Shapiro

Votes: 278

37. A President to Remember (2008)

90 min | Documentary

A documentary combining rare personal footage and well-known archive footage of President John F. Kennedy.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Hubert H. Humphrey

Votes: 50

38. Boy Interrupted (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Heinz Perry | Stars: Evan Scott Perry, Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry, Nicholas Kopple-Perry

Votes: 1,760

41. Mediastan (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

On the road with Wikileaks.

Director: Johannes Wahlström | Stars: Julian Assange, Vladimir Gubanov, Sultanbek Joumagulov, Bill Keller

Votes: 391

42. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 38,959 | Gross: $3.23M

43. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 9,764

45. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 1,750

46. Have You Seen Andy? (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

"Have You Seen Andy?" is the personal story of a childhood friendship abruptly ended by the tragic abduction of a young boy. On a hot summer day in August 1976, ten year-old Andy Puglisi ... See full summary »

Director: Melanie Perkins

Votes: 199

48. Brothers in War (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

Through gripping first-person accounts and digitally remastered archival footage, including the soldiers' own home movies and personal audio tapes, Brothers in War recounts the harrowing ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Reph | Stars: Jack Benedick, John Bradfield, Steve Hopper, Larry Lilley

Votes: 380



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