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1. 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: 154,485

2. Arirang (2011)

100 min | Documentary, Drama

Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Star: Ki-duk Kim

Votes: 1,052

3. Ayurveda: Art of Being (2001)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

Ayurveda is science of life and art of healing; where body, mind and spirit are given equal importance. This voyage of thousands of miles across India and abroad takes you on a unique ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Nicolos Kostopoulos, Vaidya Narayan Murthy, Brahmanand Swamigal

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Bitter Sweet Seoul (2014)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

This documentary is a crowdsourced film about life in the Korean megalopolis.

Directors: Chan-kyong Park, Chan-wook Park

Votes: 48

5. The Collective Evolution (2010 Video)

112 min | Documentary, Drama

The Collective Evolution is a documentary aimed at showing the current state of the world, why it needs to be changed, and how each and every one of us can play a role in changing it. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Matthew Peter Christodoulou, Mark DeNicola, Joe Martino | Stars: Matthew Peter Christodoulou, Franco Denicola, Mark DeNicola, Joe Martino

Votes: 43

6. Kymatica (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

We may be quick to blame secret organizations, corporations and corrupt politicians for the state of the environment. The harsh truth is that the world is in its current state because humanity is evolving and taking the world with it.

Director: Benjamin Stewart | Stars: Bruce Lipton, Henrik Palmgren

Votes: 503

7. Neurons to Nirvana (2013)

85 min | Documentary, History, News

A stylish, in depth look at the renaissance in psychedelic drug research in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge.

Director: Oliver Hockenhull | Stars: William S. Burroughs, Wade Davis, Rick Doblin, Lesley Ewen

Votes: 998

8. 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: 4,553

9. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,362

10. Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016)

88 min | Documentary, Drama

Explores the myth of the secret multi-billion-dollar deal behind America's purchase of Yugoslavia's clandestine space program in the early 1960s.

Director: Ziga Virc | Stars: Slavoj Zizek, Josip Broz Tito, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson

Votes: 2,933

11. Houston We Have a Problem (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

The Oil Barons, Wildcatters, and roughnecks and their long struggle to feed America's ferocious oil appetite. Step inside the oil culture to understand just how the USA became so addicted ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Torre | Stars: Barry Matthews, John Hofmeister, Paul Taylor, John Schiller

Votes: 89

12. The Presumption of Justice (2012)

41 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Through the socio-political overview of the problematic structure of fan clubs and football supporters in Serbia, this movie focuses on a particular case of an incident involving a French ... See full summary »

Directors: Boris Malagurski, Ivana Rajovic | Stars: Slobodan Batricevic, Radmila Dragicevic Dicic, Slobodan Georgiev, Boris Malagurski

Votes: 518

13. Belgrade with Boris Malagurski (2013)

82 min | Documentary

The first feature documentary film about Belgrade, presenting the Serbian capital through the eyes of its inhabitants and discussing its history, culture, food and nightlife. Hosted by Serbian Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski.

Director: Boris Malagurski | Stars: Boris Malagurski, Novak Djokovic

Votes: 50

14. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,132

15. Mi Amigo Hugo (2014)

52 min | Documentary

Oliver Stone presents a tribute to a friend one year after his death, the friend in question was the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez. The documentary covers the time Stone and Chávez spent ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Votes: 221

16. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 7,273

17. The Last Shot (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

Basketball players compete in underground, cash-prize tournaments in Mexico. This is their last chance to live their dreams.

Votes: 19

18. Elián (2017)

TV-PG | 108 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Executive-produced by Alex Gibney, the documentary shares the remarkable story of Elian Gonzalez, the 5-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits on Thanksgiving Day in 1999. ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Golden, Ross McDonnell | Star: Raúl Esparza

Votes: 127

19. Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations (2016)

Documentary

An experimental documentary about Terence McKenna's adventure into the Amazon basin and the ideas that sprang from those events, resulting in an eschatological theory of time and a lifetime... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bergmann | Star: Terence McKenna

Votes: 77

20. 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: 13,695 | Gross: $3.52M

21. Ayahuasca: Vine of the Soul (2010)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Adventure

On a quest for spiritual awakening and healing, a naturopathic doctor and an accountant join others in the Amazon to drink a hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca or 'Vine of the Soul'. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Meech | Stars: Guillermo Arévalo, Gabor Mate, Dennis J. McKenna, Kenneth Tupper

Votes: 347

22. The Dhamma Brothers (2008)

76 min | Documentary

East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Kukura, Jenny Phillips, Anne Marie Stein | Stars: Grady Bankhead, Ron Cavanaugh, Jonathan Crowley, Edward Johnson

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 59,682 | Gross: $3.97M

24. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: James Brown, Christian McBride, Bobby Byrd, Greg Tate

Votes: 1,130

25. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An exploration of the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane where the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds are revealed.

Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Denzel Washington, Reggie Workman, Ravi Coltrane, Ashley Kahn

Votes: 1,499 | Gross: $0.41M

26. Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015– )

TV-14 | 240 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

SINATRA: All or Nothing at All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, ... See full summary »

Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Pete Hamill, Phil Kuntz, John Lahr

Votes: 1,528

27. Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul (2017)

90 min | Documentary

The story of singer Joe Cocker is told through archive footage and interviews for close associates.

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Joe Cocker, Phil Crookes, Vic Cocker, Ray Charles

Votes: 654

28. Dizzy Gillespie (1965)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, Music

Filmmaker Gary Keys' 1986 film of Dizzy and company live in California.

Director: Les Blank | Star: Dizzy Gillespie

Votes: 46

29. A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba (1988)

84 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary on Dizzy Gillespie at the Fifth International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba.

Director: John Holland | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Allen Honigberg, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Arturo Sandoval

Votes: 30

30. Sensitive: The Untold Story (2015)

63 min | Documentary

A groundbreaking documentary about the temperament trait of high sensitivity found in 20% of the population in both men and women. Based on the findings of bestselling author-psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron ("The Highly Sensitive Person")

Director: Will Harper | Stars: Jodi Krangle, Elaine Aron, Jay Belsky, Tom Boyce

Votes: 67

31. Ram Dass, Fierce Grace (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

After Richard Alpert was fired from Harvard in 1963 for conducting psychedelic drug research, he journeyed to India, found a guru and was renamed Ram Dass ("Servant of God").

Director: Mickey Lemle | Stars: Ram Dass, William Alpert, Larry Brilliant, Bhagavan Das

Votes: 378 | Gross: $0.24M

32. Into Great Silence (2005)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.

Director: Philip Gröning

Votes: 2,112 | Gross: $0.79M

33. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.

Director: Daniel Schmidt | Star: Patrick Sweeney

Votes: 1,595

34. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 4,232

35. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,516 | Gross: $2.67M

36. 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: 7,166

38. The Living Matrix (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

Our film, The Living Matrix - The Science of Healing, uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health. We talk with a group of dedicated scientists, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Becker | Stars: Adam Dreamhealer, Arielle Essex, Peter Fraser, Bruce Lipton

Votes: 168

39. A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki (2006)

77 min | Documentary

About the life & legacy of D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966), credited with introducing Zen philosophy to the West.

Director: Michael Goldberg | Stars: Robert Aitken, Shojun Bando, John Cage, Alwin Carus

Votes: 26

40. Ashes and Snow (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Drama

Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Director: Gregory Colbert | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeanne Moreau, Enrique Rocha, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 3,708

41. Amongst White Clouds (2005 Video)

86 min | Documentary

A journey exploring the practices of Chinese hermits living in the Zhongnan Mountains.

Director: Edward A. Burger

Votes: 411

42. Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude (2014)

69 min | Documentary, Biography

Where does creativity come from? Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han proposes that it arises from emptiness, from that silent space where the intelligence prior to thought resides. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Hartleben, Shaeri Richards

Votes: 11

43. On Yoga the Architecture of Peace (2017)

87 min | Documentary

ON YOGA: The Architecture of Peace is director Heitor Dhalia's new film and his first documentary, it follows photographer Michael O'Neill as he talks to the great Yoga masters in India, Tibet and New York.

Director: Heitor Dhalia

Votes: 467

44. Samadhi Movie. Part 2. It's Not What You Think (2018)

71 min | Documentary

Samadhi Movie. Part 2 (It's not what you think) is the second installment of a series of films exploring Samadhi.

Director: Daniel Schmidt

Votes: 124

45. Reconvergence (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

Reconvergence offers an intriguing exploration of mortality, consciousness and identity in the modern age from the perspectives of four distinct characters: a naturalist, a neuroscientist, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Tyndall | Stars: Eustace Conway, Preston Estep III, S. Waite Rawls III, Preston Roberts

Votes: 55

46. The Transcendental Object at the End of Time (2014)

Documentary

An audio-visual journey through the mind of Terence McKenna.

Director: Peter Bergmann | Star: Terence McKenna

Votes: 95

47. Esoteric Agenda (2008)

Not Rated | 126 min | Documentary

To say it is a conspiracy theory is an understatement. The fate of the world is not in the hands of the people, as it maybe should be. Rather, a growing body of evidence points to an ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stewart

Votes: 37

48. Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take? (2011)

Unrated | 132 min | Documentary

An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Gagné, Kimberly Carter Gamble | Stars: Foster Gamble, Duane Elgin, Nassim Haramein, Steven M. Greer

Votes: 2,623