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1. Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has ... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Andrea Gambadoro, Marco Pantani, Conan Sweeny

Votes: 1,681

2. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,235 | Gross: $0.87M

3. 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: 46,576

4. Let's Get Lost (1988)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Weber | Stars: Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Vera Baker, Paul Baker

Votes: 1,634

6. Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary

Directors Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discuss the science fiction movies of the 1950s that influenced them.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Mark Hamill, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott

Votes: 379

7. B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.

Director: Jon Brewer | Stars: Morgan Freeman, B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Albert King

Votes: 572

8. The Class of 92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 7,172

9. Red Army (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

Director: Gabe Polsky | Stars: Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks, Don Cherry

Votes: 6,141 | Gross: $0.69M

10. The Last Gladiators (2011)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Sport

61 Metascore

In ice hockey, no one is tougher than the "goon". Those players have one mission: to protect the star players at any price.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Donald Brashear, Lyndon Byers, Guy Carbonneau, Don Cherry

Votes: 1,538

11. The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth (2016)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Sport

The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games were a 5 day, 13 event, grueling test to find the fittest male and female on earth. "Fittest on Earth" follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who ... See full summary »

Directors: Heber Cannon, Marston Sawyers, Ian Wittenber | Stars: Dan Bailey, Samantha Briggs, Dave Castro, Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir

Votes: 1,390

12. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 23,165

13. Forever Pure (2016)

85 min | Documentary

One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control.

Director: Maya Zinshtein | Stars: Eli Cohen, Arcadi Gaydamak, Ariel Harush, Dzhabrail Kadiyev

Votes: 647

14. Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness (2017)

TV-PG | 116 min | Documentary

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. "Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" follows the dramatic story of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Heber Cannon, Mariah Moore, Marston Sawyers, Ian Wittenber | Stars: Justin Bergh, Josh Bridges, Samantha Briggs, Dave Castro

Votes: 1,174

15. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Sport

75 Metascore

The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973, Hollywood veteran Bing Russell (best known for playing Deputy Clem on "Bonanza") created... See full summary »

Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way | Stars: Todd Field, Kurt Russell, Rob Nelson, Jim Swanson

Votes: 2,535

16. Cosmos (2014– )

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 97,117

17. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 9,407

18. Les Bleus une autre histoire de France (2016 TV Movie)

104 min | Documentary, History, Sport

This documentary follows the French national team for 20 years, from 1996 to 2016. Successes and setbacks that mirrored the French Society.

Directors: David Dietz, Sonia Dauger, Pascal Blanchard

Votes: 682

19. Ice Guardians (2016)

108 min | Documentary, Sport

On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world's most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself.

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Jarome Iginla, Chris Chelios, Bobby Hull

Votes: 1,087

20. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 19,104

21. The Real Football Factories (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Sport

Based on the Nick Love movie, Danny Dyer explores a social history of hooliganism across the UK over the past half century.

Stars: Danny Dyer, Barrington Patterson, Cass Pennant, Forbes KB

Votes: 576

22. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 11,945

23. The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth (2018)

119 min | Documentary

In 2017 the fittest athletes on Earth took on the unknown and unknowable during four of the most intense days of competition in CrossFit Games history. "The Redeemed and the Dominant: ... See full summary »

Directors: Heber Cannon, Mariah Moore, Marston Sawyers | Stars: Justin Bergh, Dave Castro, Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir, Brent Fikowski

Votes: 810

24. Sunderland 'Til I Die (2018– )

TV-MA | 39 min | Documentary

Highlights the unfailing passion Sunderland residents have for their beloved soccer club, taking viewers through the highs and lows of SAFC's 2017-18 season in the Championship following its relegation the previous year.

Stars: Martin Bain, Nick Barnes, Gary Bennett, Peter Farrer

Votes: 2,723

25. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

The definitive portrait of the late English football manager Sir Bobby Robson, one of the game's most inspirational and influential figures, whose legacy lives on far beyond the football field.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Torquil Jones | Stars: José Mourinho, Gary Lineker, Ronaldo, Alan Shearer

Votes: 1,524



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