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1. What Farocki Taught (1998)
30 min | War, Short
What Farocki Taught is a stubborn film, containing a perfect replica, shot-for-shot, in color and English, of Harun Farocki's 1969 b/w German film 'Inextinguishable Fire' - about the ... See full summary »
2. Moana (1926)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty presents a docufictional account of a family living in a Samoan village in the early 1920s.
59 min | Documentary
American documentary film-maker George C. Stoney visits the Aran Islands to try and unravel some of the myths surrounding a film that had engrossed him as a youngster - Robert Flaherty's ... See full summary »
4. Nanook of the North (1922)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.
5. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
6. Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)
20 min | Documentary, Short
A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Errol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe.
7. Regen (1929)
12 min | Short, Documentary
Rain falls on a Dutch city.
8. À Propos de Nice (1930)
Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy
What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.
9. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.
10. Listen to Britain (1942)
Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short
A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.
11. Drifters (1929)
49 min | Documentary
A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.
Director: John Grierson
12. Night Mail (1936)
Approved | 25 min | Short, Documentary
Shows the special train on which mail is sorted, dropped and collected on the run, and delivered in Scotland overnight.
13. Housing Problems (1935)
16 min | Short, Documentary
Slum conditions, slum clearance, bright new public housing.
14. Louisiana Story (1948)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama
The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.
15. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 25,002 | Gross: $6.71M
16. Stories We Tell (2012)
PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Votes: 11,606 | Gross: $1.60M
17. Toute la mémoire du monde (1957)
21 min | Documentary, Short
This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.
18. Triumph of the Will (1935)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War
The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.
19. Night and Fog (1956)
Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History
The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.
20. Sans Soleil (1983)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama
A woman narrates the contemplative writings of a seasoned world traveler, focusing on contemporary Japan.
Votes: 8,658 | Gross: $0.03M
21. Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music
22. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary about the everyday lives of ordinary Parisians, done in the style of cinéma vérité.
23. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 32,174 | Gross: $0.49M
24. Leviathan (2014)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Votes: 44,865 | Gross: $1.09M
25. Hearts and Minds (1974)
R | 112 min | Documentary, History, War
An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.
Votes: 5,016 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Sherman's March (1985)
Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.
27. 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: 20,315 | Gross: $1.21M