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1. Ingmar Bergman: Behind the Mask (2018 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

In 1965, Ingmar Bergman directed "Persona", a cult film that sums up all the obsessions of the Swedish master, born a hundred years ago.

Director: Manuelle Blanc | Stars: Ingmar Bergman, N.T. Binh, Suzanne Osten, Arnaud Desplechin

Votes: 51

2. Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

TV-14 | 133 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

A look at the life, work, activism and controversies of actress and fitness tycoon, Jane Fonda.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Jane Fonda, Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Nathalie Vadim

Votes: 1,526

4. Karin's Face (1984)

14 min | Documentary, Short

A film based on the pictures from Ingmar Bergman's personal photo album, especially the pictures of his mother Karin.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Karin Bergman

Votes: 434

5. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 33,031 | Gross: $1.72M

6. Liv & Ingmar (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

Director: Dheeraj Akolkar | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman, Samuel Fröler, Erland Josephson

Votes: 1,515 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon

Votes: 1,197

8. Carole King: One to One (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Family

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Director: Scott Garen | Star: Carole King

Votes: 6

9. Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

33 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of The Police.

Directors: Andy Grieve, Lauren Lazin | Stars: Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland, The Police

Votes: 489 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Bloody Daughter (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

The mother through the daughter's eyes - a family portrait blending intimate conversations, agreements and disagreements, and shred ties of sounds and blood. This intimate portrait of two ... See full summary »

Directors: Stéphanie Argerich, Muller Nathalie | Stars: Martha Argerich, Stephen Kovacevitch, Lyda Chen, Anne Dutoit

Votes: 180

11. All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

73 Metascore

'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: Russ Solomon, Chuck D, Chris Cornell, Heidi Cotler

Votes: 2,836 | Gross: $0.17M

12. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 45,484 | Gross: $8.41M

13. Beatles Stories (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Music

A big fan of The Beatles growing up in the 60s, Seth Swirsky noticed that whenever he heard someone relating a story about themselves and The Beatles, he was "all ears". So, starting in ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Swirsky | Stars: Seth Swirsky, Nancy Lee Andrews, Jack Benny, Tony Bramwell

Votes: 133

14. Treasures of Ancient Egypt (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

In this 3 part series Alistair Sooke visits 30 great treasures of Egyptian art, some in Egypt either in situ or in the Cairo Museum, others in museums elsewhere.

Stars: Alastair Sooke, Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, Ahmed Abdel Fattah, Cedric Gobeil

Votes: 78

17. The Anderson Platoon (1967)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History, War

The director, a French veteran of the Indochina war (La 317e Section), returned to follow a platoon of American soldiers for six weeks at the height of fighting in Vietnam in 1966. The ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Joseph B. Anderson, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 280

18. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall | Stars: Gore Vidal, Howard Auster, James Best, Karen Black

Votes: 1,177 | Gross: $0.13M

19. 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: 7,422

20. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Roundhouse - The People's Palace (2016)


Arena tells the tragicomic roller coaster story of a unique venue.

Director: Anthony Wall | Stars: Marcus Davey, Noa Logan, Barry Miles, Torquil Norman

21. The Day the '60s Died (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary

Chronicles May 1970, the month in which four students were shot dead at Kent State. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.

Director: Jonathan Halperin | Stars: Gregory Antoine, Terry Braun, Pat Buchanan, Gerald V. Casale

Votes: 141

22. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Steve Jobs, Alex Gibney, Steve Wozniak, Michael S. Malone

Votes: 5,537 | Gross: $0.49M

23. History's Verdict (2013– )
Episode: Stalin (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Via stunning contemporary footage, freshly declassified discoveries, a brilliant script, insights from the greatest historians of the past seventy years and the unforgettable words of the ... See full summary »

Votes: 5

24. Smiling Through the Apocalypse (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, History

65 Metascore

'Smiling Through the Apocalypse' chronicles a man whose editorial instincts produced one of the greatest magazines ever: Harold Hayes, the swinging editor and cultural provocateur of the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hayes | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Nora Ephron, Hugh Hefner, Gay Talese

Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Psychedelic Britannia (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Sam Bridger | Stars: Ginger Baker, Nigel Planer

Votes: 19

26. Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)

88 min | Documentary

Revisits President John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy through 21 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters written to Jackie Kennedy after JFK's assassination. Based on a book by Ellen Fitzpatrick

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Bérénice Bejo, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 57

27. Inside Chernobyl's Mega Tomb (2016)

60 min | Documentary

Documentary which follows the construction of a trailblazing 36,000-tonne steel structure to entomb the ruins of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Directors: Martin Gorst, Alex Tate, Gwyn Williams | Stars: Baptiste Briois, Nicolas Caille, Ian Carling, David Coulet

Votes: 46

28. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Ken Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 4,789 | Gross: $0.77M

29. Filmed in Supermarionation (2014)

119 min | Documentary

The definitive documentary about the iconic puppetry technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Supermarionation was used in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds.

Director: Stephen La Rivière | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Arthur Provis, Gerry Anderson, David Elliott

Votes: 122

30. Faces of November (1964)

Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short, News

The sights and sounds from the funeral of President John F. Kennedy in November, 1963.

Stars: Lyndon Baines Johnson, John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy

Votes: 211

31. Ethel (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Ethel Kennedy, Rory Kennedy, Ralph Bunche, Fidel Castro

Votes: 566

34. The Eighties (2016)

Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.

Stars: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III

Votes: 1,012

35. The Seventies (2015)

42 min | Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.

Stars: Douglas Brinkley, Chris Connelly, Tim Naftali, Rick Perlstein

Votes: 1,082

36. The Sixties (2014)

42 min | Documentary, History

Interviews and archival footage focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: John Heilemann, Robert Dallek, Tim Naftali, Dan Rather

Votes: 1,174

37. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Chelsea Hotel (1981)

56 min | Documentary

BBC documentary that catches scenes in the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Stanley Bard, Joe Bidewell, Jobriath Boone, William S. Burroughs

Votes: 29

38. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,655 | Gross: $0.89M

39. Teenage (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History

64 Metascore

Teenagers did not always exist. In this living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th Century diary entries, a struggle erupts between adults and adolescents to define a new idea of youth.

Director: Matt Wolf | Stars: Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie T. Usher

Votes: 709 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: All My Loving (1968)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Patrick Allen, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon

Votes: 58

41. Bach: A Passionate Life (2013 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

BBC documentary written and presented by the famous English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner. It is a rigorous biography that tries to show the man and the musician at the same time. ... See full summary »

Directors: Cesca Eaton, David Jeffcock | Star: John Eliot Gardiner

Votes: 42

42. Badfinger: Director's Cut (1997 Video)

84 min | Documentary, Music

The story of Badfinger is one of those archetypal rock 'n' roll tragedies. The Ivies from Wales get signed by Apple, given a McCartney song, go on to produce a bucketful of hits of their ... See full summary »

Director: Gary J. Katz | Stars: Joey Molland, Mike Gibbins, Richard Lush, Kathie Molland

Votes: 27

43. Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 (2012 Video)

134 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Following Sexy Intellectual's previous film about Brian Wilson's magnificent craft; Songwriter 1962 - 1969, comes this companion piece covering the composer's life and work throughout the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom O'Dell | Stars: Thomas Arnold, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Peter Ames Carlin

Votes: 21

44. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1997)

74 min | Documentary, Music

The making of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours in 1976/77.

Director: David Heffernan | Stars: Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks

Votes: 386

45. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Steely Dan: Aja (2000)

60 min | Documentary, Music