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1. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

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80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Lorraine Barrett, June Downs

Votes: 11,983 | Gross: $2.40M

2. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 49,533 | Gross: $2.96M

3. Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

128 min | Documentary

8.2
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88 Metascore

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a... See full summary »

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Neddy Banda

Votes: 285

4. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,166 | Gross: $1.25M

5. Tarnation (2003)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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87 Metascore

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8 film, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more - culled from nineteen years of his life.

Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis

Votes: 6,111 | Gross: $0.59M

6. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,474 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Notes on Blindness (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

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75 Metascore

In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Middleton, James Spinney | Stars: John M. Hull, Marilyn Hull, Miranda Beinart-Smith, Jamie Bradley

Votes: 1,686

8. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.5
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83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

Votes: 4,065

9. Knuckle (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.

Director: Ian Palmer | Stars: James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Quinn McDonagh, Michael Quinn McDonagh, Ian Palmer

Votes: 2,646 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

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68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,561 | Gross: $1.44M

11. The Lovers & the Despot (2016)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.5
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65 Metascore

The story of the South Korean actor, Choi Eun-hee, and her ex-husband and film director, Shin Sang-ok, who were individually kidnapped and reunited by dictator and film fan Kim Jong-il to force them to develop North Korea's film industry.

Directors: Ross Adam, Robert Cannan | Stars: Eun-hie Choi, Paul Courtenay Hyu, Sang-ok Shin

Votes: 810 | Gross: $0.06M

12. High School Prom (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Daniela Volker | Star: Lisa Teasley

13. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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66 Metascore

The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Forbes | Stars: Lee Atwater, Tucker Eskew, Joe Sligh, Eric Alterman

Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.06M

14. I Will Be Murdered (2013)

85 min | Documentary, News, Romance

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The fascinating story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer who predicted his own death on YouTube, and the subsequent investigation that reached an unbelievable conclusion.

Director: Justin Webster | Stars: Rodrigo Rosenberg, Eduardo Rosenberg, Claudia Méndez, Otto Pérez Molina

Votes: 266

15. Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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84 Metascore

'There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanie Finlay | Stars: Jerry Adams, Sharon Attaway Nettleton, Gail Brewer-Giorgio, Boomer Castleman

Votes: 363

16. Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman (2006–2008)

353 min | Documentary

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In six hour long episodes, acclaimed filmmaker, Jennifer Fox, maps the world of female life and sexuality today -- from the dramatic turns in her own life to the stories of women around the... See full summary »

Star: Jennifer Fox

Votes: 122

17. When Borat Came to Town (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

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A look at what happened after Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) was filmed in the Romanian village of Glod. It follows the life of one girl who longs to escape the poverty as foreign lawyers arrive with the promise of suing 20th Century Fox for millions of dollars.

Director: Mercedes Stalenhoef

Votes: 251

18. Videocracy (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.5
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60 Metascore

A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.

Director: Erik Gandini | Stars: Silvio Berlusconi, Flavio Briatore, Fabio Calvi, Riccardo Canevali

Votes: 1,767 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Petition (2009)

120 min | Documentary

8.0
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It is a fantastic documentary about Chinese govt's systemic oppression and persecution toward ordinary folk who petition the government.

Director: Liang Zhao

Votes: 183

20. How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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The story of the Beatles' effect on the Soviet Union.

Director: Leslie Woodhead | Stars: Leslie Woodhead, Artemiy Troitskiy, Vladimir Pozner, Kolya Vasin

Votes: 115

21. Bolshoi Babylon (2015)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary

6.2
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61 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Theatre as it's rocked by an acid-attack scandal in 2013.

Directors: Nick Read, Mark Franchetti | Stars: Maria Allash, Andrei Budberg, Anastasiya Meskova, Roman Adamov

Votes: 385

22. Blue Blood (2006)

89 min | Documentary

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For over 100 years Oxford and Cambridge have squared off once a year in a boxing match. This is the story of the Oxford blues that made the team in 2005.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: James Boyle, Fred Brown, Christopher Kavannagh, Leonel Severino

Votes: 108

23. The Great European Disaster Movie (2015)

87 min | Documentary

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30,000ft: sometime in the not-so-distant future. Eight year old Jane Monetti sits aboard an aeroplane destined for Berlin Tempelhof, but all is not well. Far below her is a post-Union ... See full summary »

Director: Annalisa Piras | Stars: Angus Deayton, Flavia Piras Trow, John Arthur, Neerja Naik

Votes: 184

24. The Disappeared (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

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An investigation into the victims killed and secretly buried by the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Director: Alison Millar | Stars: Gerry Adams, Bill Clinton, Seamus Heaney, Darragh MacIntyre

Votes: 23

25. The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012)

70 min | Documentary, Drama

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An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais, an intelligent commentator on the changing times in Yemen, offering poignant ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McAllister

Votes: 130

26. Orthodox Stance (2007)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Sport

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Dmitriy Salita is a Russian immigrant, professional boxer and a religious Jew. ORTHODOX STANCE portrays Dmitriy's maturation in each of these disparate communities, and the seemingly ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Hutt | Stars: Dmitriy Salita, Jimmy O'Pharrow, Israel Liberow, Bob Arum

Votes: 53

27. So Much So Fast (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.6
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79 Metascore

A man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease deals with the woman falling for him and a brother who becomes obsessed with finding a cure.

Directors: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Stars: Jesse Abbott-Dallamora, Robert Bonazoli, Tyler DiVittorio, Benjamin Heywood

Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.02M

28. The Genius and the Boys (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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The documentary investigates late American Nobel laureate Carleton Gajdusek's enigmatic discoveries. Gajdusek discovered mad cow disease on Papua New Guinea in the fifties, as well as ... See full summary »

Director: Bosse Lindquist | Stars: Michael Alpers, Warwick Anderson, Sena Anua, Carleton Gajdusek

Votes: 46

29. Nine Good Teeth (2002)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director Alex Halpern's feature-length documentary, Nine Good Teeth, unfolds through the stories and recollections of his 102-year-old grandmother Mary Mirabito, an outspoken and fiercely ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Halpern | Star: Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavaliere

Votes: 68

30. Men of the City (2009)

58 min | Documentary

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Men working in the City of London make money out of money or from its proximity. But what do they feel about their life and jobs? We follow brokers, a cleaner, a Bengalí separate father, etc.

Director: Marc Isaacs

Votes: 33

31. Maid in Hell (2018)

59 min | Documentary

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Maids coming to the Middle East are locked up for years and with their passports confiscated, they are unable to escape the control of their employer. With unprecedented access to agents and maids the film uncovers an unknown world.

Director: Søren Klovborg | Stars: Paulina Abena, Mazen Al-Hindawi, Mozafar Alkasasbah, Hasna Doumit

Votes: 28

32. The Trial of Saddam Hussein (2007 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Esteban Uyarra | Star: Michael Lumsden

Votes: 12

33. Shayfeen.com: We're Watching You (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 53 min | Documentary

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Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election's legitimacy.

Directors: Sherief Elkatsha, Leila Menjou | Stars: George W. Bush, Hosni Mubarak

Votes: 24

34. Paris Brothel (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Mark Kidel | Stars: Eve, Joan Juliet Buck, Didier Grandsart, Jean-Claude Carrière

Votes: 9

35. How Much Is Your Life Worth? (2007 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

5.4
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Director: Thomas Balmès

Votes: 9

36. See You in the Future... (2004 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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A one-hour documentary exploring the frontier science known as cryonics (the practice of freezing the human body after death). "Heaven Can Wait" tracks the lives of three cryonicists.

Director: Camilla Overbye Roos | Star: Bernard Hill

Votes: 12

37. R.F.K. (2004 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: David Grubin | Stars: Blair Brown, Nick Fraser

Votes: 22

38. Simon Mann's African Coup: Black Beach (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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The tiny West African country of Equatorial Guinea was the target for a coup. Why? Oil & Gas. And lots of it. Storyville scrutinizes the plot and the motivations behind the attempted coup ex-SAS officer Simon Mann lead in 2004.

Director: Christopher Olgiati | Stars: Simon Mann, President Obiang, Mark Thatcher

Votes: 14

39. Masters and Commanders: No 10 and the Generals (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Star: Mark Urban

Votes: 7

40. Oona and Me (2005)

72 min | Documentary

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Director: Nora Meyer | Star: Oona King

41. Looking for the Revolution (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Kim Finn | Stars: Rodrigo Vazquez, Naomi Klein, Evo Morales

Votes: 19

42. Israel's Generals (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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3-part series exploring political and military power in Israel; how Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon shaped the destiny of Israel, and indeed the entire Middle East.

Director: Paul Jenkins | Stars: Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon

43. Law of the Dragon (2011–2012)

29 min | Documentary

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'Law of the Dragon' takes a fresh look at a vast and culturally rich China, examining how justice is served in rural areas so remote and isolated that the villagers have almost no contact ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

44. Backhander: The Poulson Affair (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Ian Denyer | Star: Steve Bunce

45. My Friend Sasha: A Very Russian Murder (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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Director: Andrey Nekrasov | Stars: Andrey Nekrasov, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Litvinenko, Marina Litvinenko

Votes: 35

46. Blue Suede Jew (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Morgan Matthews

Votes: 8

47. The Hippies: Punk Rocked My Cradle

Filming

THE HIPPIES were a bizarre English punk band formed in 1979 by the Hulse children, Toby (12), Matt (11) and Polly (8). Their cassette album 'A Sound for the Future' featured songs about ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Hulse | Star: Matt Hulse

48. Hi Society: The Wonderful World of Nicky Haslam (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Hannah Rothschild | Stars: David Bailey, Graydon Carter, Rupert Everett, Christopher Gibbs

49. The Russian Newspaper Murders (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Paul Jenkins | Star: Leslie Woodhead

Votes: 8

50. My Secret Agent Auntie (2008 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Dimitri Collingridge | Stars: Neil Charnaud, James McNeill


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