With Britdoc Foundation (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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90 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 31,484 | Gross: $0.49M

2. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 48,445 | Gross: $2.80M

3. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 10,315 | Gross: $0.11M

4. The Square (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, News

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 8,079 | Gross: $0.12M

5. Virunga (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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95 Metascore

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

Votes: 9,083

6. All These Sleepless Nights (2016)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam their city's ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Marczak | Stars: Krzysztof Baginski, Michal Huszcza, Eva Lebuef, Natalia Atmanska

Votes: 1,207 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Chasing Coral (2017)

93 min | Documentary

8.1
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86 Metascore

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan

Votes: 3,255

8. Risk (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

6.3
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72 Metascore

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum, Joseph Farrell

Votes: 1,817 | Gross: $0.20M

9. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,741 | Gross: $0.38M

10. Hooligan Sparrow (2016)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek justice for six elementary ... See full summary »

Director: Nanfu Wang | Stars: Ye Haiyan, Huang, Wang Jianfen, Tang Jitian

Votes: 331

11. Talk to Me (2007– )

Drama

6.7
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Mitch, a promiscuous late-night London radio DJ, falls for his best friend's fiancée.

Stars: Max Beesley, Joseph Millson, Angel Coulby, Laura Fraser

Votes: 149

12. An Insignificant Man (2016)

96 min | Documentary, Thriller

8.7
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A non-fiction drama chronicling the most outrageous political debut in the largest democracy in the world, "An Insignificant Man" follows Arvind Kejriwal and his insurgent party as they look to shake up Indian politics while struggling to keep their own idealism alive.

Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla | Stars: Saurabh Bhardwaj, Prashant Bhushan, Shiela Dikshit, Harshavardan

Votes: 1,595

13. Trophy (2017)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.3
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80 Metascore

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.

Directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz | Stars: Tim Black, Philip Glass, Christo Gomes, John Hume

Votes: 501 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Whose Streets? (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary

4.9
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81 Metascore

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Directors: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | Stars: Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., David Whitt, Montague Simmons

Votes: 942 | Gross: $0.18M

15. Hell and Back Again (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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81 Metascore

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

Votes: 2,147 | Gross: $0.04M

16. This Is Congo (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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75 Metascore

An unfiltered look in to the lives of 3 characters surviving amongst the most recent cycle of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the M23 rebellion.

Director: Daniel McCabe

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.0
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55 Metascore

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charles Harding, Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo, Alejandro Solalinde

Votes: 467

18. The End of the Line (I) (2009)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

Director: Rupert Murray | Stars: Ben Bradshaw, Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi, Charles Clover, John Crosbie

Votes: 1,003

19. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

Votes: 5,106 | Gross: $0.19M

20. Shadow World (2016)

94 min | Documentary

7.5
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Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Votes: 606

21. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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72 Metascore

Follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,797

22. The Possibilities Are Endless (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.6
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Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language - every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you say? For Edwyn Collins, 'The Possibilities Are Endless'.

Directors: James Hall, Edward Lovelace | Stars: Edwyn Collins, Grace Maxwell, William Collins, Yasmin Paige

Votes: 315

23. We Are Many (2014)

110 min | Documentary

6.8
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70 Metascore

The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.

Director: Amir Amirani | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Mark Rylance, Ken Loach

Votes: 342

24. Cocaine Prison (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.7
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From inside Bolivia's craziest prison a cocaine worker, a drug mule and his little sister reveal the countries relationship with cocaine.

Director: Violeta Ayala | Stars: Mario Bernal, Daisy Torres, Hernan Torres

Votes: 45

25. Becoming Animal (2018)

78 min | Documentary

6.3
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A palpably rendered audiovisual essay draws together the distinct sensibilities of filmmakers Peter Mettler (The End of Time) and Emma Davie (I am Breathing) and philosopher David Abram (... See full summary »

Directors: Emma Davie, Peter Mettler | Stars: David Abram, Peter Mettler

Votes: 51

26. Self Made (2010)

88 min | Documentary

7.1
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If you were to play a part in a film, would you be yourself or a fictional character?

Director: Gillian Wearing | Stars: Sam Rumbelow, Asheq Akhtar, Lesley Robinson, Dave Austin

Votes: 51

27. Ping Pong (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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68 Metascore

8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold.... See full summary »

Directors: Anson Hartford, Hugh Hartford

Votes: 299

28. Town of Runners (2012)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to the current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele. ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Rothwell

Votes: 126

29. Black Gold (2006)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

7.2
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69 Metascore

An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.

Directors: Marc J. Francis, Nick Francis

Votes: 828 | Gross: $0.09M

30. The War Show (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.2
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A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring.

Directors: Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon | Stars: Obaidah Zytoon, Nawwara, Amal, Muhammad Houssam

Votes: 222

31. Afghan Star (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.

Director: Havana Marking | Stars: Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Naabzada, Lima Sahar

Votes: 916 | Gross: $0.10M

32. Crater (2017)

93 min | Drama

6.2
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Rosario works as a street seller on the fairgrounds of the suburbs of Naples. His dream to escape poverty latches onto the musical talent of his daughter Sharon. He turns into an impresario to make her a star of the Italian folk music.

Directors: Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi | Stars: Sharon Caroccia, Rosario Caroccia, Tina Amariutei, Assunta Arcella

Votes: 111

33. Moving to Mars (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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Moving to Mars charts the epic journey made by two Burmese families from a vast refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border to their new homes in the UK. At times hilarious, at times emotional, ... See full summary »

Director: Mat Whitecross

Votes: 56

34. Erasing David (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.1
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Director David Bond finds out how much private companies and government know about him by attempting to disappear. Tracked by two ruthless private investigators, his chilling journey forces him to contemplate the loss of privacy.

Directors: David Bond, Melinda McDougall | Stars: Frank M. Ahearn, David Bond, Phil Booth, Cameron Gowlett

Votes: 398

35. The Bengali Detective (2011)

110 min | Documentary

6.6
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Chubby, dance-obsessed private-detective Rajesh Ji and his motley band of helpers tackle poisonings, adultery and the occasional murder on the frenzied streets of Kolkata.

Director: Philip Cox

Votes: 167

36. Aleph

Filming

Structured as a labyrinth-like game, and inspired by a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, Aleph is a travelogue, a documentary journey exploring the lives of ten people in ten countries over five continents.

Director: Iva Radivojevic | Stars: Guillermina Pico, Bouamama BenFareh, Zarko Lausevic, Masa Dakic

37. We Are Together (Thina Simunye) (2006)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Tells the moving and inspiring story of 12 year old Slindile and her remarkable friends at the Agape orphanage in South Africa.

Director: Paul Taylor | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, Alicia Keys, Mbali, Mthobisi Moya

Votes: 200

38. The Road (III) (2015)

95 min | Documentary

7.7
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A highway is waiting to go through a quiet village in Hunan, a province in central China where Mao was from. Due to the high cost of construction, construction companies and migrant workers... See full summary »

Director: Zanbo Zhang

Votes: 73

39. The Opposition (2016)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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An indigenous community in Papua New Guinea is forced to fight back before they are cruelly evicted from their land in favor of a five star tourist hotel.

Director: Hollie Fifer

Votes: 23

40. The Borneo Case (2017)

78 min | Documentary

6.5
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In the Swedish documentary, The Borneo Case documentary filmmakers Erik Pauser and Dylan Williams spend five years intimately following the trail of an unlikely group of activists whose aim... See full synopsis »

Directors: Erik Pauser, Dylan Williams

Votes: 19

41. No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka (2013)

49 min | Documentary, Crime

6.7
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No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka is an investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

Director: Callum Macrae | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Bashana Abeywardene, Vany Viji, Benjamin Dix

Votes: 320

42. Project Wild Thing (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Filmmaker David Bond invites parents everywhere to help their kids re-connect with nature in our digital age.

Director: David Bond | Stars: Michael Depledge, Susan Greenfield, Jay Griffiths, Geoffrey McMullan

Votes: 116

43. Steal This Film II (2007)

44 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Peter Sunde, Aaron Swartz

Votes: 294

44. Judgment in Hungary (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Hungary was the site of serial murders on ethnic basis. Over the course of one year, the murderers killed and seriously injured Roma children and adults. The state charged 4 men with ... See full summary »

Director: Eszter Hajdú

Votes: 109

45. Swandown (2012)

98 min | Documentary

6.6
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Swandown is a travelogue and odyssey of Olympian ambition; a poetic film-diary in which Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair pedal a swan-shaped pedalo from the seaside in Hastings to Hackney in London, via the English inland waterways.

Director: Andrew Kotting | Stars: Anonymous Bosch, Philippe Ciompi, Marcia Farquhar, Jem Finer

Votes: 56

46. Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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A documentary about the junior version of the annual Eurovision song festival.

Director: Jamie Jay Johnson | Stars: Bab Buelens, Marina Baltadzi

Votes: 206

47. Here's Johnny (2008)

52 min | Documentary

7.9
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An inside look at the life of legendary comic book artist Johnny Hicklenton, renowned for his depictions of 'Judge Dredd' and 'Nemesis The Warlock' in 2000AD. As well as a celebration of one of Britain's finest horror artists, the film is also a brutally honest portrayal of Johnny's battle against the disease Multiple Sclerosis.

Director: Kat Mansoor | Stars: Alasdair Coles, John Hicklenton, Gary Lawford, Pat Mills

Votes: 27

48. My Kidnapper (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.6
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In 2003 Mark Henderson was one of eight backpackers taken hostage in Colombia. One year after his release one of his kidnappers contacted him by email. Now he's going back to meet him and finally close this chapter in his life.

Directors: Mark Henderson, Kate Horne

Votes: 71

49. Respect the Shooter (2017)

62 min | Documentary

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Set to the backdrop of a pulsating, breathing and sometimes sighing London town, this documentary sets out to shed light on the melting pot which is London's young art scene and the cream ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Babiker | Stars: Micah Fitzgerald, Ciesay, Elissa Salas, Solomon Boyadee

50. Calvet (2011)

Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Via a terrifying trip to hell and back, Jean Marc Calvet was given a second chance at life, and now a successful artist on a quest for redemption, he embarks on an extraordinary journey to make peace with his past.

Director: Dominic Allan | Star: Jean Marc Calvet

Votes: 42


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