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1. Killer Stress: A National Geographic Special (2008 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

National Geographic investigates the root causes and eventual effects of stress.

Director: John Heminway | Stars: Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel, Marcus Lovett, Michael Marmot

Votes: 213

2. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson | Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 10,487

3. Project Twenty (1954–1970)
Episode: The Jazz Age (1956)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Project XX examines the period between the end of World War I and the stock market crash of 1929. It is an age of Charles Lindbergh, Jazz Music, prohibition, and excess.

Stars: Fred Allen, Josephine Baker, William Borah, Al Capone

Votes: 9

4. The Life of Bruce Lee (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about martial arts actor Bruce Lee, from his birth in 1940 till his death in 1973, with interviews with his fellow actors and family. Dedicated to his son, Brandon.

Director: Guy Scutter | Stars: Bob Bremer, Jackie Chan, James Coburn, Taky Kimura

Votes: 233

5. The Blue Planet (2001)
Episode: Coral Seas (2001)

TV-G | 49 min | Documentary

Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea; fish compete for food, territory and mates within this oasis of life. Incredible time-lapse photography shows the dramatic formation of a coral ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 498

6. Carrier (2008– )


CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor

Votes: 564

7. Crusade in the Pacific (1951– )

30 min | Documentary, History, War

The Pacific was a key battle ground during World War II. Combat here changed the tides of the war.

Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Kentaro Buma, Frank Gibney, Weston C. Pullen

Votes: 87

8. David Attenborough Wildlife Specials (1995– )
Episode: Polar Bear: Arctic Warrior (1997)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

They're as beautiful as the snowy landscape they inhabit, but life is tough in the Arctic, and these bears have to be strong to survive. Winter means months of darkness, blizzards and ice, ... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 25

10. What's on Your Plate? (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Sadie Hope-Gund, Safiyah Kai Riddle, Ana Angel, Matt Carpenter

Votes: 28

11. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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: 49,964 | Gross: $2.96M

12. Erasing David (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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

13. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 4,224

14. They Came for Good: A History of Jews in the USA (1997)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History

Comprehensive two-part PBS series that tells the fascinating true story of 250 years of Jewish immigration in America.

Director: Amram Nowak | Stars: Robert Blumenfeld, Gordon Grinberg, Avi Hoffman, Devora Millman

Votes: 19

15. Israel: Birth of a Nation (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Documentary, History, War

Sir Martin Gilbert, author of over sixty books and the host of A&E's JERUSALEM, hosts this gripping account of Israel's difficult first years. Filled with rare footage, photographs, and ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Krosney | Stars: Martin Gilbert, David Ben-Gurion

Votes: 91

16. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 3,175 | Gross: $1.07M

17. The Comedians of Comedy (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Documentary

46 Metascore

Follow four comedians as they tour the States.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 2,469 | Gross: $0.00M

18. I Am Comic (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary

Stand-Up Comedians reveal the art & occupational hazards of their craft.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Franklyn Ajaye, Tim Allen, Ant

Votes: 701

19. Fed Up! (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using ... See full summary »

Director: Angelo Sacerdote | Stars: Britt Bailey, Dominique Baron, Brent Blackwelder, Beth Burroughs

Votes: 113

20. Titanica (1992)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History

Titanica reveals the clearest motion pictures ever captured of the Titanic. Witness startling images of the long-lost ruin contrasted with never-before-seen 1912 archival photos showing her... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Low | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Steven Biel, Steve Blasco, Daniel Allen Butler

Votes: 356

21. Secrets of World War II (1998– )


Rarely has a war produced such clear cut reasons to fight as World War II. Suddenly, ordinary men and women found themselves thrown into fearsome, situations worthy of any Hollywood movie. ... See full summary »

Star: Robert Powell

Votes: 111

22. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 8,224

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