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1. Cradle of the Gods (2012)

60 min | Documentary

Could a recently excavated, 12,000 year old temple have propelled us out of the stone age and into the space age? Archaeologist Dr. Jeff Rose investigates an extraordinary find in Turkey.

Director: Tim Conrad | Stars: Tristan Carter, Dave Chapman, Jeffrey Rose, Klaus Schmidt

Votes: 39

2. Hubble 3D (2010)

G | 44 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott D. Altman, Megan McArthur, Andrew J. Feustel

Votes: 3,988 | Gross: $52.45M

3. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,656

4. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson | Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher, Reinhold Aman

Votes: 4,149 | Gross: $0.02M

5. The White Planet (2006)

86 min | Documentary

The Arctic's changing seasons and the impact on the region's flora and fauna is studied in this nature documentary.

Directors: Jean Lemire, Thierry Piantanida, Thierry Ragobert | Star: Jean-Louis Étienne

Votes: 497

6. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,053 | Gross: $4.42M

7. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,825 | Gross: $14.36M

8. Professor Norman Cornett (2009)

81 min | Documentary

A review of former McGill University Professor Norman Cornett's unorthodox approach to teaching, including the lack of studying, students choosing their own names and stream-of-consciousness writing exercises.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin | Star: Alanis Obomsawin

Votes: 10

9. Quantum Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)

Unrated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Jones | Stars: Rhett Giles, Stephany Jacobsen, Stuart Lafferty, Gigi Edgley

Votes: 1,783

10. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,565 | Gross: $0.87M

11. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,990 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,911 | Gross: $4.31M

13. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,846 | Gross: $0.30M

14. Rock Hard (I) (2003)

88 min | Documentary

An outrageous roller coaster filled with rock and roll and self-fulfillment. Up-close and personal with the actors and actresses trying to make the cross over into rock and roll stardom. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivy Brooks | Stars: Chloe, Karen Dior, Ron Jeremy, Midori

Votes: 23

15. I Wanna Be a Porn Star! (2002)

Unrated | 45 min | Documentary

The true story of a girls initiation into American Hard Core Pornography and her rise to stardom.

Director: Jon Jacobs | Stars: Tammi Ann, Lynn LeMay, T.T. Boy, Ron Jeremy

Votes: 63

16. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,927 | Gross: $23.81M

17. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,894 | Gross: $1.68M

18. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 16,279 | Gross: $0.94M

19. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $0.70M

20. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,344 | Gross: $6.41M

21. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,495

22. Overnight (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith | Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker, Jake Busey

Votes: 4,028

23. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 5,902 | Gross: $0.27M

24. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,048 | Gross: $0.19M

25. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 56,292 | Gross: $1.61M

26. Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals (2013 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

This powerful story captures the heart of the 1970s - told through unseen footage and exclusive interviews with the people who were really there - the team managers, families, journalists ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Whiteman | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Daniel Audetto, Alastair Caldwell, Enzo Ferrari

Votes: 694

27. The House of Tomorrow (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Frank Graham, Joi Lansing, Don Messick

Votes: 525

28. Radio Wars (2012)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Take a daring and unconventional look at the history of radio. From the pitched battles surrounding its invention to the secret fights for dominance between old and new media, radio has always been at war.

Director: Sandra Mohr | Stars: Bud Burrell, Tommy Calvert Jr., Dominique Garcia, Richard Keane

Votes: 285

29. Lahna Turner: So I Wrote a Song About It (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy

Lahna Turner weaves a hilarious web of stories and songs that tells the tale of her life in a way that can only be described as unexpected and unforgettable. She takes an unfiltered view of... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pierce | Star: Lahna Turner

Votes: 146

30. Pump (2014)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.

Directors: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell | Stars: Adhemar Altieri, Greg Anderson, Edwin Black, David Blume

Votes: 610 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Director: Chris Mortensen | Stars: John Allison, Clifford Asness, Rajia Baroudi, Mike Berliner

Votes: 423

32. 1 (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, History, Sport

Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

Director: Paul Crowder | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher

Votes: 3,509

33. TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Sport

76 Metascore

By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Aragues | Stars: Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop

Votes: 5,945

36. Speed Fever (1978)

101 min | Documentary

Documentary about the worlds most important car racing, shot on worldwide slopes, interspersed with interviews with famous riders, like Lauda, Reuteman, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Hunt, Patrese ... See full summary »

Directors: Ottavio Fabbri, Mario Morra, Oscar Orefici | Stars: Mario Andretti, James Coburn, Gene Hackman, James Hunt

Votes: 76

37. ITV - Formula One (1997–2008)

Sport

ITV broadcast the coverage of Formula One races in the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2008.ITV gained the rights for Formula One coverage for 1997 in late 1995 from the BBC and focused on ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Blundell, Steve Rider, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso

Votes: 68

38. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 399,142 | Gross: $26.95M

39. Idris Elba: King of Speed (2013– )

120 min | Documentary

A look at the world and history of racing cars.

Stars: Idris Elba, Paddy Hopkirk, Ari Vatanen, Max Vatanen

Votes: 149

41. Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short

Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Judson | Stars: Liam Neeson, Steve Atteberry, Nancy Holler Aulenbach, Hazel Barton

Votes: 481 | Gross: $30.00M

42. The Magic of Flight (1996)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Documentary

The Magic of Flight places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angels jet aircraft so they can experience the thrill of high performance flight. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight ... See full summary »

Director: Greg MacGillivray | Star: Tom Selleck

Votes: 254

43. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,238 | Gross: $2.67M

44. All About Actresses (2009)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Romane Bohringer, Julie Depardieu, Mélanie Doutey

Votes: 1,004

45. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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: 31,642 | Gross: $0.49M

46. The King (I) (2019)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Lily-Rose Depp, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 323



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