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1. 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: 67,064 | Gross: $4.31M

2. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 47,235

3. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War

Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Votes: 17,458

4. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 17,142

5. Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair (2016)

90 min | Documentary

A journalist and filmmaker is delving for years into a local group of the Greek neo-Nazi party "Golden Dawn".

Director: Angélique Kourounis | Stars: Alexia Eastwood, Angélique Kourounis

Votes: 123

6. Ruins (I) (2013)

57 min | Documentary

A documentary about a shocking case of HIV criminalization in Greece.

Director: Zoe Mavroudi | Stars: Mariniki Alevizopoulou, Chrysa Botsi, Kostas Farmakidis, Ourania Georgiou

Votes: 89

7. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Roman Polanski, Andrew Braunsberg, Catherine Deneuve, Pawel Edelman

Votes: 1,050

8. 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

83 Metascore

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard | Stars: Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Warren Ellis, Darian Leader

Votes: 10,474 | Gross: $0.28M

9. Gimme Danger (2016)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Bob Waller, The Stooges

Votes: 4,521 | Gross: $0.44M

10. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,635

11. Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Directed by Ian Thuillier this film is a portrait of the late lamented musician Rory Gallagher, it investigates the timeless qualities of the 'gentleman', his music and the unique approach ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Thuillier | Stars: Cameron Crowe, The Edge, Bob Geldof, Shooter Jennings

Votes: 23

12. When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 8,864 | Gross: $0.24M

13. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 8,286

14. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 20,271 | Gross: $0.26M

15. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 20,054 | Gross: $0.65M

16. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 10,160

17. Sugartown: The Bridegrooms (2006)

81 min | Documentary

With a view to the elections, the mayor of the Greek city of Sugartown has promised women to his people. But where can he get them? Sugartown numbers 12,000 inhabitants, the majority of ... See full summary »

Director: Kimon Tsakiris | Stars: Giannis Antonopoulos, Spyros Bilionis, Giorgos Bousbouras, Pantazis Hronopoulos

Votes: 89

18. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,678

19. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Family, History

64 Metascore

A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Allen Harris | Stars: Arthé Anthony, Anthony Barboza, Hugh Bell, David G. Berger

Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.07M

20. Last Train Home (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,334 | Gross: $0.29M

21. The Gospel of Judas (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Documentary

One of the most significant discoveries of the twentieth century is revealed in this film.

Director: James Barrat | Stars: Bahran Aloui, Tawfik Bahri, Monc Ed Becheikh, Omar Bey

Votes: 253

22. Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg (1987 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about the career of director David Cronenberg, with clips from his films and interviews with friends, colleagues, film critics and Cronenberg himself.

Director: Laurens C. Postma | Stars: David Cronenberg, Jeff Goldblum, Stephen King, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 101

24. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 25,132 | Gross: $6.71M

25. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 26,982

26. One More Time with Feeling (2016)

PG | 113 min | Documentary, Music

92 Metascore

Explores the creative process of Nick Cave and his band as the singer struggles with an unspoken personal tragedy.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, Susie Bick

Votes: 4,071

27. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 35,534

28. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 11,341

29. Daft Punk Unchained (2015)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary about the entire career of Daft Punk, from their start in early 90's with their first group called Darlin', until their grammy awards in 2014. We learn how the artists have ... See full summary »

Director: Hervé Martin-Delpierre | Stars: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Skrillex, Jean-Daniel Beauvallet

Votes: 2,909

30. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,702 | Gross: $0.06M

31. Filmworker (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

73 Metascore

A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

Director: Tony Zierra | Stars: Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Capron, Mike Alfreds

Votes: 2,291 | Gross: $0.10M

32. De Palma (2015)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

83 Metascore

A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.

Directors: Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow | Star: Brian De Palma

Votes: 4,469 | Gross: $0.16M

33. The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Tracing the band's history from psychedelic 1960s London to a live reunion in 2005, this is the story of a succession of musical and commercial peaks separated by the struggles around the creative leadership of the band.

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Syd Barrett, Joe Boyd, Bob Geldof, David Gilmour

Votes: 69

34. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 15,123 | Gross: $7.12M

35. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft

Votes: 6,321

36. Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: George Lucas, Caleb Deschanel, Dennis Muren, Ben Burtt

Votes: 157

37. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 12,083 | Gross: $1.61M

38. 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: 78,934 | Gross: $23.81M

39. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change.

Director: Johanna Demetrakas | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Phyllis Chesler, Judy Chicago, Funmilola Fagbamila

Votes: 1,436

40. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 7,225

41. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 25,288

42. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 12,748 | Gross: $0.03M

43. The Mind, Explained (2019– )

20 min | Documentary

Ever wonder what's happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series.

Stars: Emma Stone, Ali Mattu, Melanie Mignucci, Octavian C. Mihai

Votes: 2,503

44. Genius of the Ancient World (2015– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China, profiling Buddha, Socrates and Confucius, the three greatest thinkers of antiquity.

Stars: Bettany Hughes, Seewalee Bhante, Shirley Chan, Michael Cosmopoulos

Votes: 345

45. Genius of the Modern World (2016– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.

Stars: Bettany Hughes, Hannah Dawson, Simon Goldhill, Manuel Dries

Votes: 666