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1. The Tillman Story (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

86 Metascore

Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Pat Tillman, Josh Brolin, Mary Tillman, Russell Baer

Votes: 4,373 | Gross: $0.80M

2. Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Music

78 Metascore

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples

Votes: 609 | Gross: $0.20M

3. Louie Bluie (1985)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, Jay Lynch

Votes: 656

4. Fighter (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev follows two Czech Holocaust survivors, Jan Weiner and Arnost Lustig, as they revisit Terezin, a labor camp where Arnost was interned for five years and Jan's mother was murdered.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Arnost Lustig, Jan Wiener

Votes: 221

5. Stevie (2002)

R | 140 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

In 1995, director Steve James (of 'Hoop Dreams') returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an "Advocate Big Brother" ten years earlier.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Steve James, Stephen Fielding, Tonya Gregory, Bernice Hagler

Votes: 2,325 | Gross: $0.10M

6. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 5,138

7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

66 Metascore

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 14,252 | Gross: $0.64M

8. Hey Bartender (2013)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Tirola | Stars: Tony Abou-Ganim, Eric Alperin, Jeff Bell, John Besh

Votes: 331

9. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 15,895 | Gross: $1.16M

10. Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, History

A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb

Votes: 794

11. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

74 Metascore

A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev

Votes: 3,023 | Gross: $0.23M

12. The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up (2005 Video)

R | 80 min | Documentary

It's raw, blistering talent that defines the legendary MCs. But going from hungry amateur to rich professional takes more... much more! From the filmmakers who brought you The MC: Why We Do... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Barry Bergman, David Diaz, Loco Gringo, Jadakiss

Votes: 105

13. Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A look over the incredible work of ILM and how they revolutionised the way we see film with the introduction and advances of CGI or Computer Generated Image. This documentary takes us from ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Tom Cruise, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard

Votes: 396

14. The Cruise (1998)

PG-13 | 76 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses. He talks fast, is in love with the city, and dispenses historical facts, ... See full summary »

Director: Bennett Miller | Star: Timothy 'Speed' Levitch

Votes: 1,569 | Gross: $0.24M

15. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,849 | Gross: $1.51M

16. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, News

82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 13,958 | Gross: $0.27M

17. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,849

18. Street Fight (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Jen Bluestein, Cory Booker, Bill Bradley, Chris Christie

Votes: 1,774

19. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 32,396 | Gross: $1.72M

20. Anima Mundi (1991)

28 min | Documentary, Short

Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 1,036

21. Taiga (1992)

501 min | Documentary

Taiga is an eight-hour documentary directed and photographed by Ulrike Ottinger. It focuses on the life and rituals of nomadic peoples in Northern Mongolia, specifically the Darkhad nomads and the Sojon Urinjanghai.

Director: Ulrike Ottinger

Votes: 62

22. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 7,082 | Gross: $0.20M

23. 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: 49,850 | Gross: $2.96M

24. Objectified (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Andrew Blauvelt, Erwan Bouroullec

Votes: 3,271 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,706 | Gross: $1.88M

26. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 48,860 | Gross: $3.17M

27. Lessons of Darkness (1992)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War

This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 4,794

28. RasTa: A Soul's Journey (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Rasta: A Soul's Journey tells the story of the journey of Rita and Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, to eight (8) countries around the world to explore the roots and ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: Karen King, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast

Votes: 11

29. Holding on to Jah (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, History

About the history and culture of roots Reggae music and the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, as told by world class Reggae musicians and historians.

Director: Roger Landon Hall | Stars: Prince Allah, Lascelle 'Wiss' Bulgin, Watty Burnett, Daniel Campbell

Votes: 37

30. Man Free (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

Man Free takes a look into the lives of everyday people in the beautiful country of Jamaica. Told through the people themselves, the film takes a glimpse into the lives of young and old as ... See full summary »

Director: Kinsey Beck | Stars: Perry Henzell, Brushy One String

Votes: 12

31. 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: 31,660 | Gross: $0.49M

32. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 5,724

33. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 9,914 | Gross: $3.78M

34. 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: 16,280 | Gross: $0.94M

35. Reportero (2012)

PG | 71 min | Documentary

A veteran reporter and his colleagues at an embattled weekly challenge the drug cartels and corrupt local officials during an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists in Mexico.

Director: Bernardo Ruiz

Votes: 46

36. El field. (2011)

84 min | Documentary, History, Music

International border crossing as a daily constant is an unusual life habit. Particularly when Mexican urban dwellers do so to work as agricultural laborers in the United States. In a time ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Rosas

Votes: 9

37. Gimme the Power (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

A "rockumentary" about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band is born and developed.

Director: Olallo Rubio | Stars: Sergio Arau, Paco Ayala, Randy Ebright, Tito Fuentes

Votes: 612

38. Coyote (2011)

76 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

A group of documentary filmmakers travel to Mexico to try to cross back into America with a group of illegal immigrants.

Director: Joseph Sorrentino | Stars: Daniel Hentschel, Eddy Salazar, Gustavo Ranieri, David Lucero

Votes: 10

39. Carrière, 250 metros (2011)

Documentary

A portrait documentary tracing the inspiration, philosophy and imagination of the celebrated theatre and screen writer - and Bunuel's long term collaborator - Jean Claude Carrière. Carrière... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Carlos Rulfo, Natalia Gil Torner | Stars: Peter Brook, Iris Carriere, Jean-Claude Carrière, Milos Forman

Votes: 34

40. Narco Cultura (2013)

R | 103 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

Director: Shaul Schwarz

Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $0.14M

41. El inmigrante (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

"El Inmigrante" is a documentary film that examines the Mexican and American border crisis by telling the story of Eusebio de Haro a young Mexican migrant who was shot and killed during one... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Eckenrode, John Eckenrode, John Sheedy

Votes: 49 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,474

43. The Show (1995)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary about the culture of hip-hop. Through interviews with some of hip-hops biggest names, the film makers attempt to find out why it has become so popular.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Craig Mack, Dr. Dre, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow

Votes: 317 | Gross: $2.70M

44. Rhyme & Reason (1997)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Music

A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.

Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: B-Real, Kurtis Blow, Da Brat, Chuck D

Votes: 743 | Gross: $1.59M

45. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 22,547 | Gross: $7.83M

46. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 96,460 | Gross: $11.53M

47. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steven Burg

Votes: 56,314 | Gross: $13.00M

48. 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