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1. The Unknown Known (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Votes: 3,663 | Gross: $0.28M
4. Holy Wars (2010)
84 min | Documentary
Take one Muslim advocate for global jihad and put him in a room with one conservative Christian on a mission to evangelize the world's Muslims. Which man will be left standing? Touching ... See full summary »
8. Marathon Boy (2010)
98 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Gemma Atwal's dynamic epic follows four-year-old Budhia, rescued from poverty by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life judo coach and operator of an orphanage for slum children in the eastern ... See full summary »
Director: Gemma Atwal
12. Crossing the Line (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
A British documentary about US Army defector James Dresnok currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s.
Votes: 783 | Gross: $0.01M
14. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
15. Wings of Defeat (2007)
89 min | Documentary
Wings of Defeat is a feature-length documentary exploring the human experience of surviving kamikaze pilots. When director, Risa Morimoto, learned that her beloved uncle had trained as a ... See full summary »
78 min | Documentary, Music
A child guitarist is at the brink of a great musical career. At 17, however, drug addiction, mental problems and the imprisonment of his father all lead to his fast decline. Will Jimmy manage to get back on track?
17. The Gatekeepers (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Votes: 5,292 | Gross: $2.42M
19. Beyond All Boundaries (2013)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
As India, host of the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, begins its campaign to win the Cup after a 28-year drought, three ordinary Indians seek their salvation/escape from a difficult life through... See full summary »
21. Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring (2008)
83 min | Documentary
On June 16, 1983, in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 at Madison Square Garden, the lives of two young men were forever changed during a controversial boxing match. A tough club fighter ... See full summary »
22. Brother Number One (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
Through Olympian Rob Hamill's personal story, Brother Number One explores how and why nearly 2 million Cambodians were killed by a fanatical left-wing regime known as the Khmer Rouge.
24. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)
Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, History, War
A unique documentary on the notorious S-21 prison, today the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with testimony by the only surviving prisoners and former Khmer Rouge guards.
Votes: 959 | Gross: $0.02M
25. Our Colonial Hangover (2014 TV Movie)
56 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
A personal quest of Sunny Bergman in response to the increasing fierceness of the debate around 'Black Peter', the black-faced helper of Santa Claus. Are we more racist than we think?
92 min | Documentary, Music
Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything... See full summary »
27. Shoah (1985)
Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Votes: 7,805 | Gross: $0.02M
28. Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (2010)
67 min | Documentary
Girl band Le Tigre is best known for their sociopolitical lyrics, electronic beats, and choreographed dance moves. Shot over the course of the band's final tour , Le Tigre: On Tour, follows... See full summary »
29. Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (2004)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Every 12 years over 70 million pilgrims gather at the meeting of India's holiest rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, for a spectacular spiritual festival: the Kumbh Mela. This documentary ... See full summary »
Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.38M
30. Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography
Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a... See full summary »
Votes: 538 | Gross: $0.12M
31. The Wolfpack (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.
Votes: 11,301 | Gross: $1.30M
32. Sins of My Father (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In... See full summary »
33. Weiner (2016)
R | 96 min | Documentary
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.
Votes: 9,233 | Gross: $1.61M
37. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
39. 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.
40. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News
Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.
Votes: 8,126 | Gross: $0.13M
41. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)
84 min | Documentary
A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.
42. Oceans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Votes: 8,735 | Gross: $19.42M
44. Sherpa (2015)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary
A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 6400 m (21,000 ft) as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, ... See full summary »
46. The Vietnam War (2017)
TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War