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1. Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | History

Suzannah Lipscomb takes a tour of the Victorian home and unveils the hidden dangers that posed a deadly threat to Victorian life.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Judith Flanders, Kate Williams, Andy Meharg

Votes: 156

2. Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | History

The introduction of world trade in Tudor England inadvertently introduces foreign poisonous substances. One such case is sugar and the subsequent rotting of teeth.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Tara Hamling, Marc Meltonville, Jelena Bekvalac

Votes: 135

3. Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

An examination of the common household hazards of the typical modern residences of 1950s Britain.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Nathan Goss, Joy Ledger, Suzy Lishman

Votes: 68

4. New Hidden Killers (2013– )

Not Rated | Documentary

While trying to lead an empire, these rulers had no idea that the biggest threat to their lives was under their own roof. After the discovery of electricity, there were many wild inventions... See full summary »

Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Kate Williams, Nathan Goss, Jane Hamlett

Votes: 93

5. Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley (2016– )

Not Rated | Documentary, History

British historian Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to investigate the 300-year reign of the Romanov dynasty.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Janet Hartley, Simon Dixon, Sergei Bogatyrev

Votes: 617

7. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Daddy and the Muscle Academy (1991)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

Tom of Finland is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity. Tom's ultimate leather men are known and seen everywhere. They are... See full summary »

Director: Ilppo Pohjola | Stars: Tom of Finland, Robert Henry Mizer, Nayland Blake, Durk Dehner

Votes: 322 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Into Eternity (2010)

75 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

Director: Michael Madsen | Stars: Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,720 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Recipes for Disaster (2008)

85 min | Documentary

A personal film about climate change.

Director: John Webster | Stars: Anu Webster, Benjy Webster, John Webster, Samuel Webster

Votes: 366

11. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 71,941 | Gross: $24.54M

12. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,455

13. 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

14. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,307

15. 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: 96,447 | Gross: $11.53M

16. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 18,204

17. One Day in Auschwitz (2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon revisits Auschwitz 70 years after her liberation, together with two teenage girls the same age she was when she was brought to the camp.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Michael Berenbaum, Walter Feiden, Kelsey Grammer, Kitty Hart-Moxon

Votes: 241

18. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)

TV-PG | Documentary

Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Bernard E. Powers Jr., Peniel E. Joseph, David Levering Lewis

Votes: 171

19. 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: 9,901 | Gross: $3.78M

20. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary

Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad, Frank Fish

Votes: 2,363

21. Food Choices (2016)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Siewierski | Stars: Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Ashlee Piper

Votes: 2,725

22. Unlocking the Mystery of Life (2003 Video)

67 min | Documentary

Unlocking the Mystery of Life represents a unique programming opportunity for local stations. Its broadcast release coincides with the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest scientific ... See full summary »

Directors: Lad Allen, Timothy Eaton | Stars: Ed Ragozzino, Fred Pattle, Michael Behe, William Dembski

Votes: 237

23. Walking with Monsters (2005)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs.

Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 1,595

24. Bronze Age (2016)

Documentary

The Bronze Age saw the rise of urban societies, vast trading empires and military might. How did this come about, and why did it end?

Star: Jamie Effros

Votes: 18

25. Planet Dinosaur (2011)

180 min | Documentary, Animation, Action

Based on the latest paleontological discoveries from all continents, veteran actor John Hurt narrates the gory, bleak stories of the brutal relationship between the ancient apex predators and their gigantic herbivorous prey.

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 1,141

26. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Johnny Fancelli, Christina Fancelli, Lorena Lardini

Votes: 21,879 | Gross: $3.82M

27. 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: 48,055 | Gross: $4.42M

28. The Dickumentary (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, News

Everything you've always wanted to know about the penis, but were afraid to find out.

Director: Sofian Khan | Stars: Theodore Bouloukos, Shamsi Ali, Patricia Brennan, David Francis Cassidy

Votes: 76

29. 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: 46,793

30. Vulva 3.0 (2014)

79 min | Documentary

It is about the representation and optimization of the vulva, anatomical myths, circumcisions, censorship and intimate modifications. With: Mithu Sanyal, Claudia Gehrke, Laura Meritt, Wilfried Schneider and many others.

Directors: Claudia Richarz, Ulrike Zimmermann | Stars: Angelika Beck, Ulrich Grolla, Claudia Gehrke, Uta Schlossberger

Votes: 49

31. Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry (2009)

R | 81 min | Documentary

50 Metascore

Noted Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco, sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored.

Director: Michael Grecco | Stars: Michael Grecco, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld, Simon Karmarkar

Votes: 964

32. Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro | Stars: Pat Mitchell, Jackson Katz, Jim Steyer, Marissa Mayer

Votes: 3,361

33. First Contact: Lost Tribe of the Amazon (2016 TV Special)

48 min | Documentary

Documents first contact with members of a previously isolated tribe called the Txapanawa on the bank of the Envira River in the village of Simpatia in Brazil. The Anthropologist is José Carlos Meirelles.

Director: Angus MacQueen

Votes: 900

34. 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: 1,248

35. The True Cost (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Drama, News

46 Metascore

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Livia Giuggioli, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva, Lucy Siegle

Votes: 6,028

36. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,714 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Take Your Pills (2018)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Eben Britton, Dr. Wendy Brown, Anjan Chatterjee

Votes: 3,664



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