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1. Titicut Follies (1967)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 3,690

2. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 22,802 | Gross: $3.12M

3. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 14,157

4. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,902 | Gross: $0.89M

5. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,787

6. My Amityville Horror (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

48 Metascore

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.

Director: Eric Walter | Stars: Daniel Lutz, Susan Bartell, Laura DiDio, Marvin Scott

Votes: 1,730

7. Girlhood (2003)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 528 | Gross: $0.06M

8. Pump Up the Volume (1990)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 24,926 | Gross: $11.54M

9. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs

Votes: 25,471 | Gross: $8.32M

10. Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

Sex Fashion and Disco is a documentary film concerning Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous milieu.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Joan Juliet Buck, Paul Caranicas, Michael Chow, Tina Chow

Votes: 135 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016)

95 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

This film from acclaimed theater director Lonny Price charts the journey of the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" in the 30-plus years since the musical debuted on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1981.

Director: Lonny Price | Stars: Jason Alexander, Donna Marie Asbury, Jim Bonkosky, David Cady

Votes: 339 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, War

67 Metascore

A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp.

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Star: Pirkko Saisio

Votes: 607

13. Blood Brothers (2017 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

Kate is so thankful to have her brother-in-law David back in her family's life as he's been a blessing around the house while her husband spends long days at the office. But when his ... See full summary »

Director: Jose Montesinos | Stars: Brittany Falardeau, Zack Gold, Mike Duff, Megan Ashley Brown

Votes: 167

14. Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)

93 min | Documentary

13 of Edward Hopper's paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations let us observe an era in American history. Shirley ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Deutsch | Stars: Stephanie Cumming, Christoph Bach, Florentín Groll, Elfriede Irrall

Votes: 716

15. Maidan (2014)

134 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

A look at the 2013 and 2014 civil unrest in the Ukrainian capital's central square.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa

Votes: 825

17. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 43,237 | Gross: $6.74M

18. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 873 | Gross: $0.62M

19. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

76 Metascore

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman, Michèle Oshima

Votes: 3,179 | Gross: $0.13M

21. Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

The story of Sylvia Plath's seminal novel The Bell Jar as well as the parallels between her life and the book. The film includes an exclusive testimony from Sylvia Plath's daughter Frieda Hughes about her mother.

Director: Teresa Griffiths | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tristine Skyler, Frieda Hughes, Perry Norton

Votes: 39

22. Dark Money (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. ... See full summary »

Director: Kimberly Reed | Stars: Jon Tester, Debra Bonogofsky, Jim Peterson, Ellie Hill

Votes: 720 | Gross: $0.21M

23. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 5,473 | Gross: $1.26M

24. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 20,807

25. This Is the Life (2008)

97 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary that chronicles "The Good Life" emcees, the alternative music movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the art form.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: 2Mex, Chali 2na, Busdriver, Cut Chemist

Votes: 166



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