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1. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,455 | Gross: $0.70M

2. The Future of Food (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Charles Benbrook, Grace Booth, George W. Bush, Ignacio Chapela

Votes: 1,373 | Gross: $0.08M

3. Pressure Cooker (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Infamously blunt, Wilma Stephenson runs a "boot camp" teaching Culinary Arts at Frankford High, disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students. But behind her tough ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Becker, Jennifer Grausman

Votes: 372

4. Oceans (2009)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

75 Metascore

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Jacques Perrin, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 8,689 | Gross: $19.42M

5. See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (2009)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

This inspirational documentary follows four deaf entertainers: a comic, drummer, actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented entertainers overcome great challenges to celebrate success.

Director: Hilari Scarl | Stars: CJ Jones, Robert DeMayo, T.L. Forsberg, Bob Hiltermann

Votes: 105

6. The Human Experiment (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products.

Directors: Don Hardy, Dana Nachman | Star: Sean Penn

Votes: 614

7. Cool It (2010)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A documentary that takes an alternative approach to dealing with the global warming crisis.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Bjørn Lomborg, Hashem Akbari, Joe Barton, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 799 | Gross: $0.06M

8. No Place on Earth (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, War

58 Metascore

A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave.

Director: Janet Tobias | Stars: Chris Nicola, Fruzsina Pelikán, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer

Votes: 836 | Gross: $0.20M

9. 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: 19,853 | Gross: $0.26M

10. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 7,205 | Gross: $0.16M

11. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Bernstein | Stars: Ricky Jay, Winston Simone, Dick Cavett, David Mamet

Votes: 888 | Gross: $0.15M

12. Plastic Planet (2009)

TV-G | 95 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Boote | Stars: Werner Boote, John Taylor, Peter Lieberzeit, Marques Brown

Votes: 1,130 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Maidentrip (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

70 Metascore

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Director: Jillian Schlesinger | Stars: Dick Dekker, Kim Dekker, Laura Dekker, Barbara Mueller

Votes: 3,529 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Michael Pollan

Votes: 10,987 | Gross: $1.54M

15. American Meat (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

40 Metascore

American Meat is a solutions-oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Meriwether | Stars: Fred Kirschenmann, Daniel Salatin, Joel Salatin, Paul Willis

Votes: 25

16. Life According to Sam (2013)

TV-G | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A moving look at a couple's inspiring efforts to save their only son Sam from the rare and fatal premature-aging disease of progeria.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Sam Berns, Leslie Gordon, Scott Berns, Francis Collins

Votes: 731

17. Spinning Plates (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

Director: Joseph Levy | Stars: Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach, Mike Breitbach, Thomas Keller

Votes: 893 | Gross: $0.11M

18. Forks Over Knives (2011)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Director: Lee Fulkerson | Stars: Lee Fulkerson, Matthew Lederman, Alona Pulde, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 10,490

19. 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: 48,134 | Gross: $4.42M

20. More Than Honey (2012)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

Director: Markus Imhoof | Stars: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller, Liane Singer

Votes: 3,780 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 8,224

22. Hungry for Change (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin, Kris Carr

Votes: 3,011

23. Somm (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

Director: Jason Wise | Stars: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble, Ian Cauble

Votes: 4,044 | Gross: $0.17M

24. Ballet 422 (2014)

PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

74 Metascore

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.

Director: Jody Lee Lipes | Stars: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar

Votes: 1,060 | Gross: $0.33M

25. The Nightmare (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

68 Metascore

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Siegfried Peters, Estrella Cristina, Stephen Joseph, Yatoya Toy

Votes: 6,132

26. Live from New York! (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

51 Metascore

"Saturday Night Live" has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for 40 years. Live From New York! goes deep inside this cultural phenomenon exploring the laughter that ... See full summary »

Director: Bao Nguyen | Stars: Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Anne Beatts, Candice Bergen

Votes: 311

27. 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 153,707



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