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1. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Video)

80 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination with Israeli public relations stratgies-influence US news reporting about the Middle ... See full summary »

Directors: Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff | Stars: Seth Ackerman, Stav Adivi, Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi

Votes: 522

2. Super High Me (2007)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian

Votes: 12,538

3. 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: 96,396 | Gross: $11.53M

4. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,719

5. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,221 | Gross: $2.67M

6. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 33,543 | Gross: $1.33M

7. 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: 48,049 | Gross: $4.42M

8. Cosmos (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 99,536

9. Making a Killing (2000)

52 min | Documentary

Directed by Anne Webber, Chair of the European Commission on Looted Art, this documentary is a compelling detective story about one family's 50-year quest to recover their missing art ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Webber

10. 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

11. The Crisis of Civilization (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History, News

The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Puckett | Stars: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Francis Fukuyama, Samuel Huntington

Votes: 186

12. The War on Democracy (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Martin, John Pilger, Sean Crotty | Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende, Jacobo Arbenz

Votes: 2,114

13. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,662

14. WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004)

98 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

There were two wars in Iraq--a military assault and a media war. The former was well-covered; the latter was not. Until now... Independent filmmaker, Emmy-award winningTV journalist, author... See full summary »

Director: Danny Schechter | Stars: Peter Arnett, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Maurice Hinchey

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Breaking the Silence (2007)

7 min | Short, Drama

A young, deaf girl is being abused by her father. Dancing is the only way to escape.

Director: Vito Bruno | Stars: Rebekah Louise Mather, Mark Newsum

16. 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: 19,697 | Gross: $1.88M

17. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,551 | Gross: $0.87M

18. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,652

19. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,494

20. 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: 1,372 | Gross: $0.08M

21. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,435

22. Vaccine Nation (2008)

140 min | Documentary

This Gary Null, Ph.D. documentary challenges the assumption that vaccines are PERFECTLY safe. The use of heavy metals such as mercury, connections to autism and the high number of vaccines ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Null

Votes: 71

23. 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: 18,178

24. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,878 | Gross: $4.31M

25. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,326 | Gross: $1.57M

27. The Collective Evolution (2010 Video)

112 min | Documentary, Drama

The Collective Evolution is a documentary aimed at showing the current state of the world, why it needs to be changed, and how each and every one of us can play a role in changing it. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Matthew Peter Christodoulou, Mark DeNicola, Joe Martino | Stars: Matthew Peter Christodoulou, Franco Denicola, Mark DeNicola, Joe Martino

Votes: 43

28. The Immortalists (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Drama

53 Metascore

Two eccentric scientists struggle to create eternal youth in a world they call "blind to the tragedy of old age." As they battle their own aging and suffer the losses of loved ones, their scientific journeys ultimately become personal.

Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg | Stars: Aubrey de Grey, Bill Andrews, Ralph Andrews, William Bains

Votes: 254

29. 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.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 4,203

30. The Square (2008)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Peter Phelps

Votes: 5,224 | Gross: $0.05M

31. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 48,591 | Gross: $2.80M

32. The Sacred Science (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Eight people. Eight illnesses. One journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. They went looking for alternatives to the modern medicines that failed them. What they found would change their lives forever.

Director: Nicholas J. Polizzi

Votes: 223

33. Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within (2007)

79 min | Documentary, History

A documentary which invites the viewer to rediscover an enchanted cosmos in the modern world by awakening to the divine within.

Directors: Rod Mann, Nikos Katsaounis, Kevin Kohley | Stars: David S. Eindl-Ra, Stanislav Grof, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Markoff

Votes: 45

34. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 59,153 | Gross: $3.29M

35. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Votes: 31,151 | Gross: $2.55M

36. Particle Fever (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Sherwood Boehlert, Joel Hefley

Votes: 6,904 | Gross: $0.87M

38. 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: 16,306

39. 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: 10,357

40. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,538 | Gross: $8.41M



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