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1. Finding Fela! (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, History

64 Metascore

A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti

Votes: 658

2. I Think We're Alone Now (2008)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany.

Director: Sean Donnelly | Stars: Kelly McCormick, Tiffany, Jeff Turner

Votes: 1,320

3. Under the Electric Sky (2014)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

42 Metascore

More than 350,000 people celebrate electronic dance music at the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival.

Directors: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz | Stars: Avicii, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Armin van Buuren

Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.20M

4. All the Beautiful Things (2014)

97 min | Drama

John betrayed his life-long best friend Barron, an act that almost put Barron in jail for life. Ten years later, John and Barron meet to talk and reach some type of resolution and forgiveness.

Director: John D. Harkrider | Stars: John D. Harkrider, Barron Claiborne, Lynn Hill, Jeremy Pelt

Votes: 9

5. Alive Inside (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,875 | Gross: $0.15M

6. The Case Against 8 (2014)

TV-14 | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, News

A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White | Stars: Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo, Paul T. Katami

Votes: 996

7. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,389

8. 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, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Michael Bloomberg

Votes: 11,163 | Gross: $1.54M

9. Ivory Tower (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Family, History

65 Metascore

A documentary that questions the cost -- and value -- of higher education in the United States.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: Elizabeth Armstrong, Richard Arum, Jamshed Bharucha, David Boone

Votes: 1,245 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Marmato (2014)

87 min | Documentary

Colombia is the center of the new global gold rush and Marmato, a historic mining town, is the new frontier. Filmed over the course of nearly 6 years, MARMATO chronicles how the townspeople... See full summary »

Director: Mark Grieco

Votes: 144

11. No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

68 Metascore

The life and times of major league pitcher Doc Ellis are explored in this revealing documentary.

Director: Jeffrey Radice | Stars: Larry Demery, Dock Ellis, Ron Howard

Votes: 1,408

12. Private Violence (2014)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Oklahoma Cop Deanna was kidnapped by Robbie, her estranged husband, and beaten in the cab of his truck over a harrowing four-day journey. They were pulled over by police and she was taken ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Hill | Stars: Kit Gruelle, Deanna Walters, Stacy Cox, Kimlani Ford

Votes: 237

13. Watchers of the Sky (2014)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

85 Metascore

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer ... See full summary »

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Matt Mitler, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Votes: 234 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Rich Hill (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos | Stars: Alyssa Jewell, Andrew Jewell, Elizabeth Jewell, Willie Jewell

Votes: 2,144

15. The Green Prince (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

67 Metascore

The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis.

Director: Nadav Schirman | Stars: Mosab Hassan Yousef, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak

Votes: 2,529 | Gross: $0.26M

16. Sepideh (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young ... See full summary »

Director: Berit Madsen | Stars: Sepideh Hooshyar, Sedigheh Hooshyar, Asghar Kabiri, Hadi Hooshyar

Votes: 204

17. Web Junkie (2013)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. 'Web Junkie' identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese ... See full summary »

Directors: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam | Star: Ran Tao

Votes: 588

18. 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

83 Metascore

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard | Stars: Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Warren Ellis, Darian Leader

Votes: 10,466 | Gross: $0.28M

19. Concerning Violence (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

80 Metascore

The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gaetano Pagano

Votes: 597

20. We Come as Friends (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Sauper

Votes: 634

21. Mr. X, a Vision of Leos Carax (2014)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

67 Metascore

The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public, is unrelentingly bound to the figure of Leos Carax, in France. Elsewhere, ... See full summary »

Director: Tessa Louise-Salomé | Stars: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Juliette Binoche, Richard Brody, Leos Carax

Votes: 224

22. The Return to Homs (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

85 Metascore

A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.

Director: Talal Derki | Star: Abdul Basset Saroot

Votes: 974

23. State of Play (2013– )

TV-PG | Documentary

The growing obsession of parents in the scholastic athletic competition of their children is the focus of this first installment in HBO Sports innovative new documentary series. Each new ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymundo Beltran, Steven Feder

Votes: 55

24. Trophy Kids (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

From the director of Bigger Stronger Faster comes an intense look at overbearing parents in sports. The film asks the question "Do we want what's best for our children? Or do we just want ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bell | Star: Amari Avery

Votes: 1,580

25. The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

When a young high school football took a hit that paralyzed him on the field, his life turned to despair and loneliness until a chance moment brought him from the depths of hell to the joys of being a hero to all.

Directors: Seth Camillo, Andrew Lauer | Stars: Chris Canales, Taylor Kitsch, Eddie Canales, Al Michaels

Votes: 10

26. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 21,468 | Gross: $1.33M

27. Murph: The Protector (2013)

PG | 79 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A documentary based on the honor, courage and commitment of Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy, who gave his life for his men in 2005 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2007.

Director: Scott Mactavish | Stars: Johnny McElhone, Jeff Widenhofer, Michael P. Murphy, Daniel O'Shea

Votes: 1,405

29. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)

R | 92 min | Documentary

Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.

Director: Matthew Ogens | Stars: Christopher Lloyd Dennis, Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Wenger, Joe McQueen

Votes: 2,102

30. Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Stephen Rakes, James 'Whitey' Bulger, Tommy Donahue, David Boeri

Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $0.08M

31. E-Team (2014)

88 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals ... See full summary »

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman | Star: Anna Neistat

Votes: 714

32. Happiness (II) (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

In 1999, King Jigme Wangchuck approved the use of television and Internet throughout the largely undeveloped nation of Bhutan, assuring the masses that rapid development was synonymous with... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Balmès | Stars: Peyangki, Kinley Om, Ap Kinley Dorji, Aum Thinley Dolma

Votes: 275

33. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 665

34. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,833 | Gross: $0.38M

35. The Square (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, News

84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 8,277 | Gross: $0.12M

36. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 11,781 | Gross: $4.95M

37. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

83 Metascore

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

Director: Zachary Heinzerling | Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara, Alex Shinohara, Ethan Cohen

Votes: 4,400 | Gross: $0.20M

38. Cavedigger (2013)

TV-G | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In this OSCAR® NOMINATED documentary short, artist Ra Paulette digs other-worldly, sculptural caves using nothing but hand tools. But, as patrons cut off his projects due to lack of funds ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Karoff | Stars: Ra Paulette, Pierre Delattre, Suzanne Eliel, David Heath

Votes: 283

39. Facing Fear (2013)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

The worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. They ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Cohen

Votes: 149

40. Karama Has No Walls (2012)

Not Rated | 26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

'Karama has no walls' is set amidst Yemen's 2011 uprising. The film illustrates the nature of the Yemeni revolution in stark contrast to the gross violations of human rights that took place... See full summary »

Director: Sara Ishaq | Stars: Saleem Al-Harazi, Anwar Al-Muati

Votes: 156

41. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Aliza Sommer-Herz, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards.

Director: Malcolm Clarke | Stars: Aliza Sommer-Herz, Zdenka Fantlova, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Malcolm Clarke

Votes: 866

42. Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (2013)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a moving cinema verite documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar Barens

Votes: 289

43. Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: GG Allin, Merle Allin, Brian Unk Hunter, Shireen Kadivar

Votes: 2,735