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1. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Rob Reiner

Votes: 4,747

2. 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: 45,757 | Gross: $0.87M

3. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,785 | Gross: $0.89M

4. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 12,871 | Gross: $0.31M

5. RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007)

139 min | Documentary

A new investigative documentary exploring the controversies surrounding the assassination of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968 as he looked set to challenge Nixon for the White House. Munir ... See full summary »

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: Bradley Ayers, William A. Bailey, H. Rap Brown, Frank Burns

Votes: 263

6. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,613 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Soaked in Bleach (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

50 Metascore

Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Benjamin Statler | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Tyler Bryan

Votes: 10,935

8. At All Costs (2016)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

At All Costs is a documentary set in the world of elite youth grassroots basketball that explores how the AAU system has professionalized youth basketball in America. We follow highly ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nicoll

Votes: 347

9. The Last White Knight (2012)

R | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was arrested, spending 10... See full summary »

Director: Paul Saltzman | Stars: Delay de la Beckwith, Jim Ingram, Donna Ladd, Jimmie Travis

Votes: 139

10. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 20,112

11. If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (2018)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, JoJo Billingsley

Votes: 473

12. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

Director: Skye Borgman | Stars: Jan Broberg, Bob Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Susan Broberg

Votes: 10,996

13. 350 Days - Legends. Champions. Survivors (2018)

108 min | Documentary, Sport

350 Days peels back the curtain on the severe toll pro wrestlers endured on the road 350 days a year, a toll on their bodies, families, and psyches.

Director: Fulvio Cecere | Stars: Bret Hart, Billy Graham, Greg Valentine, Jimmy Snuka

Votes: 76

14. The Tillman Story (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

86 Metascore

Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Pat Tillman, Josh Brolin, Mary Tillman, Russell Baer

Votes: 4,380 | Gross: $0.80M

15. Pumping Iron (1977)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

72 Metascore

From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this ... See full summary »

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno

Votes: 20,312

16. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,530 | Gross: $0.18M

17. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Fred A. Leuchter Jr., Robert Jan Van Pelt, David Irving, Caroline Leuchter

Votes: 5,182 | Gross: $0.50M

18. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 21,996 | Gross: $4.20M

19. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 136,046 | Gross: $21.24M

20. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 49,200 | Gross: $3.17M

21. 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: 96,941 | Gross: $11.53M

22. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart

Votes: 3,587

24. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Robert Redford, Norman Zigrossi, Robert Sikma, Darelle 'Dino' Butler

Votes: 993 | Gross: $0.54M

25. Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories (2008)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Crime, History

New information and experts cover current updates on the saga that shocked America and changed history as we still have no answers to the truth.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, John F. Kennedy, Tom Kane, Jacqueline Kennedy

Votes: 72

26. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Movie)

TV-G | 240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 1,005

27. Last Stand of the 300 (2007 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

In the year 480 B.C., the Greeks and the Persians fight one of the most famous battles in history at a place called Thermopylae. Here, the mighty Persian war machine, which has conquered ... See full summary »

Director: David Padrusch | Stars: Jeffery A. Baker, Orion Barnes, Erin Bennett, Kristopher Blount

Votes: 884

28. Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

75 min | Documentary

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ed Bell, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Michael Boatman, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 204

29. The Elephant in the Living Room (2010)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Webber | Stars: Tim Harrison, Terry Brumfield, Russ Clear, Casey Craig

Votes: 964

30. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Sport

75 Metascore

The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973, Hollywood veteran Bing Russell (best known for playing Deputy Clem on "Bonanza") created... See full summary »

Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way | Stars: Todd Field, Kurt Russell, Rob Nelson, Jim Swanson

Votes: 2,664

31. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,659 | Gross: $0.28M

32. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,543 | Gross: $2.05M

33. New World Order (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

32 Metascore

This documentary explores the activities of Alex Jones, Jim Tucker, Jack McLamb, and Luke Rudkowski. The film focuses on their efforts to expose the highly secretive meetings of the Bilderberg Group.

Directors: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel | Stars: Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski, Jack McLamb, Jim Tucker

Votes: 629

34. Knuckle (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.

Director: Ian Palmer | Stars: James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Quinn McDonagh, Michael Quinn McDonagh, Ian Palmer

Votes: 2,658 | Gross: $0.00M

35. The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.

Director: Nick Freand Jones | Stars: Mark Kermode, Ellen Burstyn, William O'Malley, William Friedkin

Votes: 487

36. Happy Valley (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

76 Metascore

A documentary that observes the year after Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Joe Paterno, Jay Paterno, Andrew Shubin, Jerry Sandusky

Votes: 1,076 | Gross: $0.02M

37. Being Evel (2015)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

72 Metascore

The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.

Director: Daniel Junge | Stars: Ken Berg, Seth Enslow, Ray Gunn, George Hamilton

Votes: 841

38. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,190

39. Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Documentary

A documentary destined to calmly explain and analyze the facts, myths and rumours about John Kennedy's assassination and the overwhelming use of information in Oliver Stone's epic "JFK" (... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Danny Schechter | Stars: Ike Pappas, Oliver Stone, Tom Wicker, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 376

40. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

Director: Brett Whitcomb | Stars: Emily Dole, Dee Booher, Angelina Altishin, Jeanne Basone

Votes: 1,473

41. The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.

Director: Jesse James Miller | Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mickey Rourke, Ed O'Neill, Mark Kriegel

Votes: 164

42. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas D. Wrathall | Stars: Gore Vidal, Howard Auster, James Best, Karen Black

Votes: 1,161 | Gross: $0.13M

43. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 14,948 | Gross: $0.32M

44. 9/11: 10 Years Later (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

This unprecedented and exclusive insider's account by filmmaker James Hanlon and Gedeon and Jules Naudet of the World TradeCenter attack, which contains the only known footage of the first ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet | Star: Robert De Niro

Votes: 124

45. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Music

"Runnin' Down A Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Mick Avory, Ron Blair, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 1,625

47. The Seven Five (2014)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime