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1. Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

A shy but smitten college boy pursues a NY go-go boy through the pretext of making a documentary film about him, with the guys knowing each other only as "Doc" and "Go."

Director: Cory Krueckeberg | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Matthew Camp, Ramon O. Torres, Judy McLane

Votes: 2,294

2. I Hate New York (2018)

75 min | Documentary

From the underground scene of the most radical and fascinating city in the world comes the revolutionary story of four transgender activists, their fierce struggle and emotional fight to create an identity of their own.

Director: Gustavo Sánchez | Stars: Amanda Lepore, Sophia Lamar, Chloe Dzubilo, Bibbe Hansen

Votes: 56

3. And the Winner Isn't (2017)

96 min | Documentary

And The Winner Isn't is a satirical documentary charting Geoffrey Moore and his daughter Ambra's journey through Hollywood, as the pair track down celebrities and industry insiders in their... See full summary »

Director: Nik Panic | Stars: Geoffrey Moore, Ambra Moore, J.J. Abrams, Alessandra Ambrosio

Votes: 20

4. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,355 | Gross: $15.01M

5. The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (2013– )

360 min | Documentary

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us is the defining biography of a decade, as told through exclusive interviews with more than 40 icons, entertainers and innovators who shaped its identity.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Kurt Andersen, David Sirota, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 403

6. Tea with the Dames (2018)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith

Votes: 1,482 | Gross: $0.87M

7. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,836

8. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,683

9. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 10,235 | Gross: $3.78M

10. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,884 | Gross: $1.51M

11. The September Issue (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Anna Wintour, Thakoon Panichgul, André Leon Talley, Grace Coddington

Votes: 7,108 | Gross: $3.82M

12. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)

89 min | Documentary

An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.

Director: Rodolphe Marconi | Stars: Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman, Brad Kroening, Princess Caroline of Monaco

Votes: 832 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $1.00M

14. Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary

The story of fashion designer Jeremy Scott's ascent from a small town in Missouri to his current position as the Creative Director of Moschino.

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Jeremy Scott, Devon Aoki, Eva Chen, Miley Cyrus

Votes: 281

15. Unzipped (1995)

R | 73 min | Documentary

Isaac Mizrahi, one of the most successful designers in high fashion, plans his fall 1994 collection. He combines inspirations such as the Hollywood Eskimo look, the Mary Tyler Moore show, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Isaac Mizrahi, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Robert Best

Votes: 1,019 | Gross: $2.88M

16. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,304 | Gross: $0.65M

17. The Queen (1968)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

The behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City, including the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition.

Director: Frank Simon | Stars: Jim Dine, Jack Doroshow, Bruce Jay Friedman, Bernard Giquel

Votes: 255 | Gross: $0.05M

18. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, A.C. Lyles, Marc Wanamaker, Bob Thomas

Votes: 198

19. Party Monster (1998)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary film exploring the rise of Club Kid legend Michael Alig and his fall in 1996 when he murdered his drug dealer/roommate Angel Melendez.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Michael Alig, Gitsie, James St. James, Keoki

Votes: 1,507

20. Nelson Sullivan's Video Diaries (1989 Video)

Documentary, Biography

From 1983 to 1989, New Yorker Nelson Sullivan captured more than 1,900 hours of video footage and saved most of it on VHS tapes, making a collection of 601 episodes documenting his everyday... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Sullivan | Stars: Lady Bunny, Christina, Jayne County, Albert Crudo

21. Vampira: The Movie (2006 Video)

Documentary

The new documentary by Kevin Sean Michaels VAMPIRA: THE MOVIE chronicles the life of Maila Nurmi, the first horror host. In 1954 her big break came when she played the "glamour ghoul" ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kevin Sean Michaels | Stars: David J. Skal, Forrest J. Ackerman, Zack Beseda, Jami Deadly

Votes: 98

22. American Scary (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go. Follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated ... See full summary »

Director: John E. Hudgens | Stars: Mike Price, Joseph Fotinos, George 'E-Gor' Chastain, James Morrow

Votes: 311

23. Rewind This! (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson | Stars: Ben Jousan, David Gregory, Micah Matthews, Mike Vraney

Votes: 1,796

24. I Am Nancy (2011)

71 min | Documentary, Horror

In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven's legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Marechal | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Jessica Craven

Votes: 335

25. Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

64 Metascore

The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution.

Director: Mark Mori | Stars: Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Olivia de Berardinis, Dita Von Teese

Votes: 1,268 | Gross: $0.10M

26. Greetings from Tromaville (2017)

120 min | Documentary

Greetings from Tromaville follows the history of Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment. Lloyd, along with his partner Michael Herz, founded the independent film company Troma in 1974.

Director: Adrian Esposito | Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon, Ron Jeremy, Roger Corman

Votes: 48

27. Big Like Me (2014)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

From pills to pumps to plastic implants, this is the story of one man's pursuit to make his penis bigger.

Directors: Greg Bergman, Aaron Freese | Stars: Nani Bergman, Jonah Falcon, Paula Munier, Dr. Luis Casavantes

Votes: 86

28. I'm a Porn Star (2013)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie David | Stars: Rafael Alencar, Jonathan Assefa, Mark Bessenger, Laurie Betito

Votes: 194

29. Daddy and the Muscle Academy (1991)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

Tom of Finland is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity. Tom's ultimate leather men are known and seen everywhere. They are... See full summary »

Director: Ilppo Pohjola | Stars: Tom of Finland, Robert Henry Mizer, Nayland Blake, Durk Dehner

Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.11M

30. 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: 3,671

31. Portrait of Jason (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

Black gay prostitute Jason Holliday is rigorously interviewed on his story and character, revealing nuanced truths about life and art.

Director: Shirley Clarke | Stars: Jason Holliday, Shirley Clarke, Carl Lee

Votes: 793

32. I Am Divine (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Divine, Michael Musto, Mark Payne, Greg Gorman

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.06M

33. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

58 Metascore

The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansey

Votes: 2,374 | Gross: $0.16M

34. 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, History, Music

David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »

Director: David Markey | Stars: Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley

Votes: 1,288

35. A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (1992 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music

This DVD contains many never-seen-before interviews of Metal icons METALLICA, exploring the true lives of these larger-than-life heroes. The footage reveals how the biggest phenomena in the... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubin | Stars: Metallica, Lou Brutus, Christopher Guest, Kirk Hammett

Votes: 1,180

36. About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

'About Face' explores beauty and aging through the stories of the original supermodels: women, now between fifty and eighty years old, whose images defined our sense of beauty over the last... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Carmen Dell'Orefice, Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley

Votes: 500

37. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,736

38. Just Add Water: The Story of the Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (2016)

17 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

For decades, Sea-Monkeys won the hearts of children everywhere and quickly transformed into cultural phenomena thanks to inventor, marketing genius, and complicated eccentric Harold von Braunhut.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Sam Mercurio, Rich Pell

Votes: 9

39. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,682 | Gross: $1.43M

40. It Came from Hollywood (1982)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood.

Directors: Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

Votes: 811 | Gross: $2.57M

41. Impressions de la haute Mongolie (1975)

70 min | Documentary

A tribute to the French writer Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), a forerunner of the Surrealists and much admired by them, who developed a formal system with which to generate literary ... See full summary »

Directors: Salvador Dalí, José Montes-Baquer | Star: Salvador Dalí

Votes: 74

42. Elstree 1976 (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Actors and extras reminisce about their time on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and how making the film affected their lives.

Director: Jon Spira | Stars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, John Chapman, Anthony Forrest

Votes: 1,198 | Gross: $0.01M

43. The Blueblack Hussar (2013)

99 min | Documentary

Adam Ant has lost the warpaint but this intriguing documentary finds his dandyish, swashbuckling nature intact.

Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Adam Ant, Jack Bond, Katherine d'Hubert, Georgina Baillie

Votes: 47

44. Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

Unprecedented access into one of the world's greatest musical talents and his larger than life lifestyle: Elton John. With frank, funny, and touching filmmaking, this documentary is a ... See full summary »

Director: David Furnish | Stars: Elton John, David Furnish

Votes: 122

45. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 122,395 | Gross: $0.19M

46. Life After Flash (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

"Life After Flash" looks at the roller coaster life of Sam J Jones since his role as Flash Gordon, his struggles and successes, and the aftermath of when he went up against one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood.

Director: Lisa Downs | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Topol

Votes: 228

47. Life After the Navigator

Documentary | Filming

A feature that not only celebrates the 1986 classic "Flight of the Navigator", but also looks at the life of its child star, Joey Cramer, and his roller-coaster life since that breakthrough role.

Director: Lisa Downs | Stars: Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young, Howard Hesseman

48. Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother (2007)

70 min | Documentary

A documentary on Alexis Arquette and the process of her sex reassignment surgery.

Director: Matthew Barbato | Stars: Alexis Arquette, Reese Allbritton, Gary Alter, David Arquette

Votes: 57

49. Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

R | 85 min | Documentary

Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca.

Director: Barry Shils | Stars: RuPaul, John Epperson, Debbie Harry, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.69M