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1. The Look of Silence (2014)

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

92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 10,502 | Gross: $0.11M

2. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 32,003 | Gross: $0.49M

3. When Under Fire: Shoot Back! (2014)

70 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

The Bang Bang Club were four fearless young photographers who set out to expose the reality of Apartheid in South Africa - a battle that changed a nation but wound up almost destroying them.

Director: Marc Wiese

Votes: 14

4. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,771 | Gross: $1.34M

5. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 675

6. 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: 49,153 | Gross: $2.80M

7. Our Curse (2013)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

The film is a personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with an incurable disease of their newborn son.

Director: Tomasz Sliwinski | Stars: Magda Hueckel, Tomasz Sliwinski, Leo Hueckel-Sliwinski

Votes: 338

8. The Missing Picture (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,862 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Watermark (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on how water shapes humanity.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 852 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Il était une forêt (2013)

78 min | Documentary

From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural ... See full summary »

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Francis Hallé, Michel Papineschi

Votes: 521

11. Trains of Thoughts (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Musical

An audio-visual essay, which reflects upon & compares metro systems around the world. It is an exploration of a world inside the world as well as feelings, fascination, obsession, fear and themes - of survival, control & silence.

Director: Timo Novotny | Stars: Hines Buchanan, Hiroyuki Nagatake, Bernd Schulz

Votes: 228

12. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,858 | Gross: $1.33M

13. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,761 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Racing Extinction (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

81 Metascore

A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Elon Musk, Joel Sartore, Louie Psihoyos, Charles Hambleton

Votes: 7,067

15. Every Face Has a Name (2015)

73 min | Documentary

In search of the anonymous faces of the people freed from Nazi camps, who debarked in Malmö, Sweden, on April 28 1945.

Director: Magnus Gertten | Stars: Piotr Gorskí, Phillip Jacksson, Bernhard Kempler, Ryszard Lagemo

Votes: 69

16. Unseen: The Lives of Looking (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Animation

Artist Dryden Goodwin's first feature-length essay film, focuses on four individuals with extraordinary relationships to looking: an international eye surgeon, a NASA planetary explorer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Dryden Goodwin

Votes: 10

17. Human (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 190 min | Documentary

A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Luis Cancu, Atman, Berthony, Bruno

Votes: 6,553

18. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 11,068 | Gross: $0.59M

19. Sonita (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami | Stars: Sonita Alizadeh, Latifah Alizadeh, Fadia Alizadeh, Ahmad Ahmadi

Votes: 708

20. Diving Into the Unknown (2016)

90 min | Documentary

After a terrible accident deep inside an underwater cave, the survivors are forced to risk their own lives to bring the bodies of their friends home.

Director: Juan Reina | Stars: Patrik Grönqvist, Kai Känkänen, Sami Paakkarinen, Vesa Rantanen

Votes: 1,016

21. Homo Sapiens (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

Homo Sapiens shows stunning images of forgotten places, buildings we constructed and then left.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Votes: 740

22. Under the Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A propaganda documentary about North Korea that reveals a few hidden facts because the director continues filming between the scripted scenes.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong, Oh-Gyong

Votes: 4,004 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Motley's Law (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

'I grew up in a bad neighborhood and Kabul is just that; another bad neighborhood' The last international troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. 38-year old Kimberley Motley has ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Nielsen Horanyi | Stars: Triera Holley, Kimberley Motley

Votes: 97

24. Paths of the Soul (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

90 Metascore

A group of Tibetans make a 1200 kilometer pilgrimage to Lasa.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Tsring Chodron, Tsewang Dolkar, Jiangcuo Seba, Pei Yang

Votes: 670 | Gross: $0.03M

25. The Land of the Enlightened (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Drama, War

A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue | Stars: Gholam Nasir, Khyrgyz Baj, Noor, Zulfu

Votes: 516

26. Fuck for Forest (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

Berlin's Fuck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet.

Director: Michal Marczak | Stars: Tommy Hol Ellingsen, Leona Johansson, Dany DeVero, Kaajal

Votes: 511

27. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

76 Metascore

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman, Michèle Oshima

Votes: 3,170 | Gross: $0.13M

28. 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: 44,989 | Gross: $8.41M

29. 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: 59,512 | Gross: $3.29M

30. 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: 580

31. My Love, Don't Cross That River (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage.

Director: Mo-young Jin | Stars: Byeong-man Jo, Gye-yeol Kang

Votes: 532 | Gross: $0.09M



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