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1. 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: 49,343 | Gross: $2.80M

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: 32,176 | Gross: $0.49M

3. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 35,043

4. Kumaré (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Toby, Greg, Molly

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $0.13M

5. Hitler's Circle of Evil (2018)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the Nazi Party.

Stars: Jonathon Michaels, Alisdair Simpson, Conan Sweeny, Steve Munroe

Votes: 1,915

6. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

Tech tycoon John McAfee made millions from his antivirus software. Now, he may be best known his bizarre and scandalous lifestyle.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Allison Adonizio, Nanette Burstein, John McAfee

Votes: 2,830

8. The Code (2011)
Episode: Prediction (2011)

57 min | Documentary

While so much of life appears random, Du Sautoy shows how it is really governed by the code of chaos, in which small variations can cause vastly different outcomes, often referred to as the "butterfly effect."

Director: Dan Child | Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Corrie Conrad, Iain D. Couzin, Kim Rossmo

Votes: 57

9. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 26,624

10. Out of Thin Air (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Crime

Iceland, 1976. Six suspects confess to two violent crimes. This is the strangest criminal investigation you've never heard of.

Director: Dylan Howitt | Stars: Smari Gunn, Ottó Gunnarsson, Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson, Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson

Votes: 1,389

11. Derren Brown: Pushed to the Edge (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 68 min | Reality-TV

Derren Brown investigates the power of compliance by persuading a member of the public into believing that they have pushed someone to their death.

Director: Jon Richards | Stars: Ben Adams, Dave Bibby, Derren Brown, Tom Carter

Votes: 2,994

12. Unacknowledged (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

"Unacknowledged" focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced-and why. The best evidence for extraterrestrial contact, dating ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mazzola | Stars: Steven M. Greer, George Filer, Tom Bearden, John Callahan

Votes: 5,496

13. Alien Contact: Outer Space (2017 Video)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

Many people think of Space as a quiet and desolate vacuum of emptiness, but new evidence reveals that space is rife with activity beyond our comprehension. Just as we sent Voyager and ... See full summary »

Director: J. Michael Long | Stars: J. Michael Long, Bill Mecca, Philip Gardiner, O.H. Krill

Votes: 382

14. The NSU-Complex (2016 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

An underground neo-nazi organisation evades law enforcement whilst performing horrific acts of crime and violence. But for how long?

Directors: Stefan Aust, Dirk Laabs | Star: T.M. Garret

Votes: 226

15. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 3,127

16. The Brit Who Tried to Kill Trump (2017 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Crime

A young man from Dorking attempted to assassinate the would-be president. Now, a BBC documentary lays bare his life in US prison.

Director: Guy Simmonds | Stars: Adrian Bower, Cole Bartiromo, Greg Donovan, James Harvey

Votes: 118

17. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story (2009)

49 min | Documentary

The story of Jaycee Lee Dugard, a girl who was kidnapped outside a school bus stop and found alive eighteen years later.

Director: Nick London | Stars: Caroline Catz, Jaycee Dugard, Nancy Garrido, Philip Garrido

Votes: 425

18. The Mind of a Murderer (2015– )

60 min | Crime

Investigation Discovery presents the modern-day Clarice Starling as Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to interview violent murderers and offer insight into what drives people to kill with ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Ward, Sarah Martin, Jonathan Gabriel Charles, Michelle Ward

Votes: 149

19. Kingdom of Us (2017)

109 min | Documentary, Drama

A father's suicide sends a family of eight on a journey through childhood memories and treacherous emotional waters in this poignant documentary.

Director: Lucy Cohen | Stars: Jamie-Jodie Shanks, Kacie-Kimie Shanks, Lorie-Lanie Shanks, Mirie-Marie Shanks

Votes: 668

20. Long Shot (2017 TV Short)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Director: Jacob LaMendola | Stars: Tasha Boggs, Juan Catalan, Melissa Catalan, Miguel Catalan

Votes: 3,641

21. Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy (2011 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and other experts give their views on the rise, fall and come back of Apple with Steve Jobs at the helm.

Directors: Laura Craig Gray, Tristan Quinn | Stars: Evan Davis, Steve Jobs, Daniel Kottke, Stewart Brand

Votes: 1,090

22. Dark Net (2016– )
Episode: Provoke (2016)

TV-MA | 24 min | Documentary

Explores violence and trolling via social media, and the creator and their mission behind the online character of Abdullah-X.

Director: Peter Richardson

Votes: 61

23. Dark Net (2016– )
Episode: Rewire (2016)

TV-MA | 26 min | Documentary

Explores Internet pornography addiction, nootropics, and people with autism working in the technology industry.

Director: Peter Richardson

Votes: 64

24. A Gray State (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary about the mysterious death of fringe political filmmaker David Crowley, who was found dead alongside members of his family in their suburban Minnesota home in January of 2015.

Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: David Crowley, Komel Crowley, Rani Crowley, Dan Crowley Sr.

Votes: 1,040

25. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

64 Metascore

An inside look at Buddhafield, a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 4,286 | Gross: $0.02M

26. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Herbert A. Fuchs, Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 6,175

27. 3096 Days (2013)

111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 9,409

28. Natascha Kampusch - 3096 Tage Gefangenschaft (2010 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

Natascha Kampusch, an Austrian girl, got kidnapped, while she was walking to school.

Director: Alina Teodorescu | Stars: Christian Hoening, Ernst Holzapfel, Natascha Kampusch, Brigitta Sirny-Kampusch

Votes: 463

29. Monster: The Josef Fritzl Story (2010)

48 min | Documentary, Crime

Interviews with family members, doctors and victims of 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, who held his daughter captive in a basement for 24 years and fathered seven children with her.

Director: David Notman-Watt | Stars: Daisy Beaumont, Josef Fritzl, Elisabeth Fritzl, Rosemarie Fritzl

Votes: 1,680

30. The Nightmare (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

68 Metascore

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Siegfried Peters, Estrella Cristina, Stephen J. Elias, Yatoya Toy

Votes: 6,177

31. Shadow of Truth (2016– )

40 min | Documentary, Crime

A four part documentary mini-series that examines the mysterious murder case of Tair Rada, an Israeli high-school girl who was found brutally murdered in her school's toilets during an ordinary day.

Star: Amnon Rubinstein

Votes: 1,073

33. Amanda Knox (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn | Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini

Votes: 18,191

34. Voyeur (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the owner of a Colorado motel, who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic.

Directors: Myles Kane, Josh Koury | Stars: Gay Talese, Gerald Foos, Morgan Entrekin, Anita Foos

Votes: 3,702

36. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Star: Ann Smith

Votes: 16,667

37. The Staircase (2004–2018)

TV-MA | 629 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 14,317

38. November 13: Attack on Paris (2018)

55 min | Documentary

Documentary chronicling the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

Stars: Barouyr, Benoit, Philippe Boutinaud, Bernard Cazeneuve

Votes: 1,619

39. Icarus (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Scott Brandt, Don Catlin, Sebastian Coe

Votes: 31,619

40. Deprogrammed (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Deprogrammed chronicles Ted 'Black Lightning' Patrick's rise as the notorious 'Father of Deprogramming'.

Director: Mia Donovan | Stars: Balavanta Das, Hridayananda Das Goswami, Ted Patrick

Votes: 490

41. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 14,772

42. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 17,036

43. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 46,962

44. Dark Tourist (2018– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary

From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, New Zealand filmmaker and journalist David Farrier ('Tickled') visits unusual -- and often macabre -- tourism spots around the world.

Stars: David Farrier, Robin Brown, Dan Bulter, Daley Catherine

Votes: 4,675

45. I Am a Killer (2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Documentary, Crime

Follows Death Row inmates, who tell the story of how they ended up there.

Stars: Reece Putinas, Deandra Buchanan, Asher Carter, Justin Dickens

Votes: 1,790

46. Inside the Criminal Mind (2017– )

52 min | Documentary, Crime