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1. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,199 | Gross: $4.42M

2. Birders: The Central Park Effect (2012)

Unrated | 61 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.

Director: Jeffrey Kimball | Stars: Regina Alvarez, Anya Auerbach, Mike Bryant, David Burg

Votes: 280

3. Mama Illegal (2011)

95 min | Documentary

They gave the smugglers all their money and risk their life on their journey across borders: Three women from a small town in Moldavia, living now in Austria as cleaning women. On top of ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Moschitz

Votes: 60

4. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,280 | Gross: $2.42M

5. We Feed the World (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A look at how the world's food is produced and how mass production changes the environment and the lives of people.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Jean Ziegler, Peter Brabeck, Karl Otrok

Votes: 2,370

6. Keep Surfing (2009)

94 min | Documentary

A fascinating look at Munich's legendary river-surfing community, a group of six very different characters who all share a passion for going against the flow.

Director: Bjoern Richie Lob | Stars: Dieter Deventer, Steffen Dittrich, Mark Steffan Gassner, Markus Knörringer

Votes: 188

7. La vie sauvage des animaux domestiques (2009)

90 min | Documentary

On an ordinary farm, between the first buds of spring and the end of summer, our pets appear to live in peace and harmony. But if we look more closely, however tame these animals might be, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dominique Garing, Frédéric Goupil | Stars: Luise Bähr, André Dussollier

Votes: 44

8. For the Love of Books (2012)

78 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

Kathy Patrick opened what was probably the first hair salon/book store and founded what she called the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. The club now has over five hundred chapters worldwide and each January, Kathy hosts a book-loving party in her hometown of Jefferson, Texas.

Director: William Torgerson

10. Sweet Poison (2012)

89 min | Documentary

In Africa, the European aids are overwhelming 3 countries Kenya, Mali and Tanzania. Africans always in need for the help of the white man and their desperate lives were supported by European agencies since decades.

Director: Peter Heller

Votes: 32

11. The Venice Syndrome (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Drama, News

An examination of Venice, Italy, its rise as a tourist attraction and its linked decline as a functioning city.

Director: Andreas Pichler | Stars: Tudy Sammartini, Giorgio Gross, Laura Gross, Flavio Scaggiante

Votes: 138

12. The Hollywood Complex (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.

Directors: Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman | Stars: Andrew Manley, Rosie Forti, Toni Casala, John McCarthy

Votes: 362

13. Frohes Schaffen - Ein Film zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral (2012)

94 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

It is a fetish, a mantra, a secret religion to modern man: work. In times of the financial crisis and massive job reductions, this documentary movie questions work as our 'hallow' sense in life in a way that both humors and pains us.

Director: Konstantin Faigle | Stars: Susan Blackmore, Konstantin Faigle, Piet Fuchs, Helene Grass

Votes: 132

14. Catastroika (2012)

87 min | Documentary

The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas, Ben Fine

Votes: 492

15. Water Makes Money (2010)

90 min | Documentary, News

10 to 15 years ago a wave of privatizations of our water supply started, which has been propagating since all over the world. No one calls it anymore Privatization but ... See full summary »

Directors: Leslie Franke, Herdolor Lorenz, Hermann Lorenz | Stars: Raymond Aurillier, Maude Barlow, Anne Bouzinac, François Carlier

Votes: 41

17. War for the Web (2015)

81 min | Documentary, History, News

War for the Web demystifies the physical infrastructure of the Internet and uses that as a basis to explore the issues of ownership and competition in the broadband marketplace, privacy, and security.

Director: J.C. Cameron Brueckner | Stars: Vint Cerf, Alanna Fox, Aaron Swartz, Richard Clarke

Votes: 10

18. David Wants to Fly (2010)

96 min | Documentary

David Sieveking walks on David Lynchs path into the world of transcendental meditation (TM). He comes across the founder of this worldwide movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to whom the Beatles already pilgrimed.

Director: David Sieveking | Stars: Judith Bourque, Donovan, Raja Emanuel, Raja Felix

Votes: 563

19. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,957 | Gross: $0.32M

20. 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: 8,768 | Gross: $0.38M

21. More Than Honey (2012)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

Director: Markus Imhoof | Stars: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller, Liane Singer

Votes: 3,785 | Gross: $0.07M

22. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 66,261 | Gross: $4.31M

23. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,972 | Gross: $14.36M

24. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 10,012 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,065 | Gross: $0.19M

26. 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: 45,765 | Gross: $0.87M

27. Unter Menschen (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

In a hermetically sealed-off safari park in Austria our civilization's moral challenges collide under a magnifying glass: guilt, responsibility, redemption. Fourty chimpanzees survived HIV ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Rost, Claus Strigel | Stars: Renate Foidl, Annemari Kuti, Bettina Gaupmann, Bianca Pokorny

Votes: 32

28. 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: 32,008 | Gross: $0.49M

29. 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: 7,763 | Gross: $0.02M

30. 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: 501

31. Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

67 Metascore

A documentary on Broadway legend Carol Channing.

Director: Dori Berinstein | Stars: Carol Channing, Eddie Albert, Loni Anderson, Julie Andrews

Votes: 234 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Heimatkunde (2008)

94 min | Documentary, Comedy

Former "Titanic" satire magazine editor Martin Sonneborn takes an undercover trip around Berlin and discovers the East-German mentality and what is left of the socialist German Democratic Republic.

Directors: Andreas Coerper, Susanne Müller | Stars: Peter Bieringer, Martin Sonneborn

Votes: 151

33. Our Daily Poison (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary

An in-depth investigation into everyday products and the system charged with regulating them. Robin digs through the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food ... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin

Votes: 123

34. We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding (2013)

93 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

Grain Media and Burn Energy Drink tell the story of snowboarding through the eyes of the people who made it happen. From its origins in the culturally shifting 1960s, to its boom in the 90s... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Drever, Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: Danny Davis, Terje Håkonsen, Jason Lee

Votes: 91

36. The Perfect Human Diet (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

Journalist C.J.Hunt's global quest for a solution to the obesity epidemic and diet-related disease. It explores modern dietary science, previous historical findings, ancestral native diets and the emerging field of human dietary evolution.

Director: C.J. Hunt | Stars: C.J. Hunt, Leslie Aiello, Susan Loraine Anderson, Loren Cordain

Votes: 625

37. My Big Fat Fetish (2012 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

A look at the Big Beautiful Women (BBW) scene. We meet the men who desire them, and the women who gain weight to please them.

Directors: Nick Betts, Jon Cahn | Stars: Zaraah Abrahams, Kit Lewis, Patty Perez, Richard Perez

Votes: 21

38. Narco Cultura (2013)

R | 103 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

Director: Shaul Schwarz

Votes: 2,327 | Gross: $0.14M

40. Fat Girls and Feeders (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

A look at the sub-culture of "feeders" - men who are continue feed large women to encourage them to gain more weight to the point where the women become immobile and risk their lives. ... See full summary »

Directors: Alastair Cook, Robert Davis

Votes: 36

41. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,293

42. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 13,099

43. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,529

44. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,520

45. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 15,674

46. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,925 | Gross: $1.68M

47. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,925 | Gross: $1.68M

48. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,736

49. 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: 46,914

50. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

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