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1. 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

2. Postcards from the Future: The Chuck Palahniuk Documentary (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

With two new books and two controversial tour, fans can easily say that 2003 proved to be a landmark year for the best selling author Chuck Palahniuk. But what many people don't know, is ... See full summary »

Directors: Joshua Chaplinsky, Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Cori Armes, Alisa Behr, Carla J. Behr, Nikki Behr

Votes: 218

3. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

A humorous look at life for a loser in love.

Director: Chris Waitt | Stars: Aleksandra Boyarskaya, Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench, Chris Waitt

Votes: 3,656

4. Boxers and Ballerinas (2004)

84 min | Documentary

Shot in three countries over a two year period, Boxers and Ballerinas explores the US-Cuba conflict through the eyes of four youths--a boxer and a ballerina in Havana and Santiago de Cuba and a boxer and a ballerina exiled in Miami.

Directors: Mike Cahill, Brit Marling

Votes: 146

5. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 11,059 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, War

Linguist, intellectual and activist, Noam Chomsky discusses and reflects on the state of world events including the War in Iraq, September 11th, the War on Terror, Media Manipulation and ... See full summary »

Director: Will Pascoe | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Carol Chomsky

Votes: 567

8. At Berkeley (2013)

244 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Star: Anahid Modrek

Votes: 530 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Maidentrip (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

70 Metascore

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Director: Jillian Schlesinger | Stars: Dick Dekker, Kim Dekker, Laura Dekker, Barbara Mueller

Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Leviathan (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | Stars: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Asterias Vulgaris

Votes: 3,010 | Gross: $1.09M

11. Running from Crazy (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

'Running from Crazy' is a documentary examining the personal journey of model and actress Mariel Hemingway, the great granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a greater ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Jack Hemingway, Joan Hemingway, Langley Hemingway, Margaux Hemingway

Votes: 275 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $1.22M

13. Finding Kind (2011)

77 min | Documentary

Two friends travel across America to expose the truth behind girl-against-girl "crime".

Director: Lauren Parsekian | Stars: Debra Kelly, Lauren Parsekian, Tetia Stroud, Molly Mae Thompson

Votes: 40

14. Hungry for Change (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin, Kris Carr

Votes: 3,014

15. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,659 | Gross: $4.04M

16. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 30,186

17. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, News

83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 57,816 | Gross: $2.07M

18. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,254 | Gross: $3.41M

19. Bag It (2010)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion ... See full summary »

Director: Suzan Beraza | Stars: Jeb Berrier, Jared Blumenfeld, Martin Bourque, Michael Braungart

Votes: 658

20. The Conspiracy (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

Director: Christopher MacBride | Stars: Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Ian Anderson, Peter Apostolopoulos

Votes: 9,540

21. Between Two Women (1986 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

When shy school teacher Val and Harry, the son of an aged opera singer, get married, Val quickly discovers that Harry's mother, Barbara, is not very happy with their union. In fact, Barbara... See full summary »

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Colleen Dewhurst, Michael Nouri, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 179

23. The World According to Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,674

24. Stealing a Nation (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

This tells a story literally 'hidden from history'. In the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials, tricked into leaving, then expelled the entire population ... See full summary »

Directors: John Pilger, Sean Crotty | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 317

25. The New Rulers of the World (2001 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

The myths of globalisation have been incorporated into much of our everyday language. "Thinking globally" and "the global economy" are part of a jargon that assumes we are all part of one ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, George Monbiot, Dita Sari

Votes: 214

26. The Century of the Self (2002)

235 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 4,392

27. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)

Unrated | 74 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.

Directors: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain | Stars: Hugo Chávez, Pedro Carmona, Jesse Helms, Colin Powell

Votes: 2,324

28. Vegucated (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy

Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it's all about.

Director: Marisa Miller Wolfson | Stars: Marisa Miller Wolfson, Chloe Davis, Cody Tarlow, Molly Wadzeck

Votes: 2,762

29. Earth Made of Glass (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

On August 6th, 2008, against the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame issued a report detailing the French government's hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Scranton | Stars: Rose Kabuye, Paul Kagame, Jean Pierre Sagahutu, Serge Sagahutu

Votes: 61

30. To Be Takei (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $0.05M

31. The Five Obstructions (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenges Jørgen Leth, the filmmaker behind The Perfect Human (1967), to remake his classic short under circumstances of increasing constraint.

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Jacqueline Arenal

Votes: 7,718 | Gross: $0.09M

32. 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: 10,504 | Gross: $0.11M

33. 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

34. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 11,532 | Gross: $1.60M

35. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 11,530 | Gross: $4.95M

36. Life Itself (2014)

R | 121 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 14,279 | Gross: $0.81M

37. Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro | Stars: Pat Mitchell, Jackson Katz, Jim Steyer, Marissa Mayer

Votes: 3,387

38. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,419 | Gross: $0.27M

39. Artifact (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Music

Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto ("Requiem for a Dream," "Dallas Buyers ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Leto | Stars: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic, Irving Azoff

Votes: 4,431

40. Divorce Corp (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, History

39 Metascore

More money flows through the family courts, than in all other court systems in America combined, over $50 billion a year. Through extensive research and interviews this documentary uncovers how children are torn from their homes.

Director: Joseph Sorge | Stars: Gloria Allred, Wendy Archer, Alexandra Borg, Dennis Braun

Votes: 386

41. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

This series documents stories of women's contributions to some of the most important moments in the history of America.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Pat Schroeder

Votes: 109

42. Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

The history of fictional female heroes in Western media from Wonder Woman's creation onward.

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan | Stars: Lynda Carter, Jane Espenson, Kathleen Hanna, L.S. Kim

Votes: 164

43. Going on 13 (2008)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

A four-year study of how four young girls come of age in today's world.

Directors: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Dawn Valadez

Votes: 18

44. 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

45. I Wanna Be a Porn Star! (2002)

Unrated | 45 min | Documentary

The true story of a girls initiation into American Hard Core Pornography and her rise to stardom.

Director: Jon Jacobs | Stars: Tammi Ann, Lynn LeMay, T.T. Boy, Ron Jeremy

Votes: 63

46. Ctrl+Alt+Compete (2011)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

Ctrl+Alt+Compete documents young tech-entrepreneurs seeking to solve problems and change the world, featuring Nolan Bushnell (Atari), Felicia Day (The Guild), Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Mike ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Giberson | Stars: Joanne Lang, Mark Gilbreath, Josh Sookman, Greg Kasavin

Votes: 74

47. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,564 | Gross: $0.13M

48. This World (2004– )
Episode: No Sex Please, We're Japanese (2013)

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