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1. 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

2. 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: 44,960 | Gross: $8.41M

3. Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

54 Metascore

An intimate portrait of Anton Corbijn as he travels the world as a photographer, film maker and video artist. A unique and revelatory look at the drama and conflict inherent in the man ... See full summary »

Director: Klaartje Quirijns | Stars: Anton Corbijn, Bono, Martin Gore, Herbert Grönemeyer

Votes: 512

4. 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

5. Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015)

TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary

42 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the popular boy band Backstreet Boys.

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Scott Richardson

Votes: 1,389

6. 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: 59,498 | Gross: $3.29M

7. Banksy Does New York (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

Documentary chronicling the famed street artist's "31 works of art in 31 days" in New York city.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Beth Stebner, Keegan Hamilton, Jaime Rojo, Steven P. Harrington

Votes: 1,905

8. The Banksy Job (2016)

80 min | Documentary

A featuring documentary exploring the infamous theft of street artist Banksy's sculpture, 'The Drinker' and the ensuing battle with the art terrorist: AK47.

Directors: Ian Roderick Gray, Dylan Harvey | Stars: Andy Gibbins, Daniel Nettleton, Giles Alderson, Phil Dickson-Earle

Votes: 43

9. A Lego Brickumentary (2014)

G | 93 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard, Bryan Bonahoom, Alice Finch

Votes: 1,706 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 4,937 | Gross: $1.51M

11. 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: 57,786 | Gross: $2.07M

12. The Class of '92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 7,283

13. David Beckham: Into the Unknown (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Sport

After 22 years of playing for the world's greatest football teams, David Beckham has retired and he has the freedom to do whatever he wants. To mark the occasion he's going on an adventure.... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mandler | Stars: David Beckham, David Gardner, Anthony Mandler, Derek White

Votes: 590

14. David Beckham: For the Love of the Game (2015 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary with David Beckham, when he travels to seven continents and plays seven different kinds of soccer/football.

Director: Matt Smith | Stars: David Beckham, Dave Gardner, Simon Oliveira

Votes: 183

15. Dudes Being Dudes in Wine Country (2015– )

Adventure, Reality-TV

A couple of dudes, being dudes - in wine country.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Andrew Harding

Votes: 41

16. 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: 26,552

17. 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

18. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 12,286 | Gross: $1.51M

19. He Named Me Malala (2015)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor Pekai Yousafzai, Khushal Yousafzai

Votes: 4,262 | Gross: $2.64M

20. For No Good Reason (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

56 Metascore

Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Charlie Paul | Stars: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,340 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Hollywood Banker (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

How Frans Afman, a banker from the Netherlands, developed a new system for film financing, revolutionized independent filmmaking in Hollywood, but could not prevent it all from crashing down, when ambition of others turned into greed.

Director: Rozemyn Afman | Stars: Frans J. Afman, Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis, Yoram Globus

Votes: 156

22. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,799 | Gross: $0.89M

23. In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary film takes a look at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine's iconic fashion editors.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Alber Elbaz

Votes: 537

24. 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

25. Iris (IX) (2014)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

80 Metascore

A documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.

Director: Albert Maysles | Stars: Carl Apfel, Harold Koda, Dries Van Noten, Inez Bailey

Votes: 3,993 | Gross: $1.31M

26. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

52 Metascore

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

Votes: 75,026 | Gross: $73.01M

27. Justin Bieber's Believe (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

39 Metascore

A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Ryan Good, Usher Raymond

Votes: 17,512 | Gross: $0.88M

28. Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary that chronicles Jennifer Lopez's life on and off-stage during her first ever world tour.

Director: Ted Kenney | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Bryant Siono, Carnell Harrel, Norman Jackson

Votes: 247

29. Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

57 Metascore

A look at the life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour.

Directors: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz | Stars: Katy Perry, Adam Marcello, Casey Hooper, Patrick Matera

Votes: 13,090 | Gross: $25.24M

30. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stella Adler, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Borne

Votes: 6,485 | Gross: $0.43M

31. Live from New York! (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

51 Metascore

"Saturday Night Live" has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for 40 years. Live From New York! goes deep inside this cultural phenomenon exploring the laughter that ... See full summary »

Director: Bao Nguyen | Stars: Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Anne Beatts, Candice Bergen

Votes: 313

32. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Director: Thom Andersen | Stars: Encke King, Ben Alexander, Jim Backus, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 1,999

33. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 50,130 | Gross: $2.96M

34. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 5,228

35. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 5,448 | Gross: $0.09M

36. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Nancy Rooney, Harry Mapplethorpe, George Stack, Robert Mapplethorpe

Votes: 1,142

37. Ronaldo (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke

Votes: 13,419

38. Public Speaking (2010)

84 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Pau Casals

Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $0.06M

39. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A documentary that explores the world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them.

Director: Des Doyle | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, David Boreanaz, Matthew Carnahan

Votes: 1,137 | Gross: $0.00M

40. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,500

41. Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the rise of the American rock band, Kings of Leon.

Director: Stephen C. Mitchell | Stars: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill

Votes: 825

42. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

71 Metascore

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $0.56M

43. 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: 11,526 | Gross: $4.95M

44. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Votes: 11,257 | Gross: $1.30M

45. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter, Michael Eisner, Don Hahn

Votes: 2,158 | Gross: $0.08M

46. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

Directors: Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman | Stars: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Roy Edward Disney, Julie Andrews

Votes: 687 | Gross: $0.05M

47. Ballet 422 (2014)

PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

74 Metascore

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.

Director: Jody Lee Lipes | Stars: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar

Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $0.33M

48. Batkid Begins (2015)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

63 Metascore

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.

Director: Dana Nachman | Stars: Teresa Clovicko, Audrey Copper, Katie Cotton, James Coyne

Votes: 1,547 | Gross: $0.07M

49. Frame by Frame (2015)

85 min | Documentary, War

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