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1. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,671 | Gross: $0.89M

2. Song of Lahore (2015)

PG | 82 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

Song of Lahore follows several Pakistani musicians, and asks if there is still room for them in a society roiled by conflict. Featuring the music of the Sachal Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

Directors: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken | Stars: Najaf Ali, Rafiq Ahmed, Saleem Khan, Asad Ali

Votes: 165

3. The Love-Making of 'All About Anna' (2005 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

A single woman seeks to maintain an active sex life, while staying clear of emotional involvement.

Director: Mads Tobias Olsen | Stars: Nicolas Barbano, Gry Bay, Adrian Bouchet, Eileen Daly

Votes: 68

4. Loose Change (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Dylan Avery, Marcel Bernard, Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush

Votes: 610

5. Saint of 9/11 (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Saint of 9/11 presents the turbulent, restless, spiritual and remarkable journey of Father Mychal Judge. Compassionate champion of the needy and forgotten, a beloved Fire Department ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Holsten | Stars: Ian McKellen, Larry Boes, Everald Brathwaite, Thomas Paul Carey

Votes: 184 | Gross: $0.00M

6. 7 Days in September (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

This documentary from director Steven Rosenbaum presents the experiences of a diverse group of regular Americans in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Featuring ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rosenbaum | Stars: Rasheed J. Daniel, Peter DiPilato, Jim Goetz, Dave Goldberg

Votes: 165

8. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,787

9. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.

Directors: Susan Froemke, Matthew Heineman | Stars: Clive Alonzo, Don Berwick, Elizabeth Blackburn, Krystal Bracy

Votes: 488 | Gross: $0.10M

10. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Lisa Agabian, Manucher Alemi, Lindsey Allen, Kip Andersen

Votes: 19,312

11. 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: 2,797

12. Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

27 Metascore

A young man begins investigating the underworld of "factory farming" and soon discovers a growing political and intellectual movement that considers animals as important as humans.

Director: Mark Devries | Stars: Steven Best, Richard Dawkins, Gary Francione, Temple Grandin

Votes: 1,209

13. 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: 3,035

14. Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take? (2011)

Unrated | 132 min | Documentary

An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Gagné, Kimberly Carter Gamble | Stars: Foster Gamble, Duane Elgin, Nassim Haramein, Steven M. Greer

Votes: 2,641

15. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 747

16. The Triangle of Death (2009)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

A company of reserve Marines tell the story of their tour of duty in Iraq during the 1st national Iraqi election in 2004-05.

Director: Folleh Shar Tamba | Stars: Chris Bay, Piotr Bodziony, Joshua Bowers, Lee Connon

Votes: 10

17. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 20,211 | Gross: $0.26M

18. No Place on Earth (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, War

58 Metascore

A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave.

Director: Janet Tobias | Stars: Chris Nicola, Fruzsina Pelikán, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.20M

19. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,995 | Gross: $38.05M

20. 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: 17,102

21. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Robert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush

Votes: 1,815 | Gross: $0.82M

22. City of God: 10 Years Later (2013)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary

A film documentary about the fate of the young actors of the award winning film City of God by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. It shows how their lives unfolded after the film's worldwide success.

Directors: Cavi Borges, Luciano Vidigal | Stars: Alice Braga, Darlan Cunha, Renato de Souza, Leandro Firmino

Votes: 936

23. Finding Oscar (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

FINDING OSCAR is a feature length documentary about the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Suffern | Stars: Kate Doyle, Scott Greathead, Fredy Peccerelli, Sebastian Rotella

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,866 | Gross: $0.89M

25. Fire in Babylon (2010)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

69 Metascore

Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Richie Benaud, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Brian Close

Votes: 1,563

26. Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service.

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Honnold, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins

Votes: 4,614

27. Big Sonia (2016)

93 min | Documentary, Family, History

71 Metascore

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski - great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor - runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than thirty... See full summary »

Directors: Todd Soliday, Leah Warshawski | Stars: Sonia Warshawski, SuEllen Fried, Caroline James Kennedy, Regina Kort

Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.21M

28. Food Choices (2016)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Siewierski | Stars: Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Ashlee Piper

Votes: 2,832

29. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 22,213 | Gross: $4.20M

30. Ram Dass, Going Home (2017)

31 min | Documentary, Short

A profound and poetic encounter with cultural and spiritual icon Ram Dass, at his home on Maui toward the end of his life.

Director: Derek Peck

Votes: 607

31. Death of a Nation (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History

1 Metascore

This docudrama draws parallels between the dramatic fracturing of the nation over Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Victoria Chilap, Pavel Kríz, Rafael Prazák

Votes: 6,095 | Gross: $5.89M

32. Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

78 Metascore

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Jello Biafra, and more.

Director: Dava Whisenant | Stars: David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman

Votes: 652

33. Monkey Kingdom (2015)

G | 81 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill | Star: Tina Fey

Votes: 3,528 | Gross: $16.43M

34. 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: 35,355



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