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1. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,756 | Gross: $1.34M

2. Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1987)

105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: John Hurt, Marika Rivera, Gabriella Trsek

Votes: 349 | Gross: $1.58M

3. Harmontown (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from Community in 2012.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Dan Harmon, Jeff Bryan Davis, Erin McGathy, Spencer Crittenden

Votes: 2,126

4. Art and Craft (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker | Stars: Mark A. Landis, Lester Sullivan, Irwin Lakov, Matthew Leininger

Votes: 1,344 | Gross: $0.22M

5. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 3,011 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Keep on Keepin' On (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.

Director: Alan Hicks | Stars: Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock

Votes: 909 | Gross: $0.16M

7. Soul of a Banquet (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

A documentary on Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Cecilia Chiang, Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters

Votes: 54

8. The Last of Robin Hood (2013)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

The last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: John Hudson Messerall, Brian Bascle, Daniel J. Clancy, Kelly O'Neal

Votes: 1,905 | Gross: $0.27M

9. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 44,294 | Gross: $3.57M

10. The Better Angels (2014)

PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

53 Metascore

The story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

Director: A.J. Edwards | Stars: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley

Votes: 1,206

11. 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: 49,091 | Gross: $2.80M

12. Burton and Taylor (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 83 min | Biography, Drama

Legendary acting duo and married couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare for a 1983 theatrical production of the play "Private Lives".

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks, Jeff Mash

Votes: 1,870

13. Kinsey (2004)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 46,175 | Gross: $10.21M

14. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,354 | Gross: $15.01M

15. Evita (1996)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

45 Metascore

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 32,559 | Gross: $50.05M

16. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,893 | Gross: $0.30M

18. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 31,846 | Gross: $2.22M

19. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 20,188 | Gross: $1.66M

20. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 118,342 | Gross: $34.58M

21. Miss Austen Regrets (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Biography, Drama

In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

Director: Jeremy Lovering | Stars: Samuel Roukin, Olivia Williams, Greta Scacchi, Imogen Poots

Votes: 2,860

22. Of Time and the City (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

81 Metascore

A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England.

Director: Terence Davies | Star: Terence Davies

Votes: 1,775 | Gross: $0.03M

23. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 94,482 | Gross: $5.70M

24. Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

Votes: 69,147 | Gross: $6.01M

25. Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

51 Metascore

The Rolling Stones' shows in Tempe, Arizona and East Rutherford, New Jersey during their 1981 US tour.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman

Votes: 613 | Gross: $3.82M

26. 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

27. A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (2011 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

Lady Gaga hosts a Thanksgiving special on ABC. Gaga performs her hit songs. The special features many well-known stars.

Director: Lady Gaga | Stars: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Katie Couric, Brian Newman

Votes: 659

28. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 697,607 | Gross: $13.18M

30. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 79,559 | Gross: $14.48M

31. She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

80 Metascore

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.

Director: Mary Dore | Stars: Chude Pamela Allen, Alta, Judith Arcana, Nona Willis Aronowitz

Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.42M

32. National Gallery (2014)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary

89 Metascore

A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Stars: Leanne Benjamin, Kausikan Rajeshkumar, Jo Shapcott, Edward Watson

Votes: 1,194 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

92 Metascore

A documentary that explores the effects of 9/11 on the firm Cantor Fitzgerald, whose offices on the top five floors of the North Tower of the World Trade Center were destroyed in the attacks, killing 658 out of their 960 employees.

Director: Danielle Gardner | Stars: Michael Santosusso, Chad Anthony Miller, Sandra Palmeri, Kim Marie Vasquez

Votes: 287 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Bobby (I) (2006)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 40,265 | Gross: $11.24M

35. The Last Emperor (1987)

PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

The story of the final Emperor of China.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ruocheng Ying

Votes: 86,753 | Gross: $43.98M

36. There's Only One Madonna (2001 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Music

The Documentary looks at Madonna from her earlier years in 1984 to her Drowned World tour in 2001. Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and other fans pay a tribute to the material girl as they ... See full summary »

Director: Jo Shinner | Stars: Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Jenny Eclair, Melanie C

Votes: 71

37. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

Votes: 33,364 | Gross: $1.45M

38. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,695 | Gross: $0.05M

39. 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: 12,280 | Gross: $1.51M

40. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,734 | Gross: $0.06M

41. Dior and I (2014)

R | 90 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Christian Dior, Omar Berrada, Raf Simons, Pieter Mulier

Votes: 3,270 | Gross: $1.03M

42. Love Me (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Love Me is a character-drive narrative that follows desperate men on their quest for love through the modern 'mail-order bride' industry in Ukraine. The film highlights the complete process... See full summary »

Director: Jonathon Narducci

Votes: 1,317

43. Ukraine Is Not a Brothel (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

Ukraine's topless feminist sensation Femen has created a media frenzy across Europe, but before they take the world by storm, these bold and beautiful women must confront the dark and perverse forces that power their organisation.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Inna Shevchenko, Sasha Shevchenko, Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko

Votes: 306

44. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

78 Metascore

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

Director: Mark Craig | Stars: Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Jonathan Cohen, Charles Duke

Votes: 2,939 | Gross: $0.05M

45. 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

46. 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: 11,048 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Umbrellas (1994)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

The controversial story of the artist Christo's grand-scale environmental art project in Japan and California that ended in the tragic death of two of its spectators. At its world premiere ... See full summary »

Directors: Henry Corra, Albert Maysles, Grahame Weinbren | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

Votes: 52

48. The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Albert Maysles, David Maysles

Votes: 928

49. Mavis! (2015)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3