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1. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 73,882 | Gross: $24.54M

2. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

David Attenborough 's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 38,369

3. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Thomas Anguti Johnston, Huw Cordey

Votes: 169,554

4. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11 and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 126,796 | Gross: $119.19M

5. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 140,421 | Gross: $21.58M

6. Super Size Me (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 102,062 | Gross: $11.53M

7. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Roger Munns

Votes: 24,094

8. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 22,694

9. 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: 4,086

10. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 6,455

11. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone 's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 8,535

12. 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: 70,771 | Gross: $4.31M

13. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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: 53,120 | Gross: $2.80M

14. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary

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: 18,216

15. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke | Star: Patrick Disanto

Votes: 36,916 | Gross: $1.33M

16. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 33,929 | Gross: $2.67M

17. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

83 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 32,873

18. Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006 Video)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged form the earliest days of silent film to today's biggest Hollywood ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally | Stars: Bo Derek, Ana Obregón, Jack Shaheen

Votes: 560

19. Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the comedy club where he began his career to recount his early life.

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Brogan, Mark Schiff, Carolyn Liebling

Votes: 5,329

20. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 35,615

21. The Seinfeld Story (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Documentary

The origins of the "Seinfeld" TV series.

Director: Morgan Sackett | Stars: Jason Alexander, Ty Copeman, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 293

22. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 18,044

23. Blue Planet II (2017)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Horrocks, Roger Munns

Votes: 34,592

24. Africa (2013)

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary

Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 14,411

25. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 7,211

26. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 333 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 27,353

27. The Last Dance (2020)

TV-MA | 491 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

Stars: Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, David Aldridge, Scottie Pippen

Votes: 87,538

28. Strokes of Genius (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Sport

The film intertwines Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's lives with their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true winner was the sport itself.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Yves Allegro, Paul Annacone, Björn Borg, Andrew Castle

Votes: 983

29. Kingdom of Silence (2020 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life, work, and murder. Featuring interviews and footage that explore his personal and professional relationships with Saudi rulers, jihadists and fellow global journalists.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Nasser Faris, Lawrence Wright, Jamal Khashoggi, John O. Brennan

Votes: 677

30. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, José Alvarez, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 9,548 | Gross: $0.12M

31. The Social Dilemma (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

78 Metascore

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson, Joe Toscano

Votes: 69,945

32. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 14,089

33. The Dissident (2020)

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

81 Metascore

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Omar Abdulaziz, Fahrettin Altun, John O. Brennan, Hatice Cengiz

Votes: 10,404



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