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1. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Robin Wright, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cary Elwes, Roddy Piper

Votes: 5,974

2. We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 78 min | Documentary

Compiled over two years, an 'on-camera oral history' of Easy Company, told by the veterans themselves. Accompanies the mini-series Band of Brothers.

Director: Mark Cowen | Stars: James Alley Jr., Roderick Bain, Lynn 'Buck' Compton, Antonio García de Pedro

Votes: 1,675

3. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 13,354 | Gross: $0.31M

4. The Fog of War (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 B. Johnson, Robert McNamara.

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

Votes: 23,792 | Gross: $4.20M

5. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Movie)

TV-G | 240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 1,178

6. The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.

Director: Jesse James Miller | Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mickey Rourke, Ed O'Neill, Mark Kriegel

Votes: 221

7. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 17,103 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Fastball (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Sport

74 Metascore

With Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span, Craig Kimbrel

Votes: 1,634

9. Oklahoma City (2017)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, History

74 Metascore

Documents the beliefs and experiences of Timothy McVeigh in the lead-up to his bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, which claimed 168 lives.

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Janet Beck, Alan Berg, Jim Botting, Bill Buford

Votes: 2,712

10. The Dream Team (2012)

68 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary going in depth about the creation and success of the greatest basketball team ever created. The Dream Team. Takes place in the 92 Olympics, where team USA and it's eleven Hall... See full summary »

Director: Zak Levitt | Stars: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 798

11. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 24,552

12. If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (2018)

TV-14 | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant

Votes: 967

13. Killing Oswald (2013)

102 min | Documentary

Using archival footage, interviews and dramatic reconstruction, "Killing Oswald" explores the mystery of how and why John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were assassinated in 1963.

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Nigel Barber, Raymond Burns

Votes: 231

14. Tread (I) (2020)

89 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Marvin Heemeyer, Patrick Brower, Glenn Trainor Jr., Casey Farrell

Votes: 2,468

15. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 6,018

16. Operation Odessa (2018)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary

In the early 1990s, three friends set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime.

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Ludwig Fainberg, Juan Almeida, Nelson Yester, Kristy Galeota

Votes: 6,180

17. Catching Hell (2011)

102 min | Documentary, Sport

After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the team's misfortune on fellow fan Steve Bartman, who interfered with a foul ball and prevented Moises Alou from making a catch.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Dave Kaplan, Bob Costas, Dwight Evans

Votes: 1,584

18. Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

75 min | Documentary

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ed Bell, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Michael Boatman, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 232

19. 9/11: 10 Years Later (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

This unprecedented and exclusive insider's account by filmmaker James Hanlon and Gedeon and Jules Naudet of the World TradeCenter attack, which contains the only known footage of the first ... See full summary »

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet | Star: Robert De Niro

Votes: 155

20. Dark Legacy (2009)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

The death of John Kennedy is viewed through another angle in this conspiracy-themed film defending the theory that George Herbert Walker Bush was a key player in all aspects of the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy.

Director: John Hankey | Stars: Peter Jennings, John F. Kennedy, Malcolm Kilduff, David Lifton

Votes: 252

21. Gettysburg (2011 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, History, War

An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Sam Rockwell, George Wunderlich, Peter Carmichael, Garry E. Adelman

Votes: 515

22. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 59,628 | Gross: $17.54M

23. Brother's Keeper (1992)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

93 Metascore

This compelling documentary details the strange-but-true murder trial of Delbert Ward, accused of the mercy killing of his brother in rural upstate NY. This real-life murder mystery won the Audience Award at Sundance.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler

Votes: 3,988 | Gross: $1.31M

24. TWA Flight 800 (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

An independent scientist is joined by former members of the official investigation into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 to blow the whistle on the cover-up of the real cause of the crash.

Director: Kristina Borjesson | Stars: Merritt Birky, Roy Blunt, Al Dickinson, Vernon L. Grose

Votes: 682

25. Like Water (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Filmmakers follow the physical and emotional journey of Brazil's Anderson Silva, UFC's longest reigning champion, as he prepares to defend his title to Seattle's Chael Sonnen.

Director: Pablo Croce | Stars: Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Penny Buffington, Junior Dos Santos

Votes: 1,505

26. Atari: Game Over (2014)

TV-14 | 66 min | Documentary

A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler, Paul Sanchez

Votes: 5,822

27. Freebird... the Movie (1996)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

See classic live performances, interviews and vintage footage of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band.

Director: Jeff G. Waxman | Stars: Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle

Votes: 356 | Gross: $0.03M

28. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 17,307 | Gross: $2.67M

29. I Am Chris Farley (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

58 Metascore

A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley.

Directors: Brent Hodge, Derik Murray | Stars: Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Lorri Bagley

Votes: 3,368

30. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary, History

A reassessment of the tragedy at Waco that left 76 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect dead.

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: Dan Gifford, Clive Doyle, Jack Harwell, Joseph Penno

Votes: 3,471

31. The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018)

80 min | Documentary

Seventy years after WWII, Oskar Gröning, one of the last surviving members of the SS, goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Director: Matthew Shoychet | Stars: Oskar Gröning, Jeff Ansell, Hedy Bohm, Hans-Jürgen Brennecke

Votes: 2,761

32. The Cove (2009)

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

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 48,758 | Gross: $0.87M

33. 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: 12,443 | Gross: $0.89M

34. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 7,428 | Gross: $0.38M

35. RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007)

139 min | Documentary

A new investigative documentary exploring the controversies surrounding the assassination of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968 as he looked set to challenge Nixon for the White House. Munir ... See full summary »

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: Bradley Ayers, William A. Bailey, H. Rap Brown, Frank Burns

Votes: 301

36. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

68 Metascore

Tracing from his rise in the 1970s to his disgrace in accusations of rape and sexual harassment in more recent years.

Director: Eva Orner | Stars: Larissa Anderson, Francesca Asumah, Sarah Baughn, Bikram Choudhury

Votes: 6,441

37. 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: 9,763 | Gross: $0.12M

38. Soaked in Bleach (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

50 Metascore

Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Benjamin Statler | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Tyler Bryan

Votes: 13,911

39. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Horror

46 Metascore

Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Friedkin, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Christina, Gabriele Amorth

Votes: 2,239 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ... See full summary »

Director: Molly Bernstein | Stars: Ricky Jay, Winston Simone, Dick Cavett, David Mamet

Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.15M

41. At All Costs (2016)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

At All Costs is a documentary set in the world of elite youth grassroots basketball that explores how the AAU system has professionalized youth basketball in America. We follow highly ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nicoll

Votes: 388

42. Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Crime

83 Metascore

An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community.

Director: Nancy Schwartzman | Stars: Mark Cole, Anthony Craig, Rachel Dissell, Alexandria Goddard

Votes: 2,447

43. The Last White Knight (2012)

R | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights worker with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was arrested, spending 10... See full summary »

Director: Paul Saltzman | Stars: Delay de la Beckwith, Jim Ingram, Donna Ladd, Jimmie Travis

Votes: 157

44. Generation Iron (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport