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1. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 78,092 | Gross: $23.81M

2. Carmencita (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Carmencita

Votes: 1,543

3. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Goliath, Topsy

Votes: 1,378

4. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.30M

5. The Sea (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Several little boys run along a pier, then jump into the ocean.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 1,020

6. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Action

A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière | Stars: Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 9,378

7. From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 560

8. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer.

Director: Gilles Penso | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 1,115

9. Red Army (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The story of the Soviet Union's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its players.

Director: Gabe Polsky | Stars: Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Herb Brooks, Don Cherry

Votes: 6,224 | Gross: $0.69M

10. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

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: 96,752 | Gross: $11.53M

11. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 961 | Gross: $7.85M

12. The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002 Video)

60 min | Documentary

This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most maddeningly brilliant directors, Milos Forman. Using ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Jersey | Stars: Milos Forman, Peter Shaffer, Saul Zaentz, Neville Marriner

Votes: 158

14. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,878 | Gross: $2.28M

15. 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: 1,214

16. The Making of 'Band of Brothers' (2001 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Interviews made of the various actors and cast members that provide the knowledge and production skills and sets required to make the film a success.

Stars: Tom Hanks, David Leland, Tony To, Frank John Hughes

Votes: 374

18. Returning to Normandy: The Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument Project (2013)

17 min | Short, Biography, History

Returning to Normandy is a short documentary that follows the dedication ceremony of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument, and features Easy Company veterans Al Mampre, Ed "Doc" Pepping, Frank Perconte, and Herb Suerth, Jr.

Director: Sheridan Cleland | Stars: Tim Gray, Trey Harris, Albert Mampre, Edwin Pepping

Votes: 7

19. 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: 19,966

20. European confusiòn: Making-of 'L'auberge espagnole' (2002 TV Short)

36 min | Documentary, Short

This made-for-TV documentary details the work that went into the production of L'auberge Espagnole, the 2002 film about a group of students from around Europe living together in Barcelona ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Plon | Stars: Kevin Bishop, Dominique Colin, Federico D'Anna, Cécile de France

Votes: 26

21. Ciao, Federico! (1970)

55 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the filming of the Federico Fellini film, "Satyricon."

Director: Gideon Bachmann | Stars: Federico Fellini, Gideon Bachmann, Max Born, Capucine

Votes: 114

23. Let's Make Money (2008)

110 min | Documentary

Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Mark Mobius, Mirko Kovats, K. Sujatha Raaju, Gerhard Schwarz

Votes: 1,650

24. Planet Hope Pacific (2009 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Interviews with a Health food store owner in Hawaii, and a native Hawaiian Healer, and Ravi Shankar's daughter, Anoushka.

Director: Tobias Katz

25. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 5,757

26. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 2,070

27. 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: 135,879 | Gross: $21.24M

28. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Music

The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,858

30. Inside Lehman Brothers (2018 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

Messy mortgages taken out by Lehman Brothers caused a real estate crisis in America ten years ago. This led to a global financial crisis. Ten years later, the French journalist Jennifer ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Deschamps | Stars: Matthew Lee, Anton Valukas, Oliver Budde, Cheryl McNeil

Votes: 65

31. Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the classic Western.

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Bob Benecke, Maria Palacios de Erickson, Chazz Palminteri, John Carpenter

Votes: 138

32. Kursk: A Submarine in Troubled Waters (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 77 min | Documentary

A remarkable documentary that delves deep into the mysterious and murky circumstances surrounding the Kursk submarine sinking.

Director: Jean-Michel Carré | Stars: Peter Coyote, Bernard Giraudeau

Votes: 195

35. The Social Network: Swarmatron (2011 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

Trent Reznor introduces viewers to one of the unique instruments that played a critical role in the film's soundtrack. He explains and demonstrates the capabilities of the swarmaton, a ... See full summary »

Star: Trent Reznor

Votes: 5

38. Immanuel Kant. Philosophical pathway (2013)

52 min | Documentary, History

This film is a portrait of the most celebrated citizen of Koenigsberg, the greatest philosopher and humanist of the Age of Enlightenment Immanuel Kant. The purpose of the film is to refute ... See full summary »

Director: Natalia Loskutova

39. The World of 'The Dark Crystal' (1983 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

A behind the scenes look at Jim Henson's "The Dark Crystal".

Stars: Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Wendy Midener, Gary Kurtz

Votes: 102

40. Vème République, Au coeur du Pouvoir (2018 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

Former French Presidents and Prime Ministers were "at the heart of power." They tell for the first time how these crises are happening at the Elysée since 1958.

Director: Gabriel Le Bomin

41. Mon clown (2008 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short

This was a French TV documentary about Marion Cotillard's "road to Oscar." It was only shown on French TV and we're all waiting around for it to be released on DVD for sale.

Director: Bastien Duval | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Didier Lavergne, Bryna Rifkin, Bastien Duval

Votes: 21

42. The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)

64 min | Documentary, Music

A recital becomes part of the French culture; 25 years later the performers return to the village where it was first launched.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Agnès Varda, Michel Legrand, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 223

43. Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A dramatised documentary detailing the bitter feud between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. The two Queens never met, but communicated for many years via letter. Mary's turmoil is ... See full summary »

Director: Renny Bartlett | Stars: Nicholas Agnew, Helen Bradbury, Adam Burton, Beth Cooke

Votes: 53

44. The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (1996 Video)

91 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Steven Spielberg's 1982 film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.'

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Ed Verreaux, Melissa Mathison

Votes: 116

45. 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: 48,924 | Gross: $2.80M

47. 'Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back (2002 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

Film critics, actors, film historians and other personalities share their experiences and curious stories on the acclaimed Billy Wilder's masterpiece "Sunset Blvd."; its cultural importance... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Sikov, Nancy Olson, Andrew Sarris, A.C. Lyles

Votes: 116

49. Pumping Iron (1977)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

72 Metascore

From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this ... See full summary »

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno

Votes: 20,249

50. Commando: Pure Action (2007 Video)

15 min | Documentary

6.1