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1. Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 15,817 | Gross: $0.67M

2. 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: 7,349 | Gross: $0.38M

3. Hired Gun (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists like Metallica, KISS, and Billy Joel. These hired guns may not be household names, but are still masters of their craft.

Director: Fran Strine | Stars: John 5, Kenny Aronoff, Corey Britz, Kara Britz

Votes: 1,858

4. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Kurt Cobain, Wendy O'Connor, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 28,638

5. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 49,934 | Gross: $4.42M

6. Patient Seventeen (2017)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Mystery

Meet a surgeon who claims to remove highly advance implants, microchips imbedded by aliens, non-humans monitoring our earth. Discover the world of abductions, scalar wave transmissions, and a program to study or manipulate the human race.

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: Patient Seventeen, Roger Leir, Steve Colbern, Christopher C.

Votes: 658

7. Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A look at the cinematic art of the film musical score, and the artists who create them.

Director: Matt Schrader | Stars: Marco Beltrami, Jon Burlingame, Leonard Maltin, Bill Field

Votes: 4,134 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Steve Jobs, Alex Gibney, Steve Wozniak, Michael S. Malone

Votes: 5,967 | Gross: $0.49M

9. Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Stephen Rakes, James 'Whitey' Bulger, Tommy Donahue, David Boeri

Votes: 2,884 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Icarus (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport

68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Bryan Fogel, Dave Zabriskie, Don Catlin, Grigory Rodchenkov

Votes: 42,770

11. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Music

63 Metascore

This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Sandra Amador, Michael Bearden, Tony Bennett, BloodPop

Votes: 12,027

12. 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: 5,861

13. The Commodore Story (2018)

120 min | Documentary

The Commodore Story of the PET Vic20 C64 and Amiga from engineers, games developers and how Commodore influenced the first 8-bit generation users.

Director: Steven Fletcher | Stars: Trevor Dickinson, David Pleasance, Chris Huelsbeck, David Murray

Votes: 377

14. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 24,160 | Gross: $22.84M

15. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 6,969 | Gross: $3.03M

16. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Jim Acosta, Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

Votes: 18,547 | Gross: $6.35M

17. A Leaf of Faith (2018)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

This documentary explores Kratom, a botanical supplement that has been proposed as an alternative to today's opioid painkillers.

Directors: Chris Bell, David Baca Jr. | Stars: Susan Ash, Chris Bell, Mark Bell, Rosemary Bell

Votes: 387

18. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 12,579 | Gross: $1.61M

19. The Terry Kath Experience (2016)

80 min | Documentary

A journey into the mind of one of the most underrated guitarists in rock history. Follow Terry's daughter as she discovers the truth around the life and death of a father she never knew.

Director: Michelle Kath Sinclair | Stars: George Buetow, Mat Campbell, Mike Campbell, Peter Cetera

Votes: 201

20. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

59 Metascore

The story of how Miami became the cocaine capital of the United States in the early 1980's and the police officers who turned the tide on crime.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 12,593 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,634

22. The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music

67 Metascore

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

Director: Denny Tedesco | Stars: Denny Tedesco, Brian Wilson, Dick Clark, Cher

Votes: 2,799 | Gross: $0.80M

23. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

88 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 23,574 | Gross: $9.04M

24. Missing 411: The Hunted (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

Hunters have disappeared from wildlands without a trace for hundreds of years. David Paulides presents the haunting true stories of hunters experiencing the unexplainable in the woods of North America.

Director: Michael DeGrazier | Stars: David Paulides, Beverly Messick, Rob Messick, Sid Sharpe

Votes: 1,336

25. The UFO Conclusion (2016)

TV-PG | 47 min | Documentary

What is the alien agenda? And why has the government gone to such great lengths to stifle the overwhelming evidence that otherworldly creatures exist? Some of our greatest minds unveil the truth behind this massive cover-up.

Director: Richard Lowry | Stars: Stephen Bassett, Maire Clerkin, Stanton Friedman, Patty Greer

Votes: 50

26. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

Votes: 1,808 | Gross: $0.16M

27. Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr Pepper (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

'Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr Pepper' is a new documentary 120 years in the making. Our story details the small town of Dublin, Texas, which was the first place to ever bottle the ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Rist | Star: Danny Balis

Votes: 190

28. Missing 411 (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

A documentary that chronicles the similar disappearances of five children in the wilds of North America, across multiple decades.

Directors: Michael DeGrazier, Benjamin Paulides | Stars: Jaryd Atadero, DeOrr Kunz Jr., Nate Eaton, Frank Vilt

Votes: 1,423

29. A Good American (2015)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

63 Metascore

How a group of NSA code-breakers had a chance of preventing 9/11.

Director: Friedrich Moser | Stars: William Binney, Jesselyn Radack, Kirk Wiebe, Diane Roark

Votes: 1,014

30. Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

Hunt For The Skinwalker is a documentary about the most intensive scientific study of a UFO and paranormal hotspot in human history.

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: George Knapp, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Colm Kelleher, Robert Bigelow

Votes: 786

31. 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: 127,325 | Gross: $119.19M

32. 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: 21,468 | Gross: $0.26M

33. Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon (2018)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

Kentucky's rise to undisputed Bourbon Capital of the world is a rich, detailed, and innovative story that displays how the state has continued to raise the level of whiskey making to unprecedented heights.

Director: Eric Byford | Star: Wes Henderson

Votes: 57

34. The God Plant (2018)

109 min | Documentary

This documentary seeks to be the ultimate Odyssey of exploration into Cannabis and its uses starting from the formation of the Endocannabinoid system in the simple sea squirt, through to ... See full summary »

Director: John K. Webster | Stars: Paul Armentano, Mike Barnes, Calli Blackwell, Pepe Breton

Votes: 127

35. Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (2020)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

27 Metascore

Dr. Steven Greer examines details surrounding his alien-visitation "disclosure" movement.

Director: Michael Mazzola | Stars: Linda A'Roraha, Wendy Boast, Justice Campbell, Jeremy Cloake

Votes: 1,405

36. David Bowie: Finding Fame (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary

Documentary following five years of Bowie's early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie's earliest collaborators.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Phil Lancaster, Denis Taylor, Tony Hatch

Votes: 698

37. California High (2015)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, News

California has been arguing over whether or not marijuana should be legal for over 100 years. Now there's a new judge in this trial - you.

Directors: Barnaby O'Connor, Matthew O'Connor | Stars: Paul Chabot, Valerie Corral, Bob du Pont, Paul Gallegos

Votes: 38

38. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

95 Metascore

Oscar-winning musical chronicle that brilliantly captures the three-day rock concert and celebration of peace and love that became a capstone for the Sixties.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 16,439 | Gross: $50.00M

39. Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music

The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

Director: Matt O'Casey | Stars: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Chris Smith, Freddie Mercury

Votes: 1,758

40. Beastie Boys Story (2020)

TV-MA | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

Here's a little story they're about to tell... Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz share the story of the band, Beastie Boys, and 40 years of friendship in a live documentary experience directed by friend and collaborator, Spike Jonze.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Beastie Boys, Mike D, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch

Votes: 5,514

41. Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

A documentary about the life of Tom Savini. The film covers his early days in Pittsburgh, and his rise to stardom as Hollywood's most sought after special effects wizard.

Director: Jason Baker | Stars: John Amplas, Tom Atkins, Howard Berger, Doug Bradley

Votes: 547

42. Other Music (2019)

83 min | Documentary, Music

68 Metascore

For 20 years indie record store Other Music was an influential hub of music culture in NYC. Featuring Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol and more, the film reminds us that the spirit of the much-loved destination will live on.

Directors: Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller | Stars: Chris Vanderloo, Josh Madell, Daniel Givens, Jason Schwartzman

Votes: 296

43. Everything Is Copy (2015)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

88 Metascore

A look at the life and work of writer/filmmaker Nora Ephron.

Directors: Jacob Bernstein, Nick Hooker | Stars: Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 849

44. Rising Phoenix (2020)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

76 Metascore

The history and current standing of the Paralympic Games, which has grown to become the world's third largest sporting event.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Jean-Baptiste Alaize, Ryley Batt, Ellie Cole, Philip Craven

Votes: 1,383