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1. More Than Honey (2012)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

Director: Markus Imhoof | Stars: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller, Liane Singer

Votes: 4,007 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History

This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »

Directors: Maryam Henein, George Langworthy | Stars: Elliot Page, Bret Adee, Dennis Cardoza, Henri Clement

Votes: 1,081

3. Eating You Alive (2018)

108 min | Documentary

How and why what we eat is the cause of the chronic diseases that are killing us, and changing what we eat can save our lives one bite at a time.

Director: Paul David Kennamer Jr. | Stars: Suzy Amis, Neal Barnard, James Cameron, T. Colin Campbell

Votes: 697

4. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 26,977

5. 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: 166,539

6. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

Wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures, to the beauty of cities, which are home to humans, and animals...

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 95,931

7. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 26,208

8. Food Choices (2016)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary

This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people's health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species sharing ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Siewierski | Stars: Pam Popper, T. Colin Campbell, Joe Cross, Ashlee Piper

Votes: 2,997

9. The Ivory Game (2016)

112 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani | Stars: Andrea Crosta, Ian Stevenson, Prince William

Votes: 2,903

10. Vegan: Everyday Stories (2016)

91 min | Documentary

Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread - they're all vegan.

Director: Glenn Scott Lacey | Stars: Neal Barnard, Gene Baur, Ed Begley Jr., Anthony Butler

Votes: 380

11. The Beginning of Life (2016)

G | 120 min | Documentary, Family

Discoveries in neuroscience can help us understand childhood development. When a person is born, it is more than just a genetic load. We are formed by our relationship with everything ... See full summary »

Director: Estela Renner | Star: Laura Schichvarger

Votes: 839

12. Human (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 190 min | Documentary

A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Luis Cancu, Atman, Berthony, Bruno

Votes: 7,616

13. Unity (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Monson | Stars: Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood

Votes: 875

14. High Profits (2015– )

42 min | Documentary

Dreams of Empire. In Colorado a young couple set of with a dream to build the worlds first marijuana empire. This takes place on the eve of recreational marijuana open for anyone over 21 ... See full summary »

Stars: Caitlin McGuire, Brian Rogers, Katherine Grimm

Votes: 325

15. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Alan Greenspan, Malcolm X, Richard Nixon

Votes: 8,643 | Gross: $0.13M

16. 10 Billion - What's on your plate? (2015)

107 min | Documentary

How can we best meet every earth citizens need for healthy food facing our limited resources? Regarding the almost 10 billion humans living on earth by 2050, we have to decide now how we want to shape the future of agriculture.

Director: Valentin Thurn | Star: Valentin Thurn

Votes: 246

17. Deep Web (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

Votes: 9,019

18. Bikes vs Cars (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a conflict in city planning between bikes, cars and a growing reliance on fossil fuels.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Aline Cavalcante, Dan Koeppel, Raquel Rolnik, Joel Ewanick

Votes: 634

19. B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015)

92 min | Documentary, Music

Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything... See full summary »

Directors: Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck | Stars: Andi, Bela B., Blixa Bargeld, Ben Becker

Votes: 1,823

20. 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: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 27,932

21. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 12,326

22. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary, News

76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 17,801 | Gross: $0.70M

23. What They Left Behind (2014)

Documentary

An in-depth look at the effect of gun violence, focusing on the stories of three children who were killed.

Director: Tarik Karam

Votes: 79

24. The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, History, News

A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.

Director: Nicholas Mross | Stars: Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong, Margaux Avedisian, Vitalik Buterin

Votes: 1,390

25. The Culture High (2014)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, News

37 Metascore

Scours the deep-seated roots of this morally induced Marijuana campaign and reveal the fascinating path it has taken to get to where it is today.

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Joe Rogan, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama

Votes: 3,596

26. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Bruce Hamilton, Kip Andersen, Al Gore, Heather Cooley

Votes: 21,294

27. Take Me to the River (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A Californian teenager's plan to come out at his Nebraskan family reunion gets derailed when a bloodstain on his young cousin's dress makes him the unwitting suspect of abuse.

Director: Matt Sobel | Stars: Logan Miller, Robin Weigert, Josh Hamilton, Richard Schiff

Votes: 1,837

28. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014– )

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 110,510

29. Mission Blue (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

77 Metascore

Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle , and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.

Directors: Robert Nixon, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Barbara Block, James Cameron, Michael deGruy, Sylvia Earle

Votes: 1,642

30. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 782

31. Neurons to Nirvana (2013)

85 min | Documentary, History, News

A stylish, in depth look at the renaissance in psychedelic drug research in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge.

Director: Oliver Hockenhull | Stars: William S. Burroughs, Wade Davis, Rick Doblin, Lesley Ewen

Votes: 1,179

32. 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: 13,167 | Gross: $1.51M

33. Watermark (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on how water shapes humanity.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 896 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Living on One Dollar (2013)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple | Stars: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Ryan Christoffersen

Votes: 4,681

35. 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: 14,052

36. Muscheln, Münzen, Buchungszeilen - Geldgeschichte ist Weltgeschichte (2012)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary

The history of money runs parallel with the entire history of mankind. The manifestations of money have changed repeatedly and will continue to do so in future. Money is one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Steindl | Stars: Peter Faerber, Christian Felber, Stephan Schulmeister

37. Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012)

720 min | Documentary, History

Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Brolin, Richard Machowicz, James Meigs, George Wunderlich

Votes: 1,563

38. 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: 8,356

39. Maximum Tolerated Dose (2012)

90 min | Documentary, News

Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) is the first feature-length documentary by Decipher Films. The film charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing ... See full summary »

Director: Karol Orzechowski

Votes: 27

40. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.

Director: Daniel Schmidt | Star: Patrick Sweeney

Votes: 1,854

41. Planet Ocean (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

Dive into our planet's greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean.

Directors: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot | Star: Josh Duhamel

Votes: 1,430

42. 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, Jason Roberts

Votes: 34,734

43. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

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: 32,968

44. Reconvergence (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

Reconvergence offers an intriguing exploration of mortality, consciousness and identity in the modern age from the perspectives of four distinct characters: a naturalist, a neuroscientist, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Tyndall | Stars: Eustace Conway, Preston Estep III, S. Waite Rawls III, Preston Roberts

Votes: 144

45. 97% Owned (2012)

130 min | Documentary

97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oswald | Stars: Maddy Reilly, Ben Dyson, Anne Belsey, Noel Longhurst

Votes: 427

46. Bottled Life: Nestle's Business with Water (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama