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1. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 41,038 | Gross: $3.23M

2. 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: 167,993

3. The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

The story of Pixar's early short films illuminates not only the evolution of the company but also the early days of computer animation, when a small group of artists and scientists shared a... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Kaplan, Erica Milsom | Stars: Jim Blinn, Eben Ostby, Craig Good, Loren Carpenter

Votes: 795

4. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

The Pixar Story takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking.

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 6,097

5. 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: 101,376 | Gross: $11.53M

6. Sharkwater (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Erich Ritter, Boris Worm

Votes: 4,797 | Gross: $0.85M

7. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

Following the style of some of the world's most prolific street artists, an amateur filmmaker makes a foray into the art world.

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 62,554 | Gross: $3.29M

8. Welcome to Macintosh (2008)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

Filmmakers Robert Baca and Josh Rizzo offer an entertaining look into the world and history of Apple, Inc.

Directors: Robert Baca, Josh Rizzo | Stars: Wayne Bibbens, Vince Briel, Charles DeVore, Richard Halsey

Votes: 530

9. Macheads (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

A exploration of the fanaticism that surrounds the Apple brand, featuring interviews with Mac evangelists and members of the Mac community.

Director: Kobi Shely | Stars: Shawn King, Galen Brandt, Bruce Damer, Daniel Kottke

Votes: 215

10. 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: 47,346 | Gross: $0.87M

11. PressPausePlay (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary that explores how the digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way.

Directors: David Dworsky, Victor Köhler | Stars: Apparat, Ólafur Arnalds, Scott Belsky, Robyn Carlsson

Votes: 1,478

12. Kony 2012 (2012)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A documentary that explores why African cult and militia leader and indicted war criminal fugitive Joseph Kony needs to be arrested by the end of 2012.

Director: Jason Russell | Stars: Susan Davis, Shepard Fairey, James Inhofe, Joseph Kony

Votes: 518

13. Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Music

In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland.

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Amiina, Hildur Arsaelsdottir, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason

Votes: 7,875

14. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 7,853

15. 12 O'Clock Boys (2013)

TV-MA | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

68 Metascore

Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O'Clock Boys.

Director: Lotfy Nathan | Stars: Coco, Pug, Funmi Sodipo, Steven

Votes: 1,369 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,827 | Gross: $4.04M

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: 9,056

18. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 13,420

19. 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: 5,870 | Gross: $0.49M

20. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,609

21. Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,991 | Gross: $0.15M

22. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,908 | Gross: $0.06M

23. 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: 49,443 | Gross: $4.42M

24. 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: 52,741 | Gross: $2.80M

25. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 15,748 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

106 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Wiese | Stars: Dong-Hyuk Shin, Oh Yangnam, Hyuk Kwon, August Diehl

Votes: 1,050

27. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Mystery

76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 16,773 | Gross: $0.61M

28. Don't Look Down (2014 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

This documentary follows James Kingston, an urban free climber who scales 100m cranes, 200m radio towers, tall buildings and bridges... without using any safety equipment at all

Director: Alex Stockley von Statzer | Stars: James Kingston, Mustang Wanted

Votes: 61

29. Don't Look Down (2014 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

This documentary follows James Kingston, an urban free climber who scales 100m cranes, 200m radio towers, tall buildings and bridges... without using any safety equipment at all

Director: Alex Stockley von Statzer | Stars: James Kingston, Mustang Wanted

Votes: 61

30. Let's Make a Spaceship: Skrillex Mothership Tour 2014 (2014)

37 min | Documentary, Short

Skrillex gives fans unprecedented access to go behind the scenes as he works with his team to create the most ambitious live show of his career. "Let's Make a Spaceship" takes viewers on a ... See full summary »

Director: George R. Mays | Star: Skrillex

Votes: 7

31. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents (2015)

87 min | Documentary, Music

Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents. A story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Hardy | Stars: Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs, Nolan Cook

Votes: 457

32. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, News

83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 62,188 | Gross: $2.07M

33. Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy (2011 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and other experts give their views on the rise, fall and come back of Apple with Steve Jobs at the helm.

Directors: Laura Craig Gray, Tristan Quinn | Stars: Evan Davis, Steve Jobs, Daniel Kottke, Stewart Brand

Votes: 1,150

34. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Robin Bourland, Daisy Coleman, Charles Coleman, Melinda Coleman

Votes: 5,965

35. The Defiant Ones (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Stars: Bono, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Janet Mormile

Votes: 11,835

36. Behind the Curve (2018)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary

Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat.

Director: Daniel J. Clark | Stars: Mark K. Sargent, Patti Sargent, Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore, Joe Pierre

Votes: 8,577

37. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 37,275

38. Do You Trust This Computer? (2018)

78 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Artificial Intelligence: Monster or Shangri-La?

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: James Barrat, Rana El Kaliouby, David Ferrucci, Christine Fox

Votes: 1,527

39. The Game Changers (2018)

86 min | Documentary

A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch

Votes: 16,334 | Gross: $0.74M

40. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

Tech tycoon John McAfee made millions from his antivirus software. Now, he may be best known his bizarre and scandalous lifestyle.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Allison Adonizio, Nanette Burstein, John McAfee

Votes: 3,070

41. Coach Snoop (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

An American television series that follows legendary Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg as he coaches a youth football league to keep at-risk kids off the streets and focused on their goals.

Star: Snoop Dogg

Votes: 530

42. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Luke Campbell

Votes: 30,163

43. Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019)

TV-14 | 52 min | Documentary

A documentary that tells Bill Gates' life story as he pursues solutions to some of the world's most complex problems.

Stars: Alex Bueermann, Davin Orness

Votes: 9,260

44. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 14,263

45. 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: 66,246



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