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1. The Sixties (2014)

42 min | Documentary, History

Interviews and archival footage focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: John Heilemann, Robert Dallek, Tim Naftali, Dan Rather

Votes: 1,144

2. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Michael Bloomberg

Votes: 10,934 | Gross: $1.54M

3. 2016: Obama's America (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

28 Metascore

A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Jay Bastian, Joe Biden, Cait Brasel, Gene Burris Jr.

Votes: 10,174 | Gross: $33.45M

4. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,326 | Gross: $1.57M

5. World War II in Colour (2009– )

65 min | Documentary, War

Recounts the events of world War II in color.

Stars: Robert Powell, Erich von Manstein, Mamoru Shigemitsu

Votes: 3,419

6. World War 1 in Colour (2003– )

372 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary using computer colorized footage from World War I to give the audience the feel of how it really looked back during the war.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Arthur Barraclough, Arthur Halestrap, Harry Patch

Votes: 639

7. The War (2007)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, History, War

A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 4,176

8. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 446

9. 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: 135,550 | Gross: $21.24M

10. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 71,929 | Gross: $24.54M

11. 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: 122,959 | Gross: $119.19M

12. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,827 | Gross: $14.36M

13. Bridegroom (2013)

R | 80 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.

Director: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Cindy Bitney, David Crone, Jessica Mitchell, Lizzy Mohl

Votes: 4,230

14. Encierro 3D: Bull Running in Pamplona (2012)

80 min | Documentary

The Festival of San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain is a deeply rooted week-long celebration of traditional and folklore events. It's most famous event is the Running of the Bulls. Each morning for... See full summary »

Director: Olivier van der Zee | Stars: Jordi Boixaderas, Noel Chandler, Joe Distler, Miguel Angel Eguiluz

Votes: 83

15. The Human Family Tree (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Documentary

On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.

Director: Chad Cohen | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Michelle Dejesus, Michelle DeJesus, George Delis

Votes: 158

16. 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: 5,456 | Gross: $0.49M

17. In Their Own Words (2015– )

TV-PG | Biography

Documenting the lives of three of the most pivotal voices of the 20th century - Muhammad Ali, Jim Henson, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Ganz Cooney, Michael Eisner, Bonnie Erickson

Votes: 23

18. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 17,558 | Gross: $1.34M

19. Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006– )

50 min | Documentary

Describes the western world's most potent religion, Catholicism, and its determination to maintain power at any cost in medieval France, 15th century Spain, Renaissance Italy and even into the 19th century. Historians, experts and Church authorities advise on the handling of this controversial subject matter.

Stars: Colm Feore, Ron Lea, Nicholas Rice, Raoul Bhaneja

Votes: 77

20. Hungry for Change (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

HUNGRY FOR CHANGE exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don't want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out ... See full summary »

Directors: James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch, Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Mike Adams, Nick Bolton, James Caitlin, Kris Carr

Votes: 3,001

22. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 8,215

23. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

Joe Cross examines how to make healthy habits last. Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions to make long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health.

Director: Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Bjarke de Koning, Carrie Diulus, Sheila Kar

Votes: 1,508

24. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 22,615 | Gross: $3.12M

26. Kon-Tiki (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

Director: Thor Heyerdahl | Stars: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland

Votes: 2,168

27. Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Gertrude Hartley, Garson Kanin

Votes: 151

28. Islam: The Untold Story (2012 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

Tom Holland is searching for the birth place of Islam. Needless to say it's not where we usually believe it is.

Stars: Tom Holland, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Guy Stroumsa

Votes: 143

30. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)

Unrated | 77 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

A documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice.

Director: David Thorpe | Stars: David Thorpe, George Takei, Tim Gunn, David Sedaris

Votes: 1,699 | Gross: $0.06M

31. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013–2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Adventure

Anthony Bourdain visits countries, delving into their political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Tom Vitale, David Scott Holloway, Eric Ripert

Votes: 4,011

32. Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (2010– )

Documentary

Charismatic men of action and reclusive eccentrics. Eureka moments and serendipitous strokes of luck. Discoveries born of crisis and insatiable curiosity. The history of scientific progress... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 133

33. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,846 | Gross: $1.51M

34. 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: 29,392

35. Rise of the Continents (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The epic story of how the world's continents were created, featuring Professor Iain Stewart.

Stars: Iain Stewart, Dean Ah Chee, Mike Archer, Pedro Montes Coria

Votes: 415

36. 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, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 152,716

37. Earthflight (2011–2012)

59 min | Documentary

A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese, cranes, albatrosses, eagles and other birds across six continents. Beginning in North ... See full summary »

Star: David Tennant

Votes: 502

38. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,435

40. The Story of the Jews (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The Story of the Jews is a television series, in five parts, presented by British historian Simon Schama. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in September 2013 and in the ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Schama

Votes: 225

41. The Spanish Civil War (1983– )

315 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary series which uses film and eyewitness accounts from both sides of the conflict that divided Spain in the years leading up to World War Two, also placing it in its international context.

Stars: Frank Finlay, Enrique Lister, Ramón Serrano Súñer, Narcís Julián

Votes: 115

42. How to Be a Prince (I) (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

As William will probably be in his fifties by the time he becomes king, part two looks at how best he might occupy his time while he waits for his future job to become vacant. The most ... See full summary »

Director: David Hutt | Stars: Paul Critoph, William Mickleburgh, Nathan Morris, Nathan Morris

Votes: 8

43. King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (2012– )

History

Documentary examining the couple who rescued the monarchy. King George V was an unlikely moderniser but his innovations were key.

Star: Samuel West

Votes: 42

44. Queen Victoria's Children (2013– )
Episode: Princes Will Be Princes (2013)

History

It focuses on Victoria's relationship with her sons and how, after Albert's death, they struggled to live up to his model of purity. It explores Victoria's difficult relationship with her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sanders | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Helen Rappaport, A.N. Wilson, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Votes: 10

45. Queen Victoria's Children (2013– )
Episode: The Best Laid Plans... (2013)

History

Victoria mourns the death of Prince Albert and begins a lifetime of war with her eldest son.

Director: Lucy McDowell | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Miranda Carter, Kathryn Hughes, Helen Rappaport

Votes: 10

46. Queen Victoria's Children (2013– )
Episode: A Domestic Tyrant (2013)

History

It concentrates on Victoria's relationship with her daughters, after Albert's death, Victoria clings to and bullies them and arranged their marriages. In response the princesses fight back,... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Burrell | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Matthew Sweet, Lucinda Hawksley, Jehanne Wake

Votes: 8

47. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

It's the bloody coronation of the Queen!!!

Director: Jamie Muir | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Queen Elizabeth II, Alastair Bruce, Winston Churchill

Votes: 11