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1. 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: 49,136 | Gross: $2.80M

2. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 22,432

3. 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: 16,957 | Gross: $0.70M

4. Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World (2018)

88 min | Documentary, News

Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World explores the promise of open source investigation, taking viewers inside the exclusive world of the "citizen investigative journalist" collective known as Bellingcat.

Director: Hans Pool | Stars: Aric Toler, Claire Wardle, Aidan White, Veli-Pekka Kivimäki

Votes: 215

5. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

80 Metascore

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Director: Jennifer Brea | Stars: Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Samuel Bearman

Votes: 2,233 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Occupied Cinema (2018)

87 min | Documentary

Occupied cinema is a film about guerrilla action initiated by young activists taking over privatized cinema Zvezda in Belgrade, Serbia. This activity united various social groups that ... See full summary »

Director: Senka Domanovic | Stars: Marko Aksentijevic, Branko Andric, Luka Bursac, Iva Cukic

Votes: 28

7. My father is my mother's brother (2018)

76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

My father is my mother's brother is a portrait of one family. It moves between the social bottom and the depths of bohemian life. The artist and singer Tolik, his sister Anya and his niece ... See full summary »

Director: Vadym Ilkov | Star: Anatoliy Belov

Votes: 26

8. The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

91 min | Documentary, War

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont | Stars: Oleg Afanasyev, Alexandra Ryabichkina, Jarik

Votes: 341

9. Still Recording (2018)

120 min | Documentary, War

In 2011, twenty-year-old Saeed, an engineering student, left Damascus for Douma (eastern Ghouta) and took part in the Syrian revolution. He will be joined later by his friend Milad, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

Votes: 120

10. Beloved (I) (2018)

66 min | Documentary

This documentary follows the life of an 80-year-old mother named Firouzeh who is fond of her isolated lifestyle in nature with her cows. The film shows her kind and loving character and ... See full summary »

Director: Yaser Talebi

Votes: 38

11. Gift (III) (2018)

90 min | Documentary

Creative essay doc inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic bestseller The Gift. Chronicling gift-based cultures around the world and challenging the logic of global capitalism, the film inspires the question: is life about getting or giving?

Director: Robin McKenna | Stars: Marcus Alfred, Wayne Alfred, Giorgio De Finis, Mingwei Lee

Votes: 43

12. Home Games (2018)

86 min | Documentary

A film about one crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, 20, a young Ukrainian woman, born and raised in the poor left bank suburbs of Kiev, and considered for the Ukranian national ... See full summary »

Director: Alisa Kovalenko

Votes: 24

13. Bridges of Time (2018)

78 min | Documentary

Kristine Briede and Audrius Stonys's meditative documentary essay portrays the less-remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave. With finesse, they push beyond the barriers... See full summary »

Directors: Kristine Briede, Audrius Stonys | Stars: Herz Frank, Uldis Brauns, Ivars Seleckis, Mark-Toomas Soosaar

Votes: 41

14. The Cleaners (2018)

88 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck | Stars: Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Nicole Wong, Sarah T. Roberts

Votes: 1,262

15. Sakawa (2018)

81 min | Documentary

A group of young Ghanaians turn to internet fraud to help them with a desperate situation.

Director: Ben Asamoah | Stars: Ama, One Dollar

Votes: 75

16. The Winter Garden's Tale (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Drama

The narrative of the film is based on the destiny of the floristry pavilion of the former VDNKh and its long-time employee, Valentyna Voronina, who dedicated her life to supporting this ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Mozgovyi | Star: Valentina Voronina

Votes: 9

17. Voices of the Sea (2018)

83 min | Documentary

A young mother yearns to escape the unending hardships of a remote Cuban fishing village in search of a false and potentially fatal American dream.

Director: Kim Hopkins

Votes: 39

18. Now Something Is Slowly Changing (2018)

105 min | Documentary

A bold documentary in a measured style about the modern-day quest for meaning and personal growth.

Director: Menna Laura Meijer

Votes: 92

19. Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018)

98 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

While the yearly crab migration takes place and locals perform rituals for ghosts, a therapist works in Christmas Island's asylum seeker detention center.

Director: Gabrielle Brady | Stars: Arthur Floret, Poh Lin Lee

Votes: 283

20. 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: 29,026

21. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bishop Agapit, Catherine Ashton, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh

Votes: 11,145

22. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

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: Thomas Bach, Scott Brandt, Don Catlin, Sebastian Coe

Votes: 31,236

23. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 56,842 | Gross: $1.61M

24. 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Marli Renfro, Alfred Hitchcock, Tere Carrubba, Alan Barnette

Votes: 2,551 | Gross: $0.04M

25. 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: 10,364

26. The Spy Who Fell to Earth (2019)

94 min | Documentary, Mystery

Ambitious historian unmasks the worlds greatest spy, setting in motion the events leading to his mysterious death.

Director: Tom Meadmore | Stars: Henry Kissinger, Muammar Gaddafi, Leonid Brezhnev, Moshe Dayan

Votes: 621

27. They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Alan Cumming, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Orson Welles

Votes: 3,425

28. Earth: One Amazing Day (2017)

G | 95 min | Documentary, Family

From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber | Stars: Robert Redford, Jackie Chan

Votes: 2,087 | Gross: $0.08M

29. Apollo 11 (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: 12,705 | Gross: $9.04M

30. LA 92 (2017)

R | 114 min | Documentary, History

66 Metascore

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Henry Alfaro, Danny Bakewell, John D. Barnett, Bart Bartholomew

Votes: 2,755

31. City of Joy (2016)

74 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

This film follows the first class of students at a remarkable leadership center in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region often referred to as "the worst place in the world to ... See full summary »

Director: Madeleine Gavin | Stars: Christine Schuler-Deschryver, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Eve Ensler, Jane Mukunilwa

Votes: 332

32. 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: 20,112

33. Infinite Football (2018)

70 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

They talk about the beautiful game, but for Laurentiu Ginghina, it's not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players ... See full summary »

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Laurentiu Ginghina, Corneliu Porumboiu

Votes: 238

34. The Second Game (2014)

97 min | Documentary, History, Sport

Filmmaker Corneliu Porumboiu discusses a snowy soccer match from 1988 with his father, who was the head referee for the game.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Adrian Porumboiu, Corneliu Porumboiu

Votes: 176

35. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Herbert A. Fuchs, Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 6,140

36. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

44 Metascore

A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.

Director: Theo Love | Stars: Bo Butterworth, Bri Bryant, Andy Culpepper, Arthur Dean

Votes: 2,196

37. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,479 | Gross: $2.83M

38. 100 Days of Loneliness (2018)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

An extraordinary and touching tale about a man alone in the nature.

Directors: José Díaz, Gerardo Olivares | Star: José Díaz

Votes: 223

39. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 20,664

40. Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba (2010)

62 min | Documentary, Drama

Carefully shot in black and white, All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence is a meditation on the filming of a strange play: a fascinating monologue by actress, director, performance ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolás Pereda | Star: Jesusa Rodríguez

Votes: 44

41. The Man Behind the Microphone (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

An amazing story of love and family, celebrity and music. A portrait of Hedi Jouini, the godfather of Tunisian music.

Director: Claire Belhassine

Votes: 61

42. Enter the Anime (2019)

58 min | Documentary

It is a documentary aimed at newcomers to anime, and follows anime newbie, Alex Burunova, as she dives into the mysterious world of the genre. The documentary features some of the biggest ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Burunova | Stars: Shinji Aramaki, Kôzô Morishita, Tania Nolan, Yoko Takahashi

Votes: 1,024

43. Braguino (2017)

Not Rated | 49 min | Documentary

In the Siberian forest, away from any civilization, a feud is opposing two families whose houses are separated by a river. In the middle of the river stands an island where the kids of the two families are meeting on their own.

Director: Clément Cogitore

Votes: 268

45. Untouchable (2019)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct.

Director: Ursula Macfarlane | Stars: Erika Rosenbaum, Nannette Klatt, Ken Auletta, Ronan Farrow

Votes: 1,053

46. War Photographer (2001)

96 min | Documentary, War

79 Metascore

Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: James Nachtwey, Christiane Amanpour, Hans-Hermann Klare, Christiane Breustedt

Votes: 3,815

47. Fausto (2018)

70 min | Documentary

On the Oaxacan coast of Mexico, rumblings of previous times are never far from the surface. Tales of shapeshifting, telepathy and dealings with the Devil are embedded in the colonization ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bussmann | Stars: Victor Pueyo, Fernando Renjifo, Ziad Chakaroun, Alberto Núñez

Votes: 144

48. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 59,689 | Gross: $3.97M