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1. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke | Star: Patrick Disanto

Votes: 37,202 | Gross: $1.33M

2. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 34,235 | Gross: $2.67M

3. Rimbaud (2014)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Arthur Rimbaud's adventures are still the greatest mysteries of the history of literature. This film - which was written by three Hungarian poet -, attempts to reconstruct the journeys of ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Lichter | Stars: Trivera Csányi, Kristóf Kovács, Lotfi Melek

Votes: 9

4. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 16,590 | Gross: $3.41M

5. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, History

82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 15,321 | Gross: $0.27M

6. Farm to Fridge (2011 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

Narrated by Academy Award nominee James Cromwell, this powerful film takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nations largest industrial poultry, pig, ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Iovino | Star: James Cromwell

Votes: 111

7. The Legacy of Menla (2016)

64 min | Documentary

The Legacy of Menla is a fresh portrayal of cancer, from the perspective of Tibetan Medicine.

Director: Adam Miklos

Votes: 10

8. Pretty Girls (1987)

90 min | Documentary

About the first Hungarian Beauty Contest in 1985, that led to a tragic end.

Directors: András Dér, László Hartai | Stars: Imre Antal, Bela Ernyey, Zita Kalmár, Tibor Keresztes

Votes: 47

11. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 53,643 | Gross: $2.96M

13. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 27,180

14. Black Train (1971)

40 min | Documentary, Short

This shocking black and white documentary shows the lives of Szabolcs county (Northeast Hungary) commuters who traveled 200-300 kilometers from their villages to Budapest (the capital of Hungary) every week by train in the communist era.

Director: Pál Schiffer

Votes: 50

16. Piedone nyomában (2018)

65 min | Documentary

Documentary about the adventurous life of Carlo Pedersoli, better known as Bud Spencer. Family, old acting partners and Spencer himself talk about the amazing events they went through.

Director: Levente Király | Stars: Bud Spencer, Sal Borgese, Guido De Angelis, Maurizio De Angelis

Votes: 58

17. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 58,130 | Gross: $17.54M

18. Black Sheep (II) (2018)

26 min | Documentary, Short

After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.

Director: Ed Perkins | Stars: Kai Francis Lewis, Nikisha Lewis, Larry Olubamiwo, Cornelius Walker

Votes: 1,337

20. Rural Hungary (1939)

Passed | 9 min | Documentary, Short

A visit to the rural agricultural areas of Hungary where the people lead very traditional lifestyles.

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 60

21. Beautiful Budapest (1938)

9 min | Documentary, Short

This entry in James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks series looks at Budapest, the capital of Hungary, before World War II.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 98

22. Jumping the Blanket (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Outdoors, with a nondescript building in the background, four men stand, each holding the corner of a blanket stretched parallel to the ground. They wear the clothes of laborers. By the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 879

23. Cordeliers' Square in Lyon (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A stationary camera looks across the boulevard at a diagonal toward one corner of Lyon's Cordeliers' Square. It's a long shot, with a great deal of depth of focus. We can see the sky and ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 979

24. The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Two men play cards, as a third watches and a waiter brings drinks. The third man pours drinks as the waiter laughs.

Director: Louis Lumière | Stars: Antoine Féraud, Antoine Lumière, Félicien Trewey, Alphonse Winckler

Votes: 1,367

25. Blacksmith Scene (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Two blacksmiths work while the vapors rise in the air. Later, another man arrives and offers a drink.

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 940

26. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 8,754 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Mel Gibson Goes Back to School (1991 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

Mel Gibson teaches Hamlet to a group of high school drama students.

Director: Mel Gibson | Star: Mel Gibson

Votes: 81

28. Granny Project (2017)

89 min | Documentary

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past - a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Germany and Hungary.

Director: Bálint Révész

Votes: 186

29. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière | Stars: Madeleine Koehler, Marcel Koehler, Mrs. Auguste Lumiere, Jeanne-Joséphine Lumière

Votes: 11,001

30. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

TV-G | 1 min | Documentary, Short

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner

Votes: 2,631

32. Cséplö Gyuri (1978)

103 min | Drama

A Hungarian gypsy goes to the city to find work in order to escape poverty.

Director: Pál Schiffer | Stars: György Cséplö, Györgyné Cséplö, István Cséplö, István Sárközi

Votes: 119

33. One Strange Rock (2018– )

TV-PG | 47 min | Documentary

The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through a unique perspective.

Stars: Will Smith, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Mae C. Jemison

Votes: 7,168

35. Volt egyszer egy téka (2018)

90 min | Documentary

A tearful but happy commemoration about the golden age of videotheques and the VHS format. The basis of the story is the closing of the Corvin theque after 22 years.

Director: Csizmazia Gábor | Stars: Attila Gigor, Csizmazia Gábor, András Hajós, Miklós Horváth

Votes: 242

36. Nicht nachmachen! (2012– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

Two men do dangerous experiments with everyday household objects.

Stars: Wigald Boning, Bernhard Hoëcker

Votes: 191

37. Beautiful People (1974)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Documentary

Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Director: Jamie Uys | Star: Paddy O'Byrne

Votes: 3,722

38. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Making 'the Shining' (1980)

35 min | Documentary

A look behind the scenes during the making of The Shining (1980).

Director: Vivian Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Vivian Kubrick, Terry Needham, Stanley Kubrick

Votes: 2,265

39. The Godfather on the Red Carpet (2008 Video)

4 min | Short

It solicits the opinions of folks on the Cloverfield entrance line and various actors on their thoughts about the Godfather films.

Votes: 9

40. Emulsional Rescue: Revealing 'the Godfather' (2008 Video)

19 min | Short

We hear from Coppola, Spielberg, director of photography Gordon Willis, consulting restoration cinematographer Allen Daviau, film archivist Robert A. Harris, Paramount Post Production ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Cohen, Francis Ford Coppola, Allen Daviau, Christopher Gillaspie

Votes: 26

41. The Godfather: When the Shooting Stopped (2008 Video)

14 min | Short

It involves George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Walter Murch, George Spielberg, and co-editor Richard Marks as they examines editing, score and audio, story issues for Part II, and a few related subjects.

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Richard Marks, Walter Murch

Votes: 21

42. The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't (2008 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

On the 35th anniversary of the release of the landmark film "The Godfather," (March 15, 1972) we look back at the time and place of the film's conception and shooting. Forces in the film ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Aubry | Stars: Walter Murch, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bart

Votes: 86

44. Storyboards: The Godfather Part III (2001 Video)

4 min | Short

The boards from The Godfather Part III used more of an animatic format; a narrator described the filmed action, and some others acted out the parts during this piece. It's an interesting ... See full summary »

Votes: 9