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1. No Woman, No Cry (2010)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Pregnancy is a death sentence for more than half a million women every year, but their deaths would be preventable if they could obtain the health care they needed. This documentary focuses on the personal stories behind those statistics.
Director: Christy Turlington
2. King Corn (2007)
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,916 | Gross: $0.08M
4. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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".
Votes: 50,896 | Gross: $2.96M
5. My Kidnapper (2010)
83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
In 2003 Mark Henderson was one of eight backpackers taken hostage in Colombia. One year after his release one of his kidnappers contacted him by email. Now he's going back to meet him and finally close this chapter in his life.
6. Nicky's Family (2011)
96 min | Documentary, History
This docudrama tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 ... See full summary »
7. Nora's Will (2008)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
This story begins when José finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains to José that due to the celebration... See full summary »
8. One Lucky Elephant (2010)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
Ten years in the making, ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT follows the poignant journey of circus producer David Balding as he tries to find a nurturing and permanent home for Flora, the 18-year-old ... See full summary »
9. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
R | 92 min | Documentary
Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.
Votes: 3,195 | Gross: $1.07M
11. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 60,983 | Gross: $3.97M
13. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 98,408 | Gross: $11.53M
14. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 46,227 | Gross: $0.87M
16. The Last Lions (2011)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Family
Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,922 | Gross: $0.64M
17. La maleta mexicana (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History
The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »
18. The Rescuers (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
The film traces the journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who teams up with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian, to travel across 15 ... See full summary »
19. The Woodmans (2010)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography
The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art.
Votes: 571 | Gross: $0.04M
20. They Killed Sister Dorothy (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
Documentary on the killing of 73-year-old Catholic nun and activist Sister Dorothy Stang in February 2005, in the state of Pará (Brazilian rain forest), where she, for 30 years, fought ... See full summary »
21. This Is Not a Film (2011)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Votes: 4,526 | Gross: $0.08M
22. Urbanized (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
23. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 8,125 | Gross: $0.19M
26. Colour Me (2011)
78 min | Documentary, Drama
COLOUR ME is a documentary film that will change the way you think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean into the ethnically explosive city of Brampton, Ontario - where ... See full summary »
27. Detropia (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Votes: 1,504 | Gross: $0.36M
28. Girl Model (2011)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller
A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.
Votes: 2,143 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Born to Be Wild (2011)
G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.
Votes: 2,883 | Gross: $25.89M
31. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Downloaded (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.
Votes: 2,613 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Anita (II) (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History
A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.
36. Harvest of Empire (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History
A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial ... See full summary »
Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.06M
37. Honor Flight (2012)
PG | 82 min | Documentary, History, War
Honor Flight chronicles a community coming together to honor World War II veterans. The film follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local WWII veterans to see the memorials built in their honor.
38. Lord Montagu (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The fascinating inside story of Lord Edward Montagu, one of England's most controversial and iconic aristocrats.
39. McCullin (2012)
91 min | Documentary
To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his ... See full summary »
40. Musicwood (2012)
80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The most famous guitar-makers in the world band together on a journey into one of the most primeval forests on earth. Their struggle is with a Native American logging company, their hope: to save the acoustic guitar.
41. Salma (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Internationally-acclaimed, multiple award winning filmmaker Kim Longinotto (ROUGH AUNTIES, World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary, Sundance, 2009) returns to Sundance 2013 with the World ... See full summary »
Director: Kim Longinotto
42. Vera 68 (2012)
91 min | Documentary
Vera Cáslavská, with her seven gold and four silver Olympic medals, represents the most successful Czechoslovak sportswoman of all time as well as the fourth most successful Olympic sportswoman of the world.
44. The Central Park Five (2012)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History
A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
Votes: 6,572 | Gross: $0.27M
45. The Great Flood (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Music
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 ... See full summary »
Director: Bill Morrison
Votes: 122 | Gross: $0.01M
46. Hot Coffee (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary