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1. Inequality for All (2013)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
Votes: 6,285 | Gross: $1.21M
2. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 11,361 | Gross: $4.95M
4. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 22,382 | Gross: $7.83M
R | 117 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.
Votes: 2,102 | Gross: $0.19M
6. Restrepo (2010)
R | 93 min | Documentary, War
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell
Votes: 20,791 | Gross: $1.33M
7. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
R | 91 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.
Votes: 3,985 | Gross: $0.53M
8. Brooklyn Castle (2012)
PG | 101 min | Documentary
Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.
Votes: 869 | Gross: $0.22M
9. Thunder Soul (2010)
PG | 83 min | Documentary, Music
Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.
Votes: 452 | Gross: $0.14M
10. We Cause Scenes (2013)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy
The extraordinary story of a group of twenty-somethings who seized the streets of New York, transforming the meaning of comedy, performance and art through forming 'Improv Everywhere,' a prank collective ten years in the making.
11. The Summit (II) (2012)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure
The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
Votes: 4,175 | Gross: $0.22M
12. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 328,400 | Gross: $75.61M
13. Forks Over Knives (2011)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
14. JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, History
Australian detective Colin McLaren investigates the JFK assassination using ballistics expert Howard Donahue's evidence of a second shooter in Dealey Plaza.
15. 127 Hours (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Votes: 325,653 | Gross: $18.34M
16. The Gatekeepers (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.
Votes: 5,230 | Gross: $2.42M
17. A Band Called Death (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
Votes: 3,301 | Gross: $0.13M
18. In the Beginning There Was Light (2010)
89 min | Documentary
In the Beginning there was Light tells about the phenomenon "light nourishment", the incredible claim that there are individuals who neither eat nor drink.
19. American Movie (1999)
R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy
Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.
Votes: 15,695 | Gross: $1.16M
20. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 77,617 | Gross: $23.81M
22. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011– )
60 min | Documentary
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
157 min | Documentary, History
A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.
26. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
PG | 80 min | Documentary
The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.
Votes: 6,454 | Gross: $0.30M
27. Bill Cunningham: New York (2010)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.
Votes: 4,896 | Gross: $1.51M
29. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »
30. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
31. Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004 Video)
Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary
Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".
33. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.
Votes: 6,708 | Gross: $0.05M
34. Comedian (2002)
R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
Votes: 6,107 | Gross: $2.74M
66 min | Documentary
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »
37. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography
This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
Votes: 4,327 | Gross: $0.20M
38. Darkon (2006)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Fantasy
Skip Lipman, a suburban stay at home dad, embarks on an epic quest to topple a mighty empire in a full-contact Live Action Role Playing Game known as Darkon.
39. David Wants to Fly (2010)
96 min | Documentary
David Sieveking walks on David Lynchs path into the world of transcendental meditation (TM). He comes across the founder of this worldwide movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to whom the Beatles already pilgrimed.
40. The Dhamma Brothers (2008)
76 min | Documentary
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ... See full summary »
Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.03M
42. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »
43. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2010)
Unrated | 108 min | Documentary
For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,038 | Gross: $0.23M
44. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
G | 99 min | Documentary
Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Votes: 16,151 | Gross: $0.94M
46. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 58,897 | Gross: $3.29M
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 21,813 | Gross: $4.20M
50. Garbage Warrior (2007)
86 min | Documentary