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1. The Coconut Revolution (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade.

Director: Dom Rotheroe | Stars: Joseph Kabui, Francis Ona

Votes: 189

2. Stealing a Nation (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

This tells a story literally 'hidden from history'. In the 1960s and 70s, British governments, conspiring with American officials, tricked into leaving, then expelled the entire population ... See full summary »

Directors: John Pilger, Sean Crotty | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 354

3. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 20,545 | Gross: $1.88M

4. Blind Spot (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Doring | Stars: Richard Heinberg, Lester Brown, Ted Caplow, William R. Catton

Votes: 154

5. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

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.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,349 | Gross: $0.19M

6. La sierra (2005)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A documentary on three young people who live in Medellín, Colombia, an area ruled by a gang with ties to the nation's paramilitary armies.

Directors: Scott Dalton, Margarita Martinez | Stars: Edison Flores, Jesús Martínez, Cielo Muñoz

Votes: 363

7. Everything and Nothing (2011)

60 min | Documentary

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing? In two episodes, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Carlos Frenk, Simon Schaffer, Ian Stewart

Votes: 678

8. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 17,005

9. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)

53 min | Documentary

The documentary, "The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil," was inspired when Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. That year ... See full summary »

Director: Faith Morgan | Stars: Bruce Cromer, Jorge Mario, Rachel Bruhnke, Eugene 'Pat' Murphy

Votes: 247

10. Gulabi Gang (2012)

96 min | Documentary

In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the poorest of the poor, as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.

Director: Nishtha Jain | Stars: Sampat Pal Devi, Ram Dulari, Devrati, Babu

Votes: 206

11. Pandora's Promise (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas

Votes: 1,821 | Gross: $0.07M

12. Print the Legend (2014)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Follows the people racing to bring the hot new 3D printing technology to your home, documenting the "Macintosh Moment" of this revolution and exploring what it takes to live the American Dream.

Directors: Luis Lopez, Clay Tweel | Stars: Chris Anderson, Bruce Bradshaw, Craig Broady, Bill Buel

Votes: 1,875

13. Dirty Money (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

A Netflix Original Series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.

Stars: Matt Taibbi, Alex Gibney, Anabel Hernández, Fahmi Quadir

Votes: 7,944

14. McMillions (2020)

TV-14 | 344 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents involved.

Stars: Chris Graham, Doug Mathews, Amy Murray, Janet Pellicciotti

Votes: 5,817

15. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 17,676

16. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 18,556

17. Rotten (2018–2019)

55 min | Documentary

Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

Stars: Latif Nasser, Casey Cox, Stanley Crawford, Leslie Lopatofsky

Votes: 3,045

18. Out of Shadows (2020)

78 min | Documentary

An exposé on how Hollywood and the mainstream media manipulate the multitudes by spreading propaganda throughout their content.

Director: Mike Smith | Stars: Mike Smith, Kevin M. Shipp, Brad Martin, Liz Crokin

Votes: 1,301

19. 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: 37,214

20. Operation Odessa (2018)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary

In the early 1990s, three friends set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime.

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Juan Almeida, Brent Eaton, Ludwig Fainberg, Kristy Galeota

Votes: 5,130

21. 13th (2016)

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

83 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: 32,201

22. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 28,743

23. Utopia (II) (2013)

112 min | Documentary, History, News

Exploring offenses practiced by popular media, big business, police forces and Governments helping the Australian 225 year campaign of genocide continue against Aboriginal Australians.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: John Pilger, Jon Altman, Pat Anderson, Mal Brough

Votes: 402

24. The Food That Built America (2019– )

TV-PG | Documentary, History

Food will tell the unknown stories of innovation and rivalries behind food industry tycoons Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.

Stars: Campbell Scott, Dan Eberle, Glen Raphael, Steven Thomas Gamble

Votes: 477

25. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 111,405

26. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 33,326

27. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, James Willbanks, Duong Van Mai Elliott

Votes: 20,624

28. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey | Stars: David Attenborough, Max Hughes

Votes: 25,024

29. Scandinavian Star (2020)

58 min | Documentary

The story of the tragedy on board the Scandinavian Star in 1990, is still the biggest unsolved murder mystery in Scandinavia in recent times. 30 years after the disaster, a new Danish documentary series tells the entire story.

Votes: 275

30. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (2021)

TV-MA | 189 min | Documentary, Crime

This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice.

Stars: Gil Carrillo, Frank Salerno, Tony Valdez, Laurel Erickson

Votes: 14,868

31. The Cars That Made America (2017– )

TV-PG | Documentary, History

The history and influence of cars in America.

Stars: Richard Bak, Michael Balzano III, H.W. Brands, Bob Casey

Votes: 199



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