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1. To Be and to Have (2002)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family

87 Metascore

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

Votes: 7,739 | Gross: $0.78M

2. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Wim Wenders, Yohji Yamamoto

Votes: 844

3. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft

Votes: 7,160

4. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 7,510 | Gross: $0.20M

5. Objectified (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Andrew Blauvelt, Erwan Bouroullec

Votes: 3,492 | Gross: $0.01M

6. 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.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Jan Gehl, Oscar Niemeyer

Votes: 2,151

7. 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: 30,929

8. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 19,589 | Gross: $1.34M

9. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 13,063 | Gross: $1.51M

10. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000)

288 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer

Votes: 931

11. A Plastic Ocean (2016)

102 min | Documentary

Journalist Craig Leeson teams up with diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans.

Director: Craig Leeson | Stars: David Attenborough, Sylvia Earle, Ben Fogle, Craig Leeson

Votes: 2,405

12. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Bruce Hamilton, Kip Andersen, Al Gore, Heather Cooley

Votes: 20,973

13. 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: 13,280

14. Living on One Dollar (2013)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple | Stars: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Ryan Christoffersen

Votes: 4,670

15. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Biography

86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Directors: Agnès Varda, Laura Obiols | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 3,297 | Gross: $0.24M

17. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 15,128 | Gross: $5.23M

18. Family Romance, LLC (2019)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a young girl.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Ishii Yuichi, Mahiro Tanimoto, Miki Fujimaki, Takashi Nakatani

Votes: 1,772

19. Indianara (2019)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

Indianara fights for the survival of transgender people in Brazil and braces up for one last battle.

Directors: Marcelo Barbosa, Aude Chevalier-Beaumel | Stars: Indianara Siqueira, Wescla Vasconcelos, Biancka Fernandes, Jair Bolsonaro

Votes: 210

20. Varda by Agnès (2019)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

Agnès Varda, photographer, installation artist and pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, is an institution of French cinema. Taking a seat on a theatre stage, she uses photos and film excerpts to provide an insight into her unorthodox oeuvre.

Stars: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès, Nurith Aviv

Votes: 1,673

22. Just Don't Think I'll Scream (2019)

75 min | Documentary

January 2016. The love story that brought me to this village in Alsace where I live ended six months ago. At 45, I am now alone, without a car, a job or any real prospects, surrounded by ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beauvais

Votes: 529

23. Around the World When You Were My Age (2018)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

The portrait of a father as seen through the eyes of his daughter by means of a photo album. A travel diary from the 1970s, starting in Japan and around the world. Father and daughter cross... See full summary »

Director: Aya Koretzky | Stars: Aya Koretzky, Jiro Koretzky, Atsushi Sugita

Votes: 277

25. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography

59 Metascore

Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Bütler | Stars: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alexander Brooks, Robert Delpire, Elliott Erwitt

Votes: 319 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Mur murs (1981)

80 min | Documentary

Agnes Varda's documentary on murals in Los Angeles.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Juliet Berto, Agnès Varda, Judy Baca, Richard Bennett

Votes: 482

27. Bixa Travesty (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo. Her electrifying performances (with plenty of nudity) brazenly take on Brazil's hetero-normative machismo.

Directors: Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla | Stars: Linn da Quebrada, Jup do Bairro, Liniker, As Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira

Votes: 430

28. The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History

81 Metascore

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 12,991

29. Waiting for the Carnival (2019)

86 min | Documentary

A small village in the Brazilian outback is considered the nation's capital of jeans. It's also a microcosm that depicts modern day capitalism and its transgressions.

Directors: Marcelo Gomes, Marcelo Gomez

Votes: 633

30. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 21,609 | Gross: $0.65M

31. Your Turn (2019)

93 min | Documentary

Young Brazilians make history in this radical document. Initially they are fighting for education, then their subversive actions take on a new dimension.

Director: Eliza Capai | Stars: Marcela Jesus, Lucas 'Koka' Penteado, Nayara Souza

Votes: 227

32. Diz a Ela que me Viu Chorar (2019)

85 min | Documentary

Downtown São Paulo, Brazil. An Apartment Building: 7 floors, 28 rooms, 107 residents who all have in common the addiction to crack. Over the course of several months, life in a social ... See full summary »

Director: Maíra Bühler

Votes: 122

33. Silence Is a Falling Body (2017)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

The film follows Agustina as she finds the videotapes that her father Jaime recorded before the accident that took his life. The family secrets surrounding Jaime push Agustina to get ... See full summary »

Director: Agustina Comedi | Stars: Agustina Comedi, Jaime Comedi, Susana Palomas

Votes: 154



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