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1. I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

59 Metascore

A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

Director: Richard Trank | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Simon Wiesenthal, Asher BenNatan, Frederick Forsyth

Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.01M

2. The Long Way Home (1997)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, History, War

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Israel Lau, Livia Shacter, Abraham Klausner

Votes: 646

3. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

43 Metascore

Based on the best- selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Trank | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Robert Cait, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 34

4. The Untold Story of the Sound of Music (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Reporter Diane Sawyer and Julie Andrews visit filming locations from The Sound of Music (1965). Also included is an interview with Christopher Plummer, rare behind-the-scenes and related archival footage.

Director: Rob Vint | Stars: Diane Sawyer, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Carr

Votes: 24

5. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Steve Jobs, Alex Gibney, Steve Wozniak, Michael S. Malone

Votes: 5,673 | Gross: $0.49M

6. India's Daughter (I) (2015)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.

Director: Leslee Udwin | Stars: Asha Devi, Badri Singh, Satendra, Mukesh Singh

Votes: 1,921

7. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 11,281

8. It's Not Over (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

A fresh look on HIV/AIDS through the lens of Millennials. What happened to an 'AIDS free generation'? Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks embarks on a global journey, traveling to South ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Jenks | Stars: Paige Rawl, Lucky Mufundisi, Sarang Bhakre, Andrew Jenks

Votes: 42

9. To Be Takei (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Finding Fela! (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, History

64 Metascore

A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti

Votes: 702

11. Kidnapped for Christ (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, News

A young evangelical filmmaker is granted unprecedented access inside a controversial Christian behavior modification program for teens, where she discovers shocking secrets and young ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Logan | Stars: David Wernsman, Tai Mathieu, Kate Logan, Dan Anderson

Votes: 927

12. Good Ol' Freda (2013)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

60 Metascore

A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.

Director: Ryan White | Stars: Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

Votes: 1,830 | Gross: $0.14M

13. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

Follows the court case of three members of the Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot after their performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,833

14. A Band Called Death (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett | Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney, Robbie Duncan

Votes: 3,449 | Gross: $0.13M

15. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,655 | Gross: $0.13M

16. The Kingsmen (2011)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

A documentary about an autistic rock band called The Kingsmen.

Directors: Matt Britt, Catie Ellwood | Star: Danny Benrey

Votes: 92

17. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,647 | Gross: $0.11M

18. Dark Girls (2011)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke | Stars: Soren Baker, Ronald Boutelle, Joni Bovill, Kirk Bovill

Votes: 488

19. From the Back of the Room (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A documentary chronicling the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk/hardcore.

Director: Amy Oden | Stars: Slade Bellum, Cynthia Connolly, Kathleen Hanna, Kirsten Patches

Votes: 19

20. I Am (2011 Video)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

A documentary on gay and lesbian families living in India.

Director: Sonali Gulati | Star: Sonali Gulati

Votes: 31

21. Hit So Hard (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

52 Metascore

A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction during the band's 1994-1995 world tour and after.

Director: P. David Ebersole | Stars: Patty Schemel, Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf der Maur

Votes: 652 | Gross: $0.03M

22. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole

Votes: 1,768 | Gross: $0.26M

23. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Music

76 Metascore

Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

Director: Michael Rapaport | Stars: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White

Votes: 3,377 | Gross: $1.20M

24. Trail Angels (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

A portrait of unsung heroes who have made it their quest to help the seasonal thru hikers of the Appalachian Trail, a pilgrimage of five million footsteps. Mala, Baltimore Jack, Miss Janet,... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Peddle | Stars: Russell Forsyth, Janet Hensley, Mary Parry, Jack Tarlin

Votes: 12

25. Tupac Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes (2009)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short

Featuring an uncut and never-before-seen interview at the Clinton Correctional Facility, TUPAC SHAKUR UNCENSORED AND UNCUT-THE LOST PRISON TAPES presents a raw look into Tupac's world, as ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Peters

Votes: 23

26. Rough Aunties (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

Fearless, feisty and resolute, the "Rough Aunties" are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Longinotto | Stars: Jackie Branfield, Eureka, Ladyfair, Mildrid

Votes: 124

27. Don't Need You (2005 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a ... See full summary »

Director: Kerri Koch | Stars: Mark Andersen, Dasha Bikceem, Bratmobile, Sharon Cheslow

Votes: 97

28. Kill Your Idols (2004)

75 min | Documentary, Music

52 Metascore

A documentary on thirty years of alternative NYC rock 'n roll.

Director: Scott Crary | Stars: Ron Albertson, Angus Andrew, Tristan Bechet, Hisham Bharoocha

Votes: 533 | Gross: $0.01M

29. My Flesh and Blood (2003)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

Director: Jonathan Karsh | Stars: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom, Joe Tom

Votes: 1,689

30. The Day I Will Never Forget (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

The practice of female genital mutilation is explored through personal stories of Kenyan women.

Director: Kim Longinotto

Votes: 91

31. Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest ... See full summary »

Directors: Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk | Stars: Santino Majok Chuor, Jarrid Geduld, Peter Kon Dut

Votes: 597 | Gross: $0.12M

32. Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak (2020– )

TV-14 | 50 min | Documentary

In this docuseries, meet the heroes on the front lines of the battle against influenza and learn about their efforts to stop the next global outbreak.

Stars: Syra Madad, Jake Glanville, Sarah Ives, Holly Goracke

Votes: 2,267

33. Sex, Explained (2020– )

Documentary

From the biology of attraction to the history of birth control, explore the ins and outs of sex in this entertaining and enlightening series.

Stars: Janelle Monáe, Lisa Diamond, Shareen Joshi, Justin Lehmiller

Votes: 1,679

34. Broken (2019– )

Documentary

Influencer hype and scarcity marketing create conditions where counterfeit makeup thrives, teens become addicting to vaping, disposable furniture kills, and corporations use single use plastics in a 4 part series.

Stars: Jenise Morgan, Bella Carroll, Lexy Lebsack, Janet McGee

Votes: 656

35. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (2019– )

50 min | Documentary, History, War

A series of colorized archive footage of important events during World War II.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Wawro, James Holland, Saul David

Votes: 3,529

36. To Be of Service (2019)

88 min | Documentary

A documentary film about veterans with PTSD who find that, after other treatments fall short, a service dog helps them return to an independent feeling life.

Director: Josh Aronson

Votes: 61

37. Unnatural Selection (2019– )

66 min | Documentary

DNA, the very essence of life, can now be altered. Not only by Harvard geneticists and multi-billion dollar corporations, but also by renegade biohackers working out of their garages.

Stars: David Ishee, Jeffrey Kahn, Jackson Kennedy, Kevin Esvelt

Votes: 1,095

38. Who Killed Malcolm X? (2019–2020)

43 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad begins his own investigation into the perplexing details surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Stars: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, Muhammad A. Aziz, Zak A. Kondo, David Garrow

Votes: 1,115

39. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Crime

68 Metascore

Tracing from his rise in the 1970s to his disgrace in accusations of rape and sexual harassment in more recent years.

Director: Eva Orner | Stars: Larissa Anderson, Francesca Asumah, Sarah Baughn, Bikram Choudhury

Votes: 4,528

40. Louis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family (2019)

59 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux returns to visit the Westboro Baptist Church in the wake of the death of its leader.

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Stars: Steve Drain, Rachel Hockenbarger, Steven Holroyd, Fred Phelps

Votes: 414

41. The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A Chronicled look at the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.

Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 5,041

42. Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge (2019 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux visits specialist psychiatric units which treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness whilst allowing them to live alongside their babies.

Director: Mark Casebow | Stars: Louis Theroux, Trudi Seneviratne, Robin Schacht, Katherine Bundle

Votes: 275

43. Chonda Pierce: Unashamed (2019)

90 min | Documentary

Stand-up comedian Chonda Pierce presents the third in her successful series of feature documentaries.

Director: Rick Altizer | Stars: Paul Aldrich, Jeff Allen, David Benham, Jason Benham

Gross: $0.79M

44. After Maria (2019)

35 min | Documentary, Short

Strong Puerto Rican women forced to flee the island after Hurricane Maria have bonded like family in a FEMA hotel in the Bronx. They seek stability in their new life as forces try to pull them apart.

Director: Nadia Hallgren | Star: Glenda Martes

Votes: 362

45. Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (2019)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

Brené Brown compares courage to vulnerability and gives her audience a call to take chances.

Director: Sandra Restrepo | Star: Brené Brown

Votes: 899

46. The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary