With Cinephil (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary

8.2
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95 Metascore

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Camelia Roiu

Votes: 6,383

2. Gunda (2020)

G | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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90 Metascore

Documentary looks at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken.

Director: Viktor Kosakovskiy | Star: Gunda

Votes: 455

3. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 71,496 | Gross: $4.56M

4. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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91 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 35,634 | Gross: $0.49M

5. Flee (2021)

83 min | Documentary, Animation

8.1
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91 Metascore

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Star: Rashid Aitouganov

Votes: 237

6. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 11,992 | Gross: $0.11M

7. The Silence of Others (2018)

96 min | Documentary

8.0
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73 Metascore

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo | Stars: María Martín, Francisco Franco, Adolf Hitler, José María Galante

Votes: 1,724 | Gross: $0.07M

8. The 50 Year Argument (2014)

97 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | Stars: Barbara Epstein, W.H. Auden, Isaiah Berlin, Stephen Jay Gould

Votes: 611

9. Night Will Fall (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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85 Metascore

Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.

Director: André Singer | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard

Votes: 3,063

10. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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91 Metascore

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.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,450 | Gross: $2.42M

11. iHuman (2019)

99 min | Documentary

6.7
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The documentary follows the booming artificial intelligence industry, what opportunities and challenges it brings and its impact on the global community.

Director: Tonje Hessen Schei | Stars: Max Tegmark, Zeynep Tüfekçi, Elenore Pauwels, Ben Goertzel

Votes: 463

12. Ukraine Is Not a Brothel (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

6.1
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Ukraine's topless feminist sensation Femen has created a media frenzy across Europe, but before they take the world by storm, these bold and beautiful women must confront the dark and perverse forces that power their organisation.

Director: Kitty Green | Stars: Inna Shevchenko, Sasha Shevchenko, Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko

Votes: 371

13. My Rembrandt (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.3
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72 Metascore

This is set in the world of the Old Masters and offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt's paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected plot turns.

Director: Oeke Hoogendijk | Stars: Jan Six, Duke of Buccleuch, Eric de Rothschild, Martin Bilj

Votes: 162

14. Cathedrals of Culture (2014)

165 min | Documentary

6.9
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Six directors tackle the question "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by capturing iconic buildings with narration from the perspective of the buildings.

Directors: Karim Aïnouz, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders | Stars: Meret Becker, Gennadi Vengerov, Benedicte C. Westin, Jonas Salk

Votes: 220

15. The Cleaners (2018)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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70 Metascore

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck | Stars: Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Nicole Wong, Sarah T. Roberts

Votes: 1,543

16. Tempestad (2016)

105 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.

Director: Tatiana Huezo

Votes: 483

17. The Rossellinis (2020)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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This documentary recounts the lives of Roberto Rossellini's children from the perspective of Alessandro Rossellini, the first grandson of the director.

Directors: Alessandro Rossellini, Lorenzo d'Amico de Carvalho | Stars: Katherine Cohen, Caleb Lane, Alessandro Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 44

18. Trembling Before G-d (2001)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

6.9
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66 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski | Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Naomi Mark

Votes: 902 | Gross: $0.62M

19. Down the Deep, Dark Web (2016 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

6.7
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A Gonzo-style exploration that goes beyond everything you thought you knew about the dangers, and promise, of the Darknet. Hackers, Cypherpunks and crypto-anarchists guide us ever deeper ... See full summary »

Directors: Duki Dror, Tzachi Schiff | Star: Yuval Orr

Votes: 131

20. Sweet Mud (2006)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.

Director: Dror Shaul | Stars: Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitz, Shai Avivi, Pini Tavger

Votes: 710

21. Strike a Pose (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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58 Metascore

What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.

Directors: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan | Stars: Madonna, Luis Camacho, Jose Guitierez, Kevin Alexander Stea

Votes: 1,672

22. To Russia with Love (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

6.2
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Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors' was passed in Russia. Gay Olympians were confronted with a tough decision: ... See full summary »

Director: Noam Gonick | Stars: Jane Lynch, Johnny Weir, Ki-moon Ban, Jason Collins

Votes: 282

23. Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Claude Lanzmann discusses the long and difficult process of researching, shooting, editing and presenting his groundbreaking and influential documentary Shoah (1985).

Director: Adam Benzine | Stars: Claude Lanzmann, Marcel Ophüls, Stuart Liebmann, Richard Brody

Votes: 300

24. The Decent One (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A documentary that uses a cache of letters, diaries and documents to reveal the life of SS-leader Heinrich Himmler.

Director: Vanessa Lapa | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Sophie Rois, Antonia Moretti, Lotte Ledl

Votes: 637

25. Shadow Creature (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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Detective Brighton investigates a series of unusually gruesome murders and is soon caught in a web of intrigue involving a mad scientist, a beautiful woman, a power mad politician, and one ... See full summary »

Director: James P. Gribbins | Stars: Shane Minor, Tracy Godard, Dennis Keefe, Anthony Chrysostom

Votes: 97

26. The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

91 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont | Stars: Oleg Afanasyev, Alexandra Ryabichkina, Jarik

Votes: 443

27. Unseen Enemy (2017)

97 min | Documentary

7.3
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Unseen Enemy is a feature-length documentary about the threat of epidemics in the 21st century and what we can do to fight them.

Director: Janet Tobias | Stars: Larry Brilliant, John Connor, Decontee Davis, Veronica Maria Dos Santos

Votes: 251

28. Cocalero (2007)

86 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government's effort (urged by the U.S.) to eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Alex Contreras, Javier Escalas, Álvaro García Linera, Adriana Gil

Votes: 260

29. Someone to Run With (2006)

118 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Oded Davidoff | Stars: Bar Belfer, Yonatan Bar-Or, Yuval Mendelson, Rinat Matatov

Votes: 637

30. The Hard Stop (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

6.2
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80 Metascore

The police killing of Mark Duggan in London, 2011, ignited the worst civil unrest in recent British history and made headlines around the globe.

Directors: George Amponsah, George Amponsah | Stars: Kurtis Henville, Marcus Knox Hooke

Votes: 219

31. Inventing Tomorrow (2018)

87 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

Passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world's environmental threats.

Director: Laura Nix

Votes: 167

32. Vivos (2020)

112 min | Documentary

6.5
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On the night of September 26, 2014, a convoy of students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College was disappeared by a drug cartel-afflicted Guerrero state. Weiwei portrays the human impact in the families by this event.

Director: Weiwei Ai

Votes: 110

33. Distant Constellation (2017)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.

Director: Shevaun Mizrahi | Stars: Ízzet Cemak Alpokay, Roger Dumas, Halit Horoz, Ismail Keles

Votes: 161

34. Made in Auschwitz: The Untold Story of Block 10 (2019)

72 min | Documentary, History, War

6.3
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This chilling documentary uses intimate survivor testimonies, archival footage and legal records to tell the story of the over 400 young women who underwent medical experimentation in ... See full summary »

Directors: Sylvia Nagel, Sonya Winterberg

Votes: 50

35. Watermarks (2004)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.1
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67 Metascore

The story of the Hakoah Vienna Jewish womens swim team of the 1930s, their forced separation, and their reunion decades later.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Hanni Lux, Judith Haspel, Anni Lampl, Elisheva Susz

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.25M

36. Deaf Jam (2011 Video)

70 min | Documentary

7.9
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In Deaf Jam, a Deaf New York City teen is introduced to sign language poetry and boldly enters the spoken word slam scene.

Director: Judy Lieff | Stars: Aneta Brodski, Tahani Salah, Terrylene

Votes: 29

37. Ganavim Ba Hok (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Documentary film from 2010 tries to give a picture of Russian organized crime not only by describing this system, but also by interviewing some of involved persons, a number of which are currently wanted by Interpol.

Director: Alexander Gentelev | Stars: Leonid Bilunov, Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, Vitaly Demochka, Vladimir Ovshinsky

Votes: 389

38. Defamation (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.4
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58 Metascore

Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"

Director: Yoav Shamir | Stars: Yoav Shamir, Abraham Foxman, Bob Wolfson, Notav

Votes: 1,314 | Gross: $0.01M

39. Amazona (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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This is the story of Val and Clare: a mother and a daughter. After the tragic death of her eldest daughter, Val left her kids and family behind and escaped into the Colombian jungle in ... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck | Stars: Valerie Meikle, Diego Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck, Noa Van Hemelryck Weiskopf

Votes: 281

40. War of Lies (2014)

89 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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Who really is the man behind "Curveball" and what decisive role did he play for the War in Iraq?

Director: Matthias Bittner | Star: Rafed Aljanabi

Votes: 45

41. Snow Monkey (2015)

148 min | Documentary

7.7
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Snow Monkey is an epic portrait of daily life in Jalalabad, where art activist Gittoes recruited gangs of war-damaged children to shoot local, Pashto-style films: vibrant, colorful and ... See full summary »

Director: George Gittoes

Votes: 40

42. Silas (2017)

80 min | Documentary

8.2
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Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman profile the life of Liberian activist Silas Siakor, a tireless crusader against illegal logging and a symbol of resistance for a new generation.

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar | Stars: Marlay Siakor, Silas Siakor

Votes: 59

43. Children (2020)

128 min | Documentary

8.1
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The painful personal stories of five Palestinian kids, ages 7-17, open a window into the world of Palestinian minors - trapped within the violence, humiliation, and daily confrontations ... See full summary »

Director: Ada Ushpiz

Votes: 13

44. Freedom for the Wolf (2017)

89 min | Documentary

7.4
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This film is about the world's most radical idea - freedom - and how it is transforming the world. It is about how people all over the globe - from Tunisian rappers to Indian comedians, ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Russell

Votes: 61

45. Precious Life (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.4
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With the help of a prominent Israeli journalist, Precious Life chronicles the struggle of an Israeli pediatrician and a Palestinian mother to get treatment for her baby, who suffers from an... See full summary »

Director: Shlomi Eldar

Votes: 162

46. Nero's Guests (2009)

55 min | Documentary

9.3
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P.Sainath and Bhatia take us into the villages of India, where a quarter million farmers have committed suicide since 1992 due to faulty government, corporate and IMF WB policies and the increasing scale of the sad reality.

Director: Deepa Bhatia

Votes: 105

47. Everybody Flies (2019)

97 min | Documentary

8.7
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Every day, 11 million people fly across the globe, unaware that the air in the cabin may contain dangerous toxins.

Directors: Tristan Loraine, Beth Moran

Votes: 70

48. No. 17 (2003 Video)

TV-14 | 76 min | Documentary

7.9
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In June 2002, a bus on its way from Tel Aviv to Tiberius, was bombed and 17 people were killed. Of the dead, 16 were identified. Number 17 wasn't. The filmmakers document the search to identify the man no one identified as missing.

Director: David Ofek

Votes: 66

49. La bataille de Mossoul (2017 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, War

1.1
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In October of 2016 the battle for Mosul, the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital in northern Iraq, began. With unprecedented access, Bernard-Henri Lévy and his team follow the Kurdish ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard-Henri Lévy

Votes: 428

50. Living Downstream (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.3
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Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary following Sandra during one... See full summary »

Director: Chanda Chevannes | Star: Sandra Steingraber

Votes: 23


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