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1. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 50,602 | Gross: $1.61M
3. Lektionen in Finsternis (1992)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War
This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.
4. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War
From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »
5. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnes Varda. The aesthetic, political and moral ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,330 | Gross: $0.15M
6. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Crime
Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.
7. The Take (2004)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary
The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.
8. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 7,744 | Gross: $0.19M
30 for 30 (2009– )
The Two Escobars
104 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.
11. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003)
Unrated | 74 min | Documentary
In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made.
13. Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »
15. The House Is Black (1963)
20 min | Documentary, Short
Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness", of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude.
16. Shame (II) (2006)
95 min | Documentary
In modern Pakistan, Ghulam Fareed lives a poor lifestyle in Meerwala along with his daughter, Mukhtaran Mai and son, Shaqoor. Meerwala is a village without any roads, schools, a Police ... See full summary »
17. Anna ot 6 do 18 (1994)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Nikita Mikhalkov documents the history of Russia from 1980 to 1991 by annually asking his daughter Anna such questions as "What do you love the most?", "What scares you the most?",... See full summary »
20. My Perestroika (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Just coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world ... See full summary »
Director: Robin Hessman
Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.24M
21. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)
Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News
Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.
Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $0.05M
22. The Endurance (2000)
G | 97 min | Documentary, History
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,664 | Gross: $2.45M
28. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 TV Movie)
225 min | Documentary
Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.
32. Promises (2001)
106 min | Documentary
Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,457 | Gross: $0.24M
35. The War on Democracy (2007)
96 min | Documentary
Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »
36. The Lives of Mount Druitt Youth (2010)
60 min | Documentary, Drama
Come with Saad as he visits Mount Druitt & interviews the youth of Mount Druitt about everyday issues like crime, drugs, money & shows how its not all bad in Mount Druitt.
37. Forbidden Lie$ (2007)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Drama
A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that "Forbidden Love" author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian.
39. Puskás Hungary (2009)
Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
This is a spectacular, exciting and emotional portrayal of Ferenc Puskas, the kid from Kispest who became the brightest star in the footballing galaxy.
40. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)
Unrated | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,336 | Gross: $0.25M
41. U2's Beautiful Day (2002 Video)
132 min | Documentary, Music
The world's greatest rock band return to Ireland to play a sold out Slane Castle, in a concert that will live long in the memory of everyone there.
42. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle (2003 Video)
102 min | Documentary, Music
Live at Slane Castle is a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert video released in 2003, two years after the release of their last concert DVD, Off the Map. The concert taped was their second show ... See full summary »
43. Presunto culpable (2008)
87 min | Documentary
Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent.
49. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War
A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
50. The World According to Bush (2004 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, War
The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the iraqi quagmire. How a bunch of people influenced by neo-cons hawks took control of the US foreign policy.
51. Memoria del saqueo (2004)
120 min | Documentary
After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »
52. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)
Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short
Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »
54. Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (1995)
88 min | Documentary
Orson Welles' archives of unfinished/never released movies and the last years of his life from the perspective of Oja Kodar (life and artistic partner Of Orson Welles in his last years). ... See full summary »
55. La dignidad de los nadies (2005)
120 min | Documentary
The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest ... See full summary »
58. Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten (2009)
93 min | Documentary
First her father ends up in one of Stalin's prison camps, then young Svetlana herself experiences the German invasion. In order to survive she learns German at home in Kiev. She is good and... See full summary »
Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.01M
60. Unser täglich Brot (2005)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.
62. Foreigners out! Schlingensiefs Container (2002)
90 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection of one of he biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed. Austria 2000... See full summary »
64. Pianomania (2009)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
Pianomania follows Stefan Knüpfer, a piano tuner from Steinway and his famous clients Lang Lang, Brendel, Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as they search for the perfect pitch. Truly an... See full summary »
Votes: 384 | Gross: $0.05M
66. My Winnipeg (2007)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Votes: 4,169 | Gross: $0.16M
69. Global Metal (2008)
93 min | Documentary, Music
A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.
70. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary
A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.
71. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.
74. Hubble 3D (2010)
G | 44 min | Documentary
An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
Votes: 3,754 | Gross: $52.01M
75. Gui tu lie che (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama
A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.
Votes: 3,086 | Gross: $0.29M
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War
The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »
90 min | Documentary
The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.
78. Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2007)
R | 84 min | Documentary, Music, War
In the late summer of 2006, in the middle of the insurgency, filmmakers Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi traveled to Baghdad to meet and interview the only heavy metal band in Iraq, ... See full summary »
79. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 13,068 | Gross: $5.23M
80. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)
108 min | Documentary
You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »
85. Ceský sen (2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
Two students from the Czech Film Academy commission a leading advertising agency to organize a huge campaign for the opening of a new supermarket named Czech Dream. The supermarket however ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,955 | Gross: $0.02M
89. The White Diamond (2004)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »
92. Paragraph 175 (2000)
81 min | Documentary, History, Romance
Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.
Votes: 1,680 | Gross: $0.07M
93. Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
180 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis.
Votes: 1,336 | Gross: $0.45M
95. The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990 Video)
115 min | Documentary, Music
A recording of the 1990 Berlin benefit concert in which Roger Waters leads an all star cast in performing his famous concept album.
96. Rammstein: Lichtspielhaus (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 210 min | Music, Documentary
A collection of Rammstein's music videos, live performances, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and television commercials.
97. Rhythm Is It! (2004)
100 min | Documentary, Music
RHYTHM IS IT! records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into ... See full summary »
98. Die Hyänen vom Mara Fluss (2004 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary
American biologists Chantal and Karen observe and follow the Tarek Clan day and night - the largest pack of spotted hyenas in Kenyas Masai Mara wildlife reserve. The documentary reveals the... See full summary »
99. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)
Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.
Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.03M
100. Todesspiel (1997 TV Movie)
177 min | Documentary, Drama, Thriller
A thrilling documentary with fictional elements based on the true story of the abduction of the president of the employer's association, Hanns-Martin Schleyer, by terrorists in the autumn ... See full summary »