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1. ...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

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After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's. In an attempt to be comprehensive, the film ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Franklin Chang-Diaz, Louis Malle, Anastasio Samosa Portocarrero, Derek Walcott

Votes: 310

2. Antonio Gaudí (1984)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.4
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The work of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, as seen by Japanese New Wave director Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Isidro Puig Boada, Antoni Gaudí, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 1,075

3. Bergman Island (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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71 Metascore

All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Nyreröd | Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Erland Josephson, Marie Nyreröd

Votes: 687

4. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 5,005

5. Come on Children (1973)

92 min | Documentary

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Ten teenagers journey down a path to self-discovery as they adjust to life on a farm in this examination of the stress and alienation of adolescence.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Alan Dunikowsky, Ken Gibbs, John Hamilton, Jane Harrison

Votes: 162

6. A Constant Forge (2000)

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.5
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A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work.

Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Seymour Cassel, Carol Kane, Jon Voight, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 353

7. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 15,521 | Gross: $3.17M

8. Dying at Grace (2003)

148 min | Documentary

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Director Allan King documents the final months of five terminally ill cancer patients at the Toronto Grace Health Centre.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Phyllis Bobbitt, Joyce Bone, Norman Collins, Lloyd Greenway

Votes: 296

9. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory

Votes: 11,855

10. Fishing with John (1991)

Not Rated | 152 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

8.2
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Musician John Lurie knows nothing about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from embarking on fishing in exotic locations with friends.

Stars: John Lurie, Willem Dafoe, Nik Tyler, Robb Webb

Votes: 1,149

11. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

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An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Kenneth Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 3,871 | Gross: $0.77M

12. God's Country (1985 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Louis Malle

Votes: 545

13. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 3,922

14. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 4,572 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 21,028 | Gross: $7.83M

16. Humain, trop humain (1974)

75 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary with almost no words following the production of Citroen cars at a plant in Northern France and their later sales.

Directors: Louis Malle, René Vautier

Votes: 210

17. Louie Bluie (1985)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, Jay Lynch

Votes: 585

18. A Married Couple (1969)

97 min | Documentary

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An "actuality drama" about a real-life marriage in crisis, in which the couple attempts to identify and resolve the conflicts and resentments that have driven them to the brink of separation.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Billy Edwards, Antoinette Edwards, Bogart Edwards, Merton

Votes: 400

19. Koko (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: András Muhi | Star: István Kovács

20. My Crasy Life (1992)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

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A probing look at a Samoan street gang in a closed community in Long Beach, California with its own rules, rituals, and language.

Director: Jean-Pierre Gorin

Votes: 122

21. Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (2005)

112 min | Documentary

7.7
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Elderly residents of a Toronto nursing home cope with loss, loneliness and other heartbreaking challenges of growing old, as the home's staff work tirelessly to provide an environment of dignified, compassionate care.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Claire Mandell, Sherry Mandell, Jeff Glickman, Sonny Max Glickman

Votes: 131

22. L'Inde fantôme (1969– )

378 min | Documentary

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Stars: Louis Malle, Thomas Frederick Howard, Ambu, Jyoti Basu

Votes: 353

23. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.6
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,312

24. Poto and Cabengo (1980)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

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Two young twins in the USA have invented their own shared language. Scientists are wanting to study the language but social workers are trying to get the twins to leave their secret ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Gorin | Star: Jean-Pierre Gorin

Votes: 282

25. Vive le tour (1962)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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Chronicals the cyclists of the Tour de France and their daily trails along the race.

Director: Louis Malle | Star: Jean Bobet

Votes: 696

26. Warrendale (1967)

100 min | Documentary

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Chronicles 7-weeks in the lives of 12 emotionally disturbed children and their therapist's experimental method of treatment at the Toronto-area Warrendale facility.

Director: Allan King | Star: Martin Fischer

Votes: 420

27. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 3,858

28. Routine Pleasures (1986)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

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What do a club devoted to model trains and the legendary film critic and painter Manny Farber have in common? These two story lines intersect in an attempt to recreate the past.

Director: Jean-Pierre Gorin

Votes: 161