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1. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,972

2. Jammin' the Blues (1944)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

7.9
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Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.

Director: Gjon Mili | Stars: Lester Young, George 'Red' Callender, Harry Edison, Marlowe Morris

Votes: 653

3. The Private Life of a Cat (1947)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Two cats have a litter of 5 kittens and then nurse, teach and play with them.

Directors: Alexander Hammid, Maya Deren

Votes: 645

4. Kon-Tiki (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

Director: Thor Heyerdahl | Stars: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland

Votes: 1,990

5. Day of the Fight (1951)

Approved | 16 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

6.4
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After a short study of boxing's history, narrated by newscaster Douglas Edwards, we follow a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Douglas Edwards, Nat Fleischer, Walter Cartier, Vincent Cartier

Votes: 3,170

6. Flying Padre (1951)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Two days in the life of priest Father Fred Stadtmuller whose New Mexico parish is so large he can only spread goodness and light among his flock with the aid of a monoplane. The priestly ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Fred Stadtmueller, Bob Hite, Pedro

Votes: 2,938

7. The Sound of Miles Davis (1959 TV Movie)

8.3
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Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane

Votes: 61

8. Universe (1960)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A journey through the universe as it would appear to a space traveler beginning at the David Dunlap Observatory on Earth.

Directors: Roman Kroitor, Colin Low | Stars: Donald MacRae, Douglas Rain

Votes: 190

9. The Beatles Come to Town (1963)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.0
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Pathe News technicolor short showing The Beatles in concert at the ABC Cinema in Manchester, Lancashire on 11/20/63. This footage was incorporated into the 1965 Pathe feature "Pop Gear".

Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 38

10. Pink Floyd London '66-'67 (1967)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.1
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Shot by movie maestro Peter Whitehead, this film features rare full length performances from the classic late 60's Pink Floyd line-up at Sound Techniques London & material from the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitehead | Stars: Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters

Votes: 181

11. The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970)

Not Rated | 31 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.7
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A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Lightnin Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb

Votes: 427

12. Rock Masters: Neil Young in Concert (1971– )

39 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A solo performance by Neil Young, recorded and broadcast in February 1971 at the BBC's television studio in the Shepherd's Bush area of London.

Star: Neil Young

Votes: 16

13. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 7,477

14. 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: 11,924

15. The Song Remains the Same (1976)

PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot | Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham

Votes: 6,682

16. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.7
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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,556

17. On Location (1976– )
Episode: George Carlin at USC (1977)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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George Carlin's first ever comedy special, filmed live at the University of Southern California. Here, he talks about monopoly, flying on planes, random thoughts, walking, and other things.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: George Carlin, Shayna Alexander, Brenda Carlin

Votes: 805

18. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

Votes: 1,782

19. On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (1978 TV Special)

81 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials. The show was originally planned as part of a ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: George Carlin, Brenda Carlin

Votes: 1,038

20. Que Viva Mexico (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Western

7.6
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Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Votes: 1,250

21. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 27,246

22. Making 'The Shining' (1980 TV Short)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).

Director: Vivian Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Vivian Kubrick, Terry Needham, Stanley Kubrick

Votes: 1,829

23. Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Errol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe.

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Tom Luddy, Michael Goodwin, Alice Waters

Votes: 1,792

24. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,447

25. 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: 5,045

26. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,639 | Gross: $1.72M

27. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

Votes: 13,204

28. The Dub Room Special! (1984 Video)

92 min | Comedy, Music

8.5
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Directors: Dick Darley, Clark Santee, Frank Zappa | Stars: Frank Zappa, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Chester Thompson

Votes: 163

29. George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert, the ultimate class clown is back at school at UCLA, making ... See full summary »

Director: Steven J. Santos | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 1,405

30. Chronos (1985)

Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary

7.8
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Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 2,681

31. The Doors: Dance on Fire (1985 Video)

51 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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A combination of concert footage, television appearances, record company promo clips and new video footage shows the Doors, a top '60s rock band.

Director: Ray Manzarek | Stars: Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison

Votes: 317

32. Werner Herzog: Filmemacher (1986)

28 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A self portrait documentary by Werner Herzog.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Reinhold Messner, Lotte Eisner, Paul Hittscher

Votes: 242

33. Metallica: Cliff 'Em All! (1987 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Documentary, Music

8.6
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Cliff 'Em All, Metallica's first video, is a tribute to late original bassist Cliff Burton. James Hetfield describes it as "a compilation of bootleg footage shot by sneaky Metallifux, stuff... See full summary »

Directors: Doug Freel, Jean Pellerin | Stars: Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Metallica

Votes: 1,013

34. Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (1987 TV Special)

R | 50 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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Fans old and new have cause for celebration with the release of Sam Kinison: Breaking All The Rules, HBO Special. Along with being voted onto Comedy Central's All-Time Top 20 Stand-Up ... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Sam Kinison, Florence Marie Marney, Denise Gallup, Dian Gallup

Votes: 442

35. George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988 TV Special)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: George Carlin, Robert N. Altman, Lloyd Lindsay Young

Votes: 1,552

36. Guns N Roses: Live at the Ritz (1988 Video)

Documentary, Music

9.0
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Guns N' Roses performs live at the Ritz in New York, NY on February 2nd 1988.

Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin

Votes: 282

37. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 3,956 | Gross: $3.75M

38. The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988–2003)

Documentary, History

8.6
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A detailed examination of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with emphasis on the discrepancies and inconsistencies in the government's official version of events.

Stars: Hilary Minster, Robert J. Groden, Gary Mack, Cyril H. Wecht

Votes: 480

39. Powaqqatsi (1988)

G | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Pope John Paul II, Dan Rather

Votes: 6,683 | Gross: $0.59M

40. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Radio Bikini (1988)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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It starts with a live radio broadcast from the Bikini Atoll a few days before it is annihilated by a nuclear test. Shows great footage from these times and tells the story of the US Navy ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Kilon Bauno, John Smitherman, Warren Austin, Bernard Baruch

Votes: 541

41. Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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Singer Roy Orbison performs with such musicians as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, among others, in a 1940s-type nightclub setting.

Stars: Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello

Votes: 836

42. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 18,233 | Gross: $1.21M

43. Bill Hicks: Sane Man (1989 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Classic stand-up performance recorded in Austin Texas in 1989.

Directors: Kevin Booth, David Johndrow | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 1,837

44. George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1990 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people ... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci

Votes: 1,772

45. The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990 TV Movie)

73 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast. This feature also includes the original screen tests of some of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Werner | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Marlon Brando, James Caan

Votes: 817

46. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 15,548 | Gross: $1.32M

47. Peefeeyatko (1991)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.7
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This Film is an intimate music portrait of American composer Frank Zappa, who lives secluded from the outside world at his home and music studio in Los Angeles, California. For the past ten... See full summary »

Director: Henning Lohner | Stars: Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Matt Groening, Karlheinz Stockhausen

Votes: 41

48. Anima Mundi (1992)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 952

49. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 31,052 | Gross: $1.25M

50. Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Documentary

6.3
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A documentary destined to calmly explain and analyze the facts, myths and rumours about John Kennedy's assassination and the overwhelming use of information in Oliver Stone's epic "JFK" (... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Danny Schechter | Stars: Ike Pappas, Oliver Stone, Tom Wicker, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 326

51. Bill Hicks: Relentless (1992 Video)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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Bill Hicks tells us how he feels about non-smokers, blow-jobs, religion, war and peace, drugs and music.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 1,948

52. The Freddie Mercury Tribute: Concert for AIDS Awareness (1992 TV Movie)

Unrated | 175 min | Documentary, Music

8.9
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A video recording of the benefit concert in memory of the lead singer of Queen.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Freddie Mercury, Queen, David Bowie, Gary Cherone

Votes: 1,270

53. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,620

54. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer (1992)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary

7.7
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Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, loving father--and ruthless killer of over 100 people. You'll meet him in this powerful documentary that features one of the most vivid and ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Ginsberg, Tom Spain | Stars: Richard Kuklinski, Michael Baden, Robert J. Carroll, Lee Grant

Votes: 711

55. Incident at Oglala (1992)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Robert Redford, Norman Zigrossi, Robert Sikma, Darelle 'Dino' Butler

Votes: 949 | Gross: $0.54M

56. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,867

57. The Panama Deception (1992)

91 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities.

Director: Barbara Trent | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Carlos Cantú, Diviana Ingravallo, Abraham Alvarez

Votes: 916 | Gross: $0.31M

58. The Search for Robert Johnson (1992 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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A UK television documentary film about the legendary Delta blues musician Robert Johnson.

Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, John Hammond, Gayle Dean Wardlow

Votes: 128

59. A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (1992 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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This DVD contains many never-seen-before interviews of Metal icons METALLICA, exploring the true lives of these larger-than-life heroes. The footage reveals how the biggest phenomena in the... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubin | Stars: Metallica, Lou Brutus, Christopher Guest, Kirk Hammett

Votes: 1,115

60. Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993 TV Special)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Bill Hicks in the height of his genius. Recorded at the Dominion Theatre in London, Bill Hicks opens our eyes and minds to the hypocrisy and ludicrousness of the world around us.

Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

Votes: 2,490

61. Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! (1994 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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An intimate look into one of the most influencing bands in music. NIRVANA , as they perform in this collage of performances, interviews , and touring.

Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 2,208

62. Evidence (1995)

8 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A haunting look at children watching television.

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 351

63. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Documentary about the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). Features interviews with Welles' and Hearst's co-workers also as a relative complete bio of Hearst.

Directors: Michael Epstein, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Richard Ben Cramer, William Alland, Thomas Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 1,160

64. George Carlin: Back in Town (1996 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 2,466

65. Hype! (1996)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: 7 Year Bitch, Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre, Jeff Ament

Votes: 2,040 | Gross: $0.27M

66. Unplugged (1989– )
Episode: Alice in Chains (1996)

G | 73 min | Documentary, Music

9.1
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Alice in Chains perform an accoustic concert as part of the MTV Unplugged series.

Director: Joe Perota | Stars: Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney, Layne Staley

Votes: 646

67. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: David Bowie (1997)

Documentary, Biography, Music

6.4
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Stars: David Bowie, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 5

68. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Lynyrd Skynyrd (1997)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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Stars: JoJo Billingsley, Allen Collins, Jim Forbes, Cassie Gaines

Votes: 24

69. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,284 | Gross: $2.67M

70. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: The Doors (1997)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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Star: Henry Rollins

71. Korn: Who Then Now? (1997 Video)

42 min | Short, Documentary, Music

7.2
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A video documenting the process of Korn recording their Life is peachy album, complete with videos for Blind, Shoots & Ladders, Clown and Faget.

Director: McG | Stars: Jonathan Davis, Fieldy, David Silveria, Brian 'Head' Welch

Votes: 269

72. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: 1968 (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

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In this installment, the show looks back at the year 1968, which is generally considered the most turbulent year in American history since the Civil War. Among the events covered are the ... See full summary »

Stars: James Brown, David Crosby, Rennie Davis, John Fogerty

73. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Depeche Mode (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Stars: Richard Blade, Vince Clarke, Anton Corbijn, Andrew Fletcher

Votes: 16

74. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Meat Loaf (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Director: Martin R. Smith | Stars: Karla DeVito, Jim Forbes, Meat Loaf, Todd Rundgren

Votes: 14

75. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Metallica (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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Director: Michael McNamara | Stars: Jerry Cantrell, Les Claypool, Jim Forbes, Kirk Hammett

Votes: 51

76. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: R.E.M. (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Ian Copeland, Don Dixon

Votes: 9

77. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart

Votes: 3,347

78. Kurt & Courtney (1998)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

6.2
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, Mari Earle

Votes: 6,176 | Gross: $0.44M

79. Pearl Jam: Single Video Theory (1998 Video)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A documentary on the making of Pearl Jams Album Yield.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Jack Irons, Mike McCready

Votes: 760

80. VH1 Storytellers (1996– )
Episode: Meat Loaf (1998)

100 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Directors: Michael Chloe, Michael Simon | Stars: Meat Loaf, Kasim Sulton, John Miceli, Damon La Scot

Votes: 106

81. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 14,722 | Gross: $1.16M

82. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Alice Cooper (1999)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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Stars: Alice Cooper, Sheryl Cooper, Jim Forbes, Shep Gordon

Votes: 18

83. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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Director: Yann Debonne | Stars: Billy Corgan, Flea, Jim Forbes, John Frusciante

Votes: 30

84. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,255 | Gross: $2.05M

85. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa

Votes: 14,525 | Gross: $7.00M

86. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)

65 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.0
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Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

Votes: 5,744

87. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.

Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

Votes: 3,256

88. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,353 | Gross: $0.31M

89. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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78 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Fred A. Leuchter Jr., Robert Jan Van Pelt, David Irving, Caroline Leuchter

Votes: 5,002 | Gross: $0.50M

90. Austin City Limits (1975– )
Episode: Lynyrd Skynyrd (2000)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Gary Menotti | Star: Lynyrd Skynyrd

91. Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Directors: Evan Bernard, Adam Bernstein, Tamra Davis, Spike Jonze, Ari Marcopoulos, David Perez Shadi, Adam Yauch | Stars: Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mike D, Beastie Boys

Votes: 952

92. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: 1992 (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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It was the year music fans changed the course of the industry. In Seattle, flannel replaced spandex and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was crowned the king of a sound called "grunge." Nirvana and ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Cornell, Jim Forbes, Krist Novoselic, David Wild

Votes: 6

93. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: AC/DC (2000)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.0
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Stars: AC/DC, Glenn A. Baker, Gil Carrillo, Bob Coburn

Votes: 35

94. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Cat Stevens (2000)

Documentary, Biography, Music

6.8
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Stars: Jim Forbes, Cat Stevens

Votes: 9

95. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: The Police (2000)

Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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Votes: 5

96. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Public Enemy (2000)

Documentary, Biography, Music

6.6
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Votes: 5

97. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Run-D.M.C. (2000)

Documentary, Biography, Music

6.0
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Director: Fred Peabody | Stars: Bill Adler, Chuck D, Fred Durst, Jim Forbes

Votes: 8

98. The Coen Brothers (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.1
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A documentary showing the lives of the famous directors Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Including many guests featuring in their films.

Director: Sarah Aspinall | Stars: George Clooney, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Roger Deakins

Votes: 209

99. Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000 TV Special)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt

Votes: 5,902

100. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,150 | Gross: $0.61M