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1. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 12,990 | Gross: $0.81M

2. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 10,486 | Gross: $4.95M

3. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 13,666 | Gross: $0.32M

4. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 51,866 | Gross: $2.06M

5. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan

Votes: 7,929 | Gross: $1.61M

6. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 16,927 | Gross: $0.65M

7. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 38,626 | Gross: $8.41M

8. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,091 | Gross: $0.67M

9. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Votes: 28,125 | Gross: $2.55M

10. Seymour: An Introduction (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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83 Metascore

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Seymour Bernstein, Jiyang Chen, Ethan Hawke, Junko Ichikawa

Votes: 856 | Gross: $0.58M

11. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 44,333 | Gross: $2.80M

12. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,789 | Gross: $0.42M

13. Gui tu lie che (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,055 | Gross: $0.29M

14. The Eagle Huntress (2016)

G | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

7.5
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72 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.

Director: Otto Bell | Stars: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv

Votes: 2,326 | Gross: $3.17M

15. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.7
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95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando

Votes: 9,262 | Gross: $7.12M

16. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.0
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 12,408

17. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt, Owen Suskind

Votes: 4,175 | Gross: $0.24M

18. Raiders (2014)

90 min | Documentary

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Approximately 20,000 Russian houses, businesses and private land have been victims of hostile seizures annually by an organized corporation of criminal bosses, politicians, oligarchs and men of law - the 'Raiders'

Director: Alexander Gentelev

Gross: $0.07M

19. Putin's Games (2013)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Alexander Gentelev

Votes: 154

20. 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: 343

21. 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: 20,861 | Gross: $7.83M

22. 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: 8,643 | Gross: $0.11M

23. The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish... See full summary »

Director: Erik Gandini | Stars: Erik Gandini, Lars Trägårdh, Marie Helena Fjällås, Marta Corradi

Votes: 878

24. The Hard Stop (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

5.9
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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: Marcus Knox Hooke, Kurtis Henville

Votes: 179

25. Notes on Blindness (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Middleton, James Spinney | Stars: John M. Hull, Marilyn Hull, Miranda Beinart-Smith, Eileen Davies

Votes: 1,259

26. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 15,099

27. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Votes: 7,311 | Gross: $2.93M

28. Home (VIII) (2016)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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Thousands of men, women and children struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family leave, on what appears to be a holiday.

Director: Daniel Mulloy | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Tahliya Lowles, Zaki Ramadani

Votes: 278

29. Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History, Music

6.7
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A history and tribute to British Jim Marshall's amplifiers, which since then became the standard of rock'n'roll amplifiers ever since.

Directors: Brian Marshall, David Rust | Stars: Jo Whiley, Phil Wells, Chris George, Mike Doyle

Votes: 38

30. Betting on Zero (2016)

99 min | Documentary

7.2
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72 Metascore

Writer/director Ted Braun follows controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman as he puts a billion dollars on the line in his crusade to expose Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.

Director: Ted Braun | Star: William Ackman

Votes: 2,262

31. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 6,553 | Gross: $0.10M

32. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft, Clive Oppenheimer

Votes: 4,133

33. Mavis! (2015)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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71 Metascore

Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

Director: Jessica Edwards | Stars: Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Adam Ayres, Donny Gerrard

Votes: 239

34. Uncertain (I) (2015)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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89 Metascore

Uncertain is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas, a 94-resident town so tucked away "you've got to be lost to find it".

Directors: Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands

Votes: 182

35. Whose Streets? (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary

4.4
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81 Metascore

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

Directors: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis | Stars: Brittany Ferrell, Bassem Masri, Tef Poe, Kayla Reed

Votes: 660 | Gross: $0.18M

36. Kumaré (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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60 Metascore

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Toby, Greg, Molly

Votes: 4,257 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

7.4
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Mike Tyson's one-man show is a fascinating journey into his storied life and career.

Director: Philip Marcus | Star: Mike Tyson

Votes: 2,376

38. Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously (2016)

Documentary

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Director: Patrick Meaney | Stars: Neil Gaiman, Henry Barajas, Elizabeth Barrial, Karen Berger

Votes: 27

39. In Jackson Heights (2015)

TV-MA | 190 min | Documentary

7.2
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81 Metascore

Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. IN JACKSON HEIGHTS explores the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 45,557 | Gross: $2.96M

41. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.7
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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Alice Bag, Claude Bessy, Black Flag

Votes: 2,562

42. Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.7
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78 Metascore

Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.

Director: Jay Bulger | Stars: Ginger Baker, Femi Kuti, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland

Votes: 2,662 | Gross: $0.11M