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1. The Joy of Data (2016 TV Movie)

Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Catherine Gale | Star: Hannah Fry

Votes: 47

2. Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. In this film, Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada's remarkable life. Born in the early 19th century Ada was a countess of the realm, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nat Sharman | Stars: Hannah Fry, Tilly Blyth, Doron Swade, Melina Sydney Padua

Votes: 35

3. The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (1924)

Not Rated | 8 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

A documentary on the Olympic games of ancient Greece, made during the 1924 games.

Director: Jean de Rovera

Votes: 76

4. Voyage in Time (1983 TV Movie)

62 min | Documentary

Like the Russian poet of 'Nostalghia', who, accompanied by his Italian guide and translator, traveled through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer, Andrei ... See full summary »

Directors: Tonino Guerra, Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Tonino Guerra, Andrei Tarkovsky

Votes: 1,352

5. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 18,891 | Gross: $17.96M

6. Hoaxed (2019)

125 min | Documentary

HOAXED is an insider's look at the Fake News phenomenon and the consequences of media misinformation, with interviews from those who have been accused of spreading it themselves.

Directors: Scooter Downey, Jon du Toit | Stars: Mike Cernovich, Scott Adams, Cassie Jaye, Alex Jones

Votes: 529

7. Reversing Roe (2018)

99 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A deep historical look at one of the most controversial issues of our time, highlighting the abortion debate from various points along the ideological spectrum in a winding story of abortion in America.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Donna Howard, John Seago, Brigitte Amiri, Troy Newman

Votes: 752

8. The Gleaners & I (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: François Wertheimer, Agnès Varda, Bodan Litnanski

Votes: 5,259 | Gross: $0.15M

9. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

This documentary explores the depth behind the case of a woman whose vehicle collision killed numerous people, including herself. Was she really the reckless drunk, or the perfect suburban mother?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Jesse Temple, Brad Katinas, Diane Schuler, Jay Schuler

Votes: 3,684

10. American Dharma (2018)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A portrait of controversial political strategist and former Donald Trump advisor, Steve Bannon.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Steve Bannon, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Errol Morris

Votes: 164

11. Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (2018)

115 min | Documentary, Music

64 Metascore

A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS offers an in-depth and intimate portrait of the band's spectacular rise from the backrooms of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums across the planet. At the heart of ... See full summary »

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Guy Berryman, Beyoncé, Jon Buckland, Will Champion

Votes: 2,067

12. The Class of '92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 7,253

13. Islam and the Future of Tolerance (2018)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

After publicly clashing in a debate over the concept of Islamic reform in the Muslim world, prominent atheist philosopher Sam Harris and Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz reconnect in an attempt at civil and honest dialogue.

Directors: Desh Amila, Jay Shapiro | Stars: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz

Votes: 124

14. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 39,118 | Gross: $17.54M

15. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

The definitive portrait of the late English football manager Sir Bobby Robson, one of the game's most inspirational and influential figures, whose legacy lives on far beyond the football field.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Torquil Jones | Stars: José Mourinho, Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne

Votes: 1,743

16. Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

Director: Matt O'Casey | Stars: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Chris Smith, Freddie Mercury

Votes: 1,495

17. Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

90 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 5,621 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Buitenkampers (2013)

89 min | Documentary

Documentary in which a group of Indo-Dutch reflects on the hardships they endured during and after World War II.

Director: Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich

Votes: 36

20. Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary

An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

Director: Perri Peltz

Votes: 422

21. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, Ken Auletta

Votes: 5,305

22. Inside the Mossad (2018)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

Unmasking the human faces behind the secrets of the Israeli Mossad.

Director: Duki Dror | Stars: Yossi Alpher, Ram Ben Barak, Frank Gerrish, William Goldman

Votes: 307

24. My Opposition: The Diaries of Friedrich Kellner (2007 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, War

One man's foresight and opposition to the Nazis destructive forces and years later the trials and tribulations of his Grandson who would rise above his tragic childhood to share his Grandfather's courageous story.

Directors: Fern Levitt, Arnie Zipursky | Stars: Robert Scott Kellner, Christopher Sandy, Jenna Fair, Jesse Aaron

25. Taq Kasra Wonder of Architecture (2018)

30 min | Documentary, Short

"Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture" is the first-ever documentary film on the world's largest brickwork vault. The palace is the symbol of the Persian Empire in the Sasanian era (224-651 AD... See full summary »

Director: Pejman Akbarzadeh | Stars: Ed Keall, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Ute Franke-Vogt, Touraj Daryaee

26. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,586 | Gross: $1.44M

27. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,683

28. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

Chronicling the creation of Game of Thrones (2011)'s final season, its most ambitious and complicated one.

Director: Jeanie Finlay | Stars: Kevin Alexander, Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, Gethin Anthony

Votes: 4,724

29. The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

An affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant and have resided there - semi-officially, for years.

Directors: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris

Votes: 527

30. Building Chernobyl's Mega Tomb (2017)

Documentary

In 1986, in the heart of Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, releasing 400 times more radiation than the Hiroshima Bomb. Hastily, a "sarcophagus" was built to contain the ... See full summary »

Director: Gwyn Williams

Votes: 96

31. Pavarotti (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

66 Metascore

A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Bono, Luciano Pavarotti

Votes: 807 | Gross: $4.60M

33. Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

In 1989, physicist Bob Lazar broke the story of Area 51 and the US government's work on alien spacecrafts. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now.

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: Bob Lazar, George Knapp, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 3,181

34. Silenced (IV) (2016)

93 min | Documentary

Documentary about the state of free speech in the United States of America.

Directors: Loren Feldman, Loren Feldman | Stars: Scott Adams, Scott Barrows, Scott Barrows, Adonis Bravo

Votes: 102

35. Jordan Peterson Was Right (2017 Video)

41 min | Short, News

Lindsay Shepherd at Wilfrid Laurier University secretly recorded her interrogation by faculty, giving us new insight into social justice indoctrination on college campuses.

Stars: Carl Benjamin, Nicholas Christakis, Eric Clanton, Melissa Click

Votes: 81

36. Maelstrom: The Odyssey of 'Waterworld' (2018 Video)

Documentary

A feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Director: Daniel Griffith | Stars: Eric Allard, David M. Bernstein, Jeff Bresin, Kevin Costner

Votes: 13

37. The 24 Hour War (2016)

99 min | Documentary, History

In the early 1960s, Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari went to war on the battlefield of Le Mans. This epic battle saw drivers lose their lives, family dynasties nearly collapse and the development of a new race car that changed racing.

Directors: Nate Adams, Adam Carolla | Stars: Charlie Agapiou, Mario Andretti, A.J. Baime, Bob Bondurant

Votes: 829

38. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

58 Metascore

Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper

Votes: 3,025 | Gross: $0.37M

39. The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

77 Metascore

The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Stephen Chambers, Flea, Gary Fredo, Ron Martinez

Votes: 923

40. Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

Votes: 3,558

41. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History

85 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | Stars: Jiaoming Pang, Brian Stuy, Longlan Stuy, Peng Wang

Votes: 390 | Gross: $0.18M

42. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Votes: 11,222 | Gross: $1.30M

43. The Portraitist (2006)

52 min | Documentary

Wilhelm Brasse talks about his work as a photographer at Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War II.

Director: Irek Dobrowolski | Star: Wilhelm Brasse

Votes: 96

44. One More Time with Feeling (2016)

PG | 113 min | Documentary, Music

92 Metascore

Explores the creative process of Nick Cave and his band as the singer struggles with an unspoken personal tragedy.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, Susie Bick

Votes: 3,859

45. Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer (2019)

97 min | Documentary

The documentary recounts Tarkovsky's life and work, letting the director tell the story himself, as he shares with us his memories, his view of art and his reflections on the destiny of the artist and the meaning of human existence.

Director: Andrey A. Tarkovskiy

Votes: 10

46. Tarkovsky: Time Within Time (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Tarkovsky: Time Within Time explores the acclaimed Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky through his diary to discover the man and the vision to which he aspires. While developing a film ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Letofsky | Stars: Oleg Vidov, Marina Tarkovsky, Tonino Guerra, Andrey Konchalovskiy

Votes: 12

47. The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (2019)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life, but his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend.

Director: Thom Zimny | Star: Johnny Cash

Votes: 23

48. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,382 | Gross: $0.27M

49. The Divided Brain (2019)

78 min | Documentary

A film which explores a radical new idea - is there an imbalance between our brain hemispheres that is affecting how we live in our modern society?

Director: Manfred Becker | Stars: Iain Mcgilchrist, Seana McKenna

50. The Secrets of Frank Herbert's Dune (2000 Video)

80 min | Documentary

7.8