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1. 2016: Obama's America (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

28 Metascore

A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Jay Bastian, Joe Biden, Cait Brasel, Gene Burris Jr.

Votes: 10,203 | Gross: $33.45M

2. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,205 | Gross: $1.10M

3. Nitro Circus: The Movie (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

43 Metascore

Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time.

Directors: Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle | Stars: Travis Pastrana, Tommy Passemante, Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey

Votes: 5,818 | Gross: $3.38M

4. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Lorraine Barrett, June Downs

Votes: 12,109 | Gross: $2.40M

5. The Dust Bowl (2012– )

Documentary

A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.

Stars: Dorothy Williamson, Donald Worster, Timothy Egan, Calvin Crabill

Votes: 1,416

6. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

66 Metascore

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Fred Durst, Shepard Fairey

Votes: 2,247

7. The Whale (2011)

G | 85 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

The true story of Luna, a young, wild killer whale who tries to befriend people on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.

Directors: Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit | Star: Ryan Reynolds

Votes: 621

8. Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012)

720 min | Documentary, History

Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Brolin, Richard Machowicz, James Meigs, George Wunderlich

Votes: 1,426

9. Mansome (2012)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary

35 Metascore

A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man?

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Morgan Spurlock, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 2,745 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 59,703 | Gross: $3.97M

11. Somewhere Between (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy".

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton | Stars: Ann Boccuti, Haley Butler, Jenna Cook, Fang Lee

Votes: 403 | Gross: $0.19M

12. Girl Model (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller

68 Metascore

A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin | Stars: Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais, Olivia Arben, Tigran Khachatrian

Votes: 2,135 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,659 | Gross: $4.04M

14. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

71 Metascore

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $0.56M

15. Waiting for Lightning (2012)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

45 Metascore

A documentary on pro skateboarder Danny Way's tough childhood and his contributions to the sport, including footage of his jump over the Great Wall of China.

Director: Jacob Rosenberg | Stars: Danny Way, Rob Dyrdek, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.02M

16. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

PG | 91 min | Fantasy

51 Metascore

A young woman is entranced by an Aerialist. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Erica Linz, Igor Zaripov, Lutz Halbhubner, John Clarke

Votes: 7,686 | Gross: $12.50M

17. Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011)

PG | 82 min | Documentary

37 Metascore

Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, investigates the interconnections between the major issues of the 21st century and her own experience of these issues during a family crisis.

Director: Tiffany Shlain | Stars: Ken Goldberg, Peter Coyote, Leonard Shlain, Tiffany Shlain

Votes: 328 | Gross: $0.01M

18. To the Arctic 3D (2012)

G | 40 min | Documentary

48 Metascore

A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.

Director: Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Meryl Streep, Leanne Allison, Karsten Heuer, Bjorne Kvernmo

Votes: 1,012 | Gross: $14.55M

19. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

This series documents stories of women's contributions to some of the most important moments in the history of America.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Pat Schroeder

Votes: 109

20. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

Votes: 7,256 | Gross: $0.34M

21. Hating Breitbart (2012)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

29 Metascore

One man with a website who forever changed the media paradigm, upending the traditional press and changing the ground rules of political journalism.

Director: Andrew Marcus | Stars: Andrew Breitbart, Orson Bean, Dick Armey, Michele Bachmann

Votes: 434 | Gross: $0.08M

22. Brooklyn Castle (2012)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.

Director: Katie Dellamaggiore | Stars: Je'Daiah Ballantyne, Michelle Ballantyne, Rochelle Ballantyne, Pamela Ballard

Votes: 875 | Gross: $0.22M



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