TOP 20 DOCUMENTARIESby jrharshaw | created - 18 Sep 2013 | updated - 26 Feb 2017 | Public
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2. The Institute (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.
4. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
6. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary
A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.
Votes: 2,652 | Gross: $0.03M
7. Pulling John (2009)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary
John Brzenk is troubled by when to call it quits; should he retire when he is on top or wait until someone takes his title. After twenty-five solid years of total world domination, John ... See full summary »
8. What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)
156 min | Documentary, Drama
Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.
Votes: 2,508 | Gross: $0.14M
9. Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take? (2011)
Unrated | 132 min | Documentary
An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every ... See full summary »
10. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
11. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match... See full summary »
12. History of the World in 2 Hours (2011 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, History
A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, ... See full summary »
13. The Unknown Known (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Votes: 3,645 | Gross: $0.28M
15. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
16. The Imposter (2012)
R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.
Votes: 42,607 | Gross: $0.89M
17. Particle Fever (2013)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.
Votes: 6,910 | Gross: $0.87M
18. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,576 | Gross: $0.87M
20. The Short Game (2013)
PG | 99 min | Documentary, Sport
The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.04M
21. Deep Web (2015)
TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary
A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.
22. Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)
350 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »
23. Grizzly Man (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Votes: 48,873 | Gross: $3.17M
24. Undefeated (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport
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.
Votes: 6,483 | Gross: $0.56M