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1. A Century of Science Fiction (1996 Video)

Documentary

Clips from Sci-Fi Films.

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Christopher Lee, Ray Bradbury, Yul Brynner, Kevin Costner

Votes: 82

2. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 1,083

3. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

Votes: 4,321

4. The Last Projectionist (2011)

82 min | Documentary, History, News

When the UK's oldest working cinema opened in 1909, it took five years to train a projectionist - a century later, it takes less than an hour. The Last Projectionist charts the amazing ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Lawes | Stars: John Brockington, Les Castree, Paul Curtin, Phil Fawke

Votes: 49

5. The Rep (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

Follows the first year of business for Alex, Charlie, and Nigel as they try to make their theatre, The Toronto Underground Cinema, a success in the dying world of repertory cinema. The film... See full summary »

Director: Morgan White | Stars: Nigel Agnew, Keith Altomare, Colin Brunton, Noah Cowan

Votes: 33

7. Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

An exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death.

Director: James Toback | Stars: James Toback, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Bérénice Bejo

Votes: 1,712

8. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 13,934

9. Breaking a Monster (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

BREAKING A MONSTER chronicles the break-out year of the band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following 13-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Meyer | Stars: Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins, Alec Atkins, Alan Sacks

Votes: 269 | Gross: $0.00M

10. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.30M

11. From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years! (2016)

152 min | Documentary

How the Commodore Amiga helped influence a generation of Developers to take Video Gaming to a whole new level.

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield | Stars: Shahid Ahmad, Richard Aplin, Brian Bagnall, Kellyn Beeck

Votes: 274

12. From Bedrooms to Billions: The Playstation Revolution (2018)

Documentary

A film that explores the influence of the Sony PlayStation and how it took video game development and the very way we experience games to a whole new level, revolutionising the video games industry forever.

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield

13. We Are X (2016)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary film about the legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN.

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Yoshiki, Hiroshi Morie, Sugizo, Toshimitsu Deyama

Votes: 794 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Pornocracy: The New Sex Multinationals (2017 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary

The wonders of internet has made the shady industry of pornography rich, but is now in death cramps due to the piracy ruining the market, and forcing the participants to perform more extreme sex.

Director: Ovidie | Stars: Alissiya, Leyla Bentho, Grégory Dorcel, Fenella Fox

Votes: 461

15. Celluloid Wizards in the Video Wasteland: The Saga of Empire Pictures

Documentary | Post-production

The official feature-length documentary about the rise and fall of Charles Band's legendary Empire Pictures studio.

Director: Daniel Griffith | Stars: Charles Band, Richard Band, Stuart Gordon, Jeffery Combs

16. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,252 | Gross: $0.10M

17. VHS Massacre (2016)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth Powell, Thomas Edward Seymour | Stars: Mike Aransky, Alan Bagh, Troy Bernier, John Bloom

Votes: 389

18. Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show (2017)

92 min | Documentary

Creators, cast and network executives recount the strange history of the Dana Carvey Show, the irreverent prime time sketch comedy show that aired for eight episodes on ABC, following its star's meteoric run on Saturday Night Live.

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert

Votes: 789

19. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)

99 min | Documentary

Examines the infamous homoerotic subtext and the special place the film holds in the Nightmare franchise as well as the gay film canon. Partly in thanks to evolving social mores, Nightmare ... See full summary »

Directors: Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen | Stars: Mark Patton, Cecil Baldwin, Marshall Bell, David Chaskin

Votes: 52

20. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 7,221 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

Director: Jon Foy | Stars: Justin Duerr, Marc Duerr, Kevin Riley, Abby Miller

Votes: 2,001 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

54 Metascore

Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson.

Directors: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell | Stars: Fenriz, Varg Vikernes, Euronymous, Hellhammer

Votes: 5,023 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010)

75 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

Director: Michael Madsen | Stars: Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $0.06M

24. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 4,148 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 29,879

26. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,427 | Gross: $0.90M

27. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,752

28. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

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: 15,879 | Gross: $1.16M

29. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby

Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Wolfman's Got Nards (2018)

91 min | Documentary, Horror

This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry.

Director: Andre Gower | Stars: Shane Black, Fred Dekker, Seth Green, Adam F. Goldberg

Votes: 66

31. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

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: 48,591 | Gross: $2.80M

32. Treasure Island (2018)

97 min | Documentary

A summer on a leisure island in the Paris region. Land of adventure, drag and transgression for some, place of refuge and escape for others. From its fee-paying beach to its hidden recesses... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Brac

Votes: 86

33. July Tales (2017)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

Paris and its suburbs. Two stories, four girls, four boys, on one summer day that will change their lives forever.

Director: Guillaume Brac | Stars: Hanne Mathisen Haga, Andrea Romano, Sipan Mouradian, Salomé Diénis Meulien

Votes: 69

34. The End of Meat (2017)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary

The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Jason Ball, Gene Baur, Ryan Bethencourt, Jan Bredack

Votes: 233

35. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 48,817 | Gross: $3.17M

36. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 59,152 | Gross: $3.29M

37. 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: 59,259 | Gross: $3.97M

38. The Director and the Jedi (2018)

95 min | Documentary

An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson's process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Ram Bergman, John Boyega, Dave Chapman, Jamie Christopher

Votes: 763

39. 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: 5,494 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 1,769 | Gross: $0.42M

41. Leftover Women (2019)

85 min | Documentary

In China, single women are under immense pressure to marry young or face the stigma that comes with being "leftover." Leftover Women follows three hopeful singles seeking to define love on their own terms.

Directors: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam | Stars: Qiu HauMei, Xu Min, Gai Qi

Votes: 22

42. We Are One (2017)

86 min | Documentary, History, News

In Peace We Trust. This documentary shows us how animal rights and human rights & the environment are all related. And the diverse effects that they have on each other and the planet. We ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Mukherji | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Harold Ramis, Jimmy Carter, Madeline Bernstein

Votes: 13

43. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,049 | Gross: $4.42M

44. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 56,259 | Gross: $1.61M

45. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Buttram

Votes: 135

46. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 85 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: 320 | Gross: $0.18M

47. Friedkin Uncut (2018)

107 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

In this documentary, the hotshot director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, now 83 years old, is interviewed about his career,and a number of his colleagues and admirers weigh in with reminiscences and tributes.

Director: Francesco Zippel | Stars: William Friedkin, Wes Anderson, Dario Argento, Samuel Blumenfeld

Votes: 93

48. Netflix vs. the World

Documentary | Post-production

The story of how a tiny, broke Silicon Valley startup slew giants of the movie rental world, warded off Amazon and forced movie making and distribution into the digital age.

Director: Shawn Cauthen | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kate Mara, Robert Redford, Dascha Polanco

49. Hello I Am David! (2015)

TV-G | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

HELLO I AM DAVID! is a journey into the world of the outstanding pianist David Helfgott whose life inspired the OSCAR-winning film 'Shine'

Director: Cosima Lange | Stars: David Helfgott, Gillian Helfgott, Matthias Foremny, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

Votes: 237

50. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,149

51. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography