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1. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 32,673 | Gross: $1.72M

2. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,538 | Gross: $2.67M

3. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 33,830 | Gross: $1.33M

4. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 10,330 | Gross: $1.57M

5. Great Wide Open (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

A series of five short films that celebrate America's National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them.

Director: Jared Leto | Stars: Jason Baldes, Tommy Caldwell, Bob Coronato, Rich Diamond

Votes: 103

6. A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary, Short

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system.

Director: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | Stars: Asad Jamal, Saba

Votes: 1,247

7. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 12,292 | Gross: $1.51M

8. Miracles Out of Nowhere (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Miracles Out of Nowhere tells the improbable story of the band KANSAS and the miraculous ride from their gutted school bus, to signing with music mogul Don Kirshner, to touring with QUEEN, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Randazzo | Stars: Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh

Votes: 129

9. Jaco (2015)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

'JACO' tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught, larger-than-life musician who changed the course of modern music. Never-before-seen archive unveils the story of Jaco's life, his ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Kijak, Paul Marchand | Stars: Alex Acuna, Kenneth Alper, Randy Brecker, Delmar Brown

Votes: 851

10. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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: 44,993 | Gross: $8.41M

11. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 11,954 | Gross: $1.61M

12. Ronaldo (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke

Votes: 13,426

13. 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: 34,958

14. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,850 | Gross: $0.01M

15. 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: 49,160 | Gross: $2.80M

16. Chasing Niagara (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to follow his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare... See full summary »

Director: Rush Sturges | Stars: Tyler Bradt, Evan Garcia, Kyle Hull, Erik Johnson

Votes: 295

17. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Trent Reznor

Votes: 3,720

18. A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (1992 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music

This DVD contains many never-seen-before interviews of Metal icons METALLICA, exploring the true lives of these larger-than-life heroes. The footage reveals how the biggest phenomena in the... See full summary »

Director: Adam Dubin | Stars: Metallica, Lou Brutus, Christopher Guest, Kirk Hammett

Votes: 1,180

19. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 16,591 | Gross: $1.22M

20. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 14,096

21. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime

The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

Votes: 7,498

22. K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Following a group of climbers attempting to climb K2 in 2009, on the 100-year anniversary of its landmark 1909 expedition. Experience the adventure, peril and serenity of a group's attempt to climb the most challenging peak on earth.

Director: Dave Ohlson | Stars: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Simone Leorin, Jake Meyer, Chris Szymiec

Votes: 809 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Life and Times of Don Rosa (2010)

76 min | Documentary

The portrait of the Disney comic artist Don Rosa, a personal look into his life when dealing with depression.

Director: Sebastian S. Cordes

Votes: 23

24. Chronos (1985)

Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary, Short

Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 2,992

25. Genesis: Together and Apart (2014 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks reunite to do a documentary spanning most of the career of Genesis and their solo careers.

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett

Votes: 346

26. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 24,330

27. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,350

28. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 13,226 | Gross: $2.33M

29. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 19,723

30. Indie Game: Life After (2016)

Unrated | 125 min | Documentary

A collection of short documentaries following the people and projects from Indie Game: The Movie in the years following that film's release.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes

Votes: 470

31. The Art of Listening (2016)

Documentary

The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener's ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist's voice.

Directors: Michael Coleman, Emmanuel Moran | Stars: John Luther Adams, Peter Alyea, Beacon, Jason Bentley

Votes: 353

32. Tomorrow (2015)

G | 118 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion, Emmanuel Druon

Votes: 2,905 | Gross: $0.04M

33. A Stranger Among Us: Searching for Nick Drake (1999 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

Documentary about singer songwriter Nick Drake. The film traces his life story through his friends and colleagues vague memories of him, but all they have is an impression of someone they never really new.

Director: Tim Clements

Votes: 36

34. A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

77 Metascore

A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and... See full summary »

Director: Jeroen Berkvens | Stars: Nick Drake, Paul Weller, Gabrielle Drake, Rodney Drake

Votes: 647

35. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,529

36. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 14,224

37. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Anikka Albrite, Veronica Avluv, Eva Berger

Votes: 2,579

38. Monster: The Josef Fritzl Story (2010)

48 min | Documentary, Crime

Interviews with family members, doctors and victims of 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, who held his daughter captive in a basement for 24 years and fathered seven children with her.

Director: David Notman-Watt | Stars: Daisy Beaumont, Josef Fritzl, Elisabeth Fritzl, Rosemarie Fritzl

Votes: 1,679

39. Deep Purple: From Here to InFinite (2017)

90 min | Documentary

Three weeks before the official launch date of the new album "inFinite" of rock legend Deep Purple CineStar presents the accompanying film "From Here To InFinite" on the big screen. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Airey, Robert Ezrin, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Votes: 62

42. History of Iron Maiden: Part 2 (2008)

60 min | Documentary, Music

An extension from the end of the "The Early Days" documentary, this is a look into the bands past from the start of their "Powerslave" album days, and beyond, and the "World Slavery Tour" which followed.

Director: Matthew Amos | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Ross Halfin, Steve Harris, Iron Maiden

Votes: 62

43. The Scrooge Mystery (2018)

116 min | Documentary

A duckumentary about famous Duck artist Don Rosa and the impact of his work in the arts through his worldwide fan base.

Director: Morgann Gicquel | Stars: Tuomas Holopainen, Ari Arnbjörnsson, Don Rosa

Votes: 29

44. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 29,073

45. Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins, is a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Sage Bonnie Humphrey, Steven Kronick, Anthony Robbins, Dawn Watson

Votes: 3,293

46. 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: 40,470 | Gross: $17.54M



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