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1. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

Directors: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno | Stars: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

Votes: 2,832

2. Zanetti Story (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Javier Zanetti is one of the last legends of world football. In 1995, still a boy, leaves his Buenos Aires to go to play in Europe, in Inter Milan. Quickly he became the favorite one of ... See full summary »

Directors: Simone Scafidi, Carlo A. Sigon | Stars: Javier Zanetti, José Mourinho, Lionel Messi, Roberto Baggio

Votes: 209

3. Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story (2018)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Black and White Stripes interweaves a family and their team's inspiring journey to recapture an ever illusive team spirit with key moments from their extraordinary legacy.

Directors: Marco La Villa, Mauro La Villa | Stars: Giovanni Agnelli, Umberto Agnelli, John Elkann, Andrea Agnelli

Votes: 224

4. The Referees (2009)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

How can a few crucial minutes in a football match change the life of an entire family? How do the "men in black" feel when they are attacked by supporters? Kill the Referee unveils the ... See full summary »

Directors: Yves Hinant, Eric Cardot, Delphine Lehericey | Stars: Howard Webb, Manuel Mejuto González, Roberto Rosetti, Michel Platini

Votes: 743

5. The French Revolution (2005 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

Documentary about the bloody beginning, bloodier middle and unceremonious end of the French Revolution, an event that ended in blood the reign of kings in France and laid the foundation for a new - republican - system of government.

Director: Doug Shultz | Stars: Edward Herrmann, George Ivascu, Rodica Lazar, Tomi Cristin

Votes: 266

6. Civilisation (1969– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, History, Music

Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 682

7. 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 »

Director: Dennis Wise | Stars: Eva Braun, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Adolf Galland

Votes: 4,863

8. 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: 1,672

9. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

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 »

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Marc Ghannoum, Joel Benjamin, Michael Greengard, Anatoli Karpov

Votes: 1,252

10. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,566 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

'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 »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,439

12. Album 61 (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

Boris's father has designated his son to become a world champion, He's devoted his life to Boris's talent while obsessively documenting the process. Can any child, given fine Soviet education, become a genius?

Director: Halil Efrat | Stars: Boris Gelfand, Viswanathan Anand, Ilya Smirin, Albert Kapengut

Votes: 41

13. 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: 48,834 | Gross: $3.17M

14. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,269

15. Wild China (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau.

Star: Bernard Hill

Votes: 2,490

16. State of the Planet (2000– )

147 min | Documentary

David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 674

17. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 32,526

18. Extremis (2016)

TV-PG | 24 min | Documentary, Short

Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.

Director: Dan Krauss | Stars: Monica Bhargava, Jessica Zitter

Votes: 1,942

19. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 37,082 | Gross: $72.09M

20. Stranded in Canton (2014)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

Congolese democracy entrepreneur in China.

Directors: Måns Månsson, Hongqi Li | Stars: Wassim Hasbini, Isibango Iko Lebrun, Sylvie N'Dya

Votes: 54

21. The Endurance (2000)

G | 97 min | Documentary, History

85 Metascore

A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale

Votes: 1,750 | Gross: $2.45M

22. The Unforeseen (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and the environment's unexpected response to human interference.

Director: Laura Dunn | Stars: Curtis Peterson, Gary Bradley, Willie Nelson, Ann Richards

Votes: 308

23. Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (2016)

82 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A portrait of the world as lensed through the works of farmer, writer and activist Wendell Berry.

Directors: Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell | Stars: John Berry Jr., Mary Berry, Tanya Berry, Wendell Berry

Votes: 104

24. The Seventh Fire (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

66 Metascore

When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his... See full summary »

Director: Jack Pettibone Riccobono | Stars: Robert Duane Brown, Kevin Fineday Jr., Albino Garcia

Votes: 150 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 666

26. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 53,785 | Gross: $77.44M

27. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 34,225

28. Captive (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

Documentary series that depicts hostage negotiations, the stories are told by the victims themselves.

Stars: Mass Nokhas, Mehdi Aissaoui, Thaer Al-Shayei, Emilio Aniba

Votes: 449

29. The Bad Kids (2016)

101 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

A group of teachers at a Mojave Desert high school take an unconventional approach to improve the lives of their struggling students.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

Votes: 519 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous... See full summary »

Directors: Justin Bare, Matthew Miele | Stars: Harry Benson, Carl Bernstein, Bryant Gumbel, Ralph Lauren

Votes: 317 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Bucharestless (2011)

93 min | Documentary

BUCHARESTLESS is a city-vérité conceptual movie shot in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. With an outside-the-box cinematic perspective, a full-encompassing soundtrack, a sequential ... See full summary »

Director: George Dorobantu

Votes: 19

32. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 10,927 | Gross: $0.59M

33. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,152 | Gross: $5.23M

34. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 16,272 | Gross: $0.94M

35. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Mystery

76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 14,233 | Gross: $0.61M

36. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 15,024 | Gross: $0.22M

37. Racing Extinction (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

81 Metascore

A documentary that follows undercover activists trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Elon Musk, Joel Sartore, Louie Psihoyos, Charles Hambleton

Votes: 7,018

38. 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: 5,233 | Gross: $0.15M

39. Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay (2013)

Documentary, Biography

A documentary drama on the life of Irish-born Eliza Lynch, who became Paraguay's uncrowned queen.

Director: Alan Gilsenan | Stars: Maria Doyle Kennedy, Leryn Franco

Votes: 12

40. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 887

41. The Epic Journey (2015)

100 min | Documentary

Join co-hosts Tim Chey and Anna Sims as they travel around the world uncovering stories of God's miracles in this epic journey to 37 countries. Premiered on Daystar TV - Reaching 55 million homes nationwide.

Director: Timothy A. Chey | Stars: Timothy A. Chey, Anna Sims, John Malcolm, Elwin Ahu

Votes: 612

43. The Lost Aviator (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Set in the Golden Age of Aviation, Andrew Lancaster follows the life and times of his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster. Against his family's wishes, he uncovers a fascinating tale of ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lancaster | Stars: Arron Wayne Cull, Ewen Leslie, Kipan Rothbury, Yael Stone

Votes: 30

44. Gimme the Power (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

A "rockumentary" about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band is born and developed.

Director: Olallo Rubio | Stars: Sergio Arau, Paco Ayala, Randy Ebright, Tito Fuentes

Votes: 612

45. Harvest (1967)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

The American farm and farmer at harvest time, beginning in Texas with the first cutting of winter wheat, and following the season north to the Canadian border.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Star: John Carter

Votes: 12

46. Hillsborough (2016 TV Movie)

121 min | Documentary

Hillsborough is an in-depth, moving account of Britain's worst sporting disaster, in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. Beginning with... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Margaret Aspinall, William Bale, David Duckenfield, Tony Evans

Votes: 374

47. Rosa: These Storms (2015)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Biography