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3. Best Kept Secret (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama
JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism ... See full summary »
4. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Votes: 5,050 | Gross: $0.21M
5. Life (2009)
TV-G | 473 min | Documentary
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »
6. Inside the American Mob (2013– )
TV-14 | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organized crime activities in USA, mainly New York, between the '60's to mid '90's. Well documented with plenty of interviews and original... See full summary »
8. The Source Family (2012)
TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music
A charismatic leader founds a commune in Los Angeles in the early '70s based on natural food, spiritual practices and psychedelic rock. This short-lived era is recreated with archival material and the memories of participants.
National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
World's Most Dangerous Drug
Explorer examines the powerful and highly addictive drug methamphetamine also known as "meth". Correspondent Lisa Ling charts meth's impact in the United States and in the world.
11. All This Mayhem (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History
All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »
13. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 5,428 | Gross: $0.09M
14. Nanking (2007)
R | 88 min | Biography, History, War
Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.
Votes: 3,249 | Gross: $0.16M
15. Alive Inside (2014)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News
Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
Votes: 2,829 | Gross: $0.15M
16. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 31,832 | Gross: $0.49M
17. Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
Votes: 2,562 | Gross: $0.07M
Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
TV-PG | 110 min | Documentary, History, Mystery
Scientists investigate pharaoh Tutankhamun. Was his tomb originally his and why hasn't it been raided like the other pharaoh tombs? Also, how did he die, why was his burial so rushed and why was he erased from history by his successors?
19. Korengal (2014)
R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News
Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.
Votes: 3,367 | Gross: $0.06M
21. Prohibition (2011– )
360 min | Documentary, History
The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.
22. Miss Representation (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
23. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary
Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
25. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News
A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.
Votes: 5,728 | Gross: $0.06M
National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Hitler's G.I. Death Camp
50 min | Documentary, History
The story of 350 American POWs held at a reclusive and secret concentraion camp administered by the Nazi regime.
28. 30 Days (2005–2008)
60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days.
30. Mile... Mile & a Half (2013)
TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the ... See full summary »
32. Ancient X-Files (2010– )
60 min | Documentary, History
International historical documentary series looking at the enigmas behind well known classical and medieval mysteries. (the Minotaur's Labyrinth, the Holy Grail, the Phaistos Disk, The Sudarium of Oviedo)
33. Happy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
34. The Goebbels Experiment (2005)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Through archival footage and dramatic readings of his personal writings, the life of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, is examined.
Votes: 926 | Gross: $0.05M
35. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 14,199 | Gross: $5.23M
36. The Square (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, News
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Votes: 8,135 | Gross: $0.12M
37. Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)
106 min | Documentary, Biography
Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He ... See full summary »
38. In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine (1997)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary
In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine examines the step-by-step process that led the German medical profession down an unethical road to genocide.
39. 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.
43. Life in a Day (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.
Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym
Votes: 14,437 | Gross: $0.25M
44. Egypt (2005– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History
Dramatization of the great discoveries of ancient Egypt, from the exploration of tombs in the early 1800s, to the unraveling of the Rosetta Stone to translate the ancient language on the tombs, to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
45. Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014)
PG | 91 min | Documentary
A 3D documentary chronicling filmmaker James Cameron's diving expeditions in his Deepsea Challenger submersible.
Votes: 1,484 | Gross: $0.15M
47. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.
Votes: 772 | Gross: $0.50M