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1. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,553 | Gross: $0.47M
2. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 59,918 | Gross: $3.97M
3. Seymour: An Introduction (2014)
PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.
Votes: 938 | Gross: $0.58M
39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Aliza Sommer-Herz, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards.
5. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 11,573 | Gross: $4.95M
6. Let's Get Lost (1988)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »
8. Rabin, the Last Day (2015)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, History
Itzhak Rabin's murder ended all efforts of peace, and with him the whole left wing of Israel died. The movie shows the last of his days as prime minister, and what led to his murder.
Votes: 335 | Gross: $0.03M
9. Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)
93 min | Documentary
Documentary on the life and times of Ken Loach. His politics in British TV and Cinema and the chaos he has caused the establishment for 50 years.
10. I Am JFK Jr. (2016)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
I Am JFK Jr. - A Tribute to a Good Man is an homage to America's fallen prince and the Kennedy legacy. It is the story of a young man destined for greatness, but determined to be good in a ... See full summary »
11. Cameraperson (2016)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.
Votes: 2,014 | Gross: $0.10M
12. Miss Kiet's Children (2016)
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary
Immigrant children have to find their way in a new classroom, with a new teacher and a language they don't understand. An ode to the teacher every child deserves.
Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.01M
13. Notes on Blindness (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary ... See full summary »
American Masters (1985– )
A Conversation with Gregory Peck
TV-14 | 97 min | Documentary, Biography
Famed and beloved actor Gregory Peck candidly delves into conversation and reflection about his on-screen roles and off-screen life.
15. Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (1974)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Music
Directed by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Palmer, "Bird on a Wire" follows Cohen on his 1972 European tour. Long lost 16mm prints were restored for this release, not seen since 1972.
17. White Walls Say Nothing (2017)
70 min | Documentary
In the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, political and social activism converge with street art to create a powerful combination of action, resistance, and beauty in the face of horror and hardship.
82 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Not a great deal of archival material about Wilfrid Israel has survived but, with the aid of photographs, a few documents, eyewitness interviews, and archival material relating to the rise ... See full summary »
Director: Yonatan Nir
20. Get the Picture (2013)
70 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Meet John G Morris, 95, a legend of photojournalism, whose unerring eye for the best shot has moved and changed the world. Morris, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine & New York Times ... See full summary »
21. Letters From Baghdad (2016)
TV-PG | 95 min | Documentary
Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.
Votes: 305 | Gross: $0.36M
22. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)
TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump adviser, Roger Stone, who helped create the real estate mogul's political career.
24. Gatekeeper (2016)
39 min | Documentary, Short
Patrolling a popular tourist destination of steep cliffs that plummet into the Sea of Japan, a retired police officer vigilantly intercepts troubled souls looking to jump, his count of lives saved now over 500.
25. Three Identical Strangers (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.
Votes: 18,377 | Gross: $12.32M
26. Eddie & Edith
Drama | Announced
Eddie and Edith are an old couple that meet in the park. Edith is very sick so Eddie and Edith make the most of there life before it's too late.
96 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy
Together. For a lifetime. Who can manage this? And who still wants this? What seems to be an oddity for us nowadays was the norm for the generation of our grandparents. This generation still experienced it - a traditional wedding night.
32. The Oslo Diaries (2018)
TV-14 | 97 min | Documentary
A group of Israelis and Palestinians come together in Oslo for an unsanctioned peace talks during the 1990s in order to bring peace to the Middle East.
34. The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018)
78 min | Documentary
Seventy years after WWII, Oskar Gröning, one of the last surviving members of the SS, goes on trial as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
38. Chasing Portraits (2018)
78 min | Documentary, History
One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.
Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.00M
39. Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019)
PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.
Votes: 130 | Gross: $0.34M
40. Germans & Jews (2016)
76 min | Documentary
Germany is one of the most democratic societies in the world, and has the fastest growing Jewish community in Europe. This never could have been imagined in 1945. Through personal stories, ... See full summary »
Director: Janina Quint
Votes: 36 | Gross: $0.04M
41. Un beso a esta tierra (1995)
93 min | Documentary
In exploring the history of Jewish immigration to Mexico, A Kiss To This Land presents fragments of memories and oral histories together with vivid depiction of Jews in Mexico in the 1920s and 1930s.
42. Cash & Marry (2009)
76 min | Documentary
Marko and Atanas are two friends whose lives would be sweet as strudel but for an annoying little problem with their papers. They need a European passport and they are prepared to do almost... See full summary »
43. The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm (2018)
TV-PG | 19 min | Documentary, Short
A conversation between a boy and his great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, is woven with historical footage and animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe,... See full summary »