With Motto Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Descending)



1. #Single: Girl behind the camera (2015)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

3.8
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I'm Paula. 35. Argentinean. The last of my single friends from school is getting married. The night of the wedding, I fall asleep. I'm still single and I'm a mess. So I decided to make a ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Schargorodsky

Votes: 5

2. Florence, Arizona (2014)

78 min | Documentary, Western

8.3
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Florence, Arizona is a cowboy town with a prison problem. Founded in 1866, this bastion of the Wild West is home to 8,500 civilians and 17,000 inmates spread over nine prisons. Through an ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea B. Scott

Votes: 6

3. Blackface (2015)

Short

6.0
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Short film "Blackface" looks into Zwarte Piet, a Dutch gift-giving character.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 6

4. Indian Point (2015)

94 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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68 Metascore

INDIAN POINT looks at nuclear power by going inside the core activities at an aging nuclear plant and posing the simple question: is this safe?

Director: Ivy Meeropol

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Take Back the Harbor (2018)

39 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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On New York's Governor's Island, an unprecedented program has an ambitious goal: to restore once-bountiful oysters, and the environmental benefits they bring to New York Harbor. The foot ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 9

6. Humans of New York: The Series (2017– )

Documentary

8.9
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Filmed over four years. Taken from 1200 interviews. New York City, one story at a time.

Votes: 50

7. Socks on Fire (2020)

93 min | Documentary | Completed

A poet composes a cinematic love letter to his grandmother as his homophobic aunt and drag queen uncle wage war over her estate in Hokes Bluff, Alabama.

Director: Bo McGuire | Stars: Michael Patrick Nicholson, Carron Clark, Bo McGuire, Chuck Duck

8. Better This World (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.2
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A pair of childhood friends from Texas who set out to prove themselves.

Directors: Kelly Duane, Katie Galloway | Stars: Scott Crow, Brandon Darby, Matthew Vadum

Votes: 357

9. Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.7
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HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA explores the real and perceived threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in America today through first-hand accounts from those on the front lines of ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Peter Bergen, Kerry Cahill, Robert McBurney, Omer M. Mozaffar

Votes: 181

10. Ringside (2019)

93 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director André Hörmann traces the paths of boxing talents Kenny Jr. and Destyne Jr over an eight year period. Raised on Chicago's notorious South Side, the two friends and rivals begin ... See full summary »

Director: Andre Hörmann | Stars: Kenneth Sims Jr., Destyne Butler Jr., Kenneth Sims Sr., Destyne Butler Sr.

Votes: 17

11. We Are the Giant (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

6.7
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52 Metascore

A documentary that tells the stories of ordinary individuals who are transformed by the critical moral and personal challenges they encounter when standing up for what they believe is right.

Director: Greg Barker | Star: Zainab Alkhawaja

Votes: 127 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Land of the Lost Sidekicks (2016)

6 min | Animation, Short

8.2
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A short, bringing all of the side kick characters in Walt Disney's animated films expressing their importance.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Star: Owen Suskind

Votes: 60

13. The 100 Years Show (2015)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the '40s and '50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday.

Director: Alison Klayman | Star: Carmen Herrera

Votes: 257

14. Our School (2011)

95 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

Three Roma children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradition and bigotry with humor, optimism and sass.

Directors: Mona Nicoara, Miruna Coca-Cozma | Stars: Alin Moldovan, Dana Varga, Beniamin Lingurar, Dan Boga

Votes: 55

15. Solitary (II) (2016)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary

7.2
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See what it's like inside the maximum security prison. Kristi goes inside where no cameras are allowed. Red onion state prison is in southwest Virginia. mountains in all directions.

Director: Kristi Jacobson

Votes: 320

16. Koran by Heart (2011)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary, News

7.2
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A global contest reading of the Quran by young Muslim children that takes place in Cairo, Egypt annually during Ramadan. A coming of age story about Muslim kids in modern times.

Director: Greg Barker

Votes: 280

17. Gideon's Army (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

7.7
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87 Metascore

Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.

Director: Dawn Porter

Votes: 759

18. The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

6.8
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61 Metascore

Comedy troupe The Yes Men stage phony events and press releases in an effort to bring attention to environmental dangers and corporate greed.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix | Stars: Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Benadette Chandia Kodili, Albert Mwesigwa

Votes: 702 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Great Invisible (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary

6.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion as seen through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.

Director: Margaret Brown | Stars: Meccah Boynton-Brown, Doug Brown, Bob Cavnar, Brent Coon

Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Sons of Perdition (2010)

R | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Jennilyn Merten | Stars: Bruce Barlow, Deloy Bateman, Michelle Benward, Kevin Black

Votes: 624

21. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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78 Metascore

Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Stars: Richard Hambleton, Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 117 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)

94 min | Documentary

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A look at the life and work of New York power broker Roy Cohn.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Cindy Adams, Roy M. Cohn, Tony Kushner, Nathan Lane

23. Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (2016)

91 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

A documentary that follows the struggle for exoneration of four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of gang rape against two young girls.

Director: Deborah S. Esquenazi

Votes: 334

24. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,134 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Enlighten Us (2016)

93 min | Documentary

6.2
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ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY is the story of the motivational rock star's meteoric rise, fall and return to the $11 billion self-help industry after his negligent ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Carchman | Star: James Arthur Ray

Votes: 547

26. 1971 (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

7.2
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73 Metascore

The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.

Director: Johanna Hamilton | Stars: Bonnie Raines, John Raines, Bob Williamson, Keith Forsyth

Votes: 820

27. Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden (2013)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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Filled with testimony and recollections from actual C.I.A. agents, this in-depth account reveals the remarkable true story of the pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Nada Bakos, Peter Bergen, Philip Mudd, Jose Rodriguez

Votes: 837

28. The Mole Agent (2020)

84 min | Documentary

8.8
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A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi

Votes: 20

29. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,079 | Gross: $0.23M

30. 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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76 Metascore

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis, Michael David Dunn, Russell Healey

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Chicken People (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

7.0
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81 Metascore

Chicken People is a funny and uplifting look at the world of show chickens and the people who love them. Starting at the largest national poultry competition, likened to the Westminster Dog... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Lucas Haimes

Votes: 601

32. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.1
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73 Metascore

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr., Matt Taibbi

Votes: 2,547 | Gross: $0.10M

33. Art and Craft (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.1
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68 Metascore

When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker | Stars: Mark A. Landis, Lester Sullivan, Irwin Lakov, Matthew Leininger

Votes: 1,399 | Gross: $0.22M

34. The Kill Team (2013)

R | 79 min | Documentary

7.0
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72 Metascore

A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal story: Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Krauss | Stars: Adam Winfield, Christopher Winfield, Emma Winfield, Alaina Winfield

Votes: 1,135

35. The Cleaners (2018)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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70 Metascore

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck | Stars: Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Nicole Wong, Sarah T. Roberts

Votes: 1,341

36. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 3,091 | Gross: $4.02M

37. The Raft (2018)

97 min | Documentary

6.7
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73 Metascore

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Lindeen | Stars: Santiago Genovés, Fe Seymour, Maria Björnstam, Servane Zanotti

Votes: 685 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Sergio (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.7
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A look at the life and work of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and the rescue operation when he was trapped and injured by a bomb explosion at UN headquarters in Baghdad.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Tony Blair, Paul Bremer, Gilda Vieira de Mello, Sérgio Vieira de Mello

Votes: 331

39. The Final Year (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.3
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power, John Kerry, Susan Rice

Votes: 2,375 | Gross: $0.19M

40. Love, Gilda (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa D'Apolito | Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader

Votes: 1,215 | Gross: $0.63M

41. The Velvet Underground (2020)

Documentary | Post-production

A look at how New York artist Lou Reed bonded with a group of musicians to form the influential rock band The Velvet Underground in the 1960s.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Lou Reed, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison

42. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,697 | Gross: $0.89M

43. Take Your Pills (2018)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary

6.4
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54 Metascore

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Brit Britton, Eben Britton, Wendy Brown, Anjan Chatterjee

Votes: 3,932

44. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan

Votes: 9,368 | Gross: $1.61M

45. The Family I Had (2017)

77 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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In The Family I Had, a mother recalls how her brilliant teenage son came to shatter their idyllic family through one horribly violent and shocking act.

Directors: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin | Stars: Ella Bennett, Kyla Bennett, Paris Lee Bennett, Charity Lee

Votes: 551

46. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Walter Suskind

Votes: 5,368 | Gross: $0.24M

47. Humans of New York: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Connection (2017)

Documentary

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48. Humans of New York: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Independence (2017)

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49. Humans of New York: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Forgiveness (2017)

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50. Humans of New York: The Series (2017– )
Episode: Imagination (2017)

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