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1. Broadway: The American Musical (2004)

360 min | Documentary, Music

A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 304

2. 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: 13,561 | Gross: $2.33M

3. Mountain (I) (2017)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

An experience about the highest peaks around the world.

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Star: Willem Dafoe

Votes: 3,050 | Gross: $0.24M

4. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 157,244

5. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,455

6. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Henry Ford (2013)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

HENRY FORD paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.

Director: Sarah Colt | Stars: Oliver Platt, Henry Ford, Steven Watts, Douglas Brinkley

Votes: 177

7. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: 1964 (2014)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The pivotal year that essentially ushered in the true 1960s is explored.

Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Oliver Platt, Robert Cohen, Hodding Carter III, Ed King

Votes: 88

8. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Freedom Summer (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

This documentary recalls the confrontational, violent summer of 1964 in Mississippi, when student volunteers from around the country joined with local activists in an effort to register to vote as many African-Americans as possible.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Brian Hopson, Catherine Taormina

Votes: 22

9. A Stitch in Time (2018)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Fashion historian Amber Butchart fuses biography, art and the history of fashion as she explores the lives of historical figures by examining the clothes that they wore.

Stars: Amber Butchart, Ninya Mikhaila, Harriet Waterhouse, Hannah Marples

Votes: 124

10. A House Through Time (2018–2020)

60 min | History

Historian David Olusoga charts 180 years of British history as lived by the successive inhabitants of a single home in a British city - from its construction to the present day.

Stars: David Olusoga, Deborah Sugg Ryan, Gaynor Evans, Wilfred Steele

Votes: 87

11. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 5,659 | Gross: $1.26M

12. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 9,451 | Gross: $14.02M

13. Genius (I) (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Stars: Samantha Colley, Seth Gabel, Antonio Banderas, Clémence Poésy

Votes: 14,942

14. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 19,377 | Gross: $12.32M

15. Always at The Carlyle (2018)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet-set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.

Director: Matthew Miele | Stars: Woody Allen, Herb Alpert, Wes Anderson, Anthony Bourdain

Votes: 323 | Gross: $0.17M

16. The Gospel According to André (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Novack | Stars: André Leon Talley, Bethann Hardison, Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour

Votes: 343 | Gross: $0.40M

17. Sevan the Craftsman (2018)

71 min | Documentary

The story of Sevan Bicakci, an Istanbul Armenian master artist who has drawn inspiration from all of Istanbul's history, and civilizations to produce world-famous jewelry.

Director: Umran Safter

Votes: 37

18. Mythical Beasts (2018– )

Documentary

A series exploring the history, archaeology and truths behind legendary creatures such as vampires, cyclops, sea monsters, and dragons.

Stars: Stefan Ashton Frank, Joy S. Gaylinn Reidenberg

Votes: 34

19. Ugly Delicious (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

Chef David Chang travels around the world tasting food from different cultures.

Stars: David Chang, Peter Meehan, Aziz Ansari, Rene Redzepi

Votes: 2,183

20. 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: 44,161 | Gross: $17.54M

21. Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window (2019)

69 min | Documentary

A broken-hearted filmmaker navigates an unfamiliar city, an international art fair and his personal baggage in this intimate, playful and unexpectedly comedic documentary.

Director: Andrew Hevia

Votes: 22

22. The Proposal (II) (2018)

86 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An artist fights to make the archives of Mexico's most famous architect available to the public.

Director: Jill Magid | Stars: Jill Magid, Federica Zanco

Votes: 73 | Gross: $0.05M

23. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 3,096 | Gross: $4.37M



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