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1. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 84,886

2. 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: 157,382

3. Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Horst-Günter Marx, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 4,145

4. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 24,926

5. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Stars: Kevin G. Calkins, Ann Smith

Votes: 18,015

6. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Laura Nirider, Ken Kratz

Votes: 81,160

7. 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: 398

8. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 60,206 | Gross: $3.29M

9. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

The definitive portrait of the late English football manager Sir Bobby Robson, one of the game's most inspirational and influential figures, whose legacy lives on far beyond the football field.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Torquil Jones | Stars: José Mourinho, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Paul Gascoigne

Votes: 1,956

10. Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)

TV-MA | 187 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A group of online justice seekers track down a guy who posted a video of himself killing kittens.

Stars: Deanna Thompson, John Green, Claudette Hamlin, Antonio Paradiso

Votes: 20,986

11. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, History

86 Metascore

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 4,092

12. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

72 Metascore

Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 month, to help stabilize the country against Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 9,059 | Gross: $0.01M

13. I Am a Killer (2018–2020)

TV-MA | 52 min | Documentary, Crime

Follows Death Row inmates, who tell the story of how they ended up there.

Stars: Reece Putinas, David Galea, Deandra Buchanan, Justin Dickens

Votes: 2,189

14. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 136,876 | Gross: $21.24M

15. Gåten Orderud (2018)

Documentary

Documentary series shedding new light on one of the most talked about murder mysteries in Norwegian history.

Stars: Øystein Milli, Tore Kampen, Jørn Sigurd Maurud, Frode Sulland

Votes: 55

16. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Johnny Fancelli, Christina Fancelli, Lorena Lardini

Votes: 22,413 | Gross: $3.82M

17. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 16,841 | Gross: $1.22M

18. The Real Football Factories (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Sport

Based on the Nick Love movie, Danny Dyer explores a social history of hooliganism across the UK over the past half century.

Stars: Danny Dyer, Barrington Patterson, Cass Pennant, Forbes KB

Votes: 636

19. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 98,022 | Gross: $11.53M

20. 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: 49,974 | Gross: $3.17M

21. Trump: An American Dream (2017)

Documentary, Biography

British documentary series exploring the extraordinary journey of Donald Trump through five decades.

Stars: Colin Tierney, Nikki Haskell, Rona Barrett, Wayne Barrett

Votes: 2,344

22. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 124,011 | Gross: $119.19M

23. Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Steve Jordan, Keith Richards, Waddy Wachtel, Tom Waits

Votes: 2,588

24. The Story of Diana (2017 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

She was beloved by millions, but plagued by hidden turmoil. A tale of royalty, resilience and the heavy cost of fame.

Director: Rebecca Gitlitz | Stars: Jess Cagle, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, Rupert Murdoch

Votes: 1,286

25. Becoming Zlatan (2015)

G | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Directors: Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten | Stars: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hasse Borg, Priscilla Salazar-Janssens, Leo Beenhakker

Votes: 2,177

26. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story (2009)

49 min | Documentary

The story of Jaycee Lee Dugard, a girl who was kidnapped outside a school bus stop and found alive eighteen years later.

Director: Nick London | Stars: Caroline Catz, Jaycee Dugard, Nancy Garrido, Philip Garrido

Votes: 424

27. Deep Web (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

Votes: 8,700

28. Why Sharks Attack (2014 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

Shark experts analyze the changing behavior patterns behind rising shark attacks and increasing numbers of predators in waters frequented by humans.

Director: Adam Geiger

Votes: 45

29. 72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America (2017)

Documentary

Powerful cats, indestructible arachnids and flesh-melting pit vipers are just the beginning in this series about Latin America's deadliest creatures.

Stars: Bob Brisbane, Rui Seabra Ferreira Jr., Vidal Haddad Jr., Justin Schmidt

Votes: 285

30. 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: 1,688

31. 72 Dangerous Animals: Australia (2014– )

Documentary

Get an up-close look at Australia's deadliest creatures in this series that features interviews with wildlife experts and survivors of attacks.

Stars: Mitch Ryan, Richard Fitzpatrick, Jamie Seymour, Rick Shine

Votes: 252

32. Line jorda rundt (2015– )

Documentary, Adventure

Travel series with Line Elvsåshagen, who is going to travel around the world. It is up to the followers on social media how the journey goes. Can she get food and accommodation only with the help of the internet?

Star: Line Elvsåshagen

Votes: 8

33. Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry (2009)

R | 81 min | Documentary

50 Metascore

Noted Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco, sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored.

Director: Michael Grecco | Stars: Michael Grecco, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld, Simon Karmarkar

Votes: 974

34. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 47,128

35. Seriemorderen i Orkdal - Historien om Arnfinn Nesset (2020– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

The story about the worst serial killer in Norway, Arnfinn Nesset, which killed off at least 30 patients at the care home he was working at with the poison Curacit. But he was sentenced without any real evidence.

Stars: Asbjørn Hansen, Arnfinn Nesset, Jens Christian Nørve

Votes: 22

36. 22. juli (2020)

Drama

The terror act in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July 2011. This is the story told from the view of journalists, police, medical professionals and civilians.

Stars: Alexandra Gjerpen, Øyvind Brandtzæg, Helga Guren, Marius Lien

Votes: 457



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