Strategically Minded Docs

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1. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

Google's DeepMind has developed a program for playing the 3000 y.o. Go using AI. They test AlphaGo on the European champion, then March 9-15, 2016, on the top player, Lee Sedol, in a best of 5 tournament in Seoul.

Director: Greg Kohs | Stars: Ioannis Antonoglou, Lucas Baker, Nick Bostrom, Yoo Changhyuk

Votes: 4,442

2. Enter the Battlefield: Life on the Magic - The Gathering Pro Tour (2016)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

Magic: The Gathering is the most popular collectible card game in the world. At Magic's Pro Tour, players from around the globe compete to prove who is the best. They are writers, game ... See full summary »

Directors: Nathan Holt, Shawn Kornhauser | Stars: Wil Wheaton, Reid Duke, Owen Turtenwald, William Jensen

Votes: 256

3. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,730 | Gross: $0.01M

4. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,884 | Gross: $0.12M

5. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

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.

Directors: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme | Stars: Roger Stone, Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Jeffrey Toobin

Votes: 6,052

6. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Marc Ghannoum, Joel Benjamin, Michael Greengard, Anatoli Karpov

Votes: 1,256

7. Wordplay (2006)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, Merl Reagle

Votes: 3,551 | Gross: $3.12M

8. Dota: We, the Community (2015)

19 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary film about the history of a computer game that was created as a custom idea by a private individual and turned into a multi million dollar industry.

Director: Moritz Zimmermann | Stars: Gabe Newell, Erik Johnson, Jacob Toft-Andersen, Toby Dawson

Votes: 311

9. Word Wars (2004)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

61 Metascore

A look at the obsessive world of competitive Scrabble.

Directors: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo | Stars: Joe Edley, Matt Graham, Marlon Hill, Joel Sherman

Votes: 1,637 | Gross: $0.06M

10. The Surrounding Game (2018)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »

Directors: Will Lockhart, Cole D. Pruitt | Stars: Allan Abramson, Keith Arnold, Terence Benson, Michael Chen

Votes: 312

11. The Art of the Game (2014)


The Art of the Game documents a cultural shift in the entertainment people enjoy by following a group of college students as they compete for a job in the increasingly influential video ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Davis Walker

Votes: 13

12. WCG Ultimate Gamer (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Die-hard gamers tough it out in a series of contests to decide who is the ultimate gamer

Stars: Joel Gourdin, Hannah Simone, Yazan Ammari, Katherine Gunn

Votes: 177

13. Stranded with a Million Dollars (2017– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

The series drops 10 adventurers on an island with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a million dollars in cash. Those who survive for 40 days filled with gut-wrenching journeys and ... See full summary »

Stars: Cody Dunlap, Alonzo Gordon, Gina Lam, Natalie Paul

Votes: 134

14. Storyville (1997– )
Episode: Leaving the Cult (2010)

Documentary, Biography

This episode is actually a rebroadcast of Sons of Perdition (2010)

Votes: 10

15. Through the Woods (2014)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

In May of 2013, The Okee Dokee Brothers embarked on a month-long trek on the Appalachian Trail. They hiked, camped, met mountain musicians, and wrote the songs that make up their 2nd ... See full summary »

Director: Jed Anderson | Stars: David Holt, Justin Lansing, Elizabeth Laprelle, Joe Mailander

Votes: 21

16. Saddle Up (2016)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

The Okee Dokee Brothers embark on a month-long horsepacking trip along The Great Divide. This movie follows their adventure with interviews, music videos, and other shenanigans set in the American West.

Director: Jed Anderson | Stars: Jed Anderson, Radmilla Cody, Justin Lansing, Joe Mailander

Votes: 6

17. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

64 Metascore

An inside look at Buddhafield, a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 4,696 | Gross: $0.02M

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