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1. The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman, Tony Porter

Votes: 2,212

2. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,600 | Gross: $0.01M

3. A Lego Brickumentary (2014)

G | 93 min | Documentary

51 Metascore

A look at the global culture and appeal of the LEGO building-block toys.

Directors: Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard, Bryan Bonahoom, Alice Finch

Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Are All Men Pedophiles? (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History

What is the difference between us and pedophiles?

Director: Jan-Willem Breure | Stars: Jan-Willem Breure, Dick Swaab, Corine de Ruiter, Savannah van Zweeden

Votes: 2,455

5. American Circumcision (2017)

TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary

American Circumcision is about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.

Director: Brendon Marotta | Stars: Georgeanne Chapin, Jonathon Conte, Dean Edell, Andrew Freedman

Votes: 486

6. Catching the Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Drama, History

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?

Director: Shalini Kantayya

Votes: 536

7. Particle Fever (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Sherwood Boehlert, Joel Hefley

Votes: 6,988 | Gross: $0.87M

8. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carlos Alazraqui, Jack Angel

Votes: 2,444

9. The Other F Word (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads? With a large chorus of Punk Rock's leading men - Blink-182's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins | Stars: Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Tony Cadena, Rob Chaos

Votes: 1,796 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

Denise Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon

Votes: 4,678 | Gross: $0.32M

12. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

Directors: Constance Marks, Philip Shane | Stars: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta

Votes: 6,552 | Gross: $0.30M

13. House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

What is HIV? What is AIDS? What is being done to cure it? These questions sent Canadian filmmaker Brent Leung on a worldwide journey, from the highest echelons of the medical research ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Leung | Stars: Luc Montagnier, Francois Barre-Sinnousi, Anthony Fauci, Kenneth Cole

Votes: 540

14. A Brony Tale (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

As voice actor Ashleigh Ball prepares to visit Bronycon, the unusual fandom of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) is explored.

Director: Brent Hodge | Stars: Ashleigh Ball, David Beckingham, Mike Bernstein, Phoe Of Equestria Daily

Votes: 708

15. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 9,379

16. 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: 59,977 | Gross: $3.29M

17. Saving Banksy (2017)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of... See full summary »

Director: Colin M. Day | Stars: Ben Eine, Glen E. Friedman, Kelly 'Risk' Graval, Doze Green

Votes: 984 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 3,328

19. Tapped (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindsey | Stars: Sally Bethea, Earl Blumenauer, Amanda Brown, Eugene Brown

Votes: 1,224

20. I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store (2008)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade. Many sources all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Toller | Stars: Glenn Branca, Pat Carney, Noam Chomsky, Chris Frantz

Votes: 446

21. Hype! (1996)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History, Music

Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: 7 Year Bitch, Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre, Jeff Ament

Votes: 2,203 | Gross: $0.27M

22. American Hardcore (2006)

R | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

69 Metascore

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director: Paul Rachman | Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, James Drescher, Lucky Lehrer

Votes: 3,167 | Gross: $0.28M

23. The Beginning of Life (2016)

G | 120 min | Documentary, Family

Discoveries in neuroscience can help us understand childhood development. When a person is born, it is more than just a genetic load. We are formed by our relationship with everything ... See full summary »

Director: Estela Renner | Star: Laura Schichvarger

Votes: 768

24. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

60 Metascore

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »

Director: Yael Melamede | Star: Dan Ariely

Votes: 1,834

25. Being Ginger (2013)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

The story of one redhead's attempt to regain his self-confidence.

Director: Scott P. Harris

Votes: 373

26. Meet the Hitlers (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Meet the Hitlers is a feature documentary that examines the relationship between names and identity, by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name 'Hitler.' The film raises ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Ogens | Stars: Deborah Campbell, Heath Campbell, David Gardner, Hitler Gutierrez

Votes: 379

27. Breaking the Cycle (2017 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

The director of Halden prison, Norway's most humane prison, visits american prisons trying to encourage to change the ways of rehabilitation in prison.

Directors: Tomas Lindh, John Stark | Stars: Christian, Walter Ball, Valentino Dixon, Tor

Votes: 196

28. Dark Net (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

Explores the furthest reaches of the internet and the people who frequently use it, providing a revealing and cautionary look inside a vast cyber netherworld.

Stars: Lauren Terp, Kristie, Drew, Anisha Vora

Votes: 1,316

29. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

A documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Directors: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana | Stars: Link Wray, Wayne Kramer, Taylor Hawkins, David Fricke

Votes: 517 | Gross: $0.23M

30. Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary (2019)

95 min | Documentary

Filmmakers and stars discuss the filming and social effects of Galaxy Quest, a comedic take-off of Star Trek, with brilliant commentary not only on the Star Trek series but on the real-life actors themselves.

Director: Jack Bennett | Stars: Tim Allen, Brett Berg, Greg Berlanti, Patrick Breen

Votes: 386



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