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1. Chariots of the Gods (1970)

G | 92 min | Documentary

Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Heinz-Detlev Bock, Klaus Kindler, Christian Marschall, Aleksandr Kazantsev

Votes: 1,210 | Gross: $25.95M

2. 21 Up (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,191

3. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,461

4. 28 Up (1984 TV Movie)

136 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,372

5. 35 Up (1991 TV Movie)

123 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,089 | Gross: $0.92M

6. 42 Up (1998 TV Movie)

139 min | Documentary, Biography

86 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,194 | Gross: $0.26M

7. 49 Up (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds. Every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,428 | Gross: $0.24M

8. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 1,863 | Gross: $0.70M

9. 7 Up (1984– )

Reality-TV

The beginning of the up series which revisit. 13 childern born in 1956. To see how true is the jusit saying Give me a boy until age seven and I will show you the man

Votes: 239

10. Close Encounters (2014– )

Action

Reenactments of alien encounters.

Stars: James Fraser, John Ventre, Matthew Sauvé, Kate Fenton

Votes: 142

11. Top of the Pops (1964–2018)

30 min | Music

A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

Stars: The Ladybirds, Pan's People, Jimmy Savile, Lulu Cartwright

Votes: 722

12. The James Dean Story (1957)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary, which was undertaken soon after James Dean's death, looks at Dean's life through the use of still photographs with narration, and interviews with many of the people ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, George W. George | Stars: Martin Gabel, James Dean, Lew Bracker, Marvin Carter

Votes: 495

13. Great Escapes (2016– )

30 min | History

Great Escapes visits the most bizarre and incredible accommodations around the world. From incredibly luxurious accommodations to the most rustic rooms - you won't forget your visit. Grab your passport.

Stars: Kevin Michael Schmitz, Khaliana Schmitz, Allison Wottawa, John Stocki

Votes: 9

14. Dragonslayer (2011)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father in Fullerton, California, has to come to terms with the fact that it's time to grow up and be responsible for his son and family.

Director: Tristan Patterson | Stars: Sid Rocket, Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval

Votes: 518

15. Glass House (I) (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

Twenty-five to thirty thousand Jews were issued life-saving certificates of Salvadoran citizenship thanks to the El Salvador Action and its officials: Consul General Jose Arturo Castellanos... See full summary »

Director: Brad Marlowe | Stars: James Foster Jr., Princess of Controversy, James J. Johnson, Anisha Newbill

Votes: 53

16. Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars (2004)

56 min | Documentary

Estimates are that 20 percent of all men serving in US prisons have been raped. This film looks at the social system within prisons that allows this violent sexual behavior to occur.

Director: Jonathan Schwartz | Stars: David Mendenhall Jr., Danny Trejo

Votes: 97

17. Supervolcano: The Truth About Yellowstone (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

Directly following Supervolcano, a two-episode documentary reveals the cutting-edge research that informed the drama. Meet the experts who monitor the behaviour of the Yellowstone ... See full summary »

Director: Fiona Scott | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Bill McGuire, Jake Lowenstern, Steve Sparks

Votes: 80

18. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 33,132

20. Sea Sorrow (2017)

74 min | Documentary

An examination of the historical context for the current migrant crisis.

Director: Vanessa Redgrave | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson

Votes: 239

21. Makala (2017)

96 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Trials tribulation dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo.

Director: Emmanuel Gras | Stars: Kabwita Kasongo, Lydie Kasongo

Votes: 497

22. The Venerable W. (2017)

100 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Ashin Wirathu, U. Zanitar, Kyaw Zayar Htun, U. Kaylar Sa

Votes: 469

23. Let There Be Light (1946)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, War

A group of mentally traumatized veteran patients is followed as they go through psychiatric treatment.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Walter Huston, Benjamin Simon

Votes: 1,373

24. The Godfather Legacy (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

THE GODFATHER LEGACY goes deep inside Francis Ford Coppola's epic saga about the Corleone crime family and reveals how the Academy Award-winning film and its sequels became one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Peter Bart, Todd Boyd, James Caan, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 312

25. 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: 155,225

26. 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: 82,238

27. The Men Who Made Us Spend (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

Todays newest is tomorrows trash. Jacques Peretti investigates planned obsolescing made to things not to last, and how we are made to buy the newest, though we really don't need it. Meet the men behind our urge to consume.

Star: Jacques Peretti

Votes: 88

28. Boiling Point (2017)

90 min | Documentary

Kiehumispiste (Finnish for Boiling Point) describes the different reactions the Finnish people had to the large immigration amounts of 2015 and 2016.

Director: Elina Hirvonen | Stars: Jarkko Jaakola, Liisa Puupponen, Nawras, Mohamed

Votes: 87

29. Do Not Resist (2016)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

An account of the increasing use of military weapons and tactics by local law enforcement in the United States, counterpointed with civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.

Director: Craig Atkinson | Stars: James Comey, Dave Grossman, Rand Paul

Votes: 1,013 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Killing for Love (2016)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Romance

The gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of ... See full summary »

Directors: Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger | Stars: Imogen Poots, Daniel Brühl, Jens Söring, Chuck Reid

Votes: 1,266

31. Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017)

88 min | Documentary

A funny and moving film about teenagers with growing pains, who discover their own voice and talent through riding and grooming toy horses.

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Mariam Njie, Elsa Salo, Alisa Aarniomäki

Votes: 185

32. Kaisa's Enchanted Forest (2016)

82 min | Documentary

A magical story about the lifelong friendship, the age-old legend of Aurora Borealis and a culture that was almost destroyed by the Second World War.

Director: Katja Gauriloff | Stars: Kaisa Gauriloff, Robert Crottet, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Jaakko Sverloff

Votes: 90

33. Isäni tähtien takaa (2016)

80 min | Documentary

Einari's childhood could have been like that of any other Finnish boy, but everything changed when his father was enlightened and started communicating with light beings from Outer Space.

Director: Einari Paakkanen | Stars: Einari Paakkanen, Veikko Paakkanen

Votes: 108

34. Fuck Off! Images of Finland (1971)

104 min | Documentary

Three 30-something Finnish filmmakers travel around Finland to interview ordinary people and paint a picture of Finland in the year 1970.

Directors: Jörn Donner, Erkki Seiro, Jaakko Talaskivi | Stars: Jörn Donner, Irmeli Loikala, Jussi Niininen, Einari Meriläinen

Votes: 465

35. 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: 123,474 | Gross: $119.19M

36. Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004)

G | 40 min | Documentary

Red Flag is the international training exercise for air forces of allied countries where many of the world's best pilots meet for the most challenging flying of their careers. Red Flag is ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Low | Stars: John Stratton, Robert Novotny, Sam Morgan, Randy Cason

Votes: 551

37. Stealing Klimt (2007)

92 min | Documentary

Stealing Klimt recounts the struggle by 90-year-old Maria Altmann to recover five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in Vienna. From the end of the War up until last... See full summary »

Director: Jane Chablani | Stars: Maria Altmann, Michael J. Bazyler, Hubertus Czernin, Gerbert Frodl

Votes: 52

38. The Smell of Burning Ants (1994)

21 min | Short, Documentary

A haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness.

Director: Jay Rosenblatt | Star: Richard Silberg

Votes: 265

39. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Director: Corinna Belz | Stars: Gerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker, Sabine Moritz-Richter

Votes: 613 | Gross: $0.24M

40. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 78,347 | Gross: $23.81M

41. The Alpha Diaries (2007)

65 min | Documentary

In Israel you have to go to the army when you become 18. It's three years of full, hard service, when you are asked to be a soldier beyond the border lines of Israel, in the midst of the ... See full summary »

Director: Yaniv Berman

Votes: 66

42. 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: 136,213 | Gross: $21.24M

43. The Story of the Costume Drama (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

This documentary series looks at the enduring appeal of the British costume drama genre, and features clips and interviews with both the stars and those who worked behind the camera.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Kathryn Flett, Barbara Flynn, Michael Grade