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1. The Fastest Man Who Has Ever Lived (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Legendary athlete Michael Johnson, the former fastest man alive, travels to Jamaica to meet the current fastest man alive - runner Usain Bolt, and learn about his life and the challenges and media controversies he faced.

Directors: Stephen Lyle, Leon Mann | Stars: Usain Bolt, Michael Johnson

Votes: 89

2. Thinking XXX (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Sunrise Adams, Briana Banks, Belladonna, Seymore Butts

Votes: 885

3. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 13,095

4. Undefeated (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport

71 Metascore

Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Bill Courtney, O.C. Brown, Montrail 'Money' Brown, Chavis Daniels

Votes: 6,499 | Gross: $0.56M

5. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,850 | Gross: $1.33M

6. Under the Sea 3D (2009)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short

77 Metascore

An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.

Director: Howard Hall | Star: Jim Carrey

Votes: 1,684 | Gross: $36.15M

7. World War 1: American Legacy (2006 Video)

116 min | History, War

THE GREAT WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA World War 1 - American Legacy vividly shows many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War, reminding Americans of their impact ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bussler | Star: David Carradine

Votes: 26

8. Leviathan (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | Stars: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Asterias Vulgaris

Votes: 3,003 | Gross: $1.09M

9. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 12,280 | Gross: $1.51M

11. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 14,198

12. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,518

13. Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015– )

Documentary

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part series tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Terrence Howard

Votes: 277

14. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation (2012)

89 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

The Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a unique and fascinating building project by a brilliant, formerly controversial genius, Antoni Gaudi, with an army of workers, a history with many highs... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Jordi Bonet i Armengol, Etsuro Sotoo, Anna Huber, Jean-Luc Bideau

Votes: 203 | Gross: $0.06M

15. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,175 | Gross: $4.42M

16. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: Bruce Lee, Paul Bowman, Daniele Bolelli, Richard Bustillo

Votes: 3,480

17. A Day in the Life of a Dictator (2013)

Documentary

The documentary shows the life of three of the most contemporary dictators during a bloody period of their reign.

Director: Hendrick Dusollier

Votes: 35

19. The Seven Wonders of the World (1994)

Documentary

Noted scholar John Romer takes us on a tour of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Director: Peter Spry-Leverton | Star: John Romer

Votes: 69

20. One Day in Auschwitz (2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon revisits Auschwitz 70 years after her liberation, together with two teenage girls the same age she was when she was brought to the camp.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Michael Berenbaum, Walter Feiden, Kelsey Grammer, Kitty Hart-Moxon

Votes: 243

21. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,689

22. I Am Bolt (2016)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

64 Metascore

The legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Pelé, Neymar, Serena Williams, Asafa Powell

Votes: 2,806

23. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,278 | Gross: $2.42M

24. Aokigahara: Suicide Forest (2010 Video)

21 min | Documentary

A short documentary on the famous Aokigahara Forest in Japan. The forest is known to be prone to people looking to commit suicide

Director: Santiago Stelley | Star: Azusa Hayano

Votes: 187

25. A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Biography

Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic,... See full summary »

Director: Sally Rowe | Stars: Heston Blumenthal, Daniel Boulud, Frank Bruni, Mike Colameco

Votes: 424

26. Kings of Pastry (2009)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

69 Metascore

The collar awarded to the winners of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France) is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef - it is a dream and an obsession. ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jacquy Pfeiffer, Regis Lazard, Philippe Rigollot, Rachel Beaudry

Votes: 995 | Gross: $0.34M

27. Cooked (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.

Stars: Michael Pollan, Isaac Pollan

Votes: 2,313

28. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore

Votes: 11,226

29. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,242 | Gross: $3.41M

30. The Science of Interstellar (2015)

51 min | Documentary

The Science of Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi, Interstellar.

Director: Gail Willumsen | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kip Thorne, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Votes: 377

31. Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

39 Metascore

Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge

Votes: 14,545 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Born in China (2016)

G | 79 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: John Krasinski, Claire Keim, Xun Zhou

Votes: 3,115 | Gross: $13.83M

33. Salt Fat Acid Heat (2018– )

Documentary

Docuseries, based on the award-winning book, explores the essence of cooking and the vital ingredients at the heart of a great dish.

Star: Samin Nosrat

Votes: 1,118



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