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1. My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life changing hemorrhagic stroke. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland | Stars: David Lynch, Sophie Robinson, Hente Sodderland, Jan Sodderland

Votes: 1,831

2. The Hunting Ground (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Andrea Pino, Annie Clark, Claire Potter, Melinda Manning

Votes: 5,662 | Gross: $0.41M

3. Amanda Knox (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn | Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini

Votes: 17,948

4. Tricked: The Documentary (2013)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Crime

61 Metascore

This character-driven film considers the evolving sex trafficking landscape as seen by the main players: the exploited, the pimps, the johns that fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

Directors: John Keith Wasson, Jane Wells | Stars: Danielle Douglas, Slim, Rain, T.R.

Votes: 1,441

5. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Robin Bourland, Daisy Coleman, Charles Coleman, Melinda Coleman

Votes: 4,766

6. Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison.

Director: Stuart Cabb | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,764

7. Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids (2010 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control.

Director: Danny Horan | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,232

8. Advanced Style (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

66 Metascore

Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.

Director: Lina Plioplyte | Stars: Iris Apfel, Joyce Carpati, Ari Cohen, Lynn Dell

Votes: 910 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Meet the Mormons (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary

A documentary that follows a British Mormon missionary.

Director: Lynn Alleway

Votes: 156

10. Twenty Two (I) (2015)

112 min | Documentary, Crime, History

An estimated 200,000 Chinese women were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during WWII. Only 22 of them remain today to speak out publicly. This documentary is not a film for ... See full summary »

Director: Ke Guo

Votes: 321 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Brothers (2015)

68 min | Documentary

Two elderly brothers, who managed to escape from a Soviet work camp in the past, cannot escape from each other. In spite of all the differences between them, they have to turn a new leaf together.

Director: Wojciech Staron

Votes: 61

12. Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Wilson | Stars: Stephen Fry, Andy Behrman, Jo Brand, Jo Crocker

Votes: 1,098

13. Stephen Fry: Out There (2013)

60 min | Documentary

Actor Stephen Fry has for two years seeking up some of the most homophobic persons in the world who spend most of their time fighting gays, and challenges their view upon their extreme homophobia.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Andrew, João Silvério Trevisan, Renata Peron

Votes: 527

14. Stephen Fry: HIV & Me (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

British writer and actor Stephen Fry reports on the shocking increase of new HIV-infected people in Britain and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Director: Ross Wilson | Stars: Stephen Fry, Robert Brown, Annmarie Byrne, Edwin Cameron

Votes: 109

16. Louis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel (2003 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks.

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,407

17. Human (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 190 min | Documentary

A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Luis Cancu, Atman, Berthony, Bruno

Votes: 6,505

18. 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: 2,098

19. The Most Hated Family in America (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain, Fred Phelps

Votes: 3,862

20. America's Most Hated Family in Crisis (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

Director: Emma Cooper | Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain, Betty Phelps

Votes: 2,157

21. Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles (2009 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment.

Director: Emma Cooper | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,762

22. Louis Theroux: Under the Knife (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills.

Director: Emma Cooper | Stars: Stuart Linder, Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,258

23. 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: 241

24. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 6,899

25. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 13,121 | Gross: $2.33M

26. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Michael Pollan

Votes: 10,989 | Gross: $1.54M

27. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,856

28. 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: 14,121

29. Babies (2010)

PG | 79 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

Director: Thomas Balmès | Stars: Bayar, Hattie, Mari, Ponijao

Votes: 6,725 | Gross: $7.29M

30. Sexy Baby (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

An ex adult film star, a 12 year old girl and a 22 year old who yearns for "normal" private parts are chronicled in this thought provoking doc about how porn, social media and pop culture affect women and girls. A FilmBuff Presentation.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Winnifred Bonjean Alpart, Nikita Cash, Laura Castle

Votes: 1,093

31. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 48,892 | Gross: $2.80M

32. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,797 | Gross: $8.41M

33. After Tiller (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »

Directors: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson | Stars: George Tiller, Warren Hern, Leroy Carhart, Susan Robinson

Votes: 982 | Gross: $0.07M

34. Dreamcatcher (I) (2015)

TV-MA | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell.

Director: Kim Longinotto | Stars: Brenda Myers-Powell, T.T., Keena, Temeka

Votes: 398

35. It's a Girl! (2012)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary

Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls.

Director: Evan Grae Davis

Votes: 451

36. (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: 1,835

37. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 11,497 | Gross: $4.95M

38. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

66 Metascore

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 14,267 | Gross: $0.64M

39. 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: 59,342 | Gross: $3.29M

40. The World Before Her (2012)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs.

Director: Nisha Pahuja | Stars: Pooja Chopra, Manasvi Mamgai, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey

Votes: 795

41. Hitler's Children (2011)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

69 Metascore

A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

Director: Chanoch Ze'evi | Stars: Bettina Göring, Katrin Himmler, Monika Hertwig, Rainer Höß

Votes: 1,115 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Laerte-se (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary

After living as a man for nearly 60 years, Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil's most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself to the world as a woman.

Directors: Lygia Barbosa, Eliane Brum | Stars: Laerte Coutinho, Eliane Brum, Rafael Coutinho, Rita Lee

Votes: 502

43. Growing Up Coy (2016)

83 min | Documentary

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.

Director: Eric Juhola | Stars: Auri Mathis, Coy Mathis, Dakota Mathis, Jeremy Mathis

Votes: 316

44. Embrace (I) (2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Director: Taryn Brumfitt | Stars: Taryn Brumfitt, Renee Airya, Linda Bacon, Jes Baker

Votes: 741

45. The American Meme (2018)

98 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

THE AMERICAN MEME follows the journeys of four shocking social media disruptors, Paris Hilton (@parishilton), Josh Ostrovsky (@thefatjewish), Brittany Furlan (@brittanyfurlan) and Kirill ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Kirill Bichutsky, Hailey Bieber, Amanda Cerny, Dane Cook

Votes: 10,117

46. Two Catalonias (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, History, News

A documentary that tackles the ideological conflicts surrounding the December 21 election in the country, to the push for sovereignty and subsequent parliamentary declaration of independence and the aftermath.

Directors: Álvaro Longoria, Gerardo Olivares | Stars: Luis María Ansón, Inés Arrimadas, Elsa Artadi, Antoni Bassas

Votes: 451

47. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bishop Agapit, Catherine Ashton, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh

Votes: 11,028

48. Bobbi Jene (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A love story portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman's fight for independence, trying to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance.

Director: Elvira Lind | Stars: Laura Dern, Ohad Naharin, Or Schraiber, Bobbi Jene Smith

Votes: 310 | Gross: $0.02M



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