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Top Documentary Movies

The Best Documentary Movies of All Time are calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Documentary List". The Top Documentary Movies List is calculated daily.

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The Central Park Five (2012)
The Central Park Five (2012) 3.04/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Actors: Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, LynNell Hancock
Plot: In 1989 a woman was raped in Central Park and five black and Latino teenagers were convicted of the crime. After having served between six-13 years in prison, a serial rapist came forward and admitted he was responsible. Ken Burns' documentary looks how racial tension, a rush to judgement and sensationalist media all played a part in upending the lives of five innocent people.

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The Corporation (2004)
The Corporation (2004) 2.84/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Actors: Michael Moore, Mikela J. Mikael, Ray Anderson
Plot: A documentary that mentions big name corporations that hamper the environment and human conditions. It informs the viewers of the corporate responsibilities aside from the income generating business side. Various instances from polluting rivers, a certain company threatening factual journalism and the like.

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) 2.92/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Historical
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Stanley Nelson
Actors: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter
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Side by Side (2012)
Side by Side (2012) 3.03/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Christopher Kenneally
Actors: Keanu Reeves, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan
Plot: A documentary about film - specifically explores the history and implementation of digital and photochemical film creation.

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) 2.63/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Actors: Al Gore, Billy West
Plot: Depicts global warming trends along with Al Gore's personal life experiences. Al Gore is a lifetime advocate of stopping global warming before it is too late.

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Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
Deliver Us from Evil (2006) 2.94/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Crime
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Amy Berg
Actors: Jeff Anderson, Case Degroot, Jane Degroot
Plot: A documentary about the history and causes of the Catholic sex abuse scandal.

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American Movie (1999)
American Movie (1999) 2.93/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA rating: R
Director: Chris Smith
Actors: Mark Borchardt, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt
Plot: Documentary about a charismatic trailer-trash film maker from Minnesota who is trying to finish an independent film, using borrowed money from his grandpa, and high school drinking buddies as the cast and crew.

108.

Lessons of Darkness ( Lektionen in Finsternis ) (1995)
Lessons of Darkness ( Lektionen in Finsternis ) (1995) 3.00/4 Add to movie list

Language: German
Genre: Documentary/Sci-Fi
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Werner Herzog
Actors: Werner Herzog
Plot: Werner Herzog's documentary about the burning of the Kuwaiti oil fields eschews formal interviews and commentary and lets music and striking visuals tell the tale.

109.

Who is Henry Jaglom? (1997)
Who is Henry Jaglom? (1997) 2.80/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Henry Alex Rubin, Jeremy Workman
Actors: Candice Bergen, Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich
Plot: A documentary on legendary indie filmmaker Henry Jaglom. Interviews with some of the actors he's worked with including Candice Bergen, Andrea Marcovicci, Victoria Foyt, Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Emil, Sally Kellerman, Zack Norman, Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles.

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Grey Gardens (1976)
Grey Gardens (1976) 2.96/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Comedy
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Muffie Meyer
Actors: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers
Plot: Maysles brothers Documentary about the poor side of the family of Jacque O (Edith Bouvier Beale, and her daughter Edie)

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