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Last film added: July 16, 2018. There are currently 1585 films in the database (since 1996).


    Documentaries and "True" Films (1996-2018)

    Search returned all documentary/biography films out of 1585 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsAdaptation. (2002) 10  ComedyMind-blowingDocumentary/TrueI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
  2. Movie DetailsDance of Reality, The (2014) 10  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
  3. Movie DetailsEndless Poetry (2017) 10  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
  4. Movie DetailsExit Through the Gift Shop (2010) 10  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Compelling portrait of Banksy and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
  5. Movie DetailsFast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 10  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary about an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer and a robotics designer.
  6. Movie DetailsFear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 10  ComedySportDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
  7. Movie DetailsHurt Locker, The (2009) 10  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    An intense, complex war film. Intelligent, exhilarating psychological thriller about urban warfare in Iraq.
  8. Movie DetailsIn the Realms of the Unreal (2004) 10  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Visionary artist Henry Darger was a hospital janitor who privately authored a 15,000-page fantasy novel.
  9. Movie DetailsInglourious Basterds (2009) 10  Documentary/True
    A funny, violent Tarantino film about guerrilla soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
  10. Movie DetailsPersepolis (2007) 10  AnimationComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/TrueFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Autobiographical, cinematic graphic novel of a young outspoken girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
  11. Movie DetailsPlanet Earth (2006) 10  Documentary/TrueTV Shows
    Spectacular 11-part BBC documentary of the diversity of Earth's life, from the poles to deserts.
  12. Movie DetailsSearching for Sugar Man (2012) 10  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 1970s rock icon who never was. Heartwarming.
  13. Movie DetailsSocial Network, The (2010) 10  Documentary/True
    Fincher's chronicle of the founding of Facebook. From Harvard in 2003 to 500 million friends.
  14. Movie DetailsWaltz with Bashir (2008) 10  AnimationWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Stunning. Folman interviews Israeli veterans of the 1982 Lebanon invasion to reconstruct his own memories.

  15. EXCELLENT
  16. Movie Details12 Years a Slave (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.
  17. Movie Details127 Hours (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Mountain climber Aron Ralston's harrowing week trapped in a canyon. Survival instincts and prophetic visions.
  18. Movie Details13th (2016) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In-depth look at racial inequality, criminalization and the prison-industrial complex in the U.S. Essential. Tragic.
  19. Movie DetailsAi Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the life of celebrated Chinese artist and outspoken dissident Ai Weiwei. Compelling humanity.
  20. Movie DetailsAmerican Hustle (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Fictionalization of the Abscam FBI sting operation of the early 1980s. Stylishly brilliant criminal behavior.
  21. Movie DetailsAmerican Movie (1999) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    A hilarious documentary about an amateur filmmaker struggling to produce his latest horror film.
  22. Movie DetailsAmerican Splendor (2003) 9  ComedyComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    Welcome to the life of Harvey Pekar, a hospital clerk, music collector and comic-book writer.
  23. Movie DetailsArgo (2012) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Amazing CIA-Canadian secret operation, via Hollywood, to return six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis.
  24. Movie DetailsAtonement (2007) 9  Documentary/True
    One night in 1935 England, bearing false witness changes three lives forever. Keira Knightley stars.
  25. Movie DetailsBeginners (2011) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Mike Mills's story of a graphic artist whose terminally ill father announces that he's gay.
  26. Movie DetailsBeing Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The story of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the heart and soul of Elmo. Touching and inspiring.
  27. Movie DetailsBlackfish (2013) 9  Documentary/True
    The horrors of SeaWorld. Shows the devastating consequences of keeping intelligent, sentient creatures in captivity.
  28. Movie DetailsCapote (2005) 9  Documentary/True
    A profile of writer Truman Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, set during the early 1960s.
  29. Movie DetailsCave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Inside France's Chauvet Cave, Werner Herzog idiosyncratically explores the history of art and human culture.
  30. Movie DetailsCitizenfour (2014) 9  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Whistleblower Edward Snowden releases classified info about mass global surveillance by the NSA. Gripping, chilling.
  31. Movie DetailsCove, The (2009) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose tragic abuses of dolphins. Thrilling investigation.
  32. Movie DetailsCutie and the Boxer (2013) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The art and 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, Japanese artists in New York.
  33. Movie DetailsDallas Buyers Club (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In 1985, Ron Woodroof defies the FDA and helps HIV/AIDS patients get medication. Empathic, remarkable.
  34. Movie DetailsDark Days (2000) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A cinematic portrait of the homeless population living permanently in New York City's underground tunnels.
  35. Movie DetailsDeparted, The (2006) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
  36. Movie DetailsDiving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who was stricken with locked-in syndrome.
  37. Movie DetailsDMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Strassman and Hancock explore connections between human spirituality and neuroscience through psychedelics.
  38. Movie DetailsEncounters at the End of the World (2008) 9  Documentary/True
    Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica and talks to wayward travelers and philosophers on the frontier.
  39. Movie DetailsFighter, The (2010) 9  SportDocumentary/True
    The early years of boxer Micky Ward and his blue-collar family who misguidedly exploit him.
  40. Movie DetailsFinding Neverland (2004) 9  Documentary/True
    Marc Forster presents Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
  41. Movie DetailsFood, Inc. (2009) 9  Documentary/True
    A disturbing look inside America's corporate-controlled food industry. Necessary documentary about what we eat.
  42. Movie DetailsGonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A fast-moving, entertaining portrait of late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Johnny Depp.
  43. Movie DetailsGrizzly Man (2005) 9  Documentary/True
    Director Werner Herzog explores the life, death and values of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell.
  44. Movie DetailsHelvetica (2007) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    No modern typeface is more ubiquitous than Helvetica. What are the responsibilities of graphic designers?
  45. Movie DetailsHidden Figures (2017) 9  Documentary/True
    Spotlights NASA's black female mathematicians during the 1960s space race, especially Katherine Johnson. Vital history.
  46. Movie DetailsHow to Die in Oregon (2011) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Peter Richardson's respectful, heartbreaking documentary about physician-assisted suicide and the beauty of life.
  47. Movie DetailsHype! (1996) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The Seattle grunge music scene of the early 1990s and its effects on American culture.
  48. Movie DetailsIn Pursuit of Panama (2009) 9  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    An allegorical, Kerouac-like documentary about two lifelong friends who embark on a seven-country road trip.
  49. Movie DetailsIncendies (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their mysterious family history. Earth-shattering Greek tragedy.
  50. Movie DetailsInconvenient Truth, An (2006) 9  Documentary/True
    Al Gore's lecture about global warming and environmental responsibility is Carl Saganesque. It's PowerPoint cinema!
  51. Movie DetailsInexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, The (2013) 9  Mind-blowingObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Six Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures exploring what we don't know about how the universe works.
  52. Movie DetailsInside Job (2010) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. Corruption in politics, regulation and academia.
  53. Movie DetailsInto the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery Channel cosmology miniseries that discusses aliens, time travel and the history of the universe.
  54. Movie DetailsInto the Wild (2007) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Christopher McCandless abandons his privileged life and adventures to live alone in the Alaskan wilderness.
  55. Movie DetailsJiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 9  Documentary/True
    Documentary on 85-year-old Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono. Inspiring example of dedication to a craft.
  56. Movie DetailsJodorowsky's Dune (2014) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Behind Jodorowsky's ambitious, influential mid-1970s sci-fi film failure. With Dalí, Giger, Welles, Jagger, Pink Floyd.
  57. Movie DetailsKing's Speech, The (2010) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Inspiring portrait of the stammering King George VI of Britain and his ballsy speech therapist.
  58. Movie DetailsLast Week Tonight with John Oliver - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 9  ComedyDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The very best news satire program. Weekly updates from former 'Daily Show' host and correspondent.
  59. Movie DetailsMeeting People Is Easy (1999) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
  60. Movie DetailsMonster (2003) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Charlize Theron is nearly unrecognizable in her moving portrayal of serial-killer prostitute Aileen Wuornos.
  61. Movie DetailsMy Winnipeg (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Haunting, personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, and of his psyche. Unique.
  62. Movie DetailsNo Man's Land (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    During the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, two opposing soldiers become stranded together.
  63. Movie DetailsPianist, The (2002) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.
  64. Movie DetailsPixar Story, The (2008) 9  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the history of animation, and the origin and successes of Pixar Animation Studios.
  65. Movie DetailsRoom 237 (2013) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Explores the meaning of Kubrick's 'The Shining': Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Apollo moon landings?
  66. Movie DetailsSelma (2015) 9  Documentary/True
    Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via a 1965 Alabama march. Vital.
  67. Movie DetailsSenna (2011) 9  SportDocumentary/True
    Poignant documentary of the rise and tragic death of Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna.
  68. Movie DetailsShine (1996) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Uplifting Geoffrey Rush film that's based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott.
  69. Movie DetailsSpotlight (2015) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    True story of Boston Globe journalists uncovering systematic child molestation cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
  70. Movie DetailsSquid and the Whale, The (2005) 9  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Based on director Noah Baumbach's adolescence in Brooklyn. Two brothers deal with divorce during 1986.
  71. Movie DetailsSteve Jobs (2015) 9  Documentary/True
    Explores Jobs's ruthless drive to revolutionize computing. Behind the scenes of three iconic product launches.
  72. Movie DetailsStraight Story, The (1999) 9  Documentary/True
    A David Lynch and Disney anomaly. An old man rides his tractor across the Midwest.
  73. Movie DetailsThree Kings (1999) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    The Gulf War aftermath, stolen Iraqi gold, skeet-shooting with Nerf footballs, and George Clooney. Fantastic.
  74. Movie DetailsThrough the Wormhole - Season 1 (2010) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Compelling TV series that explores the deepest mysteries of human existence. Hosted by Morgan Freeman.
  75. Movie DetailsTorrey Pines (2016) 9  AnimationConspiracyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
  76. Movie DetailsTurtles Can Fly (2005) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A grim and heartbreaking portrait of Iraq. Refugee children survive by collecting and selling mines.
  77. Movie DetailsVera Drake (2004) 9  Documentary/True
    Set in 1950s London, this film portrays a modest working-class woman who also performs abortions.
  78. Movie DetailsWhen We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery's compelling six-part series about the race into space, the moon landings, shuttles, and beyond.
  79. Movie DetailsWind Rises, The (2013) 9  AnimationDocumentary/True
    Miyazaki shows Jiro Horikoshi's dream of flight in Japan, passing through both world wars. Fascinating.
  80. Movie DetailsWinged Migration (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over three years on all seven continents.
  81. Movie DetailsZero Dark Thirty (2012) 9  Documentary/True
    Riveting story of the decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Finale balances catharsis with despair.

  82. VERY GOOD
  83. Movie Details180° South: Conquerors of the Useless (2010) 8  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    An outdoorsman retraces the epic 1968 journey of his hero Yvon Chouinard to Patagonia. Inspiring.
  84. Movie Details300 (2007) 8  With Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    An epic rendering of Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae. Stunning Spartan art-blood.
  85. Movie Details50/50 (2011) 8  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a 27-year-old who was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
  86. Movie Details5 Broken Cameras (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Intimate study of a small West Bank village's protests against Israeli soldiers. Injustice, violence, resolve.
  87. Movie DetailsAbel Raises Cain (2005) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A documentary about world-class hoaxer Alan Abel, who exposes the media's obsession with the salacious.
  88. Movie DetailsAlmost Famous (2000) 8  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A high-school boy is given the opportunity to write about a rising 1970s rock band.
  89. Movie DetailsAmerican Gangster (2007) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In Manhattan during the 1970s, heroin kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles drugs into America from Vietnam.
  90. Movie DetailsArt & Copy (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documents advertising's history and influence. Wisdom and inspiration from creative artists behind the campaigns.
  91. Movie DetailsBag It (2011) 8  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Funny/disturbing environmental documentary about plastic bags, the ACC, BPA, phthalates and child development.
  92. Movie DetailsBeautiful Losers (2009) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A collective group of do-it-yourself artists and designers in 1990s New York find success.
  93. Movie DetailsBefore Night Falls (2000) 8  Documentary/True
    A portrait of the life of Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem.
  94. Movie DetailsBetween the Folds (2008) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    PBS documentary about artists and scientists who have devoted their lives to modern origami.
  95. Movie DetailsBig Short, The (2015) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Breaks the fourth wall to reenact the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s.
  96. Movie DetailsBlood Into Wine (2010) 8  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Eccentric rocker Maynard James Keenan's journey from L.A. to running a world-class vineyard in Arizona.
  97. Movie DetailsBoogie Nights (1997) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    About the Los Angeles pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s. Heather Graham is Rollergirl.
  98. Movie DetailsBowling for Columbine (2002) 8  Documentary/True
    Michael Moore explores the roots of America's propensity for gun violence and the fear-mongering media.
  99. Movie DetailsBreaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (2008) 8  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    HBO chronicles the profound effect of the 1960s Civil Rights movement on college football programs.
  100. Movie DetailsBuena Vista Social Club (1999) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A documentary about aging and legendary Cuban musicians, brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder.
  101. Movie DetailsCatch Me If You Can (2002) 8  Documentary/True
    Successful con-artist and millionaire Leonardo DiCaprio holds multiple identities. FBI agent Tom Hanks gives chase.
  102. Movie DetailsChe: Part One (2009) 8  Documentary/True
    Soderbergh and Del Toro recount the Cuban Revolution: Castro, Che Guevara and the guerrilla army.
  103. Movie DetailsCity Dark, The (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the human and global consequences of modern light pollution and the disappearing stars.
  104. Movie DetailsClear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
  105. Movie DetailsCODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Exposes the lack of women and minorities in tech. Explores reasons why and possible solutions.
  106. Movie DetailsConjuring, The (2013) 8  HorrorDocumentary/True
    Creepy-as-hell 1971 paranormal investigation of a haunted Rhode Island farmhouse by Ed and Lorraine Warren.
  107. Movie DetailsConstant Gardener, The (2005) 8  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A story of corruption in the pharmaceutical industry and how AIDS-ravaged Africa is being exploited.
  108. Movie DetailsCosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey - Episodes 1-7 (2014) 8  Documentary/TrueTV Shows
    Neil deGrasse Tyson picks up where Carl Sagan left off. The story of our universe.
  109. Movie DetailsDangerous Method, A (2011) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    How the relationships between Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein gave birth to psychoanalysis.
  110. Movie DetailsDavid Lynch: The Art Life (2017) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Lynch discusses his early life, his art and his creative process. Meditative smoking and painting.
  111. Movie DetailsEverything is a Remix (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Four-part video series by Kirby Ferguson about the culture of copying, transforming and combining media.
  112. Movie DetailsExperimenter (2015) 8  Documentary/True
    True story of social psychologist Stanley Milgram's experiments on human obedience, by using electric shock.
  113. Movie DetailsFahrenheit 9/11 (2004) 8  ComedyDocumentary/True
    A searing indictment of the Bush monarchy. The huddled masses bring forth their moral indignation.
  114. Movie DetailsFast Food Nation (2006) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A humanistic, fictionalized behind-the-scenes portrait of America's fast food and meat packing industries.
  115. Movie DetailsFinding Vivian Maier (2013) 8  Documentary/True
    Fascinating investigation into the mysteries of an eccentric, secretive nanny with a prolific photographic legacy.
  116. Movie DetailsForks Over Knives (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Vast evidence that a whole foods, plant-based diet can reverse diseases caused by animal-based foods.
  117. Movie DetailsFreedom on the Fence (2005) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary project about the culturally iconic art of Polish posters under the USSR regime.
  118. Movie DetailsFrost/Nixon (2008) 8  Documentary/True
    A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between David Frost and Richard Nixon.
  119. Movie DetailsFull Frontal with Samantha Bee - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 8  ComedyDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Weekly news satire, with particular attention to women's issues, from the former 'Daily Show' correspondent.
  120. Movie DetailsGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005) 8  Documentary/True
    Simplifies historical conflict (1950s McCarthyism) to illustrate TV journalism's responsibility to question authority.
  121. Movie DetailsGrand Night In: The Story of Aardman, A (2015) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    History of Aardman Animations, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio behind Morph, Wallace & Gromit.
  122. Movie DetailsGrandmaster, The (2013) 8  Documentary/True
    Kar-Wai Wong's dazzling tale of Ip Man, the legendary kung-fu master who trained Bruce Lee.
  123. Movie DetailsHilary and Jackie (1998) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    About the brilliant concert cellist Jacqueline du Pre, from the perspective of her sister Hilary.
  124. Movie DetailsHow the Fire Fell (2011) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Edward P. Davee's haunting, dreamlike portrayal of Edmund Creffield's early-1900s cult in Corvallis, Oregon.
  125. Movie DetailsImitation Game, The (2014) 8  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    How Alan Turing helped crack Germany's Enigma code during WWII and saved millions of lives.
  126. Movie DetailsIn the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.
  127. Movie DetailsIndie Game: The Movie (2012) 8  Documentary/True
    Follows the emotional journeys of independent game development, featuring Super Meat Boy, Fez and Braid.
  128. Movie DetailsInside Llewyn Davis (2013) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Coen Brothers adaptation about a young singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961.
  129. Movie DetailsInsider, The (1999) 8  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Based on a true story about malpractices in the tobacco industry and powerful Big Tobacco.
  130. Movie DetailsInvisible War, The (2012) 8  Documentary/True
    Investigation of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military and its profound consequences. Tragic, appalling.
  131. Movie DetailsKing Corn (2007) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Good-natured introduction to industrialized agriculture. We subsidize the Happy Meals, but not the healthy ones.
  132. Movie DetailsKing of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The (2007) 8  SportDocumentary/True
    Curiously compelling documentary about a classic arcade battle between two Donkey Kong video game champions.
  133. Movie DetailsKundun (1997) 8  Documentary/True
    Martin Scorsese directs the true story of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama, from childhood to exile.
  134. Movie DetailsLight Bulb Conspiracy: The Untold Story of Planned Obsole... (2011) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    History of planned obsolescence, the hidden mechanism at the heart of our wasteful consumer society.
  135. Movie DetailsLincoln (2012) 8  Documentary/True
    Spielberg's portrait of a deeply conflicted Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Incredibly well-written dialogue.
  136. Movie DetailsLo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Werner Herzog explores the Internet's evolution, ponders its societal influence. Cyberwarfare, AI, telepathy, etc.
  137. Movie DetailsLoose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigates the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job. An example of history repeating?
  138. Movie DetailsMan on the Moon (1999) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Jim Carrey is eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman, a television star and self-declared intergender wrestling champion.
  139. Movie DetailsMessenger, The (2009) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Poignant military tale about soldiers assigned to notify families of casualties during the Iraq War.
  140. Movie DetailsMilk (2008) 8  Documentary/True
    Van Sant's biography of openly gay politician Harvey Milk. An empathic portrayal by Sean Penn.
  141. Movie DetailsMindscape of Alan Moore, The (2003) 8  Obscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    Creative philosophies from the brilliant comic writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell.
  142. Movie DetailsMoneyball (2011) 8  SportDocumentary/True
    Billy Beane's management of the Oakland A's baseball team through new computer-based analysis. Intelligent.
  143. Movie DetailsMore Tales from the Script (2010) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Fascinating unheard stories from top Hollywood screenwriters. A 47-minute continuation of Tales from the Script.
  144. Movie DetailsMotorcycle Diaries, The (2004) 8  Documentary/True
    Dramatization of an epic motorcycle road trip a young Che Guevara took through South America.
  145. Movie DetailsOceans (2010) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Exquisite cinematography of majestic undersea creatures with terribly dull, sentimental Pierce Brosnan narration.
  146. Movie DetailsOctober Sky (1999) 8  Documentary/True
    The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who became a rocket scientist.
  147. Movie DetailsParagraph 175 (2000) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    German historian interviews survivors of Nazi persecution of homosexuals under the Paragraph 175 penal code.
  148. Movie DetailsPersuaders, The (2004) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    The cultures of marketing and advertising influence what Americans buy and how they view themselves.
  149. Movie DetailsPurge (2013) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A young woman running from Russian sex-traffickers meets an older version of herself. Gut-wrenching.
  150. Movie DetailsReel Injun (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    How depictions of Native Americans in cinema have shaped perceptions of their cultures and histories.
  151. Movie DetailsRegret to Inform (1998) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The filmmaker goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
  152. Movie DetailsRescue Dawn (2007) 8  Documentary/True
    American pilot Christian Bale is shot down in Laos during a top-secret Vietnam War mission.
  153. Movie DetailsRock-afire Explosion, The (2008) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The inventor behind (and fans of) the Showbiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic puppets.
  154. Movie DetailsRussian Ark (2002) 8  FantasyDocumentary/True
    300 years of Russian history displayed in a single continuous shot at the Hermitage Museum.
  155. Movie DetailsSéraphine (2009) 8  Documentary/True
    Moving, evenhanded historical drama about the difficult but ecstatic life of French painter Séraphine Louis.
  156. Movie DetailsStartup.com (2001) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Examines the start-up phenomenon by documenting the existence of new media company govWorks.com.
  157. Movie DetailsSyriana (2005) 8  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    A thriller of corruption and power related to the oil industry, with four parallel stories.
  158. Movie DetailsTales from the Script (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Veteran Hollywood screenwriters share their triumphs and failures, insider insights, anecdotes and artistic compromises.
  159. Movie DetailsTangerines (2015) 8  Documentary/True
    An Estonian tangerine farmer refuses to leave during the bloody Abkhaz-Georgian conflict. Powerful humanity.
  160. Movie DetailsTell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Diary-style documentary by Spike Jonze about Maurice Sendak, the unconventional author of iconic children's books.
  161. Movie DetailsTerms and Conditions May Apply (2013) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age. How corporations and governments spy.
  162. Movie DetailsThese Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The National Film Registry's history and the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of motion pictures.
  163. Movie DetailsThin Red Line, The (1998) 8  Documentary/True
    Terrence Malick presents a remake of the novel about the 1943 Guadalcanal conflict during WWII.
  164. Movie DetailsThis is Not a Conspiracy Theory (2018) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Six-part (2014-2018) episodic documentary by Kirby Ferguson about the hidden forces that shape our lives.
  165. Movie DetailsTheory of Everything, The (2014) 8  Documentary/True
    Touching biography of physicist Stephen Hawking. Explores his personal life as ALS ravages his body.
  166. Movie DetailsTim's Vermeer (2013) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Ingenious. Inventor Tim Jenison works to replicate the painting techniques of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.
  167. Movie DetailsTopsy-Turvy (1999) 8  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband.
  168. Movie DetailsVanishing of the Bees (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigation into implications of the worldwide collapse of the honeybee. Slow death by systemic pesticides.
  169. Movie DetailsWaiting for 'Superman' (2010) 8  Documentary/True
    Devastating portrait of the failing U.S. public school system and its consequences for the future.
  170. Movie DetailsWaste Land (2011) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Uplifting documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.
  171. Movie DetailsWilliam S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with friends and colleagues of the influential postmodernist novelist.
  172. Movie DetailsZeitgeist: The Movie (2007) 8  ConspiracyMind-blowingDocumentary/True
    Important, incendiary exploration of global societal control through religion, 9/11, foreign wars and central banks.
  173. Movie DetailsZodiac (2007) 8  Documentary/True
    A cerebral, gripping thriller based on actual unresolved 1970s case files about the Zodiac Killer.

  174. GOOD
  175. Movie DetailsAcross the Universe (2007) 7  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A psychedelic love story musical set in the 1960s, using the songs of The Beatles.
  176. Movie DetailsAgora (2010) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Condemning historical drama of ancient conflict between science and superstition, centered on Hypatia of Alexandria.
  177. Movie DetailsAimée & Jaguar (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Set in 1943 Berlin, a Nazi wife has a love affair with a Jewish lesbian.
  178. Movie DetailsAmistad (1997) 7  Documentary/True
    A somber, mushy American courtroom drama about the mutiny aboard an African slaveship in 1839.
  179. Movie DetailsAngela's Ashes (1999) 7  Documentary/True
    Based on Frank McCourt's autobiography about his childhood in the Limerick slums. Stars Emily Watson.
  180. Movie DetailsAtom Smashers, The (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    How does life exist? Documentary chronicles the search for the Higgs boson by Fermilab physicists.
  181. Movie DetailsBeautiful Mind, A (2001) 7  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    The struggles of a mathematical genius, inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
  182. Movie DetailsBernard and Doris (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    An HBO Films picture about tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Sarandon) and her gay butler (Fiennes).
  183. Movie DetailsBig River (2010) 7  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    An update/companion to 2007's King Corn. Explores the ecological consequences of industrial corn production.
  184. Movie DetailsBig Sur (2013) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Depressed alcoholic Beat writer Jack Duluoz/Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur.
  185. Movie DetailsBlack Power Mixtape 1967-1975, The (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Found footage shot by Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement. Great Angela Davis interviews.
  186. Movie DetailsBlank City (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Snapshot of late 1970s underground/punk filmmaking in New York during the No Wave movement.
  187. Movie DetailsBomb It (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A global history of street art. Explores cultural/political issues of tagging, graffiti and art activism.
  188. Movie DetailsBoys Don't Cry (1999) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Hilary Swank plays a young man who is actually a woman. Romantic, ugly, and tragic.
  189. Movie DetailsBrief History of Graphics, A (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Five-part series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy covering the history/milestones of video game graphics/techniques.
  190. Movie DetailsCalles Hablan, Las (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about graffiti art in Barcelona, Spain, pitting an artistic community versus a restrictive government.
  191. Movie DetailsCat's Meow, The (2001) 7  Documentary/True
    Fictionalized story of the Hollywood murder that occurred aboard William Randolph Heart's yacht in 1924.
  192. Movie DetailsChe: Part Two (2009) 7  Documentary/True
    Soderbergh and Del Toro depict Che Guevara in the ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia.
  193. Movie DetailsConan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Behind the scenes of Conan O'Brien's frenetic 2010 comedy tour. Revealing but not especially funny.
  194. Movie DetailsDark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The dark surrealism of Swiss artist H.R. Giger interspersed with documentation of his final years.
  195. Movie DetailsDolphin Tale (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Charming family film based on a true story. The actual dolphin involved stars as herself.
  196. Movie DetailsDrakmar: A Vassal's Journey (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A sensitive 14-year-old escapes to the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria to survive his adolescence.
  197. Movie DetailsEast/West (1999) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In 1946, Stalin invited self-exiled Russians to return home, only to execute or imprison them.
  198. Movie DetailsFairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Two young girls in 1917 take a photograph, believed to confirm the existence of fairies.
  199. Movie DetailsFL: Unpremeditated Movie (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    No-budget documentary by MTO that chronicles his controversial graffiti art and intervention in Sarasota, Florida.
  200. Movie DetailsFor No Good Reason (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Depp visits Ralph Steadman to discuss the motivation/process behind his deranged/Gonzo art. A bit congratulatory.
  201. Movie DetailsFrom Hell (2001) 7  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    A stylized whodunit set in Victorian Era London, starring clairvoyant police detective Johnny Depp.
  202. Movie DetailsFrom One Second to the Next (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Short documentary chronicling the devastating consequences of texting and driving, directed by Werner Herzog.
  203. Movie DetailsGia (1998) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Frequently naked Angelina Jolie is Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
  204. Movie DetailsGods and Monsters (1998) 7  Documentary/True
    Explores the last days of Frankenstein director James Whale, starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser.
  205. Movie DetailsGood Shepherd, The (2006) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The early history of the CIA, viewed through a fictional man's life. Serious and tedious.
  206. Movie DetailsGreat Directors (2010) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Conversations with 10 of the world's greatest living directors, including David Lynch and Richard Linklater.
  207. Movie DetailsHieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    New infrared photography of the late-medieval artist's fantastical paintings. Too much focus on inter-museum politics.
  208. Movie DetailsHome (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand featuring aerial footage from around the globe. Beautiful but tedious.
  209. Movie DetailsHurricane, The (1999) 7  SportDocumentary/True
    The story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, starring Denzel Washington.
  210. Movie DetailsIngredients (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Compares America's industrialized food system to a rising local-growth movement, from Oregon to New York.
  211. Movie DetailsInto the Inferno (2016) 7  Documentary/True
    Werner Herzog explores the cultural power of volcanoes in Vanuatu, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland, North Korea.
  212. Movie DetailsIris (2002) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    True story of novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from youth to Alzheimer's.
  213. Movie DetailsIt Might Get Loud (2009) 7  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Documentary on the electric guitar starring rock musicians Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White.
  214. Movie DetailsJarhead (2005) 7  Documentary/True
    Explores the psychological effects of being a soldier in Desert Storm, guarding oil, fighting no-one.
  215. Movie DetailsJourney of the Universe (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Explores of the epic history of the cosmos, Earth and humanity. Sometimes goofy but also profound.
  216. Movie DetailsJust Like Being There (2012) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Celebrates gig posters by contemporary artists nearly 50 years after the first iconic concert posters.
  217. Movie DetailsKill Your Darlings (2013) 7  Documentary/True
    A 1944 murder draws together Beat Generation greats Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
  218. Movie DetailsKnee Deep (2007) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In rural Maine, a young, hardworking dairy farmer is betrayed by family. A humanistic documentary.
  219. Movie DetailsLawless (2012) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The bootlegging Bondurant gang were outlaw heroes during Prohibition. Brutal violence. Tom Hardy is indestructible.
  220. Movie DetailsLast Days of the Arctic (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Follows photojournalist Ragnar Axelsson on an evocative photographic journey among the people of the Arctic.
  221. Movie DetailsPearl Jam: Let's Play Two (2017) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    Eddie Vedder's Chicago Cubs fandom during their 2016 World Series run, plus Wrigley Field concerts.
  222. Movie DetailsLive from Baghdad (2002) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Robert Wiener's memoirs of CNN reporters in Iraq during the Gulf War bombing in 1991.
  223. Movie DetailsMalèna (2001) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In WWII Italy, Monica Bellucci provokes sensual awakenings in adolescent boys and scorn from townsfolk.
  224. Movie DetailsMinimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Inside the lives of minimalists striving to exist meaningfully with less. A familiar anti-consumerism premise.
  225. Movie DetailsMy Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) 7  Documentary/True
    Werner Herzog and David Lynch! A disturbed man mysteriously slays his mother with a sword.
  226. Movie DetailsMy Week with Marilyn (2011) 7  Documentary/True
    Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in 1956, through the eyes of a London film student.
  227. Movie DetailsNowhere Boy (2010) 7  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Chronicle of John Lennon's emotional teenage years, marked by the reentrance of his absentee mother.
  228. Movie DetailsObjectified (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about how humans relate to manufactured objects, featuring designers like Dieter Rams and Apple.
  229. Movie DetailsPompeii: The Last Day (2003) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
  230. Movie DetailsPollock (2000) 7  Documentary/True
    The life, career, and artistic techniques of American painter Jackson Pollock, played by Ed Harris.
  231. Movie DetailsQuills (2000) 7  HorrorWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A Napoleonic era asylum confines the pleasure-seeking Marquis de Sade, with laundry maid Kate Winslet.
  232. Movie DetailsRadiant City (2007) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Faux-documentary about the disaggregated, unwalkable, intolerant nature of modern suburbia. Mocking.
  233. Movie DetailsReligulous (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Bill Maher's provocative, smartass dialogue with Jews, Christians and Muslims. An irreverent but smug rant.
  234. Movie DetailsRewind This! (2013) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. How home video changed the world.
  235. Movie DetailsRosewater (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is jailed in Iran under suspicion of espionage. Jon Stewart directs.
  236. Movie DetailsRum Diary, The (2011) 7  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Hard-drinking American journalist Johnny Depp takes a newspaper job in Puerto Rico during the 1950s.
  237. Movie DetailsSaving Capitalism (2017) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Robert Reich's demoralizing yet hopeful account of how American politics became rigged by crony capitalism.
  238. Movie DetailsSaving Private Ryan (1998) 7  Documentary/True
    During WWII, three brothers are killed. The Army tries to save the sole surviving brother.
  239. Movie DetailsSeven Years in Tibet (1997) 7  Documentary/True
    Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber, becomes friends with the Dalai Lama. A true story.
  240. Movie DetailsShadow of the Vampire (2000) 7  HorrorDocumentary/True
    This amusing cannibalization of cinematic history muddles Max Schreck's convincing turn as vampire Count Orlok.
  241. Movie DetailsSky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The grand celestial ambitions of Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, famous for his pyrotechnic displays.
  242. Movie DetailsSnowden (2016) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A paranoid thriller, plus ethical dilemma, about leaking the NSA's illegal surveillance techniques. Gordon-Levitt stars.
  243. Movie DetailsSoaked in Bleach (2015) 7  ConspiracyMusical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Compelling docudrama about the last days of Kurt Cobain. Re-open the death investigation, Seattle PD.
  244. Movie DetailsSons of Perdition (2010) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three teenagers exiled from an FLDS polygamist cult try to survive in mainstream America. Distressing.
  245. Movie DetailsSon of the Congo (2015) 7  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/True
    Basketball star Serge Ibaka returns to the Congo with the hope of uplifting communities. Heartwarming.
  246. Movie DetailsStanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Kubrick's incredible attention to detail revealed in 1,000+ boxes of his meticulously sorted film materials.
  247. Movie DetailsSummer of Sam (1999) 7  Documentary/True
    Spike Lee explores the Son of Sam murders in a South Bronx neighborhood during 1977.
  248. Movie DetailsSuper Size Me (2004) 7  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Spurlock only eats McDonald's food for one month to see what happens to his body.
  249. Movie DetailsSurviving Picasso (1996) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Natascha McElhone is Francoise Gilot, Pablo Picasso's only lover strong enough to withstand his cruelty.
  250. Movie DetailsVegucated (2011) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three New Yorkers adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, get educated about animal agriculture.
  251. Movie DetailsVine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Explores sacred plant medicine. Two Canadians visit the Amazon to drink the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca.
  252. Movie DetailsWho is Dayani Cristal? (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Moving portrait of border-crossing migrant workers. Begins with an unidentified body in the Arizona desert.
  253. Movie DetailsWho Took Johnny (2015) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Examination into the famous 1982 disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch. Case appears essentially solved.
  254. Movie DetailsWild Man Blues (1997) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary about Woody Allen's life as he tours with his New Orleans jazz band.
  255. Movie DetailsWorld's Fastest Indian, The (2005) 7  ComedySportDocumentary/True
    Burt Munro sets the land-speed world record on his home-built 950cc Indian motorcycle in 1967.

  256. FAIR
  257. Movie Details9 Songs (2005) 6  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Over 69 minutes, a young couple's intense sexual encounters are interspersed with nine rock concerts.
  258. Movie DetailsBeat Hotel, The (2012) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Collects fragments of 1950s-era Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs and Gysin living in a rundown Paris hotel.
  259. Movie DetailsBlow (2001) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Johnny Depp plays George Jung, who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.
  260. Movie DetailsBlue Crush (2002) 6  SportDocumentary/True
    Blonde surfer girl Kate Bosworth prepares for a surf competition while looking extremely attractive.
  261. Movie DetailsCapturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2009) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A metadocumentary. This film about making documentaries should have been richer, deeper and edited better.
  262. Movie DetailsCivil Action, A (1998) 6  Documentary/True
    Lawyer John Travolta stars in this courtroom drama about a company's responsibility for toxic waste.
  263. Movie DetailsColony (2010) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Slow and unfocused documentary about beekeeping, and the struggle to cope with colony collapse disorder.
  264. Movie DetailsEnemy at the Gates (2001) 6  Documentary/True
    Two Russian and German snipers play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
  265. Movie DetailsErin Brockovich (2000) 6  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Single mother Julia Roberts becomes a legal assistant and brings down a toxic power company.
  266. Movie DetailsFur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A fictionalized, metaphorical account of the formation of artist Diane Arbus. Nicole Kidman is brilliant.
  267. Movie DetailsGirl, Interrupted (1999) 6  Documentary/True
    Account of an 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s, starring Winona Ryder.
  268. Movie DetailsHidalgo (2004) 6  SportDocumentary/True
    American Viggo Mortensen and his horse enter a 3,000 mile survival race across Arabia.
  269. Movie DetailsHot Girls Wanted (2015) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Superficial documentary of lost and confused young women being exploited in the amateur porn industry.
  270. Movie DetailsHow Beer Saved the World (2011) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Simplifies human history to exaggerate the importance of beer to civilization. BEER! Extreme hyperbole!
  271. Movie DetailsHyde Park on Hudson (2012) 6  ComedyDocumentary/True
    On the eve of WWII, Bill Murray is FDR and Laura Linney is his mistress.
  272. Movie DetailsIngenious (2009) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Likable rags-to-riches comedy based on the true story of an Arizona inventor of novelty items.
  273. Movie DetailsKingdom, The (2007) 6  Documentary/True
    FBI agents are sent to investigate a Saudi bombing. It's really just a revenge movie.
  274. Movie DetailsLovelace (2013) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Superficially explores the story of one-time porn star Linda Lovelace and her sleazy, abusive husband.
  275. Movie DetailsMessenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The (1999) 6  Documentary/True
    Young Milla Jovovich receives a vision to rid 15th century France of its oppressors. Stylish.
  276. Movie DetailsNew World, The (2005) 6  Documentary/True
    Malick depicts Pocahontas's life in 1600s Virginia. It's epic, sluggish, and burdened by disjointed voiceovers.
  277. Movie DetailsOn the Road (2012) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    I struggled to get into this disappointing yet interesting-enough adaptation of the 1957 Kerouac novel.
  278. Movie DetailsPermanent Midnight (1998) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Ben Stiller plays desperate comedy writer and heroin addict Jerry Stahl. Maria Bello also stars.
  279. Movie DetailsPushing Tin (1999) 6  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are air traffic controllers playing a game of one-upmanship.
  280. Movie DetailsSalinger (2013) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Invades the privacy of J. D. Salinger. Engaging speculation, but trumpeted through a flawed, self-important lens.
  281. Movie DetailsSoloist, The (2009) 6  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Downey Jr., Foxx and Keener are great, but this biography feels slightly heavy-handed and exploitive.
  282. Movie DetailsStudent Services (2011) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A 19-year-old freshman in France, desperate for cash, is enticed into a life of prostitution.
  283. Movie DetailsTrekkies (1999) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A somewhat affectionate documentary about the phenomenon of Star Trek fandom in its many-splendored geekiness.
  284. Movie DetailsTulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story, The (2003) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    This Peter Greenaway multimedia project is too ambitious, difficult, and intertextual. Caroline Dhavernas still shines.
  285. Movie DetailsVeronica Guerin (2003) 6  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Irish journalist Cate Blanchett is murdered by drug dealers she exposed in her newspaper articles.
  286. Movie DetailsWe Were Soldiers (2002) 6  Documentary/True
    Details a major battle in the Vietnam War, starring Mel Gibson and trout-lipped Madeleine Stowe.
  287. Movie DetailsWild Blue Yonder, The (2005) 6  FantasyObscure/RareSci-FiDocumentary/True
    Werner Herzog fashions a boring sci-fi documentary from beautiful undersea Antarctica footage and NASA video.
  288. Movie DetailsWonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic (2008) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Irritating modern opera rehearsals dominate the story of Oppenheimer and the 1945 Trinity atomic test.

  289. ADEQUATE
  290. Movie DetailsAmityville Horror, The (2005) 5  HorrorDocumentary/True
    While overproduced and derivative, this horror remake starring Ryan Reynolds exceeded my expectations.
  291. Movie DetailsGlitch in the Grid (2011) 5  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Three artists find spiritual renewal in this imaginative but self-indulgent film by the Leiser Brothers.
  292. Movie DetailsK-19: The Widowmaker (2002) 5  Documentary/True
    Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star in this dull tale of a malfunctioning nuclear submarine.
  293. Movie DetailsMartian Child (2007) 5  Sci-FiDocumentary/True
    It's emotional manipulation from Mars. This is K-PAX with a six-year-old instead of Kevin Spacey.
  294. Movie DetailsRemember the Titans (2000) 5  SportDocumentary/True
    A story of high school racial integration in the early 1970s, starring Denzel Washington.
  295. Movie DetailsStuck (2008) 5  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The callous aftermath of a hit-and-run. I winced at the bad acting and grisly suffering.

  296. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  297. Movie Details54 (1998) CRAP  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A story about famous 1970s disco nightclub Studio 54, starring Ryan Phillippe and Salma Hayek.
  298. Movie DetailsPatch Adams (1998) CRAP  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Robin Williams stars in this emotionally manipulative story about the power of laughter as medicine.
  299. Movie DetailsPearl Harbor (2001) CRAP  Documentary/True
    Jerry Bruckheimer presents Ben Affleck. And Kate Beckinsale. Trying to act. Together.
  300. Movie DetailsPrey (2007) CRAP  HorrorObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A poorly written movie about Americans in Africa who are stalked by lions. Embarrassingly bad.


  301. Statistical ratings distribution of these 294 films (18.5% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 294 films: 7.7.

    10:4.8%

    9:22.4%

    8:31%

    7:27.6%

    6:10.9%

    5:2%

    CRAP:1.4%



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