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1. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 17,101 | Gross: $0.65M

2. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

7.4
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Orson Welles, Val E. Lewton

Votes: 421

3. Kubrick's Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films of Stanley Kubrick; Part One: Kubrick and Apollo (2011 Video)

70 min | Documentary

6.9
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This provocative and insightful film is the first in a series of documentaries that will reveal the secret knowledge embedded in the work of the greatest filmmaker of all time: Stanley ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Weidner

Votes: 287

4. An Examination of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1972 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Director: John Musilli | Stars: Anthony Burgess, William K. Everson, James McAndrew, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 35

5. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah

Votes: 2,388

6. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 4,087 | Gross: $0.30M

7. Hollywood Banker (2014)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.1
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How Frans Afman, a banker from the Netherlands, developed a new system for film financing, revolutionized independent filmmaking in Hollywood, but could not prevent it all from crashing down, when ambition of others turned into greed.

Director: Rozemyn Afman | Stars: Frans J. Afman, Dino De Laurentiis, Martha De Laurentiis, Yoram Globus

Votes: 127

8. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,396 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 10,005 | Gross: $0.73M

10. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,174 | Gross: $0.30M

11. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Monster That Ate Hollywood (2001)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Director: Vince DiPersio

12. Overnight (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary

7.1
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60 Metascore

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith | Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker, Jake Busey

Votes: 3,904

13. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,363 | Gross: $1.43M

14. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.3
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 468

15. Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003 Video)

185 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Simon Atherton, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, James Cameron

Votes: 427

16. The Making of 'Alien³' (2003 Video)

161 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Martin Asbury, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, Greg Cannom

Votes: 404

17. The Matrix Revisited (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary

7.4
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An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Oreck | Stars: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Joel Silver, Bill Pope, Owen Paterson

Votes: 2,769

18. Baadasssss Cinema (2002 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

6.8
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Elvis Mitchell

Votes: 582

19. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.6
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 12,028 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Oprah Builds a Network (2012)

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Director: Erica Forstadt | Stars: Stephanie Bauer, Oprah Winfrey

21. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)

214 min | Documentary

8.3
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The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Michael Deeley, Harrison Ford, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 1,569

22. Abel Raises Cain (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Filmmaker Jenny Abel explores the life and career of her father Alan Abel, known to many as "the world's greatest hoaxer."

Directors: Jenny Abel, Jeff Hockett | Stars: Alan Abel, Jeanne Abel, Frank Murgalo, Jenny Abel

Votes: 207

23. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.9
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56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Everything or Nothing (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary

7.6
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A history of the James Bond franchise.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Ken Adam, Maud Adams, John Barry, Shirley Bassey

Votes: 1,829

25. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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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: 13,856 | Gross: $0.64M

26. Exporting Raymond (2010)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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55 Metascore

A documentary on Phil Rosenthal's experiences during the making of "Voroniny," the Russian-language version of "Everybody Loves Raymond".

Director: Philip Rosenthal | Stars: Philip Rosenthal, Peter Boyle, Stanislav Duzhnikov, Eldar

Votes: 1,521 | Gross: $0.08M

27. PressPausePlay (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture ... See full summary »

Directors: David Dworsky, Victor Köhler | Stars: Apparat, Ólafur Arnalds, Scott Belsky, Robyn Carlsson

Votes: 1,442

28. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 4,480

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

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 12,717

30. If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' (2001 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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A behind-the-scenes look at the 1987 sci-fi/action film that has since become one of the modern classics, about a team of special forces soldiers who find themselves being stalked and ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig R. Baxley, Shane Black, Elpidia Carrillo, Richard Chaves

Votes: 222

31. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Not Rated | 192 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Marshall Brickman, Josh Brolin

Votes: 4,726

32. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,335 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 982

34. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,446

35. America in Primetime (2011– )

Documentary

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This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Diablo Cody, David Chase, Judd Apatow, Alan Yentob

Votes: 310

36. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

8.6
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A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,260

37. Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2012)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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53 Metascore

A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.

Director: Ramona S. Diaz | Stars: Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory

Votes: 1,118

38. Milius (2013)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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59 Metascore

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: John Milius, Ethan Milius, Amanda Milius, Walter Murch

Votes: 1,559

39. Money, Power, Respect: Hip Hop Billion Dollar Industry (2012)

58 min | Documentary

6.9
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Who of the icons Jay-Z, Diddy, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre becomes the first dollar billionaire?

Director: Gaël Cabouat | Stars: 50 Cent, Dan Charnas, Sean Combs, Dr. Dre

Votes: 22

40. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 14,700 | Gross: $1.16M

41. Fame High (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

6.5
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67 Metascore

Everyone dreams of fame. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular year-end performances, Fame High captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak, and ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Brittany Hayes, Ruby McCollister, Zak Astor, Grace Song

Votes: 266

42. Giuseppe Makes a Movie (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

8.1
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In Ventura, CA, Giuseppe Andrews makes movies in his trailer park where he grew up. A former child actor in some big movies (Independence Day, Unstrung Heroes, Never Been Kissed), Giuseppe ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Giuseppe Andrews, Vietnam Ron, Big Ed, Walt Dongo

Votes: 107

43. Harmontown (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

7.3
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61 Metascore

A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from Community in 2012.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Dan Harmon, Jeff Bryan Davis, Erin McGathy, Spencer Crittenden

Votes: 1,924

44. Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

6.7
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A look at the high-octane global live music industry and the quiet man at its center, featuring interviews, performances and appearances by a who's who of stars and insiders; with U2, ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Chapman | Stars: Bono, Ron Chapman, Adam Clayton, Ray Danniels

Votes: 140

45. We Cause Scenes (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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The extraordinary story of a group of twenty-somethings who seized the streets of New York, transforming the meaning of comedy, performance and art through forming 'Improv Everywhere,' a prank collective ten years in the making.

Director: Matt Adams | Stars: Charlie Todd, Ben Folds, Daniel Berman, Milo Finch

Votes: 224

46. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 4,870 | Gross: $0.09M

47. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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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: 10,783 | Gross: $1.51M

48. Altman (2014)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary

6.8
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A look at the life and work of American film-maker Robert Altman.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Michael Murphy, Robert Altman, Kathryn Reed, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 1,026

49. Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued (2014)

107 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary that goes behind the scenes with some of today's most talented songwriters as they make new music based on long-lost, newly discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan's legendary ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Jones | Stars: Brian Auger, Carla Azar, Joan Baez, Wyndham Baird

Votes: 223

50. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 2,865 | Gross: $0.21M

51. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 13,112 | Gross: $0.81M

52. 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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51 Metascore

It's been said that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist. Few directors have single-handedly shaken up the film establishment like the godfather of indie, Richard Linklater. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood | Stars: Joey Lauren Adams, Jack Black, Louis Black, Rebecca Campbell

Votes: 467

53. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

Votes: 1,437

54. Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)

89 min | Documentary

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Emily Hagins is making a zombie movie. It's feature-length, it's bloody, and the zombies don't run. Just like it should be. But there's just one difference between her film and every other zombie movie you've ever seen. Emily is twelve.

Directors: Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall, Erik Mauck | Stars: Emily Hagins, Megan Hagins, Jerry Hagins, C. Robert Cargill

Votes: 406

55. Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The history of the comic book superhero, Superman in his various media incarnations.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gerard Jones, Forrest J. Ackerman, Elliot S. Maggin

Votes: 1,076

56. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.4
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79 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Jocelyn Pickett

Votes: 3,360 | Gross: $2.93M

57. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

Votes: 1,941 | Gross: $0.01M

58. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,205

59. Everything Is a Remix, Part I (2010)

7 min | Short

7.9
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The first installment of an ambitious four-part documentary on the history and cultural significance of sampling and collaborative creation.

Director: Kirby Ferguson

Votes: 156

60. Everything Is a Remix, Part 2: Remix, Inc. (2011)

10 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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An ambitious four-part documentary on the history and cultural significance of sampling and collaborative creation. This is the second installment of these video essays, Remix, Inc.

Director: Kirby Ferguson

Votes: 122

61. Everything Is a Remix: Kill Bill (2011)

5 min | Short

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Directors: Kirby Ferguson, Robert Grigsby Wilson

Votes: 29

62. Everything Is a Remix, Part 3: The Elements of Creativity (2011)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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An ambitious four-part documentary on the history and cultural significance of sampling and collaborative creation. This is the third installment, The Elements of Creativity.

Director: Kirby Ferguson

Votes: 117

63. Everything Is a Remix, Part 4: System Failure (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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An ambitious four-part documentary on the history and cultural significance of sampling and collaborative creation. This is the fourth installment in the series, System Failure.

Director: Kirby Ferguson

Votes: 120

64. Everything Is a Remix: The Matrix (2011)

Short

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Directors: Kirby Ferguson, Robert Grigsby Wilson

Votes: 30

65. Out of Print (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

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A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles.

Director: Julia Marchese | Stars: Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 188

66. That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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63 Metascore

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler, Allan Arkush

Votes: 174

67. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 1,913 | Gross: $0.01M

68. The Chair (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.7
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"The Chair", created by Project Greenlight executive producer Chris Moore. The competition documentary series follows two directors through the process of bringing their first feature to ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Buck, Shane Dawson, Neal Dodson, Josh Hetzler

Votes: 454

69. Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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An uncensored look at the life and work of film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Matt Affleck, Ken Auletta, Peter Bart, Peter Biskind

Votes: 295

70. The Last Mogul (2005 TV Special)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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68 Metascore

A biography of powerful Hollywood agent and executive Lew Wasserman.

Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Irving Azoff, Lucille Ball, Peter Bart, Norman Brokaw

Votes: 338 | Gross: $0.02M

71. The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Joe Nussbaum, Daryl Frazetti, Doug Jones, Damian Hess

Votes: 4,052

72. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.4
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C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: William Conrad, Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, Mark Hamill

Votes: 502

73. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 2,941

74. Doc of the Dead (2014)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary

6.4
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The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Kyle William Bishop, Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Steven Barton

Votes: 1,121

75. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,486 | Gross: $0.02M

76. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.

Director: Daniel Anker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Norma Barzman, Jack Benny, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 587 | Gross: $0.02M

77. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,149

78. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 6,723 | Gross: $0.10M

79. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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71 Metascore

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,002 | Gross: $0.02M

80. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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: 55,678 | Gross: $3.29M

81. Copyright Criminals (2009)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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A documentary that examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling.

Directors: Benjamin Franzen, Kembrew McLeod | Stars: Aesop Rock, Chuck D, George Clinton, El-P

Votes: 201

82. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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This terrific feature film comedy reveals the background of one of the legends of comedy, Don Rickles. Hailed by some of today's biggest comedians as one of the classics, who they aspire to... See full summary »

Director: John Landis | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, John Landis, Don Rickles, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 900

83. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,434 | Gross: $0.06M

84. Double Dare (2004)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.4
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70 Metascore

DOUBLE DARE is a double-barreled, action-packed documentary about the struggles of two stuntwomen in male-dominated Tinseltown to stay working, stay thin, and stay sane.

Director: Amanda Micheli | Stars: Jeannie Epper, Zoë Bell, Lynda Carter, Lucy Lawless

Votes: 1,146 | Gross: $0.05M

85. Strictly Background (2007)

84 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary spotlighting movie extras - the indispensable background actors in films.

Director: Jason Connell | Stars: Terry Bolo, Geoffrey Gould, Cecilia Hartfeld, Louis McCarten

Votes: 226

86. Smash His Camera (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.0
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68 Metascore

A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Floyd Abrams, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Joseph Basile, Harry Benson

Votes: 726 | Gross: $0.00M

87. Blank City (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

7.0
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70 Metascore

During the punk rock stage in the late '70s, downtown New York experienced a wave of "Do it yourself" independent filmmaking.

Director: Celine Danhier | Stars: Amos Poe, Ann Magnuson, Becky Johnston, Beth B

Votes: 640 | Gross: $0.12M

88. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)

R | 92 min | Documentary

7.2
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Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.

Director: Matthew Ogens | Stars: Christopher Dennis, Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Wenger, Joe McQueen

Votes: 2,013

89. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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64 Metascore

It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McDonagh Murphy | Stars: Mary Badham, Jane Beasley, Rick Bragg, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 283 | Gross: $0.03M

90. The Outsider (2005)

85 min | Documentary

6.3
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64 Metascore

Nicholas Jarecki follows director James Toback on the 12-day shoot of his thriller, When Will I Be Loved -- a movie made without a script or distribution deal.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Woody Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Neve Campbell, James Toback

Votes: 234

91. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings (2001)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A look at the background for Tolkien's mythology, hence the movie's mythology.

Director: Lisa Kors | Stars: Phil Crowley, John Howe, Peter McHugh, Oliver Muirhead

Votes: 606

92. National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Peter Jackson

Votes: 275

93. Love the Beast (2009)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read every script with even the tiniest link to the subject matter, in the hope that you ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bana | Stars: Eric Bana, Jeremy Clarkson, Steve Coad, Grant Denyer

Votes: 1,894

94. The Captains (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 2,360

95. No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)

86 min | Documentary

7.8
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The lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and their impact on American cinema.

Director: James Chressanthis | Stars: Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock, James L. Carter

Votes: 291

96. It's All True (1993)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Norman Foster | Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva

Votes: 628

97. Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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71 Metascore

The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.

Director: Constance Marks | Stars: Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Oz, Bill Barretta

Votes: 6,185 | Gross: $0.30M

98. The Life of Bruce Lee (1994 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Documentary about martial arts actor Bruce Lee, from his birth in 1940 till his death in 1973, with interviews with his fellow actors and family. Dedicated to his son, Brandon.

Director: Guy Scutter | Stars: Bob Bremer, Jackie Chan, James Coburn, Taky Kimura

Votes: 219

99. The Hollywood Complex (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.7
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We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.

Directors: Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman | Stars: Andrew Manley, Rosie Forti, Toni Casala, John McCarthy

Votes: 318

100. I Am Comic (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary

6.6
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Stand-Up Comedians reveal the art & occupational hazards of their craft.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Franklyn Ajaye, Tim Allen, Ant

Votes: 667