Best Documentary Movies

1.

Free Solo

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Starring: Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Tommy Caldwell, Sanni McCandless, Mikey Schaefer, Cheyne Lempe ..
Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Release date: 2018-09-28
2.

Cruella

6.5
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Starring: Emma Stone, Dev Patel, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Chloé Booyens, Bern Collaço, Mark Strong ..
Directed by: Alex Timbers, Craig Gillespie
Release date: 2021-05-26
3.

Citizenfour

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her.

Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, William Binney, Barack Obama, Jacob Appelbaum, Julian Assange, Jeremy Scahill, Kevin Bankston, Ewen MacAskill ..
Directed by: Laura Poitras
Release date: 2014-10-10
4.

Bowling for Columbine

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi. From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of Oscar-winning NRA President Charlton Heston, from a young man who makes homemade napalm with The Anarchist's Cookbook to the murder of a six-year-old girl by another six-year-old. Bowling for Columbine is a journey through the US, through our past, hoping to discover why our pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence.

Starring: Michael Moore, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Dick Clark, Charlton Heston, Jacobo Árbenz, Mike Bradley, Arthur A. Busch, Michael Caldwell, Richard Castaldo ..
Directed by: Michael Moore, Michael Bay
Release date: 2002-10-09
5.

Amy

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

Starring: Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Tony Bennett, Pete Doherty, Blake Fielder, Juliette Ashby, Salaam Remi, Yasiin Bey, Mitch Winehouse, Tyler James ..
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Release date: 2015-07-03
6.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

6.3
8.0/10 IMDB

An enchanting making-of story told through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps ..
Directed by: Eran Creevy, Giorgio Testi, Joe Pearlman, Casey Patterson
Release date: 2022-01-01
7.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

6.2
8.9/10 IMDB

The story of life on our planet by the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other. In more than 90 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Addressing the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, the film offers a powerful message of hope for future generations.

Starring: David Attenborough, Max Hughes ..
Directed by: David Attenborough, Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Jonathan Hughes
Release date: 2020-09-28
8.

O.J.: Made in America

6.2
8.9/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Starring: O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark, Francis Lee Bailey, Peter Hyams, David Zucker, Gil Garcetti, Robert Kardashian ..
Directed by: Ezra Edelman
Release date: 2016-05-20
9.

Stop Making Sense

6.1
8.6/10 IMDB

A concert film documenting Talking Heads at the height of their popularity, on tour for their 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues." The band takes the stage one by one and is joined by a cadre of guest musicians for a career-spanning and cinematic performance that features creative choreography and visuals.

Starring: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Steven Scales, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Lynn Mabry, Ednah Holt ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1984-11-16
10.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

6.1
7.1/10 IMDB

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Starring: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau, John Rubano, Richard McGonagle, Matt Levin, Adam Paul, Robert Cait ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Release date: 2002-05-24
11.

The Social Dilemma

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Starring: Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward, Vincent Kartheiser, Tristan Harris, Sophia Hammons, Catalina Garayoa, Barbara Gehring, Chris Grundy, Vic Alejandro, Laura Obiols ..
Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Release date: 2020-01-26
12.

Fahrenheit 9/11

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Michael Moore's view on how the Bush administration allegedly used the tragic events on 9/11 to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder, Al Gore, Saddam Hussein, George H. W. Bush, Ricky Martin, Osama bin Laden ..
Directed by: Michael Moore
Release date: 2004-06-25
13.

Senna

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

The remarkable story of Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

Starring: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Viviane Senna, Milton da Silva, Neide Senna, Jackie Stewart, Sid Watkins, Galvão Bueno ..
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Release date: 2010-10-07
14.

Earthlings

6.0
8.6/10 IMDB

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix ..
Directed by: Shaun Monson
Release date: 2005-09-24
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15.

Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

6.0
8.8/10 IMDB

Dave Chappelle returns for a stand-up to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 2000-07-26
16.

For Sama

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Starring: Sama Al-Khateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Waad al-Kateab ..
Directed by: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Release date: 2019-07-26
17.

The Cove

6.0
8.4/10 IMDB

The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of individuals, films makers and free divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate the hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The shocking discoveries were only the tip of the iceberg.

Starring: Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruikshank, Charles Hambleton, Simon Hutchins, Kirk Krack, Isabel Lucas, Richard O'Barry, Hayden Panettiere, Roger Payne, John Potter ..
Directed by: Louie Psihoyos
Release date: 2009-07-31
18.

Baraka

6.0
8.5/10 IMDB

A paralysingly beautiful documentary with a global vision—an odyssey through landscape and time—that attempts to capture the essence of life.

Starring: Patrick Disanto ..
Directed by: Ron Fricke
Release date: 1992-09-15
19.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

6.0
8.3/10 IMDB

For more than thirty years, and through his television program, Fred Rogers (1928-2003), host, producer, writer and pianist, accompanied by his puppets and his many friends, spoke directly to young children about some of life's most important issues.

Starring: Fred Rogers, François Scarborough Clemmons, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, Kailyn Davis, David Newell, Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., Betty Aberlin, Koko ..
Directed by: Morgan Neville
Release date: 2018-06-29
20.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

5.9
8.5/10 IMDB

In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she's pregnant, one of Andrew's many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child.

Starring: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby, Shirley Turner, Zachary Andrew Turner, Heather Arnold, Jon Atkinson, Bob Bagby, Earlene Bagby ..
Directed by: Kurt Kuenne
Release date: 2008-10-31
21.

Bo Burnham: Make Happy

5.9
8.3/10 IMDB

Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.

Starring: Bo Burnham, Lorene Scafaria ..
Directed by: Bo Burnham, Christopher Storer
Release date: 2016-06-03
22.

The Look of Silence

5.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Starring: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong, Kemat, Joshua Oppenheimer, Amir Siahaan, Ted Yates ..
Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer
Release date: 2014-08-30
23.

The Rescue

5.9
8.3/10 IMDB

The enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

Starring: Jim Warny, Thanet Natisri, John Volanthen, Derek Anderson, Rick Stanton, Mikko Paasi, Richard Harris, Josh Morris, Mitch Torrel, Craig Challen ..
Directed by: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Release date: 2021-10-08
24.

Samsara

5.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Starring: Marcos Luna, Putu Dinda Pratika, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika, Marcos Luna, Hiroshi Ishiguro ..
Directed by: Ron Fricke
Release date: 2011-09-16
25.

Paris Is Burning

5.9
8.1/10 IMDB

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion "houses," from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women — including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza.

Starring: Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Willi Ninja, Octavia St. Laurent, Angie Xtravaganza, Venus Xtravaganza, Carmen Xtravaganza, Brooke Xtravaganza, Andre Christian, Paris Dupree ..
Directed by: Jennie Livingston
Release date: 1991-03-13
26.

Koyaanisqatsi

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

Starring: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel, Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel ..
Directed by: Godfrey Reggio
Release date: 1982-10-04
27.

Planet Earth II

5.9
9.5/10 IMDB

David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.

Release date: 2016-11-06
28.

Searching for Sugar Man

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

Starring: Dennis Coffey, Rodriguez, Stephen Segerman, Mike Theodore, Regan Rodriguez, Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy, Eva Rodriguez, Clarence Avant, Steve Rowland, Malik Bendjelloul ..
Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
Release date: 2012-06-30
29.

They Shall Not Grow Old

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Starring: Thomas Adlam, William Argent, John Ashby ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2018-11-09
30.

Hoop Dreams

5.8
8.3/10 IMDB

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Steve James, Dick Vitale, Bob Knight, Spike Lee, Isiah Thomas ..
Directed by: Steve James
Release date: 1994-09-12
31.

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.

Starring: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, John Milius, George Lucas, Sam Bottoms, Albert Hall, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne, Dean Tavoularis, Fred Roos ..
Directed by: Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper
Release date: 1991-11-27
32.

Blackfish

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Starring: Dean Gomersall, Samantha Berg, John Jett, John Hargrove, Carol Ray, Jeffrey Ventre, Kim Ashdown, Ken Balcomb, Mark Simmons, Thomas Tobin ..
Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Release date: 2013-06-07
33.

Bo Burnham: What.

5.8
8.3/10 IMDB

Left brain and right brain duke it out and then belt out a tune in comedian Bo Burnham's quick and clever one-man show. As intelligent as he is lanky, Burnham cynically pokes at pop entertainment while offering unadulterated showmanship of his own.

Starring: Bo Burnham ..
Directed by: Christopher Storer, Bo Burnham
Release date: 2013-12-17
34.

Inside Job

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Starring: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Jonathan Alpert, Christine Lagarde, Ann Curry, Daniel Alpert, Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Gylfi Zoega ..
Directed by: Charles Ferguson
Release date: 2010-10-08
35.

13th

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Starring: Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Marie Gottschalk, Michael Hough, Gina Clayton, David Keene, James Kilgore ..
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Release date: 2016-10-07
36.

Virunga

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa’s oldest national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a contested ground among insurgencies seeking to topple the government that see untold profits in the land. Among this ongoing power struggle, Virunga also happens to be the last natural habitat for the critically endangered mountain gorilla. The only thing standing in the way of the forces closing in around the gorillas: a handful of passionate park rangers and journalists fighting to secure the park’s borders and expose the corruption of its enemies. Filled with shocking footage, and anchored by the surprisingly deep and gentle characters of the gorillas themselves, Virunga is a galvanizing call to action around an ongoing political and environmental crisis in the Congo.

Starring: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, Vianney Kazarama ..
Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel
Release date: 2014-11-07
37.

The Dawn Wall

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

In the middle of Yosemite National Park towers El Capitan, a huge block of granite whose smoothest side, the Dawn Wall, is said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. Tommy Caldwell didn’t see inhospitable terrain, but rather a puzzle almost a kilometer tall. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the summit.

Starring: Tommy Caldwell, John Branch, Kevin Jorgeson, Beth Rodden, Becca Pietsch ..
Directed by: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer
Release date: 2017-11-01
38.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.

Starring: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle ..
Directed by: Brian Knappenberger
Release date: 2014-06-27
39.

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

5.8
8.4/10 IMDB

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Starring: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Mavis Staples, Dave Van Ronk, D. A. Pennebaker, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2005-07-21
40.

The Last Waltz

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Martin Scorsese's documentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and other rock legends.

Starring: Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1978-05-01
41.

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost — until now.

Starring: Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B. B. King, Abbey Lincoln, Mavis Staples, Moms Mabley, Mahalia Jackson, Jesse Jackson, David Ruffin, Sly Stone ..
Directed by: Questlove
Release date: 2021-07-02
42.

The Thin Blue Line

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Errol Morris's unique documentary dramatically re-enacts the crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas.

Starring: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson ..
Directed by: Errol Morris
Release date: 1988-08-28
43.

The Corporation

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

Starring: Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones ..
Directed by: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Release date: 2003-09-10
44.

My Octopus Teacher

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

Starring: Craig Foster, Craig Foster, Tom Foster ..
Directed by: Philippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Release date: 2020-09-04
45.

Seaspiracy

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers an alarming global conspiracy.

Starring: Ali Tabrizi, Sylvia Earle, Richard O'Barry, Paul de Gelder, Lucy Tabrizi, Jonathan Balcombe, George Monbiot, Michael Klaper ..
Directed by: Ali Tabrizi, Kip Andersen
Release date: 2021-03-24
46.

Apollo 11

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Starring: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Walter Cronkite, Bruce McCandless II, Charlie Duke, Andy Aldrin, Patricia Mary Finnegan, Janet Armstrong, John F. Kennedy ..
Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
Release date: 2019-03-01
47.

When We Were Kings

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants to make a name for himself and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another, and when they accept, King has only to come up with the money. He finds a willing backer in Mobutu Sese Suko, the dictator of Zaire, and the "Rumble in the Jungle" is set, including a musical festival featuring some of America's top black performers, like James Brown and B.B. King.

Starring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown, B. B. King, Spike Lee, Mobutu Sese Seko, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Thomas Hauser ..
Directed by: Leon Gast
Release date: 1996-10-25
48.

Super Size Me

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Starring: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Lisa Ganjhu, Stephen Siegel, Bridget Bennett, Eric Rowley, Mark Fenton, Alexandra Jamieson, John Banzhaf, David Satcher ..
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Release date: 2004-01-17
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49.

Friends: The Reunion

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

The cast of Friends reunites for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the hit series, an unforgettable evening filled with iconic memories, uncontrollable laughter, happy tears, and special guests.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden ..
Directed by: Ben Winston
Release date: 2021-05-27
50.

I Am Not Your Negro

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Shumerria Harris, Cathy Salvodon, James Baldwin ..
Directed by: Raoul Peck
Release date: 2017-02-03

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