Best Documentary Movies of 2013

1.

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
2.

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
3.

Jodorowsky's Dune

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his “warriors” as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.

Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Brontis Jodorowsky, Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Stanley, Devin Faraci, Drew McWeeny, Gary Kurtz ..
Directed by: Frank Pavich
Release date: 2013-08-30
4.

Sound City

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories.

Starring: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Grohl, John Fogerty, Rivers Cuomo, Taylor Hawkins, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, Krist Novoselic ..
Directed by: Dave Grohl
Release date: 2013-01-18
5.

20 Feet from Stardom

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega, Patti Austin, Mick Jagger, Stevvi Alexander, Bette Midler ..
Directed by: Morgan Neville
Release date: 2013-06-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Africa: The Greatest Show On Earth
6.

Africa: The Greatest Show On Earth

5.3
9.0/10 IMDB

Sir David Attenborough takes a breath-taking journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa as it's never been seen before. From the richness of the Cape of Good Hope to blizzards in the high Atlas Mountains, from the brooding jungles of the Congo to the steaming swamps and misty savannahs, Africa explores the whole continent. An astonishing array of previously unknown places are revealed along with bizarre new creatures and extraordinary behaviours.Using the latest in filming technology including remote HD cameras, BBC One takes an animal's eye view of the action. The journey begins in the Kalahari, Africa's ancient southwest corner, where two extraordinary deserts sit side by side and even the most familiar of its creatures have developed ingenious survival techniques.

Starring: David Attenborough ..
Directed by: Mike Gunton
Release date: 2013-04-01
7.

Tim's Vermeer

4.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artista David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarques on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Starring: Colin Blakemore, David Hockney, Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Teller, Philip Steadman ..
Directed by: Teller
Release date: 2013-12-06
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Africa
8.

Africa

4.6
9.0/10 IMDB

Africa, co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel, focuses on wildlife and wild habitats in Africa, and has been four years in the making.

Release date: 2013-01-02
9.

Dirty Wars

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Investigative journalist, Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars, and examines how the US government has responded to international terrorist threats in ways that seem to go against the established laws of the land.

Starring: Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi, Abdul Rahman Barman, Saleh Bin Fareed ..
Directed by: Rick Rowley
Release date: 2013-01-18
10.

Particle Fever

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time - or perhaps their greatest failure.

Starring: Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford, Fabiola Gianotti, David Kaplan, Mike Lamont ..
Directed by: Mark Levinson
Release date: 2013-06-14
11.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven’t. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. This film explores the intent hidden within these ridiculous agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking “I accept.”

Starring: Leigh Bryan, Raymond Kurzweil, Joe Lipari, Moby, Max Schrem, Christopher Shin, Mark Zuckerberg, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Rupert Murdoch ..
Directed by: Cullen Hoback
Release date: 2013-07-12
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told
12.

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, then further to his entry into politics. His service in the army, accolades, his writing Mein Kampf, politics and most importantly Germany's revival are well explained followed by WW2. It also covers the effect on Germany's after the WW2 defeat up until the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Directed by: Dennis Wise
Release date: 2013-01-27
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Survive and Advance
13.

Survive and Advance

4.4
8.5/10 IMDB

Documentary exploring the 1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack men's basketball team's success after being the underdogs in the competitions.

Directed by: Jonathan Hock
Release date: 2013-03-17
14.

One Direction: This Is Us

4.4
4.1/10 IMDB

"One Direction: This Is Us" is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis's really like to be One Direction.

Starring: Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Simon Cowell, Martin Scorsese, Chris Rock, Jon Shone, Dan Richards ..
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Release date: 2013-08-29
15.

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

4.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Captures the laughter, energy and mayhem from Hart's 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour, which spanned 10 countries and 80 cities, and generated over $32 million in ticket sales.

Starring: Kevin Hart, David Terrell, David Jason Perez, Justine Herron, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, William Horton ..
Directed by: Leslie Small
Release date: 2013-07-03
16.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms have exploded into public consciousness by fundamentally changing the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy, and the right to information, perhaps for generations to come. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is an extensive examination of all things related to WikiLeaks and the larger global debate over access to information.

Starring: Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Heather Brooke, Alex Gibney, Robert Manne, John 'Fuzface' McMahon, Michael Hayden, J. William Leonard, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Smári McCarthy ..
Directed by: Alex Gibney
Release date: 2013-05-24
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
17.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

4.3
8.5/10 IMDB

Taking inspiration from Peter M. Bracke's definitive book of the same name, this seven-hour documentary dives into the making of all twelve Friday the 13th films, with all-new interviews from the cast and the crew.

Starring: Corey Feldman, Sean S. Cunningham, Noel Cunningham, Dennis R. Murphy, Victor Miller, Barry Moss, Robbi Morgan, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Ron Millkie ..
Directed by: Daniel Farrands
Release date: 2013-09-13
18.

Generation Iron

4.3
7.0/10 IMDB

Generation Iron - examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders in the sport as they train to compete in the world's most premiere bodybuilding stage - Mr. Olympia.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Michael Jai White, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Katz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Busta Rhymes ..
Directed by: Vlad Yudin
Release date: 2013-09-20
19.

Galapagos with David Attenborough

4.2
8.6/10 IMDB

Two hundred years after Charles Darwin set foot on the shores of the Galápagos Islands, David Attenborough travels to this wild and mysterious archipelago. Amongst the flora and fauna of these enchanted volcanic islands, Darwin formulated his groundbreaking theories on evolution. Journey with Attenborough to explore how life on the islands has continued to evolve in biological isolation, and how the ever-changing volcanic landscape has given birth to species and sub-species that exist nowhere else in the world. Encompassing treacherous journeys, life-forms that forge unlikely companionships, and survival against all odds, Galápagos tells the story of an evolutionary melting pot in which anything and everything is possible.

Starring: David Attenborough ..
Directed by: Martin Williams
Release date: 2013-04-17
20.

The Unbelievers

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss travel the globe promoting a scientific worldview and the rational questioning of religious belief.

Starring: Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Cameron Diaz, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Hawking, Penn Jillette, Eddie Izzard, Werner Herzog ..
Directed by: Gus Holwerda
Release date: 2013-12-13
21.

Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock's puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were at home concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love, and coffee. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson and his 'caffeinated retardedness' as he pushes his rotating door of bandmates to 'achieve ALL,' his philosophy of going for greatness at all costs. Stevenson is a force to be reckoned with--not even grapefruit-sized brain tumors can keep him down.

Starring: Milo Auckerman, Stephen Egerton, Tony Lombardo, Bill Stevenson, Dave Smalley, Doug Carrion, Frank Navetta, Dave Grohl, Mark Hoppus, Mike Watt ..
Directed by: Matt Riggle, Deedle Lacour
Release date: 2013-10-01
22.

The Crash Reel

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

The Crash Reel tells the story of a sport and the risks that athletes face in reaching the pinnacle of their profession. This is Kevin Pearce’s story, a celebrated snowboarder who sustained a brain injury in a trick gone wrong and who now aims, against all the odds, to get back on the snow.

Starring: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Scotty Lago, Jake Burton, Mason Aguirre, Danny Davis, Jack Mitrani ..
Directed by: Lucy Walker
Release date: 2013-06-10
23.

I Am Divine

4.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine (1945-1988) was the ultimate outsider turned underground hero. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine succeeded in becoming an internationally recognized icon, recording artist, and character actor of stage and screen. Glenn went from the often-mocked, schoolyard fat kid to underdog royalty, standing up for millions of gay men and women, drag queens and punk rockers, and countless other socially ostracized misfits and freaks. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture.

Starring: Divine, John Waters, Ricki Lake, Lisa Jane Persky, Bruce Vilanch, Mink Stole, John C. Epperson, David DeCoteau, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Schwarz
Release date: 2013-03-09
24.

Speciesism: The Movie

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic manure lagoons, and coming face-to-face with their owners.

Starring: Steven Best, Richard Dawkins, Temple Grandin, Peter Singer ..
Directed by: Mark Devries
Release date: 2013-09-18
25.

Let the Fire Burn

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Jason Osder delivers an account of the incidents leading up to and during the 1985 standoff between the extremist African-American organization MOVE and Philadelphia authorities. The dramatic clash would claim eleven lives and devastate an entire community.

Starring: Birdie Africa, John Africa, Ramona Africa ..
Directed by: Jason Osder
Release date: 2013-10-02
26.

Bridegroom

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

A documentary that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof.

Starring: Thomas Bridegroom, Shane Bitney Crone, Cindy Bitney, David Crone, Lizzy Mohl, Judy Crone, Pat Managhan, Jessica Mitchell, Sasha Andreev, Chelsea Cannell ..
Directed by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Release date: 2013-04-23
27.

Inequality for All

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich tries to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Starring: Robert Reich, Dolly Parton, Tyne Daly, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore, Candice Bergen, Jon Stewart, Sharon Gless, Conan O'Brien, Barack Obama ..
Directed by: Jacob Kornbluth
Release date: 2013-01-19
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Superman 75
28.

Superman 75

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

An animated short about the 75 years of Superman.

Directed by: Zack Snyder, Bruce Timm
Release date: 2013-10-13
29.

Blood Brother

4.1
8.2/10 IMDB

Rocky Braat went to India as a disillusioned American tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV/AIDS, he decided to stay. He never could have imagined the obstacles he would face. Or the love he would find.

Starring: Rocky Braat ..
Directed by: Steve Hoover
Release date: 2013-01-20
30.

Project Binky

4.1
9.5/10 IMDB

The quest to create a two-litre, turbocharged, 4WD Austin Mini.

Starring: Richard Brunning, Nik Blackhurst ..
Release date: 2013-06-22
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
31.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Anchored by intimate, one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall’s new documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining tribute to the iconic Gore Vidal. Commentary by those who knew him best—including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens—blends with footage from Vidal’s legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time.

Starring: Gore Vidal ..
Directed by: Nicholas D. Wrathall
Release date: 2013-08-04
32.

A Band Called Death

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wasn’t until recently — when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby’s attic nearly 30 years after Death’s heyday — that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them.

Starring: Bobby Hackney, Dannis Hackney, David Hackney, Henry Rollins, Elijah Wood, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Mick Collins, Mickey Leigh, Bobbie Duncan ..
Directed by: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
Release date: 2013-06-27
33.

1

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.

Starring: Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Jackie Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Sebastian Vettel, Bernie Ecclestone, Mario Andretti, Damon Hill ..
Directed by: Paul Crowder
Release date: 2013-09-30
34.

The Class Of ‘92

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

A detailing of the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United football players (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville). The film covers the period 1992-1999, culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph.

Starring: David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Eric Cantona, Danny Boyle, Zinedine Zidane, Robbie Savage ..
Directed by: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner
Release date: 2013-12-01
35.

Good Ol' Freda

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.

Starring: Freda Kelly, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tony Barrow, Billy Hatton ..
Directed by: Ryan White
Release date: 2013-09-06
36.

David Bowie: Five Years

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Featuring a wealth of previously unseen archive, this film looks at how Bowie continually evolved: from Ziggy Stardust to the Soul Star of Young Americans, to the ‘Thin White Duke’. It explores his regeneration in Berlin with the critically acclaimed album Heroes, his triumph with Scary Monsters and his global success with Let’s Dance. With interviews with all his closest collaborators, David Bowie - Five Years presents a unique account of why Bowie has become an ‘icon of our times’.

Starring: Tony Visconti, Nile Rodgers, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Nicolas Roeg, Candy Clark, Earl Slick ..
Directed by: Francis Whately
Release date: 2013-05-25
37.

Mistaken for Strangers

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Mistaken for Strangers follows The National on its biggest tour to date. Newbie roadie Tom (lead singer Matt Berninger’s younger brother) is a heavy metal and horror movie enthusiast, and can't help but put his own spin on the experience. Inevitably, Tom’s moonlighting as an irreverent documentarian creates some drama for the band on the road. The film is a hilarious and touching look at two very different brothers, and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration.

Starring: Matt Berninger, Tom Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Carin Besser ..
Directed by: Tom Berninger
Release date: 2013-09-19
38.

Muscle Shoals

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: “Mustang Sally,” “I Never Loved a Man,” “Wild Horses,” and many more. During the most incendiary periods of racial hostility, white folks and black folks came together to create music that would last for generations and gave birth to the incomparable “Muscle Shoals sound.”

Starring: Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Jesse Boyce, Donna Godchaux, Edward King ..
Directed by: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Release date: 2013-08-16
39.

Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward

3.9
8.7/10 IMDB

The brutal trilogy of light-welterweight fights between Arturo 'Thunder' Gatti and 'Irish' Mickey Ward is the focus of this documentary.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Micky Ward, Arturo Gatti, Larry Merchant, Michael Buffer, Dicky Eklund, Charlene Ward, Sofia Gatti, Ida Gatti, Lou DiBella ..
Directed by: Gabe Spitzer, Bentley Weiner
Release date: 2013-10-19
40.

Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

The aim: to select the ideal mode of transport for each leg of a pilgrimage from Venice, Italy to Pau in France – home to a legendary street circuit and the origins of Grand Prix racing. On the way we prepare by taking to the track at Monza – the home of Italian Formula One. We try to get noticed on the road course in Monaco in a Bugatti, a Lamborghini and a Model T Ford. After cruising the canals in Venice we take to the tarmac and things look good - thanks to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Mercedes SLS Black. Throw in a Pagani Huayra, Porsche Cayman S and a GT3 as well as the Aston Martin Vanquish centenary edition, Bentley V8 convertible, Rolls Royce Phantom coupe and the face-bending BAC Mono all seems pretty perfect to us.

Starring: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May ..
Directed by: Phil Churchward
Release date: 2013-11-17
41.

The Armstrong Lie

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

In 2009, Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong says himself, “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”

Starring: Lance Armstrong, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Reed Albergotti, Johan Bruyneel, Daniel Coyle, Michele Ferrari, Michael Bloomberg, Anderson Cooper, Bill Clinton ..
Directed by: Alex Gibney
Release date: 2013-09-08
42.

Hawking

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous contemporary scientist, told in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world, both past and present.

Starring: Stephen Hawking ..
Directed by: Stephen Finnigan
Release date: 2013-03-11
43.

3.11: Surviving Japan

3.9
8.5/10 IMDB

True story of an American volunteer who discovered the unvarnished truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster cover-up while living in Japan. A critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief by an American who volunteered in the clean-up.

Starring: Christopher Noland, Helen Caldicott, Katsunobu Sakurai ..
Directed by: Christopher Noland
Release date: 2013-03-11
44.

Return to Homs

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Filmed over 3 years in Homs, accompanying 2 outstanding young men from the time they were only dreaming of freedom to the time when they are forced to change course. Basset, the 19yo national football team goalkeeper, who became an outspoken demonstration leader in the city, then an icon revolution singer, till he becomes a fighter... a militia leader. Ossama, his 24yo friend, renowned citizen journalist, cynical pacifist... as his views are forced to change, until he is detained by army secret service. It is the story of a city, of which the world have heard a lot, but never really got closer than news, never really had the chance to experience how a war erupted. a modern times epic of youth in war time.

Directed by: Talal Derki
Release date: 2013-11-20
45.

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Filling the giant screen with stunning time-lapse vistas of Antarctica, and detailing year-round life at McMurdo and Scott Base, Anthony Powell’s documentary is a potent hymn to the icy continent and the heavens above.

Starring: Genevieve Bachman, William Brotman, Michael Christiansen, Tom Hamann, George Lampman, Peter Lund, Keri Nelson, Casey O'Brien, Anthony Powell, Andrew Velman ..
Directed by: Anthony Powell
Release date: 2013-09-05
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Neurons to Nirvana
46.

Neurons to Nirvana

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Through interviews with leading psychologists and scientists, Neurons to Nirvana explores the history of four powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA and Ayahuasca) and their previously established medicinal potential. Strictly focusing on the science and medicinal properties of these drugs, Neurons to Nirvana looks into why our society has created such a social and political bias against even allowing research to continue the exploration of any possible positive effects they can present in treating some of today's most challenging afflictions.

Starring: Gabor Mate, Julie Holland, Rick Doblin, Ralph Metzner, Charles Grob, David Healy, David E. Nichols, David Nutt, Dennis J. McKenna, Gillian Maxwell ..
Directed by: Oliver Hockenhull, Mikki Willis
Release date: 2013-10-19
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Mankind: The Story of All of Us
47.

Mankind: The Story of All of Us

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Follow-up to 'America the Story of Us'. Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of history, now adopted by universities across the globe. 'Big history' focuses on the forces of nature to show how mankind's path is guided by events that stretch back, not hundreds, but thousands, even millions of years. How the power of science, from geology and astronomy, to physics and biology, combined to shape our shared human journey. Revealing astounding global connections, and an astonishing interconnected story. This is history without limits. Free from boundaries and politics. Our story, like it's never been told before.

Starring: Josh Brolin ..
Release date: 2013-02-26
48.

Gasland Part II

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Two years ago, Josh Fox introduced us to hydraulic fracturing with his Oscar®-nominated exposé Gasland. Now this once-touted energy source has become a widely discussed, contentious topic. In his follow-up, Fox reveals the extreme circumstances facing those affected by fracking, from earthquakes to the use of federal anti-terror psychological operations tactics. Gasland Part II is the definitive proof that issues raised by fracking cannot be ignored for long.

Directed by: Josh Fox
Release date: 2013-04-20
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Travis: A Soldier's Story
49.

Travis: A Soldier's Story

3.9
9.0/10 IMDB

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, one of five quadruple amputees to survive their injuries, provides insight into the life of a wounded soldier as he faces the physical and emotional challenges of his wounds.

Directed by: Jonathon Link
Release date: 2013-08-15
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told
50.

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A revisionist biography of Adolf Hitler and history of the Second World War, detailing the origins and rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

Starring: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin ..
Directed by: Dennis Wise
Release date: 2013-01-27

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