Top 100 Documentary Movies - Rotten Tomatoes

Top 100 Documentary Movies

Best of Rotten Tomatoes

Best of Rotten Tomatoes

Movies with 40 or more critic reviews vie for their place in history at Rotten Tomatoes. Eligible movies are ranked based on their Adjusted Scores.

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Rank Tomatometer Title
1. 100% Man on Wire (2008)
2. 97% Life Itself (2014)
3. 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
4. 98% Citizenfour (2014)
5. 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
6. 98% Murderball (2005)
7. 98% Blackfish (2013)
8. 100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
9. 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
10. 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
11. 98% Inside Job (2010)
12. 96% Amy (2015)
13. 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
14. 100% The Square (2013)
15. 98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
16. 98% Project Nim (2011)
17. 99% The Missing Picture (2014)
18. 98% Spellbound (2002)
19. 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
20. 100% Waste Land (2010)
21. 100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
22. 100% Afghan Star (2009)
23. 98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
24. 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
25. 99% The Interrupters (2011)
26. 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
27. 100% Sound City (2013)
28. 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
29. 100% Last Train Home (2010)
30. 98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
31. 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
32. 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
33. 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
34. 100% We Were Here (2011)
35. 97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
36. 99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
37. 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
38. 98% Iris (2015)
39. 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
40. 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
41. 98% When We Were Kings (1996)
42. 98% 56 Up (2013)
43. 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
44. 98% The Overnighters (2014)
45. 94% March of the Penguins (2005)
46. 98% The Invisible War (2012)
47. 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
48. 97% Red Army (2015)
49. 95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
50. 98% The War Tapes (2006)
51. 96% The Look of Silence (2015)
52. 96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
53. 96% Winged Migration (2003)
54. 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
55. 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
56. 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
57. 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
58. 98% Marwencol (2010)
59. 98% Blindsight (2006)
60. 98% The Island President (2012)
61. 98% Heart of a Dog (2015)
62. 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
63. 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
64. 96% Undefeated (2012)
65. 98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
66. 96% Food, Inc. (2009)
67. 98% Surfwise (2007)
68. 98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
69. 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
70. 96% Restrepo (2010)
71. 98% Finders Keepers (2015)
72. 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)
73. 98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
74. 95% Wordplay (2006)
75. 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
76. 96% Control Room (2004)
77. 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
78. 98% The Last Waltz (2002)
79. 95% West of Memphis (2012)
80. 96% No End in Sight (2007)
81. 96% Born Into Brothels (2004)
82. 96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
83. 95% The Imposter (2012)
84. 94% Stories We Tell (2013)
85. 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015)
86. 94% Room 237 (2013)
87. 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
88. 97% Sweetgrass (2009)
89. 96% Trouble the Water (2008)
90. 97% A Film Unfinished (2010)
91. 95% Marley (2012)
92. 96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)
93. 95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
94. 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013)
95. 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
96. 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003)
97. 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014)
98. 96% Chasing Ice (2012)
99. 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
100. 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012)