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. 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
5. 98% Citizenfour (2014)
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% Inside Job (2010)
11. 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
12. 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
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% Spellbound (2002)
17. 98% Project Nim (2011)
18. 99% The Missing Picture (2014)
19. 100% Waste Land (2010)
20. 100% Afghan Star (2009)
21. 98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
22. 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
23. 99% The Interrupters (2011)
24. 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
25. 95% Apollo 13 (1995)
26. 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
27. 100% Sound City (2013)
28. 100% Last Train Home (2010)
29. 98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
30. 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
31. 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
32. 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
33. 100% We Were Here (2011)
34. 97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
35. 99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
36. 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
37. 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
38. 98% When We Were Kings (1996)
39. 98% 56 Up (2013)
40. 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
41. 98% The Overnighters (2014)
42. 94% March of the Penguins (2005)
43. 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
44. 98% The Invisible War (2012)
45. 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
46. 98% Iris (2015)
47. 95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
48. 98% The War Tapes (2006)
49. 96% Winged Migration (2003)
50. 96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
51. 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
52. 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
53. 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
54. 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
55. 98% Marwencol (2010)
56. 98% Blindsight (2006)
57. 98% The Island President (2012)
58. 98% The Last of the Unjust (2014)
59. 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
60. 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
61. 96% Undefeated (2012)
62. 98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
63. 96% Food, Inc. (2009)
64. 98% Surfwise (2007)
65. 98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
66. 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
67. 92% Sicko (2007)
68. 96% Restrepo (2010)
69. 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) (2003)
70. 98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
71. 95% Wordplay (2006)
72. 96% Red Army (2015)
73. 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
74. 96% Control Room (2004)
75. 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
76. 98% The Last Waltz (2002)
77. 96% No End in Sight (2007)
78. 95% West of Memphis (2012)
79. 96% Born Into Brothels (2004)
80. 96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
81. 95% The Imposter (2012)
82. 94% Stories We Tell (2013)
83. 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
84. 96% Trouble the Water (2008)
85. 97% Sweetgrass (2009)
86. 96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)
87. 97% A Film Unfinished (2010)
88. 95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
89. 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013)
90. 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
91. 95% Marley (2012)
92. 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003)
93. 96% Chasing Ice (2012)
94. 94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
95. 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)
96. 96% Festival Express (2003)
97. 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
98. 93% Super Size Me (2004)
99. 96% National Gallery (2014)
100. 94% The Cove (2009)