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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 No. of Reviews
1. 100% Man on Wire (2008) 151
2. 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) 109
3. 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) 91
4. 99% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) 90
5. 98% Murderball (2005) 138
6. 97% Life Itself (2014) 131
7. 98% Blackfish (2013) 119
8. 100% The Interrupters (2011) 84
9. 100% Deliver Us From Evil (2006) 71
10. 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) 134
11. 98% Inside Job (2010) 142
12. 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 87
13. 100% The Square (2013) 59
14. 98% The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) 138
15. 98% Spellbound (2002) 137
16. 99% The Missing Picture (2014) 74
17. 98% Project Nim (2011) 131
18. 100% Waste Land (2010) 68
19. 100% Afghan Star (2009) 60
20. 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) 49
21. 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) 143
22. 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) 70
23. 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) 147
24. 100% Sound City (2013) 41
25. 100% Last Train Home (2010) 51
26. 95% Apollo 13 (1995) 81
27. 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) 76
28. 98% This Is Not a Film (2012) 87
29. 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) 43
30. 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011) 42
31. 100% We Were Here (2011) 41
32. 97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) 117
33. 99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002) 70
34. 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) 163
35. 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) 67
36. 98% When We Were Kings (1996) 44
37. 98% 56 Up (2013) 64
38. 98% The Invisible War (2012) 66
39. 94% March of the Penguins (2005) 180
40. 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) 55
41. 98% The War Tapes (2006) 64
42. 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) 132
43. 96% Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) (2003) 131
44. 95% Stories We Tell (2013) 127
45. 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 76
46. 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) 53
47. 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) 48
48. 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) 48
49. 98% Marwencol (2010) 58
50. 98% Blindsight (2006) 49
51. 98% The Island President (2012) 46
52. 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) 49
53. 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) 42
54. 96% Undefeated (2012) 94
55. 98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) 41
56. 96% Food, Inc. (2009) 106
57. 98% Surfwise (2007) 45
58. 98% Born To Be Wild (2011) 49
59. 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000) 65
60. 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 117
61. 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) (2003) 48
62. 92% Sicko (2007) 211
63. 98% The Life of Reilly (2007) 42
64. 96% Restrepo (2010) 110
65. 96% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) 98
66. 95% Wordplay (2006) 121
67. 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) 108
68. 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008) 60
69. 96% Control Room (2004) 109
70. 98% The Last Waltz (2002) 44
71. 95% West of Memphis (2012) 111
72. 96% Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004) 105
73. 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) 80
74. 95% The Imposter (2012) 108
75. 95% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) 128
76. 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) 76
77. 96% Trouble the Water (2008) 74
78. 97% A Film Unfinished (2010) 62
79. 96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001) 82
80. 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) 72
81. 95% Marley (2012) 100
82. 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003) 58
83. 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) 158
84. 96% Chasing Ice (2012) 68
85. 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) 97
86. 96% Festival Express (2003) 79
87. 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) 77
88. 95% No End in Sight (2007) 94
89. 93% Super Size Me (2004) 170
90. 94% The Cove (2009) 126
91. 95% Crumb (1995) 41
92. 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) 105
93. 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) 52
94. 95% Pina (2011) 93
95. 96% Deep Water (2006) 54
96. 96% I Am Divine (2013) 49
97. 96% Sweetgrass (2009) 57
98. 94% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 111
99. 93% Grizzly Man (2005) 135
100. 93% Room 237 (2013) 121
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