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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. 98% The Last Waltz (1978) 44
3. 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) 110
4. 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) 91
5. 98% Murderball (2005) 138
6. 99% The Missing Picture (2014) 69
7. 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2007) 134
8. 98% Blackfish (2013) 119
9. 100% The Interrupters (2011) 84
10. 100% Deliver Us From Evil (2006) 71
11. 98% Inside Job (2010) 142
12. 100% The Square (2013) 58
13. 98% Spellbound (2002) 137
14. 98% The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) 138
15. 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 87
16. 98% Project Nim (2011) 131
17. 100% Afghan Star (2008) 60
18. 100% Waste Land (2010) 68
19. 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) 49
20. 100% Last Train Home (2009) 51
21. 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) 70
22. 100% Sound City (2013) 41
23. 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2002) 147
24. 95% Apollo 13 (1995) 81
25. 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2002) 76
26. 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) 43
27. 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) 143
28. 100% Nostalgia for the Light (2010) 42
29. 100% We Were Here (2011) 41
30. 98% This Is Not a Film (2012) 86
31. 99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002) 70
32. 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) 163
33. 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2010) 67
34. 98% When We Were Kings (1996) 43
35. 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) 53
36. 97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2004) 117
37. 94% March of the Penguins (2005) 180
38. 98% The Invisible War (2012) 66
39. 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) 62
40. 98% 56 Up (2012) 63
41. 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) 132
42. 98% The War Tapes (2006) 64
43. 95% Stories We Tell (2013) 127
44. 96% Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) (2003) 131
45. 96% Food, Inc. (2008) 106
46. 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1999) 60
47. 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) 53
48. 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 76
49. 98% Marwencol (2010) 58
50. 98% Blindsight (2008) 49
51. 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) 48
52. 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) 48
53. 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) 49
54. 92% Sicko (2007) 211
55. 98% The Island President (2012) 46
56. 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) 42
57. 98% Surfwise (2007) 45
58. 96% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) 98
59. 98% Born To Be Wild (2011) 49
60. 98% The Life of Reilly (2007) 42
61. 96% Restrepo (2010) 110
62. 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) (2003) 48
63. 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 117
64. 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) 108
65. 96% Control Room (2003) 109
66. 95% Wordplay (2005) 121
67. 96% Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2003) 105
68. 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) 80
69. 97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008) 60
70. 95% West of Memphis (2012) 111
71. 95% The Imposter (2012) 108
72. 96% Undefeated (2011) 94
73. 95% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) 127
74. 97% A Film Unfinished (2010) 62
75. 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) 71
76. 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) 76
77. 95% Marley (2012) 100
78. 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003) 58
79. 96% Trouble the Water (2008) 74
80. 96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001) 82
81. 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) 158
82. 94% The Cove (2008) 126
83. 96% Chasing Ice (2012) 68
84. 96% Festival Express (2003) 79
85. 95% No End in Sight (2007) 94
86. 93% Super Size Me (2003) 170
87. 95% Crumb (1995) 41
88. 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004) 97
89. 94% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 111
90. 95% Pina (2011) 93
91. 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) 105
92. 96% Sweetgrass (2009) 57
93. 94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) 109
94. 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) 52
95. 96% Deep Water (2006) 54
96. 93% Grizzly Man (2005) 135
97. 96% Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009) 54
98. 93% Room 237 (2013) 120
99. 96% Up the Yangtze (2007) 51
100. 96% The Crash Reel (2013) 45

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