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% The Interrupters (2011)
9. 100% Deliver Us From Evil (2006)
10. 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
11. 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
12. 98% Inside Job (2010)
13. 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
14. 100% The Square (2013)
15. 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
16. 98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
17. 98% Spellbound (2002)
18. 99% The Missing Picture (2014)
19. 98% Project Nim (2011)
20. 100% Waste Land (2010)
21. 100% Afghan Star (2009)
22. 98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
23. 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
24. 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
25. 95% Apollo 13 (1995)
26. 100% Sound City (2013)
27. 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
28. 100% Last Train Home (2010)
29. 99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
30. 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
31. 98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
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% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
40. 98% The Overnighters (2014)
41. 98% 56 Up (2013)
42. 98% The Invisible War (2012)
43. 94% March of the Penguins (2005)
44. 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
45. 95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
46. 98% The War Tapes (2006)
47. 96% Winged Migration (2003)
48. 96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
49. 95% Stories We Tell (2013)
50. 97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
51. 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
52. 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
53. 98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
54. 98% Marwencol (2010)
55. 98% Blindsight (2006)
56. 98% The Island President (2012)
57. 98% The Last of the Unjust (2014)
58. 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
59. 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
60. 96% Undefeated (2012)
61. 98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
62. 96% Food, Inc. (2009)
63. 98% Surfwise (2007)
64. 98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
65. 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
66. 95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
67. 96% Restrepo (2010)
68. 92% Sicko (2007)
69. 96% Red Army (2015)
70. 98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) (2003)
71. 98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
72. 95% Wordplay (2006)
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. 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
83. 96% Trouble the Water (2008)
84. 97% Sweetgrass (2009)
85. 96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)
86. 97% A Film Unfinished (2010)
87. 95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
88. 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013)
89. 95% Marley (2012)
90. 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003)
91. 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
92. 96% Chasing Ice (2012)
93. 95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)
94. 96% Festival Express (2003)
95. 93% Super Size Me (2004)
96. 96% National Gallery (2014)
97. 94% The Cove (2009)
98. 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
99. 95% Crumb (1995)
100. 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)