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.  98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
2.  100% Man on Wire (2008)
3.  97% Life Itself (2014)
4.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
5.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
6.  100% Tower (2016)
7.  95% Amy (2015)
8.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
9.  98% Kedi (2017)
10.  98% Blackfish (2013)
11.  98% Murderball (2005)
12.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
13.  96% Weiner (2016)
14.  98% Inside Job (2010)
15.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
16.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
17.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
18.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
19.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
20.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
21.  98% Spellbound (2002)
22.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
23.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
24.  100% Waste Land (2010)
25.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
26.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
27.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
28.  100% Strong Island (2017)
29.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
30.  96% The Act Of Killing (2013)
31.  98% Iris (2015)
32.  99% The Overnighters (2014)
33.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
34.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
35.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
36.  100% Sound City (2013)
37.  99% 56 Up (2013)
38.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
39.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
40.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
41.  97% Project Nim (2011)
42.  97% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
43.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
44.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
45.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
46.  100% We Were Here (2011)
47.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
48.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
49.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
50.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
51.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
52.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
53.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
54.  97% Restrepo (2010)
55.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
56.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
57.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
58.  96% The Imposter (2012)
59.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
60.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
61.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
62.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
63.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
64.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
65.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
66.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
67.  96% Undefeated (2012)
68.  98% Marwencol (2010)
69.  98% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)
70.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
71.  98% Blindsight (2006)
72.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
73.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
74.  92% Sicko (2007)
75.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
76.  98% The Island President (2012)
77.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
78.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
79.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
80.  98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
81.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
82.  98% Surfwise (2007)
83.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
84.  97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
85.  95% Wordplay (2006)
86.  96% 13th (2016)
87.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
88.  96% Control Room (2004)
89.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
90.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
91.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
92.  95% The Queen of Versailles (2012)
93.  94% Room 237 (2013)
94.  95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014)
95.  96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)
96.  95% Marley (2012)
97.  97% Sweetgrass (2009)
98.  96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
99.  97% A Film Unfinished (2010)
100.  95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)