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% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
2.  98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
3.  100% Man on Wire (2008)
4.  97% Life Itself (2014)
5.  99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
6.  100% Minding the Gap (2018)
7.  96% Three Identical Strangers (2018)
8.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
9.  95% Amy (2015)
10.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
11.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
12.  98% Kedi (2017)
13.  98% Blackfish (2013)
14.  98% Murderball (2005)
15.  96% Weiner (2016)
16.  99% Tower (2016)
17.  98% Inside Job (2010)
18.  100% Shirkers (2018)
19.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
20.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
21.  95% RBG (2018)
22.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
23.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
24.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
25.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
26.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
27.  100% Waste Land (2010)
28.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
29.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
30.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
31.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
32.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
33.  100% Strong Island (2017)
34.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
35.  99% The Overnighters (2014)
36.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
37.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
38.  98% Iris (2015)
39.  97% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
40.  99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
41.  97% Project Nim (2011)
42.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
43.  99% 56 Up (2013)
44.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
45.  97% Spellbound (2002)
46.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
47.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
48.  100% We Were Here (2011)
49.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
50.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
51.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
52.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
53.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
54.  98% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
55.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
56.  97% 13th (2016)
57.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
58.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
59.  97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
60.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
61.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
62.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
63.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
64.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
65.  96% The Imposter (2012)
66.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
67.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
68.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
69.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
70.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
71.  92% Sicko (2007)
72.  96% Undefeated (2012)
73.  98% Marwencol (2010)
74.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
75.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
76.  98% Blindsight (2006)
77.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
78.  98% The Island President (2012)
79.  98% Sound City (2013)
80.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
81.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
82.  96% Restrepo (2010)
83.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
84.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
85.  98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
86.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
87.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
88.  98% Surfwise (2007)
89.  95% The Cove (2009)
90.  95% Wordplay (2006)
91.  97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
92.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
93.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
94.  96% Control Room (2004)
95.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
96.  95% The Queen of Versailles (2012)
97.  97% 49 Up (2006)
98.  94% Room 237 (2013)
99.  95% Winged Migration (2003)
100.  95% Marley (2012)