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.  100% Man on Wire (2008)
2.  97% Life Itself (2014)
3.  98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
4.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
5.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
6.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
7.  100% Tower (2016)
8.  97% Weiner (2016)
9.  98% Blackfish (2013)
10.  98% Murderball (2005)
11.  95% Amy (2015)
12.  99% City of Ghosts (2017)
13.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
14.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
15.  99% Cameraperson (2016)
16.  98% Inside Job (2010)
17.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
18.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
19.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
20.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
21.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
22.  98% Project Nim (2011)
23.  98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
24.  98% Spellbound (2002)
25.  100% Waste Land (2010)
26.  98% Kedi (2017)
27.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
28.  100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)
29.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
30.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
31.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
32.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
33.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
34.  100% O.J.: Made in America (2016)
35.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
36.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
37.  100% Sound City (2013)
38.  98% Iris (2015)
39.  100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015)
40.  96% The Act Of Killing (2013)
41.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
42.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
43.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
44.  98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
45.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
46.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
47.  100% We Were Here (2011)
48.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
49.  99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
50.  98% Heart of a Dog (2015)
51.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
52.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
53.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
54.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
55.  96% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
56.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
57.  97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015)
58.  98% The Overnighters (2014)
59.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
60.  98% 56 Up (2013)
61.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
62.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
63.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
64.  98% Whose Streets? (2017)
65.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
66.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
67.  95% Stories We Tell (2013)
68.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
69.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
70.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
71.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
72.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
73.  96% Undefeated (2012)
74.  97% Dark Horse (2016)
75.  98% Marwencol (2010)
76.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
77.  96% Red Army (2015)
78.  98% The Island President (2012)
79.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
80.  98% Blindsight (2006)
81.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
82.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
83.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
84.  98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)
85.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
86.  96% Food, Inc. (2009)
87.  92% Sicko (2007)
88.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
89.  96% Restrepo (2010)
90.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
91.  98% Surfwise (2007)
92.  95% Best Of Enemies (2015)
93.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
94.  98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)
95.  98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
96.  96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
97.  95% Wordplay (2006)
98.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
99.  96% Control Room (2004)
100.  96% No End in Sight (2007)