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.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
5.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
6.  100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
7.  97% Weiner (2016)
8.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
9.  100% Tower (2016)
10.  99% City of Ghosts (2017)
11.  98% Blackfish (2013)
12.  95% Amy (2015)
13.  98% Murderball (2005)
14.  98% Kedi (2017)
15.  99% Jane (2017)
16.  99% Cameraperson (2016)
17.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
18.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
19.  98% Inside Job (2010)
20.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
21.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
22.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
23.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
24.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
25.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
26.  98% Project Nim (2011)
27.  100% The Work (2017)
28.  98% Spellbound (2002)
29.  100% Quest (2017)
30.  100% Waste Land (2010)
31.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
32.  100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017)
33.  100% O.J.: Made in America (2016)
34.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
35.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
36.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
37.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
38.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
39.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
40.  98% Iris (2015)
41.  96% The Act Of Killing (2013)
42.  100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015)
43.  100% Sound City (2013)
44.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
45.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
46.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
47.  98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
48.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
49.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
50.  100% We Were Here (2011)
51.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
52.  97% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
53.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
54.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
55.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
56.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
57.  96% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
58.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
59.  97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015)
60.  98% The Overnighters (2014)
61.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
62.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
63.  98% 56 Up (2013)
64.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
65.  97% Whose Streets? (2017)
66.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
67.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
68.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
69.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
70.  98% Dina (2017)
71.  98% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)
72.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
73.  98% Trophy (2017)
74.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
75.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
76.  98% The Last Laugh (2017)
77.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
78.  96% Undefeated (2012)
79.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
80.  98% Marwencol (2010)
81.  98% Blindsight (2006)
82.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
83.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
84.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
85.  98% The Island President (2012)
86.  92% Sicko (2007)
87.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
88.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
89.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
90.  98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)
91.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
92.  96% Restrepo (2010)
93.  98% Surfwise (2007)
94.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
95.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
96.  98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
97.  95% Wordplay (2006)
98.  98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)
99.  96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
100.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)