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