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.  98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
3.  97% Life Itself (2014)
4.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
5.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
6.  97% Weiner (2016)
7.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
8.  100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
9.  99% City of Ghosts (2017)
10.  100% Tower (2016)
11.  98% Blackfish (2013)
12.  98% Murderball (2005)
13.  95% Amy (2015)
14.  98% Kedi (2017)
15.  99% Cameraperson (2016)
16.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
17.  98% Inside Job (2010)
18.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
19.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
20.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
21.  100% Jane (2017)
22.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
23.  99% Whose Streets? (2017)
24.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
25.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
26.  98% Project Nim (2011)
27.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
28.  98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
29.  98% Spellbound (2002)
30.  100% Waste Land (2010)
31.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
32.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
33.  100% O.J.: Made in America (2016)
34.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
35.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
36.  100% The Work (2017)
37.  100% Trophy (2017)
38.  100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017)
39.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
40.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
41.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
42.  100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015)
43.  98% Iris (2015)
44.  96% The Act Of Killing (2013)
45.  100% Sound City (2013)
46.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
47.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
48.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
49.  98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
50.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
51.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
52.  100% We Were Here (2011)
53.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
54.  99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
55.  98% Heart of a Dog (2015)
56.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
57.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
58.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
59.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
60.  96% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
61.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
62.  97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015)
63.  98% The Overnighters (2014)
64.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
65.  98% 56 Up (2013)
66.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
67.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
68.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
69.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
70.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
71.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
72.  98% Dina (2017)
73.  98% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)
74.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
75.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
76.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
77.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
78.  96% Undefeated (2012)
79.  98% Marwencol (2010)
80.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
81.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
82.  98% Blindsight (2006)
83.  96% Red Army (2015)
84.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
85.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
86.  98% The Island President (2012)
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.  92% Sicko (2007)
92.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
93.  96% Restrepo (2010)
94.  98% Surfwise (2007)
95.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
96.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
97.  98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
98.  98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)
99.  96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
100.  95% Wordplay (2006)