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.  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% Tower (2016)
9.  98% Blackfish (2013)
10.  98% Murderball (2005)
11.  98% Kedi (2017)
12.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
13.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
14.  98% Inside Job (2010)
15.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
16.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
17.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
18.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
19.  98% Spellbound (2002)
20.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
21.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
22.  98% Project Nim (2011)
23.  94% Amy (2015)
24.  100% Waste Land (2010)
25.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
26.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
27.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
28.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
29.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
30.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
31.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
32.  98% Iris (2015)
33.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
34.  96% The Act Of Killing (2013)
35.  100% Sound City (2013)
36.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
37.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
38.  98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
39.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
40.  97% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
41.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
42.  100% We Were Here (2011)
43.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
44.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
45.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
46.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
47.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
48.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
49.  98% The Overnighters (2014)
50.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
51.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
52.  98% 56 Up (2013)
53.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
54.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
55.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
56.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
57.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
58.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
59.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
60.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
61.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
62.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
63.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
64.  96% Undefeated (2012)
65.  98% Marwencol (2010)
66.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
67.  98% Blindsight (2006)
68.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
69.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
70.  92% Sicko (2007)
71.  98% The Island President (2012)
72.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
73.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
74.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
75.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
76.  96% Restrepo (2010)
77.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
78.  98% Surfwise (2007)
79.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
80.  97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
81.  95% Wordplay (2006)
82.  94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
83.  96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
84.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
85.  96% Control Room (2004)
86.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
87.  96% 13th (2016)
88.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
89.  95% The Imposter (2012)
90.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
91.  95% Gimme Danger (2016)
92.  94% Room 237 (2013)
93.  96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)
94.  95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014)
95.  96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
96.  95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
97.  95% Marley (2012)
98.  97% A Film Unfinished (2010)
99.  96% Trouble the Water (2008)
100.  93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006)