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% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
2.  99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
3.  99% Apollo 11 (2019)
4.  100% Man on Wire (2008)
5.  99% Amazing Grace (2019)
6.  97% Life Itself (2014)
7.  99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
8.  100% Minding the Gap (2018)
9.  97% Three Identical Strangers (2018)
10.  100% Knock Down the House (2019)
11.  99% McQueen (2018)
12.  97% Weiner (2016)
13.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
14.  95% Amy (2015)
15.  97% Free Solo (2018)
16.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
17.  98% Kedi (2017)
18.  98% Maiden (2019)
19.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
20.  98% Blackfish (2013)
21.  98% Murderball (2005)
22.  99% Tower (2016)
23.  100% Shirkers (2018)
24.  98% Inside Job (2010)
25.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
26.  99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)
27.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
28.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
29.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
30.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
31.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
32.  98% One Child Nation (2019)
33.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
34.  100% Waste Land (2010)
35.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
36.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
37.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
38.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
39.  100% Strong Island (2017)
40.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
41.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
42.  98% Iris (2015)
43.  97% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
44.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
45.  97% Project Nim (2011)
46.  94% RBG (2018)
47.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
48.  100% Sound City (2013)
49.  99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
50.  99% 56 Up (2013)
51.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
52.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
53.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
54.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
55.  97% Spellbound (2002)
56.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
57.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
58.  100% We Were Here (2011)
59.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
60.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
61.  98% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
62.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
63.  97% 13th (2016)
64.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
65.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
66.  97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
67.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
68.  97% Restrepo (2010)
69.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
70.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
71.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
72.  97% Muscle Shoals (2013)
73.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
74.  98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)
75.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
76.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
77.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
78.  95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
79.  92% Sicko (2007)
80.  97% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
81.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
82.  97% The Overnighters (2014)
83.  97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)
84.  96% Undefeated (2012)
85.  98% Marwencol (2010)
86.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
87.  96% American Factory (2019)
88.  96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019)
89.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
90.  98% The Island President (2012)
91.  97% Pick of the Litter (2018)
92.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
93.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
94.  98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018)
95.  98% Blindsight (2006)
96.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
97.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
98.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
99.  98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
100.  96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)