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.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
7.  98% Blackfish (2013)
8.  97% Weiner (2016)
9.  98% Murderball (2005)
10.  100% Tower (2016)
11.  95% Amy (2015)
12.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
13.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
14.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
15.  99% Cameraperson (2016)
16.  98% Inside Job (2010)
17.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
18.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
19.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
20.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
21.  98% Project Nim (2011)
22.  98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
23.  98% Spellbound (2002)
24.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
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.  100% O.J.: Made in America (2016)
33.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
34.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
35.  100% Sound City (2013)
36.  98% Iris (2015)
37.  96% The Act Of Killing (2013)
38.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
39.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
40.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
41.  100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015)
42.  98% This Is Not a Film (2012)
43.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
44.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
45.  100% We Were Here (2011)
46.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
47.  99% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
48.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
49.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
50.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
51.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
52.  96% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
53.  97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015)
54.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
55.  97% Red Army (2015)
56.  98% The Overnighters (2014)
57.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
58.  98% 56 Up (2013)
59.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
60.  97% Kedi (2017)
61.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
62.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
63.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
64.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
65.  95% Stories We Tell (2013)
66.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
67.  97% Heart of a Dog (2015)
68.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
69.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
70.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
71.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
72.  98% Marwencol (2010)
73.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
74.  97% Dark Horse (2016)
75.  98% Blindsight (2006)
76.  98% The Island President (2012)
77.  96% Undefeated (2012)
78.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
79.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
80.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
81.  98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)
82.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
83.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
84.  96% Food, Inc. (2009)
85.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
86.  96% Restrepo (2010)
87.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
88.  98% Surfwise (2007)
89.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
90.  97% Gleason (2016)
91.  98% Chavez: Inside the Coup (2003)
92.  98% The Life of Reilly (2007)
93.  96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
94.  95% Wordplay (2006)
95.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
96.  96% Control Room (2004)
97.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
98.  96% Born Into Brothels (2004)
99.  95% The Imposter (2012)
100.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)