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.  97% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
2.  99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
3.  99% Apollo 11 (2019)
4.  98% Life Itself (2014)
5.  100% Man on Wire (2008)
6.  99% Amazing Grace (2019)
7.  100% Minding the Gap (2018)
8.  99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
9.  97% Three Identical Strangers (2018)
10.  99% McQueen (2018)
11.  100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020)
12.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
13.  97% Weiner (2016)
14.  95% Amy (2015)
15.  100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)
16.  99% Collective (Colectiv) (2020)
17.  97% Free Solo (2018)
18.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
19.  98% Kedi (2017)
20.  99% Totally Under Control (2020)
21.  100% Stop Making Sense (1984)
22.  99% Knock Down the House (2019)
23.  98% Blackfish (2013)
24.  98% Time (2020)
25.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
26.  98% Maiden (2019)
27.  98% Murderball (2005)
28.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
29.  100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020)
30.  99% Tower (2016)
31.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
32.  100% Shirkers (2018)
33.  100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020)
34.  98% Inside Job (2010)
35.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
36.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
37.  100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020)
38.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
39.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
40.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
41.  98% Paris Is Burning (1991)
42.  100% Athlete A (2020)
43.  98% One Child Nation (2019)
44.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
45.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
46.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
47.  100% Waste Land (2010)
48.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
49.  99% On the Record (2020)
50.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
51.  100% Slay the Dragon (2020)
52.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
53.  100% Strong Island (2017)
54.  97% Project Nim (2011)
55.  98% Iris (2015)
56.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
57.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
58.  100% Rewind (2020)
59.  100% A Secret Love (2020)
60.  98% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)
61.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
62.  100% Sound City (2013)
63.  99% 56 Up (2013)
64.  99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
65.  100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017)
66.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
67.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
68.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
69.  100% More Than Honey (2013)
70.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
71.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
72.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
73.  100% We Were Here (2011)
74.  97% Spellbound (2002)
75.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
76.  100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011)
77.  98% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
78.  97% 13th (2016)
79.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
80.  98% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
81.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
82.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
83.  93% RBG (2018)
84.  98% The Fight (2020)
85.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
86.  96% The Painter and the Thief (2020)
87.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
88.  97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
89.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
90.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
91.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
92.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
93.  97% Muscle Shoals (2013)
94.  98% Circus of Books (2020)
95.  94% Boys State (2020)
96.  98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)
97.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
98.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
99.  95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
100.  98% Disclosure (2020)