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.  99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
8.  100% Minding the Gap (2018)
9.  97% Three Identical Strangers (2018)
10.  99% McQueen (2018)
11.  97% Weiner (2016)
12.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
13.  95% Amy (2015)
14.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
15.  97% Free Solo (2018)
16.  98% Kedi (2017)
17.  99% Knock Down the House (2019)
18.  100% Stop Making Sense (1984)
19.  98% Blackfish (2013)
20.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
21.  98% Maiden (2019)
22.  98% Murderball (2005)
23.  99% Tower (2016)
24.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
25.  98% Inside Job (2010)
26.  100% Shirkers (2018)
27.  99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018)
28.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
29.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
30.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
31.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
32.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
33.  98% Paris Is Burning (1991)
34.  98% One Child Nation (2019)
35.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
36.  100% Waste Land (2010)
37.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
38.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
39.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
40.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
41.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
42.  97% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
43.  100% Strong Island (2017)
44.  98% Iris (2015)
45.  97% Project Nim (2011)
46.  94% RBG (2018)
47.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
48.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
49.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
50.  99% 56 Up (2013)
51.  99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
52.  100% Sound City (2013)
53.  100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017)
54.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
55.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
56.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
57.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
58.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
59.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
60.  100% We Were Here (2011)
61.  97% Spellbound (2002)
62.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
63.  100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011)
64.  98% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
65.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
66.  98% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
67.  97% 13th (2016)
68.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
69.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
70.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
71.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
72.  97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
73.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
74.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
75.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
76.  97% Muscle Shoals (2013)
77.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
78.  98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)
79.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
80.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
81.  95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
82.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
83.  92% Sicko (2007)
84.  96% Undefeated (2012)
85.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
86.  96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)
87.  97% The Overnighters (2014)
88.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
89.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
90.  97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)
91.  96% American Factory (2019)
92.  98% Marwencol (2010)
93.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
94.  98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018)
95.  96% Restrepo (2010)
96.  98% The Island President (2012)
97.  97% Pick of the Litter (2018)
98.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
99.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
100.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)