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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Sorted by Adjusted Score
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.  95% Amy (2015)
7.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
8.  98% Kedi (2017)
9.  98% Blackfish (2013)
10.  98% Murderball (2005)
11.  98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
12.  96% Weiner (2016)
13.  99% Tower (2016)
14.  98% Inside Job (2010)
15.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
16.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
17.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
18.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
19.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
20.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
21.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
22.  98% Spellbound (2002)
23.  100% Waste Land (2010)
24.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
25.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
26.  100% Strong Island (2017)
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.  98% Iris (2015)
31.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
32.  99% The Overnighters (2014)
33.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
34.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
35.  95% March of the Penguins (2005)
36.  99% 56 Up (2013)
37.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
38.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
39.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
40.  97% Project Nim (2011)
41.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
42.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
43.  100% We Were Here (2011)
44.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
45.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
46.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
47.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
48.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
49.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
50.  97% 13th (2016)
51.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
52.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
53.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
54.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
55.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
56.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
57.  96% The Imposter (2012)
58.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
59.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
60.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
61.  96% Winged Migration (2003)
62.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
63.  97% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
64.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
65.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
66.  98% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)
67.  96% Undefeated (2012)
68.  98% Marwencol (2010)
69.  92% Sicko (2007)
70.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
71.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
72.  98% Blindsight (2006)
73.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
74.  98% Sound City (2013)
75.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
76.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
77.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
78.  98% The Island President (2012)
79.  98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
80.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
81.  96% Restrepo (2010)
82.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
83.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
84.  98% Surfwise (2007)
85.  94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
86.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
87.  97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
88.  95% Wordplay (2006)
89.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
90.  96% Control Room (2004)
91.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
92.  97% 49 Up (2006)
93.  95% The Cove (2009)
94.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
95.  95% The Queen of Versailles (2012)
96.  94% Room 237 (2013)
97.  96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)
98.  95% Marley (2012)
99.  95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014)
100.  95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)