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% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
2.  98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
3.  100% Man on Wire (2008)
4.  97% Life Itself (2014)
5.  99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017)
6.  96% Three Identical Strangers (2018)
7.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
8.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
9.  95% Amy (2015)
10.  100% Minding the Gap (2018)
11.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
12.  98% Kedi (2017)
13.  98% Blackfish (2013)
14.  98% Murderball (2005)
15.  97% Citizenfour (2014)
16.  99% Tower (2016)
17.  96% Weiner (2016)
18.  100% Shirkers (2018)
19.  98% Inside Job (2010)
20.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
21.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
22.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
23.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
24.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
25.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
26.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
27.  100% Waste Land (2010)
28.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
29.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
30.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
31.  100% Strong Island (2017)
32.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
33.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
34.  99% The Overnighters (2014)
35.  98% Iris (2015)
36.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
37.  97% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
38.  99% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
39.  95% March of the Penguins (2005)
40.  99% 56 Up (2013)
41.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
42.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
43.  94% RBG (2018)
44.  98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
45.  97% Project Nim (2011)
46.  97% Spellbound (2002)
47.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
48.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
49.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
50.  100% We Were Here (2011)
51.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
52.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
53.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
54.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
55.  98% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
56.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
57.  97% 13th (2016)
58.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
59.  98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
60.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
61.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
62.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
63.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
64.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
65.  96% The Imposter (2012)
66.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
67.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
68.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
69.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
70.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
71.  92% Sicko (2007)
72.  96% Undefeated (2012)
73.  98% Marwencol (2010)
74.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
75.  98% Blindsight (2006)
76.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
77.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
78.  98% Sound City (2013)
79.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
80.  98% The Island President (2012)
81.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
82.  98% Welcome To Leith (2015)
83.  98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
84.  96% Restrepo (2010)
85.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
86.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
87.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
88.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
89.  98% Surfwise (2007)
90.  94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
91.  97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
92.  95% Wordplay (2006)
93.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
94.  96% Control Room (2004)
95.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
96.  97% 49 Up (2006)
97.  95% The Cove (2009)
98.  95% The Queen of Versailles (2012)
99.  95% Winged Migration (2003)
100.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)