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.  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.  100% Minding the Gap (2018)
7.  99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
8.  96% Three Identical Strangers (2018)
9.  95% Amy (2015)
10.  98% The Last Waltz (1978)
11.  98% Kedi (2017)
12.  100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
13.  98% Blackfish (2013)
14.  98% Murderball (2005)
15.  96% Weiner (2016)
16.  99% Tower (2016)
17.  98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
18.  98% Inside Job (2010)
19.  100% Shirkers (2018)
20.  100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013)
21.  95% RBG (2018)
22.  100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
23.  99% The Missing Picture (2014)
24.  100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
25.  99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
26.  100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)
27.  100% Waste Land (2010)
28.  98% Hoop Dreams (1994)
29.  96% Waltz with Bashir (2008)
30.  96% Citizenfour (2014)
31.  100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
32.  100% Afghan Star (2009)
33.  100% Strong Island (2017)
34.  99% The Interrupters (2011)
35.  99% The Overnighters (2014)
36.  97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
37.  98% Iris (2015)
38.  97% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
39.  97% Project Nim (2011)
40.  99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
41.  99% The Invisible War (2012)
42.  99% 56 Up (2013)
43.  100% Last Train Home (2010)
44.  96% The Look of Silence (2015)
45.  97% Spellbound (2002)
46.  100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011)
47.  100% Nostalgia for the Light (2011)
48.  99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
49.  100% We Were Here (2011)
50.  97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
51.  95% The Act Of Killing (2013)
52.  99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002)
53.  98% Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)
54.  98% When We Were Kings (1996)
55.  97% This Is Not a Film (2012)
56.  97% 13th (2016)
57.  94% March of the Penguins (2005)
58.  97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)
59.  96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
60.  97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
61.  96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
62.  96% West of Memphis (2012)
63.  95% Bowling for Columbine (2002)
64.  96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
65.  98% The War Tapes (2006)
66.  96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
67.  96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
68.  97% How to Survive a Plague (2012)
69.  98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012)
70.  92% Sicko (2007)
71.  98% Marwencol (2010)
72.  96% Undefeated (2012)
73.  98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)
74.  98% The Island President (2012)
75.  98% Finders Keepers (2015)
76.  98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
77.  94% Stories We Tell (2013)
78.  98% Blindsight (2006)
79.  98% Sound City (2013)
80.  98% Call Me Kuchu (2013)
81.  98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
82.  98% Let The Fire Burn (2013)
83.  96% Restrepo (2010)
84.  98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
85.  97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000)
86.  98% Born To Be Wild (2011)
87.  98% Surfwise (2007)
88.  95% The Cove (2009)
89.  95% The Queen of Versailles (2012)
90.  95% The Imposter (2012)
91.  95% Wordplay (2006)
92.  97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)
93.  97% Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)
94.  96% No End in Sight (2007)
95.  96% Muscle Shoals (2013)
96.  94% Room 237 (2013)
97.  97% 49 Up (2006)
98.  95% Winged Migration (2003)
99.  98% GasLand (2010)
100.  95% Marley (2012)