Letterboxd’s ‘Official’ Top 100 Documentaries of All-Time

A companion piece to Dave Vis' list of Letterboxd's 'official' top 250 movies of all-time, which excludes documentaries from consideration. Credit to Andrew C for the idea.

This list was extracted from here. To be updated every other Sunday.

Read notes for free streaming links where applicable. Please notify me on any dead links. I'm putting the date the link was last checked next to it as a reference point. Italicized links are foreign language films with no English subtitles or incomplete films. I'm linking them just in case they still help. Also: HD = high definition. SD = standard definition.

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ELIGIBILITY RULES:

Documentaries must be feature-length (60+ minutes), with a theatrical and/or festival release in its entirety. TV…

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  • O.J.: Made in America

    1

  • Stop Making Sense

    2

  • Twenty Years Later

    3

  • Shoah

    4

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    5

  • Playing

    6

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    7

  • Paris is Burning

    8

  • Close-Up

    9

  • Hoop Dreams

    10

  • The Look of Silence

    11

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    12

  • Master, a Building in Copacabana

    13

  • The Act of Killing

    14

  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    15

  • Baraka

    16

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    17

  • Sans Soleil

    18

  • Human

    19

  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

    20

  • LA 92

    21

  • One More Time with Feeling

    22

  • Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

    23

  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

    24

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    25

  • The Beaches of Agnès

    26

  • 13th

    27

  • Senna

    28

  • For All Mankind

    29

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    30

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    31

  • Samsara

    32

  • Sigur Rós: Heima

    33

  • Faces Places

    34

  • The Work

    35

  • Hearts and Minds

    36

  • The Thin Blue Line

    37

  • American Movie

    38

  • The Salt of the Earth

    39

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    40

  • Crumb

    41

  • F for Fake

    42

  • Roger Waters: The Wall

    43

  • The Last Waltz

    44

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    45

  • Cameraperson

    46

  • The Arrested Development Documentary Project

    47

  • Five Came Back

    48

  • Elena

    49

  • Burden of Dreams

    50

  • Gimme Shelter

    51

  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

    52

  • The Great White Silence

    53

  • Monterey Pop

    54

  • News from Home

    55

  • Dont Look Back

    56

  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry

    57

  • Woodstock

    58

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    59

  • Grizzly Man

    60

  • The Fog of War

    61

  • 28 Up

    62

  • Tower

    63

  • 42 Up

    64

  • Gleason

    65

  • HyperNormalisation

    66

  • Waltz with Bashir

    67

  • Titicut Follies

    68

  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    69

  • My Voyage to Italy

    70

  • When We Were Kings

    71

  • Bitter Lake

    72

  • Land of Silence and Darkness

    73

  • 35 Up

    74

  • Hamilton's America

    75

  • 49 Up

    76

  • Earthlings

    77

  • Searching for Sugar Man

    78

  • Let the Fire Burn

    79

  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

    80

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    81

  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

    82

  • 21 Up

    83

  • Citizenfour

    84

  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    85

  • My Winnipeg

    86

  • Style Wars

    87

  • Ex Libris: New York Public Library

    88

  • Grey Gardens

    89

  • High School

    90

  • Bus 174

    91

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    92

  • The Cove

    93

  • Jodorowsky's Dune

    94

  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly

    95

  • The Celluloid Closet

    96

  • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

    97

  • The Crash Reel

    98

  • Listen to Me Marlon

    99

  • The Gleaners & I

    100