Reality Ranked (best documentaries)

M̲o̲v̲i̲e̲s̲ ̲L̲e̲t̲t̲e̲r̲b̲o̲x̲d̲ ̲s̲a̲y̲s̲ ̲a̲r̲e̲ ̲d̲o̲c̲u̲m̲e̲n̲t̲a̲r̲i̲e̲s̲ ̲b̲u̲t̲ ̲a̲r̲e̲n̲'̲t̲ ̲(̲r̲a̲n̲k̲e̲d̲)̲
The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020) dir. Catarina Vasconcelos
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) dir. Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
The Grand Bizarre (2018) dir. Jodie Mack
O Saisons, Ô Châteaux (1958) dir. Agnès Varda
Homo Sapiens (2016) dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) dir. Terrence Malick
Stop Making Sense (1984) dir. Jonathan Demme
Goshogaoka (1998) dir. Sharon Lockhart
Sleep Has Her House (2017) dir. Scott Barley
Visions in Meditation (1990) dir. Stan Brakhage

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

    1

  • Planet Earth

    2

  • Human

    3

  • Cameraperson

    4

  • For Sama

    5

  • Welcome to Chechnya

    6

  • Citizenfour

    7

  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

    8

  • Rewind

    9

  • Caught in the Net

    10

  • Daguerréotypes

    11

  • COINTELPRO: The FBI's War on Black America

    12

  • The Power of Nightmares

    13

  • Bitter Lake

    14

  • Collective

    15

  • Paris Is Burning

    16

  • Amy

    17

  • Honeyland

    18

  • A Thousand Suns

    19

  • Night and Fog

    20

  • Gleason

    21

  • 102 Minutes That Changed America

    22

  • American Reflexxx

    23

  • Streetwise

    24

  • Little Girl

    25

  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

    26

  • Senna

    27

  • South

    28

  • The Thin Blue Line

    29

  • American Movie

    30

  • City Hall

    31

  • Tickled

    32

  • Planet Earth II

    33

  • On the Record

    34

  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

    35

  • Free Solo

    36

  • It Felt Like a Kiss

    37

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

    38

  • High School

    39

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    40

  • Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell

    41

  • Icarus

    42

  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

    43

  • Black Mother

    44

  • Kate Plays Christine

    45

  • The Act of Killing

    46

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    47

  • Apollo 11

    48

  • An Honest Liar

    49

  • A.K.A. Serial Killer

    50

  • LoveTrue

    51

  • Love, Antosha

    52

  • The Biggest Little Farm

    53

  • Far from the Tree

    54

  • 21 Up

    55

  • Varda by Agnès

    56

  • Suzanne, Suzanne

    57

  • Crumb

    58

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    59

  • Black Panthers

    60

  • Mad Hot Ballroom

    61

  • Italianamerican

    62

  • The House I Live In

    63

  • Acasa, My Home

    64

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    65

  • 66

  • The Salt Mines

    67

  • Surviving R. Kelly

    68

  • Powaqqatsi

    69

  • Park Avenue: Money, Power & The American Dream

    70

  • Queerama

    71

  • The Cove

    72

  • A State of Mind

    73

  • Finding Vivian Maier

    74

  • Lumière and Company

    75

  • Blackfish

    76

  • Score: A Film Music Documentary

    77

  • Beyond the Mat

    78

  • LA 92

    79

  • Tupac Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes

    80

  • Coronation

    81

  • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

    82

  • Diary of a Pregnant Woman

    83

  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

    84

  • Boys State

    85

  • The Square

    86

  • Portrait of Jason

    87

  • A Day to Remember

    88

  • Crestone

    89

  • Gap-Toothed Women

    90

  • Contemporary Color

    91

  • Homemade

    92

  • Growing Up Female

    93

  • Heimat Is a Space in Time

    94

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    95

  • Urban Rashomon

    96

  • The Red Pill

    97

  • Dosed

    98

  • Capturing the Friedmans

    99

  • Maggie's Farm

    100