Official Top 100 Documentary Films

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

Ranked by average user rating. This list was extracted from here. Updated once a month. This is an official list progress project on all-time stats pages for Pro and Patron users.

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ELIGIBILITY RULES:

• Documentaries must be feature-length (45+ minutes), with a theatrical and/or festival release in its entirety.
• TV series, miniseries, and episodes are excluded but docs listed as 'TV movie' on IMDb are eligible. Exceptions made for series that also had a limited theatrical release.
• No featurettes unless theatrically distributed, even if feature-length (featurettes are marked as 'Video' on IMDb, such as…

  • Twenty Years Later

    1

  • Stop Making Sense

    2

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

    3

  • Shoah

    4

  • O.J.: Made in America

    5

  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    6

  • Playing

    7

  • Paris Is Burning

    8

  • Close-Up

    9

  • Master, a Building in Copacabana

    10

  • For Sama

    11

  • Dominion

    12

  • Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

    13

  • 13th

    14

  • Hoop Dreams

    15

  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

    16

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    17

  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    18

  • Human

    19

  • Minding the Gap

    20

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

    21

  • Streetwise

    22

  • The Act of Killing

    23

  • The Look of Silence

    24

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    25

  • The Beaches of Agnès

    26

  • Baraka

    27

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    28

  • The Battle of Chile - Part I

    29

  • Sans Soleil

    30

  • Disclosure

    31

  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

    32

  • LA 92

    33

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    34

  • Tongues Untied

    35

  • Love, Antosha

    36

  • Samsara

    37

  • Histoire(s) du cinéma

    38

  • Tokyo Olympiad

    39

  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

    40

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    41

  • The Salt of the Earth

    42

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    43

  • American Movie

    44

  • News from Home

    45

  • Senna

    46

  • Heima

    47

  • Sign 'o' The Times

    48

  • Roger Waters: The Wall

    49

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    50

  • For All Mankind

    51

  • The Last Waltz

    52

  • Cameraperson

    53

  • Hearts and Minds

    54

  • Diaries, Notes, and Sketches

    55

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    56

  • Faces Places

    57

  • F for Fake

    58

  • Crumb

    59

  • Apollo 11

    60

  • Earthlings

    61

  • HyperNormalisation

    62

  • In Vanda's Room

    63

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    64

  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

    65

  • The Work

    66

  • Dont Look Back

    67

  • The Thin Blue Line

    68

  • Monterey Pop

    69

  • Woodstock

    70

  • Lessons of Darkness

    71

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    72

  • Burden of Dreams

    73

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    74

  • Sleep Has Her House

    75

  • Elena

    76

  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

    77

  • Gimme Shelter

    78

  • 28 Up

    79

  • Waiting for the Carnival

    80

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    81

  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry

    82

  • The Gleaners & I

    83

  • Gleason

    84

  • Five Came Back

    85

  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    86

  • My Voyage to Italy

    87

  • Bitter Lake

    88

  • When We Were Kings

    89

  • Land of Silence and Darkness

    90

  • Grizzly Man

    91

  • 42 Up

    92

  • At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

    93

  • Waltz with Bashir

    94

  • Free Solo

    95

  • Tower

    96

  • 49 Up

    97

  • Varda by Agnès

    98

  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    99

  • Let the Fire Burn

    100