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

  • Playing

    5

  • O.J.: Made in America

    6

  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances

    7

  • Paris Is Burning

    8

  • Master, a Building in Copacabana

    9

  • The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo

    10

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    11

  • Dominion

    12

  • Streetwise

    13

  • For Sama

    14

  • Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

    15

  • Hoop Dreams

    16

  • 13th

    17

  • Harlan County U.S.A.

    18

  • The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

    19

  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    20

  • Human

    21

  • Minding the Gap

    22

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

    23

  • The Battle of Chile: Part I

    24

  • The Act of Killing

    25

  • The Beaches of Agnès

    26

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    27

  • Baraka

    28

  • The Look of Silence

    29

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    30

  • Tokyo Olympiad

    31

  • Sans Soleil

    32

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    33

  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

    34

  • Tongues Untied

    35

  • Aswang

    36

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    37

  • Original Cast Album: Company

    38

  • LA 92

    39

  • Disclosure

    40

  • Samsara

    41

  • Love, Antosha

    42

  • Histoire(s) du cinéma

    43

  • The Salt of the Earth

    44

  • American Movie

    45

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    46

  • The Last Waltz

    47

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    48

  • Sign o' the Times

    49

  • Roger Waters: The Wall

    50

  • Senna

    51

  • Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

    52

  • News from Home

    53

  • Cameraperson

    54

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    55

  • Hearts and Minds

    56

  • Diaries, Notes, and Sketches

    57

  • F for Fake

    58

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    59

  • For All Mankind

    60

  • Crumb

    61

  • The Sorrow and the Pity

    62

  • Faces Places

    63

  • Heima

    64

  • HyperNormalisation

    65

  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

    66

  • The Silence of Others

    67

  • Earthlings

    68

  • Apollo 11

    69

  • Monterey Pop

    70

  • Diana: In Her Own Words

    71

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    72

  • Woodstock

    73

  • Dont Look Back

    74

  • The Work

    75

  • The Gleaners and I

    76

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World

    77

  • Lessons of Darkness

    78

  • 102 Minutes That Changed America

    79

  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

    80

  • Burden of Dreams

    81

  • 9/11

    82

  • The Thin Blue Line

    83

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    84

  • Waiting for the Carnival

    85

  • Elena

    86

  • Gimme Shelter

    87

  • 28 Up

    88

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    89

  • Gleason

    90

  • My Voyage to Italy

    91

  • Five Came Back

    92

  • When We Were Kings

    93

  • Bitter Lake

    94

  • Sleep Has Her House

    95

  • Boys State

    96

  • Land of Silence and Darkness

    97

  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

    98

  • Devil's Freedom

    99

  • Long Strange Trip

    100