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Genres

Documentary

1982-Present
NOTE: Documentary as sub-genre of Non-Fiction.
Large format (ex. Everest), concert (music, ex. Woodstock, and comedy, ex. Raw) , compilation (ex. That's Entertainment) and reality TV movies (ex. Jackass) omitted. Hybrids (ex. Never Say Never) are included.



Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1200, #1201-1292
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 135 Say Amen, Somebody MGM $1,108,299 - n/a - 3/11/83
2 91 Koyaanisqatsi IsAl $1,723,872 - n/a - 4/27/83
3 40 That's Dancing! MGM $4,210,938 906 $1,506,802 906 1/18/85
4 192 Pumping Iron 2: The Women Cinc $628,050 - n/a - 5/3/85
5 540 Stripper Fox $90,000 1 $14,155 1 1/31/86
6 558 16 Days of Glory Par. $83,857 - n/a - 3/7/86
7 155 Marlene Aliv $852,676 6 $14,490 1 11/7/86
8 378 Mondo New York 4&B $193,209 1 $10,752 1 4/22/88
9 200 Powaqqatsi Can. $589,244 22 $27,899 1 4/29/88
10 252 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years NL $373,743 21 $45,008 21 6/3/88
11 101 Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh Roxie $1,577,480 16 $4,632 1 8/19/88
12 125 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $1,209,846 23 $17,814 1 8/26/88
13 48 Imagine: John Lennon WB $3,753,977 561 $1,412,213 561 10/7/88
14 339 Weapons of the Spirit FRun $232,981 4 $18,580 1 9/1/89
15 302 Heavy Petting Skou $272,371 11 $69,007 10 9/22/89
16 215 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser WB $518,918 11 $31,842 2 10/1/89
17 172 For All Mankind Apol. $770,132 9 $33,777 6 11/1/89
18 26 Roger and Me WB $6,706,368 265 $80,253 4 12/22/89
19 170 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones WB $776,699 111 $99,740 26 10/5/90
20 15 Madonna: Truth or Dare Mira. $15,012,935 652 $543,250 51 5/10/91
21 47 Paris is Burning Mira. $3,779,620 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
22 1087 Resident Alien Grey $7,867 - n/a - 10/18/91
23 116 Hearts of Darkness Trit $1,318,449 28 $42,992 4 11/27/91
24 145 35 Up Gold. $922,872 21 $13,690 1 1/15/92
25 305 American Dream Mira. $269,823 7 $9,291 2 3/18/92
26 209 Incident at Oglala Mira. $536,848 12 $19,070 3 5/8/92
27 274 The Panama Deception EPr $309,596 11 $6,563 1 7/31/92
28 77 A Brief History of Time Trit $2,279,692 45 $84,025 5 8/21/92
29 119 Brother's Keeper CThnk $1,305,915 15 $10,758 1 9/9/92
30 164 Visions of Light Kino $799,856 13 $27,761 2 2/24/93
31 212 Sex Is... OutF $530,833 6 n/a - 5/7/93
32 759 Twist (1993) Trit $36,875 6 $1,589 1 7/16/93
33 197 Road Scholar Gold. $597,564 16 $8,635 1 7/16/93
34 1027 The Last Party Trit $11,156 1 $4,088 1 8/27/93
35 113 Baraka Gold. $1,332,110 15 $26,812 2 9/24/93
36 95 Black Diamond Rush WM $1,634,386 47 $161,115 11 10/12/93
37 148 The War Room Oct. $901,668 21 $15,264 1 11/3/93
38 1225 Children of Fate FRun $1,738 1 $1,099 1 11/23/93
39 831 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $27,182 2 $17,112 2 2/17/94
40 226 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $449,707 3 $9,711 1 3/18/94
41 655 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $53,319 2 $9,571 1 4/29/94
42 80 The Endless Summer II NL $2,155,385 302 $657,292 302 6/3/94
43 589 Freedom on My Mind Tara $71,176 1 $4,272 1 6/22/94
44 22 Hoop Dreams FL $7,830,611 262 $18,396 3 10/14/94
45 86 Vertical Reality WM $1,951,429 - n/a - 10/19/94
46 1037 Fast Trip, Long Drop Drif $10,524 1 $4,438 1 1/6/95
47 723 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X CCx $41,430 1 $11,437 1 1/11/95
48 749 Tsahal NYer $38,773 1 $12,195 1 1/27/95
49 537 Martha and Ethel SPC $91,874 6 $7,622 2 2/3/95
50 213 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $527,034 8 $21,078 1 2/17/95
51 652 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $53,819 1 $8,143 1 3/31/95
52 62 Crumb SPC $3,041,083 56 $19,859 1 4/21/95
53 708 Moving the Mountain Oct. $44,536 3 $3,199 1 4/26/95
54 1045 Black Is, Black Ain't Tara $10,171 1 $7,120 1 5/5/95
55 184 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $686,152 30 $35,563 3 6/9/95
56 971 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $14,528 1 $10,170 1 7/5/95
57 65 Unzipped Mira. $2,875,086 119 $71,275 2 8/4/95
58 1034 Jupiter's Wife AL $10,622 1 $3,673 1 8/18/95
59 319 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $253,311 11 $8,335 1 8/25/95
60 277 Nico-Icon Roxie $306,691 4 n/a - 9/8/95
61 621 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision OcR $62,186 6 $2,273 1 10/20/95
62 85 Endless Winter WM $1,966,454 - n/a - 10/20/95
63 773 Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madame InP $34,402 2 $14,321 2 2/9/96
64 821 Catwalk Arro. $28,672 3 $9,560 1 2/16/96
65 117 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $1,310,200 31 $26,697 4 2/23/96
66 112 The Celluloid Closet SPC $1,400,591 38 $95,047 9 3/15/96
67 449 A Perfect Candidate 7Art $134,485 8 n/a - 6/19/96
68 301 Paradise Lost CThnk $272,750 11 $10,740 1 9/20/96
69 674 The Line King: Al Hirschfeld Castle $50,605 7 $5,677 1 9/27/96
70 886 Small Wonders Mira. $20,819 7 $2,880 1 10/4/96
71 109 Microcosmos Mira. $1,433,210 43 $35,189 2 10/9/96
72 1190 Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press Glds. $3,204 1 n/a - 10/11/96
73 111 Looking for Richard FoxS $1,408,575 81 $33,843 2 10/11/96
74 83 Snowriders WM $2,068,490 - n/a - 10/16/96
75 1124 Not Bad for a Girl Hor. $6,152 - n/a - 10/18/96
76 66 When We Were Kings Gram. $2,789,985 92 $12,479 2 10/25/96
77 443 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $140,000 8 $8,318 1 1/3/97
78 441 Waco: The Rules of Engagement Som. $142,193 5 n/a - 2/28/97
79 98 Rhyme & Reason Mira. $1,608,277 280 $853,589 280 3/7/97
80 719 Mandela Palm $42,056 8 $8,413 8 3/21/97
81 457 4 Little Girls GV $130,146 4 $13,528 1 7/9/97
82 1193 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $3,109 1 $1,668 1 7/18/97
83 628 The Long Way Home 7Art $60,509 7 $10,606 7 9/17/97
84 152 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $878,960 40 $23,665 2 10/3/97
85 76 Snowriders 2 WM $2,287,639 - n/a - 10/15/97
86 365 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Strand $205,246 - $26,101 2 2/13/98
87 186 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $668,228 12 $16,835 1 2/27/98
88 746 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $39,075 1 $10,350 1 3/6/98
89 1053 Stolen Moments FRun $9,743 1 $3,636 1 4/10/98
90 177 The Big One Mira. $720,074 53 $146,909 33 4/10/98
91 211 Wild Man Blues NL $533,759 25 $54,458 3 4/17/98
92 936 Dear Jesse Cow. $17,744 3 $1,508 1 6/26/98
93 206 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $563,482 6 $7,607 1 7/10/98
94 1063 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $9,078 1 $1,671 1 7/31/98
95 963 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $15,313 6 $9,895 6 7/31/98
96 1108 The Jew in the Lotus Blin $6,940 - n/a - 9/3/98
97 536 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $92,113 2 $11,281 1 9/23/98
98 69 Freeriders WM $2,750,064 30 $264,548 11 10/20/98
99 321 A Place Called Chiapas Zeit. $252,546 - n/a - 11/4/98
100 236 The Last Days Oct. $421,432 32 $20,492 3 2/5/99
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,098,151,828----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$873,62947$130,88727-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$565,731,794----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$28,286,5901,568$8,879,1871,551-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1200, #1201-1292


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Rebirth Osci. 8/31/11
The Search for General Tso IFC 1/2/15
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter FRun 1/23/15
Above and Beyond ICir 1/30/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Farewell to Hollywood ICir 2/25/15
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
The Salt of the Earth SPC 3/27/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15
Sunshine Superman Magn. 5/22/15