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Top 10 Documentaries of All Time

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Without further a do, here are the top 10 documentaries of all time compiled by IMDb. 

1. Occupation 101 (2006)

2. Heima (2007)

3. Nuit et brouillard (1955)

4. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

5. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

6. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

7. My Flesh and Blood (2003)

8. Promises (2001)

9. American Zeitgeist (2006)

10. Chagrin et la piti√©, Le (1969) 


Top 10 Grossing Documentaries of All Time

Most documentaries are lucky to break even, much less make a profit. So it's worth noting the documentaries who not only made a profit, but made out BIG.

Below is a list of the top 10 grossing documentaries of all time compiled by boxofficemojo.com. 

1. Fahrenheit 9/11 -- $119,194,771 (2004)

2. March of the Penguins -- $77,437,223 (2005)

3. Sicko -- $24,540,079 (2007)

4. An Inconvenient Truth -- $24,146,161 (2006)

5. Bowling for Columbine -- $21,576,018 (2002)

6. Madonna: Truth or Dare -- $15,012,935 (1991)

7. Religulous -- $13,011,160 (2008)

8. Winged Migration -- $11,689,053 (2003)

9. Super Size Me -- $11,536,423 (2004)

10. Mad Hot Ballroom -- $8,117,961 (2005) 


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