Top Foreign Metacritic Documentaries

  • This documentary profiles sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies.

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

      Business, Food
      Documentaries
    7.9
    99%
    77
    0 Mn
  • This film offers a rare peek at the daily life of the artisans of Yoshida Brewery, where devotion and skill combine in the ancient art of sakxe9 ma...

    The Birth of Sake

      Biography, Business, Food
      Documentaries
    7.3
    0%
    69
    0 Mn
  • Once a prominent anti-Semitic politician in Hungary, Csanxe1d Szegedi undergoes a dramatic change in worldview after learning of his Jewish heritage.

    Keep Quiet

      Biography, Politics
      Documentaries
    6.6
    100%
    76
    0 Mn
  • Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement.

    Winter on Fire

      Politics, Social
      Documentaries
    8.4
    88%
    79
    0 Mn
  • Nine members of Puerto Rico's LGBT community share stories of their sexual transformation and insights into the island's diverse transgender culture.

    Mala Mala

      Biography, Social
      Documentaries
    6.6
    92%
    75
    0 Mn
  • The filmmaker hunts for the missing puzzle pieces of his family history during a visit with a complex and controversial figure: his grandmother.

    A Family Affair

      Art, Biography, Mystery
      Documentaries
    7.2
    0%
    75
    0 Mn
  • Shot over a year under strict government control, this film reveals the conflicted life of a young girl chosen to join North Korea's Children's Union.

    Under the Sun

      Biography, Social
      Documentaries
    7.4
    93%
    81
    0 Mn
  • This documentary takes a hard look at how indigenous peoples clashed violently with the Peruvian government over land and economics in the Amazon.

    When Two Worlds Collide

      Business, Culture, Politics
      Documentaries
    7.8
    91%
    71
    0 Mn
  • Take an eye-opening look at the battle between fundamentalism and secularism in Pakistan, with a focus on controversial leader Abdul Aziz Ghazi.

    Among the Believers

      Biography, Politics
      Documentaries
    7.6
    94%
    74
    0 Mn
  • This firsthand account tells of two kidnapped South Korean movie professionals who became the unwilling personal filmmakers of dictator Kim Jong-il.

    The Lovers and the Despot

      Crime
      Documentaries
    6.5
    77%
    65
    0 Mn
  • Known for his spectacular pyrotechnic displays, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang creates his most ambitious project yet in this breathtaking documentary.

    Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang

      Art, Behind the Scenes
      Documentaries
    7.4
    100%
    73
    0 Mn
  • As the Arab world's first all-woman race car team, the Speed Sisters show off both their driving chops and their courage in this full-throttle film.

    Speed Sisters

      Social, Sports
      Documentaries
    7.1
    91%
    65
    0 Mn
  • In this documentary, a centuries-old horse race in the city of Siena, Italy, is the forum for a showdown between a young jockey and his former mentor.

    Palio

      Sports
      Documentaries
    7.3
    94%
    73
    0 Mn