Special Report

76 Movies With a Perfect Score from Critics

Source: Courtesy of Home Box Office

21. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens
> Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher
> Runtime: 1 hr. 35 min.

A documentary about “Star Wars” series star Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, both of whom are considered Hollywood royalty.

Source: Courtesy of Cohen Media Group

22. My Journey Through French Cinema (2016)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Bertrand Tavernier
> Starring: Bertrand Tavernier
> Runtime: 3 hr. 15 min.

Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier tells his personal story of rising to stardom through the eyes of great French directors, actors, writers, composers, and cinematographers.

Source: Courtesy of Netflix

23. Strong Island (2017)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Yance Ford
> Starring: Yance Ford
> Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min.

In this documentary, filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man — his brother.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

24. Paddington 2 (2018)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Paul King
> Starring: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw
> Runtime: 1 hr. 45 min.

The story of the sweet-natured bear Paddington, now happily settled in the community, who embarks on an adventure to retrieve the gift he picked for his aunt’s 100th birthday.

Source: Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media

25. Leave No Trace (2018)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Debra Granik
> Starring: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie
> Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min.

A veteran father suffering from PTSD and his young daughter live a seemingly perfect and isolated life near Portland, Oregon, until a small mistake changes their lives forever.

Source: Courtesy of Public Broadcasting Service

26. Rewind (2019)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Sasha Joseph Neulinger
> Starring: Sasha Joseph Neulinger, Jacqui Neulinger
> Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.

A documentary about a young man who remembers his childhood and exposes the abuse he suffered through.

Source: Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

27. Slay the Dragon (2019)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman
> Starring: Stephen Wolf, Rick Pluta, Charles Williams II
> Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.

A documentary about political activists who work to get rid of gerrymandering.

Source: Photo by Petr Dobias - © 2019 Netflix

28. Anima (2019)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Paul Thomas Anderson
> Starring: Thom Yorke, Dajana Roncione
> Runtime: 15min

This is a short musical film starring Thom Yorke of Radiohead. “Anima” is his third solo album.

Source: Courtesy of The End Productions

29. Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen
> Starring: Mark Patton, Robert Rusler
> Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.

A documentary about Mark Patton, who tells his story of being a closeted gay man.

Source: Courtesy of Film Movement

30. White Riot (2019)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Rubika Shah
> Starring: Topper Headron, Red Saunders
> Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.

A documentary about the political influence of punk music at its height in the 1970s.

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