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List Rules Documentary films about L. Ron Hubbard, Scientologists, or the Church of Scientology

While there aren’t a ton of documentaries out there that detail the religion of Scientology, there are a handful that have taken a close look at what is behind the religion, whether or not it’s a cult, how the religion was actually founded, and the most famous members of the church, like Tom Cruise, as well as celebrities who have left. What are the best documentaries about Scientology? Check the list below!
 
The documentaries on this list cover any aspect imaginable related to Scientology, specifically the controversies brought to light by ex-members' first-hand accounts of the difficulties of leaving the church. Many of these films are informational, providing historical background as well as undercover accounts from individuals who have left Scientology behind.
 
This list features the best documentary films about scientology, including: The Secrets of Scientology and Knowledge Report. Vote up your favorite Scientology docs below or add an enlightening documentary film that is not included.

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Going Clear: Scientology and t... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun

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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them.

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Scientology: Jason Beghe Inter... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Scientology: Jason Beghe Interview

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Mike Rinder On Escaping Scient... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Mike Rinder On Escaping Scientology Controversies

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Scott & Karry Campbell On Surviving Scientology

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Scientology and Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Scientology and Me

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The Secrets of Scientology is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
The Secrets of Scientology

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Carol Nyburg On Surviving Scie... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Carol Nyburg On Surviving Scientology

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Scientologists at War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology

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The Church of Scientology Hist... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
The Church of Scientology History of Violence

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The Shrinking World of L Ron Hubbard

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Chris Shelton Speaks A series of videos from ex-Scientologist and ex-Sea Org member Chris Shelton about life in the Sea Org, the production demands made on SO members and the swindles involved with Scientology.

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Sheila Huber Speaks Out: Abuse... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Sheila Huber Speaks Out: Abuses in the Church of Scientology

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Jason Barclay On Surviving Sci... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Jason Barclay On Surviving Scientology

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The Simi Valley Story: Escape ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
The Simi Valley Story: Escape from Scientology

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Scientology: Inside the Cult is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Scientology: Inside the Cult

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Inside the Scientology Celebri... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Inside the Scientology Celebrity Centre: An Ex-Parishoner Reveals All

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Knowledge Report is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Knowledge Report

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Margery Wakefield On Scientolo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Scientology
Margery Wakefield On Scientology