Guide to Grindhouse Genres: Mondo

by Mewsdragonball | created - 04 Oct 2012 | updated - 04 Oct 2012 | Public

Mondo (mock documentary) exploitation genre films

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1. Acapulco Uncensored (1968)

71 min

4.5
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Director: Donald A. Davis | Stars: Virginia Gordon, Victor Izay, Vic Lance, Linda O'Bryant

Votes: 10

2. Acid - Delirio dei sensi (1968)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Film showing the effects of drug taking: hallucinations, etc.

Director: Giuseppe Maria Scotese | Stars: Bud Thompson, Bruna Caruso, Annabella Andreoli, Norman Davis

Votes: 38

3. Africa addio (1966)

R | 122 min | Documentary

7.1
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The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Julius Nyerere, Moise Tshombe

Votes: 1,048

4. Africa Uncensored (1971)

X | 98 min | Documentary

6.4
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Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, Guido Guerrasio, Oreste Pellini | Star: Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 63

5. After Mein Kampf (1961)

74 min | Documentary, War

3.6
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Story of Adolf Hitler

Director: Ralph Porter | Stars: Jonathan Farwell, Monica Davis, Paula Morris

Votes: 54

6. Il mondo di notte numero 3 (1963)

100 min | Documentary, Musical

5.5
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A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Proia | Stars: George Sanders, Alexander, Maria Ansaldi, Laura Betti

Votes: 64

7. Emanuelle e le porno notti nel mondo n. 2 (1978)

83 min | Documentary

5.2
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Emanuelle hosts a Mondo film look into bizarre and perverse sexual encounters, fantasies, and rituals from around the world.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Mario Castaldi, Gloria Guida, Gloria Piedimonte

Votes: 93

8. Addio zio Tom (1971)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama

6.9
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Lewis E. Ciannelli

Votes: 1,124

9. London in the Raw (1965)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

5.3
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"The world's greatest city laid bare!", roars the tagline to LONDON IN THE RAW (1964), a salacious documentary that tours the strip-clubs and underground dives of the still-swinging city.

Directors: Arnold L. Miller, Norman Cohen | Stars: David Gell, Caron Gardner, Emmett Hennessy

Votes: 107

10. Macabro (1966)

88 min | Documentary

4.0
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Documentary showcasing various strange practices around the world, including tribal circumcision ceremonies, male Japanese geishas and headhunting Indian tribes in the Brazilian jungles.

Director: Romolo Marcellini | Star: Marvin Miller

Votes: 5

11. Malamondo (1964)

110 min | Documentary

7.0
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This documentary looks at strange behaviors and practices in Europe, including nude skiing in Switzerland, hog-butchering in Italy, and an orgy in a graveyard.

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Don Backy, Adriano Celentano, Riccardo Cucciolla, Marvin Miller

Votes: 35

12. Mondo Bizarro (1966)

80 min

4.7
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A faux travelogue that mixes documentary and mockumentary footage. The camera looks through a one-way glass into the women's dressing room at a lingerie shop, visits a Kyoto massage parlor,... See full summary »

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Claude Emmand, Bob Cresse, Lee Frost, Dick Osmun

Votes: 136

13. Mondo cane (1962)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Horror

6.4
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A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.

Directors: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Yves Klein, Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup

Votes: 2,879

14. Mondo pazzo (1963)

R | 102 min | Documentary

5.9
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The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup, Peter Ustinov, Madame Nhu

Votes: 649

15. Mondo Freudo (1966)

76 min | Documentary

4.1
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A "hidden camera" takes the viewer on a worldwide tour of sexual practices and rituals, including Tijuana strippers, Asian sex shows, British prostitutes, New York devil worshipers and a Mexican slave market.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Judy Adler, Carol Baughman, Terry Bryan, Baby Bubbles

Votes: 104

16. Mondo Hollywood (1967)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

6.2
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Documentary about the social/political/cultural scene in Los Angeles, and especially Hollywood, in the mid to late '60s.

Director: Robert Carl Cohen | Stars: Margaretta Ramsey, Dale Davis, Theodore Charach, Ram Dass

Votes: 115

17. Magia nuda (1975)

X | 100 min | Documentary

5.7
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This film is about tribes in Africa and South America who turn toward magic as a means of survival and way of life. The Mundari tribe in Africa herd cattle but do not slaughter them for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, Guido Guerrasio | Star: Mac Mauro Smith

Votes: 158

18. Mondo Topless (1966)

X | 60 min | Documentary

4.9
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Completely topless! Completely uninhibited! The wayout craze that began in San Francisco is now exploding across the USA and Europe. National publications have documented the "Topless", but... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Babette Bardot, Darlene Grey, Pat Barrington, Diane Young

Votes: 949

19. Naked Africa (1957)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

5.9
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A documentary about the Xhosa tribe of Cape Nguru, Africa.

Directors: Ray Phoenix, Cedric Worth | Star: Quentin Reynolds

Votes: 24

20. America così nuda, così violenta (1970)

104 min | Documentary

4.4
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American problem expose concentrating on sex and violence.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Guido Gerosa, Gianfranco Vené, Edmund Purdom, Giorgio Albertazzi

Votes: 38

21. Primitive London (1965)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

5.9
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Exploitation film documentary on 'Swinging London' as it actually happened. Arnold Louis Miller, the director of 'Nudist Memories', interviews mods, rockers and beatniks. Wife Swapping, an ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold L. Miller | Stars: David Gell, Bobby Chandler, Terry Dene, Vickie Gray

Votes: 107

22. Ultime grida dalla savana (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Alberto Moravia, Pit Dernitz

Votes: 287

23. Africa segreta (1969)

103 min | Documentary

6.2
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Documentary about French Equatorial Africa, including sequences on adult circumcision rites of Bariba tribe; whipping of young Peuls; a secret asylum in the jungle; new-born tattooing in ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni, Guido Guerrasio | Star: Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 15

24. Shocking Asia (1976)

94 min | Documentary, Horror

5.6
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A documentary about asia's shocking cultures.

Director: Rolf Olsen

Votes: 475

25. There Are Still Slaves in the World (1964)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

5.5
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The film documents modern slave trade through a number of Arabian and African countries, under muslim rule. The filming was conducted both in public places, and sometimes with the use of ... See full summary »

Directors: Maleno Malenotti, Roberto Malenotti, Folco Quilici | Stars: Robert Lamoureux, Robin Maugham, Allen Swift

Votes: 59

26. I tabù (1963)

86 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Romolo Marcellini | Stars: Laila Novak, Vincent Price

Votes: 13

27. La donna nel mondo (1963)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

5.8
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"The camera strips woman right down to her skin," proclaimed the ads,"...lays bare the secrets of her mind and body!" Using outtakes from MONDO CANE as their foundation, Directors Gualtiero... See full summary »

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Belinda Lee, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 254