Mockumentaries

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1.
Take the Money and Run (1969)
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The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ An American 1984 rock musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal musical bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time. ” - muhammad2017
 
4.
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978 TV Movie)
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Charts the adventures of the prefab four, possibly the most famous band of all time. (76 mins.)
Director: Eric Idle, Gary Weis
“ The film was co-produced by the production companies of Eric Idle and Lorne Michaels, and combines both the cast of Monty Python and the Saturday Night Live players as the mockumentarie follows the lives and music of the Rutles, which paralleled that of The Beatles almost to the letter, spoofing many of the latter's career highlights. ” - muhammad2017
 
5.
Take the Money and Run (1969)
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The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Take the Money and Run is a 1969 comedy film co-written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. It is an early mockumentary, chronicling the life of Virgil Starkwell, a bungling petty thief. His entry into a life of crime at a young age, his crime spree, his first prison term and eventual escape, the birth and growth of his family, as well as his eventual capture at the hands of the FBI are some of the notable events depicted. ” - muhammad2017
 
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Zelig (1983)
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"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (79 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ A mockumentary by Woody Allen about a man who changes his physical appearance in order to fit in. ” - muhammad2017
 
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
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Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. (91 mins.)
“ A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands must reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. It was directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. The film is thought to reference the 2003 tribute concert to folk music producer Harold Leventhal that reunited several of the folk groups that Leventhal had managed. ” - muhammad2017
 
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Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999 TV Movie)
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Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO. (59 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
“ Larry approaches HBO about having his own hour-long HBO special. After a long hiatus, Larry begins performing stand-up comedy again in order to prepare for the special. However, hours away from the show's scheduled filming, Larry becomes nervous and lies to the HBO executives about the illness of his nonexistent stepfather in order to get the special canceled. ” - muhammad2017
 
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Real Life (1979)
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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives... (99 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
“ Real Life is an American comedy film released in 1979. The first feature directed by Albert Brooks, who also co-authored the screenplay, it is a spoof of the 1973 reality television program An American Family and portrays a documentary filmmaker named Albert Brooks who attempts to live with and film a dysfunctional family for one full year. ” - muhammad2017
 
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Best in Show (2000)
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A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. (90 mins.)
“ Best in Show is a 2000 independent film that follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show. The film focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handlers as they travel to the show and compete. ” - muhammad2017
 
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Tanner '88 (1988 Mini-Series)
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A behind-the-scenes look at a former Michigan U.S. representative's campaign as he vies for his party's Presidential nomination. (353 mins.)
“ A political mockumentary miniseries written by Garry Trudeau and directed by Robert Altman. First broadcast by HBO during the months leading up to the 1988 U.S. presidential election, it purports to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the campaign of a former Michigan U.S. representative Jack Tanner during his bid to secure the Democratic party's nomination for the national race for President of the United States. ” - muhammad2017
 
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The Last Broadcast (1998)
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A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'. (86 mins.)
 
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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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Interview with the Assassin (2002)
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Almost forty years after the John F. Kennedy assassination, an ex-Marine named Walter Ohlinger has come forward with a startling claim. (88 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
15.
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
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A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster. (94 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn
 
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Bob Roberts (1992)
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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him. (102 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
 
17.
The Magician (2005)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Scott Ryan
 
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A Mighty Wind (2003)
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Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. (91 mins.)
 
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Death of a President (2006)
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Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime. (97 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Range
 
20.
Kenny (2006)
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From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all... (99 mins.)
 
21.
Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)
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The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888. (53 mins.)
 
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Fubar (2002)
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Headbangers Terry and Dean explore the depths of friendship, and the art and science of drinking beer like a man. (76 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
23.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (95 mins.)
 
24.
Best in Show (2000)
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A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. (90 mins.)
 
25.
I'm Still Here (2010)
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Documenting Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. (108 mins.)
Director: Casey Affleck
 
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Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
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A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win. (97 mins.)
 
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Waiting for Guffman (1996)
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An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance. (84 mins.)
 
28.
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
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Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life. (74 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
29.
Punishment Park (1971)
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies... (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
30.
Lake Mungo (2008)
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A supernatural drama about grief. (87 mins.)
Director: Joel Anderson