Documentary Now?by TsarStepan | created - 13 Feb 2018 | updated - 11 Mar 2020 | Public
The third season of the compelling IFC mockumentary series, Documentary Now! (2015) has passed by on the gossamer wings of IFC.
Which of the following mockumentary episodes from said-tv series compels you to watch(or rewatch) the actual iconic documentary it's loosely parodying?
Document your sentiments here!
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1. Grey Gardens (1975)
PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Meet a mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, reclusive cousins of Jackie O., managing to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, NY, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot.
Votes: 12,995 | Gross: $0.03M
2. Nanook of the North (1922)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.
3. Vice (2013–2018)
TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News
Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.
4. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 23,829 | Gross: $1.21M
5. Hollywood (1980)
676 min | Documentary, History
The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.
6. History of the Eagles (2013)
Not Rated | 187 min | Documentary
The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles.
7. The War Room (1993)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, History
A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.
Votes: 4,086 | Gross: $0.90M
8. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
PG | 81 min | Documentary
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.
Votes: 34,583 | Gross: $2.55M
9. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Votes: 2,164 | Gross: $1.09M
10. Salesman (1969)
G | 91 min | Documentary, Drama
Four dogged door-to-door Bible salesmen travel from Boston to Florida on a seemingly futile quest to sell luxury editions of the Good Book to working-class Catholics.
11. Stop Making Sense (1984)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music
An innovative concert movie for the rock group Talking Heads.
Votes: 14,484 | Gross: $5.02M
12. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 7,239 | Gross: $1.43M
13. Wild Wild Country (2018)
TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime
When Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds an Utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
"Batsh*t Valley, Parts 1 & 2", a hybrid mockumentary based on Wild Wild Country & The Source Family.
14. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
50 min | Documentary
Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. ... See full summary »
"Original Cast Album: Co-Op," parodying Original Cast Album: Company (1970).
15. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 6,059 | Gross: $0.09M
"Waiting for the Artist," parodying Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present.
16. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)
TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary about the impact of the newspaper comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", created by Bill Watterson.
Votes: 1,846 | Gross: $0.01M
"Searching for Mr. Larson: A Love Letter from the Far Side," loosely based on Dear Mr. Watterson.
17. Let's Get Lost (1988)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »
"Long Gone," loosely based on Let's Get Lost (1988).
18. A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2004)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport
Filmmaker Christopher Browne documents the mission of a group of middle-aged bowlers as they attempt to revitalize the sport and get the television-watching public interested in it again.
Votes: 370 | Gross: $0.02M
"Any Given Saturday Afternoon," parodying A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2004).