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Documentaries about the video game industry and gamers.

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1. Gamer Age (2014)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An anthropological look into the rich culture of video games.

Director: Ian Santer | Stars: Brent Bushnell, Nolan Bushnell, Joe Ciaramelli, Holly Conrad

Votes: 68

2. A Gamer's Life (2016)

85 min | Documentary

Go behind the scenes to uncover the truths of being a professional gamer for a living. Can you really make a living from being a gamer?

Directors: Anthony Daniel, Adam Huffman | Stars: Ashleigh Morghan, Lucky Harmon, Tyler Blevins, Robert Wells

Votes: 459

4. The Commodore Story (2018)

120 min | Documentary

The Commodore Story of the PET Vic20 C64 and Amiga from engineers, games developers and how Commodore influenced the first 8-bit generation users.

Director: Steven Fletcher | Stars: Bil Herd, Rob Hubbard, Mark Knight, David Pleasance

Votes: 292

5. 8 Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars (2016)

100 min | Documentary

When Jack Tramiel invented Commodore in the 1970's, he envisioned computing for the masses and not just the upper classes. Spearheading the personal technology revolution and combatting ... See full summary »

Director: Tomaso Walliser | Stars: Chuck Peddle, Jack Tramiel, Steve Wozniak, Bil Herd

Votes: 120

6. Atari: Game Over (2014)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary

A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler, Paul Sanchez

Votes: 5,298

7. Nintendo Quest (2015)

TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

In this all-encompassing documentary on Nintendo, gaming enthusiast Jay Bartlett hits the open road with best friend Rob McCallum in hopes of buying the 678 official retail-licensed ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McCallum | Stars: Thor Aackerlund, Jay Bartlett, Syd Bolton, Joe Bonasia

Votes: 790

8. The Wizard (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Vince Trankina

Votes: 12,532 | Gross: $14.28M

9. Starcade (1982–1984)

Game-Show

Contestants answer questions about video games and then play featured arcade games in order to earn enough points to beat the opponents.

Stars: Kevin McMahon, Geoff Edwards, Mark Richards, Robbie Beasley

Votes: 75

10. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 33,250 | Gross: $0.68M

11. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 19,516

12. Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Animation, History

40 Metascore

Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

Director: Jeremy Snead | Stars: Sean Astin, Al Alcorn, Peter Armstrong, Cliff Bleszinski

Votes: 5,187 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir | Stars: Tim McVey, Dwayne Richard, Enrico Zanetti, Tina McVey

Votes: 2,207

14. Gaming In Color (2015)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Diverse queer themes in game story lines and characters are an anomaly in the mainstream video game industry, and LGBTQ gamers have a higher chance of being mistreated in social games. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Jones | Stars: Colleen Macklin, George Skleres, Naomi Clark, Matt Conn

Votes: 92

15. Indie Game: Life After (2016)

Unrated | 125 min | Documentary

A collection of short documentaries following the people and projects from Indie Game: The Movie in the years following that film's release.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes

Votes: 460

16. How Video Games Changed the World (2013 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Charlie Brooker takes you on a journey through time to show the most influential video games on everyday life.

Directors: Al Campbell, Marcus Daborn, Graham Proud, Dan Tucker | Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Alcorn, Malorie Blackman, David Braben

Votes: 569

17. Once Upon Atari (2003 Video)

120 min | Documentary

Story of Atari after its fall from the mouths of the people who created and escalate Atari to the top of the computer world, the video game designer and programmers.

Director: Howard Scott Warshaw | Stars: Jerome Domurat, Tod Frye, Rob Fulop

Votes: 97

18. The Lost Arcade (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York's Chinatown. This documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Vincent | Stars: Anthony Cali, Henry Cen, Akuma Hokoru, Seth Killian

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

Director: Lincoln Ruchti | Stars: Walter Day, Ben Gold, Steve Sanders, Kent Farries

Votes: 1,276

22. Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

From "Pong" to "Pac Man" and "Super Mario" to "Lara Croft", "Doom", "Grand Theft Auto" and everything in between - it's the story of the videogame revolution.

Votes: 58

23. High Score (2006)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Although technology continues to evolve, a group of die-hard gamers refuses to abandon the classic arcade games of yesteryear. The 80's live on for these enthusiasts, who compete against ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Mack | Stars: Bill Carlton, Robert Mruczek, Terry Nelson, Todd Rogers

Votes: 252

24. The King of Arcades (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.

Director: Sean Tiedeman | Stars: Ralph H. Baer, Tim Balderamos, Greg Bond, Jerry Buckner

Votes: 449

25. The Video Craze (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary on classic video arcade collectors across North America. Those who were the first to look into the neon haze of a vector/raster screen and fall in love. The first quarter poppers, the "vidiots" who never grew up.

Director: Dave Danzara | Stars: Bryan Armitage, Nathan Barnatt, Chris Connally, Dave Danzara

Votes: 90

26. Gamer Revolution (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Special documentary look at how pop culture's 'new dark continent,' video games, are changing the world.

Directors: Marc de Guerre, Ian Hannah | Stars: Clive Thompson, Henry Jenkins, Robert Kozinets, Brenda Braithwaite

Votes: 38

27. The Video Game Revolution (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

A light-hearted look at the worldwide phenomenon of video games, and how they have revolutionized technology and forever changed popular culture.

Stars: Greg Palmer, Seamus Blackley, Nolan Bushnell, Megan Gaiser

Votes: 78

28. Nickelodeon Arcade (1992–1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Two teams vie for a chance to go inside a video game!

Stars: Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower, Nick Barnes

Votes: 485



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