Films in the border between fiction and documentaryby guisreis | created - 11 Jan 2015 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
I'd like to add Tempo (1991), an ironic mockumentary by Jorge Furtado: https://vimeo.com/239625928
To be added: nice Argentine documentary, Butch Cassidy, from Matías Gueilbert (I rate it 7)
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2. Solidões (2013)
94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Solitudes goes from laugh to drama, from musical to documentary, from romantic comedy to mean satire, keeping loneliness focused in all its aspects at all times, in many stories that are linked to each other.
3. Salt of the Earth (1954)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
5. The Vampires of Poverty (1977)
28 min | Comedy, Short
Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery with mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »
7. Cold Tropics (2009)
24 min | Short
In tropical Recife, in northeastern Brazil, temperatures drop to impossible lows and the inhabitants have to adapt. This 'mockumentary' gradually turns critical, looking at the climate, ... See full summary »
Very nice Brazilian mockumentary! https://youtu.be/U9mu2TJ0scY
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Votes: 49,392 | Gross: $30.03M
9. Isle of Flowers (1989)
13 min | Documentary, Short
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
11. Look Who's Back (2015)
Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.
12. O Vampiro de Novo Hamburgo (1991 TV Movie)
4 min | Comedy
13. Ex-Shaman (2018)
81 min | Documentary
Ever since their first contact with the Western world in 1969 the Paiter Suruí, an indigenous people living in the Amazon basin, have been exposed to sweeping social changes. Smartphones, ... See full summary »
14. Os Filmes Que Não Fiz (2008)
16 min | Short, Comedy
15. 10 Segundos para Vencer (2018)
The history of the famous Brazilian bantam and featherweight world champion Eder Jofre, who tries to deal with his personal life and the obligations of a world class athlete, with the mentoring of his trainer and father Kid Jofre.
Real fight footage.
17. Legs Out (2012)
13 min | Short
18. Playing (2007)
100 min | Documentary, Drama
Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.
19. Bring It Inside (2013)
84 min | Drama
Telmo writes a play to remind him of his past and of the period he was kept prisoner in the dungeons of the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985), revealing secrets he would rather keep forgotten.
20. Cuadecuc, vampir (1971)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Horror
22. The Empty Classroom (2015)
108 min | Documentary, Drama
Under the creative direction of Gael Garcia Bernal, ten award-winning directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and ... See full summary »
Directors: Flávia Castro, Mariana Chenillo, Pablo Fendrik, Carlos Gaviria, Tatiana Huezo, Lucrecia Martel, Nicolás Pereda, Eryk Rocha, Pablo Stoll, Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Vega Vidal | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Estefania Piñeres
23. Porcos Raivosos (2012)
10 min | Short
After they find out that their husbands have mysteriously transformed into raging pigs the women of the village decide to take action.
More about the film: http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=porcos_raivosos
24. Man of Aran (1934)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.
25. Olympia 2016 (2016)
115 min | Documentary
A fictional and documental depiction of the city of Olympia, a place on the verge of hosting the Olympic Games. On the surface, the games bring a layer of beauty to the city. In reality, ... See full summary »
27. Documentário (1966)
11 min | Short
Two teens decide to go to the movies. However, since their tastes are very strict, they end up not seeing any film.
28. The First Time of Brazilian Cinema (2013)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In 1982, almost five million people took theaters to see Erotic Things, the first Brazilian porn movie. The production is today considered a major episode in the history of Brazilian cinema... See full summary »
30. Las Hurdes (1933)
30 min | Documentary, Short
A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.
31. The Age of the Earth (1980)
140 min | Drama, Fantasy, History
Four Third-World Christs try to stop the American industrialist John Brahms in Glauber Rocha's experimental film inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini's murder.
32. White Wilderness (1958)
Approved | 72 min | Documentary, Family
The wildlife of the arctic is explored in this true-life adventure.
Disney documentary with very fake scenes on lemmings.
33. En la boca (2016)
26 min | Documentary, Short, Crime
In Buenos Aires, the Molina family lives and works in the shadows of the legendary Boca Juniors stadium. Selling fake tickets to the soccer games, they constantly get in conflict with the ... See full summary »
Director: Matteo Gariglio
34. Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)
78 min | Comedy
After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.
Narration in a mockumentary-style.
35. Angeli 'The Killer' (2017– )
145 min | Comedy
ANGELI THE KILLER is an animated series loosely inspired in the works and personality of the Brazilian cartoonist, Angeli, creator of the seminal magazine "Chiclete com Banana" and ... See full summary »
36. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 155,116 | Gross: $48.69M
Not really in the border; but there are important documentary parts.
37. White Out, Black In (2014)
90 min | Drama
Shots at a black music party in the outskirts of Brasilia injure two men that get scarred for life. A third man comes from the future to investigate what happened and to prove that it is all the society's fault.
38. She's Gotta Have It (1986)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance
Story of a woman and her three lovers.
Votes: 8,106 | Gross: $7.14M
Some elements of a mockumentary.
39. Kill Hitler! The Luck of the Devil (2015 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 52 min | History
When Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin, he managed to do what many others had tried to do for 20 years. This film explores how the fate of Europe and countless lives may have... See full summary »
107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Based on the true story of Operation Carwash, the largest and most successful corruption investigation ever seen in the world, "No One is Above the Law" tells, through the eyes of Detective... See full summary »
This technically well-done right-wing and authoritarian film merges documentary traits (particularly in the beginning) - to show it's biased version as if it were the truth - with the development of the main characters that belong to Car-Wash Operation - in order to make the spectator support them. As a propaganda of the lawfare that destroyed Brazilian democracy and economy, it is much better done than horrible TV series The Mechanism.