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About Documentary Movies

A documentary film approaches a subject from a non-fictional angle, and many documentaries try to present their subjects in an unobtrusive, unbiased way that doesn't make judgments or attempt to lead the audience to predetermined conclusions. Other documentaries, however, have a very explicit agenda and seek to shape the audience's reactions to the subject.

In its purest form, a documentary film presents facts without any attempt to influence how the viewer interprets those facts. In practice, documentaries can never achieve that purity, since the very act of choosing what to include in the film and how to present it introduces some of the filmmaker's bias into the final product.

Among those documentaries with an agenda, social and political documentaries are usually the most explicit in their points of view. Political documentaries in particular often take a particular viewpoint and construct a narrative to support that viewpoint.

Historical documentaries tell a story about specific time periods, historical events or historical figures. Military campaigns, exploration and cultural events are common subjects of historical documentaries. Although political events may be the subject of a documentary like this, a film with the intent of illustrating the historical context of the event is more likely to describe how and why the event took place and less likely to try to persuade the viewer toward a particular ideological conclusion about the event.

Another common type of documentary is the biography. These documentaries tell the story of a well-known individual. Governmental leaders, religious figures, sports stars, artists and musicians are typical subjects of biographical documentaries.

Finally, science-related documentaries attempt to explain scientific or technological topics. Like historical documentaries, science documentaries are often unbiased, although contemporary documentaries about the food industry or environmental issues often have a strong ideological lean in one direction or another.

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Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers
More Than a Game
More Than a Game
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
RBG
RBG
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Death Of A Nation
Death Of A Nation
Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.
The Flat Earth
The Flat Earth
I Am Elizabeth Smart
I Am Elizabeth Smart
Chariots of the Gods
Chariots of the Gods
The Secret
The Secret
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Super Size Me
Super Size Me
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
American Dream/American Knightmare
American Dream/American Knightmare
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives
Fahrenheit 11/9
Fahrenheit 11/9
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
The Journey Home
The Journey Home
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
Biggie and Tupac
Biggie and Tupac
The True Cost
The True Cost
Blackfish
Blackfish
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Wartorn 1861-2010
Wartorn 1861-2010
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Active Measures
Active Measures
McQueen
McQueen
Whitney
Whitney
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
Believer (2018)
Believer (2018)
Generation Iron
Generation Iron
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Zion
Zion
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
SandMan
SandMan
Nina
Nina
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour
Gleason
Gleason
The Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble
The Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble
Madonna: Truth or Dare
Madonna: Truth or Dare
The Summit
The Summit
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Smash His Camera
Smash His Camera
American Native
American Native
From Scratch
From Scratch
In Quebec with Tintin
In Quebec with Tintin
The Heart Of Man
The Heart Of Man
The Eagle Huntress
The Eagle Huntress
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
20 Feet From Stardom
20 Feet From Stardom
Restrepo
Restrepo
Oceans
Oceans
AKA Cassius Clay
AKA Cassius Clay
Jackass Number Two
Jackass Number Two
Oasis: Supersonic
Oasis: Supersonic
On the Run
On the Run
An Apology to Elephants
An Apology to Elephants
Joy Division
Joy Division
Generation Iron 2
Generation Iron 2
Nobody's Home
Nobody's Home
Generation Wealth
Generation Wealth
Toy Stories
Toy Stories
Good Fortune
Good Fortune
The Seven Five
The Seven Five
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Born to be Wild
Born to be Wild
Babies
Babies
Drake: Rewriting the Rules
Drake: Rewriting the Rules
The Loss of Nameless Things
The Loss of Nameless Things
Science Fair
Science Fair
Live! An Evening With Crystal Gayle
Live! An Evening With Crystal Gayle
The King
The King
Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant
Derren Brown: The Push
Derren Brown: The Push
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
Wild Africa
Wild Africa
Big Sur Coast
Big Sur Coast
Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light
George Michael: Freedom
George Michael: Freedom
School Life
School Life
Zero Days
Zero Days
Southern Rites
Southern Rites
Night Will Fall
Night Will Fall
Enchanted Kingdom
Enchanted Kingdom
Unmistaken Child
Unmistaken Child
Bettie Page Reveals All
Bettie Page Reveals All
180 South
180 South
Reincarnated
Reincarnated
Crossing Borders
Crossing Borders
To the Arctic
To the Arctic
Buck
Buck
Revenge of the Electric Car
Revenge of the Electric Car
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Page One: Inside the New York Times
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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