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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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Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
White Lion
White Lion
Discovering Bigfoot
Discovering Bigfoot
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Inside the Fifty Shades
Inside the Fifty Shades
Mommy Dead and Dearest
Mommy Dead and Dearest
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light
STEP
STEP
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
An Inconvenient Truth
An Inconvenient Truth
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Downloaded
Downloaded
One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
Spider-Man Tech
Spider-Man Tech
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
American Mustang
American Mustang
Boobs
Inside Deep Throat
A LEGO Brickumentary
Waiting for Superman
Two and a Half Men 100th Episode Celebration: Live at the Paley Center
Dark Girls
Blackfish
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
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Patient Seventeen
Atlantic City Hookers
Live Nude Girls Unite!
Jackass: The Movie
Africa
Food, Inc.
Little Man
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Snowman
Which Way Home
The Young and the Restless 35th Anniversary: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Ronaldo
The Holy Mountain
Born in China
Mully
A Prison on Earth
The Fix
Cries from Syria
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The War Room
Super Size Me
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The Enemies Within
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Black Hawk Down
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B
Forks Over Knives
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Race to Nowhere
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Money Talks
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Pearl Jam Twenty
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Google Me
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Martin Luther
Bra Boys
Thin
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper
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That Sugar Film
Martin Luther King Jr.
Food Matters
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Crossfire Hurricane
I Called Him Morgan
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