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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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White Lion
White Lion
Black Panthers
Black Panthers
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Catfish
Catfish
The Coming Convergence
The Coming Convergence
Popatopolis
Popatopolis
Demon House
Demon House
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant
Dolores
Dolores
Book Club
Book Club
Vernon, Florida
Vernon, Florida
The Devil and Father Amorth
The Devil and Father Amorth
X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time
X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time
Inside the Fifty Shades
Inside the Fifty Shades
The Magic Pill
The Magic Pill
The Free Man
The Free Man
Waiting For Lightning
Waiting For Lightning
I Am Evidence
I Am Evidence
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife
To Joey, With Love
To Joey, With Love
Anunnaki
Anunnaki
What Haunts Us
What Haunts Us
Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story
Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story
Live Nude Girls Unite!
Live Nude Girls Unite!
One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us
Biggie and Tupac
Biggie and Tupac
Harry and Meghan: A Windsor Wedding
Harry and Meghan: A Windsor Wedding
Rent Boys
Rent Boys
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Mully
Mully
Grey Gardens
Grey Gardens
The Rachel Divide
The Rachel Divide
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
My Kid Could Paint That
My Kid Could Paint That
Operation Odessa
Operation Odessa
The Simone Biles Story
The Simone Biles Story
Corazon
Corazon
Russia
Russia
Honor Flight
Honor Flight
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Transformations
Transformations
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
The Business of Being Born
The Business of Being Born
Voyeur
Voyeur
American Movie
American Movie
The War Room
The War Room
Stranger Fruit
Stranger Fruit
The Flat Earth
The Flat Earth
Erotic Power 3
Erotic Power 3
Food Evolution
Food Evolution
The Dying Of The Light
The Dying Of The Light
Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Warren Miller: Journey
Warren Miller: Journey
The History & Art of the Geisha
The History & Art of the Geisha
The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles
On the Way to School
On the Way to School
The Dreamers
The Dreamers
Behind The Scenes
Behind The Scenes
Paper Tigers
Paper Tigers
The Phoenix Tapes '97
The Phoenix Tapes '97
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
Coachella
Coachella
Adult Entertainment: Disrobing an American Idol
Adult Entertainment: Disrobing an American Idol
What Lies Upstream
What Lies Upstream
Katy Perry: Part of Me
Katy Perry: Part of Me
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
The Bandit
The Bandit
Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Gay Now
Gay Now
Pablo Escobar: Colombian Drug Lord Documentary
Pablo Escobar: Colombian Drug Lord Documentary
89
89
Roots
Roots
George Michael: Freedom
George Michael: Freedom
STEP
STEP
The B
The B
More Than a Game
More Than a Game
The Widowmaker
The Widowmaker
Spider-Man Tech
Spider-Man Tech
Twilight: The Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Saga
Twilight: The Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Saga
Waiting for Superman
Waiting for Superman
The Personals
The Personals
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
A Prison on Earth
A Prison on Earth
Michael Jordan: His Airness
Michael Jordan: His Airness
The Young and the Restless 35th Anniversary: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center
The Young and the Restless 35th Anniversary: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center
Slow Food Story
Slow Food Story
Britney Spears: Workin' It
Britney Spears: Workin' It
Alien Contact: Secret Societies
Alien Contact: Secret Societies
McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice
McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice
Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
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