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A "special interest" film is defined mostly by the narrowness of it audience. As opposed to a mainstream film, which will, its producers hope, appeal to a large portion of the potential viewing audience, a special interest film is expected to appeal to a much more focused segment of the audience-most likely those viewers who already have an interest in the film's subject matter. A special interest film doesn't try to win over the masses; it sticks to what it know, and it attempts only to please viewers within its niche.

Many special interest films are documentaries that focus on a very specific subject. They may address social or cultural topics that are outside the mainstream, or they may explore the lives and work of lesser-known historical or cultural figures. Instructional films fall into this category, too, since viewers are unlikely to watch them purely for their entertainment value.

Cult films, theatrical films that are enjoyed by a loyal but relatively small audience, can also sometimes be considered special interest films. They are loved enthusiastically by their fans, but they are unlikely to win over a broad audience and so are relegated to the fringes of genre designations.

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Battle of the Year
Battle of the Year
The End Of Time
The End Of Time
The Drop Box Presented By Focus On The Family
The Drop Box Presented By Focus On The Family
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2
Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
The Big Bang
The Big Bang
Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
Murph: The Protector
Murph: The Protector
Hating Breitbart
Hating Breitbart
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters
Everest: A Climb for Peace
Everest: A Climb for Peace
The Lost Legion
The Lost Legion
Genius On Hold
Genius On Hold
Hecho En Mexico
Hecho En Mexico
OT: Our Town
OT: Our Town
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops
Pull Out
Pull Out
The Final Member
The Final Member
My Way
My Way
Wonder of It All
Wonder of It All
Sun Dogs
Sun Dogs
The Man Who Knew Bush
The Man Who Knew Bush
Impy's Island
Impy's Island
Wolfman
Wolfman
Tcm Presents And The Oscar (R) Goes To...
Tcm Presents And The Oscar (R) Goes To...
Roses in December
Roses in December
Expo: Magic of the White City
Expo: Magic of the White City
La Moindre des choses (Every Little Thing)
La Moindre des choses (Every Little Thing)
Killer Legends
Killer Legends
Le Sang des betes (Blood of the Beasts)
Le Sang des betes (Blood of the Beasts)
Babies
Babies
State 194
State 194
Fukuro no shiro, (Owls' Castle)
Fukuro no shiro, (Owls' Castle)
Best Friend Forgotten
Best Friend Forgotten
Veritas
Veritas
Return To El Salvador
Return To El Salvador
Famous In 31 Days
Famous In 31 Days
Special When Lit
Special When Lit
The Eyes Of Thailand
The Eyes Of Thailand
Last Will & Testament
Last Will & Testament
The Legend of Su-Ling
The Legend of Su-Ling
Revolution
Revolution
The Bitter Buddha
The Bitter Buddha
Counterpunch
Counterpunch
Medicine Ball Caravan
Medicine Ball Caravan
Junky's Christmas
Junky's Christmas
The Real Shaolin
The Real Shaolin
Hybrid
Hybrid
Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer
Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer
Crossing Borders
Crossing Borders
Bike City, Great City
Bike City, Great City
Please Subscribe: A Documentary About Youtubers
Please Subscribe: A Documentary About Youtubers
I'm Fine, Thanks
I'm Fine, Thanks
Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town
Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town
Sequestro (kidnapping)
Sequestro (kidnapping)
Fixing The Future
Fixing The Future
The Green Wave
The Green Wave
X: The Unheard Music
X: The Unheard Music
The Best Government Money Can Buy
The Best Government Money Can Buy
Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted
Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted
Volver a Empezar (Begin the Beguine) (Starting Over) (To Begin Again)
Volver a Empezar (Begin the Beguine) (Starting Over) (To Begin Again)
People of the Wind
People of the Wind
Lincoln Conspiracy
Lincoln Conspiracy
Renaldo and Clara
Renaldo and Clara
The Dream Machine
The Dream Machine
Carrotblanca
Carrotblanca
Bangers
Bangers
Nabi, (The Butterfly)
Nabi, (The Butterfly)
Searching for Debra Winger
Searching for Debra Winger
The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress
The Big Buy: Tom Delay's Stolen Congress
Miss HIV
Miss HIV
100 Voices: A Journey Home
100 Voices: A Journey Home
Fathers of the Sport
Fathers of the Sport
Embracing Dissonance: A Life In Bebop
Embracing Dissonance: A Life In Bebop
Shorts
Shorts
A Womb With A View
A Womb With A View
A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
Aggressives
Aggressives
Les Soeurs Bronte (The Bronte Sisters)
Les Soeurs Bronte (The Bronte Sisters)
Tiger Spirit
Tiger Spirit
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