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About Special Interest Movies

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