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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
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
Bra Boys
Bra Boys
Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers
Death Of A Nation
Death Of A Nation
RBG
RBG
Active Measures
Active Measures
Whitney
Whitney
Narco Cultura
Narco Cultura
And God Spoke
And God Spoke
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Whitney: Can I Be Me
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
McQueen
McQueen
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
The Devil's Triangle
The Devil's Triangle
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
Blackfish
Blackfish
Catfish
Catfish
Oceans
Oceans
Generation Wealth
Generation Wealth
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Holocaust
Holocaust
I Am Elizabeth Smart
I Am Elizabeth Smart
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.
Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story
Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Michael Jackson: This Is It
High Score
High Score
Love Means Zero
Love Means Zero
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Born Racer
Born Racer
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
The Flat Earth
The Flat Earth
Deep Web
Deep Web
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Biggie and Tupac
Biggie and Tupac
Restrepo
Restrepo
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
Leaning Into The Wind
Leaning Into The Wind
Genesis: Paradise Lost
Genesis: Paradise Lost
STEP
STEP
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
Crumb
Crumb
Fireplace for your Home : Crackling Fireplace
Fireplace for your Home : Crackling Fireplace
The Elephant in the Living Room
The Elephant in the Living Room
Inside Job
Inside Job
American Native
American Native
Whose Streets?
Whose Streets?
Good Hair
Good Hair
West of Memphis
West of Memphis
Senna
Senna
Mara
Mara
Believer (2018)
Believer (2018)
Aphrodisiac
Aphrodisiac
The China Hustle
The China Hustle
What Happened In Vegas
What Happened In Vegas
The Heart Of Man
The Heart Of Man
Born in China
Born in China
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
Oasis: Supersonic
Oasis: Supersonic
Gleason
Gleason
Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Hart Benton
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Night Will Fall
Night Will Fall
The True Cost
The True Cost
The Seven Five
The Seven Five
The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!
Korengal
Korengal
Generation Iron
Generation Iron
Waiting for Superman
Waiting for Superman
Super High Me
Super High Me
Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story
Paris Is Burning
Paris Is Burning
Inside Russia's Toughest Prisons
Inside Russia's Toughest Prisons
This Is Home: A Refugee Story
This Is Home: A Refugee Story
SandMan
SandMan
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Exit Through the Gift Shop
World of Darkness
World of Darkness
The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed
The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Cranes
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Cranes
The Gospel According To Andre
The Gospel According To Andre
Always At The Carlyle
Always At The Carlyle
King of the Cage Conquistador
King of the Cage Conquistador
Valerian - Die Stadt der tausend Planeten
Valerian - Die Stadt der tausend Planeten
South Korea: Jeju and Wando islands
South Korea: Jeju and Wando islands
In Burgundy: between Sona and Loire
In Burgundy: between Sona and Loire
Jackie Chan My Story
Jackie Chan My Story
Giant Redwoods
Giant Redwoods
Hell On Earth: The Fall Of Syria And The Rise Of ISIS
Hell On Earth: The Fall Of Syria And The Rise Of ISIS
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing
The First Great Escape
The First Great Escape
The Poet of Havana
The Poet of Havana
The Cheshire Murders
The Cheshire Murders
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