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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
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Book Club
Book Club
RBG
RBG
Black Panthers
Black Panthers
Ronnie Coleman: The King
Ronnie Coleman: The King
The Bleeding Edge
The Bleeding Edge
The Free Man
The Free Man
One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us
Stranger Fruit
Stranger Fruit
Little Man
Little Man
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
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
American Movie
American Movie
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Always At The Carlyle
David Cassidy: The Last Session
David Cassidy: The Last Session
Anunnaki
Anunnaki
The War Room
The War Room
Wars
Wars
Oceans
Oceans
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
The B
The B
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Horses
Horses
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Girl
Girl
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Girl Next Door
Demon House
Demon House
Catfish
Catfish
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
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Our Man in Tehran
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Adult Entertainment: Disrobing an American Idol
Blackfish
Blackfish
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Ronaldo Vs. Messi
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The Flat Earth
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I Am Elizabeth Smart
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Escapes
Death of a Nation
Death of a Nation
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Jackass: The Movie
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The Devil and Father Amorth
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The Bandit
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Rocco
Jackson
Jackson
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Popatopolis
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Kink
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Faces of Death
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Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
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Bigfoot Encounters
Paper Tigers
Paper Tigers
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Holy Ghost
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Teenage
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Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
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I Am
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The Battle of Midway
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Downloaded
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Inside Deep Throat
Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty
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To Joey, With Love
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Mondo Cane
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The Magic Pill
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Michael Jackson: This Is It
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Prophet's Prey
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The Work
STEP
STEP
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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
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Fasting
Sir Noface
Sir Noface
Speech
Speech
89
89
Sun
Sun
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The Gayest Video Special of All Time
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Cries from Syria
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Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You
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Girl Model
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Three Identical Strangers
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Bra Boys
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Jackass 3D
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America in World War II
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Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
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Do You Want To Win?
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We the Marines
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Herd
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The God Who Speaks
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Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
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Roger Waters The Wall
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Deepak Chopra: The Happiness Prescription
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Honor Flight
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Game Changers
Love Means Zero
Love Means Zero
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