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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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Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
American Mustang
American Mustang
Downloaded
Downloaded
Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us
Snowman
Snowman
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Which Way Home
Which Way Home
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Little Man
Little Man
A LEGO Brickumentary
A LEGO Brickumentary
The Coming Convergence
The Coming Convergence
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
An Inconvenient Truth
An Inconvenient Truth
Inside the Fifty Shades
Inside the Fifty Shades
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Michael Jackson: This Is It
STEP
STEP
Free to Play
A Prison on Earth
Spider-Man Tech
Blackfish
To Joey, With Love
Dark Girls
Revive Us
Is Genesis History?
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
Miss Representation
The Young and the Restless 35th Anniversary: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center
Pirates: Dead Men Tell Their Tales - The True Story of the Pirates of the Caribbean, A Documentary
End of the World
On the Way to School
Twilight: The Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner Saga
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Searching for Sugar Man
Kink
The Eagle Huntress
Amy
Mommy Dead and Dearest
Canada's Most Haunted: Paranormal Encounters In The Great White North
Oasis: Supersonic
Enemy at the Gate
The Northwest Passage: The Last Great Frontier
Born in China
Ice Guardians
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Waiting for Superman
Babies
Patient Seventeen
The Fix
Snow, Man
Jackass 3D
The Phoenix Tapes '97
El Sistema
Food, Inc.
Capitalism: A Love Story
Downtown 81
Deep Web
Nicki Minaj: Pink Planet
In Between
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Stories We Tell
The Central Park Five
Dreams of a Life
Legion Of Brothers
He Named Me Malala
Legend of Bruce Lee
Adult Entertainment: Disrobing an American Idol
Katy Perry: Part of Me
Generation Iron 2
I Called Him Morgan
13th
Father of Lights
The Hunting Ground
Catfish
Rivers and Tides
The War Room
Paradigm Lost
Bill W. (film)
Finger of God
Spanish Lake
Race to Nowhere
Trinidad
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Monterey Pop
Make
Icarus
Tomorrow
Alive and Kicking
Terror at the Mall
The Dreamers
In the Land of the Deaf
Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again
The Intern
War Don Don
Just Another Day
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