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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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X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time
Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers
RBG
RBG
I Am Elizabeth Smart
I Am Elizabeth Smart
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.
Whitney
Whitney
American Dream/American Knightmare
American Dream/American Knightmare
Death Of A Nation
Death Of A Nation
Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives
The Secret
The Secret
Catfish
Catfish
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour
Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Generation Iron
Generation Iron
Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
The Summit
The Summit
Oceans
Oceans
Chariots of the Gods
Chariots of the Gods
White Lion
White Lion
American Native
American Native
Whitney: Can I Be Me
Whitney: Can I Be Me
What Happened In Vegas
What Happened In Vegas
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Let's Play, Boy
Let's Play, Boy
The Heart Of Man
The Heart Of Man
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Babies
Babies
Pull Out
Pull Out
Zion
Zion
Believer (2018)
Believer (2018)
The Flat Earth
The Flat Earth
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Billy The Kid
Billy The Kid
The Eagle Huntress
The Eagle Huntress
Fahrenheit 11/9
Fahrenheit 11/9
McQueen
McQueen
Aphrodisiac
Aphrodisiac
Science Fair
Science Fair
Rise of the Superheroes
Rise of the Superheroes
Backstage
Backstage
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Restrepo
Restrepo
Active Measures
Active Measures
Always At The Carlyle
Always At The Carlyle
No Limits
No Limits
More Than a Game
More Than a Game
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Unmistaken Child
Unmistaken Child
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Addicts
Addicts
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
The Journey Home
The Journey Home
Fetishes
Fetishes
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Live! An Evening With Crystal Gayle
Live! An Evening With Crystal Gayle
Toy Stories
Toy Stories
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
SandMan
SandMan
Gleason
Gleason
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
A Cam Life
A Cam Life
Bleed Out
Bleed Out
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
Love Means Zero
Love Means Zero
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Hackers Wizards of the Electronic Age
Beatles: How the Beatles Changed the World
Beatles: How the Beatles Changed the World
Degrees North
Degrees North
The Heirloom
The Heirloom
The Scroll: Transformation
The Scroll: Transformation
Heroin: Cape Cod, USA
Heroin: Cape Cod, USA
The Seven Five
The Seven Five
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Go Tigers!
After Tiller
After Tiller
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Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
Samsara
Samsara
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Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
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AKA Cassius Clay
Super High Me
Super High Me
Jackass Number Two
Jackass Number Two
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Dogtown and Z-Boys
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The Intern
The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet
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Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
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The Rachel Divide
Queen Mary of Scots - The four Marys
Queen Mary of Scots - The four Marys
Voyeur
Voyeur
Generation Iron 2
Generation Iron 2
Donnie Darko - The Director's Cut
Donnie Darko - The Director's Cut
McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice
McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice
Take Me to the River
Take Me to the River
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Bettie Page Reveals All
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams
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