The Funniest Documentaries Of All Time

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Vote up the funniest documentary films in history.

What is the funniest documentary of all time? The funniest documentary films offer strong narrative arcs, memorable characters, and emotional payoffs that stick with you long after they're over. Funny docs focus on a variety of subjects and share hilarious stories. Some funny docus are about stand up comedy and the industry, while others are just about the blunt nature of every day life. So, what are the funniest documentaries of all time? What funny documentaries should you watch first?

When it comes to the funniest documentary movies ever, The Aristocrats is up there with the best of them. The film features a number of comedians telling the same joke over and over again in new and amusing ways. Then there's funny doc films like Too Funny to Fail, Comedian, and American Movie which are some of the funniest movies of our time. A lot of these funny documentary films cover comedy off the stage, such as I Need You To Kill, I Am Road Comic, and The Unbookables.

Vote up the funniest documentary films of all time, and be sure to check back for new funny docs as they are added to the list upon release.

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  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
    1
    Common, Mos Def, Dave Chappelle
    21 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Michel Gondry
    Actor, writer and comic Dave Chappelle loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown and takes them to Brooklyn, N.Y. Once there, the travelers enjoy a concert featuring Kanye West, the Fugees, ...more
  • Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine
    2
    Bam Margera, Steve-O, Johnny Knoxville
    19 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Patrick O'Dell
    Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Patrick O'Dell. A look at the rise and fall of the subversive skateboarding magazine Big Brother, which rose to ...more
  • The Aristocrats
    3
    Drew Carey, Gilbert Godfried, Whoopi Goldberg
    35 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Paul Provenza
    The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the famous dirty joke of the same name. It was conceived and produced by comedians Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, edited by Emery Emery, and ...more
  • Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
    4
    Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Elayne Boosler
    31 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Marina Zenovich
    Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Marina Zenovich. A funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive ...more
  • The Truffle Hunters
    5
    Carlo, Aurelio, Sergio
    6 votes
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
    A handful of men search for rare, expensive and delicious white Alba truffles deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy.
  • Zombie Girl: The Movie
    6
    Megan Hagins, Emily Hagins, Jerry Hagins
    14 votes
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall, Erik Mauck
    Twelve-year-old Emily Hagins is making a feature-length zombie film entitled "Pathogen." This documentary follows her two-year road to production and offers insight into what drives a growing number ...more