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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Docudrama films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best docudrama movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This docudrama movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of docudrama films also contains docudrama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This docudrama films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best docudrama movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This docudrama movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote up the best movies so that they get close to the top of the list.

List of docudrama films includes docudrama movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. After you've voted for all your favorites it's fun to share the list with your friends to see how they vote.

These are the top films in the docudrama genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the docudrama genre in it. Be it the motifs of the docudrama genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Also, movies on this list like Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company and Who Is Clark Rockefeller? probably need more votes. If we missed any docudrama movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous docudrama movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about docudrama movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the docudrama movies. List includes photos and docudrama movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List movies include The Spirit of West Point, The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank and many additional movies as well.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these docudrama movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good docudrama movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest docudrama movies, here is the full docudrama movies list, ordered from best to worst.

George Clooney and Steven Spielberg are among the directors who have worked on Docudrama movies in the past.

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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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Band of Brothers Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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Hotel Rwanda Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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Searching for Bobby Fischer Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne

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Serpico Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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Boys Don't Cry Hilary Swank, Chloƫ Sevigny, Natalie Zea

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Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

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The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

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The Insider Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

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Frost/Nixon Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Docudrama Movies
The Right Stuff Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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Quiz Show Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke

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Thirteen Days Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

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Zodiac Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Silkwood Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell

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Rosewood Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

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Awakenings Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

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Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

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Brubaker Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford

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A Civil Action John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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Lean on Me Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

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The Soloist Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Jena Malone

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The Young Victoria Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany

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Recount Kevin Spacey, Al Gore, John Hurt

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Warm Springs Kathy Bates, Felicia Day, Kenneth Branagh

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PT 109 Robert Blake, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp

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Rescue Dawn Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown Debbie Reynolds, Ed Begley, Harve Presnell

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Into the Wild Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis

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Ghosts of Mississippi Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

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Breach Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Chris Cooper

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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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Shattered Glass Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria

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United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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Triumph of the Spirit Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia

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Three Came Home Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Sessue Hayakawa

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The Falcon and the Snowman Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside

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The Ernest Green Story Ruby Dee, Morris Chestnut, Ossie Davis

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Walker Ed Harris, Joe Strummer, Marlee Matlin