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Films About Hobbies, Interests, Collecting and Obsessions

Updated July 24, 2019 125 votes 20 voters 8.1k views46 items

List RulesFeature films and documentaries about hobbies, interests, fandom, collectors, collecting, etc

A list of all the best movies about hobbies and movies about interests and obsessions, with tralilers and/or movie posters. This list includes both documentaries about hobbies and feature films about the often-nerdy passions and interests of collectors and their collections, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This hobbies and interests movie list includes data on the cast, year, director and more for each film. This list is also the best hobbies and interests movies of all time, as it is voted on by fans of the films, and ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies to see them graduate to the top of the list. Some of the hobbies and obsessions featured in films on this list include video games, comic books, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and even juggling. 

If we missed any hobbies and interests 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). This list below has movies like Trekkies and The King of Kong. Many of these movies about collections, passions, hobbyists, and fandoms are indie films, and this is a rather broad topic, so please help us out and add more names to this list and vote on any that you've seen. 

Whether you want to watch these hobby movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, this is a list of good movies about collections and obsessions, ordered from best to worst - and there are some bad ones to be sure, so if you've seen a stinker, give it the downvote and help your fellow man out!

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    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a 2007 American documentary film. Highlighting the popular 1980s arcade game Donkey Kong, it follows Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the world high...  more

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    American Road Trip

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    Tender Loving Care

    John Hurt, Marie Caldare

    Released1997

    Directed byDavid Wheeler

    Tender Loving Care is an interactive movie originally released in 1998 by Aftermath Media. It is a psychological thriller starring Michael Esposito, Beth Tegarden, and John Hurt as Dr. Turner. It was...  more
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    Air Guitar Nation

    Angela Shelton, Peter Cilella

    Released2006

    Directed byAlexandra Lipsitz

    Air Guitar Nation is a feature-length 2006 documentary about the first US Air Guitar Championships, following the top contestants, David "C-Diddy" Jung and Dan "Björn Türoque" Crane, to the 2003...  more
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    Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade is a documentary film directed by Lincoln Ruchti about the golden age of video arcade games. The film premiered January 22, 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival and...  more
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    Comic Book Confidential

    Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Mann

    Comic Book Confidential is an American/Canadian documentary film, released in 1988. Directed by Ron Mann and written by Mann and Charles Lippincott, the film is a survey of the history of the comic...  more
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    Darkon

    Andrew Mattingly, Skip Lipman

    Released2006

    Directed byAndrew Neel, Luke Meyer

    Darkon is an award-winning feature-length documentary film that follows the real-life adventures of the Darkon Wargaming Club in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of fantasy live-action role-playing...  more
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    Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

    Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov

    Released2003

    Directed byVikram Jayanti

    Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine is a 2003 documentary film by Vikram Jayanti about the match between Garry Kasparov, the highest rated chess player in history and the World Champion for 15 years,...  more
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    Ringers: Lord of the Fans

    Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a 2005 documentary film investigating the growth of the Tolkien fandom all the way from the release of The Hobbit book by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937 to Peter Jackson's The...  more
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    Trekkies

    Denise Crosby

    Released1997

    Directed byRoger Nygard

    Trekkies is a 1997 documentary film directed by Roger Nygard about the devoted fans of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek franchise. It is the first film released by Paramount Vantage, then known as...  more
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    Trekkies 2

    Trekkies 2 is the 2004 sequel to the 1997 documentary film Trekkies. This documentary film travels throughout the world, mainly Europe, to show fans of Star Trek commonly known as Trekkies. It also...  more
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    Wordplay

    Bill Clinton, Bob Dole

    Released2006

    Directed byPatrick Creadon

    Wordplay is a 2006 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. It features Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, crossword constructor Merl Reagle, and many other noted...  more
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    Beyond the Game

    Beyond the Game is a 2008 Dutch documentary film about the world of professional video gaming, most notably as related to the game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne featuring world champion players...  more
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    Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling

    Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling is a documentary film on the 31st Louisburg International Whistling Competition that follows a Washington D.C. investment banker, a Dutch social worker and a...  more
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    TILT: The Battle to Save Pinball

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    Needle Arts: Featuring Shay Pendray

    Shay Pendray's

    Released2004

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    Fine Woodworking: Turning Wood

    Richard Raffan

    Released2004

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    Advanced Tie Dye Techniques: Making Shapes and Mandalas

    Tom Rolofson

    Released2005

    Directed byTom Rolofson

    Advanced Tie Dye Techniques: Making Shapes and Mandalas is a 2005 documentary film written by Tom Rolofson and Martine Purdy and directed by Tom Rolofson....
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    Advanced Flag Fundamentals

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    Basic How-To Halloween Makeups

    Bill Morrison, Bogdan Pecic

    Released2007

    Directed byLance Randas

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    10 Yards: Fantasy Football

    Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe

    Released2008

    Directed byHunter Weeks

    From Award-Winning Filmmakers, Hunter Weeks and Josh Caldwell (10 MPH, 2007) comes the hilarious, offbeat, and all-encompassing portrayal of fantasy football. 10 YARDS captures the phenomenon of...
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    The Art of Knitting 4 Kids

    Dr. Elizabeth Seward

    Released2007

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    Homestead Blessings: The Art of Candle Making

    The West Ladies

    Released2008

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    The Art of the Doll Maker

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    World's Greatest Movie Challenge

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas

    Released1988