The Best Mockumentary Movies

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

A list of the best mockumentaries movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest mockumentary movies are at the top of the list. If there are any great films you think we missed, please feel free to add them yourself. 

The films on this list are the most famous mockumentary movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already if you're a fan of mockumentaries.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best mockumentaries?" and "What is the greatest mockumentary of all time?" and contains items like Karl Rove, I Love You, Karl Rove, I Love You and more.

Various bits of information are included with these popular mockumentary movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good mockumentaries to enjoy.

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  • This Is Spinal Tap
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    Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Rob Reiner
  • Best in Show
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    Michael Hitchcock, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Christopher Guest
  • Waiting for Guffman
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    Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Christopher Guest
  • Fear of a Black Hat
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    Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Rusty Cundieff
  • C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
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    Rupert Pate, Evamarii Johnson, Larry Peterson
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Kevin Willmott
  • The Rutles
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    Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Neil Innes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Eric Idle, Gary Weis
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
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    Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Scott Glosserman
  • A Mighty Wind
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    Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Christopher Guest
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Larry Charles
  • We Make Movies
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    Jordan Hopewell, Matt Tory, Zack Slort
    • Directed by: Matt Tory
  • Bob Roberts
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    Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Tim Robbins
  • The Trip
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    Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
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    Natasha Alam, Jeremy London, Steven Berkoff
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Philip Alderton
  • Comic Book: The Movie
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    Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Hugh Hefner
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Mark Hamill
  • Incident at Loch Ness
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    John Bailey, Lena Herzog, Crispin Glover
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Zak Penn
  • I'm Still Here
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    Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon, Carey Perloff
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Casey Affleck
  • Cannibal Holocaust
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    Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Ruggero Deodato
  • For Your Consideration
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    Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Christopher Guest
  • CB4
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    Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Tamra Davis
  • The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
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    Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra, Markus Redmond
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jeff Abugov
  • The Grand
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    Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Zak Penn
  • Brothers of the Head
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    Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Bryan Dick
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
  • Muffin Man
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    Daniel Wolcott, Andy Dopieralski, Benjamin Dunn
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Jessica Eisner
  • Dill Scallion
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    Billy Burke, Peter Berg, Lauren Graham
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Jordan Brady
  • American Zombie
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    Suzy Nakamura, Austin Basis, Al Vicente
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Grace Lee