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The Best Mockumentary Movies

Updated June 14, 2020 579 votes 129 voters 27.1k views37 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    This Is Spinal Tap
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher

    Released1984

    Directed byRob Reiner

    This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    We Make Movies
    27
    6

    We Make Movies

    Jordan Hopewell, Matt Tory

    Directed byMatt Tory

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  • 3
    Bob Roberts
    22
    8

    Bob Roberts

    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Robbins

    Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Drop Dead Gorgeous
    22
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    Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Natasha Alam, Jeremy London

    Released2010

    Directed byPhilip Alderton

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  • 5
    Best in Show
    25
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    Best in Show

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 6
    CB4
    18
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    CB4

    Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released1993

    Directed byTamra Davis

    CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    The Trip
    20
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    The Trip

    Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    The Trip is a 2010 comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. "Prolific British director...Amazon buy button
  • 8
    I'm Still Here
    18
    8

    I'm Still Here

    Antony Chester Langdon

    Released2010

    Directed byCasey Affleck

    I'm Still Here is a 2010 documentary film directed by Casey Affleck.Amazon buy button
  • 9
    Comic Book: The Movie
    16
    6

    Comic Book: The Movie

    Mark Hamill, Stan Lee

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Hamill

    Comic Book: The Movie is a 2004 direct-to-DVD mockumentary starring and directed by Mark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Waiting for Guffman
    13
    4

    Waiting for Guffman

    David Cross, Parker Posey

    Released1997

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    Waiting for Guffman is a comedy in the documentary style starring, co-written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
    12
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    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein

    Released2006

    Directed byScott Glosserman

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

    Released2004

    Directed byKevin Willmott

    C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America is a 2004 mockumentary directed by Kevin Willmott.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Brothers of the Head
    14
    8

    Brothers of the Head

    Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Pepe, Keith Fulton

    Brothers of the Head is a 2005 mockumentary featuring the story of Tom and Barry Howe,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Muffin Man
    12
    8

    Muffin Man

    Daniel Wolcott, Andy Dopieralski

    Released2003

    Directed byJessica Eisner

    Muffin Man is a 2003 comedy film directed, produced and written by Jessica Eisner.Amazon buy button
  • 15
    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Released2006

    Directed byLarry Charles

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    The Rutles
    14
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    The Rutles

    Bill Murray, George Harrison

    Released1978

    Directed byEric Idle, Gary Weis

    All You Need Is Cash is a 1978 television film that traces the career of a fictitious British... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    A Mighty Wind
    14
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    A Mighty Wind

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2003

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Death of a President
    8
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    Death of a President

    Becky Ann Baker, James Urbaniak

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriel Range

    Death of a President is a 2006 British high-concept docudrama political thriller film about... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human

    Released1999

    Directed byJeff Abugov

    The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human is a 1999 American mockumentary directed and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Fear of a Black Hat
    4
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    Fear of a Black Hat

    Faizon Love, Kasi Lemmons

    Released1994

    Directed byRusty Cundieff

    Fear of a Black Hat is a 1994 American mockumentary film on the evolution and state of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    For Your Consideration
    4
    2

    For Your Consideration

    Sarah Shahi, Sandra Oh

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    For Your Consideration is a 2006 comedy film directed by Christopher Guest. It was co-written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Dill Scallion
    2
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    Dill Scallion

    Kathy Griffin, Lauren Graham

    Released1999

    Directed byJordan Brady

    Dill Scallion is a 1999 feature film mockumentary that follows the rise and fall of a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Take the Money and Run
    1
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    Take the Money and Run

    Woody Allen, Louise Lasser

    Released1969

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Take the Money and Run is a 1969 American comedic mockumentary directed by Woody Allen and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 24
    The Independent
    1
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    The Independent

    Ben Stiller, Ron Howard

    Released2001

    Directed byStephen Kessler

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  • 25
    American Zombie
    6
    4

    American Zombie

    Suzy Nakamura, Austin Basis

    Released2007

    Directed byGrace Lee

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