The Best Mockumentary Movies  

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

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

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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 mockumentary movies. List includes photos and mockumentary movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List includes Karl Rove, I Love You, Karl Rove, I Love You and more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these mockumentary 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 mockumentary movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest mockumentary movies, here is the full mockumentary movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Mockumentary films, including Tim Robbins and Paul Thomas Anderson.

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Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston
This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more
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Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey
Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by Christopher Guest. The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show and focuses on the slightly ...more
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David Cross, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara
Waiting for Guffman is a comedy in the documentary style starring, co-written and directed by Christopher Guest that was released in 1997. Its cast included Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Fred ...more
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Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey
A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. ...more
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Bill Murray, George Harrison, Mick Jagger
All You Need Is Cash is a 1978 television film that traces the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Rutles. As TV Guide described it, the group's resemblance to The Beatles is ...more
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Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and black comedy directed by Scott Glosserman. It stars Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals and Robert Englund. ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt
Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more
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Drop Dead Gorgeous Natasha Alam, Jeremy London, Steven Berkoff
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Pamela Anderson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Keyes
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is a 2006 British-American mockumentary comedy film. The film was written and produced by British comedian ...more
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Antony Chester Langdon
I'm Still Here is a 2010 documentary film directed by Casey Affleck.
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Ben Stiller, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
The Trip is a 2010 comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. "Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom never ceases . . . to amaze. A restless whiz, he’s frequently wandered from ...more
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Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Hugh Hefner
Comic Book: The Movie is a 2004 direct-to-DVD mockumentary starring and directed by Mark Hamill.
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Halle Berry, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock
CB4 is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis, and starring Chris Rock. The film follows a fictional rap group named 'CB4', named after the prison block in which the group was ...more
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Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman
Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal film directed by Ruggero Deodato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, starring Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, and Luca ...more
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Charles Frank, Jon Niccum, Richard A. Buswell
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America is a 2004 mockumentary directed by Kevin Willmott. It is a fictional tongue-in-cheek account of an alternate history in which the Confederates won the ...more
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Jonathan Pryce, John Simm, Ken Russell
Brothers of the Head is a 2005 mockumentary featuring the story of Tom and Barry Howe, conjoined twins living in the United Kingdom. It was based on the 1977 novel of the same name by science ...more
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Muffin Man Daniel Wolcott, Andy Dopieralski, Benjamin Dunn
Muffin Man is a 2003 comedy film directed, produced and written by Jessica Eisner.
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Jeff Goldblum, Crispin Glover, Werner Herzog
Incident at Loch Ness is a 2004 mockumentary starring, produced by and written by Werner Herzog and Zak Penn. The small cast film follows Herzog and his crew while working on the production of a ...more
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Lucy Liu, Carmen Electra, David Hyde Pierce
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human is a 1999 American mockumentary directed and written by Jeff Abugov, and starring David Hyde Pierce, Carmen Electra, Lucy Liu, and Mackenzie Astin.
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Becky Ann Baker, James Urbaniak, Tab Baker
Death of a President is a 2006 British high-concept docudrama political thriller film about the fictional assassination of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President, on 19 October 2007 in Chicago, ...more
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Suzy Nakamura, Austin Basis, Al Vicente
American Zombie is a 2007 film directed by Grace Lee.
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Sarah Shahi, Sandra Oh, Ricky Gervais
For Your Consideration is a 2006 comedy film directed by Christopher Guest. It was co-written by Guest and Eugene Levy, and both also star in the film. The title is a phrase used in trade ...more
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Fear of a Black Hat is a 1994 American mockumentary film on the evolution and state of American hip hop music. The film's title is derived from the 1990 Public Enemy album Fear of a Black ...more
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jawa40 added Shannon Elizabeth, Woody Harrelson, Hank Azaria
The Grand is an improv comedy film directed by Zak Penn. The film has an ensemble cast including Ray Romano, Woody Harrelson, Chris Parnell, Werner Herzog, Jason Alexander, Dennis Farina, David ...more