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About Documentary Movies

A documentary film approaches a subject from a non-fictional angle, and many documentaries try to present their subjects in an unobtrusive, unbiased way that doesn't make judgments or attempt to lead the audience to predetermined conclusions. Other documentaries, however, have a very explicit agenda and seek to shape the audience's reactions to the subject.

In its purest form, a documentary film presents facts without any attempt to influence how the viewer interprets those facts. In practice, documentaries can never achieve that purity, since the very act of choosing what to include in the film and how to present it introduces some of the filmmaker's bias into the final product.

Among those documentaries with an agenda, social and political documentaries are usually the most explicit in their points of view. Political documentaries in particular often take a particular viewpoint and construct a narrative to support that viewpoint.

Historical documentaries tell a story about specific time periods, historical events or historical figures. Military campaigns, exploration and cultural events are common subjects of historical documentaries. Although political events may be the subject of a documentary like this, a film with the intent of illustrating the historical context of the event is more likely to describe how and why the event took place and less likely to try to persuade the viewer toward a particular ideological conclusion about the event.

Another common type of documentary is the biography. These documentaries tell the story of a well-known individual. Governmental leaders, religious figures, sports stars, artists and musicians are typical subjects of biographical documentaries.

Finally, science-related documentaries attempt to explain scientific or technological topics. Like historical documentaries, science documentaries are often unbiased, although contemporary documentaries about the food industry or environmental issues often have a strong ideological lean in one direction or another.

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White Lion
White Lion
Black Panthers
Black Panthers
The Coming Convergence
The Coming Convergence
Catfish
Catfish
Book Club
Book Club
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
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Popatopolis
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Demon House
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The Free Man
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The Devil and Father Amorth
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Conor McGregor: Notorious
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Michael Jackson: This Is It
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Out of the Blue
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The War Room
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Inside the Fifty Shades
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One Direction: This Is Us
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The Magic Pill
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Mully
Transformations
Transformations
Paper Tigers
Paper Tigers
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
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Voyeur
Dolores
Dolores
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Jackass 3D
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Gay Now
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Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story
Corazon
Corazon
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Honor Flight
Little Man
Little Man
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Waiting For Lightning
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Ronaldo Vs. Messi
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Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
The Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
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My Kid Could Paint That
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Erotic Power 3
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Food, Inc.
A Prison on Earth
A Prison on Earth
The Work
The Work
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Katy Perry: Part of Me
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Biggie and Tupac
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Tattoos
Russia
Russia
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
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Bill Evans Time Remembered
Heal
Heal
STEP
STEP
NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton
NWA & Eazy-E: Kings of Compton
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The Phoenix Tapes '97
American Movie
American Movie
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Malcolm X
Girl Next Door
Girl Next Door
Operation Odessa
Operation Odessa
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Stranger Fruit
The Simone Biles Story
The Simone Biles Story
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89
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Breaking Free
Supergirl
Supergirl
Walk On
Walk On
The B
The B
Night
Night
The Dying Of The Light
The Dying Of The Light
Crossfire Hurricane
Crossfire Hurricane
He Named Me Malala
He Named Me Malala
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Patterns of Evidence: Exodus
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The Widowmaker
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Vietnam
Vietnam
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Vernon, Florida
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Warren Miller: Journey
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The Northwest Passage: The Last Great Frontier
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The History & Art of the Geisha
Blackfish
Blackfish
Amy
Amy
A Dangerous Son
A Dangerous Son
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The Price of Fame
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Chasing Coral
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Danger Close
Race to Nowhere
Race to Nowhere
The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles
Senna
Senna
March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins
Crumb
Crumb
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Grey Gardens
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Gamble
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