Ten Best Mockumentaries

by AQNI_lists | created - 05 Apr 2012 | updated - 15 Oct 2016 | Public

"Mockumentary: A motion picture or television program that takes the form of a serious documentary in order to satirize its subject."

(Notable mentions to "We Are Spinal Tap" and "Waiting For Guffman", both omitted as I already have a Christopher Guest mockumentary in this list...)

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1. Kenny (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

This hilarious mockumentary film follows the numerous misadventures of a porta-john worker through both his personal and professional life, including an oddly glamorous excursion to the Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville, TN.

Director: Clayton Jacobson | Stars: Shane Jacobson, Travis Golland, Chris Davis, Alf Scerri

Votes: 6,296

2. S&man (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

An exploration of voyeurism in cinema, from Psycho and Peeping Tom in 1960 to the low-budget underground genre films of recent years.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Elizabeth Cartier, Carol J. Clover, Debbie D, Freddie Dingo

Votes: 839

3. A Sense of History (1992 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley, Edward Bradley

Votes: 943

4. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 52,501 | Gross: $18.62M

5. Lake Mungo (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Strange things start happening after a girl is found drowned in a lake.

Director: Joel Anderson | Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker

Votes: 15,517

6. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)

53 min | Comedy

The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.

Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst

Votes: 5,573 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Las Hurdes (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 4,841

8. Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Manning | Stars: Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith, Craig Charles

Votes: 3,051

9. The Last Broadcast (1998)

86 min | Horror, Mystery

A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Directors: Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler | Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos, Jim Seward

Votes: 4,511

10. Death of a President (2006)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Hend Ayoub, Becky Ann Baker, George W. Bush, Brian Boland

Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $0.52M



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