Documentaries: Videogames

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1. Gamer Revolution (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Special documentary look at how pop culture's 'new dark continent,' video games, are changing the world.

Directors: Marc de Guerre, Ian Hannah | Stars: Clive Thompson, Henry Jenkins, Robert Kozinets, Brenda Braithwaite

Votes: 38

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2. Game On! The Unauthorized History of Video Games (2006 TV Movie)

Biography

CNBC examines the history of the video game industry from the first tennis game developed for an oscilloscope to the Atari and video arcade game boom of the early 1980s. It looks at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Griffeth, Steve L. Kent, Ralph H. Baer, Keith Feinstein

Votes: 17

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3. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

R | 90 min | Documentary

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

Director: Lincoln Ruchti | Stars: Walter Day, Ben Gold, Steve Sanders, Kent Farries

Votes: 1,276

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5. Frag (2008)

88 min | Documentary

Below the surface of a simple game is an underbelly of corruption, money, partying, drugs, and even death.

Director: Mike Pasley | Stars: Michal Blicharz, Rafik Bryant, Walter Day, Sassan Dibadj

Votes: 246

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6. Second Skin (2008)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games.

Director: Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza | Stars: Dan Bustard, Ashley Esqueda, Andrew Monkelban, Nick Yee

Votes: 719

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7. The Video Game Revolution (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

A light-hearted look at the worldwide phenomenon of video games, and how they have revolutionized technology and forever changed popular culture.

Stars: Greg Palmer, Seamus Blackley, Nolan Bushnell, Megan Gaiser

Votes: 78

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8. Get Lamp (2010)

78 min | Documentary

With limited sound, simple graphics, and tiny amounts of computing power, the first games on home computers would hardly raise an eyebrow in the modern era of photorealism and surround ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Scott Sadofsky | Stars: Ernest Adams, Scott Adams, Hollywood Anderson, Jim Aspnes

Votes: 729

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9. Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet (2008)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

'Blip Festival: Reformat the Planet' is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as ChipTunes, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music... See full summary »

Director: Paul Owens | Stars: Joshua Davis, Christopher Burke, Jeff Donaldson, Tristan Perich

Votes: 55

História

10. Everything, by Everyone

Documentary | Filming

About Newgrounds.com and the evolution of online entertainment.

Director: Nathan Kuruna | Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, John Kricfalusi, Kevin Pereira, Robert Bryce Milburn

História

11. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama

73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 19,517

12. Us and the Game Industry (2014)

90 min | Documentary

Experience recent designs for video games in the 21st Century. The developers, their peers and the world of support structures for these expose the magic explored in a number of games. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Beth

Votes: 69

13. The King of Arcades (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.

Director: Sean Tiedeman | Stars: Ralph H. Baer, Tim Balderamos, Greg Bond, Jerry Buckner

Votes: 449

14. From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years! (2016)

152 min | Documentary

How the Commodore Amiga helped influence a generation of Developers to take Video Gaming to a whole new level.

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield | Stars: Shahid Ahmad, Richard Aplin, Brian Bagnall, Kellyn Beeck

Votes: 267

15. The Video Craze (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A documentary on classic video arcade collectors across North America. Those who were the first to look into the neon haze of a vector/raster screen and fall in love. The first quarter poppers, the "vidiots" who never grew up.

Director: Dave Danzara | Stars: Bryan Armitage, Nathan Barnatt, Chris Connally, Dave Danzara

Votes: 90

16. 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (2012)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

100 Yen is a historical documentary about the evolution of arcades and the culture surrounding it - from the birth of arcades to the game centers that still thrive today.

Director: Brad Crawford | Stars: Brian Ashcraft, Daigo Umehara, Aaron Chmielowiec, Mike Ross

Votes: 132

17. From Bedrooms to Billions (2014)

150 min | Documentary

'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a 2 and a half hour feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day. ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Caulfield, Nicola Caulfield | Stars: Shahid Ahmad, Nigel Alderton, Nick Alexander, Chris Anderson

Votes: 432

18. The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere. By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade locations across North America. It was the Golden Age of Arcade ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Von Ward | Stars: Chris Alcott, Pete Ashdown, Jean Baudin, Deb Bazzano

Votes: 109

19. Gamer Age (2014)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An anthropological look into the rich culture of video games.

Director: Ian Santer | Stars: Brent Bushnell, Nolan Bushnell, Joe Ciaramelli, Holly Conrad

Votes: 68

20. High Score (2006)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Although technology continues to evolve, a group of die-hard gamers refuses to abandon the classic arcade games of yesteryear. The 80's live on for these enthusiasts, who compete against ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Mack | Stars: Bill Carlton, Robert Mruczek, Terry Nelson, Todd Rogers

Votes: 252

21. How Video Games Changed the World (2013 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Charlie Brooker takes you on a journey through time to show the most influential video games on everyday life.

Directors: Al Campbell, Marcus Daborn, Graham Proud, Dan Tucker | Stars: Charlie Brooker, Al Alcorn, Malorie Blackman, David Braben

Votes: 569

22. Game Loading: Rise of the Indies (2015)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

GameLoading Rise of the Indies is a feature documentary exploring the world of indie game developers, their craft, their games, their dreams, and how they have forever changed the landscape of games culture.

Directors: Anna Brady, Lester Francois | Stars: Shawn Allen, Robin Arnott, Mark Backler, Kathryn Barrett

Votes: 296

23. Life 2.0 (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.

Director: Jason Spingarn-Koff | Star: Teasa Copprue

Votes: 832



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