A film or series that revolves around non-news reporting of Non-Fiction subjects.

Many documentaries are known to break several Omnipresent Tropes which exist in other genres due to nature of the documentaries.

Types of Documentary include:

Works of fiction or comedy sometimes use a style that imitates or parodies the Documentary:

The Mondo Movie is an intesting type of Exploitation Film that can be a hybrid of the serious types (the original Mondo Cane) or be totally fake (Faces of Death).

Compare and contrast News Broadcast.

A list of tropes that are commonly found in, or specific to, documentaries:


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