Top 5 Mockumentaries

By on June 14, 2013
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Wondering what a Mockumentary is? It’s simple a mock documentary. It can be a film or a series which is a parody created to mock or create an ironic imitation. If the definition was too heavy for the brain, check out our list of top documentaries that will make you laugh all the way through.

1. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
A rock n roll mockumentary; This is Spinal Tap is based on a rock and rock band called Spinal Tap. It was accredited as the funniest rock movie ever made. The storyline of the movie goes on as a chronicle made by a hack documentarian named Marty DeBergi during a rather momentous tour of the band. The movie is packed with enough mock for decades.

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2. Lake Mungo (2008)
Lake Mungo is an Australian psychological horror mockumentary. The plot of the movie revolves around the drowning of a sixteen year old girl while swimming in a dam. After her death, strange and weird things start to happen in the girl’s house and the family claims to have “sightings” of the dead girl. The family then calls a parapsychologist to investigate the situation. The movie has spooky sound design and very subtle acting by the cast. It’s definitely worth a watch!!!!

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3. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
The mockumentary casts includes big names like Denise Richards, Amy Adams and Kirsten Dunst and is about the contestants in a beauty pageant. The 1999 American dark comedy film takes place in a fictional town of Mount Rose, Minnesota. The beauty pageant “Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant” is supposed to be the only way out for many girls from the small town of Minnesota which takes a deadly turn.

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4. Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
The Canadian comedy film is based on the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys”. The movie is based on the character’s plan for The Big dirty which would be their one last crime before they retire from their criminal lives. The movie was nominated for the 27th Genie Awards back in 2007.

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5. Forgotten Silver (1995)
Forgotten Silver is a New Zealand mockumentary which acquaints the audiences with the story of an established Filmmaker Colin McKenzie who is a forgotten hero. The film portrays a screening of McKenzie’s film which was recovered in an old shed. The characters in the film are fictional and the basic plot is to mock the early style of cinema.

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About Preity Karki

Preity is a full-time writer and is always looking for opportunities to write on fresher and fresher stuff. An environmentalist in mind, she was a software engineer by profession, before she gave up her full-time job in favor of taking care of her baby. Since then, she took up the profession of a freelance writer, where she could decide her own working timings.

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