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in the mood for something ... true?!?
If you're looking for documentaries, mockumentaries, and movies based on true stories, whose depictions of  the quirks of human nature and the weird, wide world around us at times sometimes seem so fantastical, you can't quite tell whether they're real or not, check out these flicks at your video store. 
title year find it at the video 
store under
24 Hour Party People 2002 comedy
American Movie 1999 documentary
American Splendor 2003 drama
Best in Show 2000 comedy
Bowling for Columbine 2002 documentary
Boys of Baraka, The 2005 documentary
Bully 2001 drama
Cane Toads, An Unnatural History 1987 documentary
City of God 2002 foreign [Brazi]
Corporation, The 2003 documentary
The Cup 1999 comedy
Dark Days 2000 documentary
Devil's Playground 2002 documentary
DiG! 2004 documentary
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 comedy
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 1997 documentary
Fear of a Black Hat 1993 comedy
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) 2003 documentary
Grey Gardens 1975 documentary
Half Japanese, the Band that Would Be King 1993 documentary
A Hard Day's Night 1964 comedy
Hard Core Logo 1996 drama, comedy, foreign [Canada]
Hotel Rwanda 2004 drama
Jesus Camp 2006 documentary
Mad Hot Ballroom 2005 documentary
Magdalene Sisters, The 2002 drama
Motorcycle Diaries, The 2004 foreign, drama
Murderball 2005 documentary
Owning Mahowny 2003 drama
Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 drama
Raging Bull 1980 drama
Series 7: The Contenders 2001 drama
Spellbound 2002 documentary
Straight Story, The 1999 drama
Super Size Me 2004 documentary
This is Spinal Tap 1984 comedy
Trembling Before G-d 2001 documentary
Waiting for Guffman 1996 comedy
Zelig 1983 comedy

NOTE: We haven't yet provided plot synopses and reviews for many of the recommended videos ... but we'll be rectifying this as time goes on.  Videos that have been reviewed are linked to the relevant reviews.

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