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A series that revolves around non-news reporting of nonfiction subjects.

The format can be either feature one long film in each episode like Frontline or multiple shorter segments like 60 Minutes.

Many of the 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:

Examples of Documentary include: