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We guess that during the long quarantine period that we were stuck in our homes, you, like us, skipped all the shows and movies on Netflix. In this difficult period, when we have plenty of time to be alone with ourselves, there is nothing more natural than when things come to this point; but now that we can’t leave much behind, we are hungry for something to watch. If you have a hard time finding something to watch on Netflix or you are tired of the monotonous genres you always come across, we have a great suggestion for you: Mockumentary, ie fake or mocking documentary.

Some comedies are all or nothing; He creates big laughs with his goofy characters and plays pretty elaborate physical jokes. Others go the hard way, preferring to steal laughter from their audience using small moments and odd character traits. This is where cynical documentaries come into play. As the genre’s name suggests, these genres of comedies take the serious documentary format and breathe new life into mundane subjects with their solid structure and light tones. If you think these comedies will be insincere and cold just because they are filmed in documentary format, get ready for the shock of your life.

David Brent and Michael Scott many larger-than-life characters that we almost all know are a work of this genre, and what makes things funny is that this ridiculous character is placed in situations that are almost convincingly real.

Here are 15 fake comedies we have chosen for you:

  • Between Two Ferns: The Movie
  • American Vandal
  • David Brent: Life on the road
  • Houston: We have a problem
  • Paquita Salas
  • People Just Do Nothing
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Litdollarse Lunch
  • Documentary Now!
  • W1A
  • Best in Show
  • The Office

A strange man, a strange talk show: Between Two Ferns: The Movie

IMDb: 6.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

Due Date and Hangover we know from the series Zack Galifianakis

Imagine a talk show hosted by e. You can hardly imagine how funny a talk show presented by this funny man, known for his ticklish character, could be. This sarcastic documentary on Netflix should be enough to convince you how funny a talk show can be.

Some weird events with a little touch: American Vandal

IMDb: 8.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Netflix, Making a Murderer and The Keepers

He would prove his success in the true crime genre with original documentary series such as . Now, to make things a little funny, we see the results of spray-painting 27 faculty cars. American Vandal.

We’ve all probably watched one of the most classic high school jokes, an American sitcom or movie where high school kids suddenly start doing aldollarsaras everywhere; but there are a lot of these jokes where they come from. A successful example of the sarcastic documentary genre American Vandal you can witness the aftermath as well as the truth behind them.

First of all, Ricky Gervais is involved: David Brent: Life on the Road

IMDb: 6.3

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%

Ricky Gervais, British The Office

After completing his character in the version and squeezing in a few stand-up shows, he released this sarcastic documentary. Describing the life of a rock star on the road David Brent: Life on the Road is a hilarious rendition of every band tour documentary ever made.

Fact and legend intertwine in this production: Houston: We Have a Problem

IMDb: 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%

Most of us have heard of ‘Houston: We have a problem’ from one source or another; After all, we are talking about one of the most important events in American history.

Unlike anything else on this list—and you’ve probably seen before. Houston: We have a problem suggests that Yugoslavia was an active but forgotten participant in the space race of the 50s and 60s, and actually sold its space program to the United States. We can guarantee that you will enjoy watching this sarcastic documentary that blends reality and legend.

A Spanish comedy: Paquita Salas

IMDb: 8.0

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

with three seasons Paquita Salas; A Spanish-made sarcastic comedy about Paquita, described as one of Spain’s most promising talent agents, when things go wrong after losing her biggest client, and the hilarious events that happen to her on her quest to lure new clients.

A different radio: People Just Do Nothing

IMDb: 8.5

Rotten Tomatoes:-

As you can see from a few other items on the list, the British love this sarcastic documentary work and it can be said that they are quite good at it.

People Just Do Nothing presents in documentary format the life of a group of old-MC-new-radio DJs who are trying to introduce pirate radio stations Kurupt FM to the kiddos. your directory, Best Screenplay Comedy in branch BAFTA

It should also be noted that he achieved significant success in the United Kingdom by winning .

Before The Office there was: Trailer Park Boys

IMDb: 8.5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89% (Audience Score)

Before The Office shook up UK television, in Canada Trailer Park Boys was there. Trailer Park Boys, which we can call the pioneer of the TV fraud genre, remained off the radar in the USA until it was re-released in 2014. In addition to the main series about the exploits of three little crooks and what goes on in their Nova Scotian trailer park where they live, it also has several special and feature-length episodes. Netflix.

We also thought of small viewers: Litdollarse Lunch

IMDb: 8.3

Rotten Tomatoes:-

There is no rule that says the mockumentary will be for adults only. Adapted from the children’s book series of the same name, set in a primary school playground. Litdollarse Lunch; is a sarcastic comedy that you can watch with your children with confidence and pleasure.

Each section has a tick: Documentary Now!

IMDb: 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Most of us Saturday Night Live

familiar from Fred Armisen and Bill Hader; takes the sarcastic documentary to new heights in this anthology comedy series. Unlike the other shows on this list, each episode of Documentary Now! is designed to mimic the style of a documentary that was shot independently and in a very specific way. If everything from the classic Gray Gardens to the face-to-face journalism of VICE News is highly sensitive, you’ll love Documentary Now!

What goes on in the background of Olympic organizations: W1A

IMDb: 7.8

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (Audience score)

London’s 2012 Olympic Games BBC, about the organization of the games Twenty Twelve, and the series became popular enough to continue even after Olympiadollarsar; like this W1A was born. Downton Abbey

What we know from Hugh Bonneville and Spaced

from Jessica Hynes plays the leading roles and this serial, which follows the daily life of the BBC, is one of the best examples of sarcastic documentary.

Lovely dosdollarsar and a weird owner: Best in Show

IMDb: 7.5

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Director Christopher Guest‘s work is the backbone of the entire fake genre. Among all his films, Guest’s dog show documentary Best In Show, perhaps – rightly – the most respected. If you are a fan of the fake documentary genre; Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy

There’s no reason not to watch Best in Show, about cute dogs and their crazy owners, where creates characters so real that you forget who they really are.

Myth: The Office

IMDb: 8.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

Talking about the fake documentary genre The Office

Is it okay not to mention ? The groundbreaking legend The Office, where the fake format is mainstream thanks to its success, Steve Carell literally ‘give life’ Michael Scott‘s not-so-ordinary management style; but it does it in the best possible way. If you haven’t watched The Office, which has 9 seasons with a total of 201 episodes, you are missing a lot.


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