A documentary is an artistic compilation, typically in film form, used to convey non-fictitious information for a mix of educational or entertainment purposes. The term "documentary" often implies truthfulness, but this is sometimes not the case. Moreover, documentaries include elements commonly used in other film genres, such as horror.
- Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is a documentary about the liberal censorship of intelligent design. Expelled is hosted by Ben Stein.
- Sicko, by Michael Moore, a documentary written to impugn the American healthcare system.
- Fahrenheit 9/11, by Michael Moore, a documentary written as an assault to the Bush administration.
- Schlockumentary, a slang term referring to documentaries based on junk science.
- Mockumentary, a fictional work in the form of a documentary.
- Liberal bias, as many documentaries have a decidedly liberal slant.