7.8
266 votes
Documentary Now!

Documentary Now!

IFC 2015

Loving parodies of some of the world's best-known documentaries. Each episode is shot in a different style of documentary filmmaking, and honors some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Documentary Now!

Documentary Now! - S2E2

#1 - Juan Likes Rice & Chicken

8.21

Season 2 - Episode 2

Young Colombian chefs learn the tricks of the restaurant trade from their strict father Juan, whose celebrated restaurant only serves one dish: chicken and rice.

The episode was rated from 170 votes.

Documentary Now! - S3E4

#2 - Waiting for the Artist

8.10

Season 3 - Episode 4

The story of an internationally-acclaimed performance artist preparing for a major career retrospective while reconciling her relationship with her former lover and performance partner whom she hasn't seen in two decades.

The episode was rated from 78 votes.

Documentary Now! - S3E7

#3 - Any Given Saturday Afternoon

7.83

Season 3 - Episode 7

A profile of life at the top of the Professional Bowling League during the 2003 tournament season, shining a spotlight on the highs and lows of its three most beloved competitors.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.

Documentary Now! - S3E1

#4 - Batsh*t Valley: Part 1

7.76

Season 3 - Episode 1

In 1980, enigmatic cult leader Father Ra-Shawbard and his followers descended on the small town of Chinook, Oregon, sparking a feud with the local residents that catapulted to national attention.

The episode was rated from 94 votes.

Documentary Now! - S1E4

#5 - The Eye Doesn't Lie

7.75

Season 1 - Episode 4

An investigation into the wrongful conviction of a man sentenced to death for the 1986 murder of John Patrick Winslow.

The episode was rated from 207 votes.

Documentary Now! - S2E7

#6 - Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2

7.70

Season 2 - Episode 7

A fun and candid docu-memoir of Hollywood Legend Jerry Wallach, and his forty-year quest to win an Oscar.

The episode was rated from 90 votes.

Documentary Now! - S1E7

#7 - Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 2

7.66

Season 1 - Episode 7

Part two of the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a seminal soft-rock band called the Blue Jean Committee.

The episode was rated from 143 votes.

Documentary Now! - S3E2

#8 - Batsh*t Valley: Part 2

7.62

Season 3 - Episode 2

Self-appointed spiritual guru Father Ra-Shawbard starts a commune in rural Oregon with the help of overly devoted assistant Ra-Sharir. Exasperated FBI agent Bill Doss dedicates himself to exposing the man behind the mantras.

The episode was rated from 52 votes.

Documentary Now! - S1E6

#9 - Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 1

7.61

Season 1 - Episode 6

Part one of the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a seminal soft-rock band called the Blue Jean Committee.

The episode was rated from 152 votes.

Documentary Now! - S2E1

#10 - The Bunker

7.61

Season 2 - Episode 1

A different and interesting look at the 1992 Ohio Gubernatorial campaign.

The episode was rated from 181 votes.

Documentary Now! - S1E3
#11 - Dronez: The Hunt for El Chingon
7.57
Season 1 - Episode 3

A hipster media empire sends courageous journalists to Mexico to track down a drug lord.

The episode was rated from 187 votes.
Documentary Now! - S2E3
#12 - Parker Gail's Location Is Everything
7.56
Season 2 - Episode 3

Monologist Parker Gail and director Harrison Renzi team up to present Gail's theater piece, "Location Is Everything".

The episode was rated from 130 votes.
Documentary Now! - S1E2
#13 - Kunuk Uncovered
7.47
Season 1 - Episode 2

Investigating a documentary which tries to separate reality from fabrication.

The episode was rated from 216 votes.
Documentary Now! - S2E4
#14 - Globesman
7.46
Season 2 - Episode 4

A landmark documentary from the Fein Brothers (Sandy Passage) follows four door-to-door salesmen as they travel across the country selling globes and battling rejection.

The episode was rated from 133 votes.
Documentary Now! - S3E3
#15 - Original Cast Album: Co-Op
7.44
Season 3 - Episode 3

A fly-on-the-wall look at the marathon cast album recording of the ill-fated 1970 Broadway musical comedy centered around a cast of characters who work, live, or want to live in the same co-op.

The episode was rated from 75 votes.
Documentary Now! - S2E6
#16 - Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1
7.43
Season 2 - Episode 6

A fun and candid docu-memoir of Hollywood Legend Jerry Wallach, and his forty-year quest to win an Oscar.

The episode was rated from 113 votes.
Documentary Now! - S2E5
#17 - Final Transmission
7.41
Season 2 - Episode 5

A new wave band from the late 1970s and early 1980s play their final concert.

The episode was rated from 118 votes.
Documentary Now! - S3E5
#18 - Searching for Mr. Larson: A Love Letter from the Far Side
7.39
Season 3 - Episode 5

A superfan sets out to make a documentary about the comic strip that changed his life and personally deliver the film to its reclusive creator.

The episode was rated from 67 votes.
Documentary Now! - S1E5
#19 - A Town, A Gangster, A Festival
7.28
Season 1 - Episode 5

A documentary crew travels to Arborg, Iceland for the annual festival honoring American gangster Al Capone.

The episode was rated from 154 votes.
Documentary Now! - S1E1
#20 - Sandy Passage
7.21
Season 1 - Episode 1

The lives of two aging socialites, and their deteriorating estate.

The episode was rated from 322 votes.

Last updated: jun 12, 2022

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Absolutely love this! I dont watch documentaries but I find these very funny. Some episodes I canโ€™t stop laughing. I also love snl so seeing fred and bill work together again brings me so much happiness

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