Best Docudramas

A docudrama combines documentary and drama.

Docudramas feature actors in a story based on real events.

So docudramas are more like the dramatic movies some people like.

The Best Docudramas are a list of Must-See Films that are the very finest. emphasizes a docudrama’s subject matter over its style.

These have been selected to help you find the very best docudramas.

The Best Docudramas are listed below by title only, in alphabetical order.

For a full description & review of each Best Docudrama, click on the title link.


All the President’s Men

Abduction of Eden

Blind Mountain

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Catch Me If You Can

Erin Brockovich

Game Change

I Am Slave

Korkoro Gypsies

Not Without My Daughter

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Schindler’s List

The Whistleblower

The Wolf of Wall Street

Too Big To Fail


A docudrama may not be as accurate as a documentary, but may be a better “movie.”

A docudrama may not use completely true events.

A docudrama may not be historically correct.

Some people may be upset if a docudrama is not historically accurate, but this is Hollywood — so just take the movie for what it is.

If you want to learn more facts, then see the documentary or read the book or find the Wiki.

Sometimes a true story will be made into a documentary and also made into a docudrama by a different producer.

Instead of studying a docudrama for accurate history, just enjoy a fun film.

If you consider documentaries dry, you may enjoy docudramas more.

During the past hundred years ago since the age of film began, filmed records of many events have been made as they happen, which can be used to produce documentary films. But during that hundred years not all events have been filmed, so instead docudramas using actors may be the only way to bring those subjects to life on the screen.

For any subject of a movie which occurred over a hundred years ago before the age of film began so that no filmed record of the subject exists that could be used in a documentary film, then a docudrama using actors may be the only way to bring it to life on the screen.

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These Most-Important Movies are mostly Documentaries.

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