Docudramas?
April 21, 2010 4:15 AM   Subscribe

Movies featuring news or documentary footage.

I'm looking for movies which have news footage interspersed with the film itself, some examples of ones I've seen include Bobby, City of God and Romanzo Criminale.
posted by ellieBOA to Media & Arts (21 answers total)
 
JFK
posted by runincircles at 4:27 AM on April 21, 2010


The Rocketeer
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
The Aviator
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:44 AM on April 21, 2010


Of time and the city : trailer. And maybe Zelig.
posted by nicolin at 4:44 AM on April 21, 2010


Forrest Gump
Victory at Sea
Memphis Belle
posted by paulsc at 4:46 AM on April 21, 2010


Iron Man.
posted by joyceanmachine at 5:06 AM on April 21, 2010


Good Night, and Good Luck had archival footage of Joseph McCarthy
posted by cali59 at 5:08 AM on April 21, 2010


The Fog of War
posted by Lemurrhea at 5:20 AM on April 21, 2010


Milk
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 5:23 AM on April 21, 2010


Do documentaries count?

If so, Capturing the Friedmans.
posted by Jaltcoh at 6:19 AM on April 21, 2010


Do documentaries count?

Sure :)
posted by ellieBOA at 7:13 AM on April 21, 2010


Overlord
Waltz With Bashir
posted by newmoistness at 7:14 AM on April 21, 2010


Contact uses a press conference of Bill Clinton (out of context).
posted by JJtheJetPlane at 7:18 AM on April 21, 2010


No one's mentioned Citizen Kane? Also Seabiscuit and if I recall correctly, Paper Moon. Bonnie and Clyde began with a Depression montage, but then it seems a few Depression based movies did that.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 7:30 AM on April 21, 2010


13 Days. Best Political Docudrama EVER. Never mind that Kevin Costner is in it, it is one of his good movies... trust me he does not have flippers or melodramatically pick up a letter from some kid while riding on horseback.
posted by DetonatedManiac at 8:18 AM on April 21, 2010


The South Park movie features a 1940's-type newsreel.
posted by puritycontrol at 10:38 AM on April 21, 2010


Medium Cool, in a pretty unique way.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 1:16 PM on April 21, 2010


No one's mentioned Citizen Kane?

I can't tell if the OP wants real news footage or fake news footage, or both.

At any rate:

The Chosen
Apollo 13
Charlie Wilson's War
Hope and Glory

Many many more - this was all I could think of right away.
posted by tzikeh at 1:24 PM on April 21, 2010


Do documentaries count?

Sure :)


Well, then, um... probably nearly every documentary ever made.
posted by tzikeh at 1:25 PM on April 21, 2010


Well, then, um... probably nearly every documentary ever made.

I'd prefer non-documentaries but didn't want to decline Jaltcoh's suggestion.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:43 PM on April 21, 2010


Great suggestions so far as well, thanks everyone.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:43 PM on April 21, 2010


I can't tell if the OP wants real news footage or fake news footage, or both.

Sorry for the multiple responses, but real is preferable.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:45 PM on April 21, 2010


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