Though the term was coined in reference to the groundbreaking 'This is Spinal Tap', Rob Reiner cannot claim ownership of the fake documentary genre. Woody Allen's debut as director 'Take the Money and Run' is an early example, but undoubtedly the number of these satirical slices of life has risen of late, reflecting the popularity (and banality) of reality television. Christopher Guest took the format and ran with it ('Best in Show', 'A MIghty Wind', 'Waiting for Guffman'), and classics include serial killer profile 'Man Bites Dog', Lars von Trier oddity 'The Idiots' and of course the cringingly accurate 'The Office'. Check out Alice's collection below.

JCVD (Blu-ray) (2008)

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Francois Damiens, Zinedine Soualem

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this unique, existential heist thriller with a dark comic streak. Down and out, with only straight-to-DVD title... Read more

Kenny (2006)

Director: Clayton Jacobson
Starring: Shane Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson, Eve von Bibra

Kenny, a Melbourne-based port-a-loo installer, is someone who knows the ins and outs of everybody's in and outs. As he goes about his daily business,... Read more

Knowing Me, Knowing You, with Alan Partridge (1994)

Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Starring: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Doon Mackinchan, John Thomson, Davi...

What is "Knowing Me, Knowing You, with Alan Partridge?" Well, how long is a piece of string? How many people can you fit in a mini? - four, possibly f... Read more

Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee (2009)

Director: Shane Meadows
Starring: Paddy Considine, Richard Graham, Dean Palinczuk, Olivia Colman, The Arctic Monke...

Rock 'n' roll roadie and failed musician Le Donk (Paddy Considine) has lived, loved and learned. Now he sees a great opportunity when he spots up-and-... Read more

Leigh Hart's Mysterious Planet (2010)

Starring: Leigh Hart

Explorer, adventurer and self-proclaimed expert Leigh Hart is on a quest to seek the truth behind the world's greatest mysteries. Armed only with his... Read more

Life In The Dead Zone (2018)

Director: Peter Tonks
Starring: Des Morgan, Gabe Page, Jake Hurrell, Chester Dextar

A comedy-drama-mockumentary about Council workers, in a zombie infested city, dealing with office politics, government regulations and the ravenous un... Read more

Love Live Long (2008)

Director: Mike Figgis
Starring: Daniel Lapaine, Sophie Winkleman

Mike Figgis pushes the boundaries of cinema with this experimental digital feature about a chance encounter in Turkey. Originally approached to make a... Read more

Man Bites Dog (1992)

Director: Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde, Remy Belvaux
Starring: Benoit Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde Pappaert

A no-holds-barred portrait of an unashamedly brutal serial killer (played by co-director Benot Poelvoorde). This unique black comedy, shot in document... Read more

Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

Director: Steve Barron
Starring: Ricky Tomlinson, Amanda Redman, Philip Jackson

The latest in the ubiquitous mockumentary genre, "Mike Bassett: England Manager" follows the eponymous hapless head-honcho of the England Squad throug... Read more

Modern Family: Season 1 (2009)

Starring: Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sof...

Today's American families come in all shapes and sizes. The cookie cutter mould of husband, wife, and 2.5 kids is a thing of the past, as becomes quic... Read more