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.

A Mighty Wind (2003)

Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, M...

When folk music icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he had shepherded to folk stardom. To... Read more

Ali G, Innit (2000)

Director: James Bobin, Steve Smith
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ali G

'Da Old Skool Intraviewz' - Ali G's unique style of questioning on The 11 O'Clock Show brought him instant fame and notoriety. Now the 'official voice... Read more

Alternative 3 (1977)

Director: Christopher Miles
Starring: Tim Brinton

This 1977 spoof documentary caused uproar when first broadcast on UK Television. Taking its premise that there was a colony of scientists on Mars, vie... Read more

Angry Boys (2011)

Director: Chris Lilley
Starring: Chris Lilley, Deborah Jones, Greg Fairall

A mockumentary exploring the issues faced by young males in the 21st century - their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. Read more

Arrested Development: Season 1 (2003)

Director: Greg Mottola, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Liza Minnelli, Ron Howard, Alia Shawkat, Will Ar...

In this critically acclaimed hit sitcom, you'll meet the suddenly penniless, and equally clueless, Bluth family. Accustomed to their wildly affluent l... Read more

Arrested Development: Season 2 (2004)

Director: Patty Jenkins, Lee Shallat Chemel, Jeff Melman, Peter Lauer, Jason Bateman
Starring: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia De Rossi, Tony Hal...

The bitingly brilliant, Emmy Award-winning second season continues to follow the downward-spiralling fortunes of the deluded Bluth family. Michael (J... Read more

Arrested Development: Season 3 (2005)

Director: Various
Starring: Will Arnett, Scott Baio, Jason Bateman, Justine Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cro...

This set includes the complete third and final season of the genius, Emmy-winning comedy that was cancelled by people who 'just didn't understand'. Th... Read more

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Director: Scott Glosserman
Starring: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund, Scott Wilson, Zelda Rubinstein

A cleverly black lampoon on the slasher genre, with several documentary students convincing wannabe serial killer, Leslie Vernon, to let them follow h... Read more

Best in Show (2000)

Director: Christopher Guest
Starring: Catherine O'Hara, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Michael McKean,...

'Best in Show' follows five teams of pedigree-pup owners and their canine companions in competitions for the blue ribbon at the prestigious US nationa... Read more

Big Man Japan (2007)

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Starring: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Claudio Uassouf, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Itsuji Itao

Irresistably hilarious mockumentary about a sad-sack 40-something who is carrying on the family tradition of turning into a superhero, when the need a... Read more