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.

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

Er ist wieder da (Look Who's Back) (2015)

Director: David Wnendt

Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some ser... Read more

SuperBob (2015)

Director: Jon Drever
Starring: Ruth Sheen, Catherine Tate, David Harewood, Laura Haddock, Natalia Tena, Brett G...

Six years ago, Robert Kenner, a mild-mannered postman from Peckham, South London was struck by a meteor which bestowed him with super powers. Today, B... Read more

Short Poppies (2014)

Starring: Rhys Darby, David Farrier

Journalist David Farrier goes on a quest to small town New Zealand to find the average Kiwi. What he finds in this mockumentary series, is a lovable b... 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

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

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

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

Bruno (2009)

Director: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Banagale, Bono, Chris Martin, El...

Satirist and shapechanger Sacha Baron Cohen ('Borat') returns with another stinging socio-political offering, this time aimed squarely at the world of... Read more

Morris - A Life With Bells On (2008)

Director: Lucy Akhurst
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Greg Wise, Ian Hart, Thomas Oldham

A pastoral indie mockumentary, made on a shoestring by the husband-and-wife team of Lucy Akhurst and Charles Thomas Oldham, Its a success story to... Read more