Mockumentaries for Teens

When a mockumentary is done just right, it's the perfect mix of satire, dry wit, and character humor. From favorites like The Office to cult classics like American Vandal, the mockumentary style is a great way to examine the mundane parts of life. The movies and TV shows on this list are some of the best of the genre. For more great picks, check out Best Family Comedy Movies and Classic Streaming-TV Shows.

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For Your Consideration

age 13+

Improv master Guest takes on Tinseltown.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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TV

Parks and Recreation

age 13+

Local government spoof for mature viewers is goofy at heart.

Network: NBC (2009)
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A Mighty Wind

age 13+

Hilarious folk music mockumentary has some innuendo.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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TV

The Office

age 14+

Workplace spoof is hilarious but filled with mature humor.

Network: NBC, Syndicated (2005)
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TV

The Office (UK)

age 14+

As hilarious as the U.S. version, but with a darker tone.

Network: BBC America, Cartoon Network (2001)
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Chalk

age 14+

Mockumentary shines light on high school teachers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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This Is Spinal Tap

age 14+

Hilarious, ribald, drug-filled rock send-up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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TV

Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

age 14+

Smart faux reality makes points about celebrity and infamy.

Network: MTV (2013)
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TV

What We Do in the Shadows

age 14+

Great dark humor and horror in worthy movie follow-up.

Network: FX (2019)
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TV

Documentary Now!

age 14+

Drugs, cursing, mock violence on hilarious spoof series.

Network: IFC (2015)
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Waiting for Guffman

age 14+

Fab small-town spoof; subtle humor may bore kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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Best in Show

age 15+

Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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TV

American Vandal

age 15+

Language, high school sex jokes in wry true-crime satire.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Borat

age 16+

Hilarious but raunchy mockumentary has sex, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

age 17+

Samberg's funny but raunchy comedy skewers fame.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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