Video game documentariesby patseitz | created - 22 Sep 2015 | updated - 20 Jul 2017 | Public
Documentaries about the video game industry and gamers.
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3. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
The first year in the life of independent game studio "Mojang" following the landmark success of their debut title, "Minecraft."
4. Grounded: Making the Last of Us (2013 Video)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Go behind-the-scenes to learn about the dogged development and unique philosophy at work in the making of the universally acclaimed, hit video game, The Last of Us. The Last of Us is available now.
5. Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.
Votes: 5,227 | Gross: $0.02M
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere. By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade locations across North America. It was the Golden Age of Arcade ... See full summary »
9. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
10. From Bedrooms to Billions (2014)
150 min | Documentary
'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a 2 and a half hour feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day. ... See full summary »
11. Nintendo Quest (2015)
TV-PG | 91 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
In this all-encompassing documentary on Nintendo, gaming enthusiast Jay Bartlett hits the open road with best friend Rob McCallum in hopes of buying the 678 official retail-licensed ... See full summary »
12. Free to Play (2014)
75 min | Documentary, Action
Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary
From "Pong" to "Pac Man" and "Super Mario" to "Lara Croft", "Doom", "Grand Theft Auto" and everything in between - it's the story of the videogame revolution.
14. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »
15. Second Skin (2008)
Unrated | 94 min | Documentary
An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games.
16. King of Chinatown (2010)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary
King of Chinatown takes an in-depth look at the culture of video games, an industry that has evolved into a worldwide, multi-billion dollar phenomenon. Filmmaker Calvin Theobald follows ... See full summary »
17. Get Lamp (2010)
78 min | Documentary
With limited sound, simple graphics, and tiny amounts of computing power, the first games on home computers would hardly raise an eyebrow in the modern era of photorealism and surround ... See full summary »
18. High Score (2006)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary
Although technology continues to evolve, a group of die-hard gamers refuses to abandon the classic arcade games of yesteryear. The 80's live on for these enthusiasts, who compete against ... See full summary »
19. Race to World First (2013)
68 min | Documentary
'Race to World First' documents the struggles, triumphs, and frustrations of the 25-man World of Warcraft guild Blood Legion as it prepares to beat the newest bosses released within the ... See full summary »
20. Moral Kombat (2009)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
Moral Kombat takes a look into the controversial subject of violence in video games. Director Spencer Halpin shows the constant conflict between the game creators' first amendment right to ... See full summary »
21. Playing Columbine (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
Chronicles the history of the game "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!." The film traces back the 16-bit role-playing game to its inception, through the 2006 shooting at Dawson College in which ... See full summary »
23. 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience (2012)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary
100 Yen is a historical documentary about the evolution of arcades and the culture surrounding it - from the birth of arcades to the game centers that still thrive today.
25. The Video Craze (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on classic video arcade collectors across North America. Those who were the first to look into the neon haze of a vector/raster screen and fall in love. The first quarter poppers, the "vidiots" who never grew up.
26. Once Upon Atari (2003 Video)
120 min | Documentary
Story of Atari after its fall from the mouths of the people who created and escalate Atari to the top of the computer world, the video game designer and programmers.
28. Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession (2004 TV Movie)
29. Tetris: From Russia with Love (2004 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
The story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West.
34. Focus: A Documentary (2010)
71 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
FOCUS is a documentary about Mike Ross, an average 26-year-old African-American, unemployed college graduate, who happens to be one of the world's best video game players. The documentary ... See full summary »
35. I Got Next (2011)
97 min | Documentary
I Got Next" is a documentary on the fighting game community. It follows four prominent players, Justin Wong, Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez, Joe "iloveu" Ciaramelli and Mike Ross through their ... See full summary »
37. Infinite Lives: The Road to E3 (2010)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure
Infinite Lives: The Road to E3 is an independently-produced documentary that follows four friends from the American Midwest in their 2300-mile, week lon road trip to the mecca of all things... See full summary »
39. The Lost Arcade (2015)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
The story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York's Chinatown. This documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the ... See full summary »
Votes: 181 | Gross: $0.01M
40. Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed (2016– )
TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary
Unlocked is a groundbreaking 8 part documentary series that provides firsthand stories by industry icons, celebrities, consumers, and field experts on the culture, technology, history, and future of the video game industry.
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
If you ever played the game "Snake" on your early model Nokia cellphone, then you're familiar with "Nibbler," the original "snake" game. MAN VS SNAKE tells the story of Tim McVey (the gamer... See full summary »