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This is a list of more or less known Mondo movies. Excluding famous Mondo movies like Mondo Cane, Shocking Africa, Shocking Asia, This is America and Faces of Death series.
A Mondo film (from the Italian word for world) is an exploitation documentary film, sometimes resembling a pseudo-documentary and usually depicting sensational topics, scenes, or situations. Common traits of mondo films include an emphasis on taboo subjects (such as death and sex), portrayals of foreign cultures (which have drawn accusations of ethnocentrism or racism), and staged sequences presented as genuine documentary footage. Over time, the films placed increasing emphasis on footage of the dead and dying (both real and fake). The term Shockumentary is also used to describe the genre.
Although earlier films such as European Nights (1959) and World By Night 1 & 2 (1961) may be considered examples of the genre, the origins of the mondo documentary are generally traced to the 1962 Italian film Mondo Cane (A Dog's World) by Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi which was a commercial success.
Documentary films imitating Mondo Cane in the 1960s often included the term Mondo in their titles, even if they were in English; examples include Mondo Bizarro, Mondo Daytona, Mondo Mod, Mondo Infame and Mondo Hollywood. Films outside the genre followed suit: Mondo Trasho, Mondo Weirdo: A Trip to Paranoia Paradise, Mondo Keyhole and Mondo Brutale (a German release of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left) title themselves Mondo, although none are Mondo documentaries. Later in the decade, this naming convention began to fall out of favour and fewer Mondo films identified themselves as such in their titles.
Taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondo_film
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3. Mondo Inferno (1964)
89 min | Documentary
This shockumentary takes us on visits to a restaurant that serves up delicious dog meat dishes, mud-wrestling clubs, a chastity belt store. We get to see bizarre funeral rites, snake ... See full summary »
4. Kwaheri: Vanishing Africa (1964)
R | 80 min | Documentary
"Documentary" about an expedition through darkest Africa in search of a jungle medicine man who performs bizarre (and illegal) skull surgeries. Along the way there is much footage of ... See full summary »
5. Malamondo (1964)
110 min | Documentary
This documentary looks at strange behaviors and practices in Europe, including nude skiing in Switzerland, hog-butchering in Italy, and an orgy in a graveyard.
6. There Are Still Slaves in the World (1964)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
The film documents modern slave trade through a number of Arabian and African countries, under muslim rule. The filming was conducted both in public places, and sometimes with the use of ... See full summary »
7. This Shocking World (1963)
100 min | Documentary, Musical
A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »
8. A Fool's World (1964)
93 min | Documentary
Documentary showing perverse and aberrant behavior from around the globe, including such things as sex slavery, dwarf love, Asian brothels and lesbians.
10. Mondo Freudo (1966)
76 min | Documentary
A "hidden camera" takes the viewer on a worldwide tour of sexual practices and rituals, including Tijuana strippers, Asian sex shows, British prostitutes, New York devil worshipers and a Mexican slave market.
11. Mondo Bizarro (1966)
80 min | Documentary, Adventure
A faux travelogue that mixes documentary and mockumentary footage. The camera looks through a one-way glass into the women's dressing room at a lingerie shop, visits a Kyoto massage parlor,... See full summary »
15. Sweden: Heaven and Hell (1968)
X | 90 min | Documentary
A narrated pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden. It shows contraceptives for teen girls, lesbian nightclubs, wife swapping, porno movies, biker gangs, and Walpurgis Night ... See full summary »
16. The Queer... The Erotic (1969)
95 min | Documentary
The documentary shows in succession a ritual of male initiation in an African tribe, a lesson in sexual education in an European country; a travelling through the rooms of a museum of ... See full synopsis »
20. Notti porno nel mondo (1977)
80 min | Documentary
Laura Gemser introduces herself, "It's your old friend Emanuelle again..." to present a sexy mondo film, with her voice-off narration over the different sketches, and reproaching comments ... See full summary »
21. Brutes and Savages (1978)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Fascinated by forbidden rituals and ceremonies, world explorer Arthur Davis takes a crew with hidden cameras to Africa and South America to secretly record the beauty and horror of the "law... See full summary »
22. Days of Fury (1980)
PG | 91 min | Documentary
An obscure collection of examples of today's problems, featuring tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, locust swarms, fires, floods, plane crashes, racing accidents, assassinations, riots and animal killing.
23. Des morts (1979)
Unrated | 105 min | Documentary
This morbid, unusual, and critically acclaimed documentary was filmed in the most exotic locations all over the world. Of the Dead (Des Morts) deals with death, the soon dead, and the ... See full summary »
24. The Killing of America (1981)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.
26. Mondo New York (1988)
Unrated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A young woman wanders around New York City and stumbles across a number of strange characters and settings that represent the "underground" areas of the city. She sees stand up comedy in ... See full summary »
Votes: 152 | Gross: $0.19M
28. Murder Collection V.1 (2009 Video)
Unrated | 82 min | Horror
Years after his controversial web series was shut down, a mysterious collector reemerges to showcase samples of the death clips that he has accumulated.