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The 15 Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Prevention Our Planet (2019) - Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning, nature series offers an up-close look of animals in their natural habitats, whether it's the ocean, the Siberian tundra, or a tropical rain forest.  Each episode tells a story...

10 food and health documentaries available on Amazon Prime Video

Source:  One Green Planet Revolution Food (2019) - "Revolution Food" is one of those films that provides hope for our future, focusing on the positive changes taking place in our modern food system.  Instead of looking at what we’re doing wrong, the documentary...

These 15 New York Times Op-Docs are worth your time

Source:  The New York Times Walk, Run, Cha-Cha - Paul and Millie Cao’s decades-long love story is captured touchingly in this Oscar-nominated film.  After a lifetime of struggle and perseverance, they are rediscovering themselves on the dance floor. Watch Walk, Run,...

11 nature documentaries available on Disney+

Source:  CinemaBlend Jane - Jane Goodall, the English anthropologist known for her work in the field of primatology, is the subject of Brett Morgan's 2017 documentary "Jane."  Part biography and part nature film, the stunning documentary pulls from over 100 hours of...

10 Must-See Errol Morris Documentaries

Source:  Screen Rant Wormwood (2017) - Errol Morris's six-part Netflix miniseries is about a recently declassified Cold War-era CIA experiment known as Project MK Ultra.  Along with comprehensive interviews from those involved, 'Wormwood" features hallucinatory...

10 terrific new documentaries available on Netflix

Source:  POPSUGAR Cheer - This six-part docuseries follows the nationally ranked 40-member Navarro College Cheer Team from Corsicana, TX, as they prepare to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship held annually in Daytona, Florida.  Why does this series have...

10 Enlightening Documentaries about Buddhism

Source:  Screen Rant Walk With Me - "Walk With Me" is a 2017 film that profiles a Zen Buddhist community in southwest France led by master Thich Nhat Hanh.  Zen Buddhism is a tradition that grew out of Chinese Chan Buddhism.  It's a method for breaking the normal...

Variety’s 10 Best Documentaries of 2019

Source:  Variety 1.  The Hottest August - When you think of climate change documentaries, chances are you picture Al Gore giving a PowerPoint presentation, or else scientists talking about rising sea levels in alarmist tones.  Director Brett Story takes a radically...

The Ten Best Documentaries on Disney+

Source:  Collider Empire of Dreams: The Story Of The Star Wars Trilogy (2004) - Created for the DVD release of the "Star Wars" trilogy in 2004, you aren’t going to find a more expansive making-of documentary on George Lucas’s original saga than "Empire of Dreams." ...

Six Must-Watch Documentaries about Indian Hip Hop

Source:  Red Bull The Birth of Gully Rap: Inside India’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene (2019) - This VICE documentary chronicles the rise of rap music across Mumbai and how DIVINE and Naezy popularized their unique brand of gully rap. Bombay 70 (2015) - Naezy was Mumbai’s...

The 15 Best HBO Documentaries of All Time

Source:  Esquire Long before streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu started releasing documentaries, HBO set the genre's gold standard. Below are the 15 best HBO Documentaries of all time listed in alphabetical order. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA...

12 New Documentaries to Check Out This Fall

Source:  TheWrap Untouchable - Hulu documentary "Untouchable" opens some still fresh wounds about the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement.  Ursula Macfarlane's film about Harvey Weinstein features harrowing interviews with Weinstein accusers Rosanna...

The 10 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming Right Now

Source:  Mental Floss The Seven Five (2014) - Crooked New York City police officers get a filmed perp walk in this examination of the city’s infamous 75th precinct, which was a hive of corruption in the 1980s.  Ringleader Michael Dowd talks about how taking money from...

Ten Terrific Documentaries for Movie Buffs

Source:  Screen Rant Filmworker (2017) - Leon Vitali had it all in the 1960s and 1970s as a star on the rise, but he gave it all up when he met Stanley Kubrick.  A heartfelt and stirring documentary about the right-hand man of one of cinema’s greatest visionaries,...

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Source:  Collider Abducted in Plain Sight - The words “bonkers," “crazy," and “wild” might come to mind while watching true crime documentary "Abducted in Plain Sight."  The film tells the truly disturbing story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was abducted...

Every ESPN “30 for 30” Documentary, Ranked

Source:  The Daily Dot  1.  Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies - The NBA’s defining rivalry forms the basis of one of ESPN's "30 for 30’s"definitive outings.  Told over three parts and five hours, "Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies" is incredibly thorough and includes many...

10 Eye-Opening Health Documentaries Available Right Now

Source:  Culturess Cooked - The original 2016 Netflix series "Cooked," based on the best-selling book of the same name is a gem waiting to be discovered.  Food author Michael Pollan shows the audience how cooking, braising, and baking changes the chemical makeup of...

The 10 Best Documentaries About the Future

Source:  Highnsobiety Our Planet (2019) - Created by the same team responsible for BBC’s Planet Earth series, "Our Planet" is Netflix’s first foray into the nature documentary genre.  Sir David Attenborough narrates the eight-part docuseries, making it feel like a...

2019’s Must-See Documentaries…So Far

Source:  Entertainment Weekly The Biggest Little Farm (In Theaters) - Mature and brimming with uneasy hope, "The Biggest Little Farm" tells the years-long story of a senselessly optimistic couple who exit their Los Angeles life to start a farm from scratch 50 miles...