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14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

Source:  Business Insider Amanda Knox (2016) - Believe her or not, the murder surrounding Amanda Knox is a chilling piece of modern-day pop culture. This documentary takes a deep dive into all the people surrounding the murder. The Confessions of Thomas Quick (2015)...

Five Great Music Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  PPcorn The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975 - Göran Olsson’s documentary compiles some amazing 16mm footage of Black Power activists and musicians filmed by Swedish TV in the 1960s and 1970s. The film is a moving exploration at the bonds between activists like...

Five Enlightening Documentaries about Childhood

Source:  Paste The Up Series (1964- ) - In 1964, some British filmmakers rounded up a group of fourteen seven-year-old kids from across the country—boys and girls, rich and poor, black and white—and interviewed them for a BBC program called "Seven Up." Director...

A record 170 documentary features submitted for Oscar consideration

Source:  Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that a record 170 films have been submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar consideration. Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying...

Three documentaries on Netflix to get you thinking about oceans

Source:  The McGill Tribune Oceans (2009) - Chock-full of unbelievable footage and filmed in 50 locations around the globe, "Oceans" is the "Planet Earth" of the underwater world. It features the incredible diversity of ocean life, ranging from predators like the...

Documentaries on Netflix You Need to Watch ASAP

Source:  Thrillist The Battle of Midway (1942) - One of the best American propaganda films of all time, John Ford's Oscar-winning documentary covers the titular World War II battle. Get Me Roger Stone (2017) - Many political historians and social observers will spend...

Nine Tech-Themed Documentaries You Absolutely Have to Watch

Source:  Digital Trends Do you love tech? Enjoy documentaries? Then are you going to love Digital Trends' round-up of the best tech documentaries available for your viewing pleasure. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars - Probably the most obviously “fun”...

Ten Animal Welfare Documentaries to Add to Your Netflix Queue

Source:  Care2 Blackfish - Thanks in large part to this 2013 documentary that takes a disturbing look at the sad life of performing killer whale Tilikum, attendance plunged at SeaWorld amusement parks — and the company ended its killer whale show at its San Diego...

The Best Documentaries of 2017 (So Far)

Source:  Esquire 1.  I Called Him Morgan - In a year of great documentaries, the most unshakeable one is "I Called Him Morgan," a haunting account of the life, and untimely demise, of promising jazz superstar Lee Morgan. 2.  City of Ghosts - Filmmaker Matthew...

Where to Stream 11 Essential Ken Burns Documentaries

Source:  The New York Times Brooklyn Bridge - 58 minutes - Amazon Prime, Kanopy, and Sundance Now Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War - 1 hour 19 minutes - Netflix and Kanopy The Central Park Five - 1 hour 58 minutes - Amazon Prime, Kanopy, Google...

The 20 Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

Source:  Highsnobiety A Certain Kind of Death - One of the great mysteries that exists today is what happens to our bodies after we die. In "A Certain Kind of Death," filmmakers Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh ask a much simpler question: what literally happens to a...

20 Overlooked Documentaries You Need to Stream on Netflix

Source:  IndieWire 1.  All These Sleepless Nights (2016) - A mesmerizing free-floating odyssey that winds its way through a hazy year in the molten lives of two Polish twentysomethings. 2.  The Armor of Light (2015) - "The Armor of Light” follows Reverend Rob Schenck,...

Seven Documentaries You Need to See at the Venice Film Festival

Source:  Screen Daily 1.  Human Flow (USA and Germany) 2.  Wormwood (USA) 3.  The Devil And Father Amorth (USA) 4.  My Generation (UK) 5.  The Rape Of Recy Taylor (USA) 6.  Happy Winter (Italy) 7.  La Lunga Strada Del Ritorno (Italy) Read the story at Screen Daily....

The Four Most Shocking Political Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Inverse 1.  Get Me Roger Stone (2017) 2.  Requiem for the American Dream (2015) 3.  The Propaganda Game (2015) 4.  Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) Read the story at Inverse. Receive all of today’s stories in one email every morning.  Sign up...

Seven Disturbing Documentaries on Netflix About Religion and Cults

Source:  Inverse 1.  Holy Hell (2017) 2.  The Lost Key (2014) 3.  Witches: A Century of Murder (2015) 4.  Deprogrammed (2016) 5.  Enlighten Us (2016) 6.  My Scientology Movie (2017) 7.  Jesus Camp (2006) Read the story at Inverse. Receive all of today’s stories in one...

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