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13 mental health documentaries available for streaming right now

Source:  Bustle Alien Boy: The Life & Death of James Chasse  - "Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse," is about a man who had schizophrenia and was allegedly attacked by three Portland, Oregon police officers. The attack resulted in the death of Chasse...

The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 10 Documentaries of 2018

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter 1.  Minding the Gap 2.  Three Identical Strangers 3.  Won't You Be My Neighbor 4.  Free Solo 5.  Whitney 6.  Hale County This Morning, This Evening 7.  Bisbee '17 8.  Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood 9.  McQueen 10.  Jane...

Vulture’s Top 10 Documentaries of 2018

Source:  Vulture 1.   Hale County This Morning, This Evening - “How do you not frame someone?” A bit of onscreen text asks that question at one point in director RaMell Ross’s lyrical, years-in-the-making film about the lives of two African-American teens in sleepy,...

The 10 Best Documentaries of 2018 – Rolling Stone

Source:  Rolling Stone 1.  Amazing Grace - It only took 46 years to see it, but this legendary concert film chronicling Aretha Franklin’s two-night stand at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles — the same 1972 shows that gave her the best-selling...

The 11 Best Documentaries of 2018 – Vox

Source:  Vox The 11 best documentaries of 2018 according to Vox.  1.  Minding the Gap - One of the most extraordinary films of the year, "Minding the Gap" starts out as an engrossing documentary about a group of young people in Rockford, Illinois, as they...

The 10 Best Food Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Source:  Delish The Mind of a Chef (2012) - The Anthony Bourdain-narrated and executive produced docuseries is an intimate look into the thinking processes and inspirations of some of your now-favorite chefs. Barbecue (2017) -  This documentary is an almost...

The 20 Best Historical Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Paste Karl Marx City (2016) - If you didn’t live in East Germany during the decades the Stasi was extending its insidious reach, perhaps your only knowledge of the GDR secret police comes from the 2007 Oscar-winner "The Lives of Others." Petra Epperlein and...

14 Netflix documentaries that could honestly pass for horror movies

Source:  Buzzfeed Belief: The Possession of Janet Moss - This documentary uses interviews and recreated performances to tell the story of Janet Moss, a woman who died at the hands of family members who were trying to perform an exorcism on her. The Confession Tapes -...

The Best Documentaries of 2018 – Polygon

Source:  Polygon Three Identical Strangers - In 1980, Robert Shafran arrived at community college as a freshman only to be greeted as a big man on campus by students who seemed to know him already. He soon found his world shaken when a fellow student figured out what...

19 documentaries you won’t be able to pause once you start them

Source:  Buzzfeed Zion - This short documentary is about Zion Clark, a high school wrestler from Columbus, Ohio. Clark was born with caudal regression syndrome, which left him without legs. The film demonstrates his resilience as an athlete and wrestler. Minimalism...

The 25 best documentaries on Netflix right now

Source:  Esquire 1.  Icarus - Director Bryan Fogel intended to experiment with doping in order to win a cycling competition—only his investigations into the practice opened up a bigger, more sinister scandal in this Oscar-winning documentary. 2. 13th - Ava DuVernay...

12 true crime documentaries you should stream right now

Source:  TIME The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015) - If you haven’t seen "The Jinx"—or read about its revelations in the news—you need to watch this docuseries. The six-part series explores the life of a wealthy man implicated in the disappearance of...

11 documentaries about trendsetting women available on Netflix

Source:  Buzzfeed Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold - As a bona fide New Journalism legend and the author of "The Year of Magical Thinking," Joan Didion is a woman who has some serious stories to tell, especially about life in the U.S. during the tumultuous 1960s...

The Best Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  The Manual The Bleeding Edge (2018) - "The Bleeding Edge" exposes the sordid underbelly of the medical device market that convinces approximately 70 million Americans yearly that they need some kind of apparatus implanted into their body. The multi-billion...

14 of the most disturbing documentaries on Netflix right now

Source:  Buzzfeed The Nightmare - Do you know what sleep paralysis is? Because you're about to — and maybe also never sleep again? In this documentary, eight people share their experiences with the phenomenon, and it's all illustrated with some very frightening,...

2018 is the Year of the Documentary – here are some of the best

Source:  The Mercury News RGB - This altogether entertaining, if traditional documentary from Betsy West and Julie Cohen chronicles the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice’s influential life and career, from becoming one of the very few women in her law class to her...

13 great rockumentaries every music (and movie) fan should see

Source:  Mental Floss What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964) - A singular piece of filmmaking where nonfiction talent met transcendent musical genius on the threshold of gargantuan stardom, this is the best Beatles documentary ever produced. Directed by...

The 20 Best Music Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Uproxx What Happened, Miss Simone? - Nina Simone is one of the most mysterious, ethereal singers of all time. Her music has an almost spiritual quality, especially some of the early 1960s recordings like “Sinnerman” and “Strange Fruit.” As talented as she...

The Absolute Best Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Thrillist Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) - Spotlighting a lesser-known tale of the financial crisis of 2007 - 2008, this unapologetically Capra-esque film presents the story of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, the only financial institution to face criminal...

25 Classic Documentaries Everyone Should See at Least Once

Source:  Southern Living Man With a Movie Camera (1929) - Directed by Dziga Vertov, "Man With a Movie Camera" depicts a city in the Soviet Union in the 1920s. It tracks the dynamism, spectacle, and industry of the city from morning until night and features some of the...