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Lists


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...

The 51 Best Documentaries of All Time

Source:  Time Out 1.  Shoah (1985) - "I don't ask the big questions, for I fear getting small answers," claims a historian in Claude Lanzmann's epic, exhaustive chronicle of the Holocaust.  "I concentrate on details, minutiae."  Just over nine hours long, Shoah is the...

The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All Time

Source:  Vulture 1.  Woodstock (1970) - It’s sometimes hard to think of Woodstock as anything other than the enshrinement (for better or worse) of the entire 1960s counterculture: its political idealism, communal spirit, and electrifying music.  But director Michael...

The 12 Best Documentaries Streaming Right Now

Source:  Nerdist Frye: The Greatest Party That Never Happened - One of two recent documentaries about the notorious music festival that went viral in 2017, Netflix's offering is chock full of insider-video footage that the creators of the festival made, showcasing...

The 9 Best Documentaries About American Politics

Source:  IndieWire With the 2020 presidential race heating up, IndieWire's panel of critics picks the best documentaries about the American political system. American Experience: Nixon - “American Experience: Nixon” is a must watch for any presidential historian or...

The 15 Best Sports Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Men's Health The Carter Effect - In his prime, there was nobody like Vince Carter—the high-flying, slam-dunking former Toronto Raptors star who earned the nickname Air Canada.  This 2017 profile of Vinsanity follows the career of the All-Star, still playing...

Ten Bizarre Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Source:  Mental Floss Tabloid (2010) - Filmmaker Errol Morris details the unusual love affair between beauty queen Joyce McKinney and Kirk Anderson, who alleged McKinney kidnapped and assaulted him after believing he had been brainwashed by the Mormon church.  That’s...

The best new documentaries added to Netflix in February

Source:  What's on Netflix Studio 54 - Most never experienced Studio 54 at the height of its popularity, and this documentary allows you to either relive or experience the magic of the nightclub for the first time. Behind the Curve - Cult documentaries always perform...

Netflix releases a list of must-watch true crime documentaries

Source:  Pretty 52 Earlier this month, Netflix tweeted a list of must-watch true crime documentaries for anyone who enjoyed "The Ted Bundy Tapes," "Frye," and "Abducted in Plain Sight."  Shadow of Truth - This docuseries examines the mysterious murder of 13-year-old...