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The Best Documentaries of 2018

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...

15 documentaries you don’t want to miss this summer

Source:  Vox Bobby Kennedy for President - Technically a docuseries, filmmaker Dawn Porter uses archival footage and interviews to build the story of Robert F. Kennedy’s life, presidential run, and assassination. The series’ most interesting episode is the fourth,...

The Best Documentaries on HBO

Source:  Digital Trends Beware the Slenderman - The internet is an incredible petri dish in which to observe the ways in which ideas and stories can spread and evolve, and Slender Man is one of the best examples. The Slender Man mythos crossed into the mainstream in a...

Six Must-Watch Wildlife and Nature Documentaries

Source:  Zoo Portraits Microcosmos (1996) - This French documentary, directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou, is an intimate look at the lives of insects and other small invertebrates. The original title was "Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe" (Microcosmos:...

Oscar Nominations 2018: The Documentary List

Documentary Feature Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Faces/Places Icarus Last Men in Aleppo Strong Island Documentary Short Subject Edith + Eddie Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 Heroin(e) Knife Skills Traffic Stop Receive all of the day’s stories in one email every...

Five Criminal Injustice Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Source:  Netflix Life Long Shot - When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn’t commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from popular TV show "Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Confession Tapes - A collection of six cases where police,...

Five Bitcoin documentaries you need to watch ASAP

Source:  Programming Insider Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It - This hour-long documentary, co-directed by Torsten Hoffmann, explores how and why Bitcoin could affect the traditional economic system and was released in December 2014, when Bitcoin was first...