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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...

Prevention’s 10 Best Health Documentaries on Netflix

Source:  Prevention 1.  Forks Over Knives (2011) - "Forks Over Knives" sets out to convince viewers to adopt a plant-based diet, and not necessarily for ethical reasons but rather for health. The documentary focuses on research that indicates that a number of chronic...

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...