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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...

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...