They’re called DOcumentaries, not DON’Tcumentaries. You really can’t go wrong with most docs on Netflix, but here are a few of the most recommended available to stream now!
- Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016, Not Rated)
Directed by Matt D’Avella
This documentary tells the story of minimalists including Dan Harris, Joshua Becker, and Shannon Whitehead, among others, who tell the story of their lifestyle and what it means to them.
Minimalism is equally uplifting and upsetting. It’s a powerful and effective reflection on a lifestyle that very few take on: spreading the word of its potential significance to our changing world. It’s meaningful, relevant, and makes you think.
- Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008, Not Rated)
Directed by Kurt Kuenne
Dear Zachary pays tribute to a father who was murdered before his son knew him, with the accused being his son’s mother.
In a word: phenomenal. This documentary is deeply real, tragically emotional, and devastatingly full of love. Watch it now and then immediately call your parents.
- Making A Murderer (2014, TV-14)
Directed by Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi
Making A Murderer tells the story of a man accused of murder and the investigation that might tell a different story.
This documentary is drawn out into a series, and for good reason–this is a massive story. It’s engaging, effective, and overall just exquisitely done.
- Planet Earth (2006, TV-G)
Directed by Alastair Fothergill | Written by David Attenborough, Vanessa Burlowitz, Alastair Fothergill, and Gary Parker
Planet Earth is a documentary-style mini series that showcases the incredible and vast life on Earth.
Did you know that our world is BEAUTIFUL? Nothing can get you more pumped up about the world we live in than David Attenborough telling you how awesome it is. It’s some of the most impressive cinematography you’ll ever see, plus you’ll learn a lot along the way.
- Blackfish (2013, PG-13)
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres, and Tim Zimmermann
Blackfish follows the captivity of killer whales and the effect it has on them, and us.
How tired are you of being recommended this doc? Well, it lives up to the hype, so if you haven’t already– give in!