This is the first documentary that features the real Amanda Knox and a description of the events that lead to her conviction and later acquittal, in her own voice. And Virunga is absolutely a winner. As you might expect, Dekker encounters many difficulties along the way, not just in terms of the treacherous seas, either. Everyone has something to say. You'll learn a lot more about the world, but don't worry — you'll also be entertained.
Is that even a saying? But there are plenty of laughs along the way. Even if it's the smallest victory, a happy documentary about it will never cease to make me feel uplifted. Check out my post at to see the award. Director Gus Van Sant Cast Matt Damon, Robin Williams The fairytale story of a kid from the mean streets of Boston who turns out to be a maths prodigy, this is silly, sweet and deeply moving in equal measure. To be honest, it is one of the most motivational documentaries I have watched! And yet, all these films remain under this same rubric, and Netflix has a bountiful of great ones that passes well beyond the aforementioned, essential titles. Evil Genius Metacritic score: Stream on Calling all true-crime fans! Icarus 2017 Metacritic score: Stream on Bryan Fogel's documentary Icarus, about sports doping, may as well be called a thriller; while making the documentary Fogel accidentally uncovered a massive Russian doping scandal after meeting with a Russian scientist. The following slides include everything from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend to The Office and plenty of Netflix Originals, as well.
Some of the themes in the show: People can change. He rides in some vehicles of questionable roadworthiness, meets people with whom he may not have otherwise socialized, and encounters a whole lot of magnanimous charity. No, the online video service has some hidden documentaries that will help make you feel better about the world. Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich in the Neflix documentary They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Netflix Quincy Stream on Quincy is a very enjoyable documentary on legendary record producer Quincy Jones. Not much has changed in their way of life in over a century, and the simplicity of the life of the trappers will warm your heart. This 2011 documentary follows Luna, a young killer whale who is known to befriend locals on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. Stream on When Making a Murderer first premiered almost 3 years ago, it put Netflix docuseries on the map.
The simplicity of it baffles our mind. Here are 20 of our favorite feel-good shows and movies on Netflix…. Lucky for all of us, Netflix added four new episodes in May. The Real Dirt on Farmer John He was born into a farming family. Dirty Money Metacritic score: Stream on My sincerest apologies, because Dirty Money is definitely not a feel-good docuseries.
Though Russia sent a woman into space in 1963, it would be another 20 years before America followed suit. Michael Jackson: This Is It I am a child of the 80s. Note: Numerous Netflix titles drop off the streaming service monthly, so the availability of titles below may change. The series follows the trial of Michael Peterson, an author accused of murdering his wife Kathleen, after she was found dead at the bottom of their home's staircase. So, obviously Jimi Page is high up on my list of amazing rockers. Where to watch it: Stream on Netflix Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey 2012 Many music documentaries in recent years -- including Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Presenting Princess Shaw -- share stories of artists finding fame through online channels.
Plus, most of them prove that the truth is way, way more entertaining than fiction. Mercury 13 Metacritic score: Stream on This documentary tells the story of the 13 female pilots who were tested, in secret, for the space program in the early '60s. Watching a workaholic in action has never been so compelling, nor so joy-inducing. And in , filmmaker Chris Smith uses 100 hours of revealing behind-the-scenes footage that was never supposed to be seen by the public from the set of the original film to show fans how transformed into another, nearly losing himself in the process. It features interviews with the organizers, including rapper and McFarland himself, who was charged with selling fake tickets to Burning Man and Coachella while he was out on bail for the Fyre Festival fiasco because he's the best, just a natural born scammer. The film uses footage of, and interviews with, the Pulitzer Prize winning critic, allowing the viewer to get a sense of the man behind that powerful thumb.
Don't worry, there are plenty of specials, books and podcasts on this case you can sink your teeth into. Man on Wire Philippe Petit is easily one of the most eccentric and instantly likable people ever. There's both a link and separation made between the two aspects of her nonstop efforts around the globe teaching about conservation, the environment, and the need for better education about both in first- and third-world nations alike. And while many of us witnessed the viral tweets documenting the chaos as attendees—who were promised a luxury experience in paradise—showed up to find a disaster zone, shows viewers how things got to that point. His love for animals and nature is so contagious. The show focuses on corrupt corporations, and it had me asking important questions like, How on Earth did they get away with that? This particular documentary follows the 2015 China—themed Met Gala and it is equal parts fascinating and inspiring.
Part of the enjoyment of watching this documentary is the juxtaposition of the immersion in glamour and the simple lifestyle of the man capturing it all. Here are some of the best documentaries and docuseries to stream this weekend. This fun film provides a compelling look at New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and the fascinating and sometimes-nerdy subculture of crossword puzzles. This one is a must—watch then! Happy We all want to be happy. Through their experience, the documentary makers discover how Western individuals can help communities and projects which feel out of reach.