Netflix is known for hosting a long list of Netflix documentaries that span from political and controversial films to environmental and travel films.
Documentaries have the power to influence the decisions you make. I changed my diet and the way I treat the environment due to documentaries I’ve watched on Netflix.
Here’s a list of the best documentaries on Netflix right now. Let me know in the comments what you recommend watching! 🙂
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Blackfish is an emotional story of Tilikum, a killer whale who spent his life performing in front of thousands of people at Seaworld. In the film, Gabriela Cowperthwaite shows footage that is both shocking and heart-wrenching to anyone who sees it. You’ll learn and witness the kind of treatment these beautiful creatures get in a place like Seaworld, and how we need to act now and change our relationships with these intelligent creatures.
2. Chasing Coral
Chasing Coral is a documentary about coral reefs around the world and the rapid rate they are vanishing. In the film, a team of divers, photographers, and scientists go on an adventure to find out why the coral reefs are disappearing at such a rapid rate. This documentary will not only educate you about underwater wildlife but will also teach you why it’s so necessary for us to start making changes now, to save the coral reef and the planet.
3. David Blaine: Street Magic
Do you enjoy magic? David Blaine: Street Magic’s introduction is one of the craziest openings I’ve ever seen in a film. You’ll have to see it for yourself, so watch it on Netflix before it disappears. (No pun intended).
4. The Minimalists
It seems like minimalism has become quite popular in mainstream media, and for good reason. The Minimalist’s dive into the topic of minimalism and talk about how it’s so important to live a life of simplicity. The film talks about how effective large businesses are at marketing, and how you’re spending thousands of dollars on things you do not need, and how buying these things are negatively affecting your life.
Cowspiracy is a shocking film that talks about the negative side effects of the animal agriculture industry. The film talks thoroughly on the subject of the environmental impact, regarding deforestation, water consumption, and pollution. Not only that, the animal agriculture industry is having profound effects on species extinction, habitat loss, ocean dead zones, and topsoil erosion.
6. Fed Up
Fed Up educates people about the food industry and what they don’t want you to see. The film focuses on why people are obese, the role sugar and processed foods play, and a shocking secret large corporations are trying to hide.
7. Fittest On Earth
Fittest On Earth is a documentary that films the world’s top athletes as they go through a hardcore competition that contains 15 different events over the span of 5 days. If you’re trying to get inspired or motivated, this is the film to watch.
8. Under The Sun
Under The Sun is a story of a girl and her parents who are preparing to join the Korean Children’s Union on Kim Jong-Il’s birthday. The film has incredibly ratings and reviews and is a must watch on Netflix.
9. Food Inc.
Food Inc. is a film that dives deep into the topic of agribusiness and how it is producing food that is both unhealthy and not environmentally sustainable. Along with that, it thoroughly discusses how this industry is harmful and abusive to the animals and employees.
10. What The Health
What The Health is a documentary that is making huge changes in the world. The film reveals the impact the animal agriculture industry is having on the environment, our health, and the well-being of animals. The documentary exposes the reality and corruption we are facing from the government and large corporations. Humans are getting sicker and sicker, but why?
11. Hungry For Change
Hungry For Change exposes the secrets to weight loss and diet, and how food industries keep you coming back for more.
12. Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead
Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead follows the story of a man named Joe Cross who is morbidly obese. He goes on a journey to drink only fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. This documentary is his story and what happens to him along the way.
13. Food Choices
Food Choices is a shocking documentary that discusses the impact food has on health, as well as the health of our entire planet and the living things that live on this planet. The film talks about the misconceptions of food and diet.
14. Amanda Knox
The Amanda Knox film tells the story of her life, including her trial, conviction, and the eventual acquittal for the murder of an exchange student while she was in Italy. Though many people believe she is innocent, there are still many that believe she is guilty. The Italian government wants her back for a retrial, but will she go back? Time will tell.
15. CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession
CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession is a story all about CT Fletcher, a man named one of the most influential fitness trainers in the field. The film explores the many struggles he has and is going through in life, and how motivation can lead to a life of fulfillment and happiness.
What documentary do you recommend watching on Netflix?
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