Grab some homemade popcorn, throw on a pair of cozy socks, and snuggle down for some major Netflix marathon-ing. The media supersite has seriously upped its instant streaming game–so much so that some of the worlds best documentaries are now just a click away. We’ve all wasted time (let’s be realistic; probably hours!) scrolling through Netflix’ streaming options, wondering what on earth to watch next and then feeling guilty when we pick a 90’s rom-com instead of something a little higher quality. Well, weve done the research for you (it was so hard!) and rounded up our favorites documentaries, ready to go on Netflix Instant. Get ready to learn something new, be inspired, or simply entertained.
Fed Up: Katie Couric executive produced and narrated this eye-opening film about food and the childhood obesity epidemic in America. The doc focuses on the dangers of processed sugars and the injustices in the food industry in our nation. With support from some of the countrys foremost experts in nutrition and health, this one is a definite eye opener into the consequences of marketing sugar-laden foods to children.
Muscle Shoals: You might be surprised to find that this unexpected movie is fascinating and keeps you riveted. Nestled along the Tennessee River in rural Alabama lies the small town of Muscle Shoals, where some of the countrys most iconic rock and R&B records were born. This film follows music producer Rick Halls journey from impoverished southern boy to music legend. With interviews from icons like Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, and Gregg Allman, this is an American music history lesson that cant be missed.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi: In lieu of that fancy sushi dinner you’re craving, how about learning about the greatest sushi master on earth? This lauded food documentary is a sushi-lovers dream. The film captures the evolution of Jiro Ono, an elderly master who has been called the best sushi chef alive. The film is a story of passion and obsession, family ties, and above all, the power of food. Roger Ebert called this film, a portrait of tunnel vision, and he wasnt wrong. But while you dive into Jiros tunnel vision, you get a stunning look at the art of Japanese cuisine.
More than Honey: One third of our food supply is dependent on our buzzing friends. But with billions of bees around the world suddenly dying, what is our future without them? This film takes a stunning look at the problem of colony collapse disorder, what may be causing it, and what we can do to help the creatures we are so desperately dependent on.
Happy: In search of what makes people around the world feel bliss, this film tells stories of human triumph from the Louisiana bayou to the slums of Kolkata. Interspersed with these inspiring true-life tales are interviews with some of the worlds most respected experts on the subject of human happiness. Its an uplifting, spirited look at the ultimate human goal: to feel happy.
Have you watched any of our picks? Is there another documentary you loved thats on Netflix? Share in the comments!
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