Sometimes you just want to curl up and watch real life unfolding before you, a good documentary can change your perspective entirely and is more refreshing than a TV show. Netflix is a great resource for movies and TV shows but it’s also a good place to find fascinating documentaries, here’s our roundup of the best.
#1 Best of TEDx TED talks
Did you know that a ticket to TED talks can cost thousands? Why fork out the money when you can watch the best of these uplifting talks that truly adhere to the mantra of “ideas worth spreading.”
#2 Chasing Beauty
Chasing Beauty explores the psychological effects of the beauty business on young women and men. Behind VOGUE and editorials, this film examines the demanding and unrealistic physical requirements of becoming a top model.
Happy is the perfect uplifting documentary for anyone feeling a little under the weather. From the slums of Kolkata to the boulevards of Hollywood, this documentary searches for what really makes people happy and some of the science behind it.
#4 Miss Representation
Miss Representation examines the under-representation of powerful women in America and challenges the fact that young girls cannot find appropriate role models.
#5 The September Issue
The September Issue goes behind the scenes at Vogue and details Anna Wintour’s preparations for the 2007 issue. At the time it was Vogue’s biggest issue join Wintour and her stylish and talented team in an access all areas glimpse into the life of the most fashionable magazine around.
#6 Smash His Camera
Smash His Camera is a controversial documentary about legendary paparazzo Ron Galella. Marlon Brando broke his jaw and Jackie Kennedy sued him multiple times, the story of Ron Galella brings up issues of privacy, freedom and celebrity worship while examining the fascinating life of someone who makes money taking pictures of famous people.
#7 Stories We Tell
Stories We Tell is a documentary directed and written by Sarah Polley about her family life, it investigates the stories we tell and the narratives we trust while picking apart her own upbringing and dealing with the revelations of her past.