People who know me (And I mean REALLY know me) understand that when I am not at work, a concert, writing or perusing one of my other hobbies; I am watching a documentary of some sort on Netflix. I absolutely love documentaries because of how they care to immerse you in the lives of different people, cultures, and ideas. Personally, my outlook on certain things in life has changed because of some of the documentaries I’ve watched on Netflix, which is why I wanted to share with all of you, my top 10 current picks if you are looking for a good documentary. So grab your popcorn, grab a drink (or two) and allow these films to open your mind to the many wonders of the world.
1.WHAT THE HEALTH- This film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
2.Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer- This film looks at Aileen’s violent, tortured childhood in Troy, Michigan and her years on the road as a hitch-hiking prostitute which culminated in the murders.
3.Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks- This film shows you the inside scoop on the shocking story of the Ashley Madison hacking scandal.
4. Amanda Knox- From her point of view, this film shows the story of Amanda Knox and it’s all a matter of perspective.
5.They Call Us Monsters- In this fascinating, deeply human exploration of the blurring line between childhood and adulthood, Antonio, Juan, and Jarad, all teenagers between 14 and 16, face decades in adult prison.
6.40-Year-Old Virgins- Clive and Rosie are virgins and want to do something about it. So they join a radical course of sex therapy in the US.
7.Jesus Camp- A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.
8.Hot Girls Wanted- An official 2015 Sundance selection, Hot Girls Wanted shines a light on the thriving “amateur” porn industry through the experiences of five young women in the business.
9. THE HUNTING GROUND- From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.
10.Extremis- Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices. Now Streaming on Netflix.