For most of us when we think of documentary, a particular movie comes to mind. Maybe you watched that movie in a classroom during your years of education or maybe you happened to fall upon it while browsing through your television channels. Regardless, this documentary and it's factual evidence given on a particular matter may have hit home, get emotional, or even become more passionate about the matter discussed.
Netflix has tons of documentaries offered for viewers to indulge in on their monthly subscription. From environmental causes to racial controversies, something that tickles your fancy is bound to be found in Netflix's offerings.
In this compilation of the six Netflix documentaries that are particularly relevant and necessary to be reviewed this fall season, you are bound to learn something. Hopefully, the viewer reviews will convince you of a particular film to view next.
1. 13th, (2016)
"Yet one of the staggering things this movie captures is how racism could be the driving force behind something as seismic as the rise of mass incarceration in America, yet that racism could remain in many ways “invisible.” So some people will be driven to say the racism isn’t there. But what they’re really saying is: It’s not a white people problem. A film as starkly humane as “13TH” makes you realize that it’s everyone’s problem." - Owen Gleiberman, Variety
2. Amanda Knox, (2016)AV Club
3. Hot Girls Wanted, (2015)
"“Hot Girls Wanted” traces a narrative path from eager expectation to jaded cynicism — it’s the old Hollywood starlet story — as we learn that most of the women experience a compressed career of a few months in the “amateur” pornography field before being pushed aside by new arrivals. The scarier, even more callous side of the business appears in due course as the women sign on for niche videos to keep the checks coming in. It is, however, made clear that the work is still performance, distasteful and upsetting as it might be for the female performers." - Mike Hale, NY Times
4. Rolling Papers, (2015
"Rolling Papers doesn't draw too many conclusions, but instead offers insight and experience, without judgment, like a good piece of reporting." - Marty Mapes, Denver Post
5. Blackfish, (2013)Complex
6. The Last Man On The Moon, (2014)
In conclusion, whether you're a college student or out of college living life, these six documentaries are sure to get your brain thinking and are bound to increase your knowledge about an issue worth knowing more information about it. Get Netflixing!