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The 24 Best Documentaries to Stream Right Now


Ben Russell

Ben Russell

·9 min read

Sometimes you just want to binge a good documentary. But digging to find the best ones can be a bit tedious. So don't worry - we got you. Here are some films worth streaming right now.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Follow American chef Samin Nosrat as she travels the world exploring the importance of salt, fat, acid and heat, in cooking. If you're in need of a good food documentary - this is it.

Becoming Bond (Hulu)

If you're a Bond fan, this is a great watch. The film follows George Lazenby - the yummy Australian model who unintentionally found his way into one of the most sought-after film roles in history, James Bond.

Bowling For Columbine (HBO)

The film follows Michael Moore's investigative look into the infamous school shooting and America's gun laws.

RBG (Hulu)

Well... this is self explanatory.

Amy (Netflix)

The film is a personal look into the life of Amy Winehouse, including rare home videos and exclusive interviews.

Love, Gilda (Hulu)

Before Rebel Wilson and Mindy Kaling, Gilda Radner was dubbed the funniest lady out in the industry.

Stolen Seas (Amazon Prime)

Filmmaker Thymaya Payneusing uses footage of the 2008 hostage negotiation on a Danish shipping vessel, hgihlighting a horrific Somali pirate attack.

13th (Netflix)

Another great film made by Ava DuVernay, the film digs into the glaring loophole in the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

Hoop Dreams (HBO)

The documentary follows two teenage basketball players for almost eight years.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

About the conviction of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, the film goes inside his personal and public life... before killing.

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (HBO)

A response to the critically aclaimed "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", HBO digs deeper into Mister Roger.

City of Ghosts (Amazon Prime)

Made by Matthew Heineman, this documentary follows the Syrian conflict through the eyes of journalist collective Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently. The collective reports on war news, acting as a counter to propaganda efforts.

The Queen of Versailles (Amazon Prime)

If you're obsessed with The Real Housewives, this documentary follows a family of billionaires during the 2008 housing crisis. It's juicy.

Grizzly Man (Amazon Prime)

Werner Herzog created a dark documentary about a man who lived with bears in the woods.

Super Size Me (Youtube)

It's an oldie but a goodie.

Leaving Neverland (HBO)

It's hard to accept the facts, especially when it's about someone as famous as Michael Jackson.

Welcome to Leith (Amazon Prime)

With a population of just 16 people, Leith, North Dakota was one of the most quiet towns. That was until the neo-Nazis moved in.

Catfish (Amazon Prime)

If you've seen the TV show, this film is about where it all started. It's GOOD.

Exit Through The Gift Shop (Amazon Prime)

This doc is about legendary underground street artist Bansky.

Woodstock (Amazon Prime)

About the most epic concert in history, this may be a documentary you want to watch with your parents.

Jesus Camp (Amazon Prime)

This doc gives a sneak peek into the controversial evangelical camp which was eventually shut down.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Netflix)

The film follows then-85-year-old Sukiyabashi Jiro’s quest for unattainable perfection in his craft.

How To Survive A Plague (Amazon Prime)

A look into the incredible efforts of ACT UP and TAG during the AIDS crisis in the '80s.

8 Days: to the Moon and Back (BBC)

Just when you thought you knew the story of the U.S. landing on the moon...