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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Top 10 Best Documentaries Currently Streaming On Netflix*

10) Young@Heart (2007)
Directed By: Stephen Walker & Sally George
STARS: 3 out of 4

Brief Description: A group of senior citizens stay young by singing modern songs in a choir.

9) Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012)
Directed By: Nat Segaloff
STARS: 3 out of 4

Brief Description: This film follows a handful of Bronies- adult, male fans of the young girl cartoon My Little Pony- as they head to New Jersey for the first annual Broni-Con

8) Hoop Dreams (1994)
Directed By: Steve James
STARS: 3 out of 4

Brief Description: Widely regarded as one of the best sports movies ever made, this film follows the lives of 2 boys from the ghetto of Chicago during their 4 years of playing high school basketball. I personally would have loved to see this as a mini-series rather than a movie.

7) 30 For 30: Broke (2012)
Directed By: Billy Corben
STARS: 3.5 out of 4

Brief Description: The director of Cocaine Cowboys (also streaming on Netflix) explains why so many professional athletes go bankrupt even though they make millions of dollars.

6) Undefeated (2011)
Directed By: Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin
STARS: 3.5 out of 4

Brief Description: This Oscar-winning documentary chronicles an inner city football team in Tennessee as they strive to win their first ever playoff game.

5) 30 For 30: Catching Hell (2011)
Directed By: Alex Gibney
STARS: 4 out of 4

Brief Description: Oscar winner Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Men In The Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks) chronicles scapegoats in professional sports- mainly Steve Bartman in Chicago. A must see for anyone who was in the Chicagoland area in 2003.

4) Blackfish (2013)
Directed By: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
STARS: 4 out of 4

Brief Description: Blackfish follows the story of Tilikum, a whale captured from the ocean and forced to be a Sea World performer. The film also details the horrible conditions that other animals like Tilikum have to endure.

3) Jesus Camp
Directed By: Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady
STARS: 4 out of 4

Brief Description: Evangelicals who are home schooled due to religious reasons go to a summer camp to interact with other kids and to deepen their faith.

2) Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son To His Son About His Father (2008)
Directed By: Kurt Kuenne
STARS: 4 out of 4

Brief Description: Amateur filmmaker Kurt Kuenne films the story about the aftermath of Shirley Turner killing his good friend Andrew Bigby, for the benefit of Bigby's newborn son in this disturbing documentary.

1) The Queen of Versailles (2012)
Directed By: Lauren Greenfield
STARS: 4 out of 4

Brief Description: Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield films timeshare mogul David Siegel and his wife Jaqueline as they attempt to build the biggest single family house in America- until the real estate market collapses and turns their world upside down.

*That I've Seen

What do you think is the best documentary currently streaming on Netflix?

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