With the summer of no cable television well underway (Yay day 2!!), I thought it would fun to compile a list of some of my favorite documentaries on Netflix. So, without further delay, here are my top 5 favorites in no particular order.
- The King of Kong – In terms of a documentary, this one has everything. It has a villain (Billy Mitchell), someone to root for (Steve Wiebe) and plenty of crazy to go around (Twin Galaxies) in a riveting documentary following the pursuit of the world Donkey Kong record. Any description of this documentary cannot do justice to how awesome it is!
- Food Inc. – A must see documentary for anyone who eats food (most of us). This documentary provides an eye opening look into the processes and practices of how our food gets from the farm to the supermarket to the table.http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Food_Inc./70108783?trkid=496715
- Anything by Morgan Spurlock – From Supersize Me to Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, anything by Morgan Spurlock is tremendously entertaining and well worth your time.Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden – http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Where_in_the_World_Is_Osama_Bin_Laden/70084234?trkid=496715
(Editors Note: Apparently Netflix wants to crap on my point and only had one Morgan Spurlock movie available)
- Confessions of a Superhero – I love crazy and this documentary does not disappoint as director Matt Ogens takes a detailed look at some of the individuals who parade around Hollywood Boulevard dressed as superheroes or fictional characters and pose for pictures with tourists.http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Confessions_of_a_Superhero/70076092?trkid=496715
- Spirit of the Marathon – When I was training for my half marathon a few years ago, this documentary was really inspiring showing how marathons affect various individuals. I think I may end up watching this one again in the future.http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Spirit_of_the_Marathon/70104240?trkid=496715