5 Documentaries You Have to Watch

Some documentaries are funny while others make you think. That’s why we enjoy them so much. Here’s a list of some of our favorite documentaries that you can stream right now.

“Some Kind of Heaven”

This documentary gives audiences a glimpse inside the manicured façade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community. The self-described “Disney World for Retirees” offers a “pre-packaged paradise” for residents, with synchronized swimming, golf cart parades, and plenty of activities at every turn. However, not everything is as perfect as it seems. This film follows those attempting to buy into the retirement dream while they find their footing in the community.
Where to watch it: Prime Video
Why we like it: We get a glimpse into one of Central Florida’s most famous retirement communities that is right in our own backyard.

“The Devil We Know”

“The Devil We Know” follows the story of Parkersburg, West Virginia residents as they discover that Dupont has been pumping a poisonous chemical found in Teflon into their air and water supply. Once they file one of the largest class action lawsuits in history, we see that it’s not only this small town that’s been affected by the dangers of corporate greed.
Where to watch it: Netflix
Why we like it: This eye-opening documentary opens the door to show the dangers of a common household product and the actions we can take to protect ourselves.

“Don’t F**k With Cats”

When a man posts a video of himself torturing and killing two small kittens, internet sleuths vow to bring him to justice. This three part docuseries follows the story of their investigation and the dark horrors that are discovered along the way.
Where to watch it: Netflix
Why we like it: This story shows viewers that while there are deeply disturbing individuals in the world, there are also brave individuals who will go above and beyond to bring them to justice.


This film is based on Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir of the same name. The documentary takes an intimate look at Obama’s life as she goes on tour to promote her book, focusing on her hopes, dreams and connections to others as she transitions back to life outside of the White House.
Where to watch it: Netflix
Why we like it: We get a rare and up-close view of Michelle Obama, one of America’s favorite First Ladies.

“Surviving Death”

This story explores near-death experiences, reincarnation and paranormal phenomena from both those who have experienced life after death and the researchers that study these experiences. The series is based on the 2017 book of the same title by journalist and paranormal enthusiast, Leslie Kean.
Where to watch it: Netflix
Why we like it: Everyone wonders what happens after we die at one point or another. This documentary gives us clues from researchers and personal stories.


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