Watch and Learn: Our Top Picks of Netflix Documentaries
Jan 05, 2021
By : Dominique Reine Cu
Na-try mo na ba manuod ng mga Netflix documentaries? Well, there’s more to Netflix than movies, series, and reality shows!
Gone are the days when our first impressions on documentaries were either dull, boring, or both. Documentaries have an incredible way of educating and, at the same time, entertaining us into learning new topics from different angles and sparking new and interesting conversations.
It’s a known fact nowadays how Netflix has been producing great new documentaries nonstop all year round from genres ranging from crime to sports to history to anything you can think of. This streaming platform is definitely disrupting the documentary industry. With many of us still stuck at home due to the virus, documentaries can serve as our tool to further explore and expand our knowledge of the world without having to go outside.
We’ve rounded up some of Netflix’s best documentaries for you to binge watch on.
The Social Dilemma
With the boom of the Internet and the prevalence of social networking sites, this 2020 documentary film aims to explore how our favorite social media platforms play a significant role in shaping society today. Specifically, its negative implications with regards to privacy and surveillance issues such as many large companies’ strategic or rather, manipulative construction and usage of algorithms and personal data for their own personal gain.
The Last Dance
Basketball fan or not, you’ll surely grow to love this docuseries following the basketball career and claim to fame of former American professional basketball player and the NBA’s most decorated player Michael Jordan during his time in the Chicago Bulls team. The Last Dance features interviews from his fellow teammates and coaches chronicling the failures and success of the team at the time.
The Toys that Made Us
Ever wondered the history behind your favorite toys growing up? This docuseries features the origins, rise to success, and behind-the-scenes action of classic toys that have made a name for themselves in almost every child’s home all around the world for generations and generations. Each episode features one brand and offers insightful and motivational points that cover business topics from branding, marketing, production, and more.
After watching this docuseries, you’ll realize how competitive cheerleading is definitely not an easy sport. Cheer follows Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team members as they tirelessly train, balance their academic and social life, and brave through difficulties leading to their most awaited national competition, the National Cheerleading Championship.
Produced by Vox Media based on their Youtube series, Explained is an intriguing docuseries premiered on Netflix. Each episode is about 16 to 20 minutes and revolves around different kinds of topics such as the pandemic, eSports, cryptocurrency, social issues, and more.
Based on the former First Lady’s bestselling 2018 memoir, this documentary focuses on the pivotal moments of Michelle Obama’s life that made her become the strong woman she is today. It follows her hopes, dreams, and how she persevered and pushed through challenges she encountered.
What’s your favorite documentary at the moment? Share mo na yan!
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