For only $8 a month, one can have access to not only thousands of movies and TV shows on Netflix, but can also experience the educational entertainment that comes from documentaries. There are hundreds of documentaries available for live streaming covering the topics of food, nature, politics, human experience and more. Some of my favorites include:
“Bully” is a documentary directed by Lee Hirsch that follows the story of five families containing children that are bullied in their schools. The film takes a hard-to-watch look at the troubles that children can experience, the toll it can take on them and their families while exploring the serious need for American public schools to crack down on bullying.
Life in a Day:
“Life in a Day” is a documentary compiled of multiple short films. The film, in conjunction with National Geographic, used YouTube to solicit short films from users all around the world for the project. All the films were required to be made on July 24, 2010 and the film played for one day in select theaters on July 24, 2011. “Life in a Day” gathers many aspects of life on July 24, 2010 in one beautiful film directed by Kevin Macdonald.
“Undefeated” tells the story of the underdog Manassas Tigers football team and their quest to change their luck on the field led by coach Bill Courtney. The film is directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin and was inspired by an article about O.C. Brown, an offensive tackle on the team. The heartwarming story is reminiscent of the popular movie “The Blind Side.” The film has a spiritual side to it and tells the story of many of the players and their journey to reach their dream of being a successful high school football team.