It will interest you to know documentaries can change your life. Documentaries tell important often unknown stories and bring awareness to a wider audience and are some of the best source of information, inspiration and entertainment. Documentary films however preserve history.
We have put together 20 documentary films which we deem fit to be watched within your 20s and maybe beyond. Check them below;
1. The Last Dance: Charting the rise of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.
2. Genius: The private life of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush), was full of passionate, volatile relationships.
3. Man on Wire: A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century”.
4) Our Planet: Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
5) A Life On Our Planet: One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.
6) Headspace Guide To Meditation: Over the course of eight animated episodes, Andy Puddicombe—former Buddhist monk and co-founder of the globally beloved Headspace meditation app—takes viewers through the benefits and science behind meditation.
7) Inside Bill’s Brain: A documentary that tells Bill Gates’ life story as he pursues solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems.
8)Cosmos: An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.
9 )Into The Inferno: An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.
10)Abstract: The Art of Design: A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.
12)The Pixar Story: The Pixar Story takes audiences behind the scenes of the groundbreaking company that pioneered a new generation of animation and forever changed the face of filmmaking.
13)Fantastic Fungi: Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.
14) Peaks: Fearless Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja embarks on a seemingly impossible quest to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in seven months.
15) Merchants of Doubt: A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
16) Becoming Warren Buffett: The legendary investor started out as an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska and ended up becoming one of the richest and most respected men in the world.
17) Citizenfour: A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
18)The Game Changers: A UFC fighter’s world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.
19) Icarus: When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.
20)Inside Job: It is a 2010 American documentary film, directed by Charles Ferguson, about the late-2000s financial crisis. Ferguson, who began researching in 2008, says the film is about “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption”,amongst them conflicts of interest of academic research which led to improved disclosure standards by the American Economic Association.