April is a time when we get overly excited about the sun coming out, so much so that most of our plans and consequential happiness rely on the big yellow thing. However, most of us know what it feels like to host a BBQ, only to be holding an umbrella in your hand rather than having one in your drink. As it’s Easter weekend, we’ve sourced out eight of the best documentaries on Netflix to keep you entertained and educated. From titles about cult sports players to the College admissions scandal, we’ve got you covered, even if the weather doesn’t.
A Kid From Coney Island
Following the rise and fall of NBA player Stephon Marbury, this documentary shows us just how much of a cutthroat business the NBA can be, and the trials that come with being thrown into stardom. Fans of The Last Dance, this is for you.
With shockingly terrifying insight, Seaspiracy explores the damage being done to marine life by commercial fishing. Warning, you may rethink that sushi takeout order after watching.
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
This documentary, told through reenactments, investigates Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the massive 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.
The Social Dilemma
Ever spent an hour refreshing social media despite not necessarily wanting to? The Social Dilemma examines the dangers of social networking, and how it Affects our own psyche.
Nominated for the Academy Award for ‘Best Documentary Feature’, this film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States”. A tough but necessary watch about how the American prison-industrial complex profits at the expense of communities of colour.
Have a Good Trip: Adventure in Psychedelics
Whether you dabble in hallucinogens or just enjoy a really strong cup of coffee, ‘Have a Good Trip’ is sure to entertain. Filled with celebrities sharing their humorous and sometimes mind-blowing tales when taking psychedelics, this documentary is an absolute vibe. Watch it, you will like it and maybe even relate.
Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly
How did Travis Scott go from rising rapper to global superstar? This documentary tracks Travis’ rise to fame, from 2014 until the release of his third studio album Astroworld.
Song Exploder (Volume 2)
Following the massive success of the first volume, the docu-series is back to show us the creative process behind some of the biggest songwriters in the business. This time taking an in-depth look at the work of Dua Lipa, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails and Natalia Lafourcade.
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