I enjoy watching documentaries as a method for learning about important topics and gaining new perspectives. Following are some of my favorite documentaries that I have found to be both informative and impactful.
- The Age of Stupid (free on Youtube) – set in the future looking back on society today, shows the insanity of consumerism
- I Am (available on Netflix) – entertaining and informative narrative with a goal of figuring out what life is all about. It shows the interconnectedness of people, and it is generally positive and inspiring
- The World According to Monsanto – exposes the most evil company in the world and how it is poisoning the population
- King Corn (available on Netflix) – entertaining, informative journey of 2 guys setting up a corn plantation then following their crop through the food system
U.S. Politics & World Affairs
- The World According to Dick Cheney (available on Showtime) – provides an inside view into U.S. politics in the past couple of decades, especially in terms of the “war on terrorism”
- Death by China (available on Netflix) – explains the trade relationship between the U.S. and China, as well as the huge impact Chinese production has made on society
- Occupation 101 Zionism – provides the history and current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and presents surprising facts about U.S. involvement
- Money Masters – provides the facts about the origins of money and the history of it in the past few hundred years. Includes a thorough explanation of the Federal Reserve (It’s old, long, and sometimes boring, but it’s very informative and comprehensive.)
- If Money Masters is too long or not entertaining enough, get an overview of the money system here: The Biggest Scam in the History of Mankind – Hidden Secrets of Money
- History of God – presents the origins of today’s gods and religions
- The God Delusion – presents how religion has affected society
Do you have some favorites? Please leave a comment/reply below. Thank you!!