From ideas about the end of the world to interesting facts about famous crime stories worldwide, this list is full of exciting stuff.
These documentaries give you a glimpse into different worlds, perspectives, and unsolved puzzles you might not usually consider. It may be a dose of reality or a pinch of a new concept that’s interesting to explore.
If you plan to binge on Amazon Prime, here are 14 of the best documentaries you can watch in your free time.
1. Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham (2021 to Present)
Starring Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam and Graham is a documentary series that explores the heritage and culture of Scotland.
This documentary series originally aired on STARZ.
2. The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (2020 to Present)
History Channel’s The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch is a docu-series following a team of scientists exploring the 512-acre property in Utah where the popular “UFO alley” is located.
It’s also the place where, since the 1950s, other strange sightings were detected.
3. Breaking the Ice (2023 to Present)
WE’s Breaking the Ice is a documentary about Rory Flack, the ice skating champ from Washington, D.C., known for her excellent leadership as a captain of an all-diverse synchronized ice skating team.
This series showcases the passion and competitive side of a normally graceful sport.
4. The Secrets of Hillsong (2023 to Present)
The Secrets of Hillsong is an intriguing documentary in four parts, detailing the scandals of the megachurch and the original reporting of Dan Adler and Alex French, acclaimed journalists from Vanity Fair.
Congregants and former pastors gave their own perspectives and recounted what happened in the large scandal.
5. Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity (2023 to Present)
Premiered on Prime Video and produced by Brad Pitt, Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity is a docu-series that looks closer into the cinematic history and passion of one of America’s greatest musicians and composers living in modern times, Wayne Shorter.
It discusses the life of Shorter and his intimate connection with Jazz and music in general.
6. Secrets of Playboy (2022 to Present)
A&E’s Secrets of Playboy is a closer look at all the facets that make up the Playboy world.
This documentary shows exclusive interviews and special footage that can help you see the real look behind the glamor that the brand has been fronting through decades.
7. Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets (2023 to Present)
Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets is a Prime Video documentary that digs into the truth behind the big family from Arkansas and how they live their lives guided by the strict conservative values of being a Baptist.
With 19 kids in tow, it will definitely be not boring.
8. The Killing Season (2016 to Present)
Featuring documentarists Rachel Mills and Joshu Zeman, The Killing Season is the uncovering of the bold and chilling investigation about a serial killer in Long Island who went on a rampage and killed 10 sex workers.
The documentary sheds light on clues and pieces of evidence that law enforcement was not able to uncover.
9. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (2020 to Present)
If you still want a murder mystery plot uncovered, HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is a documentary that deeply explores the atrocities done by California’s Golden State Killer.
With over 10 murders and 50 sexual assaults from the 1970s to 1980s, this serial killer is slick and calculative.
10. Outcry (2020 to Present)
Showtime’s Outcry is another case exploration that follows Greg Kelley, a high school footballer convicted of sexual molestation of a young boy and sentenced to 25 years in jail.
The five-part documentary showcases the solid support Kelley had for his quest for justice and truth.
11. The Night Caller (2020 to Present)
Stan’s The Night Caller is a chilling documentary that focuses on the life of Eric Edgar Cooke, one of Australia’s infamous serial killers.
This show also details the grief and tragedy he gave his victims, their families, and the communities.
12. Welcome to Wrexham (2022 to Present)
FX’s documentary Welcome to Wrexham features Rob McElhenney and Marvel superhero Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds. The documentary follows their adventures as they run fifth-tier Red Dragons, a professional football club that’s considered the third oldest in the world.
Reynolds and McElhenney hope to turn the club into an underdog success story.
13. Dear Mama (2023 to Present)
Dear Mama, which premiered on FX, is a documentary that follows the story of mother and son power pair Afeni and Tupac Shakur. Afeni was a feminist leader and revolutionary in the 1970s, while Tupac is a political visionary and musician considered one of the best rappers of all time.
14. Drug Lords: The Takedown (2023 to Present)
National Geographic’s Drug Lords: The Takedown is an exciting documentary giving the dramatic accounts of Cocaine kingpin Otoniel, one of the deadliest drug lords in the world.
In the documentary, special agents and insiders gave their testimonies on how they observed and hunted down these powerful people.
10 Comedy Movies So Funny, You’ll Need Tissues for Your Tears of Laughter
I was scrolling down the internet when I came across this interesting thread that asked, “What’s the best comedy movie you have ever watched?”
These are the top replies with the most upvotes.
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These 10 Box Office Bombs Were Voted as Must-See Movies… Really?
Have you ever wondered how many great films fly under the radar because they didn’t earn much at the time of release? I recently came across a post where someone asked the Internet, “what’s a movie that bombed at the box office but was actually good?”
Record-Breaking Fiascos: 11 TV Shows That Lost Audiences in Record Time
With an ever-expanding selection of TV shows to choose from, it can be tough to sift through the ones that aren’t worth our time. Recently, I discovered an online thread where fellow TV watchers shared honest opinions about disappointing shows.
I found the conversation really intriguing and compiled the top-voted inputs in this article.
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