Ah summer. It is the perfect time to kick back and catch up on all of your favorite Netflix shows. In addition to binge-watching all the seasons of your guilty pleasure (Jane the Virgin anyone?), there are some really great documentaries to check out. Here are the top 5 life-changing documentaries on Netflix you need to watch right now!
1. The True Cost
The True Cost talks about the influence of the fashion industry in our everyday lives. The documentary features personal stories from sweatshop workers and showcases the real consequences that come from shopping at stores like H&M and Gap. The True Cost is a moving, thought-provoking film that will make you rethink your style. It will leave you inspired to make more sustainable choices next time you go shopping.
Earthlings is a powerful film using hidden cameras from everyday industries that use animals for food, fashion, entertainment, and medicine. I think it is important for everyone to watch Earthlings because not enough of us are aware of the truth behind animal-based industries. As the saying goes, “Ignorance is bliss,” but why should you choose to live in ignorance when the truth is out there?
3. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
This documentary follows the Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, as they tour the U.S. to promote their book, Everything That Remains. It’s a film about living with only the things needed to survive and focusing more on people and everyday interactions.
4. Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch follows journalist/filmmaker, Angela Sun, as she travels to Midway Atoll. “Every single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still somewhere on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?”
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is located between the West Coast of North America and Japan and holds endless amounts of garbage debris. It’s a real problem that more people need to know about.
Want to know the secret to happiness? Just watch this film! Happy follows the lives of various individuals and communities from around the world. From a cohousing community in Denmark to the island of Okinawa, Japan, you can see the different ways people achieve happiness in their everyday lives. Being happy isn’t as hard as we make it out to be.
Do you know of any other interesting documentaries on Netflix!? Share in the comments below!
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