Top 8 Best Educative Documentaries Of All Time

1. Summer of soul

Summer of Soul is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

This documentary is about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity.

2. Apollo 11

This is an American documentary film edited in 2019 produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller.

This documentary is about Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings in the movie take you straight into the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins embark on a historic trip to the moon.

The main and primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth.

3. I am not your Negro

This is a documentary film edited in 2017 produced by Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck, Hébert Peck, and directed by Raoul Peck.

This documentary explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a burning allegations of America’s failure to rectify its shameful history of racial inequality.

4. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a 2018 American documentary film about the life and guiding philosophy of Fred Rogers.

Fred Rogers was a kind and gentle man who saw children as important, his work as ministry, and kindness as essential to human existence.

The main goal of Won’t You Be My Neighbor is to convince us that while kindness and empathy are in short supply today, it need not be that way.

5. The Tinder swindler

The Tinder Swindler is a British true-crime documentary film directed by Felicity Morris and released on Netflix on 2 February 2022.

This documentary is about Israeli conman Simon Leviev  who used the dating application Tinder to connect with individuals who he then emotionally manipulated into financially supporting his lavish lifestyle on the pretense he needed the money to escape his “enemies.”

A group of women who were the victims of a dating app-based swindler join together in an attempt to hunt him down and recover the millions of dollars that were stolen from them.

6. Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults is an American documentary miniseries revolving around the religious group Heaven’s Gate and its leader Marshall Applewhite which was premiered on December 3, 2020, on HBO Max.

From the 1975 disappearance of 20 people in small-town Oregon to the 1997 mass suicide of 39 people all wearing the same pair of Nike Decades in San Diego.

“Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults” sketches the evolution of the UFO-worshipping cult that mystified Americans in the last quarter of the 20th century.

7. Worst roommate ever

Worst Roommate Ever is a 2022 Netflix docuseries that features four stories about Roommates with malevolent and sometimes violent intentions who turn the lives of their unsuspecting victims into real-life nightmares.

8. Coded bias

Coded Bias is an American documentary film directed by Shalini Kantayya that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival


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Coded Bias takes its viewers all over the world to witness how artificial intelligence, algorithms, and power are proving to be a worrisome combination.

This documentary investigates the bias in algorithms after M.I.T. Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini uncovered flaws in facial recognition technology