It happens to all of us that, despite having a lot of platforms of streaming At our disposal, a Saturday afternoon arrives and all we want is to curl up to watch TV with a mask on our little face, and at the mere hour we have no idea what to watch! Surely more than once you have ended up turning off the TV and you better start watching memes on the cell phone, right?
But this will not happen to you again! Here we bring you 10 incredible and super interesting documentaries that will keep you hooked all weekend. Beware, several of them touch on very sensitive issues. There is from a documentary that seeks to reveal the history of one of the strangest computer viruses to the story of three brothers separated at birth.
1. the act of killing (2013)
This documentary deals with a very dark period in the history of Indonesia: the massacre of more than half a million people that occurred between 1965 and 1966. The victims were alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, anti-government people, and intellectuals and academics. The act of killing is narrated by the people who participated in the massacre, which makes the impact that much greater. You can watch it on Hulu.
two. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
Dear Zachary tells the story of a man named Andrew Bagby, who was murdered after his romantic relationship ended. The woman who murdered him revealed that she was expecting Andrew’s child, whom she named Zachary. This documentary is a little piece of Andrew’s life that the director wanted to give to Zachary, so that he would know who his father really was. Imagine the emotional charge of this story! All proceeds from this film went to a scholarship on behalf of Andrew and Zachary. You can watch it on Prime Video.
3. The impostor (2012)
If you want an unlikely story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, The impostor it’s just what you need. It tells the story of Nicholas Barclay, an American boy who disappeared from his home in Texas. After three years, the family received the news that everyone going through this terrible situation wants to hear: Nicholas had been found! Or at least that’s what they believed. Uncover the mystery on Prime Video.
Four. A Band Called Death (2013)
For those who like the history of music! In this documentary you will discover the story of a trio of brothers who, essentially, were pioneers of what we know today as punk rock. A Band Called Death takes us on an incredible journey that shows us how this strange band was formed, the difficulties its members faced and what their impact is today. You can watch the documentary on Prime Video.
5. zero days (2016)
You have to know everything and zero days will teach you the creepy history of the malware Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus that caused tremendous damage to the facilities of an Iranian nuclear plant. In accordance with New York Times, this virus was created by the American and Israeli governments to weaken Iran. This documentary seeks to find the truth. Check it out for yourself on Hulu.
6. Separated lives (2018)
Separated lives Follow a story that will leave you speechless. It is about three triplet brothers who were adopted by different families at birth and nobody knew that they were part of a psychological experiment to see how different lifestyles and ways of parenting would affect them. The objective was to study how much external factors influence vs. Genetics in a person’s development. At the age of 19, the three met by chance and their bond was very close from the beginning. You can watch this documentary on Apple TV.
7. Free Solo (2018)
This documentary will fill you with adrenaline! Join Alex Honnold on his incredible journey to fulfill his greatest goal: to free solo climb El Capitan, a cliff in California once considered unclimbable. It is available on Disney+.
8. How to survive a plague (2012)
In How to survive a plague You will see the efforts of activists to fight against the hostility, indifference and rumors that characterized the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s. The work of countless activists was key to reducing the number of victims of a disease that was then a medical mystery. You can watch this documentary on Prime Video and HBO.
9. OJ: Made in America (2016)
This documentary will tell you the story of one of the cases that shook the United States in the 90s. It is the trial of former American football player, OJ Simpson, for the murder of his ex-wife and one of her friends. OJ: Made in America focuses particularly on OJ, his life, his childhood, his stardom and the period that led him to lose everything. If you’re intrigued, you can watch the documentary on Hulu and Disney+.
10. Pineapple (2011)
We close the list with a true masterpiece. Pineapple is a tribute from filmmaker Wim Wenders to choreographer Pina Bausch. In the documentary we are shown some of the most representative works of her work, all with spectacular production and direction work. You can watch it on Prime Video and Apple TV.