My Favorite Netflix Documentaries

July 10, 2018

I have always loved watching documentaries. Not only are you able to enjoy the luxuries that come with watching movies, including lounging under the warm covers in bed at night with a hot cup of tea in hand, but you are also able to learn whilst enjoying these indulgences.

I am aware that this post is a bit ironic considering one of my recent posts, entitled Read This When You've Been Sitting In Bed Watching Netflix All Day, advises you to quit your binge watching and to get up and get active, but, as I stated in that post, I believe that there is no harm in winding down at the end of the day and watching a good movie or show, especially if it is a documentary. It is just when it gets excessive that it might become a problem. Anyways, I hope you enjoy seeing a few of my favorite documentaries and that you give a couple a watch.

Amazing Hotels, as the title suggests, is a series on Netflix consisting of a minimal six episodes that shares some of the world's most extraordinary hotels. My mom and I have loved watching this series, not only because we are obsessed with travel, but also because we found this series to be unique from other travel shows. Rather than simply showing off the beauty of these hotels, the two hosts go "undercover" and work with the staff to truly get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes in these magnificent hotels. Along with getting to know the staff, they also venture beyond the hotels' walls to meet the native peoples and to learn more about their distinct cultures.

My mom and I have also been loving to watch Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, though we are saddened that we only discovered his show after his death. A former chef, Bourdain traveled all around the world to taste various cuisines and experience the different cultures of the places he visited. As in the show mentioned above, Bourdain truly took the time to get to know the people, and his honest and down to earth personality really makes this show special.

I watched What The Health last summer and have since watched it about three or four times, as I insisted that my parents watch it too. This documentary reveals the key to preventing and reversing chronic illnesses, the role that national health organizations play in contributing to these diseases, and also the environmental toll of particular diets on the planet. I strongly recommend watching this film and that you go into it with an open mind. 

Food Choices is very similar to the What The Health, but focuses less on the involvement of national health organizations and more on the environmental aspects of food. If you are someone who is very unyielding in your beliefs about certain foods and their impact on our health, I would recommend watching this documentary as opposed to the previous one. No matter what your beliefs are, though, I would highly suggest giving this documentary a try  it is truly life changing.

This is yet another documentary I discovered  the previous summer and have watched three or four times. Minimalism is a term that is becoming much more common, but one that I feel can often be misused or misunderstood. While many people believe minimalism to be a lifestyle in which you own zero possessions, sleep in a bedroom with white walls, a white bed, and no furniture, and adhere to other such extremes, this documentary expresses what is truly meant by the term minimalism.

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  1. Great recommendation of documentaries, I believe that Minimalism is on my Netflix list to watch as soon as possible! ❤

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