Like most people these days, all of my information comes from either Twitter or documentaries. These
mostly one sided completely unbiased documentaries are the reason everyone cancelled their trips to Sea-World, stopped taking Tom Cruise and John Travolta seriously, and considered Edward Snowden an American Hero rather than a fugitive. Who am I kidding, I believe everything I see or hear which is what has made the documentary boom so much more interesting. Now you can watch a documentary, go online and read hours worth of articles basically telling you the opposite of what you just watched. Where else can you get that kind of entertainment? Anyways, here is my list of the 5 best relatively new docs on Netflix right now.
5. The Ted Bundy Tapes
This is a multi-episode documentary which I think a lot of people were excited for, especially if you’re into the true crime stuff. I’m not sure this one actually lived up to the hype but I still think it’s a must watch. There’s a ton of information, most of which is hard to believe, like, I don’t know, a police department having a serial killer in their custody, in a court room, and letting him jump out of a window to escape. Crazy to think about something like this happening in today’s society, well, never mind no it’s not. Ted Bundy is one of the most famous serial killers ever and it’s fascinating to learn so much about him in this short series.
4. Behind the Curve
So this documentary follows a few different individuals, who, wait for it, believe the Earth is flat. Now, before you make fun of them, they bring up some really good points. I was halfway through watching it and wondering how I’ve lived for 29 years letting everyone tell me that we live on a sphere and how stupid all of us are. I knew there was something fishy about this whole gravity thing. This is the ultimate conspiracy theory documentary, but it’s also very well put together and extremely entertaining. You also have to watch all the way until the very end because it’s one of the funniest endings to anything I’ve ever seen in my life.
3. FYRE- The Greatest Party that Never Happened
If you haven’t seen this, I’m not sure what you’re doing with your life and you must have felt extremely awkward and left out when every single person in America was talking about this at work or basically anywhere you went. But, if you have been living under a rock, this takes us behind the scenes of the biggest scam of all time, where thousands of people were duped into going to an island for a crazy festival, staying in private cabanas and hotels, seeing all their favorite bands, surrounded by beautiful beaches and people, then realizing they were staying in FEMA tents in a giant gravel parking lot eating cheese sandwiches. Now, I love cheese sandwiches but not for ten thousand dollars. Maybe one of the wildest docs to believe, and if you don’t believe me there’s even a second one on Hulu that you should probably borrow someone’s password for and check it out.
2. Alt-Right: Age of Rage
Now, I won’t get too political or anything, but to make it simple, this doc follows a white supremacist and an Antifa activist, with all of it basically leading up to the horrible day in Charlottesville, VA a few years back. I think this is important to watch because it’s really disgusting how much hate there is in the world. It’s one thing to watch the news or read stuff online and just imagine it, but to see behind the scenes, follow real people who are dedicating their lives to hating others is eye opening. Obviously white supremacists are awful, terrible human beings, but the Antifa activists are also terrible, delusional humans for the most part. Although if someone who belongs to either affiliation is reading this, I love you and please don’t hurt me.
1. Abducted in Plain Sight
Woof. I mean, that’s all you can really say after watching this. I think I had to physically close my jaw at one point, that’s how disturbing this documentary was. Essentially, this tells the story of two parents who allowed a “family friend” to sexually abuse and kidnap their daughter, on multiple occasions. That brief summary right there doesn’t do any of it justice though, because there are so many twists and turns throughout where you don’t even know who you’re actually mad at anymore. The parents, the kidnapper, the daughter, the police. At one point I honestly thought the entire thing was a joke because there is no possible way this happened in real life. Unfortunately, it did. Or I guess fortunately for our viewing pleasure.
Well, there’s my top 5. If you haven’t seen any of these, set some time aside and watch them. If you’ve seen them all, congrats? If there’s any that you think I missed and deserve to be on the top 5 list, please go to http://www.wordpress.com and start your own blog and you can make your own top 5 list.
P..S.- The earth definitely is NOT flat…………..