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8 Most Inspirational Documentaries on Netflix

Need something to binge watch over break? Here are some amazing, inspirational documentaries on Netflix.

1. Batkid Begins

This documentary will entertain you while tugging at your heartstrings. Watch thousands of people come together to grant a five-year-old cancer patient’s wish.

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2. Forks Over Knives

Have you ever thought about becoming vegan? Well, now is your chance! Listen to people discuss their findings about the impact of a plant-based diet.

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3. Minimalism

This film compares the necessities to the American dream and examines minimalists’ lifestyle.

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4. Miss Representation

Want to be empowered? The Representation Project says that “Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.” 

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5. The Mask You Live In

As another documentary from The Representation Project, this film looks into the construct of the masculine identity, suggesting that males wear masks in order to act manly, in accordance with our society’s masculinity standards.

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6. ​She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

This movie increases visibility for some of the prominent women in the feminist movement of the 1960s.

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7. Man on Wire

Now this is just cool! Man on Wire explores Philippe Petit’s journey across a wire between the twin towers.

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8. Iris

This documentary lets us in on the life of major fashionista, Iris Apfel.

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