25 Best Documentary Movies on Netflix Streaming in July

15. Holy Ghost (2014)

Holy Ghost (2014)

Watch on Netflix (111 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 3.354 IMDB Rating: 8.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Meredith Andrews, Heidi Baker, Fieldy, DeVon Franklin Director: Darren Wilson

Plot: Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the popular films Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net--just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether it's the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in the world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.

14. Prescription Thugs (2015)

Prescription Thugs (2015)

Watch on Netflix (86 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 4.501 IMDB Rating: 7.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Jeff Hatch Director: Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young

Plot: In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust, he falls down his own hole of addiction.

13. Miss Representation (2011)

Miss Representation (2011)

Watch on Netflix (90 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 4.803 IMDB Rating: 7.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Christina Aguilera, Michele Bachmann, Chris Baker, Krystal Ball Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro

Plot: Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

12. Dior and I (2014)

Dior and I (2014)

Watch on Netflix (89 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 4.895 IMDB Rating: 7.30 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.00Actors: Omar Berrada, Grace Coddington, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert Director: Frédéric Tcheng

Plot: Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture ...

11. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Watch on Netflix (92 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 5.005 IMDB Rating: 7.50 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.10Actors: Abiodun Oyewole, Stokely Carmichael, Talib Kweli, Mable Carmichael Director: Göran Olsson

Plot: Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

10. The Unbelievers (2013)

The Unbelievers (2013)

Watch on Netflix (76 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 5.245 IMDB Rating: 7.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.20Actors: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett Director: Gus Holwerda

Plot: 'The Unbelievers' follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world - encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues - making the world a better place for all. The film includes interviews with celebrities who support the work of these remarkable scientists.

9. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Watch on Netflix (97 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 5.739 IMDB Rating: 7.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.70Actors: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross Director: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr

Plot: 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn't end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn't far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe's personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body's ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe has one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. While talking to more than 500 Americans about food, health and longevity, it's at a truck stop in Arizona where Joe meets a truck driver who suffers from the same rare condition. Phil Staples is morbidly obese weighing in at 429 lbs; a cheeseburger away from a heart-attack. As Joe is recovering his health, Phil begins his own epic journey to get well. What emerges is nothing short of amazing - an inspiring tale of healing and human connection. Part road trip, part self-help manifesto, FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD defies the traditional documentary format to present an unconventional and uplifting story of two men from different worlds who each realize that the only person who can save them is themselves.

8. Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

Awake: The Life of Yogananda (2014)

Watch on Netflix (86 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 5.786 IMDB Rating: 7.30 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.40Actors: George Harrison, Anupam Kher, Russell Simmons Director: Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Plot: Unique biopic about Yogananda, author of The Autobiography of a Yogi. In the 1920s, he brought Hindu spirituality to the West. This tells the story of his life and influence on yoga, religion and science, combining re-enactment, interviews, and verité.

7. All This Mayhem (2014)

All This Mayhem (2014)

Watch on Netflix (99 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 6.303 IMDB Rating: 8.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.50Actors: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill, Lance Conklin Director: Eddie Martin

Plot: All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiraling world of self-destruction.

6. Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

Watch on Netflix (89 min)
Genre: Documentary NFB Rating: 6.461 IMDB Rating: 7.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.00Actors: Tim Robbins, Dan Neil, Danny DeVito, Ray Wert Director: Chris Paine

Plot: Revenge of the Electric Car presents the recent resurgence of electric vehicles as seen through the eyes of four pioneers of the EV revolution. Director Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006) has had unprecedented access to the electric car research and development programs at General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla Motors, while also following a part time electric car converter who refuses to wait for the international car makers to create the electric cars the public demands. As more models of electric cars than ever before start to arrive in showrooms and driveways across the world, Chris Paine's film offers an inspiring, entertaining and definitive account of this revolutionary moment in human transportation. Revenge of the Electric Car follows these auto makers as they race each other to create the first, best, and most publicly accepted electric cars for the new car market.


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