4 Great Docs on Netflix

Besides offering a plethora of a great television shows, films, and original content, Netflix has a variety of excellent documentaries.  Documentaries can be tricky, however.  It's true, that true is stranger than fiction, but documentaries can be a dime a dozen.  It's often hard to tell if a documentary is going to garner your interest purely from face value.  That's why I've comprised this list of great documentaries available on Netflix (as of March 1st, 2017).  I've been sure to add a little bit of something for everyone, so if you're looking for something interesting to watch tonight, look no further!  In no particular order, here's my list of four great documentaries available on Netflix!
 
1.Sour Grapes (2016)
 
 
For those with a taste for the exquisite and flashy, Sour Grapes tells the story of a man who embraced that very world... fine wine collecting. Directed by Reuben Atlas and Jerry Rothwell, this lighthearted doc tells us the tale of Rudy Kurniawan.  In an almost exclusive club of rich white men, Rudy was a mysterious young wine enthusiast who gained a hefty reputation.  Known for his extensive wine collection worth millions of dollars, and his knack for knowing every intricacy of wine tasting, Rudy was an absolute star.  However, no one simply makes a documentary about an interesting wine collector; there's always something deeper beneath the surface.  Sour Grapes is an interesting look at how a collector's market can become volatile with ease, and just how extensive some cons can go.
 
 2. Dear Zachary:  A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
 
 
Grab the tissues for this one, you're going to need them.  Dear Zachary is an emotional documentary about the failures of so many people, and how it affected an innocent child.  Director and writer Kurt Kuenne set out to make a memorial video project for his recently murdered friend, Andrew Bagby.  Shortly thereafter, Andrew's ex-girlfriend announces that she is pregnant.  Part tale of family and crime drama, this documentary is hard hitting and will bear a great weight on you for days after viewing.  It's not an easy watch, but it is an excellent piece of film making.  You will undoubtedly cry, but it will be worth it in the end.

 3. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

 
Documentarian Werner Herzog is well known for previous work such as Grizzly Man, Into the Abyss, and more.  Herzog's odd look at the world and colorful musings are staples of his films, and Lo And Behold follows suit.  It's an oddly great pairing however, as Lo and Behold is all about the history of the internet and the modern usage of it.  If you're not familiar with internet history, or would like a more complete look at its origins, Lo and Behold is a must watch.  In our digital age, docs like this can alter our perspective on our technological dependence.  For the offbeat and intellectuals out there, Lo and Behold will be a fulfilling and worthwhile experience.
 
 4.Indie Game: The Movie (2012 )

Video games are an insanely popular medium that sees an ever-growing industry each year.  Much like films and television, independent artists create their own works of art separately from the big budget studios that dominate the industry.  Indie Game: The Movie follows a few key indie game developers as they create and prepare to release their creations.  It's a brilliant film that studies shows the process to creating an interactive experience, and the roller coaster of emotions that accompanies it.  
 
Featuring games such as Braid, FEZ, and Super Meat Boy, the film is an excellent look at the struggling artist, and the game designers who refuse to give up.  If you enjoy Indie Game: The Movie, there's a follow up documentary also available called Life After.  
Nguyen Kinh Luan
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