It’s true – the real world of­fers bet­ter sto­ries than any writer could dream up. So for­get those dumb block­busters and set­tle in for a grip­ping doc­u­men­tary…

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Playlist Doc­u­men­taries to stream

Turns out re­al­ity is bet­ter than fic­tion after all

Into the In­ferno

Doc­u­men­taries about bis­cuits, pot plants and ca­reers in the civil ser­vice can be rather dull. But there’s noth­ing bor­ing about vol­ca­noes, es­pe­cially when leg­endary di­rec­tor Werner Her­zog is trav­el­ling around the world to peer into as many lava-spit­ting hell holes as pos­si­ble. Net­flix


Your love for or­cas prob­a­bly started when you welled up watch­ing Free Willy. But if you thought snap­ping up Sea World tick­ets would be a good way to get closer to the real thing, this as­ton­ish­ing ex­posé will see you stuff­ing them straight into the shred­der. Net­flix


Say­ing the last few years have been a bit mad is like say­ing the end of the world is ‘a bit un­for­tu­nate’. Bafta win­ner Alan Cur­tis at­tempts to un­pick the mess we cur­rently find our­selves in with this fan­tas­tic, am­bi­tious doc­u­men­tary. iplayer

The Thin Blue Line

If you thought Mak­ing a Mur­derer was the first time the po­lice ar­rested an in­no­cent man, let’s take a trip back to 1988 – e

in Blue Line helped save Ran­dall Dale Adams from death row. Def­i­nitely not to be con­fused with the dire Ben El­ton sit­com of the same name. Net­flix

I am Not Your Ne­gro

Any­one who says Amer­ica is the land of the free clearly hasn’t seen this Os­car-nom­i­nated 2016 doc­u­men­tary about racism in the US. Nar­rated by Sa­muel L Jack­son, it proves that some Amer­i­cans are freer than oth­ers. Ama­zon Prime


e mu­sic in­dus­try re­ally is all about sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, but maybe that’s the prob­lem. Amy fol­lows Ms Wine­house’s rise to fame and her strug­gle with drugs and al­co­hol… be­fore they claimed her life. Watch this, then go out and or­der a cran­berry juice. Ama­zon Prime

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