Politics, nature, conspiracies and behind the scenes; Netflix has an array of documentaries with something for everyone.
My husband, Nick, is a huge fan of documentaries. While I wouldn’t consider myself a huge fan, there are some that really drew me in. Here is a list of my favourite documentaries that are available on Netflix.
Bettie Page Reveals All
I’ve been inspired by Bettie Page for years, and even have a portrait of her tattooed on my back.
If you’re not familiar with Bettie Page, she was one of the most infamous and influential pin-up models that ever lived. What I love about her so much was her free spirit, her vibrant and lively energy, and of course, she was just gorgeous – everything I would want to be as a woman.
Bettie Page Reveals All is one of the best documentaries on Netflix because it shows you the real Bettie Page, including a real interview voice over with Bettie.
I AM DIVINE
As a huge John Waters fan, I’m also a huge fan of Divine, but until I watched this documentary I really didn’t know much about her.
What has continued to draw me to John Waters work is how he shows a side of life that most people turn a blind eye to, but in a fun and exciting way. And what I love about Divine is that like John Waters, she was so unafraid to be herself, to be eccentric and out there, and without apologizing.
I AM DIVINE follows her life from childhood to death, and it is a very exciting and interesting film and is definitely one of the best documentaries on Netflix. At least, in my opinion it is.
The Punk Singer
I love the band Bikini Kill. I love riot grrrl music. And I love learning about that time when feminism was taking over the punk rock scene in a way it hadn’t before.
Punk Singer makes me want to run out and do something awesome! Write more zines, start a band, write a book! It’s super inspiring and I think every girl/woman should watch this little part of feminist history.
For No Good Reason
It was released in 2012 and stars Johnny Depp as himself. Depp goes to visit Steadman and learn about his artwork and his creative process. Since I love Steadman’s artwork it was really interesting to learn more about him.
The Other F Word
The Other F Word is a super cute documentary about aging punk rock musicians who have become dads. It takes the viewer through each musicians own childhood and how they were introduced to the punk scene and how that affected them.
I love that it shows a side of rebellious individuals lives that most people either don’t really think about, ignore or look down on: parenthood. Because it is an interesting transition for someone to go from the rock’n’roll lifestyle to being a parent. I would have liked it more if they also shown punk mommies, though 🙂
So those are just a few of my favourite documentaries on Netflix.
What documentaries have you seen that really stood out?