All I want for Christmas are some great documentaries!
December 21, 2012 8:15 PM Subscribe
I need documentary recommendations! Requirements inside . . .
posted by backwards compatible to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
I am on my own this Christmas (cue violins), and I have decided to spend my time watching awesome documentaries online. I love long documentaries crammed with interesting facts. Recent favorites include: James Burke's Connections (naturally), Ken Burn's Prohibition, The Story of English (from PBS and the BBC) and Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (PBS Gold), available on Netflix. I haven't seen that many documentaries, so chances are if you have a favorite, I haven't seen it.
I don't like war documentaries, nor the effects of war (survivor stories, veterans' experiences, etc.). History, history of science, and social topics are great, but I'm not a big fan of hard science, nature or anything "cutting-edge" or currently politically or socially controversial. I've searched around a bit online, but I'm finding it hard to design a google search for "cool documentaries not about war or Banksy." I'm hoping that the hivemind will have some great suggestions for me. Thanks!