Summer break is one time when we catch up on all our series and movies. While the list is long, we may often run out of shows. Here’s a list of top 5 documentaries that not only build on your knowledge but make you travel to different places from the comfort of your home!

  1. Our Planet

It would be a crime to not start my list with Sir David Attenborough’s Our Planet. Growing up, watching his show on Discovery channel every summer break was almost a ritual! His calm and soothing voice transports you to a different land and enriches you with knowledge in a remarkable story-telling manner.

  1. Before the Flood

If you are a Leonardo DiCaprio fan you would probably end up adding this one to your top 10 list. DiCaprio takes you through his journey of understanding climate change through traveling to various locations and talking to several experts. It not only makes you think and gain perspective but also helps comprehend the urgency of the issue of climate change.

  1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

This is one show that will motivate you to declutter and tidy up your room and wardrobe that you intend to do every summer but fail. Before you kick-start your new session at University watch this show to gain some incredible tips/inspiration to de-clutter and organize your wardrobe.

  1. Rotten

Next up on the list is one documentary that would make you question not only what you’re eating but will make you think twice before wasting food. The global food industry has been a hot topic when it comes to climate change. This Netflix produced documentary focuses on the corruption and problems that surround the food industry. It makes you question and think hard!

  1. The War: A film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Your list of documentaries are never complete with one historic piece and this one will always remain a true classic. For all the history buff out there, this one is going to top your list and for those who tend to steer away from history-based shows, this one might change your mind.  This documentary series focuses on the horrifying historic impact of WW II from an American’s perspective focusing on the stories of several American citizens.


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