Cinenews has selected several types of documentaries for you that are worth checking out as it is not just about life watching and sometimes it is good to cultivate your mind.
For sports enthusiasts:
The toughest race in the world – BONUS
The Eco Challenge is certainly the most difficult race in the world. Iron Man looks almost like a health walk next door, that is! We follow the journeys of several teams (mostly speaking English, it’s a bit of a shame) but they offer a great lesson in humility and courage.
Formula 1, Drive to Survival – NETFLIX
Even if you are not a Formula 1 fan, you will be impressed by this documentary that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world championships.
Diego Maradona – BE TV
After Ayrton Senna and Amy Winehouse, director Asif Kapadia takes a look at the life and fate of Diego Maradona. An incredible documentary made of images and exclusive archives. Exciting.
Free solo – DISNEY +
Alex Honnold is arguably the best solo climber in the world. He trains for the feat of his life: climbing (without rope or safety) from El Capitan in Yosemite. His mental and physical preparation will leave you speechless.
For music fans:
Pink Floyd – BONUS
Interviews and exclusive archives of one of the most legendary groups in the world, having sold more than 200 million records, but most importantly, having pushed the boundaries of musical expression.
Laurent Garnier Off the Record – BE TV
Focus on the life of one of the pioneers of electronic music in France and internationally. While he’s just celebrating his 30 year career, Laurent Garnier takes us on an incredible DJ career dedicated to his passion, music.
Rammstein: In America (Director) – BONUS
On the occasion of an extraordinary live performance at Madison Square Garden, the most bizarre group in the metal scene (which is anything but indifferent) offers a documentary of almost two hours, directed by Hannes Rossacher and interrupted by various testimonies from rock icons such as Marilyn Manson , Iggypop, Slpiknot …
For the curious:
The untouchable Harvey Weinstein – BE TV
Harvey Weinstein has been raining and shining in Hollywood for over 20 years. King of independent cinema, Oscar collector, formidable businessman, nothing can resist him! Until the day the scandal explodes in broad daylight and the famous producer, charged with sexual assault, falls from his pedestal. Filmmaker Ursula Macfarlane looks back on the biggest scandal in the Hollywood star industry!
Dirty Money – NETFLIX
A kind of money investigation into major corruption, fraud and other embezzlement of large corporations. Edifying!
Before the flood – DISNEY +
This documentary, sponsored by Leonardo Di Caprio, highlights the pressures our societies place on the environment and creates an alarming report on the extinction of biodiversity. The actor gives high-ranking activists (Barack Obama, Pope Francis …) a voice.
Microbiota, the fabulous powers of the stomach – PRIME
And yes, the intestines (and its flora) are actually our second brain? What if the future of medicine depended on our stomachs?
In the toughest prisons in the world – NETFLIX
Paul Connolly (investigative journalist) and Raphael Rowe (who spent 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit) infiltrate the most dangerous prisons in the world (Paraguay, Philippines, Ukraine …). Dreadful.
In the heart of the National Parks of America – DISNEY +
As always, National Geographic offers breathtaking scenery and lets you visit the most beautiful national parks in America. like Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite. Majestic!
Apollo 11 – BE TV
An unprecedented immersion into the heart of the famous NASA mission and its conquest of the moon. The documentary combines recently discovered audio recordings and 70mm footage.
The social dilemma – NETFLIX
Ideal for gaining distance from social networks. This documentary highlights the negative (not to say disastrous) effects on our mental health and their role in spreading fake news.