Best Netflix Documentaries: Electoral Dysfunction (2012)
Ever wonder if voting is a right or a privilege? Turns out the answer isn’t in the Constitution. Humorist Mo Rocca gives us this wry, entertaining lowdown on the United States’ electoral process, and how and why it’s going off the rails.
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
Love monster movies? Fascinated by special effects? Watch this doc about the stop-animation giant who inspired special effects ever since. It includes interviews with Ray himself and filmmakers like Tim Burton, James Cameron, and Steven Spielberg, plus behind-the-scenes looks at how Ray made monsters come alive.
Surviving Progress (2011)
Both a primer on the history of world economies and a look at our world’s possible future, this film is a must see for anyone who questions the value and cost of growth and its sustainability.
Through interviews with former Fox News anchors, commentators, and producers as well as media watchdogs who have studied Fox News and its impact on the public, this documentary lays bare the realities of the Fox News Channel.
Vanishing Of The Bees (2009)
Honey bees are disappearing. A mystery, a nature documentary, and a sobering look at the inner-workings of the EPA, this documentary comes to what’s likely the right conclusion.