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5 Best Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

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Don't know what to watch on Netflix next? Try one of these when having a lazy evening. Best paired with a delicious meal, a good bottle of wine, and a lady by your side.

1.) What Happened, Miss Simone?

Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.

2.) The Square

This Emmy-winning, street-level view of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution captures the astonishing uprising that led to the collapse of two governments.

3.) Life Itself

A documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

4.) Los Angeles Plays Itself

Never before released on home video, Thom Andersen's landmark documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself, a fascinating look at the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown--as seen entirely through the films themselves.

5.) Hoop Dreams

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.