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What are the best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video?

Sometimes, when you’re not in the mood for some movies with storylines that are not likely to happen in real life, you often look for something different or something real. And when I say different or real, these are things related to the outside world or the real world itself, or perhaps those things that are tremendously personal. And what form of entertainment would you mostly resort to? Certainly, binge-watching documentaries would be on top of the choices. After all, aside from being authentic and unusual, documentaries are always an interesting approach to learning about new topics that barely crossed your mind. In addition, it also takes you into an emotional journey in an informative and entertaining way. Whether you’re curious about the lives of other people or you simply want to discover things that you never even thought actually exist, watching documentaries would always be a fun way to uncover stories of the past. Interestingly, some of the best documentaries can be found on Amazon Prime Video. On this list, you will not only get to watch some mind-blowing and brilliantly-made documentaries. These fact-based videos could also put you in your highest level of emotions. Climate change, personal health issues of an athlete, true crime—  regardless of the subject matter, all documentaries matter since it helps understand and view things a little differently. So, if you want to expand your knowledge about the world you currently live in, then take a look at these best documentaries on Amazon Prime. Feed your mind with the important issues presented in the most fascinating ways.

  1. 1City of Ghosts

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    City of Ghosts is a documentary that is available to watch on Amazon Prime which tells the story of the Syrian activist group of journalists called Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. The documentary is directed by Matthew Heineman.

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  1. 2Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

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    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills is a crime documentary that can be viewed on Amazon Prime. The documentary was first released in 1996 and is directed by  Joe Berlinger and  Bruce Sinofsky.

  2. 3I Am Not Your Negro

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    I Am Not Your Negro is a special interest documentary that can be streamed on Amazon Prime which stars Samuel L. Jackson and is directed by Raoul Peck. The documentary revisits black history and links them together with #BlackLivesMatter.

  1. 4Gleason

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    Gleason is a sports documentary directed by Clay Tweel and available to rent and buy on Amazon Prime. The documentary shows the life of former NFL defensive back Steve Gleason and his journey when he was diagnosed with ALS at age 34.

  2. 5Bill Cunningham New York

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    Bill Cunningham New York is a documentary released in 2011 which is on Amazon Prime directed by Richard Press. This documentary shows the day in the life of a street photographer and fashion column editor named Bill Cunningham.

  3. 6An Inconvenient Truth

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    An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary shown in 2006 about the horrors of climate change. It was directed by Davis Guggenheim as he follows former Vice President Al Gore's advocacy to educate people on global warming. 

  4. 7The Act of Killing

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    The Act of Killing is a documentary film by Joshua Oppenheimer that was released in November 2012. It is about the brutal mass executions of the former tyrant Indonesian leaders.

  5. 8Bowling for Columbine

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    Bowling for Columbine is a documentary film directed and narrated by Michael Moore. This documentary tells the story of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

  6. 9Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

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    One of the most heartbreaking documentaries ever made. It tells the story of Dr. Andrew Bagby who was shot by his ex-girlfriend. After murdering him, she ran away to Canada with their child. Andrew's best friend, Kurt Kuenne, made this documentary. The reason: allowing the orphan son to know his father in some way.

  7. 10Cropsey

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    Cropsey is an American mystery horror documentary film about a boogeyman-like figure named Cropsey and its relationship to the vanishing of five children. It was directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio and was released in 2009.

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City of Ghosts is one of the best documentaries released in 2017. Director Matthew Heineman comes back with City of Ghosts after his 2015 documentary Cartel Land. He is considered "one of the most talented and exciting documentary filmmakers working today". His documentary City of Ghosts received positive reviews upon its release. The documentary was also nominated as Best Documentary in various award-giving bodies. City of Ghosts digs deep into the lives of a Syrian media activist group. City of Ghosts is one of the best documentaries on Prime, among many others. Amazon Prime has a good library of documentaries available upon subscription. Aside from City of Ghosts, the popular documentaries are Gleason and The Act of Killing.

These documentaries can serve as an alternative to binge-watching shows on Netflix mindlessly. By watching documentaries, you can gain a broader knowledge of different topics. Another benefit of watching documentaries is that they can be a great way to break the ice. You can mention an interesting fact that you learned in a conversation. While watching documentaries, your brain also becomes active by learning new information. If you're not big on reading about history, documentaries are a great counterpart. The way documentaries are presented are visually and mentally stimulating. There are many benefits you can get from watching documentaries. It gives a wider perspective on topics you have never experienced yourself. Perhaps, it also deepens your knowledge on topics you already know about. If you want some brain food, watching the best documentaries on Amazon Prime can help you with that.

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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "City of ghosts is probably the best documentary on amazon prime. It really gave me a broader insight into human rights violations in Syria and how they are fighting for their rights. It's a documentary I would watch again."
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    City of Ghosts
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "I've always been curious about the whole Columbine massacre like what the hell was going on in their psychotic minds and the aftermath... if you want a different perspective. watch this."
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    Bowling for Columbine
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "This is an important docu that you can't miss. I don't want to divulge much but it will blow your mind and you will be constantly thinking while watching the act of killing."
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    The Act of Killing
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "A very powerful documentary I've watched in recent years. Tackles the court system and the injustices behind it. One of my best documentaries on amazon prime right now."
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    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "This is an excellent documentary film on Prime that tackles black history in the most poignant way. I'm blown away by this unsolved dilemma that goes way way back."
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    I Am Not Your Negro
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT MOTHER EARTH NEEDS TO WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY ON PRIME ASAP. Even if you don't, please watch it, I'm begging!!!"
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    An Inconvenient Truth
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "For anyone who aspires to do pursue fashion, photography, and journalism at the same time, this is a must-watch documentary :)"
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    Bill Cunningham New York
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    Anonymous
    July 31, 2019
    "Gleason is a very inspiring docu and it made me cry in the best way. Thankfully it's on prime so I can watch it whenever."
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    Gleason
This list is about What are the best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1City of GhostsMovies 20 Paid
2Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood HillsMovies 15 Paid
3I Am Not Your NegroMovies 13 Paid
4GleasonMovies 13 Paid
5Bill Cunningham New YorkMovies 5 Free
6An Inconvenient TruthMovies 3 Free
7The Act of KillingMovies 1 Paid
8Bowling for ColumbineMovies 1 Paid
9Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His FatherMovies 0 Paid
10CropseyMovies 0 Free
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