What are the best Vice documentaries?

Known for documentaries that tackle taboo themes, this Canadian broadcasting company stems from the magazine of the same name. They have produced critically acclaimed documentaries that give light to various cultures, some documentaries can be watched for free on youtube. Here are the best ones:

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    #1Suicide Forest in Japan

    Suicide Forest in Japan

    The suicide forest in Japan is also known as the Aokigahara Forest where the death toll reaches over 100 deaths annually. Vice followed an environmental protector who guides the media team around the place. This was released in 2011.

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    Anna Hughes
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Gotta be the best documentaries on youtube I've seen so far 🙌 Love the awareness it gives for suicide prevention. Society needs to see this film."
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    #2Interview with a Cannibal

    Interview with a Cannibal

    Interview with a Cannibal is a documentary film directed by Santiago Stelley uploaded on YouTube for the VICE channel. This half-hour documentary tells the gruesome and horrifying case of Issei Sagawa - a man known for his cannibalistic acts.

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    Jacqueline Brown
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "This interview is the single most harrowing vice youtube video I've ever seen. Gives me chills just looking at Issei.... Human condition is such a feeble thing"
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    #3World's Scariest Drug

    World's Scariest Drug

    Hosted by Ryan Duffy, the documentary tackles the Colombian Scopolamine drug colloquially referred to as The Devil's Breath. Stories of users and drug dealers were shown in this Vice documentary film released in 2012 on Youtube.

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    Jacqueline Brown
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Watched this on 2018 and it immediately became the best vice documentary for me"
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    #4Garbage Island

    Garbage Island

    A great amount of trash pollute the seas which get collected in a garbage patch island the size of Texas in the North Pacific Gyre. In 2008, Vice host Thomas Morton sailed in search of that garbage pool found in the Pacific.

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    Rachel Murphy
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "SO EYE OPENING.... It definitely bothers me most how corporations continue to plague our environment in exchange for profit... This is more horrifying than any documentary ive seen"
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    #5From Rehab to a Body Bag

    From Rehab to a Body Bag

    Substance abuse has plagued the US as its treatment costs skyrocket to over $75,000 per month. This 2014 Vice documentary explores why only 2.6 million of the 23.5 million people in need receive the medical attention necessary to recover.

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    Kevin Weaver
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "It's funny to see social exclusion happen to people who need medical attention.... This documentary makes me wish that people would see this film more so they can realize that substance abuse is a serious thing we should alleviate as a collective. DRUG ADDICTION IS A MEDICAL CONDITION!"
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    #6Death in a Can: Australia's Euthanasia Loophole

    Death in a Can: Australia's Euthanasia Loophole

    Legal euthanasia has been advocated in Australia since 1996 by Dy. Philip Nitschke. The Vice documentary centers on him. He now runs a Nitrogen business called Max Dog Brewing which provides air for commercial as well as suicidal purposes. 

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    Jane Reynolds
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Saw this on a reddit thread for best documentaries and honestly, I think it's generally good but not the best. I love the composition though! 👌"
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    #7On a Knife Edge: London’s Knife Crime Emergency

    On a Knife Edge: London’s Knife Crime Emergency

    This 2018 documentary follows a former gang member who shares an expose of gang culture and knife crimes in the UK. The documentary sheds light on how the efforts of the internet and the community shapes the ongoing crisis.

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    Nancy Bates
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "Love the honesty and the raw emotion of this vice documentaries but it really bloomed in this documentary"
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    #8The Real Walter White

    The Real Walter White

    Vice's Gianna Toboni travels to Alabama in search of the story of the real Walter White. Although the main character of the TV show Breaking Bad is a product of fiction, a real living man runs his own meth business and shares a similar story.

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    Larry Mendoza
    Written on June 17, 2019
    "BADASS!!! Longtime Breaking Bad fan here and it's cool to see how these things actually pan out in real life"

Summary

Best What are the best Vice documentaries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Suicide Forest in JapanMovies 16 Free
2Interview with a CannibalMovies 11 Free
3World's Scariest DrugMovies 9 Free
4Garbage IslandMovies 2 Free
5From Rehab to a Body BagMovies 2 Free
6Death in a Can: Australia's Euthanasia LoopholeMovies 2 Free
7On a Knife Edge: London’s Knife Crime EmergencyMovies 1 Free
8The Real Walter WhiteMovies 1 Free
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