So, you haven’t joined the masses in signing up for one or more of the online video subscriptions, but you’ve always wanted one. You suddenly receive an email notification from a loved one that they’ve given you the gift of Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu Plus.

With each service adding new movies online every week, the question becomes “what do I watch?” If you are fan of learning, then we’ve got some interesting documentaries to recommend.


Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home – An absorbing documentary that will take you into the lives of the homeless in Los Angeles.

Fidel – A fascinating historical look on the rise of Fidel Castro’s rise to power.

Citizen Autistic – With the increasing amount of autism cases in the world, it will be interesting to see how disability rights will be discussed in the near future.

GreasePaint – A charming look at one of the world’s oldest professions…clowning.

Ride Report: 10,000 Miles to Rio – Ride Report will captivate you with the marvelous scenery. You will also want a motorcycle for next Christmas.

What if you didn’t receive any a subscription and really don’t plan to sign up any time?

Not to worry, there are plenty of places on the World Wide Web where you can either watch documentaries, either streaming them instantly for free, or pay-as-you-go. In addition to watching Hulu on your computer for free (Hulu Plus allows you to watch a movie on additional devices), you can also visit Top Documentary Films to find old and new free movies online. Here is a good one: The End Of Poverty

If you don’t mind spending a couple dollars, you can visit Vimeo On Demand, which typically has films direct from the filmmakers. You can find our social issue narratives and documentaries on the Cinema Libre channel.

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