My Favorite Documentaries

Out of all the many documentaries I’ve seen, these are my favorites, and or those that I feel are most important.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi


  • This craftsmanship and dedication that this movie showcases can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of whether or not they enjoy eating sushi.


HUMAN Extended version VOL. 1


  • This film is composed almost entirely of interviews with people from every type of life imaginable. They share their thoughts on love, death, fear, relationships, and many more of life’s most mysterious topics. Words can’t really describe how powerful this movie is.
  • The intro is long. The interviews get going around three minutes fifty seconds in.


Merchants of Doubt


  • An amazing analysis of deception, Merchants of Doubts breaks down many of the clever tactics corporations use to distort the public’s view of reality.




  • Dealt tells the story of Richard Turner, one of the the world’s best card mechanics, who also happens to be almost completely blind.


FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened 


  • The attitudes and patterns highlighted in FYRE are also very present in today’s startup culture. Having spent some time in the startup ecosystem myself, I can confidently say that a sickening amount of money is being wasted on ideas that just about go against the laws of physics (figuratively and literally). Much of this is happening because of founders who, like the main characters of the movie, are very disconnected from reality, but are very good at making pitches.


The Game Changers


  • In an effort to not annoy my frequent readers I’ll keep it brief. There is a reason why all these doctors, athletes, and professors feel that a plant based diet (A vegan diet composed mostly of whole, plant based foods) if the most conducive to peak health and peak performance. If you want to find out why, watch the movie.


Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things 


  • This one is such a great antidote to the madness of excessive consumption. It beautifully illustrates a simpler, freer way to live.
  • “The things you own end up owning you.” – Chuck Palahniuk