16 Thought-Provoking Netflix Documentaries That Blow Your Mind

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There's nothing more relaxing than kicking back with a pint of ice cream, your most comfortable groutfit (gray outfit) and your favorite Netflix series. Sometimes, however, it can be good to switch things up and maybe watching something other than Grey's Anatomy or Desperate Housewives on a lazy Saturday.

Especially recently, there are a ton of new Netflix documentary movies and series that will keep you intrigued. They cover everything from nature, crime, food, travel — pretty much any topic your brain could think of, there's a documentary on it. So, if you're in the mood to watch something a little more educational and informative (but no less interesting), here's just a sampling of some of the most mind-blowing documentaries that Netflix has to offer.

1. It Might Get Loud

Sony Pictures

This is hands-down one of the coolest/most underrated documentaries available on Netflix. While we tend to prefer series because they're more in depth, It Might Get Loud is exactly what we're looking for. The doc explored the lives and histories of three of the world’s most influential rock musicians: Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin), Jack White (of The White Stripes) and The Edge (of U2).

Each artist visits their hometowns and talks about their musical backgrounds, including the struggles they overcame to go from struggling musicians to rock and roll icons. For just a hint of what this documentary is like, the first scene shows Jack White building an electric guitar out of a piece of wood, a wire, and a coke bottle. It’s amazing.