My husband and I have been on a documentary kick lately so I’m branding myself as the newest expert on inspirational documentaries. We’ve only watched what’s available on Netflix, so I’m sure there may be some more out there, but these definitely stuck with us well after we were done watching.
We’re not a fan of sad flicks (sorry Blackfish fans), so we chose all of these because they honestly made us feel good after watching – they are truly documentaries that will change your life. If all goes well, we’ll pay off our mortgage, make a million dollars, give up sugar and meat, save the homeless, and fit all of our clothes into our closets. Maybe you’ll do the same! Good luck. 🙂
If you can suppress the skeptic in you, then this inspirational documentary (which is based off of a pretty popular book) could truly transform your life. It claims to heal illnesses, create millionaires, and find soul mates for anyone that can truly unlock the power.
I am 100% a believer….pretty much because I have nothing to lose by believing and also because they are pretty clear that if you don’t believe, you will never achieve.
Regardless of whether it is totally true, it is definitely inspirational. My husband and I have tried watching 10 minutes of this before bed or when we wake up just to get us motivated and feeling good. That alone makes it awesome.
When you should watch this: When you feel like you don’t have enough money or have no direction.
I don’t even know where to begin with this documentary, other than to say you have to see it for yourself.
It is definitely inspiring, but more importantly it’s extremely thought-provoking and will have you questioning everything.
Basically, it sets out to prove to you that the whole world is interconnected and that to truly be healthy and happy, everything needs to be healthy and happy.
There’s a lot of science backing their claims, which only adds to the wonder.
When you should watch this: When you’re looking for some mental stimulation.
Tiny introduces you to the world of tiny homes – those that are smaller than 500 sq. ft. – and the people that live in them.
What is really cool about this documentary is that these homes are actually really nice and beautiful – they’re just really tiny.
What you will definitely take from this movie is that you do not need half of the stuff that you have.
In my house, every viewing of this documentary ends with at least one bag for Goodwill.
When you should watch this: When clutter is taking over.
Holy moly, get ready to think twice about what you’re eating.
This documentary is packed full of scary facts about the food industry, the quality of our food, and the treatment of farmers.
There is definitely some unsettling information in this documentary, but overall it is more informative than anything.
While disturbing, the message is still very inspiring – you have the power to change things each and every time you make a purchase decision in the grocery store. It is the power of your vote.
This is definitely one of the best inspirational documentaries that will change your life forever.
When you should watch this: When you feel unhealthy.
Becoming Warren Buffet
Becoming Warren Buffet is the dark horse of inspirational documentaries.
Before I had even finished watching this, I had grabbed a pen and paper and was jotting down ideas, to do lists, and a slew of other things that this documentary inspired me to think of.
It’s clear in the title what this motivational documentary is about – a story of the life and achievements of Warren Buffet.
What you probably don’t realize, however, is just how amazing this man is. He is truly proof that anything is possible.
When you should watch this: When you’re ready to make your dreams come true.
Hungry for Change
Hungry for Change focuses on the lack of nutrients and overabundance of sugar in our diets.
It’s unbelievably eye-opening and really drives home just how unhealthy most of us are.
It will make you realize how often we are fooled by food companies into believing we’re eating something that’s healthier than it actually is.
This is another one that is packed full of scary facts that will make you think and inspire you to be healthier.
When you should watch this: When you need to jump start a diet.
If you get a chance to watch any of these, come back and let me know how it was! And certainly let me know which one’s I’m missing. I’m hooked!
And if you’re looking for some other great documentaries, check out these lists:
The Ultimate List of Best Documentaries to Watch
Documentaries that Will Inspire Minimalism
Documentaries that Will Scare You Skinny
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