The 100 Most Necessary Documentaries to Stream On Netflix This October

Because some people don’t think there’s anything good to watch on Netflix Watch Instantly anymore, we’ve compiled an updated list of our top 100 recommended documentaries now available, as of October 1st, to stream on the site. This should keep you busy for a while.

New York Film Festival
‘Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait’ Is an Essential Essay on Violence, Civil War and New Cinema

Powerful, unflinching filmmaking is at the core of this essential documentary on the Syrian Civil War that’s screening at the 2014 New York Film Festival. An essay on violence, language and the mass cinema of the 21st century, ‘Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait’ is a miracle of collaboration.

‘The Realness’ Episode 15: ’12 O’Clock Boys’

In this week’s episode, Daniel and Christopher are joined by Kristy Puchko (Cinema Blend; PopCrush) to discuss Lotfy Nathan’s ’12 O’Clock Boys,’ which is one of the most critically acclaimed and honored docs of 2014 so far. Somehow the three of us are united in not thinking it’s such a great film, though it is definitely one with a lot to discuss.