Back by popular demand here’s part 2 of the most mind blowing documentaries we could find (Read part 1 here). The power of informational filmmaking to bring awareness to emerging ideas and challenge consensus worldviews is invaluable. Here’s a handpicked selection of documentaries that do just that. If you are looking for thought provoking films, we made a list for that too.

1. LIFE OF A CELL


The real life Star Wars. There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection – the battle for the cell. This documentary is a masterpiece of animation work that takes you on an inward journey to the cellular level of your own body.

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2.  HUMAN

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An epic document of the struggles and triumphs that unite us all, HUMANtakes viewers on a journey across the globe to uncover the essential truths about what it means to be human. Through a series of more than 2000 interviews conducted throughout 60 countries, director Yann Arthus-Bertrand successfully expresses the collective human experience in all its forms – from deeply personal and wounding stories of poverty, domestic abuse and anguish to tales of love, joy and the euphoria of being alive.

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3. THE TRANSCENDENTAL OBJECT AT THE END OF TIME: TERENCE MCKENNA DOCUMENTARY

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Terence McKenna was an author, lecturer, philosopher and shamanic explorer of the realm of psychedelic states. He spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including metaphysics, alchemy, language, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. He has been described by some as being “so far out, nobody knows what he’s talking about”, and by others as “the most innovative thinker of our times”.
To shake us out of our perceptual torpor, McKenna played the holy fool, the crazy wisdom sage. He pushed our faces in the most exotic, lurid inventions of modern science and technology. What elevated him above most other prophets was that he delivered his prophesies with a wink, an implicit acknowledgement that ultimately reality is stranger than we CAN suppose.

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4. PLANETARY

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This is a fascinating masterpiece about the social and economical dynamics of the present day compared to ancient mighty civilizations that have fallen. Exploring the ever growing problems we face as a culture and offering thoughtful technological solutions which can all be put in place immediately if we work together. This is streamable on Netflix.

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5. NOVA The Fabric of the Cosmos The illusion of Time

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This program challenges our traditional questions about time such as; does it flow in one direction or does it flow at all? Does everyone experience the same now? Is time travel possible? Will time come to an end? Certainly one of the most mind blowing documentaries on YouTube.

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6. SAMADHI

samadhi_enlightenment_documentary Is the separate person an illusion? What is the source of the awareness that is reading these words? This is an incredibly deep dive into the philosophy of meditation exploring the concept of Samadhi – the direct experience of unity with the universe. Much of the documentary relies on your basic understanding of non duality, kundalini and the primordial spiral or fibonacci that’s explored in the filmmaker’s prequel “Inner Worlds Outer Worlds”. Which can be watched for free at www.innerworldsmovie.com.

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7. ASHES AND SNOW

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Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist’s camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth’s most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist.

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8. KYMATICA

kymatica_documentaryWe may be quick to blame secret organizations, greedy corporations and corrupt politicians for the state of the environment and economy. The harsh truth is that the world is in its current state because humanity, as a world-wide population, is evolving and taking the world with it. We all now stand at the precipice of the greatest disaster mankind has ever known or it can be a great moment of mass awakening. From the legends of ancient shamanic tribes through the annals of organized religion, subtle clues of our salvation have been left for us to discover. Quantum science and metaphysics are confirming what these ancients knew , and these secrets to mankind’s salvation are just beginning to be revealed.

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9. COWSPIRACY

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The World’s largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

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10. DHAMMA BROTHERS

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East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correction Facility who enter into this arduous and intensive program.

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Recommend your favourite documentaries

Any thought-provoking documentaries we've missed?

Also check out some related posts:
10 Mindblowing Documentaries Part 1
Top 40 most enlightening spiritual films of all time.
I watch therefore I am: 10 of the best philosophical films

  • Thunder Wolf

    Where is The Greatest Story Never Told??

    • Couldn’t watch it all, it seems to have some really interesting information about the corruption of government and politicians in relation to the financial interests of war. But, much of that info seems terribly misconstrued to push an ego fuelled nationalistic agenda that won’t serve humanity. Try watching #8 (Kymatica) for a deeper look at the root of suffering and much of the conflict that propelled the world wars. Thanks for reading Thunder Wolf

  • Fivedimensional Nick

    The BBC Horizon on Infinity…….

    • Thanks Nick – I’ll make time for this one 👌🏼

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  • Aayusha

    Night and Fog

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  • Rajat Arsh

    The real eve
    Its a good work on how human race had migrated from africa

  • I really love one called Home. It is about our Earth.

  • Brimstone and Glory. The burning of the bulls in Tultepec, Mexico.

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  • Jiverny Marshall

    Cowspiracy was amazing. Vegan for 3 years now weee!

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  • Beyond elated that I’ve found this here!

  • Everett Morrison

    As a documentary lover I’m stoked to check out the new on this list! specifically can’t wait to watch Ashes and Snow and have no idea why this amazing looking doc has never been suggested to me before. Keep up the good work Sam!
    P.S. binge watch #8 then #2, you will never be the same again 😉

  • Love this post <3 you collect a great information

  • Melody

    Favorite: Owned and Operated

  • Tara Danard

    ‘I Am’ written, directed and narrated by Tom Shadyac. Pretty cool. 🙂

    • Matt Jongbloet

      Yes, this documentary is awesome!