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300+ Mind Blowing Documentaries

In search of the most thought-provoking wisdom, we have over the years built up a huge list of mind blowing documentaries that we’d love to share with you.

From cosmology to psychedelics, many of these documentaries challenge the consensus view of reality and unveil controversial and sometimes contradictory ideas about our everyday world.

If we’re missing some of your favourite documentaries, please drop us your links in the comments below.

[1] Planet Earth & Nature

Explore the majestic interconnectedness of nature and the story behind our home planet.

1. Home
2. Great Wide Open
3. Biosphere
4. Wild City of Ants
5. Mt. Everest: How It Was Made
6. The Tallest Trees on Earth
7. The Great Bear Rainforest
8. Amazing Animals Hidden Deep in the Jungle
9. Grand Canyon: How It Was Made
10. The Intelligence of Plants

[2] Creativity and Design

Learn about art and creativity in the digital age.

1. Everything Is A Remix
2. Raising Creativity
3. Teaching to See
4. Design: The New Business
5. PressPausePlay: Art and Creativity in the Digital Age
6. Infamy: A Graffiti Documentary
7. Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious
8. RIP: A Remix Manifesto
9. Connecting: Trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design
10. The Genius Of Design

[3] The Universe

Space is incomprehensibly infinite. Expand your mind with these strange journeys through the known Universe.

1. Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
2. Inside the Milky Way Galaxy
3. Cosmic Journeys : The Largest Black Holes in the Universe
4. Beyond The Big Bang
5. The Mystery of the Milky Way
6. Fractals: The Hidden Dimension
7. Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking: The Story of Everything
8. Pioneer Science: Discovering Deep Space
9. The Search for Planets Similar to Earth
10. The Strangest Things In The Universe

[4] The Digital Revolution

The Internet is driving exponential innovation and global collaboration. What’s the force behind this revolution and where is it taking us?

1. Download: The True Story of the Internet
2. Cybertopia: The Dreams of Silicon Valley
3. Resonance: Beings of Frequency
5. Life In A Day
6. Networked Society: On The Brink
7. Us Now: Social Media and Mass Collaboration
8. WikiRebels: The WikiLeaks Story
9. The Virtual Revolution: The Cost of Free
10. How Hackers Changed the World

[5] 21st Century Civilization

Controversial documentaries that raise important questions about our civilisation and where the current paths may takes us.

1. THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
2. Zeitgeist III: Moving Forward
3. Paradise or Oblivion
4. 2012: Time For Change
5. The Crisis of Civilization
6. The Collective Evolution III
7. The Quickening: Awakening As One
8. Love, Reality, and the Time of Transition
9. Collapse
10. The Awakening

[6] Politics

Explore the psychology of politics and the myriad of ways political intentions shape your daily life.

1. Owned and Operated
2. UnGrip
3. The Power Principle
4. The True Story of Che Guevara
5. Earth Days
6. Capitalism Is The Crisis
7. WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower
8. The Putin System
9. The War On Democracy
10. Rise Like Lions: Occupy Wall Street and the Seeds of Revolution

[7] Biographies of Genius

Biographical insights of the geniuses who employed their great minds towards the progression of Humanity.

1. Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
2. Nikola Tesla: The Greatest Mind of All Time
3. The Unlimited Energy of Nicola Tesla
4. The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla
5. Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius
6. How Albert Einstein’s Brain Worked
7. The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein
8. The Biography of Albert Einstein
9. Da Vinci: Unlocking The Genius
10. Leonardo Da Vinci: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

[8] War

War is one of the World’s most profitable rackets. Explore the shady background of military interventions in the Middle East and the hidden history of World War II.

1. Iraq’s Secret War Files (Wikileaks Special)
2. The History of World War II
3. The Secret History of 9/11
4. Why We Fight
5. This is What Winning Looks Like
6. Shadow Company: Mercenaries In The Modern World
7. World War II From Space
8. Spider’s Web: Britains’s Second Empire
9. The Fog Of War
10. The Oil Factor: Behind The War On Terror
11. Palestine is Still the Issue
12. Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority

[9] Economics

Delve into the mysteries of our modern global financial system and it’s original creation.

1. The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
2. Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis
3. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World
4. The One Percent
5. Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street
6. The Great Euro Crisis
7. The Four Horsemen
8. The Secret of Oz
9. The German Economic Model
10. Money and Life

[10] Digital Entrepreneurship

The stories of Entrepreneurs who used technology to transform our World.

1. The Life Of A Young Entrepreneur
2. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
3. Profile: Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin
4. Mark Zuckerberg: The Real Face Behind Facebook
5. How Bill Gates Made Microsoft
6. Inside Google: The Billion Dollar Machine
7. Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
8. Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine
9. Elon Musk: Risk Takers
10. The Story of Twitter

[11] Sports

Deeply inspiring stories of our greatest athletes.

1. Fearless: The Jeb Corliss Story
2. Carts of Darkness
3. Stephen Curry: NBA MVP
4. Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man
5. Wayne Gretzky: The Life and Times
6. Bigger, Faster, Stronger
7. Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory
8. Muhammed Ali: The Complete Life Story
9. The Legacy Of Michael Jordan
10. We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding

[12] Technology

How technology is reshaping every human interaction. Are we approaching a technological singularity? What impact is technology having on Human evolution? Find out more with these tech documentaries.

1. The Modern Wonders of the World
2. How Robots Will Change the World
3. Offline: The New Luxury
4. Technology of the Future
5. Trance-Formation: The Future of Humanity
6. The Venus Project: Future By Design
7. Bionics, Transhumanism And The End Of Evolution
8. The Singularity Is Near
9. Powering The Future: The Energy Revolution

[13] Origins of Religion

Go deep into the spiritual and metaphysical underpinnings behind Humanity’s search for the transcendent. From indigenous psychedelic using shamanic cultures to the rich wisdom of ancient mythology.

1. Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within
2. Manifesting the Mind: Footprints of the Shaman
3. Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind’s Origins
4. The Hidden Knowledge of the Supernatural
5. Re-Awaken: Open Your Heart, Expand Your Mind
6. Shamans of the Amazon
7. The Root of All Evil: The God Delusion
8. Ancient Knowledge
9. The Naked Truth
10. The Secrets of Alchemy

[14] Western Religion:

The mind-blowing history of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the radically different narratives that lie behind today’s modern interpretations of religion.

1. Secret Quest: The Path of the Christian Gnostics
2. The Secret Gate of Eden
3. Forbidden Knowledge: Lost Secrets of the Bible
4. Banned From The Bible: Secrets Of The Apostles
5. The Life of Prophet Muhammad
6. The Road To Armageddon
7. The Most Hated Family In America
8. Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet
9. A Complete History of God
10. Gnosis: The Untold History of the Bible

[15] Eastern Philosophy

Eastern philosophy has the most practical wisdom, most of which is entirely lost in the 21st Century. These documentaries aren’t about new age ideas but the real deeply profound science of empirically studying your own consciousness.

1. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
2. The Life Of The Buddha
3. The Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
4. Mysteries of the Cosmic OM: Ancient Vedic Science
5. Where Science and Buddhism Meet
6. The Yogis of Tibet
7. Taj Mahal: Secrets To Blow Your Mind
8. Light at the Edge of the World: Tibetan Science of the Mind
9. Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata
10. Ayurveda: The Art of Being

[16] Consciousness

Explore the novel speculations of simulation theory, the Matrix, evidence of a single shared consciousness and DMT; an incomprehensibly strange molecule where shamans report ‘transporting their consciousness to hidden dimensions’.

1. Kymatica
2. The Illusion of Reality
3. Samadhi: Maya, The illusion of the Self
4. Samadhi 2: It’s Not What You Think
5. Return to the Source: Philosophy and The Matrix
6. The Holographic Universe
7. DMT: The Spirit Molecule
8. Consciousness Mechanics: The Movie
9. Athene’s Theory of Everything
10. Neuroplasticity: The Brain That Changes Itself

[17] Mysteries

From modern day alchemy to the forbidden knowledge of the Pyramids. These are Indiana Jones-style adventures into the mysteries of our past.

1. Alchemy: Sacred Secrets Revealed
2. Zero Point: Messages From The Past
3. The Pyramid Code
4. The Secret Design of the Egyptian Pyramids
5. Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Dollar Bill
6. The Lost Gods of Easter Island
7. Terence Mckenna: The Transcendental Object At The End of Time
8. Forbidden Knowledge: Ancient Secrets
9. Zero Point 2: The Structure of Infinity
10. Secrets in Plain Sight
11. Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form
12. Ancient Knowledge Part 1-6

[18] Mass Culture

Learn about the psychological tactics employed to direct mass behaviour and opinion, and the reasons behind this manipulation.

1. The Century of the Self
2. All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace
3. Hypernormalisation
4. The Power Of Nightmares
5. The Minds of Men
6. Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century
7. Obey: The Death of the Liberal Class
8. Brazil: In the Shadow of the Stadiums
9. Bob Marley: Freedom Road
10. Radiant City

[19] Corporate Media

Discover how mass media and advertisers create, control and infuse our media consumption with their own agendas.

1. Weapons of Mass Deceptions
2. Secrets of the Superbrands
3. What Makes You Click
4. The Esoteric Agenda
5. The Medium Is The Message
6. The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
7. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
8. Symbolism in Logos: Subliminal Messages or Ancient Archetypes
9. Edward Snowden: A Truth Unveiled
10. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism

[20] Art and Literature

Where does art come from? Look inside the World of famous creatives and the potential for art to opens people’s minds to a hidden flow of inspiration.

1. Lord Of The Rings: Facts Behind The Fiction
2. Cosm: Alex Gray’s Visionary Art
3. Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
4. Beltracci: The Art of Forgery
5. Salvador Dali: A Master of the Modern Era
6. How Art Made The World: More Human Than Human
8. Guns, Germs and Steel
9. Off-Book: Digital Age Creativity
10. This Is Modern Art

[21] Health

The human body is the most advanced piece of technology in the known Universe. Explore the complex intelligence of your body, the consequences of a modern diet and the story behind how you can mould your own neurons.

1. Secrets of the Human Brain
2. The Truth About Exercise
3. How To Live To A Hundred
4. Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity In America
5. The War On Health
6. The Beautiful Truth
7. Food On The Brain
8. The Truth About Food
9. The Truth About Sugar
10. Breaking The Silence About Mental Health

[22] Drugs

Documentaries on drug use — legal and illegal — and their effects on both the body and mind.

1. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
2. The Drugging Of Our Children
3. Northwest Trees
4. Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging
5. Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
6. Hofman’s Potion
7. The War on Drugs: The Prison Industrial Complex
8. Are Illegal Drugs More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs?
9. The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
10. Run From The Cure: The Rick Simpson Story

[23] Environment

Thought-provoking documentaries on climate change, environmental issues and the growing threats to our biosphere.

1. The Anthropocene: The Age of Mankind
2. Blue Gold: World Water Wars
3. Regreening The Planet
4. Shift: Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis
5. All Things Are Connected
6. The Fight For Amazonia
7. Seed Battles: The Doomsday Vault
8. Here Comes the Sun
9. The Rise of Vertical Farming
10. The Story of Stuff

[24] The Education System

The hidden story behind the modern school system and the importance of a dynamic education both traditionally and holistically.

1. The College Conspiracy
2. Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
3. The Forbidden Education
4. Schooling The World
5. College Inc.
6. Education For A Sustainable Future
7. Networked Society: The Future of Learning
8. The Ultimate History Lesson With John Taylor Gatto
9. The Education System in Communist China
10. Courageous Learning

[25] Science

Scientific discoveries and inventions that reshaped our minds and expanded our perceptions.

1. A Science Odyssey: Mysteries of the Universe
2. The Quantum Revolution
3. Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell
4. Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time
5. Quantum Mechanics: Fabric of the Cosmos
6. The Light Fantastic
7. DNA: The Secret of Life
8. Parallel Universes, Alternative Timelines & Multiverse
9. What Is The Higgs Boson?
10. Infinity

[26] Evolution

The story of evolution and the emergence of self-aware Huma beings.

1. The Origin of Life
2. Homo Sapiens: The Birth of Humanity
3. Beyond Me
4. The Global Brain
5. Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature
6. Birth Of A New Humanity
7. Samsara
8. Ape Man: Adventures in Human Evolution
9. The Incredible Human Journey
10. The Origin of Humans

[27] Psychology and The Brain

Continuously, new research unveils the secrets of our inner landscapes, but can you really hack your brain? And what are the limits of psychology?

1. How Smart Can We Get?
2. The Science of Lust
3. DNA: The Secret of Life
4. What Are Dreams?
5. A Virus Called Fear
6. Beyond Thought (Awareness Itself)
7. The Psychology of Narcissism
8. Superconscious Mind: How To Double Your Brain’s Performance
9. Memory Hackers
10. Secrets of the Mind

[28] Modern History

The story of our modern world, from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution.

1. The Entrepreneurs Who Built America
2. History of the World in Two Hours
3. The Industrial Revolution
4. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
5. The Adventure of the English Language
6. The French Revolution
7. Big Sugar
8. The Spanish Inquisition
9. The American Revolution
10. The Mexican American War

[29] Pre-Modern History

Explore the pre-modern world. These are the stories of the Americas, European history and Ancient Greece.

1. America Before Columbus
2. The Dark Ages
3. Socrates, Aristotle and Plato
4. The Medici: The Most Influencial Family In The World
5. Rome: The Rise And Fall Of An Empire
6. History of Britain: The Myth of the Anglo-Saxon Invasion
7. A History of Celtic Britain
8. The Crusades: Victory and Defeat
9. The Vikings: Voyage To America
10. Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution

[30] Current Events

Become more informed about current events and movements shaping the world.

1. Syria: The Reckoning
2. Empire: Putin’s Russia
3. The New Arms Race
4. State of Surveillance With Edward Snowden
5. Donald Trump’s Road To The White House
6. Inside Obama’s Presidency
7. The Untouchables: How Obama Protected Wall Street
8. Behind The Rhetoric: The Real Iran
9. A History of the Middle East since WWII
10. Brexit: A Very British Coup

[31] Ancient Civilizations

Mind blowing explorations into the ancient civilizations of our past, most of which are missing from today’s history books.

1. When God Was a Girl: When Goddesses Ruled The Heavens and Earth
2. The Persian Empire : Most Mysterious Civilization in the Ancient World
3. What The Ancients Did For Us
4. What the Ancients Knew
5. Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids
6. Secrets of the Ancient Empires
7. Constellations & Ancient Civilizations
8. Graham Hancock’s Quest For The Lost Civilization
9. Atlantis: The Lost Continent
10. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

[32] Sustainable Future

The steep rise in ecological destruction is bringing us to a crossroads; is this sustainable? How do we avoid a possible self extinction and what are the solutions we can implement today?

1. Origins
2. Zero Waste In Business
3. The Breakthrough In Renewal Energy
4. The Search For Sustainability
5. A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity
6. A Future of Abundance
7. Salmon Confidential
8. Design: e² – Sustainable Architecture
9. Dirt! The Movie
10. Back To Eden

This list wouldn’t be here if It wasn’t for all of your emailed suggestions. If you have a personal favourite, please share it with everyone in the comments.

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