Must-See Documentaries for Every Mood

Sound City

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Take a trip to rock n’ roll’s most infamous recording studio in Sound City. The film directed by Nirvana and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl tells the incredible stories of musical legends the studio left behind, as he attempts to bring it back to its fabled glory.

Nas: Time is Illmatic

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Travel back in time to 1994 NYC, where Nas made his album debut in Nas: Time is Illmatic. Witness the struggles and inspiration behind one of East Coast hip hop’s most influential albums and how it’s affected the genre to this day.

Fresh Dressed

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See the colorful chronicles of street fashion in Fresh Dressed. This documentary showcases the evolution of the style from its origins hundreds of years ago to making its way to your neighborhood mall today. Watch fashion and hip hop icons talk threads, musical influences, and get fresh.


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If you haven’t seen one of the most important documentaries of the century, now’s a great time to see Citizenfour. The film plays very much like a thriller, following a trail of anonymous emails that reveal shocking, illegal mass surveillance programs run by the NSA. Months later, a reporter and documentarian end up in Hong Kong to meet the anonymous email writer, a man named Edward Snowden. The rest is history in the making.

Side by Side

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Take a look behind the scenes of filmmaking with Keanu Reeves in Side by Side. The movie features interviews with legends like Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, as well as talented colorists, cinematographers, and more. How has movie making changed from the days of film to digital? And how will movie magic evolve from here?

In the mood for more? Check out all of the other critically acclaimed documentaries you can watch for free this weekend.



The Invisible Man

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How do you fight for your life when the danger is invisible? See the lengths Elizabeth Moss’s character will go to save herself in her powerful performance as Cecilia in The Invisible Man. Curious about how this buzzworthy film compares to the original? Check out how the Invisible Man has evolved from the classic monster to the modern nightmare in our blog.


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Inheritance tells the story of a family patriarch who passes away, leaving nothing but questions in his wake. His daughter and wife are left to uncover all of his secrets in this powerful thriller.

The Roads Not Taken

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The Roads Not Taken is a tragic, star-studded film that showcases the talents of Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, and Salma Hayek. The story follows Leo, played by Bardem, whose mind goes back and forth between reality and the imagined alternate lives he could have lived. This touching drama will have you questioning what’s real and what’s ultimately at the core of being human.

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DC’s Stargirl: Season 1

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DC Comics brings their latest addition to the screen in DC’s Stargirl. Follow Courtney Whitmore’s journey as she inspires the revival of The Justice Society of America and they all fight for what’s right. Watch and own every episode as it becomes available.

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Movies that Show us Evil Comes in the Most Surprising Packages

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There are certain movies that show evil has a way of sneaking in without you even realizing it. This type of horror is sinister in the most unexpected ways, invading the most sacred and safest of spaces – whether your home, or even worse, your mind. Whether it enters through a stranger you’ve never met, a person from your past, or something as innocent as a child – evil always manages to find a way in. And it doesn’t ask for an invite. So here are some movies that invade in the most unexpected ways and haunt our imaginations long after they’re over.

The Gift

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Sometimes evil finds a way in through a person from your past. The Gift centers around a couple, played by Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall, who have just moved to a new city to start a new life. All is going well when a man from the past tries to reconnect with them persistently, despite the fact that the ship has sailed. The stranger’s mysterious intentions slowly begin to unravel as secrets of the past come to the surface, making us question who’s to blame for everything that goes horribly wrong. This is one dark thriller you don’t want to miss.

The Strangers

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There are few things more terrifying than a home invasion. The Strangers made a splash with this intense film, amping up the suspense like never before as an unsuspecting couple gets terrorized in their home by a group of masked strangers. The film doesn’t just keep us at the edge of our seats, but raises questions few of us are willing to ask ourselves – how far are we willing to go to survive? Get The Strangers and two more horror flicks to keep you up at night as part of our mix and match.

Unfriended: Dark Web

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Unfriended: Dark Web shows us how the darkest corners of the Internet can reach much further than just a screen. The movie centers on a group of friends whose regular video chat meetings get hijacked by a group of dark web hackers. They take a path down the dark web that they never wanted to and see unspeakable acts they never could’ve imagined. And unfortunately, there is a high price to pay. This is one dark journey that’ll keep you up for days to come and make you think twice about what you search for online.


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No one expects evil to come through something as innocent as a child, which is what makes Mama so unnerving. When two girls are discovered abandoned in the woods, their uncle and his girlfriend take them in to help them them overcome their past trauma and try to live a normal life. But it isn’t long before they realize that when they brought the sweet girls into their homes, they also brought in a sinister spirit too. What’ll it take to save the girls and save themselves?

These movies have shown us that home invasions come in in the most unexpected ways. So what happens when evil is invisible? See what it takes to survive in The Invisible Man.

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