Inspiring and Motivating Documentaries on Netflix

Felt bored watching Hollywood movies and playing games? Take some time to motivate yourself and find inspiration. Netflix has a large collection of documentaries on various topics from science and technology to crime, forensics and sports. You will also find some inspirational documentaries on Netflix. Here are five of them worth your time:

The Secret:

Directed by Drew Heriot. The documentary is for 13+ audience about a historical secret that made geniuses like Da Vinci and Plato successful. The secret has remained a secret for years. An Entrepreneur, a therapist, a quantum physicist and others from all walks of life talk of the secret and applying it in your personal life. What’s the magical secret? The law of attraction..it works. Getting in charge of your things, finding control in life and many more factors which will get you closer to success. Motivating, Inspiring, interesting and engaging. Worth watching for those who want to know what keeps them from being successful.

Steve Jobs : Billionaire Hippy (BBC)

Another highly motivating and inspiring documentary created by BBC. Directors are Laura Craig Gray and Tristan Quinn. It’s a tale of world’s most famous hippy billionaire. Steve’s hippy lifestyle is highlighted in the documentary. Directors show you the things that turned him into a better billionaire. Steve Woz and several other imminent personalities related to Apple talk of Jobs and his life. The documentary contains several important moments from the life of the Apple co-founder including his Stanford commencement speech.

It includes the turning point where Jobs was shacked from his own company and his reaction over how everything he had built would be wasted behind him. Then he returns later to bring about Apple’s revival. One of the most interesting documentaries on Steve Jobs with both fun and serious moments from his life. How Steve charmed John Scully away from selling sugar water. Remarkable from every angle, the work will engage you from the beginning to the end. Steve fans will find the work especially attractive. There are at least two more documentaries on Steve Jobs on Netflix but this one stands out. The audience will see Steve transforming into a serious visionary from a young hippy.

We, The Marines:

For those who seek inspiration in real action, war and adventure, this documentary brings to you all that is the part and parcel of every U.S. Marine’s life. From breathtaking skydiving scenes to tough training situations, weapons, ships, choppers, war planes and more, the documentary records all that goes into the making of a marine. The pride, the heritage, physical hardwork, tolerance, and there is a lot of courage and steel to inspire and motivate you. With former Marine and Actor, Gene Hackman as narrator, the film exemplifies the lives of men and women who defend your country and its honour. Pride and valour as well as dedication and service; you will get to watch and experience these values from close. In the words of the Director Greg MacGillivray, the film needed the raw approach of a documentary to record original action. It is an organic film coming from real life experience. The documentary celebrates the dedication, service and bravery of the men and women for whom “Work and life are a Warship”.

Ram Dass Going Home: Netflix Original (by Director Derek Peck)

Want some peace of mind, Watch ‘Ram Dass Going Home’. He is a disciple of Neem Karoli Baba, the world famous Indian guru who blessed hundreds like Ram Dass. Ram Dass meditates on life, death and their meaning. He tells us about his life experiences. The documentary contains scenes from the life of Ram Dass and the story of his transformation. He has been living in Maui and talks from the serene environment of his home. He watches the ocean and listens to the singing of birds from his study. Ram Dass is a spiritual and cultural icon. His heart finds refuge and a break from the heat of the world in Maui. Listen to his ideas about truth, love, consciousness and nature which is a medium for him to connect with his ‘Lord Hanuman’. His vision of death as a last journey home is remarkable. Find peace and inspiration and re-establish the lost connection with life. Most remarkable is his vision of life and stopping every fear from stopping you. Learn more: https://www.ramdass.org/ram-dass-going-home/

Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru:

This is another one on Netflix that you are going to love. If anything is frustrating you and you are trying to emerge from lack of motivation, this one could fill you with energy.  Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a NewYork Times best selling author and a motivator as well as a powerful influence on the lives of millions from more than 100 countries. The documentary features one of his most celebrated live events ‘Date With Destiny’ . It is not just the common people, but athletes, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 CEOs as well as political leaders have also found his expertise useful.

Director of the documentary is academy award nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger. Joe takes the camera to Tony’s seminars. He shows how Tony helps people reignite their passion and get back in control. The energy in the environment can be too high to handle but extracting pleasure from pain requires a lot of energy, passion and courage. Pain can change you. There is a lot hidden behind that pain and Tony will make you hug it. He asks people to use there souls and not just their heads. He looks confidently into people’s eyes and speaks to their souls to unleash the energy contained within. Don’t marvel if the show leaves you spellbound.

Learn more about Tony Robbins from his website.

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Abhijeet Pratap

Abhijeet has been blogging on educational topics and business research since 2016. He graduated with a Hons. in English literature from BRABU and an MBA from the Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi. He likes to blog and share his knowledge and research in business management, marketing, literature and other areas with his readers.