10 Most Inspiring Netflix Documentaries

Now I know that we're all about the outdoors, but sometimes a cosy TV indoor days are needed, and we've been getting inspired by watching some pretty awesome documentaries. Here's our top 10 most inspiring Neflix documentaries to watch through winter. 

In no particular order.....

1. Departures

Perfect if you're looking to go traveling, stick with the series, the guys really change as they travel. Some great cinematography too! 

2. Maiden Trip

An incredible story of Laura Dekker who became the youngest person to sail around the world alone, seeking to experience the remote and wonderful corners of the planet.

3. Girl Rising

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard. E. Robbins, Girl Rising is a feature film about the power of education to change a girl -- and the world. This documentary is one of the most inspiring films I have ever seen! 

3. OUT in the line up

A breakthrough film exposing the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. Two gay surfers embark on a global journey to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing for both men and women. 

4. Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty noisy traffic chaos. 

5. Valley Uprising

For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an extreme bohemian lifestyle in the valley: living in the dirt, clashing with the National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on earth.

 

6. Althea

Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s.

7. Antarctic Edge

A thrilling journey to one of the world's most perilous environments, Antarctic Edge: 70° South follows a team of scientists as they explore the West Antarctic Peninsula.

8. Jumbo Wild

Patagonia presents Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley and highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places.

9. The Women's List

Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams, Nia Wordlaw, Sara Blakely, Laurie Anderson, Shonda Rhimes, Gloria Allred, Elizabeth Holmes and Aimee Mullins. All trailblazers in their fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard.

10. Vessel

VESSEL, a timely, provocative, and mobilizing film about the work of Women on Waves, has launched an international tour of screenings, intended to provide a forum for further debate, discussion and education about the global challenges facing abortion healthcare.

Happy watching!