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Take a look at the 10 best documentaries you can watch on Hotstar apart from the multiplex movies and TV shows.
Apart from watching films and web series on digital streaming platforms, you can spend some time watching interesting documentaries. Here’s a list of 10 best documentaries you can watch on Disney + Hotstar.
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This documentary is about a person named Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite. The film is based on solo climbing which is nothing but climbing without any gear. The documentary is a perfect example of a film where you are engrossed in the protagonist’s journey, even if you know nothing about them or their sport. Free Solo won the Oscar for the Best Documentary feature in 2019.
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The inventor: out for blood in silicon valley tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes, who conned the world with her company Theranos. Holmes developed a new way to test the blood samples and devised a system where this could apparently be done anywhere by anyone. Despite all the big names that Holmes had roped in, her plan would fail.
Robin Williams: Come Inside my Mind
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This documentary celebrates the life of actor Robin Williams who passed away in 2014. With interviews of many celebrities who spent a great deal of time with Williams, this documentary offers a poignant take on the grand life he lived. The actor had committed suicide leaving behind a legacy of work that still makes the viewers smile.
At the heart of gold
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The film is the story of sexual abuse at the hands of the USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. He continued to abuse women for decades and it has been alleged that the abuse started when the girls were as young as six years of age. The movie examines the complaints against him and why he continued to keep his position for such a long time.
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The documentary examines the life and work of Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. With interviews of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, JJ Abrams, Tom Hanks and Daniel Day Lewis among others, this documentary is a deep dive into his super successful career. We get a glimpse into the genius’ mind and how he created masterpieces like Jurrasic Park.
Becoming Warren Buffet
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It is a biographical documentary about the tycoon Warren Buffet and portrays the story about how he made his billions and how he chooses to spend them. The story is full of humility and will surely impress you.
White Light/Black Rain
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The documentary is about the unforgettable destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that makes you recount the experiences of the survivors of the atomic bomb. This documentary could be disturbing for some of the viewers, so watch with caution.
Ice on Fire
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The documentary is made by the legend Leonardo DiCaprio and talks about the worldwide problem of climate change. If you are yet to take the ramifications of climate change seriously, Ice on Fire will be a big jolt that awakens you to this treat.
This is not a film
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It is an Iranian documentary that follows director Jafar Panahi as he is under house arrest. The film is shot on his iPhone and the film has him talking about freedom with respect to filmmaking in Iran and how Iranian cinema is under threat. The documentary was smuggled out of Iran so it could be screened at Cannes Film Festival.
Diana: In her own words
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While much has been written about Princess Diana, this documentary has her narrating side of the story. In 1991, Diana gave a set of secretive interviews where she spoke about her childhood and her marriage with Prince Charles and the pressures that she was dealing with at the time.
By Gayatri Yellayi