Documentaries are becoming more and more popular with each passing year, covering a wide range of topics from climate change and our impact on nature to why humans were born and where they are heading. The most beautiful thing about documentaries is that they offer you a unique perspective on an unaltered reality that we live in. This is not fiction, but for some it may look like one because, really, we live in a truly enchanting world filled with weirdness and wonder. If you are willing to explore the mysteries of nature, Earth, and human consciousness, here are 8 mind-blowing documentaries to do just that.
A stunning study on the human nature that desperately tries to find (and some might argue actually does) the answer to the centuries-old question: what does it mean to be human? An inspirational work that shows humanity’s highs and lows with breathtaking visuals, dramatic music, and interviews with people from all over the globe. It covers most of the issues we’re facing in the modern-day society including racial differences, religion, poverty, the overflow of garbage, and the inability of human beings to take care of the environment they’re living in.
Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell
Unlike most documentaries that take us outwards into space and beyond, Life of a Cell does the complete opposite and takes us deep inside our own bodies packed with cells and a whole bunch of microorganisms. Behold the battle of a century between viruses and cells that’s happening right now as we speak inside the bodies of each and every human being. This documentary animation offers a unique opportunity to take a glimpse of what’s happening to us on a cellular level.
NOVA The Fabric of the Cosmos and The illusion of Time
What if we told you that time wasn’t as linear as everyone thought? That it can bend, twist, and, oh yes, run in the reverse direction. This documentary is taking a sneak peek into the very heart of Matter itself, starting with the Big Bang and ending with the deepest and darkest of black holes. To say that this documentary is mind-bending would be a huge understatement!