20 Documentaries That Will Make You Question Your World View

We view the world in a very set way because of the various lenses we use to perceive everything. Our world view, in reality, is limited by these lenses, preventing us from seeing things for what they really are. If you look at the current social, political, economical and environmental conditions of the world, you will realize that everything is heading towards a truly destructive direction. The only way out of this spiral we have placed our self in is to arm our selves with information. Here is a list of 20 documentaries that will help you understand the world better by opening your eyes to the reality of the situation.

The Zeitgeist Series

The Zeitgeist series began as a string of conspiracy theories but managed to genuinely evolve into something bigger than itself by offering concrete solutions to each of our existing problems. It is responsible for the creation of ‘The Zeitgeist movement’, a global initiative that is dedicated to creating a better system for us to follow.


You need a certain level of guile and sensitivity to make a documentary about the religions of the world. Fortunately for everyone, Bill Maher does not possess either quality which is what makes Religulous such a pleasurable watch. Someone needs to ask the tough questions, even if it means an uncomfortable silence.

Four Horsemen

The current structure of the economy is so fragile that according to the United Nations, nearly 60 percent of the world economies will be bankrupt by 2050. We are all a part of a massive debt-creating machine, and the ‘Four Horseman’ does a great job examining this prevailing problem.

Planet Earth

There is so much complexity to our planet that understanding the way it simply functions is a humbling process. The vast and varying landscapes are individually laden with its own systems and ‘Planet Earth’ does a great job of breaking it all down and explaining it, using some absolutely breath-taking visuals.