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21 Inspirational Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

21 Inspirational Documentaries That Will Change Your Life
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As documentaries are grounded in true stories, they can inspire in a way fictionalized films can’t. The emotional impact can be more thrilling than any blockbuster because they’re based on facts, which explains their appeal. Here are 21 of the very best inspirational documentaries you can find—hunt them down and enjoy!

1. Stranded

    Stranded details the events of the 1972 Andes plane crash, as told by the 16 survivors. It’s a harrowing, but exceptionally uplifting, tale of surviving against unimaginable adversity. It’s a documentary absolutely everybody should see.

    2. The Cove

      This will change your views on dolphins in captivity, and the efforts of conservationist Ric O’Barry are life changing. The issue of mercury in the fish we eat is also raised—it hammers this point home with shocking honesty. Revelatory stuff.

      3. Blackfish

        Blackfish also highlights the dreadful nature of captivity, and the lengths conservationists will go to in order to help. The orcas in this film have been held captive for up to 30 years, but their incredible intelligence is overtly displayed in a riveting, moving film.

        4. Food Matters

          In an age of pesticides, preservatives, and mass-produced food, one viewing of Food Matters will make you change your lifestyle for the better.

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          5. Man On Wire

            This is the astonishing tale of Phillipe Petit. The French tight-rope walker waltzed between the two World Trade Centers in New York in 1974. Poignant for obvious reasons, and a rousing portrait of what one person can do.

            6. Senna

              Formula One driver Ayrton Senna captivated the world with his driving skills, personality, and film star looks. In a controversial, but brilliant, F1 career (from 1984–1994), he won three World Championships, but his story met a tragic end. His legacy, however, will never be forgotten.

              7. 1 

                Narrated by Michael Fassbender, 1 (available on iTunes) is an in-depth look at the tumultuous era of Formula 1 racing in the 1960s and 1970s. Tragedy was commonplace, and the push for safety improvements was arduous. The FIA’s safety program has now saved millions of lives via the car industry, and much of this is due to the men who risked their lives then.

                8. Grizzly Man

                  Werner Herzog’s exceptional documentary delves deep into the world of Timothy Treadwell, a conservationist who lived with wild grizzly bears for 13 summers. The video footage he recorded is intimate; sadly his daring met with a tragic end, but Herzog’s film displays his inner turmoil and love for nature.

                  9. Marley

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                    Bob Marley remains a global superstar, and this documentary delves deep into his life to reveal a complex man with a natural gift for music. Poignant and thoroughly inspiring.

                    10. Woodstock

                      The 1969 Woodstock Festival has gone down in legend. What really stands out is the quality of the music on display; whether it’s Richie Havens, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, or Joe Cocker. It’s emotional music and it’s performed before an audience of 500,000!

                      11. Searching For Sugar Man

                        Sixto Rodriguez is a rock star who never was—except in South Africa, where his songs became part of the apartheid movement. Believing their hero to be dead, several fans began a search to discover his fate, only to find something utterly unexpected.

                        12. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

                          The seminal English band The Stone Roses were scuppered by legal problems at their peak, and split for 16 years. Despite the odds they reformed in 2011 and embarked on several exhilarating homecoming gigs in Manchester.

                          13. The Last Waltz

                            In 1976 Martin Scorsese recorded The Band’s final gig. It’s gone down in history, with Levon Helm’s performance of The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down being considered one of the all-time-great live music moments. A must for fans of good music.

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                            14. Beware of Mr. Baker

                              An account of notoriously tumultuous drummer Ginger Baker, once of legendary band Cream. The documentary shows the man and his passions (mainly drumming), but in later life he movingly reconnects with his son.

                              15. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

                                A teenage, guitar-playing prodigy in the late ’80s, Becker’s life seemed over when he was diagnosed with ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease). Now in a wheelchair and unable to walk or talk, Becker continues to make music. What’s truly exceptional is his lust for life and sense of humor—a remarkable man and example to us all.

                                16. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

                                  In this compelling documentary, two men compete for the title of World Champion on Nintendo’s 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. Bizarrely, this all proves very dramatic and moving.

                                  17. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

                                    Sushi master Jiro runs a tiny restaurant in Tokyo, yet the 87-year-old has three Michelin stars and is regarded as the best sushi chef in the world. The documentary movingly examines his life and earnest dedication to his profession.

                                    18. Touching The Void

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                                      In 1985, two climbers (Joe Simpson and Simon Yates) took on Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. After making the summit, Simpson fell and broke his leg badly during the descent. What followed was a brutal fight for survival with life-changing decisions made at every step of the way home.

                                      19. Project Nim

                                        A British documentary about the chimpanzee Nim. In the 1970s, Nim was entered into a research project to discover if a primate raised in a human family could develop sign language. The results were erratic, and wavered from stirring to heartbreaking.

                                        20. Waltz With Bashir

                                          An Israeli animated documentary by Ari Folman; this is a mesmerising tale telling of the futility of war, and it can make for shocking viewing. The anti-war message is very clear, however, and Waltz With Bashir stands as a warning to the world.

                                          20. Planet Earth

                                            The BBC’s thorough look at the world we all live on, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Simply put: it’s brilliant!

                                            21. Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking

                                              Courtesy of the genius mind of the remarkable Mr. Hawking, we get a thorough look at the Universe. Compelling viewing from one of the world’s leading scientific minds.

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                                              Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                              100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                              100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                              Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                              By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                              Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                              83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                84 write random letter

                                                  85 use a rubberband

                                                    86 dorm smell bad

                                                      87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                        89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                          90 take a picture of the name card

                                                            91 iron inside out

                                                              92 old newspaper

                                                                93 tumble try shoes

                                                                  keep a card like this

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                                                                      94 soap bar

                                                                        95 make a hole

                                                                          96 drop the battery

                                                                            97 use a coozie

                                                                              98 when taking a picture

                                                                                use a clean dust pan

                                                                                  try a pants hanger

                                                                                    use your cellphone light

                                                                                      use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                        quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                          user binder clips

                                                                                            wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                              put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                  use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                    doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                      use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                        use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                          freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                            use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                              almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                  unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                    cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                      remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                        turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                          for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                            how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                              tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                  ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                    use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                      take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                        how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                          put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                            How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                              user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                  turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                    50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                      the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                        add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                            hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                              stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                  how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                    the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                      use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                        to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                          user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                            a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                              rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                                  50

                                                                                                                                                                                    51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                      52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                        rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                          kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                            use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

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                                                                                                                                                                                                59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                  60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                    hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                        hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                          use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                            if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                              keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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