We’ve spoken before about how there’s a satisfying feeling that comes with watching a good documentary; the feeling of learning while being entertained is becoming rarer and rarer, which is why we here at Goliath have taken the time to research and draw attention to 10 documentaries that will absolutely, undoubtedly and assuredly blow your mind. Whether you like true crime stories, sports stories, video game stories or environmental ones, there’s something for everyone on this list, and it’s our hope that all of our readers will be able to sit down with one of these films and come out the other side just a little more aware of the issues pertaining to our contemporary cultural climate.
10. West of Memphis (2012)
The culmination of numerous documentaries chronicling the lengthy legal battle surrounding the West Memphis Three, West of Memphis is a critically acclaimed film that attempts to draw attention to the unsatisfactory ending of this extremely controversial criminal case. Following the spotty investigation and questionable circumstances which led to the (allegedly) wrongful conviction of three Memphis teenagers for the murder of three children, West of Memphis examines all the evidence (or lack thereof) that exists in the case, all the while acting as a scathing indictment of the American justice system and its tremendous shortcomings. An absolutely riveting film that will have you squirming and unable to look away, West of Memphis was directed by Amy Berg and produced by Peter Jackson, of Lord of the Rings fame.