What are the best documentaries on YouTube?

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Written on March 26, 2019
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    #1Before the Flood

    Before the Flood

    Before the Flood is a documentary film tackling about the climate change from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Marcela Muñiz
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "I beg to disagree with you @Frances Adams! Haven't you see what is happening around the world? Open your eyes! Before the Flood is really one of the popular documentaries tackling climate change. "
    Carl Murray
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "Before the Flood was entertaining. I laughed much of the way through because it was so ridiculous. We're told that climate change will destroy mankind by a private-jet-flying, yacht-motoring, multi-mansion owning Leonardo DiCaprio while he tells us to turn down our thermostats and walk or ride bikes everywhere. No thanks. You should check out other full documentaries on YouTube instead not this!"
    Gregory Clark
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I like this one, it helped me be more aware regarding the predicament of the planet today and the adverse effects of neglecting its well-being. Random fact: i found out abt this while looking for things to watch on Youtube"
    Ao Shi
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I have seen this movie and the detail, scenarios and even emotional content this has to offer is a great experience. Not only are you learning about what is happening to our world, it is a entertaining watch especially because of DiCaprios likable presence. I've added this on my list of best documentaries of all time."
    Frances Adams
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "I was searching for the best documentaries on Youtube the other day. I found Before the Flood which details climate change related effects. I watched it but was not impressed with its lack of scientific evidence and blatent rhetoric."
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    #2Zeitgeist: The Movie

    Zeitgeist: The Movie

    Zeitgeist: The Movie is a series of documentary films written and directed by Peter Joseph which examines a number of conspiracy theories in the world we share, the values we hold, and the problems we face.

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    Amit Gavde
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Oh wow i didn't expect that there will be paid full documentaries on YouTube that includes Zeitgeist. So yeah this docu is very informative on astrotheological myths, historical propagandas and even current events. This made me question my life."
    Judy Bailey
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "First of all i do not believe conspiracy theories...With that being said, this has posed interesting questions that got me thinking. But i hava major disagreements in conclusions that where made regarding who might be the people behind 9/11. Although i do accept the possibility of religiously inspired actions that explains some abhorrent acts. Indeed this should be included on the best documentaries of all time."
    Julio César Colín
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "Zeitgeist makes you think about many aspects of life in general. It gave me new perspectives on issues that I had not thought of before. This should be one of the documentaries on Youtube you shouldn't miss. My only complaint about the documentary is it's length. It was too long and should have been cut down by an hour."
    Ishan Dutta
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I'm sure all of your friends have seen one of the best documentaries on YouTube, Zeitgeist. It has been around for a while and if you haven't see it, you need to, it will open your eyes to the crazy things going on in the world around you."
    Tammy Carr
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "One of the best documentaries on youtube that i discovered.  It focused on how we all share the world and how we should make it a better place. I liked the pace."
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    #3This Is The Zodiac Speaking

    This Is The Zodiac Speaking

    This Is The Zodiac Speaking is a documentary which covers every aspect of the Zodiac investigation that includes interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims. 

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    Li Wei
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Hats off to whoever who made this documentary. It is so well done i almost cannot believe it!!! Those over 1 million views makes this one of the popular documentaries on Youtube"
    Nathan Peters
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "Who doesn't want to know who was the Zodiac Killer. He is at the center of one of the most puzzling and interesting serial killer cases in U.S history. I would love to see a documentary like this. This is what I would love to see when typing best documentaries on Youtube. "
    Beverly Matthews
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "Well done documentary! TBh i almost cant believe it that some human beings act like strange animals. Hats off to the people who made this docu possible. Adding this on my list of free documentaries to watch."
    Kyle Cook
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "I now know more about the Zodiac killer than I wanted to. Watching this documentary on YouTube was both enlightening and uncomfortable. It gets you into the mind of a serial killer, a dark and scary place. It was good but will likely give me nightmares."
    Donna Ruiz
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Unless you are really interested in the subject matter, this documentary on YT is very dry. I would not recommend it. It's basically old guys sitting around talking. The editing is subpar as well. There are way too many fades and cross fades."

DID YOU KNOW?

Anyone can produce a short documentary film nowadays. An article by Bryn Beausoleil tells that short-form documentary films continue rising. Especially in 2018’s cultural and technological landscape. This statement is further cemented by reports on the South by Southwest (SXSW). An annual film and music festival that begun in 1987 and held in Texas, Unites States. The advent of the internet and the popularity of filming devices paved the way. Moreover for digital contents to rise on different media platforms. This means more opportunities for indie actors and filmmakers.

From ‘dull and long’ to light-hearted and short, documentary films have won the hearts of the youth. This is true, especially in China. As observed by the China Netcasting Services Association's report. More people opt to watch free documentaries online. Some of the best documentaries are available on YouTube for free. If you've asked yourself the question "what to watch on YouTube?", this a good place to start. You get to watch something interesting and you learn something new at the same time. Even for a price, YouTube still has a good collection of documentaries to stream. On a similar note, documentaries now make up a higher percentage in the market. They currently take up 13% of all the movie releases. A mind-boggling question today would be “What drives the documentary competition?” The answer lies in the enthusiasm of people for rawness and nonfiction cinema. 

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    #4Weed

    Weed

    Weed is an award-winning CNN documentary by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta who goes trough the scientific reasoning around the use of cannabis for medical purpose. It's a must-see documentary full of scientific research and real experiences.

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    Daniel Fox
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "The first time i saw this documentary was on CNN. I didn't expect that this will be suggested to me on things to watch on Youtube. I was really surprised! Because of this i changed my outlook on the use of cannabis as medical purposes. "
    Mark Lee
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "Was forced to watch this on one of my classes but after i finished this entire docu i am now thinking that pot isn't so bad at all because it has benefits for some people. I even search this documentary on Youtube to rewatch"
    Hansika Rangarajan
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "i liek how the science parts are accurate and statements are backed by scientific research and supports every argument they use. its one of the much-watch full documentaries on youtube."
    Anthony Contreras
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I was spending a nice, peaceful evening and was looking for a good movie to watch. I found the documentary Weed on YouTube. It was a very interesting movie about the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Good watch."
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    #5American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny

    American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny

    American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny 2 is a documentary directed by Kevin Booth who goes through the journey of several families fighting cancer through Marijuana. This is a worth-watching documentary that stands out for its accurate scientific research.

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    Steven Nguyen
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "More people need to add this on their list of the best youtube documentaries!!! So that they would change their perspective on the cannabis to be legal. It really broke my heart to see what the family have gone through for their kid. "
    Antonio Solano
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "This will truly enlighten you and comes with the terrifying truth about the cannabis...particularly on how the government would rather let people die or should i say let people die in a slow and agonizing death when all they need to do is to make a simple plant accessible to all people for whatever purposed they need it. Yeah this is the things to watch on youtube"
    Juan Carlos Varela
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "This is pretty intersting since the title will make you think that its against marijuana, but then you watch it and its actually pro weed and the pros of using it. Itll deffo lure people against marijuana usage to watch it and change their minds. I think i'll say that this is one of the best youtube documentaries i have seen"
    Héctor Mora
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Let me just say that i didnt expect that there will be full documentaries on youtube that i can watch for free. Anyway, so this docu has been enlighting to me talking about the effects of cannabis whether positive or not "
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    #6Quantum Theory

    Quantum Theory

    Quantum Theory is a free documentary posted on YouTube which focuses on quantum mechanics (QM), also known as quantum physics, or quantum theory, a branch of physics which deals with physical phenomena at nanoscopic scales. 

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    Dan Xu
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Am not really interested with science but i watched this for the first time during my physics class in high school. I randomly found this on Youtube and it is for FREE! Isn't that amazing eh? Im guessing this is one of the popular documentaries on Youtube right now"
    Jenny Gao
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "So i had a chance to present and explain this documentary in my physics class but most of my classmates were either bored or asleep when i was doing the presentation. ;((( It makes me sad that they were very uninterested. C'mon quantum physics is so much fun to learn if u just try eh"
    Ralph Sanchez
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "This seems like an amazing documentary about the world that happens below the surface. If I wanted to learn some quantum theory and be confused then this is it. Seriously though, this seems like a great documentary for a Friday night. "
    Gerald Hunt
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "I love a good documentary. I was searching YouTube for the perfect one when I found Quantum Theory. This free documentary can really increase your knowledge on Quantum Physics. This branch deal with phenomena I never even knew existed."
    Gerald Robinson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "If u are looking for best full length documentaries on youtube this is your answer. Although i think this is targetted for people like me interested in science particulary physics."
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    #7SHELTER

    SHELTER

    SHELTER is a one-hour documentary video uploaded on YouTube by VICE which followed the lives of homeless youths in New Orleans for a year. This comes as the chronic homelessness in America is on the rise. 

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    Guillermo Vargas
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "If you were to ask me what are the best full length documentaries on youtube? SHELTER will be on my top three list. WHY? This made me think that although right now i am in a good condition but some people are suffering and have it bad. I pray that sooner or later they will get better. "
    Laura Montgomery
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Been always into documentaries but i like to watch free documentaries though. HAHA! Good thing this is on YouTube. After seeing this it made me realized that homeless people are usually the ones that we see everyday, yet most of us ignore. It really opened my eyes on the ugly reality that homeless young kids are still rampant in today's society"
    Pablo Seefoo
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "Shelter is a hard watch. On this 80 minute documentary by VICE, you get to follow around and see the everyday life of a homeless kid in New Orleans. I watched it last night out of a friends recommendation and I just can't stop thinking about it. Its heart wrenching and thought provoking, but a definite must see."
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    #8Alone in the Wild

    Alone in the Wild

    Alone In The Wild is a video, which is a part of 2009 documentary television series Alone In The Wild, posted on the YouTube channel of digitalsc4rz. This follows the adventures of cameraman Ed Wardle. 

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    Josefina Correa
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "I dont think this is the full documentary. Yeah it is one of the free documentaries on Youtube but this is only a part of the docuseries. I wonder where i can find the other parts"
    Ishan Jindal
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "The best? I looked through a lot of these and they were practically garbage. I wouldn't watch most of these for money. If you want me to subscribe or whatever, you need to try a little harder. Sorry. I dont think this should be include on the best documentaries on youtube"
    Marie Guerrero
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "FYI Alone in the Wild is TV documentary series...The link provided here is just part of an episode of the show and i found it while browsing for documentaries on youtube. Anyway, this has helped me understand what it likes to be living alone in the wild."
    Beverly Hopkins
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "It's pretty meh, but really informative. It gives us the hard truth about how difficult it is to live along in the wild without anyone or any technology or machine helping us. Uhmm also i won't consider this as best full documentaries on youtube as it is only a part of a TV docu"
    Andrew Morales
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "YouTube contains such a huge amount of videos covering a ton of subjects that it can be confusing looking for good documentaries to watch. The channel 'Best Documentaries on Youtube" is a nice resource and provides a good listing of docs available."
    Kyle Cook
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I like watching documentaries, but sometimes it's hard to find a good one on youtube. WIth this collection, it's pretty easy to find something to watch."
    Nathan Peters
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "I get tired of watching the same old , same old on tv and this is does the trick. It leads me to some interesting free documentaries that I can pull up whenever I want to veg out for a bit."
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    #9[CHANNEL] Real Stories

    [CHANNEL] Real Stories

    Real Stories is a YouTube channel which uploads at least four full-length documentaries every week, as well as multiple video clips showing the most fascinating insights into the real life.

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    Teresa Walker
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "@Billy Day I agree with you that Real Stories is a YouTube channel offering the best free documentaries. And not just that it post new videos every week. Isn't that amazing eh?"
    Charles Taylor
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Real Stories are wonderful because the stories are told first hand by the people who went through them. We do not all get to go and see a speaker, or talk to someone so this would be wonderful to become more informed about an event that changed someone's whole life. Who doesn't love to hear about that stuff? And it provides full documentaries on youtube. YAY ME!"
    Billy Day
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "Uhmmm Real Stories is a YouTube channel...What i am looking for are documentaries available on YouTube. But anyway, this YouTube channel is full of interesting free documentaries that will get you hooked in. So go check them out!"
    Brian Cook
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I have always been interested in documentaries and usually watch them on Netflix. This youtube channel makes it easy to find real and free documentaries that are interesting to watch."
    Julio César Colín
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "If you're looking for full documentaries on youtube, this is the channel. Everything from Jack the ripper to the lock ness monster, this has it all. "
    Ishan Dutta
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "Great selection! I could watch these documentaries on youtube for hours, and I do. There are some really touching and wonderful things to see on here. I especially enjoyed the one about Alzheimer's."
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    #10[CHANNEL] VPRO Documentary

    [CHANNEL] VPRO Documentary

    VPRO Documentary is a YouTube channel which uploads new French and Spanish subtitled documentary each week about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics. The videos are co-funded by the EU. 

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    Wayne Davidson
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Although this isn't what i am looking for because originally i wanted to find the best documentaries on youtube. But VPRO Documentary is in fact a channel not video. I dont have a problem with that because through this i am able to watch free documentaries of different topics. "
    Harry Long
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "Another YT channel which posts a lot of full documentaries on Youtube. SMH! But if you do not want to browse anymore on youtube then this is the solution for you becoz it has a lot of docus on its channel"
    Gerald Perry
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "I love watching and learning things through watching documentaries. When I came across the VPIRO channel on youtube I was very happy. I ended up finding a lot of free documentaries that really interested me. The channel has a lot of great content that I would recommend anyone check out."
    Paul Scott
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "This is a great source for the best full length documentaries on youtube. They have a pretty wide selection, so no matter what you're into, you'll probably be able to find something. I love watching VPRO videos, because I always come away having learned something."
    Jack Long
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "Sucks that the free documentaries this YT channel creates are not gaining enough views recently. I have watche documentaries on youtube and i believe this provides the best full length documentaries on youtube. "
    Tyler Olson
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "VPRO Documental is a boring channel in general. There are way better documentaries on Youtube. Find something with production value that actually intends to better your understanding rather than just gather views. "
    Roy Griffin
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Recenty just found out about VPRO Documentaries. This YT channel posts documentaries on Youtube that can be watched for free and tackle different aspects and topics. "
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    #11[CHANNEL] Planet Doc

    [CHANNEL] Planet Doc

    Planet Doc is a YouTube channel which is about full documentaries where you will be taken on a journey around the planet to help you learn and get to know the most amazing creatures, cultures, and traditions.  

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    Ryan Riley
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "I love nature and foreign cultures so finding this Youtube channel with plenty of free documentaries about this topics was great! From the secrets of ancient tribes to the life of unknown species, Planet Doc offers a lot of videos for curious minds as mine."
    Vishal Verma
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I love watching documentaries. When I came across the PIlanet Doc youtube page I was very happy. They have lots of great content and very interesting things that will draw you in to watch more and more of their full documentaries on youtube"
    Amit Trivedi
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "If you love documentaries like I do and want to watch them on youtube then you should check out Planet Doc Full Documentaries channel. I have been watching their videos over the past few weeks and they're fascinating."
    Rakesh Lobo
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I used Planet Doc Full Documentaries to find some amazing documentaries on youtube. They had a broad scope of all the different documentary topics and showed different ways that they are put together. "
    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "A channel dedicated fully to documentaries on youtube. Spanning a full array of different sorts of documentaries, this is the penultimate resource for youtube documentaries in high quality HD."
    Kyle Barrett
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "Planet Doc's content is all strikingly similar free documentaries. You're going to be bored after one video. The content is well produced but it's pointless to watch the same thing 30 times."
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    #12Documentary Heaven

    Documentary Heaven

    Documentary Heaven is a website with a big database of documentaries you can watch online for free. They are classified by genres, so anytime you want to feed your brain you'll find something interesting to watch.

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    Grace Brewer
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Not exactly what i am looking for... But i am thankful i found out about this because without this my time browsing full documentaries on youtube I can watch has been lessened. Why? Because it provides you a list of categories and will directly link the YT on its site itself."
    Ethan Shaw
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Documentary heaven is a great website that shows documentaries on youtube. It's nicely organized and had specific topics including a top 100. They have a big library and surely something for everyone."
    Ángel Ochoa
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "I am a person who loves documentaries. This is really heaven. It has them sorted by categories , top 100, latest ones and also the highest rated ones, especially the popular documentaries"
    Joseph Stewart
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "YouTube can have poor quality streams and sometimes many annoying ads. Documentary Heaven has a lot of documentaries of known people from all walks of life. It has a better feel to it than YouTube does. I like it better."
    Kai Wang
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Thanks to this i am now able to find the best full length documentaries on youtube. No more hard time on browsing want to watch on YT itself. "
    Samantha Simpson
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "I wanted the best documentaries on Youtube and found Documentary Heaven. Its a big database by genres, so there was a lot offered but none of it worked that great and the quality was poor. "
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    #13[CHANNEL] Superb Documentaries

    [CHANNEL] Superb Documentaries

    Superb Documentaries is a YouTube channel which provides a good selection of documentaries about nature, culture, history and the society. This particularly focuses on documentaries about India. 

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    Hemant Patel
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Hi @Angel Sengupta! Really? It sucks that I wasn't able to watch its full documentaries on youtube. Right now it has no videos available on its channel eh."
    Tyler Rose
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "I love documentaries, but so many of the documentaries on youtube are just not up to snuff. These are not those, however. There are some excellent nature documentaries here, beautifully shot and in high definition. The curator here definitely chose the right name for their channel."
    Angel Sengupta
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "Superb Documentaries used to have lots of documentaries on YouTube but now this only has one posted on its Youtube channel. i wonder why?"
    Justin Wagner
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "Superb Documentaries is a great Youtube channel for documentaries on various different subjects. They cover wildlife, places and even plants. The videos are all about an hour or longer so it's great for sitting back and watching while you learn something new."
    Larry Sims
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "I'm a science nut, there I admitted it. I saw a lot of good stuff here about space exploration and astro physics. Highly recommend this channel for free documentaries. Good stuff."
    Chen Cui
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "This playlist is a must for documentary lovers. I found so many new and interesting free documentaries. It's very educational and entertaining!"
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    #14Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!

    Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!

    Down the Rabbit Hole We Go! is an article published on DIY Genius which provides a list of mind-expanding documentaries from different viewpoints, controversial opinions, and even contradictory ideas.

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    Ryan Roberts
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Uh oh. Why is an article added on this list of solutions? Someone might have mistakenly added this LMAO. I want to find the best documentaries on Youtube and yes it provides that but this is an article LOL. "
    Benjamin Harper
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "I love documentaries, but sometimes it's hard to find them, especially if you're looking for a very specific topic on Youtube. This mega list with more than 300 items solves this problem because it's very well organized by areas. Of course, there is something to improve: I miss a small synopsis after each title, so this will avoid you spend minutes just clicking on the links guessing what is going on."
    Keith Newman
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "I think Down the Rabbit Hole is mostly a waste of your time and precious brain power. If you want to completely waste your life watching poorly put together documentaries on Youtube with little factual relevance or credible sources then go for it, but I was about done with it before 20 minutes was up."
    David Griffin
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "Well, if your problem is a lack of documentaries, I have the solution for you. You will have documentaries for days with this series of documentaries. It has helped me expand my mind and perspectives on many things, would recommend."
    Ralph Lynch
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "So i am always having a hard time of finding full documentaries on youtube but thanks to this article i am able to find at least 10. So far i have watched 5 out 10 on this list."
    Paul Coleman
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "Okay this is an article providing the you the best documentaries. I dont think this should be added here. SMH"
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    #15Storyville Silk Road Drugs, Death and the Dark Web Documentary 2017

    Storyville Silk Road Drugs, Death and the Dark Web Documentary 2017

    Storyville Silk Road Drugs, Death and the Dark Web Documentary 2017 is a documentary that looks at the black market website known as the Silk Road, which emerged on the darknet in 2011. This 'Amazon of illegal drugs' was the brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian intellectual operating under the avatar The Dread Pirate Roberts. Promising its users complete anonymity and total freedom from government regulation or scrutiny, Silk Road became a million-dollar digital drugs cartel.

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    Albert Romero
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "I watched this documentary on YouTube last night and it explored all aspects of trading in illegal drugs on the dark web. I couldn't believe how easy it was to buy any type of drug in such a way. All you need is a credit card and you can get anything sent to you. Scary stuff, especially if you're a parent."
    Miguel Rosales
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "@Carl Murray Do you know when will this documentary be available on YouTube again? Or do you know any website offering this to watch for free?"
    Carl Murray
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Gritty, frank and matter of fact, Vice documentaries are usually worth watching and this one is no exception. Unfortunately, its been yanked from YouTube. Highly recommended, so keep an eye out for a reappearance of this."
    Andrea Armstrong
    Written on September 4, 2017
    "I wanted to watch the best documentaries on Youtube. I found Storyville Silk Road Drugs, Death and the Dark Web. It was great and enlightening, I never knew so much went on behind the scenes."
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    #16YouTube Videos to Learn From

    YouTube Videos to Learn From

    YouTube Videos to Learn From is an article published on LearnOutLoud.com which provides a collection of educational documentaries from PBS including series like Frontline, American Experience, NOVA, and more. 

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    Bobby Scott
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "I am not looking for a list of article of free documentaries. I want the exact link of the docu on Youtube. WHy was this even suggested here?"
    Steven Murphy
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "LearnOutLoud.com is a great place to find a plethora of free documentaries all over you tube with ways to download and stream them all from one site in a categorical fashion. Anytime I feel like looking up a certain documentary I can easily go to LearnOutLoud's site and search through hundreds of titles until I find exactly what I'm looking for."
    Bobby Lawrence
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "This is an amazing resource for documentaries. No more searching and searching on youtube. Just come to learnoutloud.com for all your educational needs. It has over 50,000 titles and makes searching easy. "
    Steven Sullivan
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "There are some very interesting documentaries on this website. I have a long ways to go until I finish watching all of the documentaries I'm interested in. My favorite so far is "24 Hours on Craigslist". I'm looking forward to watching more documentaries and learning about some facts and history."
    Phillip Webb
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "What a resource!! So many free documentaries about interesting topics! I could watch for days."
    Jerry Ross
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "This site has a large collection of documentaries and they can be sorted by category or popularity. With thousands to choose from the only problem will be deciding on which to watch."
    Keith Richards
    Written on July 13, 2017
    "Awesome. Some of the best resources online. Really quality stuff in good picture resolution. All the Nova stuff through the years, and Frontline. This stuff is the best. I love it."
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    #1721 Best True Crime Documentaries You Can Watch on YouTube

    21 Best True Crime Documentaries You Can Watch on YouTube

    21 Best True Crime Documentaries You Can Watch on YouTube is an article published on CrimeViral.com which talks about documentaries tackling the most disturbing and mysterious crimes to have happened over the past fifty years.

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    Rachel Bowman
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Anyone here when they visit the link it shows "The site can't be reached"? This looks interesting to see popular documentaries eh. "
    Edward Obrien
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "After watching Netflix's "Making a Murderer" I started feeling curious to watch more documentaries about real crimes. Since I don't have Netflix subscription anymore I was looking for free resources and then I came across this list. I started to watch all the videos and I can ensure the selection is great!"
    Johnny Herrera
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "This article had a lot of titles of documentaries to watch which I found helpful. I learned a lot from the information given."
    Scott Berry
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I was looking for documentaries on YouTube and came across the 21 Best True Crime Documentaries You Can Watch On YouTube. After only reading the first three descriptions of the documentaries, I wanted to grab some popcorn and start watching! These are some great documentaries!"
    Micky Yu
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "This is my personal favorite item. I like the suspense of crime documentaries, and now you can have the 21 best hand picked instances at your fingertips. Really fun article, you should give this a read!"
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    #18Here's a bunch of Documentaries you can watch on YouTube

    Here's a bunch of Documentaries you can watch on YouTube

    Here's a bunch of Documentaries you can watch on YouTube is an article published on Imgur written by TotalSmartAss which provides a number of interesting free documentaries about nature, science, people and history.

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    Scott Medina
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "This is a great list of documentaries on youtube. My favorites arethe Quantum Theory, and the Muhammad Ali documentary. I enjoy this list because it has a lot of different variety to choose from."
    Bruce Allen
    Written on August 2, 2017
    "Okay selection. Some stuff I've seen before, some stuff I haven't. A lot of popular stuff, I'll admit. I like the secrets of ancient pharaohs one, pretty good if you like old school Egypt."
    David Huerta
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Imgur offers a great list of documentaries to kill your time with. All of which are interesting as well."
    Hu Dong
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "Pretty simple but it points you to the direction of lots of documentaries which is pretty amazing. "
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    #19Capturing The Friedmans

    Capturing The Friedmans

    Capturing The Friedmans is a documentary film released in 2003 which is about the 1980s investigation of Arnold and Jesse Friedman for child molestation. It will take us on the circumstances following the arrest of the two.

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    Teresa Hamilton
    Written on March 25, 2019
    "Didn't expect that Capturing The Friedmans would be one of the free documentaries that i can watch on YouTube. Anyway, this has a disturbing subject"

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Best documentaries on YouTube
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Before the FloodMovies 41 Paid
2Zeitgeist: The MovieMovies 41 Paid
3This Is The Zodiac SpeakingVideos 30 Free
4WeedVideos 30 Free
5American Drug War 2: Cannabis DestinyMovies 30 Free
6Quantum TheoryVideos 27 Free
7SHELTERVideos 26 Free
8Alone in the WildVideos 25 Free
9[CHANNEL] Real StoriesVideos 21 Free
10[CHANNEL] VPRO DocumentaryVideos 18 Free
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