It sounds boring to look at a documentary as it seems to be a nonfictional motion picture and gives you instructions on life, education, or just maintains a historical record. Well, to this definition, does the top trending documentaries on HBO Max prove it wrong. My answer would be a yes.
Some beautiful documentaries that not just bring out the reality but let you dive in them are already streaming on HBO Max, which could be a must-watch for you guys. Starting the list with.
1. Jane Fonda in Five Acts
A documentary that already came out in 2018 talks about the life of Jane Fonda, who led a controversial, sad life that transformed everything later, even her career. This movie is made by filmmaker Susan Lacy, having a runtime of 2 hours 13 minutes, a story that highlights the ups and downs of a lady who was not just an actress but a fitness tycoon too.
2. Man on Wire
An indie film that came out in 2008 lets its viewers walk on the rope that the daredevil Philippe Petit did in 1974, an acrobatic champion who balanced and walked between the World Trade center’s twin towers. This movie serves you the reality and suspense at the same time. With the running time of 1 hour and 34 minutes, it serves the best on your plate.
A beautiful documentary that presents in front of you a visually stunning story released in 2015. This movie contains drama, comedy and serves you a slice of life. The story follows the life of people living in a small American town that lies on the periphery where lives turn when Texas, an aquatic weed, threatens the lake and tries to acquire it. Residents of the town try to juggle figuring out their lives in the future, confronting a lousy past, and living and facing reality; with 1 hour 30-minute runtime, it’s worth a watch.
4. 4 Little Girls
Walking down the lane, this movie came in 1997, an indie film that depicts a terrorist bombing happening in a church during the civil rights movement. The church belongs to an African American people, thus highlighting the racial discrimination in the past; it lets you see the inhuman behavior of some people. The story ends with the four girls aged between 11 to 14 dying in the blast. A movie with a runtime of 1 hour 42 minutes depicts the story of these girls beautifully.
A documentary that came out in 2015 traces the path of the people who work in the mines, who face deleterious effects and lose their life to own a handful of money. It beautifully depicts the environmental, sociological, and health effects associated with coal mining. A story set up in China, and inner Mongolia made its way to this list. It highlights the destructive powers of indifferent authority that let these people go down the hill, making it hard to breathe. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour 35 minutes. The director and curator of this movie is Zhao Liang.