Best Documentaries on Netflix 2019

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Best Documentaries on Netflix 2019

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Telecommunication companies are currently streaming content at levels never seen before.  Over the past several months, Netflix has released some extraordinary content, including dramas, comedies, movies, and even documentaries. I am going to be giving you my top three favorite documentaries on Netflix right now.

1. Studio 54.

In this thrilling and provocative documentary, the owners and employees of the 1970’s hit night club, Studio 54, dive into the historic events of the iconic disco’s location in Midtown Manhattan. If you did not already know, Studio 54 opened in the late 1970’s and operated until the mid-1980s. It was often referred to as an “Adult Amusement Park” and was one of the most exclusive places in New York City. The Nightclub is famous for having lavish events, A-List celebrities, and a huge array of drugs and outrageous behavior. Celebrities frequenting the club included Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson, Cher, and Andy Warhol. This documentary gives the viewer the opportunity to take a quick peek into a night at Studio 54, and the owner’s path to short-term success and eventual failure.

2. Heal.

By contrast, the documentary “Heal” is more about the human body’s capability to heal from events that were often seen at Studio 54! In this spiritual and informative documentary, eastern medicine doctors and healers examine the human body’s capability to heal itself without western medicines and modern treatments. Throughout the documentary, each specialist points out how “stress” is the underlying reason for all diseases, conditions, and illnesses in modern society. Moreover, these specialists believe that the best defense of such illnesses is meditation. Meditation gives one the opportunity to become more in tune with their consciousness in order to heal themselves. It is amazing how much of an impact our conscious and subconscious minds have on our everyday lives. I highly encourage you to watch this documentary to not only gain a new perspective of yourself but on your ability to heal all your pain, worries, and sicknesses.

3. Frye: The Greatest Party that never happened.

In my opinion, this documentary is one of the most crazed releases by Netflix in the past few months. “Frye: The Greatest party that never happened” dives into the grand scam of Billy McFarland, the director, and planner of the hit party in the Bahamas that turned to disaster. In Fact, Billy McFarland lived in Morris Township and attended Pingry for his high school years. After attending Bucknell, McFarland went on to build several empires, all of which eventually failed. However, his greatest venture would lead him to be legally prosecuted and ultimately sentenced to jail. The Frye Festival was advertised as an exotic art and music festival on a small island in the Bahamas, with good music, drinks, and elegant accommodations. However, when guests arrived, they found none of these. This documentary reveals the stories of the people behind the “organization” of the event, the residents of the island, and victims of the scam. I encourage you to watch the documentary, as I do not want to spoil this incredible story.

I can’t emphasize enough how amazing these three documentaries are. All three vary in topic and give the viewer a unique message and takeaway. So if you ever have a sick day, a cozy Saturday night, or a date night with your spouse, I highly encourage you to take a quick look at all of these films, as they are all true pieces of art.

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