August Documentary & Movie Wrap Up

In addition to reading, I love watching documentaries and movies and thought that I would start doing a monthly wrap up post including the movies I have watched that month. I am going to use the same rating system that I do for books which is on a scale of 1-5, 5 meaning I loved it and 1 meaning I didn’t like it at all. Documentaries are hard to rate, so I think I probably won’t rate them. I will bold any titles that I really loved. I will also clarify the topic of the documentary if it isn’t clear from the title and list where I watched it! Although I also love my TV shows, I really like watching documentaries and non-fiction TV; I like history, as well as current events and I enjoy learning, whether it is through reading or film. I also often watch movies I have seen before while I am working and blogging, so if I have already watched a film, I am going to put it under the Re-watch category. So here is my August wrap up for documentaries and movies!

Documentaries & Documentary Series:

-Playing Dr. (Amazon)
-Jackson (Showtime)
-After Tiller (Amazon)
-More Business of Being Born: Down on the Farm: Conversations with Legendary Midwife Ina May Gaskin (Amazon)
-The Face of Birth (Amazon)
-Sex Slaves (Amazon)
-Nova: Secrets of Noah’s Ark (Netflix)
-Cults & Extreme Beliefs: FLDC & NXIVM (A&E)
-Casy Anthony’s Parents Speak (A&E)
-Microbirth (Amazon)
-Hiroshima (BBC)


-Bleed for This 3/5 stars
-Queen of the Desert 3.5/5 stars
-Midnight Sun 2.5/5 stars
-Forever My Girl 2.5/5 stars
-Adrift 3/5 stars


-The Choice 4/5 stars


I watched some interesting documentaries this month, but my favorite by far was Microbirth. It was recommended to me by my friend & Doula and I found it fascinating. I am all about all natural things and this documentary is really interesting in regards to our immune systems. I found it on Amazon in a free one week trial for an Amazon channel called Curiosity Stream. But I believe you can also watch it online and find other places to watch it by Googling it and heading to their website. More Business of Being Born was also great, as they traveled to the Farm and talked with Ina May Gaskin and some of the other great midwives who work there. After Tiller and Jackson were very interesting, although they aren’t exactly how I see things. I like looking at issues from both sides, I think it gives me more empathy and understanding about different issues.

I was not overly impressed with Adrift. I read the book this month in anticipation for it being released on Blu Ray, but just like the book, something was just kind of lacking in the story for me. I’m not sure what it was, since it is based on a true story, but it just didn’t catch my attention how I had expected it to. I found Midnight Sun and Forever My Girl underwhelming as well. I was surprised that I really enjoyed Bleed for This, as I am not really a sports fan and don’t have much knowledge of boxing. But it was a really interesting story and I am glad I watched it. As usual, I am always interested in recommendations not only for books, but also for documentaries and movies!



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