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What are the best documentaries on YouTube?

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    Arthur Smith
    Written on January 28, 2017
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      Albert Romero
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I watched this last night on YouTube 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."
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      Albert Romero
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I watched this last night on YouTube 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."
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      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."
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      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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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Ishan Dutta
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "I'm sure all of your friends have seen one of the best documentaries on YouTube, Zeitgeist: The Movie. 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."
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      Ishan Dutta
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "I'm sure all of your friends have seen one of the best documentaries on YouTube, Zeitgeist: The Movie. 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."
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      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. My only complaint about the documentary is it's length. It was too long and should have been cut down by an hour."
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      Tammy Carr
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "One of the documentaries I found on Youtube was Zeitgeist: The Movie. 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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    Anyone can produce a short documentary film nowadays. In a featured article written by Bryn Beausoleil, she mentioned that there has been a rapid rise of short-form documentary films in 2018’s cultural and technological landscape according to reports on 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 growing popularity of filming devices such as DSLR and mirrorless cameras paved the way for the increase in digital contents available on different media platforms today. This means more opportunities for indie actors and filmmakers. From ‘dull and long’ to light-hearted and short, documentary films have surely won the hearts of the youth as they get carried away with heart-moving films. This is true, especially in China. In a research report released by China Netcasting Services Association, an increase in the number of people who choose to watch documentaries online was observed. Consequently, the documentary category landed 5th among online video users in 2017. Moreover, according to Stephen Follows Film Data and Education, sixteen years after the turn of the century, the number of documentaries now make up a higher percentage in the market, taking up 13% of all the movie releases. A mind-boggling question today would be “What drives the documentary competition?” Perhaps, the answer lies in the enthusiasm of people for rawness and nonfiction cinema.

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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Donna Ruiz
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Unless you are really interested in the subject matter, this documentary 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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Gerald Robinson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "meets topic fine"
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      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?"
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      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?"
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      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 documentaries that are interesting to watch."
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      Julio César Colín
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "If you're looking for documentaries, this is the channel. Everything from Jack the ripper to the lock ness monster, this has it all."
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      Ishan Dutta
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "Great selection! I could watch these 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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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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 videos that I can pull up whenever I want to veg out for a bit."
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      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."
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      Tyler Rose
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "I love documentaries, but so many of the ones 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."
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      Tyler Rose
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "I love documentaries, but so many of the ones 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."
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      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."
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      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. Good stuff."
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      Chen Cui
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "This playlist is a must for documentary lovers. I found so many new and interesting new movies. It's very educational and entertaining!"
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      Roy Griffin
      Written on February 3, 2017
      ""VPRO Documentaries balance between story telling and journalism" This is a more global site for our world that let's you explore the world, the worlds culture's, problems, traditions. We are more of a global society than ever before and this site embraces that."
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      Roy Griffin
      Written on February 3, 2017
      ""VPRO Documentaries balance between story telling and journalism" This is a more global site for our world that let's you explore the world, the worlds culture's, problems, traditions. We are more of a global society than ever before and this site embraces that."
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      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 video that really interested me. The channel has a lot of great content that I would recommend anyone check out."
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      Paul Scott
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "This is a great source for documentaries. 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."
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      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."
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      Jack Long
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "Solution based for Global solutions for a look at politics, science, social views, new trends world economy and society. There are new documentaries weekly."
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      Harry Long
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "too long"
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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 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."
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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 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."
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      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."
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      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 videos"
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      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."
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      Rakesh Lobo
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "I used Planet Doc Full Documentaries to find some amazing documentaries. They had a broad scope of all the different documentary topics and showed different ways that they are put together."
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      Kyle Barrett
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "Planet Doc's content is all strikingly similar. 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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      Ethan Shaw
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "Documentary heaven is a great website that shows documentaries that are available on youtube. It's nicely organized and had specific topics including a top 100. They have a big library and surely something for everyone."
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      Ethan Shaw
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "Documentary heaven is a great website that shows documentaries that are available on youtube. It's nicely organized and had specific topics including a top 100. They have a big library and surely something for everyone."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Kai Wang
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "I really enjoy watching those historic documentaries.This one looks very interesting and fun.A piece of history"
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      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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      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."
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      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."
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      Paul Coleman
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "It definitely would be a hit. I feel there are somany interesting documentaries to choose. I believe this list of documentaries would be great for YouTube."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Ralph Lynch
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "Awesome vids, best collections I've come across."
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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."
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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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Phillip Webb
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "What a resource!! So many documentaries about interesting topics! I could watch for days."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      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!"
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      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!"
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      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!"
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      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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      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."
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      Héctor Mora
      Written on March 30, 2018
      "Very common now days could use some work to make this work"
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      Héctor Mora
      Written on March 30, 2018
      "Very common now days could use some work to make this work"
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      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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      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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    Best documentaries on YouTube
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Storyville Silk Road Drugs, Death and the Dark Web Documentary 2017 Videos 318 Free
    2 Before the Flood Movies 277 Paid
    3 Zeitgeist: The Movie Movies 253 Free
    4 This Is The Zodiac Speaking Videos 230 Free
    5 Quantum Theory - Full Documentary HD Videos 213 Free
    6 Real Stories Videos 180 Free
    7 Best Documentaries on Youtube Videos 171 Free
    8 Superb Documentaries Videos 143 Free
    9 VPRO Documental Videos 138 Free
    10 Planet Doc Full Documentaries Videos 115 Free
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