Top 10 Free Documentaries to Watch on YouTube

Here are the best documentary films to watch for free on YouTube. Documentaries are usually cheap and simply free to watch. Also, they are labeled "documentary" because if it's all free movies, then some will be outdated when they get removed.
The Top Ten
1 Sound City

It's a pretty good documentary for music and rock enthusiasts, directed by Dave Grohl. He was inspired to direct the movie after Sound City Studio closed in 2011. It shows its historic importance. Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Tom Petty, Guns N' Roses, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Slayer, Rage Against the Machine, and many other artists recorded there. Over a hundred albums recorded there are certified gold and platinum. So it is a very good music documentary to watch.

2 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

An Ice-T-directed film about the importance of hip hop, featuring freestyles and interviews. The cast includes Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Common, Run-DMC, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, Immortal Technique, Kanye West, KRS-One, Nas, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Rakim, Redman, Royce da 5'9", Snoop Dogg, Treach, WC, and Xzibit. It's cool to see all those rappers in one documentary. The soundtrack is also fire, even though it's a compilation of tracks from albums.

3 The Image Revolution

It shows the 23-year history of Image Comics at the time. It discusses freedom rights, unlike what Marvel and DC do, as they let creators own their work and only own their trademark name and logo. It has legendary comic series such as Spawn, Savage Dragon, Witchblade, The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Saga. If you're a comic enthusiast, then this movie is for you.

4 Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused

This is a documentary about the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, from its humble beginnings to huge rock stars. Known for their albums and the songs "Whole Lotta Love," "The Immigrant Song," "Stairway to Heaven," and "Black Dog," various rock musicians inspired by or who met Led Zeppelin, such as Eric Clapton, discuss the band's success.

Surprised it is #4. It should be like #3 or #2.

5 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme

Not a lot like The Art of Rap, it discusses the art of freestyle rap. Its cast includes Mos Def, Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Lord Finesse, and Jurassic 5. This is mainly based on alternative rap, so watch out, gangsta rap lovers.

6 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters

This is pretty interesting for those who love film, posters, and graphic design. And yes, it's a movie talking about movie posters with a really cool movie poster. But still, it can be interesting to watch if you choose it as one of your documentaries.

7 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

Derived from "With great power comes great responsibility," it explores the life and career of American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer Stan Lee, who would go on to be the head of Marvel Comics. It discusses his creations, including Spider-Man, X-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, The Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow.

8 Super Size Me

This is an important documentary to watch in health classes at middle and high schools. It records Morgan Spurlock's 30-day period of eating nothing but McDonald's, which shows poor nutrition and weight gain. It took fourteen months for him to lose all the weight. So, everyone, this is what happens if you eat too many chicken nuggets for dinner every day. Just eat something healthy or cook a good meal (like cooked chicken, rice, and green beans), and you'll be all good.

9 Muscle Shoals

Another music documentary about FAME Studios, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features Greg Allman, Bono, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Steve Winwood, and Wilson Pickett.

10 Grizzly Man
The Contenders
11 Dying Laughing

You'll enjoy this documentary as a comic enthusiast. It covers the lives of famous comedians, such as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, and Jerry Lewis.

12 Jenin, Jenin
13 Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History
14 Tales of the Lost (Ray Mona)
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