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 Also, they are labeled "documentary" because if it's all free movies, then some will be outdated when they get removed.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 Sound City Product Image

It's a pretty good documentary for music/rock enthusiasts, which is Dave Grohl-directed. He was inspired to direct the movie after Sound City Studio closed in 2011. It shows its historic importance and is said that 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, and 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 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Product Image

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. So 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 The Image Revolution Product Image

It's shows the 23-year history of Image Comics at the time, as it discusses about freedom rights unlike what Marvel and DC will do, they let creators own their work and only own their trademark name and logo. It's had 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 Led Zeppelin: Dazed and Confused Product Image

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

5 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Product Image

Not a lot like The Art of Rap has, it discusses about the art of freestyle rap, which its cast include Mos Def, Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Lord Finesse, and Jurassic 5. This is mainly based on alternative rap, so watch out, gangsta rap-lovers (unless you love both lol).

6 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters Product Image

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 to watch.

7 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Product Image

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 about 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 Super Size Me Product Image

This is an important documentary to watch at Health classes at middle and high schools, which records Morgan Spurlock's 30-day period of eating nothing but McDonald's, which shows poor nutrition and gain. It took fourteen months for him to lose all the weight. So, everyone, this is what happens if you eat too much chicken nuggets for dinner everyday. So 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 Muscle Shoals Product Image

Another music documentary, which is about FAME Studios, as 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 Grizzly Man Product Image
The Contenders
11 Dying Laughing Dying Laughing Product Image

This documentary you'll enjoy as a comic enthusiast, which covers the scheduled lives of famous comedians, such as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, and Jerry Lewis.

12 Jenin, Jenin Jenin, Jenin Product Image
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