There comes a time in everyone's lives when they have to face the fact that the government isn't always interested in doing what's best for the people. And when that time comes, the only course of action is becoming as informed as you possibly can. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to politics, which is more about lies than policy at this point. In our current political environment, being informed is more important than ever. Lucky for us movie lovers, there are movies for that. Here are 17 political documentaries on Netflix to keep you informed of current events, and of the history that brought us here.
Politics change constantly, so political documentaries tend to feel somewhat dated no matter how recently they've been released. So if you're looking for a documentary that will tell you what's going on in the world today, you're going to be disappointed. That said, even documentaries about politics from 50 years ago offer insights into the state of politics today. It's sad, I know, but it turns out history teachers were right when they said you can't understand the present without understanding the past. So it is in that spirit that I give you this definitive list of 17 political documentaries on Netflix that will help you stay informed.