Must-see documentaries to inspire you

Suffering from a sugar coma haze after Halloween and in need of a low-key weekend or evening on the couch? Why not snuggle in and be inspired by some great films? Here are some of our top picks:


Meet people who, through whatever circumstances, have decided to reject the idea that things bring happiness. Through this film we see that less is more.

Mercury 13

This documentary looks at a part of history that many of us may not know about: the first female astronauts in the 1960s and the struggles they faced and overcame. Mercury 13 explores why these women have been absent from history books for so long.

Tales by Light

Join renowned photographers as they capture incredible images from the most far-reaching, remote and beautiful places on earth, all while presenting nature and culture in unique new ways.


This documentary takes a look at what really makes people around the world universally happy. From the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata, you will learn how mainstream ideas of happiness may in fact be pretty backwards.

Period. End of Sentence.

This Oscar winning short film follows a group of women in India who fight against the stigma surrounding menstruation and show how they advocate for making low-cost sanitary pads.

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