Science is a vast term, even for movies. To an extent, even superhero movies can be categorized under the “science” genre because of their portrayal of science-based fiction. Science is not just confined to what we study in schools or colleges but it goes way beyond what we know. If you can imagine something, then go a little further than that, that’s science right there, something way beyond our imagination. Things that were not even considered to be a distant possibility once upon a time are now more than possible. Pretty much anything and everything around us can be considered as “science“. From the tiniest microscopic organisms to skyscrapers and blue whales, science is everywhere.
However, I do understand the sentiment behind “I hate science”. Science textbooks are not usually appealing to most people. So we decided to fix the dilemma of “I hate science” which will soon become “I love science” after you go through the list of non-fiction movies we’ve given below. All of these movies are on Netflix which, by the way, is also another by-product of the subject we’re talking about. So, here’s the list of really good science documentaries on Netflix that are available to stream right now. The list includes bbc, forensic, history channel science documentaries.
12. The Magic Pill (2017)
“There is no secret ingredient.“- KungFu Panda. Just hold that thought there because there might just be the secret ingredient that might be the solution to most of the modern diseases and that is “Fats”. Yes, you read that right! Fats in food are often downgraded in comparison to the other two macro-nutrients, proteins and carbohydrates. But this documentary film debunks that myth and explains the importance of healthy fats in our diets that act as a major source of energy. The common belief is to rely on carbs for our primary energy source but that notion is slowly evolving into what is known as a ketogenic diet which has been discussed in this film. Fats are good, Fats are the secret ingredient. But please just watch the documentary before you start hogging on fatty foods.
11. The Search for Life in Space (2016)
The universe is massive and I’m sure that this one thought comes to everyone’s mind- “Are we alone in this universe?” This documentary shows the stunning imagery of distant lands of planet Mars and the moons of Jupiter through the lens of a very powerful telescope. It also takes us deep inside the thermal vents of the sea and in the lava fields of Hawaii where scientists research how other life forms survive. Just maybe there are planets out there similar to ours and we are not alone in this infinite universe.