Some people find documentaries boring and will not even consider them as a great way to be entertained. If you are one who finds documentaries amazing, get ready for a great year. In 2015, many don’t miss movies have been released and these are the ones you will definitely not want to miss.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Scientology has been widely disputed for years. In this dramatic documentary, the religion is laid wide open by archive footage, testimonials from former believers and people who were ranked high in the church. Many famous people, including Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and John Travolta, share their thoughts about the good and bad sides of Scientology. You will be amazed at what you will learn about this often-scorned religion.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
In one of the few authorized documentaries about him, Kurt Cobain’s life is dramatically shared from his young days in Washington to the huge success he found with the band Nirvana. The movie also shares his downfall with the band and the sad end to his amazing life.
Even someone who is not interested in boxing will enjoy this amazing documentary about three boxing greats. The movie covers the lives of Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins and Evander Holyfield. Their lives in the ring are shared, but it also takes a more personal look at the private life of each amazing man.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
Christian music is becoming more popular each week and the story of Hillsong United proves it. The Australian-based band has become so widely-known that it is estimated that 50 million people hear their songs each week. This documentary follows their amazing climb to become one of the most popular Christian bands in the world.
Kobe Bryant’s Muse
Included in this amazing look at Kobe Bryant’s life are archive footage of some of basketball’s most awesome players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. Mr. Bryant shares what inspires him and also what he considers to be his biggest challenges. This is a definite must-see movie for any sports lover or anyone who just enjoys an inspiring story.
The Gettysburg Address
Every person needs to see this inspiring movie that chronicles President Abraham Lincoln’s life from a small boy to his days as one of America’s greatest leaders. In a short 272 words, he details why the Civil War must continue, the evil of slavery and his vision of a perfect country where everyone is equal and free. This movie separates widely-accepted fiction from hard facts and shares the historical and cultural significances of the moving speech. It also shows how the speech is still affecting our country today.
Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.
This is an examination of six ancient relics that are believed to have some connection to Jesus of Nazareth. Scientists, scholars and historians share their thoughts about whether these items are truly what Christians believe them to be.
The documentaries being released this year have subjects that are so widely-varied that you are sure to find something that interests you. From religion to music to sports, the best of the year showcase inspiring people and bring history to life.