The best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video right now

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It’s been a really long year, and it’s almost behind us. We’re in the middle of the last month of 2021 before we throw out the calendar and get a new calendar for 2022, preferably with cute dogs adorning the pages of each month. However, before turning the page, there are still some documentaries that need to be watched on Amazon Prime Video for viewers. There have been several significant new entries on the streaming service this year, led by Major Pete And val, While Amazon Prime doesn’t have a plethora of new options in December, this month is the perfect opportunity to catch up on all the true stories you’ve missed throughout the year. We’re here to help break down the best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video this month.

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    a man named scott

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    2021

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A Man Named Scott (2021)
new

a man named scott

Style

documentaries, music

Stars

Kid Cudi, Jaden Smith, Blake Young

the director

Robert Alexander

95m

Before Kid Cudi became one of the greatest rappers in the world, he was just a kid named Scott Mescudi. this is the basis behind it a man named scott, the latest in Amazon Prime’s music documentaries. Kid Cudi has gone through several different iterations in his career including acting (he is set to appear in Netflix) don’t look up In December). But the most important project he’s worked on in the eyes of some is his debut album, man on the moon, which delve deeply into introspective topics such as depression and loneliness. The album garnered him a love for a generation, and this documentary looks at the project, as well as what it takes, through new footage and behind-the-scenes additions.



Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie (1993)

Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie

Style

document

Stars

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Lucy Arnaz

108m

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz captured the hearts and minds of a generation. In fact, a new biopic about his life is coming to Prime Video in December, titled Being Ricardo, which makes this documentary worth coming out now. The 1990s documentary was directed and produced by his daughter Lucy Arnaz, and looks at her life through the use of home videos and engaging interviews. The documentary earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Information Special, and archival footage is a great way to inform one’s viewing experience of a new theatrical film.



Major Pete (2021)

Major Pete

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document

Stars

Pete Buttigieg, Cheston Buttigieg

the director

Jesse Moss

R

96m

“Mayor Pete” may no longer be an appropriate nickname for Pete Buttigieg, who is serving as the US Secretary of Transportation after his unsuccessful presidency. Still, the spirit of the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is one of the most inspiring to come from a politician in recent memory. His youth helped him connect with a younger generation of voters, while his sexuality was part of his history-making presidential race. Major Pete Tracks the rise of the politician, although it is difficult to call it a definitive documentary on Buttigieg’s life and career, as he is not even 40 yet. Still, the documentary gives a good glimpse of someone poised to become a major player in the future of the United States.



Justin Bieber: Our World (2021)

Justin Bieber: Our World

55%

47%

Style

music, documentaries

Stars

Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Scooter Braun

the director

Michael D. Ratner

Postgraduate

94m

Justin Bieber has been the star of several documentaries about his life and this is the latest. in all seriousness, our world gives the pop superstar a look at a relatively stable, not always easy feat for Canada, who became a sensation while the rest of us were in high school. The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at a pandemic-era concert preparation, so the hallmark of COVID-19 is unmistakable – it is not an escapist film. Because where Bieber is in his life, it also isn’t particularly dramatic or titular. It gives insight into Bieber’s life, but isn’t pushing the envelope in any particular way. Beliebers will eat it, while other fans will see it as a good documentary and a reminder that this is Bieber’s world, we’re all just living in it.



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My Name is Polly Murray (2021)

my name is poly mare

95%

73%

Style

document

Stars

Patricia Bell-Scott, Dolores Chandler, Brittany Cooper

the director

Julie Cohen, Betsy West

PG-13

91m

Fewer people know Pauly Murray’s name, but the Titanic documentary should help change that. Murray was a lawyer, poet and activist, among other roles, but she was also the first black woman to be ordained. But there were many conflicts in Murray’s life, most notably his struggle as a non-binary man, a word not used during his time (the documentary uses the pronouns “he” and “her”). . my name is poly mare Gives insight into someone who isn’t as famous as other activists, but is influential to the likes of Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It is a life worth celebrating and discovering once again.



Mary J. Blige’s My Life (2021)

Mary J.  Blige's My Life

60%

56%

Style

documentaries, music

Stars

Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Taraji P. Henson

the director

Vanessa Rotho

R

82m

Mary J. Blizz’s my life Takes the same name as R&B Great’s second studio album, which propelled them to fame when it was released in 1994. The film mostly details Blige’s album-making experiences and how fans have continued to react nearly three decades after its release, although the film’s approach misses an opportunity to explore a complex woman more deeply. Still, Blige spends some time talking about her own struggles in the documentary, which helped reveal the extent of drugs and…

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