June Documentary & Movie Monthly Wrap Up

In addition to reading, I love watching documentaries and movies and thought that I would start doing a monthly wrap up post including the movies I have watched that month. I am going to use the same rating system that I do for books which is on a scale of 1-5, 5 meaning I loved it and 1 meaning I didn’t like it at all. Documentaries are hard to rate, so I think I probably won’t rate them. I will bold any titles that I really loved. I will also clarify the topic of the documentary if it isn’t clear from the title and list where I watched it! Although I also love my TV shows, I really like watching documentaries and non-fiction TV; I like history, as well as current events and I enjoy learning, whether it is through reading or film. I also often watch movies I have seen before while I am working and blogging, so I am only listing movies and documentaries that I haven’t previously seen. So here is my June wrap up for documentaries and movies!

Documentaries & Documentary Series:

-Nightwatch Season 1 & 2 (A&E)
-The Magic Pill (Netflix)
-When the Levees Broke: A Requim in Four Acts (HBO)
-50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus (HBO)
-One Survivor Remembers (HBO)

Movies:

-Brain on Fire (Netflix) 3/5 stars
-Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime) 2/5 stars
-Petals on the Wind (Lifetime) 2/5 stars
-Plain Truth (Lifetime) 3/5 stars
-The Tenth Circle (Lifetime) 2/5 stars

Nightwatch on A&E is a really interesting reality show, it follows the police, firefighters and EMT’s who work on the nightshift in New Orleans. When the Levees Broke is a 4 part documentary about Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath it had on the New Orleans area. I have watched this one before, but it was a long time ago and decided to watch it again and I had forgotten how in-depth it is.

Movie wise, I had a free 7 day trial to the Lifetime movie club so I watched quite a few that had been on my watch list. I used to love V.C. Andrews when I was younger and was curious to see how they adapted it to film (I never saw the original). They were okay, but as Lifetime movies often are, they weren’t fantastic. I decided not to watch the next two adaptions. I read Plain Truth an The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult this month and decided to watch those as well. Plain Truth was was definitely better than The Tenth Circle, all though both of course left a lot out and changed some details. Brain on Fire I also watched right after I finished reading the book and I had the same feelings on that movie. It was interesting to see the movie adaptation right after I finished the book, however it felt like the whole movie was in fast-forward and I felt like they left a lot out. But overall it was interesting to story brought to film.

As always, I am always looking for documentary, docu-series and movie recommendations!

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