My 3 Favourite Netflix Doco’s


I’ve mentioned lately that we have been hibernating this winter, staying indoors, reading books & relaxing.  The lull in the usual busy schedule has had us watching documentaries on the weekend, I enjoy putting something on in the background whilst we are pottering about the house, and I like how documentaries have the power pull you away from whatever you are doing (instagramming etc) and take you to amazing places whilst you’re sitting in your pj’s!

The Fear of 13  I wasn’t going to watch this one because I thought it was some kind of horror film, but I had the flu a few weeks back and was stuck in bed bored.  I’m so glad I did watch it, because it turned out nothing like I thought it would, in fact, for most of the documentary I wasn’t sure if this guy was making his story up as he went along! – I’ll leave it for you to find out if it is or not.  I had my jaw on the floor and tissue box in hand throughout.  If you’re anything like me you’ll watch the film again straight away – because as soon as I finished it, that’s what I did!  I then made Brett watch it with me a few days later.  One of my favourite quotes is at the end where Nick Yarris’ says “It was that realisation that I was becoming a person that I like, I was so proud of that, I woke up to a different person”.   It is a remarkable story about the human spirit enduring and a must watch in my opinion.  Nick is a captivating storyteller indeed!

DamNation  This doco’ was a real eye opener for me.  I’d seen it flick past on my recommended list a few times before I decided to put it on.  A truly insightful story with beautiful cinematography and a strong message.  It gave me a new perspective on something I had never known was a problem & it was nice to watch people who care deeply about our environment fight for what is right.  To see that ‘people power’ can fix some things that seem broken broken beyond repair is heartwarming.  This is another one that I have watched again and again.

The Great Alone  This was one of the documentaries I put on in the background one Sunday.  We liked it so much that we stopped doing whatever it was we were doing and plonked ourselves down to watch it properly.  The way champion dog musher Lance Mackey takes himself through life is really something to be admired.  I think most dog lovers will identify with the respect he has for his ‘best friends’.  Lance’s spirit comes through the screen as if he were your best friend sitting next to you.  Watching him take on life made me smile!  I loved this film.  I loved Lance’s can do attitude, his perseverance and the fact that he doesn’t sweat the small stuff – or even the big stuff!


  • leanne

    A few to add to the list!
    Would you mind also adding me to your group board Travel – my pinterest url is Thanks a million!

  • Hey Molly, lovely post! I am going to watch Fear of 13 tonight, you have me intrigued! I’d love to be added as a collaborator to your Travel Board on Pinterest – my pinterest is thanks!! 🙂

  • Britney

    I love documentaries! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Also, would love to be part of your Pinterest community. My Pinterest profile is here –

  • Ana Rozanova

    You just made me want popcorn sooo much now! 🙂
    Could I also join your travel board on pinterest? Thanks a lot. My email is and pinterest handle is @merrygoroundslowly

  • Kelly Ann Duhigg

    Omg I love the Great Alone. He is such an interesting guy!! I live hinernating with netflix. Also love your pinterest travel group board and was wondering If I could join. Thanks!!

  • Noor Gidwani

    Thanks for the recommendations! Will definately check them out. I came across your pinterest board and would love to contribute to the board. I have a beauty and travel blog called A Life Extraordinaire ( My pinterest link is – Love the blog! Thanks!

  • Emma McKay

    So great! I’m always on the lookout for new documentaries. The Great Alone sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing Sarah!

  • Seeking Neverland

    Just when I thought I’ve seen everything on Netflix haha. These looks interesting. Documentaries are the best. I never feel guilty for watching educational tv haha. Also, if possible, I would like to join your travel group board on Pinterest. Thank you!

  • Hi, great recommendations! PS. Can I please be added as collaborator to your Travel Board? My Pinterest is thank you very much! 🙂

  • Abhilash PS

    Hi Sarah I’m really interested to join as a collaborator on your Pinterest Group Board- ”
    BLOG POSTS” My Name is Abhilash, I’m following you in Pinterest Please Add me as a colloborator, My Pinterest Profile:

  • Dawn Craven

    Hey! Your blog is incredible and very organized! I came across your Pinterest board and was wondering if I could become a contributer? I would greatly appreciate it my Pinterest URL is thank you so much!

  • TheGossipChic

    Your blog is amazing! I noticed your Pinterest board and was wondering if you could add me as a collaborator? The board I’d like to collaborate with yours would be my TheGossipChic board & my URL is my email is Thank you!

  • Hi Sarah, Great blog! I came across your Pinterest board and could you please add me there as a collaborator? The board of my interest is called “Blog Posts” and my Pinterest URL is: and my e-mail Thank you kindly.