10 Best Documentaries To Watch On Peacock Right Now

Even though Peacock is a recent streaming service that is still trying to expand and find its feet, compared to giants like Netflix or Prime Video, it still has a great library of movies and shows to explore.

Surely Netflix still has a plethora of documentaries across genres to explore, and Peacock also has a stellar collection to look at.

You can never be satisfied with documentaries; the more, the merrier, especially when it comes to feeding your curiosity.

Here are, enlisting the best documentaries you can watch on the Peacock streaming service.

Hardball: The Girls Of Summer

IMDb Rating:6.7

rotten tomatoes:69%

Cast: Francis Ford Coppola, Stacy Piano, Kelsie Whitmore

Hardball: The Young ladies of Summer is a 2019-released documentary about a sport that isn’t always remain the center of attraction as compared to other sports.

It recounts the story of the best U.S.- based women baseball players. However, it cares very little about softball. All things being equal, it pushes for true equality in the game known as America’s hobby.

The story is about how these female baseball players fight for their recognition and acceptance in the sports world.

All Things Must Pass

IMDb Rating:7.3

rotten tomatoes:94%

Cast: Russ Solomon, Michael Solomon, Heidi Cotler

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records is a Collin Hanks-directorial documentary film that explores the rise and fall of the Tower records.

The tower records which was the retail giant once known to be at East 4th Street and Broadway New York City. It was known to be the largest record-tape store in the known world.

I Know That Voice

IMDb Rating:7.4

rotten tomatoes:84%

Cast: Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carlos Alazraqui

I Know That Voice is a documentary film, directed by Lawrence Shapiro and written by Brandon Sonnier, John DiMaggio and Tommy Reid.

The film surrounds the topic of voice acting scenario in America. It was released back in 2013, on Nov 6 at Grauman’s Egyptitan Theatre.

John DiMaggio was the one who narrated the documentary, the popular voice who has been known to behind shows like Jake on Adventure Time and Futurama.

The movie features other voice actors as well as Tom Kenny, June Foray, Billy West, Rachel MacFarlane, Robin Atkin Downes, Rob Paulsen and more.

21 Years: Richard Linklater

IMDb Rating:6.5

rotten tomatoes:40%

Cast: Joey Lauren Adams, Jack Black, Louis Black

It is a biographical documentary streaming on Peacock that is directed by Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood.

The movie tells about the Linklater, one of the very few directors who single-handedly shaken up the movie industry with his indie creations.

The film was made to celebrate the 21 year mark of this director, defining his success of 21 years and documenting behind-the-scenes. It also showed his perspective over things, his motivations, skills and style, also relationship with other directors.

Black Boys

IMDb Rating:5.9

rotten tomatoes:89%

Cast: Carmelo Anthony, Cris Carter, Harry Edwards

Black Boys is a documentary film released quite recently in 2020 and direected by Sonia Lowman.

The movie was to highlight the spectrum of black male humanity in America. The narrative is to aim to represent the black identity and acknowledging oppurtunities for education, sports, criminal justice and more.

Sign O’ The Times

IMDb Rating:8.0

rotten tomatoes:81%

Cast: Prince, Sheila E., Sheena Easton

Sign O’ The Times is concert film released back in 1987 written and directed by Prince. This is about the time 1987 to capitalize on the emerging popuarity and success of Prince in Europe.

Prince went on the tours to promote a album of the same name and over the time, sales skyrocketed.

Still, in United states, his success or popuarlity for the latest albumn , sales started to drop and that’s when Prince decided to film a live concert promoting the new materials.

Perfect Bid

IMDb Rating:6.5

rotten tomatoes:100%

Cast: Theodore Slauson, Roger Dobkowitz, Bob Barker

Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much released back in 2017, a documentary profiling Ted slauson who was a elementary school mathematics teacher and huge fan of the show The Price is Right.

There are likely individuals out there who figured Wonderful Bid might have been a feature film, however, it works such a great deal better as a narrative because the logline is exciting enough all alone.

So, in the documentary, it is mostly talking with this math teacher about how he was able to memorize all the product prices and also get involved with the contestant Terry Kniess known for bidding perfectly in the show.

Spellbound

IMDb Rating:7.6

rotten tomatoes:97%

Cast: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Areniva

The 2002-released comedy documentary film follows these eight competittors participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee that happened in 1999.

Spellbound, with runtime of 1 hr 27 minutes went on to gain positive reviews and even quite range of awards also critics appreciations.

It is directed by Jeffrey Blitz and talks in details about these teenagers and their journey, their quest to win the 1999 contest of National Spelling Bee.

I Am Big Bird

IMDb Rating:7.5

rotten tomatoes:84%

Cast: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz

I am Big bird: The Carolla Spinney Story is documentary film released back in 2014 about Caroll Spinney.

The documenary is the biographical documentation of the original performer of Seasme street characers such as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

The director of this documentary is Dave LaMattina and Chad N Walker where it is written by Dave LaMattina.

The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts This evening Show

IMDb Rating:7.6

rotten tomatoes:75%

Cast:Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte, Leon Bibb

The documentary entails the journey of the civil rights activitst and trailblazing performer Harry Belafonte hosting The Tonight Show for a complete week in the year of 1968.

This happens while the United States is going through the divisive election with all over racial tension and conflicts bubbling up at that time.

The documentary particular focusses how important was this lost broadcast at that time and what it means now.

This was directed by Yoruba Richen and currently streaming on Peacock for you to give it try this weekend.

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