The 15 best Amazon Prime Video documentaries, very interesting!

The first-person narratives, the exhaustive investigative works, almost as if they were policemen or private detectives, and the close-up productions with a camera on their shoulders are some of the hallmarks of the documentary genre and hides great cinematographic gems. It is in Amazon Prime Video where we have wanted to focus our attention, we have already recommended series like Utopia on that platform, and the result is a list of the most interesting.

The 15 best Amazon Prime Video documentaries very interesting

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is pure poetry of gastronomy.

Going back to the documentary genre, I think you can learn about countless topics; it is one of the great positive points of this genre, whether you are interested in the world we live in, the strange and funny conspiracies, or the documentaries that have been awarded, among other festivals, at the prestigious Oscars.

Enjoy addicting documentaries on Amazon Prime Video

If you want to know the secrets of one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, in The Decoded Da Vinci Code, or learn what avant-garde cuisine means, from the hand of El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, we have an interesting documentary waiting for you on Amazon Prime Video.

  • The salt of the earth
  • The Da Vinci Code Decoded
  • Aliens on the Moon
  • Super Size Me
  • Killian Jornet Path to Everest
  • Waco: The Rules of Engagement
  • The Cove
  • El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
  • One day in the Haram
  • The boy from Medellín
  • South Africa 2010: 10 years after our star
  • Blackfish
  • It looks
  • Chernobyl coffee
  • Nowhere to Hide: The Story of Rehtaeh Parsons

The salt of the earth

Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado are the directors of this documentary, nominated for the Oscars that same year and also premiered at the well-known Cannes Film Festival, which tells us about the professional career of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado in a constant search, camera in hand, of the changes that have taken place on our planet in recent decades and how the human being has evolved, along with flora and fauna, by his hand.

  • The year 2014
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 110 minutes

The Da Vinci Code Decoded

The Da Vinci Code Decoded

The Decoded Da Vinci Code is ideal for lovers of mysteries.

If you were left wanting more after reading Dan Brown’s famous novel, which later turned into a hit movie starring Tom Hanks, this documentary, now available on Amazon Prime Video, will take you a step further in the theories that the interesting writer exposed within the plot in which Robert Langdon sought to reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christianity, we believe that this documentary is what you were looking for.

  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 95 minutes

Aliens on the Moon

It might seem that this is a documentary of crazy ideas and theories of the most absurd conspiracy, and yes, you were right. However, who is not interested in disconnecting from the usual seriousness of this type of documentary story and enjoying it as if it were 10 years old and still believed in Santa Claus and the Three Kings? If you think you know what really happened on the day that man stepped on the Moon for the first time, wait to find out the truth.

  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 65 minutes

Super Size Me

This, perhaps, is one of the most recognized and famous documentaries of this century, both for the harshness in which its protagonist exposes the facts and for the conclusions and results obtained. We all know, although we look the other way, that junk food, which is called fast food, is solemnly bad, at least for our health. Even so, we continue to devour it. If you want to know the risks involved in its massive consumption, take a look at this documentary, available on Amazon Prime Video.

  • Year: 2004
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 99 minutes

Killian Jornet Path to Everest

For those of you who do not know the figure of Killian Jornet, we are talking about a lover of nature and mountain routes who does not know unattainable challenges. On this occasion, thanks to the collaboration with Amazon, we can learn about the epic adventure that the Spanish adventurer undertook, declared the best mountain runner in the world, when climbing Mount Everest twice, and without the help of oxygen.

  • Year: 2019
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 84 minutes

Waco: The Rules of Engagement

Who else and who less, if you like to follow the news of the world around you and you already have gray hair, you will know, roughly, what happened in the Texan town of Waco, back at the end of the last century, which ended with one of the most shocking sectarian massacres in our modern history. It seems, according to what is deducted from the documentary, that the investigation about what happened there is not finished, and this documentary tries to close unsolved plots yet.

  • Year: 1997
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 136 minutes

The Cove

What appeared to be an investigation into how the excessive hunting of dolphins off the coast of Japan was endangering both the species itself and the natural ecosystem of one of the most beautiful lakes in the Taiji area, ended up becoming, thanks to the work of the documentary production team, activists and selfless divers, in uncovering a truth even more egregious than they have seen to date. This Academy Award-winning documentary will not leave you indifferent to human brutality.

  • The year 2009
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 91 minutes

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

Finally, we did not want to leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. We never better said, after the appearance of Super Size Me among our recommendations, we want to pay tribute to gastronomy, more specifically that which unites us as Spaniards and offer you the possibility of knowing how the internal mechanism of one of the best restaurants in history works, El Bulli, winner of infinite awards, with the figure of Ferrán Adriá as the epicenter of an earthquake of smells, flavors, and experiences that those who have tried them they cannot forget.

  • The year 2012
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 108 minutes

One day in the Haram

When we talk about religions that are not the majority in our near reality, we usually resort to cliches and brother-in-law phrases without understanding what really happens in one of its most magical places, such as the mythical Haram. This documentary of Amazon Prime Video shows the history of the Haram of Mecca, a place so sacred that only Muslims can be walked by. For the first time in history, we will go beyond its threshold and know how it works.

  • Year: 2018
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 82 minutes

The boy from Medellín

Those who are not fans of the most current music will not know the songs of J Balvin, but we assure you from here that this international star of Colombian nationality leaves no one indifferent. Amazon Prime Video has bet on his figure and presents the artist in his most intimate and personal side while preparing one of the most important concerts of his career. Matthew Heineman, an award-winning filmmaker, will be in charge of bringing us all the passion that he unleashes around him and the hard work of J Balvin in the face of the situation his country is suffering.

  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 95 minutes

South Africa 2010: 10 years after our star

When a country drinks the winds for the beautiful sport, football, it is to be expected that each of its successes will be celebrated to the point of exhaustion. On this occasion, we will enjoy, on Amazon Prime Video, a documentary that celebrates the tenth anniversary of the achievement of the title of world champion by the Spanish soccer team. The vision of those days by its protagonists and hundreds of unpublished images will accompany us on this journey to the past.

  • Year: 2020
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 51 minutes


The animals in captivity, however much they try to justify their presence in bounded enclosures, never have the same freedom as a wild animal; despite that, we humans make great companions thousand and one species, helping not disappear or recover from some disease. The story of this documentary of Amazon Prime Video talks about Tilikum, an orca that killed several people during his years in captivity, and how these animals are treated at present.

  • The year 2013
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 79 minutes

It looks

It looks

Seve is one of the most anticipated documentaries on Amazon Prime Video.

If they asked us to choose the most influential athlete in the history of Spain, the answer would not be easy, but we are convinced that Severianos Ballesteros would be among some of those chosenAmazon Prime Videoten years after the death of the golf myth, offers us a very interesting documentary where we can learn about the lesser-known facets of the Cantabrian athlete, from his earliest childhood to his last moments, being remembered by great myths of his sport, The golf.

  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 124 minutes

Chernobyl coffee

We all know what happened in the Chernobyl disaster, which seems to be can also be written in its Spanish form, but what few will know is that 30 years after the disaster, on the release date of the documentary available on Amazon Prime Video, the Life seems to begin to manifest itself again in the ill-fated town. Faced with the fear that its name provokes in a whole generation, it seems that the fascination for it is the dominant trend in our time, taking hundreds of tourists to radioactive hell.

  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 51 minutes

Nowhere to Hide: The Story of Rehtaeh Parsons

The documentary genre, which is beginning to be important in Amazon Prime Video, tends to draw on real events to form its structure, and that is why we bring you this production, which, in addition, should invite us to reflect on how our actions can have consequences in others. Rehtaeh Parsons, an American teenager who a group of four boys raped, ended up committing suicide due to disseminating an image of her at the time of the terrible event. A life skewed by human evil, already in adolescence, should make us consider if we are educating the youngest correctly.

  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: documentary
  • Approximate duration: 48 minutes