These documentaries highlight the life-changing benefits of minimalism and how it can improve overall quality of life. While society glorifies consumerism this practice is unsustainable, which has led many to led unfulfilling, superficial lives.
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things
Netflix, 2015, 1h 19m
This documentary is made by two childhood friends who started a journey to live a more intentional and happy life. Through their own journey, coupled with interviews of others they realized the essential benefits of living a simple life. Minimalism focuses on letting go of material things in order to live a more meaningful life.
Amazon Video, 2018, 1h 48m
This documentary takes a deep dive into our society’s obsession with money and also status. In addition it examines celebrity culture, social status and the negative impact it has on regular individuals.
Tubi, 2018, 1h 27m
This documentary explores how social media is impacting and also influencing our everyday lives. In addition it shows the real life consequences that go on behind the scenes that we don’t often see. This film follows three individuals during their personal experiences and challenges maintaining an online presence.
The True Cost
Netflix, 2015, 1h 32m
This documentary exposes the truth behind fast fashion while also exploring the impact it is having on society. The fast fashion industry encourages mass consumption, which has a negative impact on individuals in addition to the environment.
Tubi, 2011, 1h 13m
This documentary takes viewers on a journey around the world while searching for the meaning of happiness. Through scientific research and emotional testimonials we see the similarities as well as differences people experience in regards to happiness.
Overall these documentaries are entertaining and informative in regards to minimalism. Although minimalism can seem like a challenging way to live the benefits far outweighs the sacrifice. Living with less is a life-changing experience for those looking to live a simplified life.