Another benefit is that with the current film industry getting a little repetitive, documentaries tend to focus on the obscure facets of life. Watching just one can provide you with great "awkward-moments-of-silence" fillers.
Basically, this post is designed to introduce you to the documentary genre if you're not already familiar. I hope to overthrow the stereotypes associated with them and just maybe you'll be as in love with them as I am!
Films I've seen and recommend (just top 5 otherwise list would be too long:
1. The Great Happiness Space *only available on Netflix*
3. Kicking It
4. Born Into Brothels
Films currently in my Netflix queue or I'm waiting to be released:
1. Please Vote For Me
2. To Be And To Have
3. Confessions of a Superhero
5. Beautiful Losers