best business documentaries



As an entrepreneur, you might not get the time to binge-watch an entire Netflix series. That only happens once in a blue moon. Right? 

But do you really think that’s enough? You must sit yourself down in front of a television or a phone to watch at least one documentary in a week. Needless to say, documentaries are not only packed with knowledge but also a great way to relax and calm yourself. 

Netflix has a humongous variety of tech and business-related documentaries. You are just a Netflix subscription away to watch some of the best, fun, and interesting documentaries. 

We have curated 5 business documentaries just for you:

  • BURT’S BUZZ (2013)

Ratings: 6.6/10

Directed by Jody Shapiro, the documentary presents a look at the world of Burt Shavitz, the Co-Founder of Burt’s Bees. Burt Shavitz is a shy American beekeeper who starts out keeping bees on his land in Maine and selling honey out of his truck. In his journey, he meets Roxam Quimby, a single woman and ambitious woman who becomes his business partner.  The story revolves around Burt’s privileged lifestyle from Taiwan to another side of the world and his struggles with Co-Founder Roxanne Quimby. The story follows many twists and turns.   

  • HAPPY (2011)

Ratings: 7.2/10

A group of scientists, researchers, and thought leaders share data on what makes people happy. It is directed, written, and co-produced by Roko Belic. This documentary is all about exploring human happiness with the help of interviews. They take interviews of different people from 14 different countries around the world (from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa) in search of what really makes people happy. 


Ratings: 7.2/10

This is an award-winning 90 minutes Netflix documentary that explores the ugly side of starting a business. To explore the innovative thinking behind 3D printing, it portrays some of the history and achievements of several 3D printing companies, including MakerBot, Formlabs, Stratasys, and 3D Systems. It explores the relationship between the 3D printing industry and the gun rights advocacy movement. 


Ratings: 6.7/10

As the name itself suggests, the story revolves around the innovator and creative genius Steve Jobs. The documentary takes a closer look at Steve through exclusive interviews that highlight how his creativity, talent, thinking, and imagination changed the world. In one of his interviews, he says, “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you… the minute that you understand that, you can poke life… you can change it, you can mold it… that’s maybe the most important thing.

  • 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)

Ratings: 7.4/10

Morgan Nevile puts the spotlight on the hit-making contribution of backup singers like Merry Clayton and Darlene Love. Packed with rich and heartbreaking scenes, this documentary is a tribute to the talent and passion of backup singers and to all those voices behind the greatest rock, pop, and R&B hits of all time. Along with archival footage, the documentary includes interviews with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Sting.

Documentaries are made to describe a person’s life in a way that someone can get motivated. Motivate yourself and take the burden off your shoulders from long working days. Put these 5 business documentaries in your bucket list right away!




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