It must be nice having an Amazon Prime membership. Access to free shipping and a range of movies and television—what more could you ask for? How about a lineup of documentary shows? Yeah, Amazon has that. Though most people seek out humor, suspense, or something else along those lines in a great TV series, that's not to say we can't all enjoy a documentary show here and there, and you can find some good ones with Prime.
Whether you're looking for a trip through America's national parks (The National Parks) or an extensive history lesson in jazz (Jazz), you'll find quite a few popular documentary series on Amazon Prime. Whatever it is, you'll be learning at the least—and nothing beats good education.
So, take a lesson in something you've never heard of or catch up on your favorite series from the list below. Also be sure to vote up the ones you like to help determine the best documentary shows on Prime. You can also add any that aren't already on the list.
1916 The Easter Rising is a major 7 part historical documentary series telling the stories behind the 7 signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation. Each episode tells the story of one of the signatories of the proclamation, starting with Tom Clarke, the father of the Rising, moving through James Connolly, Joseph Plunkett, Sean Mac Diarmada, Thomas McDonagh, Eamonn Ceannt and Patrick Pearse.
A three part series that explores the truth behind the building and meaning of the Great Pyramid. A mystery that has long been hidden under a shroud of historical distortions comes to light in this carefully crafted documentary. The film presents the real story behind the the Great Pyramid of Giza.
OD IN AMERICA, a presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and FRONTLINE, will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States. The six-hour series interweaves documentary footage, historical dramatization and interviews with religious historians.
Lauren Greenfield examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost.