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Pop Culture Documentaries to Binge-Watch

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

Collection of documentaries highly recommended for any pop culture geeks out there

At the time this article was written the following documentaries were available on Netflix Australia

The Toys That Made Us (2018)

The collectors behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise -- and sometimes fall -- of their billion-dollar creations. Available on Netflix Australia.

High Score (2020)

Tracing the history of classic games and interviews with the developers and inventors who bought these games to life. Available on Netflix Australia.




The Movies That Made Us (2019)

Meet the actors, directors and industry insiders of some blockbusters that brought us together and gave us the time of our lives. Available on Netflix Australia.

Hip-Hop Evolution (2016)

Interviews with some of the most influential, DJs, MC from the 1970s through to the 00s. Available on Netflix Australia.

The American Meme (2018)

The struggles, pitfalls and hustle building a social media empire. Available on Netflix Australia.


Other Recommendations

Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Season 1, Episode 1/5

This six-part documentary of the Secret World of Comics by Robert Kirkman, the famed creator of “The Walking Dead”, stands out to be a passable source of stories, people and events that have transformed the world of comics.

Superheroes A Never Ending Battle -- Part 1

The first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. Watch on Stan

Popped Culture - A Funko Pop Documentary (2019)

This is a fan-made documentary - watch here

Making Fun — The Story of Funko (2018)

I can't find the full documentary, here is the website.

Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (Documentary -2003)

The film is about the history of the American comic book industry from its origins in the 1930s to the present day. Watch here




Geek? Cosplay, Comic Cons & Pop Culture Documentary (2018)

Taking a look at the world of Cosplay and the people behind the costumes.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Official Trailer (2012)

A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. Watch on YouTube Movies.

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2017)

The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, the 89-year-old comic book legend who co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Watch on YouTube Movies.



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