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    All The Best Documentaries To Watch On Peacock Right Now

    Binge-watching documentaries are the best, because they teach you so many new things.

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    Have you exhausted all your streaming services over the past few months? Do you feel like there's nothing new and exciting to watch, but you don't want to pay for another streaming service?

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    Enter: Peacock. When you sign up, you can stream tons of films and television shows FOR FREE, but for $4.99 a month you can get a premium membership with tons of great additional content. And for a little more ($9.99) you'll get a mostly ad-free experience!

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    And, if you're like me, you'll definitely be bingeing all the documentaries you can watch with Peacock. Here's some of the best currently available:

    1. Prince: Sign 'o' the Times

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    If you've missed going to concerts this year, get your fanny packs ready because this concert film from Prince's 1987 European tour is here to bring you all the electrifying, blood-pumping tunes you've been craving lately (from the comfort of your couch).

    2. Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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    More than 50 years after his children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood first aired on public television, this heartfelt biopic recalls Fred Rogers' uplifting spirit and the many lives he touched. It's a timely reminder about the power of love; you'll definitely want to stock up on tissues before pressing the play button.

    3. A Most Beautiful Thing

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    Narrated by Common and directed by Mary Mazzio, this film chronicles the first high school rowing team in America made up of young Black men — many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago.

    4. Pope Francis — A Man of His Word

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    You've probably heard about Pope Francis and the ways he represents a "new kind" of Pope. Whether it be his concern for wealth inequality, or his passion for environmental activism, this film showcases the 266th Pope's personal journey toward creating a more socially just world.

    5. Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of

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    Backstreet's back! This time, as a documentary film offering up a behind-the-scenes look at the popular boy band, discussing everything from their personal struggles to their overwhelming rise to stardom.

    6. Banking On Bitcoin

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    The seemingly underground cryptocurrency gets its big-screen debut in this documentary about the unprecedented ways in which Bitcoin has disrupted global commerce as we know it.

    7. Warren Buffett: Investor, Teacher, Icon

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    Billionaire-investor-extraordinaire Warren Buffett has spent a good part of his life inspiring and helping people around the world with investment tips and life hacks. In this 43-minute documentary, Becky Quirk interviews some of his most astute pupils.

    8. Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art

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    The world's most infamous street artist has outraged the art establishment with political commentary and criminal stunts, creating a revolutionary new movement among both the lowest and highest echelons of visual culture (you may remember his self-destructing work that shredded itself moments after selling at auction). While his work has garnered international attention, this documentary attempts to answer the single question that remains: who is he?

    9. California Typewriter

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    Tom Hanks AND John Mayer star in this profile about California Typewriter, a typewriter sales and service company in Berkeley, California. In business since 1949, the shop has become essential to those who remain loyal to the typewriter.

    10. Black Boys

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    This documentary takes viewers on a heartbreaking yet equally inspiring exploration of black male identity in America through the lenses of sports, education, and criminal justice.

    11. I Am Ali

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    Viewers are given a firsthand glimpse into the pugilist's extraordinary life and career, featuring interviews from Muhammad Ali's closest friends, family, and fellow boxers, as well as clips from his own audio journal.

    12. Generation Zapped

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    This film investigates the potential health risks possibly associated with the wireless technology that's become so essential to daily life, including our cell phones and wifi connections.

    13. I Am Big Bird

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    Caroll Spinney is the man behind two of the most famous children's television characters of all time: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. This film explores what brought him to Sesame Street in 1969 and what kept him behind the masks for over 40 years.

    14. In Deep With Ryan Lochte

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    The starred swimmer's scandal at the 2016 Rio Olympics has scarred his impressive career. Now a husband and father, Lochte is looking for one more chance to redeem himself — for his career, his country, and his family.

    You, after signing up for Peacock and realizing you now have something to do all weekend:

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