There are a lot of documentaries freely available on YouTube.
Sometimes the producers release them for free, but most often other people upload the films and the copyright owners don't bother with taking them down.
xDocumentaries is a central place where you can easily find these documentaries...
A 2014 documentary about the life of computer programmer, entrepreneur and political hacktivist Aaron Swartz.
Swartz started programming at a young age, was involved in the development of the RSS web feed, was one of the early architects of Creative Commons, and his company InfoGami merged...(show more)
A 2008 documentary about Philippe Petit's incredible high-wire walk between the tops of the World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974. His performance at 400 meters (1,312 feet) above the ground was not authorized, so Petit and his accomplices had to clandestinely get the equipment to the towers'...(show more)
A 2001 documentary presenting the life and work of innovative film director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 1999), telling his story by focusing on his iconic films, including Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut.
The film...(show more)
A 2011 documentary about the life of American chess grandmaster and eleventh World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer (Robert James Fischer, 1943 - 2008), considered by many one of the greatest chess players of all times.
The film follows his story as a brilliant chess player from an early age,...(show more)