Netflix is a great place for documentaries, but this month it’s especially so. Netflix added Knock Down the House to it’s lineup yesterday, the 2019 doc on how four women got elected to the house in 2016. The races of Cori Bush (Missouri), Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez(New York), Amy Vilela(Nevada) and Paula Jean Swearengin (West Virginia) are all wonderfully captured here by director Rachel Lears. The Guardian calls it “the year’s most rousing political documentary,” and it gets a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! It’s cinema verite and thrilling to watch, especially for women. Also, on Netflix is The Devil We Know, a 2018 doc directed by Stephanie Soechtig. This movie covers how citizens of West Virginia went after DuPont, after DuPont dumped it PFAS chemicals in the air and water and how they went on to file one of the largest class action lawsuits in the history of the U.S. And this one, too, gets a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. And, finally,,if you want something a little lighter, after the serious subjects covered, Netflix has The Last Resort, a touching movie about Miami Beach, in the 1970’s and 80‘s. It tells of the bygone era when Miami Beach was an affordable retirement community, attracting mainly lower and middle class Jews. It’s directed by Dennis Scholl and Kareem Tabsch and uses hundreds of photos taken by Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. It’s a lovely movie and gets a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.4/10 on IMDb. and there are tons more like The White Helmets and Gaga: Five Foot Two. So don’t forget, you get more than drama or comedy on Netflix, and enjoy your new-found enlightenment!