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Documentaries To Watch If You Feel Like An Ordinary Man

It isn't always true that a pinch of fantasy is essential to spice up the storytelling. And the existence of documentaries proves it.

No matter what you are going through, you will always be able to find a documentary that will lift your spirits. And with every documentary you watch, there is surely a change of perspective on the world.

Men often are suspicious of their worth and caliber. Men are usually surrounded by a lot in their life. Their responsibilities, their career, their relationships; all these things make men very much in their own zone. Men tend to become detached human beings who are not willing to transform much.

This sense develops wider and wider and eventually makes men an ordinary version of themselves. Even if this doesn't happen in reality, the feeling of becoming ordinary definitely starts pouring into the minds of men.

Men need to watch inspirational documentaries for a variety of reasons. First of all, they offer true accounts of people who have faced hardship and overcame it, demonstrating resiliency and determination. Men who read these stories may be motivated to take on their own challenges.

Second, because they frequently explore a range of topics, documentaries expose viewers to other viewpoints and ideas and encourage intellectual development. Additionally, by encouraging males to develop deeper connections with others, these movies help foster empathy and compassion. Last but not least, inspiring documentaries provide a diversion from the routine and can be entertaining while also teaching men important life lessons, making them a well-rounded and enriching experience.

This article presents documentaries for ordinary men. We bring you inspirational films that you must watch if you feel like an ordinary man.

Man on Wire

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Who isn't an ordinary man? It's just that some dreams are so wild that one such extraordinary moment defines our lives. Philippe Petit is surely one of them.

The documentary does justice to capturing the well-executed theftless heist! An insane dream to walk in between the Twin Towers. Is not that interesting? Well, what puts the craze into the dream is that the walk is on a rope hundreds of feet above the ground.

On the outside, it may look like the insane passion of a crazy man. But if we look deep, all the so-called ordinary men bury their passion somewhere deep. And these goals that we grow up with may not be as enthusiastic for others. The documentary inspires us to bring out those buried wishes and to live life to the fullest.

14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible

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The second extraordinary tale of an ordinary man is 14 Peaks: Nothing is impossible. The story follows a Nepali Gurkha, Nirmal Purja, on a quest to dominate the 14 greatest peaks of the planet, all points greater than 8,000 meters.

A young man with a goal to get the due name all the Nepali sherpas deserve. Along with the spirit of generous love and teamwork, we get to experience the breathtaking land of mountains. Also, the journey surely inspires you to pack your bags for your own passionate path.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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If you share a common love for food and documentaries, this is where you need to stop. It's the story of the best sushi maker in the world, Jiro Ono.

It may seem like a regular ten-seat sushi restaurant in a basement. But on the Food Planet, it's a highly prestigious three-star Michelin place. The journey of a common man and his love for the art of sushi that made him go from a nine-year-old boy who ran away from home to a three-star Michelin restaurant owner is surely worth watching.

Hoop Dreams

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Steve James' Hoop Dreams is one of his most acclaimed works. It was previously meant to be a short 30-minute documentary. But it turned out to be a three-hour-long story capturing five years of the leads' lives.

The work features two young boys with a dream to change their lives through basketball. And the struggles they perceive as the future proceeds. Let the name not deceive you into thinking it's all about sports. Because hoop dreams are much more than that. The documentary plants hope in our hearts. And will give you a new, refreshing outlook on life.

The Fantastic Mr. Feynman

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Richard Feynman is one of the most beloved men in the scientific world. Indeed, a man with humor and a gift of hard work and knowledge.

And his IQ measures and his work surely don't tally. He considered himself an ordinary person who studied hard. And all the miraculous works were merely a projection of love for the subject. And everyone, at the end of the day, was just a normal person, regardless of their achievements.

His journey will take you through a roller-coaster showcasing the efforts and regrets of his work. Besides, if you are still in the hangover of Oppenheimer, then put on this show to look at some facets of the story.


The art of documentaries in and of themselves. While fantasy movies can be amusing, real-life tales are often more compelling.

The list consists of a variety of men's stories, from exciting experiences to fascinating science. So use the list above to start your search for documentaries. And get to discover the incredible stories of regular men.

We hope you enjoy the selection of videos we have chosen for you. And will advance your journey of self-discovery.

Written By - Sameena

Edited By - Bhagwat Jha

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