Its summer, it's too hot to move, so why even bother!? We all love a good documentary to sink our teeth into and we at nss magazine have formulated a list that showcases some of our favorites for the summer season, and there are naturally a few fashion pearls in the there as well. Now there only remains for you to pop your corn, turn the AC up, and sit back and enjoy the best nss summer documentaries.

 

Sneakerheadz (2015)

Source: Netflix

Length: 1h 13min

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The title says it all really, this 2015 documentary takes an in-depth look into the sneakerhead phenomenon. You’ll see some of the biggest faces within the worldwide sneaker community, and apart from reminiscing and drolling over all the grails, this documentary should make even the most avid sneaker freak feel a bit better about their obsession as there will always be those that are worse than you, or do you also have 2000 pair’s of sneakers in your flat?

 

Fresh Dressed (2015)

Source: Netflix 

Length: 1h 30min

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This documentary chronicles the history of Hip-Hop and Urban fashion with its rise in the South Bronx, all the way to corporate America, and everywhere in-between. Supported by rich archival materials and in-depth interviews with individuals crucial to the evolution of the scene, among them Pharrell Williams. Fresh Dressed goes to the core of where streetstyle was born.

 

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

Source: Showtime

Length: 1h 37min

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At the dawn of the internet, some might remember that McAfee Anti Virus protection was the first and therefore the standard Virus protection program on all computers at the time, and John McAfee was one the first entrepreneurs of the internet age. This documentary follows his story, particularly what happened after his rise. Involving money, drugs, women, and murder, this story has to be seen to be believed!

 

McQueen (2018)

Source: In theaters

Length: 1h 51mins

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Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness, and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.

 

Les Bleus une autre histoire de France (2016)

Source: Netflix 

Length: 1h 44min

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Particularly relevant with their recent crowning as World Cup Champions, Les Bleus chronicles the rise of the French national football team from 1996 to 2016. Set against the backdrop of its successes and setbacks that are also a mirror of France's polarised society. The documentary gives an insight into the not so even road that led to the French national team's championship.

 

Dior and I (2014)

Source: Netflix

Length: 1h 30min

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Two of the greatest legends within fashion, the legendary Christian Dior, and the contemporary genius Raf Simons serves as the main protagonists of this fascinating documentary that gives an unparalleled insight into the lives of each, and rare behind the scene look at what its like to put on a show for one of the biggest fashion houses in the world.

 

Operation Odessa (2017)

Source: Show Time

Length: 1h 35min

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A true crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear submarine to a Colombian drug cartel. A gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the documentary tells the story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel, and the DEA for the score of a lifetime. 

 

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) 

Source: Netflix

Length: 1h 23min

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For all lovers of sushi, and even those that don't, this documentary which follows 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, in his renowned Tokyo restaurant, is far beyond a simple doc about sushi and more a film about defining mastery and how discipline and repetition set the greats apart from the truly exceptional.

 

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

Source: Amazon

Length: 1h 30min

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Jodorowsky dune, tells the fantastic story of how the eccentric avant-garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky (creator of The Holy Mountain) was so close to achieving his dream of directing the seminal science fiction novel Dune, with the incredible entourage of Jean Giraud and H.R. Geiger on set design and visuals, Pink Floyd writing the soundtrack, and Salvador Dali and Orson Welles as actors. Jodorowsky dune is the story of one of the greatest movies, never made!

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

Source: Netflix

Length: 1h 19min

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On the surface a documentary about breaking some of the greatest high scores in arcade gaming history, a feat that quickly gets a back seat to the strange and unique characters that are the former champions of arcade games and how they’ve transitioned into adult life.

 

 

Tickled (2016)

Source: HBO

Length: 1h 32min

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We end the list with the weird and wonderful. Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online, and as he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, which on spurs him on to get to the bottom of this a stranger than fiction story.