Movies and shows are not always a source of entertainment because they can be a powerful medium through which we can spread positive as well as educational messages. In fact, some of these shows, documentaries and movies can be of big help as they turn out to be quite fruitful in educating students and provoke educational, positive, and creative thoughts. In this article, let’s check out these must watch educational shows and movies together!

1. Bill Nye the Science Guy

Everyone loves this show, be it kids or adults, Bill explores why the atoms spin and why the fruits have colors. His lessons are valuable and quite entertaining and it makes this educational show much more exciting to watch. Bill’s charm and energy for learning inspire kids to remain curious about the world and the things that we are surrounded by.

2. Brainchild

Brainchild is an educational streaming on Netflix which introduces numerous scientific topics to the younger audience. It explains stuff about germs, science, social media and even our emotions. The show makes science fun, engaging and it teaches the audience through a bunch of games and experiments which not only makes the learning easy but its fun too.

3. Paper Clips

Paper Clips is an emotional educational movie that shows how kids responded to Holocaust lessons with a vow to collect at least one paper clip for everyone that was murdered by the Nazis. Thousands of Middle School kids, in Christian village began collecting paper clips to represent the Jews who died tragically in World War Two. This is a must watch. It is quite an interesting educational movie.

4. Legally Blonde

This movie is a must watch for every student out there as it gives out many inspirational messages to overcome self-doubt. Legally Blonde is a movie which gives out important messages such as to let go of people who bring you down, don’t judge a person by their appearance and that you can get whatever you want if you set your mind to it and work hard enough and have faith in yourself. Now, these are the motivational reminders we all need in our life.

5. Ask the Story Bots

This is an award-winning show and one of the best educational shows on Netflix. The show features five small, adorable creatures that answer all the questions that children have in their mind and the things that spark their curiosity. The show teaches kids about all the basic yet complicated parts of life.

6. Abstract: The Art of Design

This Netflix documentary series highlights artists in every field of design and questions about how the roles of these designs play in our everyday lives and how these designs have impacts in every aspect of life. From the costumes we see on the screens to the buildings we live in or the products that we buy have all been designed for the maximum effects.

7. The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything came out in 2014 which is based on the life story of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking was considered one of the greatest physicists for his discovery of black holes and other contributions in the fields of quantum mechanics, physics, and mathematics. The film was lauded with appreciation and won many prestigious awards.

8. The Social Dilemma

This Netflix documentary is a must watch for students of all ages. It focuses on how social media has taken over our life and the impact that it has on us. It shows how it is manipulating and controlling all of us such as our views, emotions, and behaviors. It shows how we all are addicted to our phones.

9. The Silence of the Lambs

This is one of the best psychological themed movies. In this movie, it shows us all about how the human mind acts and changes. This is a must watch for every student out there, especially those who are interested in psychology.

10. Mystery Lab

Mystery Lab is an amazing Brazilian educational series airing on Netflix with English Subtitles. It is an amazing documentary which explores fascinating mysteries and questions about the world we live in. This show is highly informative and a must watch for every student out there.

11. Emily’s Wonder Lab

This is a fun yet interesting educational streaming show which takes kids through lively science experiments and some exciting entertaining activities. The host of the series, Emily Calandrelli makes STEAM fun with activities and at home experiments that makes you want to watch this repeatedly.

12. Inside Job

Inside Job is an Oscar- winning documentary by Charles Ferguson. This is a must-watch documentary, for all those who are interested in the stock market and want to learn everything about it. This documentary provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crises of 2008 which caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. An interesting documentary.

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Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.

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