Paste Magazine has posted a list of the top 20 documentaries on Netflix streaming:
Last year, we looked at 20 Great Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Instant, but as the movie service is constantly updating its offerings, we decided to update the list with 20 different documentaries that are available now.
Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos wrote about the Academy Awards on the Netflix blog:
The two biggest winners this year were "The Artist" and "Hugo." Both films celebrate the world's passion for the history of movies. "The Artist," using classic moviemaking techniques, is presented in black and white and without dialogue, while "Hugo," employs Hollywood’s latest technical artistry to present a dazzling experience in 3D to theatrical audiences.
These films have three things in common; a love for cinema, five Oscars and both will be coming to Netflix later this year. Other big Netflix winners were Best Documentary Feature "Undefeated" and Best Animated Feature "Rango."
Sarandos also notes that box office winners Act of Valor and Good Deeds will also premier on Netflix first instead of pay TV.
Netlfix said that they didn't renew the Starz deal because the renewal cost was too high and because the titles only accounted for a small percentage of streaming. So, if you want to see any of the Starz titles you only have a few days left. TV and Movies Now (by Tech of the Hub) has posted the list of expiring Starz titles, and also notes which ones are are available on Amazon Prime.