Documentaries have an incredible power to raise awareness and create transformative changes in consciousness both at the personal and global levels.
Over the last  years, we've watched hundreds of social change documentaries and cataloged the best of them on the site. There's now so many that we realized we needed to filter this down even further. So what follows is our list of the very best 100 - hand-picked for their quality, insight and potential to inspire positive change.
All of the films have been selected because they are either free to watch online, or can be rented online. There are several films we would have loved to add to this list, but they currently don't have an accessible way to view them. As that changes, we'll be updating this list over time. Enjoy!
The Hong Kong Philharmonic (HK Phil) is one of Asia's leading orchestras. From the 2012/13 season, Jaap van Zweden has become Music Director of the orchestra. The HK Phil annually touches the lives of over 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances including its extensive education activities for children and adults alike, and free concerts such as the popular Swire Symphony under the Stars, and regular broadcasts and telecasts, bringing the joy of classical music to the Hong Kong community. Outside of Hong Kong, the HK Phil has made a number of critically acclaimed tours in Asia and Europe.
An awesome virtual tour you might want to check out is the one offered by the Museo Galileo. Located in the city of Florence, the museum houses some of the most important instruments in scientific history. Virtual tours of the museum might actually be the best way to see the museum as it can be a bit tricky to actually physically visit the place. It is a pretty small building and tends to be very popular over the summer months.
Also brought to you with the help of Google, this virtual tour is pretty cool too. Take a tour of the German Oceanographic Museum without ever having to get off your backside. Physically located in Stralsund, Germany, the museum is jam-packed full of exhibits about the wonders of the deep. This really is an interesting virtual tour if you cannot leave the house for whatever reason.
An awesome virtual tour of a science and tech museum comes as the courtesy of The Museum of Natural Sciences in Belgium. Containing tons of Dinosaurs and other interesting scientific exhibits, this virtual tour is definitely worth a gander.Like the NHM in London, this tour was partially developed with the help of Google's Cultural Institute.
If you love all things natural history, you might want to take a virtual tour of the world-renowned Natural History Museum (NHM) in London. Developed in part by Google, the tour is a great, and interesting way to tour the museum if making the trip is difficult. Sadly "Dippy" the Diplodocus is no longer in residence, but the virtual tour is still very impressive indeed.
If computer history is more your bag, then you might want to take the National Museum of Computing's virtual tour. Take a tour of the history of the ongoing development of computing from, fittingly, your own computer.The museum is home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers and follows this world-changing tech's history from the 1940s to the present day.
A world-class museum that offers virtual tours is Oxford University's History of Science Museum. The tour lets you explore their magnificent exhibits in ultimate comfort -- your own sofa.You'll get to explore their fantastic exhibits and artifacts of some of the most important scientific discoveries in science history. The museum, ever ahead of the times, has been offering virtual tours since 1995, so you can trust the quality of it today.
NASA's famous Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as its Glenn Research Center, also provides some cool virtual tours of their facilities. With these tours, you'll get to see some of the most important technological inventions in mankind's history without ever having to leave your own home.