Particle Fever (2013)
This is not a documentary about the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator that straddles France and Switzerland underneath the Alps. It is not a film that will necessarily teach you about the science of particle physics or explain in easy terms what the Higgs boson is (though you may learn a bit, thanks to handy animated graphics).
It's about the physicists, including then-83-year-old Peter Higgs -- whose namesake subatomic particle is the Holy Grail of particle physics -- who worked their whole lives in devotion to science, searching for a particle no one has ever proven exists. As such, it's one of the greatest, most riveting portrayals of passion and excitement ever put on screen.
Where to watch it: Stream on Netflix