Seven Documentaries Worth Watching About 9/11


Would you like to broaden your mind? Well, there are many things you can do that helps when it comes to broadening your mind, including reading books, listening to stories, and watching or listening to the news. But that doesn’t sound fun, especially when there is an entertaining way you can broaden your mind by watching documentaries.

Most of the documentaries available on streaming platforms are quite informative, and they make you learn about activities that take place in different parts of the world. The main purpose of a documentary is to inform and at the same time to educate. 

Some of the documentaries have been based on the attack that occurred in the United States on the 11th of September 2021.

The documentaries based around 9/11 bring out emotions to many, while others find it helpful to examine the days that horrified the Americans by gathering facts. So, if you are in Australia and want to understand what really happened that caused the death of nearly 3000 people, you need to subscribe to a major streaming platform.

You can learn about the streaming services and how to stream them by visiting There, you find a guide on how to access major streaming platforms that are not available in that region.

Below are seven documentaries that you should watch about 9/11

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room (2021)

When the attack happened, I’m sure you had questions like, where is the president? How is he coping with this? What on his mind? For now, we still don’t have the answers to those questions, but they are available on the 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room documentary.

Inside the President's War Room

The documentary shows us how it was in the former president’s administration, consisting of interviews with George. W Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Colin Powell, who was the secretary of state.

The documentary provides a glimpse of how the president and his advisors were shocked and panicked and forced to make quick decisions.

The documentary is available on Apple TV.

Generation 9/11 (2021)

The attacks caused the death of nearly 3000; some whose lives were ended were expectant fathers. PBS Generation 9/11 tells an emotional story of seven kids who didn’t have the chance to meet their fathers due to the terrorist attack.

Generation 9/11

In this docuseries, we follow the story of individuals now in their twenties as they share how it was to grow up without a father. They also share how personal it meant to them and how the attacks and their aftermath shaped them.

The docuseries is available on PBS Website.

9/11: One Day in America (2021)

The City of New York faced one of the biggest terror attacks in the world. But that shouldn’t be the face of the city, as it highlighted patriotism and bravery. The six episodes available on this docuseries show the events that occurred during that time, from the view of the survivors and those who came to their aid.

One Day in America

The docuseries follows the firefighters and the paramedics as they respond in a mission to rescue victims together while trying to unite the survivors with their families.

9/11: One Day in America is one documentary worth watching; it is available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV.

In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 (2019)

Imagine how it was for the kids at Stuyvesant High School there; they had the view of watching the Twin Towers fell and felt the impact as their building shook in response. Imagine the thoughts they could have had, like what if one of my family members was around that area etc.

But we don’t need to guess what was in the mind of the students. Because in this documentary, Amy Schatz gathers students to share their experiences during that horrific attack.

You can watch the documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 on HBO Max.

Muslim in Trump’s America (2020)

This documentary shows the recent rise of anti-Muslim intolerance with American Muslims and hate groups’ interviews. The director Deeyah Khan manages to get a unique moment inside the US. The documentary was filmed before the Covid-19 pandemic, and as a result, the documentary received a Peabody Award.

You can watch the documentary on YouTube.

Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden (2021)

It was believed that Osama Bin Laden was the man behind the attack of 9/11.  And the search for the terrorist was ongoing even years after the attack. On May 2, 2011, a Navy Seal Team of six raided Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan’s Abbottabad. And a moment later, the Navy Seal announced that the al-Qaeda leader was dead.

This documentary shares how the US intelligence managed to track down the man they searched for for years. Those interviewed include former US president Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Leon Panetta.

Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden is worth watching, and the documentary is available on Amazon Prime and Google Play.

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror (2021)

The documentary brings to light personal stories of how the attack affected the course of the nation. The documentary consists of interviews with senior chief administration officials, members of the Taliban, and many more.

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror is available on Netflix.


As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, documentaries give your insight if untold stories; you learn new things that you were unaware of, therefore, broadening your mind.  If you are interested in learning about 9/11 and how the country recovered, the above documentaries will help you with that.