Best Documentaries to Watch on Netflix: The Speed Cubers

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The Speed Cubers is a short documentary on Netflix about the sport of speed cubing. It mostly focuses on the relationship between the two most famous cubers in the world (or that’s how it portrays them at least), Felix Zemdegs and Max Park.

Like any sport, there is significant competition at the top and Zemdegs and Park are fighting for the title of best in the world. However, unlike many other sporting rivalries, the relationship between Zemdegs and Park is more mentor/mentee rather than rivals.

As discussed in The Speed Cubers, Zemdegs represents the old guard who first popularized the sport of speed cubing. Park comes from a newer generation who grew up watching Zemdegs. Another interesting fact about Park is that he was diagnosed with autism when he was young, and speed cubing has helped him to alleviate many of the typical behaviors associated with autism.

The Speed Cubers mostly follows Zemdegs and Park at the 2019 World Championship, but also goes into more depth about the impact they’ve had on the sport and their relationship outside of it. Although I was already a bit familiar with speed cubing before watching The Speed Cubers, watching this documentary greatly increased my knowledge of the sport. Overall, it is an interesting watch and something I think is worth 40 minutes of your time!

The Speed Cubers Recommendation Rating: 3.5

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


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