One of the best things about Netflix is the steady stream of documentaries it offers which would otherwise be pretty tough to find. If it’s been a while since your last non-fiction binge, here are ten titles that you should definitely consider watching this weekend.
The video above was collated by the guys at TechGumbo. Whether you’re a prolific doco watcher or are just starting to get into the genre, you will hopefully find something in their list to strike your interest. If you don’t have time to watch the video – perhaps because you have too many documentaries to watch – the full list can be quickly viewed below. (And yes, we realise these documentaries weren’t all produced by Netflix – but they are all available to watch on the service.)
#10 Cartel Land
This documentary offers an up-close look at two vigilante groups that have formed in Mexico in response to the increasing dominance of drug cartels.
#9 Evil Genius
The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist is a 2018 true crime docuseries about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the “collar bomb” or “pizza bomber” case.
In his Oscar-winning film, an American cyclist plunges into a vast doping scandal involving a Russian scientist – Putin’s most-wanted whistleblower.
#7 The Toys That Made Us
The minds behind history’s most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise — and sometimes fall — of their billion-dollar creations.
#6 The Keepers
This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse.
The Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa’s most precious national park and its endangered gorillas.
#4 Dirty Money
From crippling payday loans to cars that cheat emissions tests, this investigative series exposes brazen acts of corporate greed and corruption.
#3 Making A Murderer
Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.
#2 Planet Earth / Planet Earth 2
This landmark series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between.
#1 Wild Wild Country
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.