Best Documentaries On Netflix – Top 20 Docs To Watch

Best Documentaries On Netflix – Top 20 Docs To Watch

One area where Netflix has been able to carve a niche for itself is the Documentary genre. From brilliant Natural History series like ‘Our Planet' to true life crime docs like ‘The Confession Killer' Netflix can take full credit for supporting documentary makers around the world.

If like me, you're addicted to watching documentaries, our list of the Top 20 Documentaries on Netflix wil help you discover gems you might have missed. We've reviewed and rated all the top docs on the Netflix platform. Click on boxes below to get the low down on each documentary.

20 Best Documentary Shows On Netflix

One of the best shows that Netflix has ever aired, Our Planet will leave you amazed at the sheer depth and breadth of the animal kingdom across the world. Narrated by David Attenbo...[Read More]

The Confession Killer is the unbelievable and shocking true story of how one man, Henry Lee Lucas, took credit for nearly 360 murders in the US, urged on by law enforcement despite...[Read More]

Possibly the greatest sports documentary ever made about possibly the most talented formula one racing driver in the history of the sport. Gripping, exciting and soaked with emotio...[Read More]

This excellently produced documentary is a fitting tribute to one of Englands greatest football Icons. Bursting with energy, great direction and incredibly touching. More than just...[Read More]

There's a reason Tiger King is one of the most-watched documentaries of the year. It is nuts. It's the crazy story of Joe Exotic, the self processed Tiger King who owns more than 2...[Read More]

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator traces the rise of Bikram Choudhury who was at the forefront of popularizing yoga in North America, through to his disgrace in accusations of rape and ...[Read More]

Ugly Delicious has beaten any other food show that I’ve watched lately. Hosted by chef, David Chang this is a series that goes beyond ‘here’s some food you might want to make’ and ...[Read More]

The FYRE Festival was supposed to be a luxury music festival on a supposedly private island in the Bahamas during April and May 2017. Instead it was a disaster of epic proportions ...[Read More]

The Medal Of Honor series tells the extraordinary stories of the recipients of America's highest military award. These tales of bravely are retold with detailed re-enactments and e...[Read More]

The Palio is the worlds oldest continually run horse race. Held in the beautiful medieval town square of Siena, Italy. The documentary ‘Palio’ takes an in-depth look at this incred...[Read More]

Anelka Misunderstood is a superb documentary recounting the footballing career of the often controversial Nicolas Anelka and it's a real eye-opener.

Unnatural Selection is a fascinating documentary that looks at the rapidly evolving world of genetics and gene therapies. Potentially life-saving treatments on one hand, designer b...[Read More]

A superb documentary that relives the Chicago Bulls season of ’97/98 as they attempted to win the NBA title for a third consecutive year. Focusing largely on the legendary Michael ...[Read More]

Behind The Curve explores the growing ‘Flat Earth Society’ by following some of the big names involved. Featuring prominent members in both the flat earth and science communities, ...[Read More]

How the F£$k did this happen? If you are wondering how on earth the crazy world of politics turned out this way, this insightful look into the rise to power of Donald Trump offers ...[Read More]

In 2016 The Indianapolis Star broke the story of systematic abuse within US Women's Gymnastics at the hands of Dr. Larry Nassar. Athlete A is the documentary of that story and how ...[Read More]

A brilliant fly on the wall sports documentary following the journey of Anthony Joshua as he prepares for the fight of his life. The new young hope of heavyweight boxing against ar...[Read More]

Forget everything you thought you knew about Cheerleading. Cheer is an incredible series that follows US National Champions, Navarro College as they go after their fifth national t...[Read More]

Lady Gaga Five Foot Two is a documentary that is anything but glossy. It really is a stripped back, behind-the-scenes look at her life and it makes for incredible tv. While the hig...[Read More]

A gritty yet inspiring look at college football in this fascinating documentary that follows the East Mississippi Community College on their quest for a fourth National Championshi...[Read More]

We hope you enjoyed our list of Best Documentaries On Netflix. If you want to find even more docs to watch, visit our dedicated Documentary page.

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