Stay Busy In Quarantine With The Best Documentaries Netflix Has to Offer
When it comes to documentaries, viewers want to be drawn in immediately. A fascinating story expertly told results in some of the best content available. Here are our picks for the best and most fascinating documentaries on Netflix. Hopefully they’ll help pass the time while in self-isolation!
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)
It’s safe to say 2020 has been the year of coronavirus and Joe Exotic the Tiger King. This bizarre Netflix docuseries will draw you in with the tigers, but you’ll stay for the drama. You’ll immediately find out this story isn’t exactly about the big cats…
Don’t Fuck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)
Netflix’s Don’t Fuck With Cats will have you glued to your screen in suspense. This true story tells what happens when a killer psychopath goes head-to-head with a group of dedicated internet detectives. Never underestimate the power of the internet.
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)
Netflix’s Evil Genius is the shocking true story you have to see to believe. What seems like something straight out of an action movie becomes all too real for Eerie, Pennsylvania. Brian Wells walks into a bank with a shotgun that looks like a cane and an elaborate bomb strapped to his neck … what follows is The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist. And it all started with a pizza delivery…
My Scientology Movie (2015)
The Church of Scientology is one of the most mysterious organizations in the world. With billions of dollars and the support of Hollywood elites, they’re almost unstoppable. Director Louis Theroux‘s My Scientology Movie takes you on a deep dive into the shady, shocking and elusive world of Scientology … and they’re not happy about it. Watch as the director is tormented and followed by the church as he tries to expose them for alleged crimes. By the end, you’ll be wondering why we aren’t talking about this more.
Abducted In Plain Sight (2018)
If there’s one docuseries on this list that will have you screaming at your screen in anger, it’s Abducted In Plain Sight. Jan Broberg was 12-years-old when she was kidnapped from her family by their own neighbor … twice. Trusted neighbor Robert Berchtold had no shame in carefully manipulating, seducing and terrorizing the Broberg family, and it seems like they let him do it. Watch this frustrating Netflix series and judge for yourself. You’ve been warned.
Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers (2018)
Whether you believe in Area 51 or not, you can’t deny the credibility of the man who said he worked there. Bob Lazar has resurfaced after years of trying to stay out of the spotlight to discuss his experience working at the mysterious Nevada’s S-4, otherwise known as Area 51.
He details the astonishing things he saw and directly worked with while reverse engineering alien spacecraft. His entire life was turned upside down when he decided to come forth and expose the government for suppressing technology that could greatly advance civilization. This resulted in getting his entire identity erased and reputation dragged through the mud by the people he once worked for.
Long Shot (2017)
Long Shot is a documentary detailing what seems like a miracle for an innocent man on death row. When Juan Catalan is arrested and put on trial for a murder he didn’t commit, all hope seemed lost. He claims he was at a Dodgers baseball game when the alleged murder went down but had no way to prove it … until he learned there was footage from an unlikely source — an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm?
Abstract: The Art of Design (2017-2019)
Abstract: The Art of Design is a beautiful and insightful look at the world of design. Graphic design, architecture, sculpting and more. There’s so much that goes into things the rest of us are blind to, but those behind the designs see everything.
Whether it’s the computer you’re using or the social media app you’re staring at, there is so much more behind it than we comprehend. This incredible docuseries will have you taking a second look at the everyday things in your life with more appreciation.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
Sushi seems like such a simple treat for most of us, but for Jiro, it’s his life. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of a man who has dedicated his life to crafting the world’s best small bites of food. His tiny sushi restaurant in Japan is one of the hottest tickets in town and lucky patrons can experience if only for a quick bite.
The 85-year-old is as determined as ever to achieve perfection, even after being the first sushi restaurant to earn 3 Michelin Stars. There’s almost nothing more soothing than watching Jiro expertly slice a tuna, shape sashimi and serve his customers. Dedication to your craft can go a very long way.