Great documentaries on Netflix

Netflix has changed the way we view film and television and increased the love of binge-watching. Since the streaming service hit it big, people have started to develop an interest in other streaming services as well. But, for the price you pay, we think it’s difficult to actually get better than Netflix in terms of value for money. The service is highly affordable, and it provides us with loads of great unique content.

In fact, thanks to Netflix we now have the term “Netflix and chill” for an evening spent relaxing and enjoying all of the content that the streaming service has to offer.

One of the best sections on Netflix is the documentaries section. This contains a comprehensive selection of some of the best and most award-winning documentaries on the market, as well as a some Netflix original documentaries. These all offer a fascinating insight into important and current issues, and these are some of the documentaries we think are the best on Netflix right now.

13th (2016)

This fascinating documentary takes a long and important look at the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution and explores the issues of race, crime, and the prison system. It’s a fascinating eye-opener, and, yes, there are some aspects of it that are told with bias, but it’s still a curious and sobering documentary that will make you think hard about the way the world is run. With the current climate, and racial tensions happening in the United States, there has never been a more relevant or pertinent time for a documentary like this to come out.

Great documentaries on Netflix

Generation Startup (2016)

The startup industry is booming because it has never been easier to start your own business. These days, anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can become an entrepreneur. But, this often means people are not fully aware of the problems and pitfalls that can come with starting a business. This fascinating documentary follows six college graduates as they strive to build a successful startup in an already saturated market. It shows the complexities of trying to follow your dreams, warts and all and is essential viewing for anyone looking to start a business.


Supersize Me (2004)

The amazing thing about this documentary is that it is still one of the most profound and important documentaries ever made. Documentarian Morgan Spurlock was catapulted into the spotlight in the wake of this film, which sees him spend a month living on nothing by McDonald’s food. The movie looks at the effects of what too much junk food can do to the body and also resulted in McDonald’s dropping their Super Size option from menus.

Great documentaries on Netflix

There are a ton of awesome documentaries to get through on Netflix, but we reckon these are a pretty good start. They are all interesting and relevant films that explore a variety of pertinent societal issues. Make sure you try to remain calm when watching though, as we guarantee you at least a couple will get you worked up! Once you’ve enjoyed these, you should check out some of the other options Netflix has to offer.