Netflix is an amazing entertainment service which not only lets you to stream movies and TV shows but documentaries as well. Yes ! You heard me right. You can find lots of Netflix exclusive documentaries which you can watch online.
It has been analyzed people around the world have started gaining interests towards documentaries since past few years. This is the reason I have decided to feature top 15 documenty movies on Netflix here in this post. I hope you will like our collection of documentaries. If you have a Netflix subscription, you can go ahead and start watching documentries on Netflix just right away.
Top 15 Documentaries On Netflix In 2017
Under the Sun
Directed by Vitaly Mansky, this is a Russian documentary film about the life of a family living in Pyongyang of North Korea. Zin-mi, their daughter, is shown here preparing to join the Korean children’s Union on Kim Jong-il’s birthday also known as the day of shining star. This film shows how everyone is found contorting the reality so as to get well acquainted with few of life’s specific purposes or even goals.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
This documentary film by Werner Herzog deals with the existential impact that the internet, artificial intelligence technology, robotics and many other internet things encompass in today’s world. In short, it brings out the significance of the internet in our daily life and also how it might reshape our future prospects.
Man Vs. Snake
This documentary is directed by Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy. The plot centers around a man whose relentless quest is being portrayed so as to dominate one particular arcade game i.e. the Nibbler. The man tries to earn more and more points playing this classic game. Man Vs. Snake is much more than just witnessing a mannered man plays exciting video games: questions everything that the man did in his past, everything he is comprised of now thereby trying to revert to his glorious old days.
Best of Enemies
Co-directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. This documentary film talks about the television debates in 1968 between William F.Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal along with their aftermath. It took more than 5 years for the film to get into shape because of funds, uncovering archival footages and also gathering interviews.
This is an American documentary directed and produced by James D. Solomon, being his directional debut. This film comprises of narration by Genovese, investigating the murder of her sister named Catherine Susan “Kitty” Genovese in the New York City. The plot shows how 38 neighbors have witnessed the murder, yet remained absolutely quiet and action less.
Finders Keepers is a documentary film which details the attempt of John Wood to get his mummified leg recovered from Shannon Whisnant. He tried to recover it after Whisnant has been able to originate the leg in a grill which has been bought at an auction for a storage unit.
Keep On Keepin’ On
This documentary has been shot for more than 5 years by Alan Hicks being his directional debut. The plot deals with gratifying positive tales in countenance with adversities like cultural, racial or generational- which can be helped by music to bridge over. It is a biopic of a legend of 93 years old named Clark Terry who has been attacked with debilitating nerves as well as complete blindness.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
This is Nina Simone’s biographical documentary directed by Liz Garbus. The screening of this film was followed by a performance by the famous John Legend in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This documentary comprises of Simone’s friends and daughters’ interview as well few of the archival footages. The film talks about Simone’s extraordinary qualities which eventually started haunting her in her later life.
This documentary again deals with a chef’s life named Curtis Duffy. Curtis is found to get his dream restaurant build up, surprisingly in the worst phase of his life. Directed by Kevin Pang, the film starts right away from showing the building up of the restaurant Grace, to its opening ceremony, thereby, revealing the luxury dining. The plot revolves around food, sacrifice, family as well as balance in one’s life.
This is a documentary as well as comprised of few dramatic elements. This documentary deals with the world of professional bodybuilding, especially relating to the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has been fighting the struggle for achieving his sixth Mr. Olympia title quite effortlessly. The hero’s physique here seems to be unattainable and therefore, stands as an epitome of human structure.
The Wolfpack directed by Crystal Moselle deals with the story of a family. Who had homeschooled and further raised their seven children in the incarceration of their owned apartment located in the Lower East Side of NYC. The story comes as depressing but strange, humorous but moving, unsettling but powerful enough- thereby being an unusual documentary of the era.
This is an American documentary which explores the “the intersection of justice, race and mass incarceration in the US.” Directed by Ava DuVernay, this documentary has been titled after the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution which tends to prohibit slavery as well as free the slaves from torture. It challenges as well as dismantles the current notion of “progress” which is further supposed to be dangerous and critical.
Biggie & Tupac
This documentary of feature length is encompassing murdered rappers named Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace by Nick Broomfield. This is remarkably strange documentation. The two murders were planned by Suge Knight as Broomfield suggests. The last 10 minutes of the film is worth watching the entire piece. This is an extremely compelling film from Broomfield’s perspective as per his weirdness is concerned.
This documentary film features the life of an American woman named Amanda Knox who has spent more than 4 years in some Italian prison due to her conviction for Meredith Kercher’s murder in 2007. Meredith used to share her apartment with this woman but unfortunately meets her doom in this lady’s hands. The film shows the trials, appeals and arrests of Knox along with Raffaele Sollecito, the subsequent media frenzy.
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, this documentary film concerns Tilikum which is supposed to be an orca conducted by the SeaWorld. It also deals with the controversies regarding the captive whales’ killer. The film features various footages of victimizing the trainers by Tilikum and also the interviews with the people serving as witnesses.
The above mentioned documentaries will not only provide the movie buffs with ample information but also entertains them to some extent. The real life documentations evoke more emotions at times than some feature based movie. These 15 documentaries are sure to delight and bestow one with ample knowledge and therefore should be considered as must-watches on Netflix.