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It’s a golden age for documentaries. New films have broken news and pushed stories forward. And it’s easier than ever to dig into Netflix to find classic and award-winning docs. But sometimes the options can be overwhelming. From Oscar-winning and -nominated works of journalism, to rock docs and pop-culture biographies, to emotional and thrilling examinations of society, Netflix's collection of documentaries are all-encompassing. If you're in the mood for a true story, one that is seemingly too intense, too outlandish, too exciting to be true. You've come to the right place. Here are the best documentaries to stream on Netflix right now.

The Bleeding Edge


The Bleeding Edge

You may be affected by what you don't understand. A ground-breaking investigation into Big Medical's crimes comes from the Academy Award winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground). America has the world's most technologically advanced health care system, but medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the vast majority of high-risk implanted devices never need a single clinical trial.




Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes


Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

In his own words, get into the twisted mind of America's most notorious serial killer. Talks with A Killer: Only on Netflix, January 24, 2019, the Ted Bundy Tapes. Present-day interviews, archival footage, and death row audio files are a searing portrait of Ted Bundy's notorious serial killer.




FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened


FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

An exclusive behind the scenes looks at the Fyre music festival's notorious unraveling. Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre Festival was marketed on a private island in the Bahamas as a lavish music festival featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List music performances, and posh amenities. Guests came to learn that the truth was far from the promises. Chris Smith, the director behind the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives the organizers themselves a first-hand look at Fyre's disastrous crash.




Evil Genius


Evil Genius

This disconcerting true crime story begins with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank around his neck with a bomb and gets weirder from it.




Formula 1: Drive to Survive


Formula 1: Drive to Survive

The series goes one step further into the Formula 1 universe from Amy and Senna's director as we explore the families, staff and drivers behind the visors in this unique, all-access Formula 1 documentary: Drive to Survive. In one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing, drivers, executives and team owners live life in the fast lane both on and off the road.




Icarus


Icarus

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel is setting out on a journey to learn about drugs in sports that enhance performance. What he finds is much bigger than anyone could have imagined.




The Staircase


The Staircase

Kathleen Peterson was found dead under a staircase on 9 December 2001. Casualty or assassination? Following Michael Peterson's mysterious death, the writer follows his future microscopically.




Making A Murderer


Making A Murderer

For a crime that he did not commit, he served 18 years. He is on the scene again now, and some people want to see him put away. This thriller, filmed over 13 years, follows two people convicted of a grisly crime that they may not have committed in their extraordinary story.




Wild Wild Country


Wild Wild Country

A Netflix Original documentary series of a friendly cultural leader who creates an urban city in the desert of Oregon, leading to tensions with the local population which is becoming a national scandal. Warning, this is a highly addictive show that will have you on the edge of your seat for all 6 episodes.




Our Planet


Our Planet

Share the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home. Our Planet has been filmed in Ultra-High Definition in more than 50 countries with the latest technology. Open your eyes to the bonds that we all share from tropical jungles to the deepest seas. Told by Sir David Attenborough, my favorite narrator. Witness the natural beauty of our world and see how climate change affects all life in this amazing film.





These are Netflix's greatest films. You've got plenty to choose from with so many great documentaries. And in my opinion they are much better than their TV shows and movies. In this post, I'll give you the 10 best documentaries you can watch right now.

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