Best 10 Documentaries On Netflix

When it was first introduced into the world, it was a novelty and many people gave it a timeline to die. As far as these people were concerned, it was not a sustainable enterprise and will go away with time. Ironically, Netflix not only proved them wrong, but it has continued to wax in strength.

Today it is hard not to see someone who has not heard of the platform one way or the other. Netflix has become the go-to hub for documentaries, soapies and other movie offerings, giving film lovers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of their favourite films.

Of course, since there are many documentaries on the platform, there are bound to be some that stand out more than the others, Here, we will call them the best offerings on the Netflix stable. Here, we will be limiting ourselves to just ten of those – yes, 10.

The Best 10 Documentaries On Netflix. What are they? What makes them the best and what informed our choice in this article? You may want to tag along as we answer these questions and more. The list is, of course, given in no particular order. Let’s roll!

  1. Pelé

In the world of football, he is counted as one of the greatest players who ever lived if not the great. So it is not surprising that Pelé’s life should be the subject of a documentary. This doccie was released back in 2021, but it remains relevant and didactic to this day – a splendid reference for the football buff and those losing hope life could turn around in their favour.

  1. Quincy

If you are a music buff and have been following the culture for the past few decades, chances are you have heard about Quincy Jones. This musician’s life, sheikh spans several decades, re here shared with the listener, bringing memorable moments into the orbit of those who would watch.

  1. American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing

The year was 2013 and the event was the Boston Marathon. Thousand crowded the streets to watch the rummer and see who would emerge winner at the end of the race. But the day ended in tragedy when the Tsarnaev brothers (Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev) detonated pressure cooker bombs at the finish line, killing 3 and injuring about 281 others., This doccie illumines that tragic day.

  1. Pamela: A Love Story

This documentary was released this year (2023) and brings to life the story of Pamela Anderson the cultural icon. The story was told in her own words, which makes it all the more appealing. The doccie is instructive on many levels, opening before viewers the morbid realities of fame and so much more.

  1. White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercombie and Fitch

If you are a fashionista and a millennial, you have likely heard about Abercombie & Fitch (A&F), a luxury clothing brand that was considered part of the fashion aristocracy at some point. But the band bit the dust of oblivion. This documentary tells the sad story of the exit of the brand – a big lesson for entrepreneurs.

  1. Sad Hill Unearthed

This doccie was released way back but remains a classic in its own right. It will especially appeal to you if you are a fan of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Expect it to take you through the streets of pathos. But then, it is one flick you would love to remember.

  1. High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

From the title of this one, you get an idea about what you are about to watch. It is all about food and you get to learn a lot from the flick, It is a flick for all and not just the foodie’s delight. And although it was released back in 2021, it is still as relevant and potent as when it was released for the first time. Your doccie collection should include this offering.

  1. Becoming

This documentary borrows its message from a memoir of the same title by the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Here, biographical, political and even historical content are brought together into one sumptuous whole that is as educating and it is entertaining.

The documentary will especially appeal to fans of the former first lady, as well as ladies who refuse to be buried by their limitations. Definitely worth checking out.

  1. Cocaine Cowboys

It would surprise you to know that Florida was partly built by cocaine. Yes, that is one dark side of the state that some people would rather not dwell on. But it takes nothing from the reality on the ground. Of course, so much has changed since then.  Ut the reality remains

  1. Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

There goes another self-explanatory title, The history of the arts will not be complete without the story of peddlers of fake art. This doccie brings us the tangled history of the past.

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