Best Documentaries on Netflix

Last updated: July 5, 2022

If you love Documentaries and are looking for your next favorite, then you're in luck. We've compiled a list of the best Documentaries available to watch now on Netflix. Scroll through and find the perfect one for your family. And check back often -- we're updating regularly with new additions. See more best-of lists like this.

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Civil: Ben Crump

age 13+

Black lawyer seeks fair justice for all; language; violence.

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The Martha Mitchell Effect

age 10+

White House Cabinet wife seeks truth; language; violence.

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Sing, Dance, Act: Kabuki Featuring Toma Ikuta

age 8+

Japanese film star seeks career challenge on theater stage.

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Halftime

age 15+

Engaging docu has strong messages, resilient star, swearing.

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Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis

age 15+

German hostage crisis docu is gripping but harrowing.

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Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

age 15+

Team investigates scary social media scam; sexual violence.

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Our Father

age 14+

Doctor faces sexual misconduct charges; violence, language.

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Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive

age 8+

Dreams surface for underwater diver; peril, injuries.

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The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes

age 14+

Sex, violence, language in investigation of icon's death.

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White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

age 14+

Clothing brand bares all about exclusionary past; language.

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Return to Space

age 13+

Elon Musk's SpaceX takes flight; some language.

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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

age 13+

Outstanding documentary on race challenges and educates.

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Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale

age 10+

Wildlife defies setbacks in climate-change docu; violence.

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Downfall: The Case Against Boeing

age 13+

Aircraft builder's alleged role in fatal crashes; violence.

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The Tinder Swindler

age 14+

Language, online dating, lavish lifestyles in con man tale.

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Three Songs for Benazir

age 13+

Afghan couple share dreams and despair in poignant docu.

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Puff: Wonders of the Reef

age 8+

A pufferfish learns to survive in eco-friendly docu.

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14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

age 13+

Language, physical risks in inspiring Nepali climber docu.

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Procession

age 15+

Heavy documentary about priest abuse has violence, language.

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Lead Me Home

age 13+

Homelessness is a humanitarian issue; violence, drug use.

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A Cop Movie

age 16+

Gripping docu about becoming a police officer; violence.

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Camp Confidential: America's Secret Nazis

age 13+

Animated docu about secret WWII program; language, violence.

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Convergence: Courage in a Crisis

age 14+

Pandemic stories generate global solidarity; language.

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Britney vs Spears

age 14+

Language, drugs, violence in disturbing case study.

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The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station

age 10+

Pleasant space partnership docu best for budding astronauts.

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