Best Documentaries on Netflix

Last updated: June 24, 2021

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.
Nail Bomber: Manhunt Movie Poster Image
Docu on horrific London bombings has violence, language.
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The Last Days Movie Poster Image
Oscar-winning docu about Holocaust survivors; violence.
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The Reason I Jump Movie Poster Image
Powerful, insightful docu about people with autism.
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Dark City: Beneath the Beat Movie Poster Image
Excellent docu on Baltimore club scene; positive messages.
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Why Did You Kill Me? Movie Poster Image
Mom tracks daughter's killer; violence, language, drugs
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Dolly Parton: A Musicares Tribute Movie Poster Image
Tribute concert docu is best for diehard Dolly fans.
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Coded Bias Movie Poster Image
Must-see docu about tech bias has some strong language.
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Seaspiracy Movie Poster Image
Docu shows grim costs of commercial fishing; violence.
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Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal Movie Poster Image
Some language in riveting docu with insight on U.S. culture.
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Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know Movie Poster Image
Teams studying black holes make breakthroughs in worthy doc.
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The Last Blockbuster Movie Poster Image
Docu about only remaining video store; some language.
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Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell Movie Poster Image
Comprehensive docu has lots of language, drug use.
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Strip Down, Rise Up Movie Poster Image
Traumatized women heal by pole dancing; language, sexuality.
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Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy Movie Poster Image
Provocative docu about drugs, corruption, and racism.
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Tony Parker: The Final Shot Movie Poster Image
French docu offers insights into pioneering pro player.
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Audrey Movie Poster Image
Adoring documentary chronicles Hollywood icon's whole life.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
Inspirational docu has positive messages, role models.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Shawn Mendes: In Wonder Movie Poster Image
Docu explores star's upbringing, anxiety; some language.
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Brave Blue World Movie Poster Image
Clear, hopeful documentary about the world's water crisis.
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Rooting for Roona Movie Poster Image
Heartbreaking, inspiring docu about an ill girl's journey.
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Blackpink: Light Up the Sky Movie Poster Image
Compelling docu reveals human side of K-pop phenomenon
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Dolly Parton: Here I Am Movie Poster Image
Inspiring celebrity docu has some mature themes.
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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet Movie Poster Image
Attenborough's stark documentary is essential viewing.
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Dick Johnson Is Dead Movie Poster Image
Quirky docu about overcoming fear of death; mature themes.
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American Murder: The Family Next Door Movie Poster Image
Murders, strong language in disturbing true-crime docu.
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