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Best Documentaries on Netflix
Documentaries are a great way to turn family movie night into a learning experience. You can explore the world from the comfort of your own home with some of our favorite movies about real people, places, and projects. And streaming services like Netflix make it easier than ever to find great, "hidden gem" movies. But a wealth of movies on Netflix -- and documentaries' undeserved reputation for being boring -- can make it difficult to find real-life films that kids will love, too. Try this list to discover some of the best documentaries currently available on Netflix. We've got nature documentaries for animal lovers, biographies for history buffs, and tons of other inspiring films that will captivate kids -- and maybe even teach them something new. For even more incredible true stories, check out some of our other favorite documentary movies.