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Best documentary movies on Netflix

Are you looking for something educational to expand your knowledge? Here are some of the best documentary movies on Netflix that you can watch right away

Best documentary movies on Netflix

14 Peeks, The Great Hack

Last Updated: 01.56 PM, May 10, 2024


Are you fed up with fiction? Looking for something that will make you feel smarter and help you get noticed during a conversation? Well, then you should switch to documentaries, as they offer a wealth of knowledge on various topics. This makes them a powerful educational tool. Unlike scripted movies or web series, documentaries delve into real-life subjects, including history, science, astronomy, current events, geography, about nations, human lives, and several other interesting topics. They can explore you with new ideas, challenge your perspectives, and ignite your curiosity about the world around you. So, here we have curated a list of some of the best documentary movies to watch on Netflix right now.

List of best documentary movies on Netflix:


Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case

IMDb rating: 6.7/10

This documentary is not just another crime drama. Helmed by Christo Tomy, it is based on a true crime that occurred in Kerala. The chilling exploration dives deep into a tragedy that unfolds within the walls of a family's home. The documentary examines six scary and mysterious deaths that shook the community of Koodathai in Kerala. A woman named Jolly Joseph becomes the prime suspect in a series of cyanide poisonings that shattered many lives and left a trail of numerous unanswered questions. Currently Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case is the most searched documentary on Google.


The Great Hack

IMDb rating: 7/10

This documentary delves into the unsettling truth behind a tech firm named Cambridge Analytica. This company became a cautionary tale of the potential dangers of social media. After the 2016 US presidential election, investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr exposed Cambridge Analytica’s operations. Her investigation revealed how the company exploited people’s personal data, raising serious concern about the dark side of social media and its potential to manipulate voters.


14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Driven by a strong spirit within and a thirst for the ultimate challenge, Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja sets his sights on the dangerous goal of conquering all 14 formidable peaks in the world, each one of them towering over 8,000 metres. The thrilling part is that Purja challenged to complete this mission within seven months. Watch Nimsdai’s every struggle during this ambitious expedition right now on Netflix. The bone-chilling low temperatures and the life-threatening obstacles will definitely keep you at the edge of your couch.


Three Identical Strangers

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

It's a true story about three identical brothers who, born at the same time, were adopted by different families when they were babies. A very lucky chance brings them back together years later, and now the whole world is amazed by their story. But soon this happy reunion leads to a shocking, unexpected secret, which changes everything for the brothers.


Inside Job

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

This movie won an Oscar for Best Documentary (Feature) at the 83rd Academy Awards. It tells the true story about how a financial crisis in 2008 caused many people to lose their jobs and homes. Even the US economy went into deep recession. Narrated by Matt Damon, the documentary explains what exactly led to the crisis, focusing on important people in finance and politics. It even shows director Charles Ferguson’s several interviews with common people who have been victims and explores some events in the US, China, Iceland, and many other financial centres across the world.

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