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Best documentary web series on Amazon Prime

From Knowing the heritage of Africa to India’s Shakereh Khaleeli’s mysterious murder case, watch these thrilling docu-series only on Prime Video

Best documentary web series on Amazon Prime

The Grand Tour: Sand Job, Dancing on the Grave

Last Updated: 10.15 PM, Jun 01, 2024


Get lost in captivating documentaries on Amazon Prime Video and explore the rich heritage of Africa. Delve deep into its history and traditions. Then shift gears to uncover the chilling truth behind one of India's most notorious cases: the murder of Shakereh Khaleeli. This Prime Video exclusive collection offers a thrilling journey across continents, exciting your mind with both the wonders of the past and some surprising details about your favourite sports. So, get ready to be informed and intrigued, as we have listed some high-rated docu-series, all streaming on Amazon Prime.

Best documentary web series on Amazon Prime:

The Grand Tour: Sand Job

IMDb rating: 8.2/10


The Grand Tour: Sand Job is the 5th season of the popular docu-series The Grand Tour (2016). With 3 episodes, the documentary delves into the adventurous trip of the trio—Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May—to Africa. They are headed to Mauritania to take on a challenge inspired by the legendary Paris-Dakar rally. The trio will be seen tackling the tough terrain in cheap, unreliable and modified sports cars.


IMDb rating: 8.9/10

Released in 2021, this docu-series takes you into the drama and glory of Manchester United’s historic 1999 season. Witness the celebration through the eyes of the legendary players themselves, the triumph, the challenges, and everything that led them to achieving the unthinkable trophies of Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League. Watch the legendary manager Alex Ferguson’s strategies, the players’ nostalgic locker room moments, and the personal struggles of these football giants.

Clarkson’s Farm

IMDb rating: 9/10

This British docu-series was released in 2021, and it comprises 3 seasons. The story follows Jeremy Clarkson's, a popular journalist and TV presenter, attempt to run a farm in the countryside. With no previous experience, watch how Jeremy had to face Mother Nature’s multiple challenges when a global health crisis threw a wrench at his ‘charming farm life’ plan. It is about how he overcame the dreadful situation.

Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets

IMDb rating: 7.4/10

Released in 2023, this docu-series consists of 1 season with 3 episodes. The story delves into the famous Duggar family’s life and their secrets. The Duggar family rose to fame on TLC’s reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, which chronicled the lives of Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children. This docu-series exhibits the family’s conservation beliefs, including their strict dress code and courtship rules. The surprising allegations of sexual harassment against their elder son, Josh Duggar, led to the reality show getting cancelled.

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

Released in 2020, this docu-series delves into the life of the infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy, and his crimes. The documentary investigates the misogyny that fueled Ted's involvement in heinous crimes. It also highlights how societal barriers and ways of thinking played a role in influencing Bundy to commit these crimes.

Dancing on the Grave

INDb rating: 7/10

Released in 2023, this docu-series dives into the true crime that occurred in India. Within 4 episodes, the makers have fictionalised the real-life murder case of Shakereh Khaleeli, who was a prominent businesswoman. Shakereh was murdered by her second husband, Swami Shradhananda. She was earlier married to diplomat Akbar Mirza Khaleeli, the Indian envoy to Iran and Australia.

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