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Best documentary web series to watch on Netflix

From House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths to Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, here are some of the best documentary web series on Netflix that make for an engaging watch.

Best documentary web series to watch on Netflix

House of Secrets, Inside Bill's Brain

Last Updated: 10.35 PM, Jun 03, 2024


Forgot the predictable jump scares of fiction. If you are looking for genuine chills, delve into the world of unsettling documentaries. These aren't your typical educational series but will instead force you to question the world around you. Prepare for a viewing experience that's equally educative and entertaining as we have curated a list of some of the best documentary web series that are available on Netflix. 

Top documentary web series on Netflix:

House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

IMDb rating: 7.4/10


This Indian series is currently the most searched documentary on Google. Released in 2021, this series sheds light on the puzzling case, where eleven members of a family were found dead in their own home in 2018. The series explores the various theories surrounding their deaths, including mass suicide, ritualistic practice, and even murder. 

The Indrani Mukerjea Story: The Buried Truth

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Released in 2024, this series is currently the 7th most searched documentary on Google. The story delves into the life of Indrani Mukerjea, the co-founder of INX Media. This documentary brings to light Indrani’s side of story after she was jailed for murdering her own daughter, Sheena Bora. She was arrested by the Mumbai Police in 2015, and served seven years in jail. She was granted bail in 2022.

Dirty Money

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

This English documentary unveils the unethical side of corporate power by exploring real-life stories of business corruption and greed. Through firsthand accounts, the docuseries exposes both the schemers and the victims of corporate wrongdoing, including a car manufacturer’s emission scandal and questionable dealings within a business empire.

The Romantics

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

This documentary delves into the unforgettable career of Yash Chopra, the legendary filmmaker, who shaped Bollywood. Through a captivating blend of archive footage and insightful interviews with famous celebrities, this series explores Chopra’s life and the lasting impact it had on Hindi cinema.

Our Planet

IMDb rating: 9.3/10

This series is one of the highest-rated documentaries. The groundbreaking series embarks on a visually stunning journey across the globe, showcasing the beauty and nature of our planet. It also doesn't shy away from telling the crucial truths such as the real threats of climate change, its devastating impacts on all types of living creatures like humans, animals, insects, birds, etc.

Bad Boy Billionaires: India

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

This documentary exposes the dark side of Indian high finance. The docuseries uncovers the shocking truth behind some of India's top business tycoons - Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy, Nirav Modi. The series sheds light on the tales of greed and reckless decisions that brought down these titans and their empires.

Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

This documentary series delves into the ambitions and strategies of Bill Gates, who transformed the world of technology. Witness not only his tech brilliance, but also his philanthropic vision that motivated him to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in our society.

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