As I mentioned briefly in this post, documentaries are possibly my favourite thing to watch on Netflix. In fact no, they’re definitely my favourite thing to watch in general. I thought I’d share a few of my favourites (these are all available on Netflix UK.)

  1. Blackfish – Follows the story of killer whale Tilikum, who in captivity has been the cause of several people’s deaths
  2. Bowling for Columbine – A Michael Moore documentary which investigates the shootings at Columbine High School
  3. McCullin – Covers the work of photojournalist Don McCullin covering humanitarian disasters and wars
  4. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files – Focuses on the people surrounding serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer before and after his arrest
  5. Louis Theroux/Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends (I’m grouping these together) – both of these series’ show Louis Theroux tackling controversial and dangerous situations in America, Africa and the West Bank
  6. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer – This documentary follows serial killer Aileen Wuornos and her complicated and ever changing explanations of her killings
  7. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists – ‘Hacktivists’ Anonymous and their actions and motives are explored
  8. The English Surgeon – Henry Marsh is a British Surgeon working in a Russian hospital trying to help people suffering with brain tumours, often trying to use techniques which, although used commonly in Western medicine, are difficult to apply in the less advanced Russian system
  9. The Bridge – Cameras capture those taking their lives by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge over the course of a year, and explore some of their stories
  10. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden – Tells the story of a few European families who travelled to the mostly uninhabited Galapagos Islands to live in peace and serenity, although their tale ends in tragedy

These at the moment are my top Netflix documentaries, although I’m sure I’ll have some new favourite ones soon. Happy watching!

Nicole x