Best Documentaries on Netflix in 2021 – No.3 Blows Your Mind

best documentaries on netflix

Do you find documentaries boring? Was the last time you watched a documentary in your classroom? Well, let me bring to you some amazingly engaging and intriguing documentaries that you’ll be recommending to everyone!

1. Evil Genius

Evil Genius

Remember the movie “SAW”, of course, you do! No one with a healthy memory can forget the excruciating puzzles set by the Jigsaw! Evil Genius is something of this sort, back in 2003 Brian Wells, a pizza delivery guy was forced to rob a bank in Pennsylvania, how?

A group of criminals set up a collar bomb on Brian, just like in the movie Brian has to find some certain keys hidden at specific places and eventually enter and rob the bank. Unluckily the bomb ticks off, blowing Brian into pieces like mincemeat… check out the documentary to find out the events that get him involved in this deadly crime scene.

2. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Making Sushi is an art and a science and the 85-year-old Jiro Ono is nailing it at his Tokyo’s Sukiyabashi Jiro. His 10-seat restaurant has achieved three Michelin stars and global fame. The documentary shows Ono’s continuous practice to perfection and leaving a legacy behind.

3. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Conversations with a Killer

If you’ve seen Zac Efron’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, the movie portrays the story of the real-life serial killer Ted Bundy. The documentary is called Ted Bundy Tapes because they are in fact an inspired by the meeting of filmmaker Joe Berlinger with journalist Stephen Michaud about his conversations with Bundy while he was in prison.

Bundy had a charming personality, one which would actually attract people towards him, girls to be specific. No one would believe that such a soft-spoken gentleman kind of a guy has such ghosts in the closet.

4. End of Sentence

Period

The period is a short yet 2018 award-winning film, focusing on the issue and awareness of menstruation in India. A group of women develops ways of making low-cost sanitary pads, in a country where even toilets are unheard of.

5. ICARUS

ICARUS

To win a cycling competition, director Bryan Fogel experiments with doping. His experiment opens up a bigger scandal as he digs down and explores the world of doping in athletics — what he finds out is that the Russians cheated the Olympics under Putin’s government. The documentary has also won an Oscar.

6. Samsara

Samsara

With breathtakingly beautiful HD shots, Samsara is one documentary that literally has no script. The videography is enough to give you goosebumps and raise every single hair on your body! The documentary is sure to take you into a spiritual state as it shows both the sides of the world and what humans have done to it. The good and the bad.

Other Great Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

  1. The Imposter (2012)
  2. The Great Happiness Space (2006)
  3. Best Worst Movie (2009)
  4. Life in a Day (2011)
  5. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
  6. Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997)
  7. I Think We’re Alone Now (2008)
  8. Kumare (2011)
  9. The Queen of Versailles (2012)
  10. The Ambassador (2011)
  11. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
  12. Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé
  13. Abducted in Plain Sight
  14. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  15. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
  16. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
  17. Holy Hell
  18. Amy
  19. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
  20. Wild Wild Country
  21. The Pixar Story
  22. De Palma
  23. Oklahoma City
  24. Filmworker
  25. They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
  26. Get Me Roger Stone
  27. Amanda Knox
  28. 13th
  29. Strong Island
  30. Knock Down the House
  31. Casting JonBenet
  32.  What Happened, Miss Simone?
  33. Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
  34. The Black Godfather

Wrapping Up!

Now you know documentaries don’t necessarily have to be boring stuff played in classrooms! They can be highly engaging and educating too! If you are unable to find any of the above-mentioned titles on your local Netflix library, use a VPN and access any of the Netflix library regions instantly.

Mohid Moosani

Moosani is a night owl who is either binge watching his favorite shows or scribbling on his notebook writing short stories. Often showing up late at work and gulping down 6-7 cups of coffee is his usual practice.

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