THE BEST DOCUMENTARIES ON NETFLIX WILL CHANGE HOW YOU SEE THE WORLD
Food, murder, music festivals, and yes, tigers. Maybe learn something important while you binge.
The era of streaming has inspired a new golden age of the documentary film. Streaming giants like Netflix have provided the money and platform for documentary filmmakers to explore projects that might not have otherwise found a home. And with that we’ve seen an explosion of documentary films and series that cover topics ranging from everything to true crime, sports, and tigers. The subjects that Netflix documentaries cover are seen by so many people that it inspires actual change within the system.
Steven Avery got another appeal in the case addressing the murder of Teresa Halbach. People have an insane passion for cheerleading and “getting on mat” thanks to Cheer. And the popularity of Tiger King has pressed a Florida sheriff to seek tips in the decades old cold-case. Among all the great fictional movies to binge, these are the best documentaries on Netflix.
The Black Godfather
Clarence Avant grew up in the segregated south and went on to become a hugely influential behind-the-scenes figure in the entertainment industry. Director Reginald Hudlin interviewed more than 75 people over three years, including Quincy Jones, Kamala Harris, Bill Clinton, Bill Withers, and Barack Obama.