The 9 Best Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Documentaries are becoming increasingly more popular and are the trend to watch right now. The films shed light on important stories that allow audiences to see numerous interesting events. Netflix has a collection of Oscar-winning and nominated pieces that are a must-watch.

Here are the best documentaries to watch on Netflix right now.

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

A must-see documentary that showcases the famous festival that never happened. The Fyre Festival was advertised as a luxury music experience on a private island in the Bahamas. This Emmy nominated documentary explores what caused the festival’s failure at the hands of entrepreneur Billy McFarland.

Watch it here.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger interviews Stephen Michaud, the journalist who had numerous conversations with Ted Bundy while he was in jail. The four-episode series tells how the journalist tried to get the definitive story out of Bundy.

Watch it here.

Murder Mountain

The five-episode series recounts the mysterious Humboldt county where many people have gone missing. It also explores legal and illegal marijuana farms throughout the county that gives a look into the life of outlaw farmers that are crossing over into the legal market.

Watch it here.

Amanda Knox

One of the most famous international true-crime stories, Amanda Knox shares her story of her murdered roommate. She recounts her experiences of her arrest, the conviction of the crime, time in an Italian prison and her exoneration.

Watch it here.

The Pixar Story

Pixar has changed the animated movie world with its releases of popular films like Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, and Up. The company has produced movies popular amongst kids and adults. This documentary explores the behind scenes of Pixar films through the eyes of the designers and creatives who make it possible.

Watch it here.

Blue Planet II

Another fascinating nature documentary series that explores the marine world. David Attenborough narrates the Emmy winning film that reveals the communities of the sea.

Watch it here.

Casting JonBenet

Years after the unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsay, filmmaker Kitty Green interviews local actors from Ramsay’s hometown who share their perspectives on the 1996 case.

Watch it here.

Abducted in Plain Sight

A popular true-crime documentary that tells the story of the Broberg family whose neighbor abducts 12-year-old Jan Broberg twice.

Watch it here.


A unique documentary that shows the life of the performing killer whale Tilikum, who is known for causing the deaths of several people while in captivity.

Watch it here.

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