Check out the very best documentaries on Netflix at the moment (…. in our opinion!)
This list couldn’t be taken seriously if Tiger King didn’t come in at Numero Uno.
1. Tiger King – Murder, Mayhem, and Madness
Hey all you cool cats and kittens, Tiger King is a true crime, fly-on-the-wall documentary following the story of Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who claims to be the nation’s most prolific breeder of tigers. We watch as Joe spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.
It’s car crash TV at its very best.
2. Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
A three-part documentary series examining what led to the murderous fall and shocking death of former NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez.
3. Knock Down the House
Go behind the scenes as four determined women – including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress. A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upsets in recent American history.
4. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened
Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises. Chris Smith, the director behind the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.
5. Time: The Kalief Browder Story
A documentary series about a 16 year-old student from the Bronx who spent three years on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime.
6. Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
When a video is posted online of a mysterious man killing two kittens, internet users across the world leap into action to find the perpetrator. Encouraged by the attention he’s receiving, the killer continues posting ever more disturbing videos, eventually crossing into murder.
7. Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
This documentary charts the rise and fall of hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury as his global empire is born and disturbing revelations come to light. Warning: it is a harrowing watch.
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