TV & Movies

20 Netflix Documentaries to Binge If You’re Running out of Shows to Watch


Two weeks ago, I had a thought that I never anticipated to ever cross my mind.

I might be getting tired of Netflix. 

There! I said it! Now, let me be clear: the thought wasn’t prompted by Netflix doing me wrong in any type of way, but because of the fact that I’ve been using their services more than I ever thought possible. In the recent past, I’ve plowed through series after series, and to be honest, I’m becoming numb to it. The only thing that I can relate it to is watching Game of Thrones for the first time, jumping at an act of violence—versus the 40th time, being seemingly unimpressed by an hour-long battle scene. 

But like clockwork, Netflix gave us exactly what we all needed. They released the documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness onto our TV screens like a stork dropping off a tiny baby sporting a neon leopard onesie and a mullet onto our doorsteps. The feud between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin was a gift that I truly didn’t know I needed. It was peak Netflix entertainment and it woke me back up to another whole genre of TV that I had forgotten about: documentaries.

And that’s the story of how Tiger King saved my life.

If you, too, are looking for a much-needed break from your go-to series, these are the documentaries that you need to stream this weekend:


1. Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat


2. Cheer


3. Sex, Explained



4. Miss Americana


5. The Disappearance of Madeline McCann


6. Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé


7. Amy


8. Period. End of Sentence.


9. Knock Down The House


10. The Great Hack


11. Innocence Files


12. Take Your Pills


13. FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened


14. Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation


15. Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez


16. Kevin Hart: Don’t F*** This Up


17. Abstract: Art of Design


18. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates


19. One of Us


20. the goop lab with Gwyneth Paltrow