The best documentaries on Netflix [2023]

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Although the best movies and series (and even new video games) arouse most of the comments, news and expectations among users of streaming platforms, documentaries also form an attractive catalog. In the case of Netflix, it is a more than recommendable offer, especially in some titles such as those highlighted below.

Documentaries complete the programming of streaming platforms, beyond movies and series.

In recent times there have also been very successful products in this format, some of which are part of the best documentaries on YouTube and many others can be followed on Netflix. Some of the most recommended documentaries hosted by the Netflix streaming platform, a reference in a sector that lives its particular clashes and competition in the so-called Streaming Wars, are the following:

Best Netflix documentaries

– “Pamela, A Love Story”: The popular Pamela Anderson tells in first person her experiences in this documentary called “Pam, a true Story” and released by Netflix in 2023.

– “The girl in the photo.” A woman turns up murdered leaving behind her man and child. The rest… best seen in this documentary with a surprising plot.

-Jennifer Lopez. Halftime. Documentary that reviews how Jennifer Lopez prepared for the most important performance of her career at the SuperBowl, but with a bittersweet taste for having to share the limelight with Shakira.

– “Formula 1: Drive to survive”: Now in its fourth season, every race on the racing calendar can be followed from the inside, through a variety of viewpoints that offer a new perspective on the rivalries and pressure in this fast-paced sport.

– “The Last Dance”: Ten episodes in a miniseries that, co-produced with ESPN, tells the epic story of one of the NBA’s greatest basketball players, Michael Jordan, as he spent the 1990s with the Chicago Bulls.

– “Jimmy Saville: A British Horror Story”: For decades he was one of the most celebrated and beloved presenters on British television, but behind his charm and his work helping children and the sick lay a massive history of abuse that for decades no one wanted to acknowledge.

– “The Tinder scammer”: Taking advantage of a profile on the social network from which he seduced and scammed dozens and even hundreds of thousands of pounds from dozens of women, there came a time when some of his victims decided to track him down and unmask him.

– “A los gatos ni tocarlos (A killer on the Internet)”: Cats are probably the creatures that appear the most on the Net, everyone loves cats. That’s why when a user published a video in which he killed two kittens, a spontaneous movement arose in which hundreds of Internet users from all over the planet managed to coordinate to locate him. Meanwhile, the author of the video, emboldened by the attention received, decided to go one step further and commit homicide. Although it sounds like a screenwriter’s delirium, unfortunately it is a completely true story.

– “Making a murderer.” He spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The corruption and manipulation of a perverse system managed to build the image of the perfect culprit, despite his innocence, and it took almost two decades to dismantle the accumulation of falsehoods that led him to prison.

– “What the octopus taught me”: Octopuses are one of the most amazing creatures that populate the planet, both for their characteristics and abilities as well as for their prodigious intelligence, but is it possible to establish an emotional, friendly, sentimental relationship with one of them? This documentary tells the story of a filmmaker who dives into the sea every day to live with one of these cephalopods.

– “Tiger King: Keeping a tiger as a pet doesn’t seem like a very reasonable decision, especially when it grows from cub to adult, but more than a few people adopt the habit, and this two-season documentary series shows the unspeakable behavior of some outlandish owners of these overgrown kittens.

– “Wild wild country”: The Indian guru achieved a legion of millions of followers, becoming an influential leader endowed with enormous power, spawning a vast commune with shadowy aspects including sexual abuse and enormous enrichment.

– “Five came back”: During World War II, five prominent filmmakers (John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens) took their cameras to the scenes where the Allies were fighting against the tyranny of the Axis powers, bringing the intensity of the conflict to the rest of the world. Something that would change their lives and also those of the spectators who witnessed an unprecedented vision of the conflict.

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