5 Incredible Documentaries on Netflix That You Shouldn’t Miss

Ever wondered why documentaries are so immersive? They reek of reality – montages made of footage, photographs, recordings, mission-boards and the incontrovertible feeling of realness lend a hand to making you feel like you’re present, you’re a part of it. It’s always great to be a part of something that is tremendously personal and documentaries allow us to escape our own reality, and for a hot second, become a part of somebody else’s. Lucky for us, Netflix is brimming with diverse documentaries encompassing various themes that make for a stellar viewing experience. Here are five such masterpieces that you shouldn’t miss.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

American Murder- The Family Next Door

A Netflix original documentary – this chronicle tells the story of the mortifying murders of the members of the Watts family in 2018. It inspects the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her two children through social media posts, texts, law enforcement recordings and home footage. A tale that throws light on the horrors of fakes and the events that follow – a must watch indeed.

High Score

High Score Netflix Documentary

If you’re a gamer, this docu-series is going to resonate with you. High Score is one of the best documentaries that Netflix has created so far which deep dives into the origin of video games and insights from the innovators who created this world – everything from the landscape shift from arcades to consoles to game-changing legends that dominate the industry as we know it.

The Great Hack

The Great Hack Netflix Documentary

If you’re wondering why Facebook has faced withering security over privacy concerns and trust in the networking app has dropped by 66%, this documentary will answer your questions. This 2019 Netflix original scrutinises the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and serves as an eye-opener for users who freely give out data about the dark side of social media, which has increasingly become the most valuable resource on the planet.

Abducted in Plain Sight

Abducted in Plain Sight Netflix

A narrative that is truly unsettling – this true crime documentary unfolds the tale of Jan, the daughter of the Broberg family, who was abducted not once, but twice by Robert Berchtold – their seemingly unharming neighbour. How this reckless predator tore the Brobergs apart with his appalling, manipulative schemes will leave you with a dropped jaw and an ache in your heart.


13th Netflix

An emotional experience in the form of a thought-provoking watch – Ava DuVernay’s 13th explores mass incarceration of minorities following the passage of the 13th amendment while spanning decades of targeting, slavery, racism and dehumanisation of African-Americans. It will leave you upset, heartbroken and infuriated all at once. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you.

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