33 best Netflix documentaries to watch in 2024

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When fictional shows and films aren't real enough, the best Netflix documentaries are there for something meatier. Pulled from actual events, these fact-based films and series give us plenty of pathos and beautiful moments of nature to dive into. 

And, thankfully, Netflix has plenty of documentaries and docuseries to educate and entertain us for hours. It keeps adding more, too, as our list of what's new on Netflix shows.

Whether you're a fan of true crime and murder mysteries or are more intrigued by the natural world, you're set with options at Netflix. This is why it's one of the best streaming services: it's got one of the largest documentary selections of any streaming platform, practically guaranteed to have something you'll love. 

The best Netflix documentaries

Capturing the Killer Nurse

This harrowing documentary finds a brave nurse unearthing a shocking truth within the walls of a local hospital. Teaming up with two determined small-town detectives, she goes undercover to unveil the dark secrets of a colleague she once called a friend. Fellow nurse Charles Cullen soon emerges as one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, linked to a series of inexplicable deaths through mysterious lab results.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%
Dir.: Tim Travers Hawkins
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The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker

Kai, a homeless hitchhiker, catapulted to viral fame after seemingly rescuing a woman from an assailant using a hatchet. Ironically, it was the same man who had given him a lift just moments before. The incident and Kai's raw recounting of the event in a spontaneous interview captured the public's attention, though everything was not as it seemed at first. Kai's interview soon ends up being the key to his imprisonment after details come to light that reveal Kai is not who he appears to be, nor is his version of events the way things actually went down. 

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
Dir.: Colette Camden
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American Factory

This documentary explores the dynamics of a Chinese-owned factory in Dayton, Ohio. It works to capture the economic challenges faced by both American workers and Chinese employers at the location while portraying the struggles of American workers adapting to demanding work conditions and lower wages. Meanwhile, their Chinese counterparts deal with the nuances of American culture and work ethics. It offers a fair and balanced look at globalization's impact on the workforce as well as the human beings it affects to pack an emotional punch. - BV

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Dir: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
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Dick Johnson is Dead

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson embarks on a poignant journey with her father, who'd battling dementia, to document a series of imaginative scenarios, each depicting her father's fictional deaths. They include everything from a dangerous trip down the stairs to an air conditioner mishap. Far from being macabre, these staged scenes act as more of a unique blend of humor and heartache that celebrates Johnson's life instead of adding dread to the end of it, which helps to make this documentary worth experiencing.  - BV

Rotten Tomatoes score: 99%
Dir: Kirsten Johnson
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Pepsi, Where's My Jet?

Back in 1996, Pepsi launched its "Pepsi Stuff" campaign and made some bold claims. Their commercials seemed to suggest that collecting enough "Pepsi Points" could nab you rewards from jackets to water bottles and, confoundingly, a Harrier jet. John Leonard and Todd Hoffman are two men who made an outrageous plan to secure that very jet. But after fulfilling the requirements and finding that Pepsi didn't deliver, Leonard's quest for his jet carried over to the courtroom. It's a bizarre story but a lighthearted watch that ultimately reveals that, sometimes, advertising is just that — advertising. - BV

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%
Dir: Andrew Renzi
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Miss Americana

This is one of the best movies for Taylor Swift fans and anyone curious about Taylor behind the scenes. Directed by Lana Wilson, Miss Americana pulls back the curtain on some of the secrecy surrounding Taylor Swift, tracing her journey from her Lover album release to her philanthropy and political stances. It's a touching exploration of Swift's world that also dives deep into her tours and the craft behind her music. It's an unfiltered look at one of the world's biggest superstars, and the perfect viewing companion for the Eras Tour movie. - BV

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%
Director: Lana Wilson
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Girl in the Picture

Skye Borgman's gripping Girl in the Picture tells the harrowing tale of Sharon Marshall, a woman found dying on the roadside, leaving behind a young son and a man claiming to be her spouse. The twists don't stop coming as it's soon revealed a man named Franklin Floyd not only kidnapped Sharon but raised and wedded her, all while hiding in plain sight. The story, perfect for true crime sleuths, is equal parts maddening and perplexing, as it exposes Floyd's web of deception and exploitation -- and the young woman at the center of it all who, in the end, never lived the life she was supposed to live. - BV

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
Director: Skye Borgman
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Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.

This jaw-dropping documentary brings you into the world of Sarma Melngailis, a popular restaurant owner beguiled by the enigmatic Shane Fox. As he promises to expand her prosperous New York restaurant empire while swindling her out of millions, Melngailis finds herself embroiled in one of the most infamous scams the restaurant business has ever seen. From Shane promising Sarma and her pug immortality to globe-hopping trips shrouded in secrecy, every moment is so much more unbelievable than the last. It's difficult to see how Sarma could ever have found herself under Shane's spell, but sometimes, we do the unimaginable in the name of love. - BV

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
Director: Chris Smith
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The Deepest Breath

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Alessia Zecchini is one of the self-selecting athletes who take all the risk in the world of free-diving. She's looking to break records, and she's accompanied by safety diver Stephen Keenan. Unfortunately, there's little true safety when the body goes deep into the ocean, where pressure on the human body is highly risky. 

Which makes for a perfectly riveting documentary, as the underwater footage is as beautiful as the situation is dangerous. Draws comparisons to Free Solo. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%
Director: Laura McGann
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Wham!

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For four years, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley hit the charts so hard there was only one correct name for their band: Wham! Now, the duo are the latest subjects of Netflix's glossy for-the-fans documentaries.

Without George Michael here with us anymore, Wham! relies on archival footage and new interviews with his band-mate Andrew Ridgeley. Still it wins points for offering their insider points of view on their rise to stardom. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%
Director: Chris Smith
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Take Care of Maya

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One of those stories that demands to be the center of Netflix's documentaries about broken systems and industries, Take Care of Maya tries to explain the hell faced by the Kowalski family when their daughter Maya faced a confusing set of symptoms that were difficult to diagnose. 

Applauded for explaining one quite-broken aspect of the U.S. healthcare system in a powerful way, Take Care of Maya is as important as it is upsetting. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%
Director: Henry Roosevelt
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Arnold

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If you want something more fun and less exhausting, Netflix's three-part docuseries about Arnold Schwarzenegger's life is worth checking out. Arnold breaks down his life into three chapters: body-builder, actor and politician. And it's not just Arnold that you're hearing from, but folks such as James Cameron, Sylvester Stallone and politician Willie Brown.

Just know that Arnold isn't exactly your average documentary. Arnold sits alongside Pamela, A Love Story as a glossy documentary series that's more about enjoying stories of a life well-lived than challenging the person at the center. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 70%
Director: Lesley Chilcott
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Waco: American Apocalypse

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The disastrous standoff at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX was permanently etched into the memories of those old enough to have watched it take place in real-time in 1993. Over a little under two months, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI were on one side, and David Koresh's apocalyptic Branch Davidians were on the other — and then it ended in flames.

Decades later, director Tiller Russell's three-part docuseries analyzes the catastrophe from all angles. It includes interviews with many involved, including those who lived on the compound, as well as never-before-seen footage of FBI negotiations during the standoff. And as you learn about how the dual FBI teams on the scene had different goals, you'll start to question everything you knew about Waco. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%
Director: Tiller Russell
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Money Shot: The Pornhub Story

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Pornhub, a highly-popular adult film website — basically the YouTube of erotica — has been at the center of scandals for years. Accusations of how PornHub platformed non-consentual content, including child pornograhy, have swirled for years. And so Netflix — home to content both documentaries and steamy content — is the perfect home for director Suzanne Hillinger's film about the company.

Through interviews with adult film actors and advocates, as well as employees of parent company MindGeek, 'Money Shot' educates audiences on the troubles of a site they may have dismissed as a simple purveyor of smut. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
Director: Suzanne Hillinger
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Descendant

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Descendant is one of the best Netflix documentaries because it's a bit different from the field. While Netflix has become known for its true crime documentaries — of which we have plenty below — Descendant is a history lesson that will open eyes to an untold and secret story.

Director Margaret Brown's focus here is on an untold part of the history of the slave trade, as the Clotilda — the last known ship to carry stolen Africans to America — was burned to hide the evidence that it existed. Now, in a region called Africatown (found near Mobile, Alabama), the descendants of those slaves are telling their ancestor's stories. 

Utterly captivating as it peels back an untold part of American history, Descendant is a Netflix documentary that needed to be made. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Director: Margaret Brown
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Pamela, A Love Story

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Far from your average doc, and arguably something of an auto-biography, Pamela Anderson's Netflix documentary dives into her past from a new vantage point: her own. Up until now (a matching book was released), Ms. Anderson's tale of fame has mostly been told by others, including a recent Hulu drama series that she refused to watch.

Instead, she'd suggest you watch this documentary that features archival footage from her own past. If you're surprised this film is on this list, note that critics call it a riveting and thoughtful analysis of an incredibly public life. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%
Director: Ryan White
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The Tinder Swindler

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If you've watched Inventing Anna, where Anna Sorokin was lying her way through the NYC elites (it's more of a guilty pleasure than one of the best shows on Netflix), but wanted something even more real than that true crime drama? Look no further than The Tindler Swindler, which shows us (we don't need a reminder) that men are just as manipulative as anyone else.

The Tinder Swindler is Netflix's latest must-watch documentary, revealing the havoc left by Simon Leviev, a man who took outrageous sums of money from women as he traveled across Europe. All it took was getting them to fall in love with him, and these women were practically handing over their checkbooks. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%
Director: Felicity Morris
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Athlete A

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While there's no repairing the damage done on dozens if not hundreds of athletes over the years by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, Athlete A offers many of those he victimized an opportunity to tell their story and expose the truth depths of his horrific crimes. It's a heartbreaking watch at times but an important one, empowering the women previously in his care and proving that the truth will always come out. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
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Seaspiracy

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You’ve probably heard loads of people saying they’ll never eat seafood again after watching Seaspiracy, and with good reason. This 2021 documentary delves into the environmental impact of mass fishing and highlights the damage and destruction caused to marine life by human beings. While there's obviously a certain level of propaganda involved — Seaspiracy's underlying message is about ending fish consumption — it makes some convincing arguments for why doing so might be a very good idea. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75% 
Director: Ali Tabrizi
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American Murder: The Family Next Door

Chris and Shannan pose for a photo in American Murder: The Family Next Door, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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Sadly, domestic violence and even murder between romantic partners isn’t all that uncommon, so the fact that Chris Watts killed his wife Shannan believing it would enable him to move on with his mistress is depressing but not all that surprising. Where this story does take a turn for the incredible, however, is when we learn that not only was Shannan pregnant, meaning Chris killed his unborn child, but that he also killed his two young daughters as well. American Murder: The Family Next Door tells the story of their tragic deaths as well as the web of lies and deceit Chris Watts weaved in an attempt to get away with it. It’s harrowing to say the least. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%
Director: Jenny Popplewell
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The Social Dilemma 

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With a seeming-majority of society spending more time on phones than connecting with people face-to-face, it’s important to take a critical look at modern socio-interactive implications. The Social Dilemma interviews a variety of tech experts who expose plenty of industry secrets, many of which aren’t all that well-kept to begin with. However, this is one of the best Netflix documentaries because its discussion about the harm social media is doing to us as individuals and as a collective human race is posed with nuance and will certainly leave viewers with food for thought. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%
Director: Jeff Orlowski
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Abducted in Plain Sight

Robert Berchtold hugging Jan Broberg in a photo from Abducted in Plain Sight, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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When 12-year-old Jan Broberg was abducted in 1974 by a close family friend, her family and wider community were incredibly relieved when she was eventually returned safely. Then the same man, Robert Berchtold, kidnapped Broberg again, leaving many wondering how on earth such a crime could have been allowed to happen once, let alone twice. Abducted in Plain Sight has many moments that will make you wonder what on earth people are thinking, as much of the story beggars belief. However, that’s part of what makes this one one of the best Netflix documentaries. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%
Director: Skye Borgman
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Sophie: A Murder In West Cork

A photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier and Ian Bailey from Sophie: A Murder In West Cork, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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If you’re a fan of dark, moody murder mysteries, this one is for you. A French woman who visited her holiday home in West Cork, Ireland over the Christmas holidays in 1996 was murdered, her dead body left on the rocky path leading to her secluded property. To this day, no one has been convicted for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. That is unless you count Ian Bailey, a local journalist who was sentenced to 25 years for the crime in France but has avoided extradition. Bailey is an active part of the documentary, making the whole story that much more bizarre and entrancing. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%
Director: John Dower
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Fantastic Fungi

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Nature lovers won’t be able to resist Fantastic Fungi, an incredibly immersive time-lapse journey into the growth of mushrooms and an in-depth look at their medical and recreational usage. It's hard to believe that such a humble fungi played a huge part in the regeneration of life on Earth more than 3.5 million years ago. But watching this documentary will give viewers a whole new appreciation for those little fungi. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Director: Louis Schwartzberg
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My Octopus Teacher

Craig Foster posing with an octopus in My Octopus Teacher, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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Octopuses may not seem like the most exciting or endearing animals, but in this 2020 documentary, filmmaker Craig Foster manages to paint them in a much more flattering light. The winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards, My Octopus Teacher follows Foster as he forms a relationship with a wild common octopus while diving in a South African kelp forest. The pair meet by chance but Foster soon begins following her around for close to a year, observing her throughout the ups and downs of her life. It's a moving film and perfectly illustrates the connection between humans and the natural world. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed
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Pray Away

A man is praying as he palms another person's head in Pray Away, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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Former leaders from the "pray the gay away" movement, begun by evangelical group Exodus International, talk about their departure from the church in this heartbreaking, and at times infuriating, documentary. Survivors of conversion therapy are also interviewed, giving them a platform to tell the horrors of the practice while being shown compassion for what they've been through. It's hard to believe that barbaric practices like this are still happening in the world, but the more they're brought to light, the closer we'll be to eradicating them altogether, we can only hope. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
Director: Kristine Stolakis
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High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

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There’s no way we can talk about American cuisine without acknowledging and showing respect for African American recipes and techniques which have deeply informed, influenced, and changed it. Over the course of four episodes, High on Hog travels to various locations around the country including the Carolinas, Texas, and Virginia and traces African American cooking back to its pre-enslavement origins to provide a compelling and educational trip into America's food history. Whether you’re a foodie or simply want to be more knowledgeable about the culture surrounding America’s food scene, this is a must-watch. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Director: Roger Ross Williams
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Making a Murderer

Closed circuit camera footage of Steven Avery from Making a Murderer, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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Without a doubt one of Netflix’s most popular documentary offerings is Making A Murderer. It focuses on the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was on the cusp of receiving a massive payout from Manitowoc County after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Right before he got his check, he was arrested and charged with the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer who had visited the Avery salvage yard on the day she was killed. Over a period of two seasons, the inconsistencies and horrible injustices faced by Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are explored and exposed, and while there’s no happy ending in sight for those involved, it’s an engrossing story you won’t be able to stop thinking about. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%
Directors: Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
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A Secret Love

Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel at the top of a hill in A Secret Love, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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An incredibly touching and romantic story, A Secret Love explores the history of former professional baseball player Terry Donahue and her longtime partner Pat Henschel. The women kept their love affair secret from their respective families for more than 70 years but eventually decided to come out. The documentary follows the fallout from this decision and the deep, abiding love shared by the two women who've spent their lives together but were afraid to let anyone else know how much they cared for one another. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%
Director: Chris Bolan
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David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

David Attenborough standing in a field in David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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If you’re a sucker for nature documentaries, then you’re likely already familiar with the work of David Attenborough. His latest offering, 2020's A Life On Our Planet, sees Attenborough reflecting on his life and career and explores the incredible changes — not all of them positive — humans have caused to the world over the past century or so. While many of the realities of the devastation and destruction we've brought about are sad and even depressing to think about, Attenborough's intention here isn't to bring viewers down. Instead, he highlights his hopes for the future and aims to inspire the younger generations to change the course for the better. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey
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Chef's Table

A pot of meat and onions surrounded by produce from Chef's Table, one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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An absolute must-watch for all foodies, Chef's Table features some of the world's most renowned chefs as they share their stories, illustrate their culinary styles, and create inspired, at times mesmerizing meals. Over six seasons, innovators including Asma Khan, Christina Tosi, Alex Atala, Enrique Olvera, and Massimo Bottura lift the veil behind the dining room and the kitchen in the most refreshing and fascinating way. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
Director: Abigail Fuller 
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How to Become a Tyrant

An image of tyrants including Adolf Hitler, the key art for How to Become a Tyrant , one of the Best Netflix documentaries

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While we may assume that dictators like Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Joseph Stalin would never come to power in the 21st century, the truth is that abuses of power are as widespread as ever and we're only ever a few steps away from repeating the past. In How to Become a Tyrant, narrator Peter Dinklage explains how deep down, everyone wants absolute power and explores the ways in which individuals who are bold or simply unhinged enough can go about trying to get it. It's slightly terrifying to delve into the stories of some of the world's most notorious dictators, but well worth the existential dread watching it may cause. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 100% 
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Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon A Crime

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In 2012, Brazilian woman Elize Matsunaga murdered and dismembered her husband, Marcos Matsunaga, shocking the local community and the country at large. While Elize doesn't deny shooting Marcos dead in their home and then throwing bags full of his limbs onto the side of a road 20 miles from their home in Sao Paulo, she does use Once Upon a Crime as an opportunity to tell her side of the story for the very first time. Also interviewed are Marcos' family members and friends and experts who worked on the original case, which makes the documentary feel much more balanced and well-rounded. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A
Director: Eliza Capai
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13th

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Ava DuVernay's 2016 documentary delves into America's prison-industrial complex and how it disproportionately affects African-Americans. To illustrate and better understand this harsh reality, she explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States" in very matter-of-fact terms, not shying away from the ugly truth of the country's long-standing and continuing problem with racism. It can be hard and even uncomfortable to watch at times, which is all the more reason it needs to be. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%
Director: Ava DuVernay
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The Staircase

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When novelist Michael Peterson's wife died in 2001, he claimed that she'd fallen down the stairs in their home. The strange thing is, this isn't the first time one of his romantic partners had lost their lives in that exact fashion. When the medical examiner determined that Peterson's wife had been beaten with a weapon, the writer was no longer a grieving widow but instead a suspect in a potential murder. The Staircase, which spans 13 episodes, follows Peterson all the way through his trial, including the moment when the final verdict is read out. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%
Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade 
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Killer Ratings

A series of TVs show Wallace Souza in Killer Ratings, one of the best Netflix documentaries

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Would a television producer and politician order murders to increase ratings for his TV show? Surely not, right? And yet, that's exactly what many alleged Brazilian Wallace Souza was guilty of doing for more than a decade. The success of his Canal Livre show was largely based on Souza somehow managing to catch and "out" notorious criminals and even allowed him to be elected to public office, but not all was what it seemed. Killer Ratings exposes what just might be one of the most nefarious cover-ups in Brazil's recent history. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%
Director: Daniel Bogado
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Murder Among the Mormons

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In a docuseries that could upend the Mormon church as we know it, Murder Among the Mormons traces the history of Mark Hofmann, one of the world's most notable forgers. Hoffman, by the way, just so happened to create some forgeries related to the Latter Day Saint movement. While he's now in prison after he created an explosive device that killed two people, the journey there is full of twists and turns that make this an interesting watch even for those who are entirely unfamiliar with the Mormon faith. - JS

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%
Director: Jared Hess
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