The Best Documentaries On Netflix US Right Now

Ja Rule and Billy McFarland in "Fyre"

All of a sudden it seems like we’re watching more documentaries than we have before. The reason? Netflix is offering some pretty darn good ones. Here are our top picks.

The Pixar Story

Pixar practically reinvented animation and changed for good. This documentary takes a look at the lives of the people who made it happen.

What Happened, Miss Simone?

This film delves deep into the intense life and remarkable career of the talented and troubled Nina Simone.


In this infamous documentary, former employees of SeaWorld reveal the horrific animal abuse that went down at one of the world’s most popular theme parks.


Oscar-winner Ava Duvernay delves deep into the systematic inequalities that has led to the shocking figures of incarceration among black men and women in America.

Fyre: The Biggest Party That Never Happened

Netflix’s Fyre documentary is gripping, illuminating and outright shocking. Watch the story of how people spent thousands to go to a festival with no music, no shelter and no proper food.


Bryan Fogel planned to make a film about performance-enhancing drugs then stumbled across the Russian doping scandal from the Sochi Olympics and decided to make an Oscar-winning docmmentary about that instead.

Strong Island

Strong Island portrays a shocking story of injustice and grief which is roiling with emotion.

Casting JonBenet

The murder of JonBenet Ramsey told from the perspective of the actors who auditioned to play figures in the case.