“You have to face the truth … Whether it’s captivating, scary, sad or funny”. This is how Netflix introduced its documentation category. With thousands of titles on the program covering sports, history, ecology, or legal matters, the streaming platform offers a wide variety. Here is our pick of the top 10 Netflix documentaries, in no particular order.
Hot girls wanted: Turned on
We are no longer presenting this documentary from 2015. Looking for hot girls. A jump into the industry of the world of adult content and all that can have more junk, but from the perspective of the young women who play the leading roles. In 2017, a sequel to the documentary will be offered on Netflix Hot girls wanted: Turned on. On the program is a series of six episodes that drive reflection a little further and astonish viewers. How the internet has changed the way we consume sex, but also love it, how freely it has changed our relationship with this content, but also the way of life and working conditions of those who are part of it.
If you’re used to watching Netflix while you dine at night (or at lunchtime) this is exactly the content you shouldn’t be watching right now. Rotten is a series that was turned down for two seasons of six episodes, and it delves us into the depths of the world of food. Dairy industry, dilution of honey, battery poultry farming or even chocolate production, few foods are spared by the particularly offensive format of the streaming platform. French wine is not spared either, as this episode shows, which illuminates the battle between winemakers and wholesalers in Languedoc-Roussillon. Must see to think about what’s really on your plate and how to change things.
November 13th: Fluctuat Nec Mergitur
It is arguably one of the most famous Netflix documentaries. November 13: Fluctuat Nec Mergitur looks back on one of the most difficult moments in France of the last decade, the attacks of November 13, 2015. From the Stade de France to the Bataclan, without forgetting the bars and restaurants of the 10th and 11th arrondissements . Terrorist attacks are 130 words long and injure hundreds. The documentary gives the survivors, but also the police and political leaders of the time in France, a voice. Indispensable, even if you need to have a strong heart to relive these events.
Room 2806: the DSK case
What happened on May 14, 2011 at the Sofitel in New York in room 2806? Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF, is charged by Nafissatou Diallo with sexual assault, attempted rape and kidnapping. A case that looks like a thunderbolt, in France, but also in the world. Nine. Years later offers In a documentary film directed by Jalil Lespert, Netflix takes a nuanced but critical look at the sometimes chaotic development of this matter. All that is missing is one man, DSK himself, who did not want to be interviewed. He has already announced that he will be on this Netflix- Documentation will be answered by another, which is scheduled for publication in late 2021.
In the realm of the wild animals
What if we had the craziest documentary of 2020? With In the realm of the wild animals aka Tiger King, Netflix tells us the simply mind-boggling story of Joe Exotic, the insane owner of one of the largest zoos in America. With his mullet cut, his tattoos and his simply unlikely appearance, the man loves “big cats”, understands lions, tigers or even panthers. The Netflix documentary looks back on its history while now in jail serving a 22-year sentence for murder. A “detail” that is by no means the most incredible part of this story. We recommend you see it very quickly before the fork comes out.
The fourth process
This is arguably one of the worst cases of racial inequality and injustice in the United States. With Attempt 4, aka The fourth attempt Netflix is running a documentary focused on the insane story of Sean K. Ellis, who was accused of killing a Boston police officer in 1993. In eight episodes we discover a completely botched investigation that stinks of racism and corruption.
For those who come out stunned but curious about this viewing, we can only advise to see In her eyes aka When they see us Another Netflix documentary that deals with a similar case, that of five teenagers falsely accused of killing a jogger in New York City.
The last Dance
Before it went online, we would have considered this documentary to be more of a huge bet, as sports (and a Fortiori basketball) isn’t exactly a topic we imagined attractive on Netflix. But, The last Dance has now entered the pantheon of the streaming platform. The program includes a fascinating look back at the career of Michael Jordan, the basketball star and true NBA legend. Signs of the genre’s now confirmed potential, the release of The last shot who is interested in Tony Parker this time.
Jeffrey Epstein, Power, Money and Perversion
How could Jeffrey Epstein reign with impunity for so long? This is a question that haunts many people as the revelations about the American billionaire’s sexual predatory behavior have multiplied. With this breathtaking and moving documentary, Netflix gives a voice to some of its victims, but also to those who allowed its arrest.
Don’t Fuck Cats: Hunt An Internet Killer
It is a documentary that is not recommended for everyone due to certain scenes, especially animal abuse. “Don’t fuck with cats” is interested in the course given by Luka Rocco Magnotta, the killer in the Canadian series, who was the first to publish her crimes on video. The documentary examines how internet users, appalled by his videos of torturing kittens, finally managed to find him and even collaborate with the police. A jump into absolutely terrifying news of the past few years from a surprising angle, to say the least.
To end this selection a little more positively, we will also remember this Our planet. The opportunity to discover the secrets of the living world on our planet between flora and fauna, but also the threat to our biodiversity. This documentary series is visually great and touches on all important environmental issues: global warming, human activity, overuse of resources, but also the importance of oceans and forests. A dedicated Netflix documentary supported by WWF that encourages people to mobilize from today to protect our planet.
More than for films or series, Netflix’s very eclectic selection of documentaries makes it difficult to pin down a top 10. If Grégory in France marks us because the case is known in France, similar files exist in many other countries. Surfing with “similar titles” on the streaming platform can therefore be particularly rewarding and enable you to discover incredible stories. To test.
As for you, what are your favorite documentaries on Netflix? What’s in your top 10? Tell us your favorites in the comments!