The Most Unreal Documentaries to Watch If You're Staying In Tonight


There's nothing quite like getting stuck into a fascinating documentary instead of re-watching some romcom for the eighth time. So here are a few suggestions, if you're looking to watch something more substantial on your Saturday night in...

Man On Wire

Incredible documentary about a French tightrope walker who illegally walked between the Twin Towers in 1974, at a whopping height of 1,368 feet. This documentary has won loads of awards, and uses real footage from the incident as well as reinactments. Nail biting stuff.


The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

Whilst this is harrowing at times, this Louis Theroux documentary is car crash tv, you just can't take your eyes off the screen. Filmed in Fresno, California you'll meet the kind of characters in this that you thought only existed within the realms of Breaking Bad.


Human Planet

This series focuses on how humans have adapted to their natural surroundings. aired on the BBC back in 2011, and the amazing John Hurt narrates. There's a whole load of different ones, but one of the best ones is Oceans: Into the Blue, which shows a native fisherman who can survive for prolonged periods of time underwater whilst fishing for his familiy's survival.


An Interview With Jeffrey Dahmer

This is definitely not one to watch on your own but it's scarily interesting. Jeffrey Dahmer (better known as the Milwaukee Cannibal) was an American serial killer who operated between 1978 and 1991, and had 17 known victimes. This is an interview conducted with Dahmer and his father, before he was sentenced to death, where they dissect his actions, and try to understand the inner-workings of the murderer's mind.


Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker

No, Nile Rodgers isn't some random bean who happened to 'Get Lucky' with Daft Punk a few years ago.. He is in fact an extremely accomplished musician who essentially invented disco music, and has composed the riff for every pop song from Britney to Bowie, Madonna to Duran Duran. This is an amazing feel good documentary, with compelling historical background, and a must watch for anyone into their music.


Written By

Fíodhna Horan Murphy

Fíodhna is deputy editor of Lovin Dublin and the Lovin Group. She's mad into music, gigs, cans by the canal and anything leopard print.