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30th Jul 2017

8 Gripping Documentaries To Watch On Netflix If You’re Staying On The Couch Tonight


The weather is a bit grim and chances are that you’re feeling a bit burnt-out after the weekend.

The only thing for it is to curl up on the couch with a cosy blanket, a takeaway and something good to watch.

However, this is where our perfect night in plans usually hit a slight hitch. Faced with endless suggestions of new release movies and must-see TV series, our indecision kicks in and it’s nigh on impossible to make a decision.

On those occasions, a decent documentary is the only way to go and this is one area where Netflix excels.

Whether you want to a sneak peak at what it’s like to be the biggest rock and roller in the world or you want to gross yourself out by finding out the truth about that takeaway, the streaming service has got you covered.

Here’s are eight that are definitely worth a watch tonight…

Get Me Roger Stone

Fans of House Of Cards should check out this in-depth look at political operator Roger Stone, who has been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.

Gringo: The Dangerous Life Of John McAfee

This documentary about the security software founder definitely falls under ‘you couldn’t make it up’ territory. A revealing look at one of America’s most eccentric entrepreneurs.

Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

The sequel to the well-regarded Hot Girls Wanted just dropped on Netflix and looks at how sex and technology have impacted our sex lives.


Ava DuVernay’s doc looks at the history of racial equality in the United States, particularly in relation to crime and incarceration.

The True Cost

The rise of ‘fast fashion’ has pushed the question of where our clothes come from to the fore in recent times. This doc travels around the world to see exactly what the answer is.

The Sunshine Makers

The Sunshine Makers tells the tale of underground chemists Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, who manufactured a massive amount of LSD in the 1960s while staying one step ahead of the law.

The White Helmets

Looking to get a clear picture of the situation in Syria? This documentary follows the Syria Civil Defence (aka The White Helmets), a volunteer organisation that operates in parts of rebel-controlled Syria and in Turkey.

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

In its first 25 years, only 10 people finished The Barkley Marathons. The Race That Eats Its Young looks at the gruelling race and the motivations of those who take part.