Netflix truly is a gift from the television gods, a treasure trove of quality watching.
One genre that maybe never gets a look in when you're endlessly scrolling through Netflix offerings might be documentaries. And I'm here to tell you that you have been missing out on some of the best that the streaming site has to offer (probably).
I have been moved, entertained, shocked, upset and educated by documentaries throughout the years, and I didn't have to do much more than veg on my couch and listen.
Here are just some of the best documentaries on Netflix right now...
My Beautiful Broken Brain
This documentary follows 34-year-old Lotje Sodderland's voyage into the complexity, fragility, and wonder of her own brain following a life-changing hemorrhagic stroke.
A truly amazing watch.
Adopted from South Korea, raised on different countries and connected through social media, Samantha and Anaïs believe that they're twin sisters separated at birth.
Twinsters is cute and emotional at times.
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
A compelling introduction to the women’s movement throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
The inspiring doc touches on topics beyond gender inequality, like racism, classism, and homophobia.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
This shocking, yet humorous, documentary follows the journey of an aspiring environmentalist as he bravely strives to find a real solution to the world's most pressing environmental issues.
The Hunting Ground
If the Brock Turner case angered you, you might want to prepare yourself for this one.
An exposé of rape crimes on US college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.
It makes for difficult, yet eye-opening, viewing.