Ben Cooper / July 13, 2023

Best Documentaries on Netflix to Watch Right Now – July 2023

If you’re in the mood for thought-provoking and enlightening content, we’ve got you covered. Netflix is home to a treasure trove of captivating documentaries that will educate, inspire, and leave you with a newfound perspective on the world. 

Best Documentaries on Netflix

As a medical team tries to understand 10-year-old Maya Kowalski’s rare illness, they begin to question her parents. Suddenly, Maya is in state custody – despite a family desperate to bring their daughter home.

Take Care of Maya

Follows the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from his days of lifting weights to his successes in Hollywood, his time serving as governor of California, and both the joys and volatility of his family life.

Arnold

It showcases what happened in 1993 in Waco, Texas when cult leader David Koresh faced off against the federal government in a siege of 51 days.

Waco: American Apocalypse

Follow the rise of the most famous adult entertainment platform and the recent backlash it has received.

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story

Follows descendants of the survivors from the Clotilda, the last ship that carried enslaved Africans to the United States, as they reclaim their story.

Descendant

Follows the life of pop culture icon Pamela Anderson, including never-before-seen archival footage and personal journals.

Pamela, A Love Story

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species – and uncovers alarming global corruption.

Seaspiracy

In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters disappear in Colorado. With the heartbreaking details emerging, the family’s story made headlines around the world.

American Murder

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

The Social Dilemma

The documentary follows the investigation of Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, a French film and TV producer who was killed while at her isolated holiday cottage in West Cork, Ireland, in 1996.

Sophie: A Murder In West Cork

Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

Fantastic Fungi

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

My Octopus Teacher

Former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement contend with the aftermath unleashed by their actions, while a survivor seeks healing and acceptance from more than a decade of trauma.

Pray Away

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Making a Murderer

Falling in love in 1947, two women — Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue — begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice.

A Secret Love

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

David Attenborough

Chef’s Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Chef’s Table

Tells the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.

The Staircase

The true-life story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who was accused of literally killing for ratings, and using his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.

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