50 Best Documentaries on Netflix UK

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Last updated: 2019-05-25

Looking for something realistic to watch like historical footage, photographs, talking heads, pre-recorded audio, and sequences of physical excursion? Here's the list of 50 best documentaries on Netflix UK streaming right now. It includes individual and series of documentaries to chose from. Netflix UK has more than 600 documentaries to chose from and this is the curated list of 50 best of them.

Our Planet


Our Planet 2019

Genre:   Documentary, Family

Available From:   2019-04-05

Year:   2019

Creator(s):   Not Available

Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.

Actor(s):   David Attenborough

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Planet Earth II


Planet Earth II 2017

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2017-09-27

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Not Available

In this sequel to the Emmy-winning 'Planet Earth' series, viewers are treated to rich and intimate views of the natural diversity of our planet.

Actor(s):   David Attenborough

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Making a Murderer


Making a Murderer 2015

Genre:   Crime, Documentary

Available From:   2015-12-18

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos

Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened


FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened 2019

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2019-01-18

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Chris Smith

The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but it failed spectacularly in the hands of a cocky entrepreneur.

Actor(s):   Billy McFarland, Ja Rule

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13TH


13TH 2016

Genre:   Crime, Documentary

Available From:   2016-10-07

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Ava DuVernay

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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McQueen


McQueen 2018

Genre:   Biography, Documentary

Available From:   2019-03-29

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ian Bonhote, Peter Ettedgui

Darkness sparks brilliance in this exhilarating portrait of the mind and designs of legendary but tormented fashion visionary Alexander McQueen.

Actor(s):   Alexander McQueen, Bernard Arnault, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow, Joseph Bennett

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Shirkers


Shirkers 2018

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2018-10-26

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Sandi Tan

In 1992, Sandi Tan and her friends shot a quirky film on the streets of Singapore. Then the footage disappeared, sending her on a hunt for answers.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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One Strange Rock


One Strange Rock 2018

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2019-02-01

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Not Available

Hosted by Will Smith, this series follows eight astronauts who share their unique perspectives on Earth, the fragile and beautiful planet we call home.

Actor(s):   Will Smith

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Faces Places


Faces Places 2017

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2018-05-05

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Agnes Varda, JR

French New Wave director Agnes Varda and muralist JR travel all across France, plastering giant portraits of people they encounter along the way.

Actor(s):   Agnes Varda, Amaury Bossy, Jean-Paul Beaujon, Jeannine Carpentier, Jr., Yves Boulen

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Virunga


Virunga 2014

Genre:   Crime, Documentary

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Orlando von Einsiedel

The Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa's most precious national park and its endangered gorillas.

Actor(s):   Andre Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Melanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

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