How well do you know your world? Most of us generally only know about the things that we need to know or the things that fuel our passions. But documentaries are the window into the worlds we don’t know and the lives we don’t see. They don’t always paint a pretty picture, especially if they’re true crime stories. Yet this is also a pleasant way to experience some of the beauty that our world has to offer without getting up off your couch.
Netflix is a dominant player when it comes to documentaries, with a very full library of original docuseries and documentary films, in addition to documentaries from all over the world. But to make it easier for you to find a new one to watch, here are the best documentaries on Netflix right now.
Contrary to the beliefs of many Americans, baseball, basketball, and American football are not the most popular sports in the world. That honor belongs to football, or “soccer,” as we call it in this country. But with that popularity has come corruption and vice, as seen in the new Netflix documentary series FIFA Uncovered. FIFA is the governing body for the World Cup and international football leagues. It also has a very dark history that has only partially come to light. This isn’t just a sports documentary, it’s a crime story. And many of the dirtiest players in the game seemingly escape the legal and moral consequences of their actions.
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