Comedies and dramas on streaming are the bread and butter for most audiences, but Netflix has some of the best documentaries within its catalog, too. They’re windows to different parts of the world that might otherwise go unnoticed to some viewers, and they rarely hold back. Whether it’s through the dark developments of scandals and crimes or breathtaking perspectives on the world around us, Netflix’s diverse selection of documentaries should provide hours of intrigue.
Netflix is a dominant player when it comes to documentaries, with a very full library of original docuseries and documentary films from all over the world. 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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