Here are the best Netflix original documentary series currently streaming online on Netflix, ranked from the most popular to the least by the Ranker community. This list shows all Netflix original docu-series on Netflix Instant. Also check out the best Netflix original movies and the best Netflix original documentaries. Original Netflix docuseries cover nearly anything you're curious to learn more about, from true crime to natural history and the stars.
The latest and newest netflix documentary series cover murder cases, cooking, foods from around the world, sports, and science. Featuring Russell Peters, Chelsea Handler, Guillermo del Toro, and more, must-watch Netflix original docu-series include Five Came Back, Chef's Table, Making a Murderer, and Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.
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Sometimes there's nothing better than to just binge watch Netflix originals and chill. Which Netflix original docu-series is the best? From Abstract: The Art of Design to Captive to Dirty Money, they're all here for the Ranker community to vote on. If there's a Netflix original documentary series that you don't see, feel free to add it to the list, but make sure that it's currently streaming on Netflix. Vote up your favorites and vote down the ones you don't think are so good.
Premiered: May 11, 2018Evil Genius is a 2018 crime docuseries directed by Trey Borzillieri and Barbara Schroeder. The baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around... more
The KeepersGemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub
Premiered: 2017The Keepers (Netflix, 2017) is a seven-episode American documentary web series. It explores the unsolved murder of the nun Sister Cathy Cesnik who taught English and drama at Baltimore's Archbishop... more
Premiered: 2015Making a Murderer (Netflix, 2015) is a crime documentary series written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The series explores the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County,... more
- 650159Drug Lords (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series exploring the stories of history's most notorious kingpins, their terrifying enforcers, and the men and women who've sworn to bring them down.... more
Somebody Feed PhilPhil Rosenthal
Premiered: January 12, 2018Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix, 2018) is a travel documentary series directed by John Bedolis. Everybody Loves Raymond creator Philip Rosenthal travels to popular locations around the world to sample... more
Bobby Kennedy for President
Premiered: March 16, 2018Wild Wild Country (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series directed by Maclain and Chapman Way. When Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh AKA Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds a utopian city deep in... more
- 771331The Confession Tapes (Netflix, 2017) is a true crime television documentary series created by Kelly Loudenberg. A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for... more
Premiered: 2018Flint Town (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-episode American documentary television series that focuses on the thoughts and conflicted emotions of the men and women serving to protect urban areas of... more
Premiered: 2016White Rabbit Project is a 2016 Netflix series starring Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron, the build team from MythBusters. The team investigates topics such as "jailbreaks, superpower... more
Premiered: December 22, 2017The Toys That Made Us (Netflix, 2017) is a documentary series on the minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discussing the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations.... more
- 499260Dirty Money (Netflix, 2018) is an American documentary television series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.... more
Premiered: 2016Last Chance U is a 2016 documentary series produced by Netflix showcasing the 2015 American football season for East Mississippi Community College as they attempted to win their third consecutive... more
- 578319Girls Incarcerated (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age documentary series about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center.... more
DopeDope (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime documentary television series. Filmed from the perspectives of dealers, users and the police, this vivid series offers a bracing look at the war on drugs.... more
Premiered: 2015Chef's Table (Netflix, 2015) is an American documentary web series released on Netflix. Each episode of the series profiles a single world-renowned chef. Creator David Gelb considers it a follow-up... more
Premiered: January 5, 2018Rotten (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series that dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste, and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.... more
Premiered: 2016Roman Empire (Netflix, 2016) is an American/Canadia docuseries directed by Richard Lopez, and based on historical events. Narrated by Sean Bean, the series chronicles the reign of Commodus, the... more
- 269191Wormwood (Netflix, 2017) is an American six-part docudrama miniseries directed by Errol Morris. In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson (Peter Sarsgaard) takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window, but... more
Premiered: December 18, 2019Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime documentary series. The limited series follows a group of internet sleuths who launched a manhunt for Luka... more
Premiered: November 17, 2017Shot in the Dark (Netflix, 2017) is an American documentary television series directed by Jeff Daniels. Three rival freelance stringers scour the streets at night to film crime scenes, fires,... more
Premiered: 2017Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Netflix, 2017) is a travel documentary/road trip comedy television series. Comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael Whitehall, set off on a journey... more
Premiered: February 23, 2018Ugly Delicious (Netflix, 2018) is a food and travel documentary series. Hosted by David Chang, the show examines the cultural, sociological, and culinary history of specific popular foods.... more
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.
Premiered: May 23, 2018Explained (Netflix, 2018) is a documentary series. This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.... more