The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series  

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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.

The latest and newest Netflix original 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 Chelsea Does.

Netflix is quickly becoming a successful independent movie studio by producing quality documentary shows. Most anticipated Netflix original documentary series include Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, which is based on the critically acclaimed Netflix original documentary film.

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, 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.

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Judy Ho
Evil 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 ...more
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Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz
This series is an American documentary television series that premiered on Netflix in 2015. The ten-episode first season, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explores the ...more

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The Keepers Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber
The 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 ...more

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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, George Meredith, Ma Anand Sheela
Wild 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 ...more
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The 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 ...more
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Karen Weaver, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders
Flint 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
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Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, David Vonner
The 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
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Dirty Money (Netflix, 2018 is an American documentary television series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.
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Ron Ollie, John Iii Franklin, Brittany Wagner
Last 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 ...more

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Girls Incarcerated is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
Girls Incarcerated (Netflix, 2018) is a coming-of-age documentary series about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center.
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Maria Bello, Estelle Caswell, Joss Fong
Explained (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
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Dope (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
Drug Lords is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
Drug 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.
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Bobby Kennedy for President
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Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford
Chef's Table 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 to his ...more

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Fyre 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.

The Devil Next Door is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
The Devil Next Door
Roman Empire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
Sean Bean, Aaron Irvin, Aaron Jakubenko
Roman 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

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Gudrun Beckh, Susan Berfield, Andrew Boutros
Rotten (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.
The Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
The Family
Empire Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
Empire Games
Conversations with a Kil... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more
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Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo
Wormwood (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, ...more
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Howard Raishbrook, Marc Raishbrook, Austin Raishbrook
Shot 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
The Movies That Made Us ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series
The Movies That Made Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American documentary series and a spin-off of The Toys That Made Us. The series looks at the stories behind history's most iconic films taking a ...more