The 5 Greatest Netflix Documentaries
Netflix has great originals. Netflix's series are among the top in the world. As well as having some fantastic series and movies available for you to stream or download there are also some great documentaries. Let's take a look at the best ones available right now.
Deep Web is a documentary directed by Alex Winter. It recounts the events surrounding the Silk Road market, bitcoin and the politics of the dark web. The documentary mainly focuses on the capture and trial of the creator and the man behind Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, also known as "Dread Pirate Roberts". Keanu Reeves narrates this phenomenal documentary.
Particle Fever follows the physicists at CERN leading up to the first experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. The documentary is composed of footage taken between 2008 (The first firing of the Large Hadron Collider) and 2012 (the identification of the Higgs Boson). The documentary won a number of awards and received critical acclaim.
Man on Wire
Man on Wire is a documentary based on the book To Reach The Clouds by Philippe Petit, the man who walked across a wire between the twin towers in 1974. Although his performance was unauthorised, all charges by the district attorney were dropped after he received public acclaim. The documentary was a box office hit as well as receiving positive reviews.
Cartel Land follows the story of vigilante groups fighting Mexican drug Cartels during the Mexican Drug War. The film primarily follows Tim "Nailer" Foley who lead the Arizona Border Recon, a paramilitary group who target illegal immigrants but now focus on disrupting drug smuggling across the US-Mexican border. The documentary received positive reviews and grossed nearly $800,000 at the box office.
The Thin Blue Line
The Twin Blue Line tells the story of the killing of Robert Wood, a Dallas police officer. When he approached a stolen car he was shot in the arm and in the chest. An investigation was launched and David Ray Harris was arrested but not all is as it seems. The documentary is considered one of the greatest of all time.