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    Top 10 Must-Watch Documentaries On Netflix

    Netflix has now became a one-stop shop for the lovers of the documentary movies as many of the them are featured here and which educates as well as entertains the movie lovers and also encourages them as well. This is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary questions one can ask because it has something for everybody; social problems, environment, the criminal rate, history and vice versa. The given worldly documentaries are captivating and that is why the should be on your binge list.

    These titles provide everything you need – whether you’re searching for knowledge, inspiration, or just an engaging tale. So get your popcorn, relax, and prepare to be amused and educated.

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    10. Our Planet

    https://youtu.be/ST1sMntiQj4?si=t_9ADKOKFwF9rm_Y

    Our Planet” with famous Sir David Attenborough as a presenter is an exceptionally beautiful television series that takes people to the beautiful planet of Earth. The movie is cognitive concerning the topical issue of climate change although there are marvelous views and exotic animals to be seen in the movie. It is as much an appeal for people to start protecting the environment as it is an episode from an onslaught of visual indulgence.

    9. 13th

    https://youtu.be/krfcq5pF8u8?si=xluEGzmDhO7ONvTN

    The movie ‘13th’ directed by Ava DuVernay also investigates the links between mass imprisonment, justice, and race in the US context. There is allusion to the 13th Amendment under which slavery was abolished, but engaging in compulsory labor especially as a punishment for crimes was still allowed. This absorbing movie provides insightful analysis of the systematic factors impacting on the criminal justice system in USA.

    8. The Social Dilemma

    https://youtu.be/uaaC57tcci0?si=8ujmAdzOzy0s9hU-

    Certainly, ‘The Social Dilemma’ is relevant to understanding social media as it reveals its negative sides largely. The film features ex-employees to present the large Internet corporations’ power in shaping consumers while examining their impact on mental health, democracy, and society. Through watching this video, one’s eyes are opened and one begins to think about what they themselves do on the Internet.

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    7. My Octopus Teacher

    https://youtu.be/3s0LTDhqe5A?si=9mor7G3BredPWCnZ

    This is a true life documentary film that captures different scenes featuring Craig Foster, the director who becomes friends with an octopus in kelp forest in South Africa. A heart wrenching portrayal of the intellect, nature, and the possible emotional connection, one may have with an octopus, ‘My Octopus Teacher’ is a must watch. It ‘s a romantic story that leaves you with a good feeling.

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    6. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    https://youtu.be/acTdxsoa428?si=K9QOeiQtHwKrcuiV

    Tiger King’ is a cultural event revealing proper and appropriate interactions with big cats and peculiar people engaged in this business with Joe Exotic at the core. Their story is filled with a series of horrific occurrences, competition, and police investigations as comprising the series. Therefore, it can be described as a rather exciting and at the same time disturbing ride that reveals the negative sides of animals’ zoo imprisonment.

    5. Making A Murderer

    https://youtu.be/qxgbdYaR_KQ?si=-jmveD5B_ZxU4-4F

    The real crime documentary of the Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’ has the chilling story of Steven Avery, a man who after being released from prison days after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman was accused of and convicted of murder. This is because through the episodes of the show the audience is left with doubts and suspicions of prejudice and corruption within the legal system. Seeing it is interesting and makes you hold your breath.

    4. Knock Down The House

    https://youtu.be/_wGZc8ZjFY4?si=0t6KWapIKY2O25G3

    Four encouraging campaigns by progressive women, out of which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was for Congress in 2018 and their journey is depicted in this movie. It should be noted that they are insistent on reforming American politics, and ‘Knock Down the House’ shows their attempts at it. It is a story about the activism and perseverance that is worthy of being told.

    3. Wild Wild Country

    https://youtu.be/hBLS_OM6Puk?si=BSmuF-crwOaHIoOp

    While ‘Wild Wild Country’ is a documentary that depicts the story of Oregonian Rajneeshpuram group led by Indian religious cult leader who went by the name Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. There is a lot of inner politics in the show, circling around the fights with the outside world and the related legal entanglements. All in all, it is an interesting discussion of the sense of community, of power, and of faith.

    2. The Ivory Game

    https://youtu.be/3GPEKKaSmZY?si=bZpjSAUMmrvpHg3Y

    One of the revolutionary movies is ‘The Ivory Game,’ which was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and explains the problems of the criminal business of ivory and the consequences for elephants. See how spies and social workers expose their lives and capture criminals who hunt animals for sales and trade in this movie. The movie is dramatic and sensitive to the topic that promoting animal’s saving is a rather crucial nuance.

    1. American Factory

    https://youtu.be/m36QeKOJ2Fc?si=bav85vFPNNu7q6V4

    American Factory’ presents a cultural and economic clash of the representatives of the Chinese and American workers in the repaired factory in Ohio. The film itself was nominated for and won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Feature and covers such themes as worker’s rights, globalisation, and the nature of employment in the ever interconnected world.

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    Rishita Roy Chowdhury is the Chief Editor at First Curiosity. She has always been fascinated with the power of words and the need to follow goings on of the world. She likes to spend most of her time contemplating her existence, and escaping reality by reading, writing, and watching movies and shows. So, she made a career out of it in 2017 when she joined ScoopWhoop and extensively wrote about pop culture. To gain more experience of hardcore news, she moved on to the print arena with The Sunday Guardian newspaper where she interviewed celebrities, musicians, sportsmen, authors, chefs, and more. Her love of all things art and culture also led her to review books, movies, series, and restaurants. She tested and expanded her skills by dabbling in the digital space with India Today’s entertainment team. There, she wrote thousands of articles on the world of glitz and glamour. Now, at First Curiosity, she constantly searches and writes stories that resonate with readers and spark their interest. She also manages a team of dedicated writers who share her vision to remain sane in a crazy world with doses of entertainment.
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