It’s safe to say that cults are having a bit of a moment in popular culture right now. That is thanks, in part, to the influx of miniseries, true crime documentaries and real life cult mysteries entering the cultural consciousness.
In 2016, there was Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, a fictionalized account of the Manson Family, told from the perspective of the women in the cult. And now there’s even more of an influx of cult content, with the upcoming film The Haunting of Sharon Tate, in which Hilary Duff will play the actress and victim of murder at the hands of Charles Manson; Charlie Says,
Netflix’s documentary section really can’t be beat — especially when it comes to the streaming service’s true crime documentaries. By now, you’ve probably already marathoned Making a Murderer from beginning to end, and if that’s the case then you might want to go ahead and add this list of true crime documentaries on Netflix to your viewing queue ASAP.
Everyone loves streaming a good rom-com or comedy series from time to time, but every now and again you have to switch things up a bit and take a tumble down the rabbit hole of true crime documentaries that’ll not only educate you, but also entertain you in all the right ways. From sex crimes to drug dealing to crimes that sound like they came straight out of an episode of American Horror Story (not even joking), Netflix is harboring a selection of documentaries that will without a doubt leave you
Over the years, Netflix has built up an impressive library of documentary films and docuseries, and some of the best it has to offer all remain Netflix exclusives. True crime docuseries might be a popular trend for the streaming platform, but it’s just as successful at producing some of the best food porn out there today.
Netflix gets two new documentaries in April. One examines the philosophical life lessons of a popular Sixties spiritual leader at the tail end of his life, and the other displays some of the most beautiful desserts in the world that you will never, ever get to eat.
Plenty of new documentary films and series have been released on Netflix in the last few months. This list includes some of the best not only in recent memory but perhaps of all time.
Netflix has been under quite a bit of heat lately as a result of the company making a good amount of popular TV shows and classic movies unavailable for viewing. Despite all of this chaos, there is a genre still available that many overlook: conspiracy.
As someone who truly enjoys the thrill of an interesting documentary, conspiracy documentaries are up my alley. After researching heavily and talking with peers, I compiled a list of nine conspiracy documentaries (and yes, I watched them all) on Netflix. Of course, there are more than nine available for viewing, but no one has that much free time.
These movies range from topics about terrorist attacks and alien sightings all the way to the untimely death of Nirvana star Kurt Cobain. This is a list for all aspiring conspiracy junkies.
“A Good American” (2015)
This movie is about NSA analyst and cryptologist Bill Binney. During
If you haven’t seen the original, you need to change that immediately.
A few months ago, we were the very first outlet to tell you about The Seven Five on Netflix, the superb documentary that was rightfully compared to Goodfellas.
Tiller Russell’s documentary tells the story of Michael Dowd, more commonly known as ‘the dirtiest cop in New York City history’. In the 1980s, Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. Aside from protecting the peace, he was also the head of a ruthless criminal network that stole money and drugs. Ultimately, his actions led to the city’s biggest ever corruption scandal.
Empire described The Seven Five as a “siren-flash of a film, charged up in the edit like a true-crime Goodfellas” and it’s easy to see why.
If you haven’t seen the documentary then you’re in luck because it’s still on Netflix. This being said, a feature-length version of
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Updated for February 2018
Here’s a fun fact for you: The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t the only documentary on Hulu.
Reality is always ready to take some weird twists and turns. Hulu is here to help you keep up with it. The documentary options on Hulu range from sports to true crime to sports and true crime to…chickens. Yes, chickens. Here is our list of the best documentaries on Hulu. Because sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Cropsey is primarily concerned with monsters. There are the imaginary monsters like “Cropsey,” which is a boogeyman-like figure native to New York City. Then there are the real monsters.
Like a man who would harm children. Cropsey is a documentary