Five documentaries to watch on Netflix

Ah Netflix. A place where you could spend hours of your life getting lost and discovering new things.  When we move out we'll be looking to invest in a new TV to ensure we don't have to give up the beloved Netflix - this UHD TV Panasonic looks right up our street! We won't be able to have a thriving social life at first so will be watching a lot of TV. Here are five documentaries you need to watch on Netflix if you haven't caught them already.

1. Amanda Knox
The gruesome Amanda Knox case has always fascinated me, it's something that was all over the media here and I remember it well. I've always had my own opinion on it but I wanted to watch this to see if it changed my opinion. Sometimes it's all too easy to get caught up in the media and come to conclusions whilst listening to an often bias view. Well my opinion didn't change and I came away in filled with anger and disbelief. It's quite tough to watch and your heart can't help but break again for Meredith Kercher.

2. The White Helmets
Following the daily operations of Syrian volunteer rescue workers, this documentary is hard-hitting, at times difficult to watch and continues to plague your mind long after it has finished. Syria is such a heart-breaking situation and this makes it really hits home just how truly awful that part of the world is at the moment - there desperately needs to be something done to help.

3. Russell Brand: End the drugs war
Sometimes I think Russell Brand is a plonker. He gets on his high horse and I really can't be bothered to listen to him. But he talked so much sense in this that I found myself nodding along with him. He raises a lot of valid points and it really does make you carry on thinking long after the documentary finishes. The sign of something good!

4. Louis Theroux: Law & Disorder
I adore Louis Theroux. I've watched his documentaries countless times and love the way he gets into someone's head and listens to them with disbelief subtly etched in his face. This series is one of my favourites. I just can't believe how he manages to get such dangerous and slightly unhinged people to open up to him.

5. Planet Earth
Ah Sir David. Is there man who deserves a knighthood more than him? I watch every one of David Attenborough's documentaries and they blow my mind each time. The animal world is fascinating. This is my favourite series and probably the best introduction to David Attenborough if for some bizarre reason you're not yet a fan...

Do you have any documentaries to suggest? I'm always after new ones to watch!

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  1. I've not seen any of these but might have to watch the Amanda Knox documentary, I remember it being all over the news too. Another good one is (i think it's called) Hot Girls Wanted. It's a pretty harrowing look at teenagers that move to LA to be adult models. xx

  2. I've not watched that Louis Theroux series! Need to give it a go.
    There's a docu-drama series I got really into called Captive about kidnappings.

  3. Have you seen the Louis Theroux documentary about swingers? Hilarious, fascinating and insightful all at the same time.

  4. Planet Earth is amazing!! The Minimalism documentary is also really good and thought provoking :)

    Rachael xx.

  5. I really need to get round to watching the Amanda Knox documentary, I still find the whole case baffling...

  6. Oooh. Thanks! More documentaries to add to my queue!

  7. Planet Earth is the best thing since sliced bread!

    My Sentimental Heart



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