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Best Documentaries to Watch on Netflix 2018

by Fahad Saleem

While browsing for the documentaries to watch, users usually prefer the documentaries having a real life essence which is created using historical footage, physical excursion, photographs or pre-recorded audios. Netflix has a bountiful collection of documentaries. So, here are the best documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2018.

Best Documentaries to Watch on Netflix 2018

Man on Wire

This documentary is based on a young Frenchman, Philippe Petit, who walked a high wire between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974. After dancing for about an hour on the wire, he was arrested and brought to jail for investigation. It is an Oscar-winning documentary which was produced by Simon Chinn and directed by James Marsh. This best documentary to watch on Netflix portrays how he overcame the challenges to achieve this artistic crime of the century.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

In this, one of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix 2018, Jim Carrey looks back at Man on the Moon; the 1999 biopic in which he played comedian Andy Kaufman. It focuses on the actor’s colorful career and thought process. Directed by Chris Smith, it features many behind-the-scenes dramas. Jim & Andy is a bizarre piece of documentary.

The Keepers

A heart touching documentary which reveals the truth behind the murder of a Catholic nun, a case which was unresolved for 50 years. Moreover, the documentary investigates the accusations of sexual abuse at the Catholic high school where the nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik, worked. The result of the investigation is told in seven detailed episodes.


This best documentary to watch on Netflix in 2018 focuses on the 13th amendment “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The key qualifier in this documentary is ‘Punishment for a crime.’ It investigates the injustices in America’s penal system.


Icarus is a sports documentary by Brian Fogel, which is remarkable to watch because of the characters that are engaged in this huge web of deception and doping. An amateur cyclist assists to uncover Russia’s extraordinary state doping program after meeting with a Russian scientist. This best documentary to watch on Netflix in 2018 is an insight into the complex world of politics and sports.


This documentary portrays the relationship between billion-dollar sea-park industry and nature. Blackfish forced SeaWorld to stop its orca breeding program and halt all live killer whale performances. A performing killer whale, Tilikum, had killed several people, including the trainer while in captivity. The documentary examines the physical and psychological effects of captivity on orca whales.


Iris sheds light on the personal life and personality of the famous, extravagant 93-years old Fashionista Iris Apfel. She had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Other than documentary, it is more about the creativity and inspiration. The style icon is at the top of her game at this age, advising models, choosing dresses and bargaining with buyers.

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