Favourite Netflix Documentaries

Favourite Netflix Documentaries

I’ve mentioned many times before that I am obsessed with Netflix. I’m always watching it, I even put it on in the background when I am doing my jobs around the house. Lately, I’ve found myself watching less tv shows, and more documentaries. So today, I thought I would share some of the great documentaries that I have been watching with you all.

Audrie and Daisy

I actually think I mentioned this in my last Netflix post, but it’s such a great documentary that it deserves to be mentioned again. It focuses on the sexual assault of Audrie and Daisy, and goes through the aftermath of the what happened. This is such a heartbreaking documentary, and I honestly think that it should be shown in school so that kids can be see the effects sexual assault can have on victims.

For the Bible Tells Me So

This documentary focuses on Christians, and their conflict with homosexuality. It features interviews with Christian parents who have raised homosexual children, as well as interviews with those children. The conflict between religion and homosexuality is something that I have always took an interest in, and something that I have always disagreed with, so I really enjoyed watching this.

Jesus Camp

Ok, so this is another documentary that focuses on religion. Jesus Camp follows three children who attend a camp run by Becky Fischer in the evangelical christian community. I’m not going to lie, this documentary shocked me. There are various scenes were the children are in tears over their supposed ‘sins’. The children are also made to protest against abortion. In another scene, a well-known pastor preaches against homosexuality. A lot of people have accused the camp of being guilty of child-abuse, and the camp actually had to shut down after the release of the documentary.

The Propaganda Game

I’ve always found North Korea to be an interesting topic, and this documentary shows us an inside look at the secretive state. The director, Alvaro Longoria, was given a controlled tour of North Korea, allowing us to see the daily lives of the people who live there. When I was watching this I couldn’t help but wonder how much of it was acted for the sake of the visitors. After all, they weren’t allowed to go anywhere without the guides, and everything was very planned. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that a lot of it was real, but I’m pretty sure that some of the situations had to have been staged.

The Lovers and the Despot

Another documentary that involves North Korea, this time, following the story of a famous actress and director from South Korea. Choi Eun-hee and her ex-husband Shin Sang-ok both disappeared from Hong-Kong before reappearing in North Korea. Eight years later they took refuge in the US embassy in Vienna, where they claimed they had been kidnapped on the orders of Kim Jong-il, so that they could make films for him. This has to be one of the craziest stories I’ve ever read. It all seems so crazy, like it could be a plot of film. I’m not quite sure I actually believe that they were kidnapped, but either way, it makes for a fascinating story.

Miss Representation

This is a great documentary that looks at how the media represents women, and how women are underrepresented in positions of power. It features a variety of inspirational interviews with different women including the likes of Hilary Clinton, Katie Couric and Christina Aguilera.

What documentaries have you been enjoying?

  • Ellie Pilcher

    I’ve just done a similar post too! The Netflix Documentaries are so fascinating! I just watched Miss Representation and I think it’s my new favourite! Although I did become addicted to the How to Make a Murderer Documentary series too! 🙂

    Ellie | EllesBellesNotebook

    • Oh I’ll have to give your post a read Ellie! I actually haven’t watched it before! I’m so behind ha, need to add it to my list
      x Lauren

  • Sian…

    I love documentaries, especially about crime! I’ve just deleted Netflix as I wasn’t using it but I’ll be getting it again soon! Thanks for sharing your picks; Miss Representation looks right up my street!

    Sian x

    • I’ve just started to watch a few crime documentaties Sian! So if you have any recommendations let me know. And thanks for reading
      x Lauren

  • A great selection of DocumentariesI have been looking for some good ones lately so I will have to give these one a watch! Miss Representation sounds so good! Thanks for sharing Lauren xo x

    • Hope you like them Emma! Mis Representation is definitely a great watch. Thanks for reading 🙂
      x Lauren

  • ADoseOfChatter

    Audrie and Daisy is something I’ve been meaning to watch for ages! If you haven’t already you should watch The Hunting Ground, it’s about the high number of rape cases in college (university) and Lady Gaga wrote ‘Till it Happens to You’ for it to gain it publicity! I have a lot of gay friends and family so I’d avoided For the Bible Tells Me So but if you have the same viewpoint maybe I’ll like it! Thanks for this!

    Lots of love Izzy | http://www.ADoseOfChatter.com

    • I just watched it Izzie, such a great documentary, thanks for the reccomendation. I think documentaries like Audrie and Daisy & The Hunting Ground should be shown in schools to raise awareness! You should definitely give it a try Izzy, was definitely a very interesting documentary!
      x Lauren

  • Lucy

    I have seen Audrie and Daisy but will check out the others, I have been loving Riverdale!!


  • Aisha

    This post is really useful 🙂 I don’t have Netflix but I watch some TV series with my boyfriend (that now he doesn’t have Netflix anymore!) but I really really love it !!! So, I take note and if we can have Netflix again we should what these xx


    • You definitely should Aisha! I’m sure you’d be able to find a few of them somewhere else as well 🙂 Thanks for reading!
      x Lauren

  • I love that there are so many documentaries we can watch to educate ourselves! Makes me feel like a well-rounded person 🙂

    Zoe Louise | http://www.zoelouiseharrington.com

    • Same Zoe! And binge watching documentaries makes me feel slightly less guilty than if I was binge watching tv shows because at least I’m learning something ha
      x Lauren

  • I never know what to watch on Netflix documentary-wise, so I usually stick to TV shows or movies, so this was a really helpful post! I’m also super intrigued by the sound of ‘For the Bible Tells Me So’, I’m sure it raises a lot of pertinent talking points and stuff to mull over! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • I go through phases of sticking to tv shows, and then sticking to documentaries ha! And definitely watch it, I’d love to know your opinion on it!
      x Lauren

  • I’ve gotten hooked on Netflix lately! I don’t really watch documentaries but I have gotten through all of PLL and multiple other shows this year! I’ll have to check the ones you have named out!

    Thanks for sharing xxx
    Rachel | http://www.rachelxblog.com