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10 Must-watch documentaries on Netflix

Here is a list of 10 amazing documentaries currently streaming on Netflix that you MUST add to your list.

Blackfish (2013)

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. With Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall. A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

The Imposter (2012)

Directed by Bart Layton. With Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson. A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

13th (2016)

Directed by Ava DuVernay. With Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales. An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Directed by Liz Garbus. With James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Cronkite, Stanley Crouch. A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Restrepo (2010)

Directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger. With The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell. A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Life Itself (2014)

Directed by Steve James. With Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese. The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Directed by Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk. With Daisy Coleman, Jim Fall, Delaney Henderson, Paige Parkhurst. A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Directed by Werner Herzog. With Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste. Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Particle Fever (2013)

Directed by Mark Levinson. With Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford. As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Directed by Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky. With Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud B├ędard, Anthony Carboni. A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.