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Updated by Vaishnavi Kumar on Dec 26, 2017
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Top 10 Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

If your holiday mantra is 'Netflix and chill' and you're in the mood to watch some entertaining documentaries, here's a list of some of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix!

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Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Dazzling, state-of-the-art high-definition imagery highlights this breathtaking documentary series featuring footage of some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders -- from the oceans to the deserts to the polar ice caps.

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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

One night in November 1976, after his car breaks down on a road outside Dallas, Randall Dale Adams accepts a ride from teenager David Harris. Harris is driving a stolen vehicle and, later that night, when Dallas police officer Robert Wood pulls the car over to check its headlights, he is shot and killed. A jury believes Adams is the killer, but Errol Morris' classic documentary explores the role of Harris' perjured testimony, misleading witness accounts and police misconduct in the verdict.

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Exit Through The Gift Shop

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results.

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Mysteries of the Unseen World

Mysteries of the Unseen World

This documentary takes the viewer on a journey of everything that’s happening right under your nose. From wavelengths beyond the visual spectrum to microscopic worlds to blooming plants, the goal is to show the viewer all the things in the world that are beyond typical human perception.

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Gelb’s documentary on the world’s greatest sushi chef not only traces Jiro Ono’s legacy; it also utilizes a spare, elegant style that perfectly complements its subject’s monastic devotion to purity. Eat beforehand, or this might be nearly impossible to sit through.

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What are Dreams?: Nova

What are Dreams?: Nova

Dream researchers investigate the world of sleep, from human narcolepsy to sleepwalking cats.

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Particle Fever

Particle Fever

Particle Fever explains the Higgs boson—what it is and why it’s important—better than most can, and captures the drama and excitement that went into one of the biggest scientific discoveries in history.

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The Pixar Story

The Pixar Story

John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks and others discuss the incredible rise of Pixar Animation Studios and hits such as "Toy Story."

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Autism in Love

Autism in Love

Four autistic adults seek out and manage romantic relationships.

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Into the Inferno

Into the Inferno

Much of Herzog’s latest documentary beguiles, especially the section about a married French couple of daredevil volcanologists who died doing what they love.