5 Of The Best Netflix Documentaries Of 2019 That Will Have You Hooked

Suruchi Patwary , 04 Mar 2019

Since the time Netflix has come into our lives, our ‘binge-watch‘ games have levelled up and how! It has a lot of great content to offer, spreading across so many genres that it becomes a task to choose among them. At such times, my go-to category is always ‘documentaries’. Because anything based on a true event can really grab your attention, right? Many documentaries were added to Netflix in 2019 and I have picked out the five best ones that I watched. There is an Oscar-winning documentary in this list too, so read on to find out which ones made it to my list!

1. FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Billy McFarland came up with a genius idea of hosting an ultra-luxurious festival cum party at a private island, inviting some of the biggest influencers and models to it for promotion. But everything he planned starts to fall apart horribly and it soon turns into a nightmare. It could easily pass as the biggest festival fails in the history of humankind. Honestly, while watching this documentary I muttered ‘Oh f*ck‘ too many times than I thought I would.

2. Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Ted Bundy was a charmingly handsome man with a twisted, dark mind. He was basically a serial killer who killed more than 30 women before being caught. In this documentary, Ted lets you into his mind, why he did what he did and his motives in it through archival footage and audio recordings of him from the time he was on the death row. It is made from more than 100 hours of interviews with Ted.

3. Period. End Of Sentence.

This documentary won the Oscar this year for the category ‘Best Documentary: Short Subject’! It’s about Indian women who fight the taboo and stigma circling menstruation and how they start manufacturing sanitary pads. It reveals how unaware people living in rural areas are about menstruation and its hygiene, which is captured in its utmost innocence.

4. Losers

Losers is a documentary showcasing eight momentous stories of defeat from all over the world. It also shows how if you change your perspective towards defeat, your gloomy event or day could be turned into an entirely different one. It definitely teaches a lot about redemption from failure.

5. Dirty John: The Dirty Truth

Based on the hit podcast ‘Dirty John‘, this documentary reveals the chilling details of John Meehan‘s criminal career that went on for decades! It has interviews of his ex-wives, ex-girlfriends and the police detectives that will send shivers down your spine.

Which one of these documentaries intrigued you the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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