Hidden gem documentaries you need to see on Netflix

Hidden gem documentaries you need to see on Netflix

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Not too long ago, at the end of a long day when you wanted to sink into the couch and get passively entertained by something on television, you just picked whichever thing looked the most interesting on one of the handful of broadcast stations your antenna picked up. Now, between the hundreds of cable TV channels and the essentially infinite choices on streaming services like Netflix, there’s almost too much to choose from. By the time you scroll through the menus and pick out a show, you could have already binge watched a few episodes or half of a movie.

There’s no shame in admitting we all need some help from time to time deciding what to watch. Netflix offers an embarrassment of riches, from original series to classic movies to quirky independent films to fascinating, unique, and original documentaries. Here are some of the best reality-based films — ones you’ve maybe never even heard of — that you can watch right now on the streaming juggernaut.