Best Documentaries to Add to your Watch List

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Who doesn’t love an afternoon of documentaries? We love! From food to fashion and music festivals to, yes, tigers, these are the best documentaries right now that you need to add to your watch list. They’re worth your time and attention.

Best Documentaries You Need to See

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness

This is a 2020 American true-crime documentary about the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic and big-cat breeding in the USA. It is available on Netflix and it is ranking as one of Netflix’s most successful releases to date.

Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival was a fraudulent “luxury” music festival founded by Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media Inc, and rapper Ja Rule. The event was promoted on Instagram by influencers, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Emily Ratajkowski. The event experienced problems related to security, food, accommodation, medical services, and artist relations.


This is a biographical documentary based on the life and career of the British Fashion Designer, Alexander McQueen. The documentary focuses on his fashion shows and explores how he came to Paris.

Fashion Documentaries You Need to See

Crip Camp

Crip Cram was produced by Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. It is a revolution blossomed at New York’s Camp Jened summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives in a landmark movement.

Seven Worlds, One Planet

Seven Worlds, One Planet is a documentary series from BBC Natural. It is a seven-part series, in which each episode focuses on one continent.

Three Identical Strangers

This is a documentary of identical triplets who were separated at birth and adopted as infants by separate families. It shows how the brothers discovered one another by chance at age 19, and their public and private lives in the years that followed.

Knock Down The House

This documentary is about the primary campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin, four progressive Democrats who ran for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.

Don’t F*** With Cats

Don’t F*** with Cats is a true-crime documentary series about an online manhunt. A group of people planning to track down a man who posted videos online of his crimes.


Cheer is about a competitive cheer squad, Navarro College, and how they trained for the 2019 national champions in Daytona.

Words by Rita Archer