Whether you like tales of social justice, natural history, close-ups of heroes who were ahead of their time, true crime, or something that’s #strangerthanfiction – Netflix’s upcoming slate will give you some amazing stories you can’t find anywhere else. Upcoming documentary features and series from acclaimed creators include The Innocence Files from Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus, Academy Award winner Alex Gibney and Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams; Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich from director Lisa Bryant and Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger; Trial by Media from executive producers Jeffrey Toobin and Steven Brill, Smokehouse Pictures’ Academy Award winners George Clooney and Grant Heslov, and Supper Club’s Brian McGinn, Jason Sterman and David Gelb; and Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution from Emmy Award winner Nicole Newnham and first-time director Jim LeBrecht, which took home the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Here’s a look at some of our best in class documentary films and series premiering on Netflix over the next few months:
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Produced by award-winning wildlife filmmakers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF, this unique feature documentary tells the story of life on our planet by the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
A zoo owner spirals out of control amid a cast of eccentric characters in this true murder-for-hire story from the underworld of big cat breeding.
Father Soldier Son
This intimate documentary from The New York Times follows one military family over the course of ten years, becoming an intergenerational exploration of the meaning of sacrifice, purpose and American manhood in the aftermath of war.
How To Fix A Drug Scandal
Two drug lab chemists’ shocking crimes cripple a state’s judicial system and blur the lines of justice for lawyers, officials and thousands of inmates.
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
A Latin American legend, astrologer Walter Mercado reached 120 million fans, then disappeared. This documentary follows his seclusion and final years.
In 2016, the Indianapolis Star broke the story that Larry Nassar had been systematically abusing the USA Gymnastics team’s young female athletes. This documentary follows the reporting team as they uncover more evidence of abuse and cover-ups.
A Secret Love
A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades. Terry played in the women’s professional baseball league, inspiring the hit movie A League of their Own.
An intimate look at the lives of four doctors — two brain surgeons, an emergency room physician, and a Chief Resident OBGYN — as they navigate the highs and lows of working at the renowned Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Street Food: Latin America
From the creators of Chef’s Table, the hit series Street Food returns for a new culinary adventure.