best netflix documentaries self isolation

7 Netflix Documentaries To Stream In Self Isolation

With must of the world hanging in the balance as medical professionals and researchers search for a solution to the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are indoors. Many European countries are inforcing mandated quarantines while other nations such as the US are strongly encouraged self-isolation and social distancing. If you’re stuck at home and going a little stir crazy, maybe you need to get your mind off things. Start with these Netflix documentaries while in self-isolation.

Best Netflix Documentaries To Stream While In Self Isolation

1. The Devil Next Door

The Devil Next Door follows Israel’s search for justice against horrific Nazi torturer Ivan the Terrible. This nail-biting doc not only gives a glimpse into the lives of those who got away with war crimes but also a look at the United States’ role in a post-war world. Complete in five parts, you can easily watch it over the course of a week.

best netflix documentaries self isolation

2. Miss Americana

At first glance, Miss Americana seems like another run of the mill celebrity documentary, but it’s not. Miss Americana is less about being a journey to fame and more about a journey to self-discovery. Taylor Swift’s coming of age documentary will entertain fans and non-fans alike.

best netflix documentaries self isolation

3. The Keepers

The Keepers brings to light the horrors of abuse and the mystery of unsolved murder that took place at Archbishop Keough High School. Largely following the murder (and alleged cover-up) of Catherine Cesnik, it is sure to please those who love crime documentaries.

best netflix documentaries self isolation

4. Amanda Knox

The 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher was publicized around the world with Amanda Knox at the centre of it all. This documentary gives Amanda the chance to tell her side of the story and what really happened during that Italian autumn of 2007. The story is winding, and at times you will question her, the global justice system and humanity as a whole.

best netflix documentaries self isolation

5. Icarus

What starts as a small investigation into the world of doping in professional sports turns into something much bigger in Bryan Fogel’s Icarus. The documentary follows his meeting with a Russian scientist who lets lose the secrets of Russias doping scandal in Sochi Olympics. If you enjoy conspiracy and geopolitical conspiracies, Icarus is for you.

6. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

There’s no easy way to say it – The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez is heavy. This Netflix documentary is a heartbreaking look into the Child Protective System in the United States and how its failure to protect seven-year-old Gabriel cost him his life. While it is devasting, it is necessary to watch so that you can know Gabriel’s story and other children like him. Grab a box of tissues.

7. The Great Hack

The Great Hack follows the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and the data nightmare that ensued afterwards. It’s complex and equal parts politics, conspiracy and downright scary. If you even slightly followed the 2016 election, there is something in The Great Hack for you.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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