02/05/2015 11:51 am ET Updated Apr 07, 2015

The Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch Right Now, 2015

We've all done it. Judged a Netflix film by it's cover. I do it, I admit to pre-judging films based on their descriptions and Netflix rating. Most often however, my viewing experience does not correlate with how a film is starred or presented in those given one or two sentences. To add, a lot of really great selections are buried and pop up only as scrolling suggestions under "more like this."

Alas, I am here to save you all. I am obsessed with documentaries and I have seen a lot of the films available on Netflix. Below is a list of what I think are must see documentaries, as of January 2015.

I have not provided any descriptions because I want you to just jump right in and learn something new, no pre-judgement! There is also no real order to the listing, but that my favorites are skewed to fall near the top. I will continue to update this list so be sure to check back!

Let me know about your favorite documentaries that didn't make the list in the comment box and I will be sure to screen them, add them to the list and tag you! Use the hashtag, #TheCL, if you comment about a film on social media after viewing.

Hopefully it is a rainy Saturday! Snuggle up and ready yourself for a 12+ hour binge of some really great films.


List of The Best Netflix Documentaries:

Blood Brother

Spinning Plates

Mademoiselle C

The Art of The Steal

Brave Miss World

No Woman, No Cry



Hank: 5 Years From The Brink


Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

The Woman Who Wasn't There


First Position

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Advanced Style

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead


Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room

The World Before Her

The Queen of Versailles

The Summit


Desert Runners