11 Of The Best Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Unsure what to watch on Netflix and love documentaries? Here’s eleven of my favourite documentaries to watch!

We all love a Netflix and chill session – get the popcorn out and I’m there. I’m constantly looking for new things to watch so I thought I would touch upon eleven of the best documentaries on Netflix in 2021.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet. Sir David Attenborough does the best nature documentaries out there, fact. Known for voicing environmental issues throughout the decades, the British natural historian Sir David Attenborough shares his concerns about humanity’s harmful impacts on nature and his hopes for the future of our planet. A must watch if you ask me!


Seaspiracy was trending on Netflix and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. A documentary which seeks to expose the fishing industries impact on the world’s oceans. The documentary has made me think twice about eating fish (I was veggie, now I’m vegan!) and I’m really saddened by what’s happening to fish, dolphins and whales. Watch the documentary and make your own mind up.

The Great Hack

A really great documentary on Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, the BREXIT campaign and so on. It’s amazing how we are heavily influenced and how our data is being used.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

A few years ago I watched a documentary on Netflix called ‘Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things’. It really makes you think twice about the ‘things’ that actually make you happy. I like the concept that owning less ‘stuff’ and not being sucked in by consumerism can improve your own wellbeing, inner calm and generally make you a happier person.


I’ve talked about Explained on my blog before, but it’s a tv series with short 20-30 minute documentaries. I’ve recently been watching the ones on Corona virus and they’ve been really interesting! I highly recommend watching them!

The Social Dilemma

A documentary on social media and the impact it has on our lives. A really eye-opening watch, it’s scary how we are monetised every second of every day! Join the social dilemma and make the world a better place! I’m going to have digital detoxes once a week from now on and try not to let ‘ads’ get to me.

Down To Earth With Zac Efron

Down to Earth with Zac Efron is a tv series where Zac and Darin Olien travel the world and explore different cultures. I’ve recently watched the Iceland and France ones and they are really entertaining. I enjoyed learning more about the water system in France (sounds really boring, trust me it isn’t!) and learning about the foods (rye bread and chocolate) in Iceland.


After seeing how much of an impact meat has on the environment as well as watching some gruesome ways that animals were slaughtered, it’s safe to stay it put me right off meat. Cowspiracy is a really great documentary to watch if you’re thinking of eating less meat.

The Game Changers

The Game Changers is presented by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul – a revolutionary documentary about meat, protein and strength. If you’re vegan, you’ll love this one.

What The Health

And last but by no means least, I’ve picked ‘What the Health’. A groundbreaking follow up documentary from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The documentary exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing Americans trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux’s documentaries are hands down some of the best. He touches upon controversial subjects and just seems like an alright guy. I even have a tee with Louis Theroux’s face on with the words ‘bae’ above it. I’m down with the kids.

What’s your favourite documentary? I’d love to know in the comments below as I’m forever checking out new things to watch.


    • zoey
      June 3, 2021 / 10:25 pm

      All great documentaries – a bit of something for everyone. xx

  1. June 4, 2021 / 9:40 am

    I am going to have to watch some of these soon!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

    • zoey
      June 4, 2021 / 2:34 pm

      🙂 Some great picks x

    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:36 pm

      Let me know which one you watch first?! So many great documentaries out there. x

  2. Danielle Beautyblog
    June 6, 2021 / 10:11 am

    I haven’t seen any of these! Defintiely a few on my watch list though I just need to get round to watching! xx

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog 

    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:36 pm

      Let me know which ones you watch?! x

  3. June 6, 2021 / 8:09 pm

    I’d love to watch Seaspiracy as well as the Minimalism documentary! Documentaries are my absolute favourite thing to watch so I’ll definitely add these to my list.


    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:37 pm

      Ah awesome! Both great documentaries. x

    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:37 pm

      Blooming love Louis Theroux! x

  4. June 7, 2021 / 9:36 am

    Definitely a few to add to my to watch list! I’ve watched the seaspiracy documentary, it was soo eye opening!

    Courtney x

    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:38 pm

      It was mad wasn’t it – it’s put me off eating fish and I’ve gone fully plant based now. x

  5. June 8, 2021 / 7:00 am

    Thanks for sharing these great documentaries! My boyfriend and I enjoyed watching “a life on our planet” even though it was very sad. It is so important to stay up to date on environmental issues so we can protect our planet for the future. I need to check out the social dilemma.


    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:39 pm

      Oh so very true! David Attenborough did a great job in that documentary. The social dilemma is a great watch x

    • zoey
      June 8, 2021 / 3:39 pm

      Both amazing documentaries, enjoy them! x

    • zoey
      June 12, 2021 / 12:34 pm

      All great to watch, just depends what mood you’re in x

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