10 impactful documentaries you should watch on Netflix

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Looking for an engaging documentary to watch on Netflix, but not sure which one to choose? We’ve got you covered!

Netflix is a surprisingly good treasure trove of socio-economic, political and impact documentaries, along with the usual biopics, true crime and more comedic ones that you might expect to find. To help you decide which ones are worth a watch, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 documentaries on Netflix right now.

Our list varies wildly in topic and genre — yes, contrary to popular belief the documentary is not a genre in and of itself. Documentaries can give us an insight into a part of a society we have never experienced before. They can be the doorway into a new world and a reminder that there are so many lives out there that are remarkably different to our own.

This list only includes full feature length documentaries, not documentary series, and we’ve cast the net wide to include some lighter, fluffier documentaries as well as some hard-hitting, more emotive films. Thus, there’s something here for everyone…