7 Recently Added Netflix Documentaries You Need To Watch This Weekend

By seank

May 5, 2017 at 4:33pm


The weekend is upon us and there are two ways you can spend it: be active or be lazy.

We know which path you've chosen, cos you've clicked on a article about what to watch on Netflix. 

We fully support you in your lazy decision. Doing stuff is overrated anyway.

1. Casting JonBenet

Pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey was six years old when she died under mysterious circumstances in 1996.

After 20 years, director Kitty Green has come to JonBenet's hometown of Boulder, Colorado to ask local actors to audition for a role in the story of crime, guilt and personal bias that resulted in the death of a child.

2. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

After the success of the original documentary Hot Girls Wanted comes this six-part series.

The show offers an in-depth exploration of the porn industry, shining a spotlight on those who star in it, those who watch it, and how it's made.

3. Jim: The James Foley Story

In 2014, photojournalist James Foley became a household name by becoming the first person to be beheaded by ISIS.

This is the story of his life, his family, and how he found himself in the hands of terrorists.

4. The Mars Generation

While it has long been the stuff of science fiction, the possibility of a manned mission to Mars is now within humanity's grasp.

This documentary has assembled individuals from the forefront of popular science — like Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson — to discuss what the colonisation of Mars would involve.

5. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

This is first feature documentary about the world renowned American writer, poet, and activist that was Maya Angelou.

Her extraordinary achievements are celebrated here using a selection of rare photographs and video charting the course of her life.

6. Striking A Pose

This touching documentary follows seven male dancers who joined Madonna on her controversial Blonde Ambition tour. 

Here they made they made their names as dancers to be noticed, while simultaneously becoming icons in the gay community. 

7. American Experience: War Of The Worlds

This documentary takes a look at the infamous radio broadcast by Orson Welles.

In 1938, the actor caused panic across the US with his adaptation of HG Wells' novel The War Of The Worlds which was so convincing that listeners thought an alien invasion was actually taking place.


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