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Love Tiger King on Netflix? Here’s what to stream next.

Americans have fallen hard for Netflix’s Tiger King. Need something similar to stream? We’ve got you covered.

Written by
Tim Lowery

Apparently, everyone—roommates, significant others, friends, parents, mailmen, bodega dudes, neighbors we assumed we had absolutely nothing in common with—seems to have fallen into the streaming rabbithole that is Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. And the true-crime series, which chronicles Joe Exotic and other big-cat people and lives up to the tantalizing words that follow the colon in its title, only debuted seven days ago. But what do you tune into after the series’ finale? We’ve rounded up our favorite currently-streaming docuseries and docs that should scratch your Tiger King itch. If you’re looking for more essential rundowns, check out the best movies on Netflix, the best documentaries of all time and the best thriller movies of all time.  

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What Tiger King fans should stream next

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
Still: Courtesy Picturehouse

1. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

What it is: Seth Gordon’s documentary digs into the weird, niche world of dudes vying for the best score in Donkey Kong. It’s perfect for a late-night laugh, with an underlying sweetness about reaching for your dreams—even if, to outsiders, those dreams might seem ridiculous. 

Why Tiger King fans will dig it: Billy. Fucking. Mitchell. The reigning champ (and nemesis) in the doc has a hairstyle and ’tude Joe Exotic devotees should appreciate. 

Stream it on Starz

Wild Wild Country (2018)
Photograph: Netflix

2. Wild Wild Country (2018)

What it is: This six-parter by Maclain and Chapman Way (who previously directed the touching, entertaining doc The Battered Bastards of Baseball, also on Netflix) follows the Rajneeshpuram community as they take over a rural slice of Oregon. Prepare for some crazy reveals and an incredible soundtrack fueled by folky indie acts (the series title is derived from the Bill Callahan song “Drover”).  

Why Tiger King fans will dig it: You know how Tiger King made the case that some of its subjects run things like a cult? Wild Wild Country follows an actual cult. 

Stream it on Netflix

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)
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3. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

What it is: Like Wild Wild Country, this four-episode doc was also executive produced by the Duplass Brothers and similarly begs the question: How did this happen in America and how am I just hearing about it now? Get ready for a series of bizarre reveals as the "pizza bomber" case unfolds.  

Why Tiger King fans will dig it: This also has an intoxicating mix of quirk and murder. 

Stream it on Netflix

Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)

4. Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)

What it is: This three-episode Netflix docuseries, helmed by Mark Lewis, follows a group of online vigilantes trying to track down a dude who’s posting videos of himself torturing and killing cats. It all sounds rather grim, obviously, but is presented in a way—with twists and turns—that’ll keep you watching well past your bedtime. 

Why Tiger King fans will dig it: Like Tiger King, you can’t wait to see the stranger-than-fiction tale unfold. Also: cats. 

Stream it on Netflix

Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)
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5. Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

What it is: To quote Mads Brügger, the director of this doc on—initially, anyway—the death of the Secretary General of the UN in 1961: “This could either be the world’s biggest murder mystery or the world’s most idiotic conspiracy theory.” 

Tiger King fans will dig it: And to quote Time Out staffer Kellyn Nettles: While watching it, like with Tiger King, “you'll find yourself laughing just as hard as you are wondering, 'WTF?'”  

Stream it on Hulu

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