When analyzing the best Netflix documentaries, we make a bold statement: Chef's Table is the very best one out there. There is something fulfilling, relaxing and educative about watching professionals cook in front of us, especially given the beautiful production shots that Netflix is known for.
Our specific list focuses on documentaries that are not only streamable on Netflix but were produced by the company—hence the absence of the likes of The Last Dance (watch it) and Abducted in Plain Sight.
We are also aware that, although all falling within the same genre, the mentioned productions vary in theme and scope—some focusing on food, others on true crimes and others yet on technology. What they all have in common, though, is their representation of Netflix's devotion to nonfiction. Although the company's roster of family movies, feel-good films, comedies and more is truly outstanding, the documentaries available for streaming on the platform would, arguably, not even exist if not for Netflix.
So let's honor them.
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