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15 Of The Best Documentaries On Irish Netflix Right Now

15 Of The Best Documentaries On Irish Netflix Right Now

Occasionally you can spend as long looking for something to watch Netflix as you eventually do watching it.

There are great shows on the streaming platform and some of the best are documentaries.

We've picked out 15 of the best documentaries on Irish Netflix right now.

They range from sport to true crime (sometimes crossing over) and will shock and educate in equal measure.

Best documentaries on Netflix Ireland

Icarus

Year: 2017

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Synopsis: Filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports but a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into so much more.

Rating: 7.9 (IMDB)

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Year: 2019

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Synopsis: The story of the Fyre Festival which promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches.

Rating: 7.2 (IMDB)

best documentaries on irish netflix april 2020

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Year: 2020

Synopsis: A seven-part behind-the-scenes look at the world of big cat breeding in the United States and some of the insane characters which populate the industry.

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Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Year: 2020

Synopsis: A three-part series looking what led to the fall and shocking death of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

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Rating: 7.4 (IMDB)

ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre

Year: 2019

Synopsis: In 1975, while on the way home from a gig, three members of the cabaret group The Miami Showband were murdered by the UVF in Co. Down. The documentary follows band member Stephen Travers's search for the truth.

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Rating: 7.0 (IMDB)

The Vietnam War

Year: 2017

Synopsis: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick present an epic chronicle of the Vietnam War, featuring the soldiers, protesters, politicians and families who lived it.

Rating: 9.1 (IMDB)

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Katie

Year: 2018

Synopsis: Directed by Ross Whitaker, the feature intimately follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil.

Rating: 7.7 (IMDB)

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Wild Wild Country

Year: 2018

Synopsis: Six-part series about a controversial cult leader who builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, resulting in conflict with the locals that escalates into a national scandal.

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB)

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Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

Year: 2019

Synopsis: When a video is posted online of a mysterious man killing two kittens, internet users across the world leap into action to find the perpetrator. A three-part series.

Rating: 8.1 (IMDB)

13th

Year: 2016

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Synopsis: The title refers to the 13th amendment of the US constitution which outlawed slavery. The documentary, through interviews with scholars, activists and politicians, analyses the criminalisation of African Americans and the prison boom in the US,

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB)

Three Identical Strangers

Year: 2018

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Synopsis: In 1980s New York, three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth.

Rating: 7.7 (IMDB)

Gascoigne

Year: 2015

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Synopsis: A 90-minute look at the career of Paul Gascoigne, one of English football's most gifted ever players.

Rating: 7.1 (IMDB)

Operation Odessa

Year: 2018

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Synopsis: A true crime documentary about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Colombian drug cartel for $35 million.

Rating: 7.7(IMDB)

American Factory

Year: 2019

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Synopsis: When a Chinese billionaire re-opens a factory and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans, early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Rating: 7.4(IMDB)

Jeffery Epstein: Filthy Rich

Year: 2020

Synopsis: Netflix's four part series examines the case of Jeffery Epstein in detail, and is based on James Patterson's book Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him.

Rating: 7.1(IMDB)

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See Also: Here's 15 Of The Best Movies On Irish Netflix Right Now

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