16 Of The Best Documentaries On Irish Netflix Right Now

16 Of The Best Documentaries On Irish Netflix Right Now
By Balls Team Updated

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 16 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

The Last Dance

Year: 2020

Synopsis: A brilliant look at the Chicago Bulls' push for their sixth NBA and how they got there.

Rating: 9.2 (IMDb)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Z9JtNcCWY

SEE ALSO: Take Our Ultimate 'The Last Dance' Quiz

 

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Unsolved Mysteries

Year: 2020

Synopsis: Absorbing, in-depth examinations of unsolved mysteries as those involved continue to serch for definite answers.

Rating: 7.4 (IMDb)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4FrgGILM8

 

Icarus

Year: 2017

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Synopsis: Filmmaker Bryan Fogel's initial plan to make a documentary about what impact performance enhancing drugs can have on the body takes a massive turn when he meets a Russian scientist at the heart of one of the biggest sports stories this century.

Rating: 7.9 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXoRdSTrR-4

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Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Year: 2019

Synopsis: A warts and all tale of the doomed music festival that was supposed to be paradise.

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Rating: 7.2 (IMDB)

 

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Year: 2020

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Synopsis: The title of the documentary says it all. This really has everything but the kitchen sink!

Rating: 7.6 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acTdxsoa428

SEE ALSO: Tiger King: Take Our Ultimate Quiz To Test Your Knowledge Of The Show

 

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Year: 2020

Synopsis: A three-part series exploring the demise and eventual death of former NFL star, Aaron Hernandez.

Rating: 7.4 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kr8j2YNE3Q

SEE ALSO: Widespread Praise For Stunning New Boston Globe Podcast On Aaron Hernandez

 

Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

Year: 2020

Synopsis: This three-part series tells the inside story of the rise and fall of New York’s most powerful Mafia families and the end of the golden era of the Mob in the 70s.  With the full might of the FBI and an army of undercover agents, witness the bugging, the investigation, and the era-defining conclusion of the historic Mafia Commission Trial that changed everything.

Rating: 7.2 (IMDB)

 

Katie

Year: 2018

Synopsis: Directed by Ross Whitaker, this superb documentary follows Katie Taylor as she attempts to embark on her professional career following a difficult year.

Rating: 7.7 (IMDB)

 

Wild Wild Country

Year: 2018

Synopsis: What happens when a cult leader tries to establish a new town in the US desert. This six-part series explores the controversy that followed.

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk

 

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

Year: 2019

Synopsis: A video of a man killing two kittens surfaces online, sparking the internet to embark on a remarkable investigation. A three-part series.

Rating: 8.1 (IMDB)

 

13th

Year: 2016

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: 8.3 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6IXQbXPO3I

 

Three Identical Strangers

Year: 2018

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

Rating: 7.7 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-OF0OaK3o0

 

Gascoigne

Year: 2015

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

Rating: 7.1 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMjmApzOo0A

 

Operation Odessa

Year: 2018

Synopsis: That run-of-the-mill story about what happens when a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy come together to sell a nuclear submarine to a Colombian drug cartel.

Rating: 7.8 (IMDB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxFlIK3urZE

 

American Factory

Year: 2019

Synopsis: A Chinese billionaire comes to the rescue of of  two thousand blue-collar Americans when he reopens a factory in the town but things soon start to go wrong when two working cultures collide.

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j0rjlfmDx4

Picture credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

 

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

 

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