Top 20 Netflix Educational Documentaries

Top 20 Netflix Educational Documentaries

Introduction

Netflix is getting the hype of their customers to have a versatile series and documentaries for their clients that are helping them to get engaged in entertainment and educational activities. Moreover, it has made education much more convenient and fun for all ages people. It became available for all age persons instead of just customizing all these educational activities to just children. These documentaries are covering the diverse topics that are making a lot of audiences interested in Netflix to gather, more and more attention for their business.

  1. Our planet

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 8

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2019

IMDB Rating_ 9.3/ 10

Country of Origin_ United Kingdom/ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ David Attenborough as Narrator

Summary_ This documentary series covers the different habitats on our planet all over the globe from the Arctic remote wilderness to the mysterious depth of the oceans along with African’s vast landscapes.

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  1. Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 6

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2020 – continued

IMDB Rating_ 6.4/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Syra Madad (Senior Director, Special Pathogens Program, NYC Health & Hospitals), Jake Glanville (Founding Partner, Chief Science Officer, Distributed Bio), Sarah Ives (Principle Scientist, Distributed Bio), Holly Goracke (Physician, Chief of Staff, Jefferson County Hospital, OK), Michel Yao (Ebola Incident Manager, World Health Organization), Dinesh Vijay (Pulmonologist), Dennis Carroll (Director, Emerging Threats Unit, U.S. Agency for International Development), Caylan Wagar (Mother & Activist), Sam Boland (Project Management Officer, World Health Organization), Susan Flis (Retired Nurse), Ghazi Kayali (Co-Founder, Human Link), Anupriya Aggarwal (Medical Resident), Eve Shapiro (Pediatrics Specialist), Mike Goracke (Holly’s Husband), Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (State Senator, Oregon), Catarina Alonzo Perez (Felipe Gómez Alonzo’s Mother), Gustavo Rivera (NY State Senator, 33rd Senate District), Raghu Sharma (Health Minister, Rajasthan).

Summary_ In this documentary, the experiences of the frontline heroes of the battlefield are covered that are fighting against influenza to learn more about the situation to make the future preparation. It will help the people to do best in case of any future global outbreak that can cause damage to life.

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  1. Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 2

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2014

IMDB Rating_ 7.5/ 10

Country of Origin_ United Kingdom

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Mark Miodownik as Self – Presenter

Summary_ This show is based on the everyday objects that are often get neglected in our daily routine are not that little instead it is the little piece of the magic in our domestic system.

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  1. The Royal House of Windsor

Genre_ History/ Documentary

Episodes_ 6

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2017

IMDB Rating_ 7.3/ 10

Country of Origin_ United Kingdom

Language_ English

Summary_ It is a historical show that is based on Britain’s dynasty that lasted for 100 years. It started at the time of the WWI outbreak. It has represented the glossy image of the royal family members.

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  1. Night on Earth

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 7

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2020

IMDB Rating_ 8.2/ 10

Country of Origin_ United Kingdom

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Alessandra Mastronardi as Narrator (Italian), Samira Wiley as Narrator (English), Beren Saat as Narrator (Turkish).

Summary_ It is the nature-based series that has uplifted the technology used to unveil the hidden beauty of nature to bring to light the unknown creature on our planet. Besides this, it also covers the known animal’s life from the bat’s wings to the hunt of the forest king.

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  1. Cold Case Files

Genre_ Documentary/ Crime

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2017- Continued

IMDB Rating_ 7.9/ 10

Country of Origin_ Unite4d States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Danny Glover as Narrator, Bill Kurtis as Self – Narrator.

Summary_ It is the new series that is focusing on the old criminal cases that got cold because of neglection. It is covering the victim’s death which is narrated by the foreboding Danny Glover.

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  1. The Social Dilemma

Genre_ Documentary/ Drama

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2020

IMDB Rating_ 7.6/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Tristan Harris as Self – Google, Former Design Ethicist, Jeff Seibert as Self – Twitter, Former Executive, Bailey Richardson as Self – Instagram, Early Team, Joe Toscano as Self – Google, Former Experience Design Consultant, Sandy Parakilas as Self – Facebook, Former Operations Manager, Guillaume Chaslot as Self – YouTube, Former Engineer, Lynn Fox as Self – Apple, Former Director of Corporate PR.

Summary_ It is a documentary that is set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley. Expert of the tech fields discusses the whistleblowers that have exposed the disturbing dilemma of the big tech-networks and organizations. They exposed that they offer candy to the market, whoever got a bite totally hooked up and there is no coming back for them.

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  1. American Factory

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2019

IMDB Rating_ 7.4/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Junming ‘Jimmy’ Wang as Self – Vice President, Fuyao; Robert Allen as Self – Furnace Off-Loader; Sherrod Brown as Self – U.S. Senator, Ohio; Dave Burrows as Self – Vice President, Fuyao Glass America.

Summary_ In post-industrial Ohoi, one of the Chinese billionaires has settled the factory in an abandoned Motor plant a hired the blue-collar Americans more than two thousand which has optimised the rising high-tech class between Chinese and American nations.

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  1. Blackfish

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2013

IMDB Rating_ 8.1/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English/ Spanish

Top Cast_ Tilikum as Self(archive footage); Dave Duffus as Self – OSHA Expert Witness, Whale Researcher; Samantha Berg as Self – Former SeaWorld Trainer; Dean Gomersall as Self – Former SeaWorld Trainer; John Hargrove as Self – Former SeaWorld Trainer; Mark Simmons as Self – Former SeaWorld Trainer; Carol Ray as Self – Former SeaWorld Trainer.

Summary_ It is one of the first documentaries that have helped Netflix to gain the attention of the market. It covers the story of the Tilikum which is a killer whale that caused the death of numerous humans. Moreover, it covers the issues that cause conflicts and disturbance in the zoo.

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  1. Amanda Knox

Genre_ Documentary/ Crime

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2016

IMDB Rating_ 6.9/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English/ Italian

Top Cast_ Amanda Knox as Self – Murder Suspect, Meredith Kercher as Self – Murder Victim(archive footage), Raffaele Sollecito as Self – Murder Suspect, Giuliano Mignini as Self – Lead Prosecutor, Nick Pisa as Self – Freelance Journalist, The Daily Mail, Valter Biscotti as Self – Rudy Guede’s Attorney.

Summary_ It is the documentary that covers the Amanda Knox media storm when Knox was accused of murdering the student while in Italy. Her treatment brings in the true face of our media and perils sensationalism.

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  1. LA 92

Genre_ Documentary/ Crime/ History

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2017

IMDB Rating_ 8.2/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English/ Korean

Top Cast_ Henry Alfaroas Self – KABC Reporter(archive footage), Danny Bakewell as Self – Civil Rights Activist(archive footage), John D. Barnett as Self – Attorney for Theodore Briseno(archive footage), Bart Bartholomew as Self(archive footage), Michael Bostic as Self – LAPD Commander(archive footage), Tom Bradley as Self – Los Angeles Mayor(archive footage), Theodore Briseno as Self – Defendant(archive footage)(as Officer Theodore Briseno).

Summary_ After twenty-five years of the verdict for the case trail that has sparked many consequents, protests and looting in LA. Many filmmakers that the tumultuous that has been rarely seen in the archive footages.

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  1. Dirty Money

Genre_ Documentary/ Crime

Episodes_ 12

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2018 – Continued

IMDB Rating_ 8.1/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Matt Taibbi as Self – Correspondent, Rolling Stone, Alex Gibney as Self – Presenter, Anabel Hernández as Self – Investigative Journalist, Fahmi Quadir as Self – Short Seller, Safkhet Capital, Fisher Stevens as Self – Interviewer, Simon Trépanier as Self – Executive Director, Federation of Maple Syrup Producers, Scott Tucker as Self – CEO of AMG Services, Rachel Aviv as Self – Reporter, The New Yorker.

Summary_ This documentary is based on a series that covers the corrupt and greedy gross level of the powerful circle of the business world. It focuses on the greed of the corporates that are promoting the global inequality in our economic system. It is providing great initiatives for the economical class and international relations.

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  1. Girls Incarcerated

Genre_ Documentary/ Talk-show/ Reality-TV

Episodes_ 16

Seasons_ 2

Aired_ 2018

IMDB Rating_ 7.3/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Summary_ It is based on the prison life of the young girls that completing their sentences. This covers few women. That has spent their young years behind the bars. It provides a great basis for the incarcerated girl which helps in social studies for the research about finding their inspiration for the analytical studies.

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  1. Explained

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 33

Seasons_ 3

Aired_ 2018

IMDB Rating_ 8.0/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Emma Stone as Self – Narrator, Ali Mattu as Self – Psychologist, Melanie Mignucci as Self – Memory Subject, Octavian C. Mihai as Self – Psychedelic User, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche as Self – Buddhist Monk, Robert Stickgold as Self – Neuroscientist, Richard Davidson as Self – Neuroscientist, Elizabeth Phelps as Self – Neuroscientist, Gina Poe as Self – Neuroscientist.

Summary_ This documentary is based on today’s big questions that need attention to have the extra efforts to find the truth and reasoning behind them.

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  1. Planet Earth

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 11

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2006

IMDB Rating_ 9.4/ 10

Country of Origin_ United Kingdom

Language_ English

Top Cast_ David Attenborough as Self – Narrator, Sigourney Weaver as Narrator – US Version, Thomas Anguti Johnston as Inuktitut Narrator, Huw Cordey as Self – Producer, Doug Allan as Self, Mark Linfield as Self, Doug Anderson as Self, Tom Clarke as Self – Camerman, Dany Cleyet-Marrel as Self – Cinébulle Pilot, Inventor, Justine Evans as Self.

Summary_ It is the Emmy award-winning documentary making the most expensive nature of the series that has been commissioned by the BBC. It is the first film that is produced with high definition.

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  1. The Game-Changers

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 7.9/ 10

IMDB Rating_  7.9/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ James Wilks as Narrator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch, Tia Blanco, Nimai Delgado, Rip Esselstyn, Kendrick Farris, Mischa Janiec, Bryant Jennings, Scott Jurek, Damien Mander, Morgan Mitchell, Lucious Smith, Griff Whalen, Rob Bailey, Columbus Batiste, Nathaniel Dominy.

Summary_ It is a documentary based on the UFC fighters that are working all over the world. It put highlights on the elite group of the world-renowned scientists and the athletes who ell borates that the protein information that has been given to us is complete lay.

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  1. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2018

IMDB Rating_ 7.7/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Samin Nosrat

Summary_ It is a documentary that is based on an award-winning book that explores the cooking styles and vital ingredients the bring taste to the heart of the dish. It is a just watch series for the chef-looking individuals or students that are looking forward to learning the cooking.

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  1. The Mars Generation

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2017

IMDB Rating_ 6.4/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Elsa Shiju, Bob Behnken, Alayna Bidlack, Niko Blanks, Charles F. Bolden Jr., Joseph Drew Carlton, Alyssa Carson, Colin Claytor, Aurora Creamer, Marisa Dimperio, Jace Ezzell, Bobak Ferdowsi, Christopher Gorman, Abby Harrison, Victoria Harrison, John Holdren, William Hudson, Annie Jacobsen.

Summary_ It is an educational documentary that is explaining the Martian future by space travel. It is based on exploring the solar system to find the reality about the myths and imagination the humans have about our solar system. It includes the teenage protagonist’s infections for past exploits that take the generation beyond and above the cosmic consequents.

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  1. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2016

IMDB Rating_ 7.0/ 10

Country of Origin_ United States

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Elon Musk as Self – Entrepreneur; Lawrence Krauss as Self – Cosmologist, Arizona State University; Lucianne Walkowicz as Self – Astronomer; Kevin Mitnick as Self – Former Hacker; Werner Herzog as Self – Interviewer and Narrator(voice); Leonard Kleinrock as Self – Computer Scientist; Bob Kahn as Self – Electrical Engineer, Co-Inventor of the TCP-IP Protocols; Danny Hillis as Self – Author of ‘The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work’; Ted Nelson as Self – Internet Pioneer; Adrien Treuille as Self – Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University; Sebastian Thrun as Self – Computer Scientist, Stanford University.

Summary_ It is an award-winning documentary that is highlighting the dangers of artificial intelligence along with Elon Musk’s rhapsodizing about the humans that discuss the quest of sending humans to Mars. Although the documentary lacks the focus on the arrangement of the events that it lacking order.

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  1. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

Genre_ Documentary

Episodes_ 1

Seasons_ 1

Aired_ 2019

IMDB Rating_ 7.9/ 10

Country of Origin_ United states

Language_ English

Top Cast_ Alex Bueermann as Young Paul Allen, Davin Orness as Young Bill Gates

Summary_ It is the documentary that is discussing the life story of Bill gates as he pursues his vision of getting his business and solves the world’s problems. It covers his life incidents from childhood to his domination as the world’s most successful business Icon.

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Conclusion

It can’t go wrong for the viewers that are looking for something informative and interesting at the same time. Even though you are a foodie, traveler, or a student it can make you submerge in their storytelling style. At least you will get a chance to learn something interesting although it has fascinating educational shows that are helping the students to use the Netflix streaming for their good.