Impossible to put down: 5 cool Netflix documentaries that deserve attention
Shot from the series "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness"
Don’t know what to watch this weekend? Check out Netflix documentaries and movies. We have collected for you the most exciting and action-packed projects that you don’t mind spending time on.
Don’t Touch the Cats: Hunt for an Internet Killer / Don’t Fk with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
Duration: 3 episodes.
“Do Not Touch the Cats: Hunt for an Internet Killer" is one of the most sensational and creepy documentary projects of the last year, the story in which is not narrated by the documentarians themselves or representatives of law enforcement agencies, but by online enthusiasts and seekers of justice (which, it is worth noting, distinguishes the series from other crime genre projects).
They combined their efforts to find an unknown flayer who posted a video of bullying kittens online. Having figured out the man, Facebook detectives tried to warn the police before he committed another crime, but no one wanted to pay attention to them until a new video appeared on the network – this time with the murder of a man …
And although the criminal was arrested without Internet geeks, the investigation set a unique precedent.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Duration: 8 episodes.
Last March, there was only talk about the new Netflix movie – Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. In a matter of days, the series became an absolute hit and a cultural phenomenon – in the first week after the premiere, more than 34 million people watched the documentary. Viewers (not only in the US, but all over the world) are still arguing about the events of the series, divided into two camps, and Hollywood stars – from Sylvester Stallone to Jared Leto – cosplay characters and put forward their candidacies for the main role in a possible film adaptation .
"Tiger King" is a famously twisted story, which has enough eccentric characters (rednecks, drug dealers, criminals, swindlers and just very strange people), and absurd plot twists, and black humor.
The creators of the series let viewers look through the keyhole to see the little-known history of US private zoos that keep wild animals. The main character is Joe Exotic. He used to own one of the largest wild cat zoos in the United States, but is now serving time for trying to hire a hitman for animal rights activist Carol Baskin, with whom he has been at odds for years. Baskin, on the other hand, is rumored to have fed her millionaire husband to the tigers she managed to save (or still “rescue”) from entrepreneurs like Joe.
In a word, not every screenwriter could come up with such a story!
" Making aMurderer "
Duration: 20 episodes (2 seasons).
The documentary "Creating a Killer", presented in 2015, has already become a classic of the true crime genre. The project tells the story of American Steven Avery, who served 18 years for rape and attempted murder, which he did not commit.
After Stephen was acquitted and released (thanks to a new DNA test), he was arrested again on murder charges and given a life sentence. Avery’s defense is again trying to prove that the client has nothing to do with this crime, and the prosecution committed many violations.
It is worth saying that it was the film "Creating a Killer" that launched a wave of documentary true-crime projects, to which Netflix instantly switched (and did not fail!) For several years now, viewers have not lost interest in this genre.
"Our Planet" / Our Planet
Duration: 6 episodes.
"Our Planet" is an insanely beautiful and most topical documentary work of recent times. The creators of the project send viewers on an unprecedented journey through the most beautiful corners of the world.
The series took four years to complete. During this time, the film crew (which is 600 people) traveled to 50 countries, capturing not only beautiful landscapes and rare animals, but also a terrifying reality, namely, the harmful impact of humans on the environment.
“Our Planet” is a call for respect for nature and its inhabitants, nothing else.
Pandemic: How toPrevent anOutbreak
Duration: 6 episodes.
Netflix has always been famous for high-profile and topical projects, but no one could have imagined that Pandemic, filmed in 2019 and presented in January 2020, even before the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in China, would become prophetic.
The tape, which consists of six episodes, tells the stories of real people: every day they face and fight new viruses, often at the risk of their own lives. Among the heroes of the tape – a doctor from India who sees patients with swine flu every day, a WHO doctor who is trying to contain the Ebola epidemic in the Congo, as well as other specialists in infectious diseases.
Watching the documentary will be interesting for everyone – such a time.