7 best Netflix documentaries of 2020

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American Murder - Best 2020 Netflix Documentaries
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5. Best Netflix documentaries of 2020: American Murder: The Family Next Door

If you enjoy true crime, then you’ve no doubt heard of Shannan and Chris Watts. I’ll skip the horrid details on the off chance you haven’t heard of the case. If you’re in that boat, take a minute to look up what happened and watch one of the countless episodic representations of the case. You’ll want to have a grasp on the case before hitting play on one of the best Netflix documentaries in 2020.

We often get to see experts discuss cases after the fact, and on occasion, we are given access to home videos and other exclusive content that provides a better understanding of what happened. American Murder consists entirely of this type of content. Text messages and videos leading up to the crime are presented alongside police vest cams and never-before-seen court footage.

American Murder gives us a rarely seen view of a case from start to finish, and it does this with one of the biggest cases in recent memory. This makes it an undeniable contender for the best Netflix documentary in 2020.

6. Most popular Netflix documentary series of 2020: Tiger King

If you sat around and wondered what could be so intriguing about Tiger King, the series that everyone was talking about, now is the time to watch Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Seriously, people didn’t talk about this movie just to get on the bandwagon. It legitimately stands out as one of the best Netflix documentaries in 2020.

I don’t want to give away too much, but this compelling documentary has a little bit of everything. Are you an animal lover? Interested in animal rights? True crime enthusiast? Conspiracy nut? Addiction treatment advocate? We could go on and on, but really, it’s just simpler to say “go watch the movie.”

You can hold me personally responsible if you don’t love it. I’m not sure what that entails, but you can do it.