Best Netflix documentaries of 2023 (so far)

Take Care of Maya - Cr: Netflix.
Take Care of Maya - Cr: Netflix. /
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Pamela Anderson
Pamela, a love story. Cr: Netflix. /

Pamela, a love story

I’ve always been a fan of Pamela Anderson. Like Britney Spears and so many other women, Pamela got a raw deal from the media and American society at large. The way she was repeatedly dehumanized and turned into a caricature of herself over the years is heartbreaking.

Pamela, a love story is an excellent and deeply moving documentary that shows the real Pam, a funny, warm, genuine, and kindhearted woman, mother, actress, and philanthropist who opens herself up to the camera to reclaim her narrative for the first time. If you watched Pam & Tommy, which Pamela never wanted to be made, then this is an absolute must-watch.

The Monster of Wall Street
Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street. Netflix. /

MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street

MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street is a four-part docuseries chronicling the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, the infamous Wall Street tycoon who orchestrated one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history.

Throughout the docuseries, which uses a combination of never-before-seen video depositions from Madoff and an inventive visual approach to create a nail-biting financial thriller, viewers will hear from investigators, whistleblowers, and more about the $64 billion-dollar global scheme.

The docuseries examines Madoff’s many co-conspirators and poses the question of whether something like this could ever happen again. It’s a well-paced docuseries with tons of fascinating intel and information that should keep viewers hooked, especially if you remember the fallout around this case when it happened. This is one of several must-watch Netflix documentaries.