Is Cocaine Cowboys available on Netflix? Where to watch the doc and its sequel

The 2006 documentary isn't on Netflix, but it is streaming for free on several platforms.
Griselda. Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 104 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023
Griselda. Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 104 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /

Can't get enough of the story of the Cocaine Godmother after finishing Netflix's limited series Griselda starring Sofia Vergara? While there aren't many good scripted versions of the tale, there are several documentaries and books out there about Griselda Blanco, and one of the most popular is the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys from director Billy Corben. Griselda's story became significantly more well-known after people learned about her in the documentary film.

Even though Griselda is a Netflix series, there is surprisingly little about her on Netflix outside of the show. The 2006 doc isn't streaming on Netflix, but the documentary spinoff series Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami is available to watch. Corben returns to direct the docuseries, which chronicles the decade-spanning crime journey of Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta.

If you want to watch the documentary that really pushed Griselda into the mainstream, you can stream Corben's original 2006 film on the following platforms:

  • Tubi
  • Prime Video
  • Kanopy
  • Pluto TV

It's also available to rent or buy from digital retailers like YouTube, Amazon, and Vudu.

Cocaine Cowboys isn't just about Griselda, the documentary is really all about how Miami became the nation's cocaine capital, focusing on the 1980s and the influx of Colombian cocaine barons who came to call the city home.

Cocaine Cowboys 2 is on Netflix

Corben also returned to co-direct a 2008 sequel titled Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' with the Godmother, which is even more focused on Griselda and that movie is streaming on Netflix right now. You can check it out right here.

More documentaries and movies about Griselda Blanco

Apart from the Cocaine Cowboys films, there was also a made-for-TV Lifetime movie called Cocaine Godmother starring Catherina Zeta Jones as Griselda. The film was mostly panned by critics, but you can stream it on Hulu if you're interested in it.

Griselda is also featured as a character in the Colombian telenovela Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord and the Spanish telenovela La viuda negra is inspired by the female drug lord's story, with actress Ana Serradilla portraying Griselda.

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