Tiger King has become Netflix's hottest documentary of 2020, thanks to folks on Twitter gasping online at all the twists and turns. (Joe Exotic's look and his tigers help, too.) But when the seven-episode series is over, what should fans watch next? A limited series adaptation of the events in the documentary, based on Wondery's Over My Dead Body podcast, is in development with Kate McKinnon, but that won't be out for a while yet. Good thing Netflix is filled with documentary shows like Tiger Kingfor fans to watch.
Netflix touts its scripted series like The Witcher and Stranger Things and pushes movies like Roma and The Irishman for Oscars. But the currently leading streaming service isn't just for dramas, comedies, and fantasy stories. There's an entire section buried within Netflix's algorithms of documentaries and reality series that go way beyond Food Network type fare such as Nailed It!.
One of the great things about Netflix is if you watch more true-crime documentary specials and series, the algorithm will notice. Before too long, you may find your feed is full of dozens of them, ready to watch. For those looking to get into more true-crime stories, here are a few of the best documentaries to be found on Netflix.