100 Must-See Documentaries Streaming on Netflix This June


This is another bad month for documentary-loving Netflix subscribers. A good amount of great films have expired from streaming, but only one doc has been added that I can vouch for and recommend. That would be The Last Man on the Moon, which I reviewed earlier this year. As for those leaving, included are classics Paris is Burning, Naqoyqatsi, Los Angeles Plays Itself, The Cruise and Microcosmos plus recent favorites How to Die in Oregon, The End of Time, These Birds Walk and Out of the Clear Blue Sky. Hopefully at least some of them are only temporarily gone.

To fill in the vacancies, I’ve gone over some of the films we’ve recently purged but which remained on Netflix Watch Instantly. So, welcome back the classic The Endless Summer plus recent favorites Gideon’s Army, Into the Abyss, Point and Shoot, Kumare, Dior and I, Seymour: An Introduction and How to Change the World. We do see at least one new addition on the horizon to look forward to adding next month, as (T)error will reportedly begin streaming on Netflix on June 30th.

Now a reminder of how the Netflix 100 titles are numerically arranged:

They are mostly ranked in order of my favor with some objective authority, but there are some clumps throughout the list that obviously fit together. Some are by director, some are by genre or subject matter and some are by series. In fact, I see this whole list as being best watched in order of the rankings. There are a few double features in the bunch (Super Size Me and Super High Me and GasLand and FrackNation, for two example sets) and some groupings where I truly think the higher ranking title is best watched before a certain title or titles below it.

(Editor in Chief)

Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.