5 Best History Documentaries on Netflix Streaming in 2023


5 Best History Documentaries on Netflix Streaming in 2023

If you’re a history enthusiast hungry for a journey back in time, then Netflix is your golden ticket to a world of mind-blowing historical documentaries. Prepare to be hooked as you delve into captivating stories that cover everything from politics to science and even sports. While World War II may steal the spotlight, there’s a treasure trove of other fascinating eras and figures waiting to be explored.

One filmmaker who reigns supreme in the world of documentaries is the legendary Ken Burns. Brace yourself for a binge-worthy experience as you stream his acclaimed works like The War, Prohibition, and The Civil War on Netflix. And let’s not forget about Netflix’s own gem, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary that will knock your socks off.

For those hungry for presidential history, Netflix has got your back. Dive into JFK: A President Betrayed and Our Nixon to gain fascinating insights into different aspects of the presidency. On a completely different note, The Decent One offers a captivating deep dive into the life of Nazi Leader Heinrich Himmler through his personal writings.

Now, here’s your chance to share your favorites! Let us know which historical documentaries on Netflix have stolen your heart. And if you believe there’s a hidden gem missing from our list, don’t hesitate to add it before it fades into history itself. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our list of Netflix documentary series for even more riveting content.

(Note: We’ve left out the most divisive section to keep things friendly and informal)

1. Secrets of Scotland Yard

Secrets of Scotland Yard

2. The Battered Bastards of Baseball

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

3. Murder by the Coast

Murder by the Coast

4. Nail Bomber: Manhunt

Nail Bomber: Manhunt

5. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

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