What are the best history documentaries Netflix has?Look, we get it. When you boot up Netflix after a long day, you usually want comfort food. But then there are those days when you – dare we say it? – want to learn something. And when those days happen, Netflix has a litany of historical documentaries at your disposal. These works are insightful, educational, and just as gripping as any season of Breaking Bad. Plus, you get to sound like a smarty the next time you hang with your friends. So without further ado, it’s time to turn your TV into a time machine. It’s time to check out the best history documentaries Netflix has to offer.
Chuck Norris vs. Communism
See, Mom? Watching trashy action movies is good for you. In some ways, that’s the thesis at the center of Ilinca Călugăreanu’s documentary. It tells the story of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the corrupt Communist leader of Romania who was eventually overthrown in the 1980s. The cause of this coup? Illegally importing action flicks from America. How on earth are they related? Watch the doc to find out.