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5 Netflix Documentaries That Are Really Worth The Watch This Winter Break

If you have nothing really going on this winter break when you go back to your hometown, throw on some sweats and kick back with these documentaries

5 Netflix Documentaries That Are Really Worth The Watch This Winter Break

Instead of watching "The Office" another time or having a "Friends" marathon, think about watching a documentary instead. You are probably going to be snowed in anyway, and you're probably not too crazy to see everybody from high school at your favorite food places, so order Uber Eats and tackle this list.

1. "Dear Zachary"


This documentary changed who I am as a person and shook me to my core. It was the first documentary I watched on Netflix and after I saw it the first time, I watched it four more times consecutively. Without spoiling the documentary for anyone who hasn't seen it, the ending is not what anyone expects and it really is an emotional ride. This documentary really highlights some of the "holes" we have in the judicial system and how we can date someone and not truly know who the other person is.

2. "Making a Murderer"

This documentary, which recently launched another season to follow the progress that has been made for Steven Avery since the first season, is another documentary that follows the faulty judicial system. If you are having a bad day just imagine being a young adult that got falsely convicted for eighteen years, was released for a few years, tried to sue the state for compensation of the false arrest, only to be falsely convicted again. Season 1 follows the trial of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey, and Season 2 is how post-conviction, Kathleen Zellner and the Innocence Project are doing everything in their means to break down the original trial and prove Avery and Dassey's innocence.

3. "The Staircase"

There is a reason why jurors are not exposed to the media during a pending trial, and this documentary really highlights how outlandish and skewed the media really is, especially during murder trials. During the documentary, you go back and forth between guilty and innocent, and a crazy theory is even introduced, but by the end of the documentary it might not seem so crazy.

4. "The Keepers"


What kind of person kills a nun? Even though there is no resolution or answer to that question, it is evident that some people know more than they are letting on, and the death of nun from the 1950s is still affecting the lives of the many people that knew her. If you are someone that has been sexually assaulted or raped then this might not be the documentary for you, as it discusses these traumas in depth.

5. "The Office"


OK, so this one isn't a crime documentary, but it is surely a crime to not add it to the list. There is no such thing as watching "The Office" too much so enjoy something light-hearted after heavy, serious content.

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