In an entertainment landscape dominated by cinematic blockbusters and scripted television, it can sometimes be nice to get a bit more real. No, I'm not referring to the endless string of reality TV shows — which often aren't all that realistic to begin with — but the fascinating true-life stories that are currently available to watch on Netflix. It is often said that the only thing stranger than fiction is reality, and that is certainly the case with the streaming platform's selection in this genre. So, I've compiled a list of the 11 best true-life films on Netflix UK, to help you figure out where to kickstart your latest streaming marathon.
The brilliant range currently available to stream on Netflix UK features movies that cover the rise of Facebook, groundbreaking political figures, heart-wrenching natural disasters, significant moments of the civil rights movement, and much more. To put it simply, there really is something for everyone when it comes to deciding which true-life story to enjoy, and this list includes the cream of the crop. Highly acclaimed films, led by some of the world's finest directors and actors, perfectly capture these fascinating realities. And all you have to do is sit back, relax, and press play.