There is basically no limit when it comes to documentary subjects. People have made documentaries about wildlife, politics, crimes — you name it. And while tragic documentaries that expose serious problems in the world often receive the most attention from critics, they typically aren't the most fun to watch. And that's where pop culture documentaries come in, since they are typically fun to watch above all else (which is not to say that they can't have their moments of tragedy, too). But what exactly do I mean when I say "pop culture documentaries?"
Technically, a pop culture documentary would be any documentary whose subject has to do with pop culture. That means a documentary about a band, or a TV show, or a comic book would count as a pop culture documentary — and there is an endless amount of them. So for this list, I decided to focus more on pop culture documentaries that were a little off the beaten path, though you can still find several of them on Netflix. You won't find any doc here about a specific band like One Direction. Instead, all of these docs look at either specific fandoms, institutions, or tropes of pop culture and examine them heartily. Of the films on this list, you're likely to find something that piques your interest, whether that interest lies in Star Wars, zombies, teen movies, or collecting old VHS tapes (yes, that's a thing). So take a look below at these 13 must-see pop culture documentaries.