One thing to emerge from the streaming era is the fact that audiences really do love a good documentary. In recent years, documentaries from all genres have captured the imagination of viewers around the world, as seen with the release of Netflix crime docs such as Making A Murderer and The Ted Bundy Tapes, and real-life accounts including Hulu's Fyre Fraud. However, it's worth remembering that there are multiple streaming services out there, each of which have their own unique selection of shows available. So, to broaden your documentary horizons, I've listed the best documentaries on Amazon Prime, because this service boasts a staggering amount of docs for your enjoyment.
As we all know, its quality, not quantity that we look for when deciding on which shows to invest our time in — and thankfully, Prime has plenty top-notch documentaries just waiting to be explored by their users. The platform's selection covers a wide-range of topics including true-life stories, politics, in-depth crime, social issues, fashion, celebrity, and much more. And more specifically, this list will showcase stories including the harrowing tale of two sons in search of a missing mother, a behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest stars in music, and explore the deep rooted history of America's civil rights movement.