Let's get educational! These docuseries on Netflix are nothing like Tiger King but will get you hooked from the very first episode, and teach you a thing or two about life. From food consumption to exploring space, you'll be virtually taken around the world and beyond all from the comfort of your home.

The series on this list include some investigative but comforting topics so true crime isn't in store. Though you may miss Tiger King's Joe Exotic, you'll meet a whole new group of people that will delve into topics such as the human brain, the greatest movies ever created, and even lovingly adorable puppies.

Once you're done this feel-good list, you can sink your teeth into the dozens of bone-chilling true-crime documentaries that Netflix has to offer.

The streaming platform even has docs that explore the best-kept secrets of the past, some intriguing hidden gems, and ones with high ratings and big praise. 

These 7 docuseries will each give you a couple of days worth of addictive binge-watching with some secrets that will shock you just as much as Tiger King did.


Rating: 7.1/10 on IMDb

You won't want to watch this series while eating. Take a deep dive into the food industry, exposing the waste and dangers behind the food you put into your mouth every day.

A Year in Space

Rating: 7.3/10 on IMDb

Follow twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly as they spend a record-breaking year in space in an effort to find out whether humans have the endurance to explore Mars.


Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

This heartwarming series follows the stories of six people across the world who are raising pups that offer unconditional love and support in an astounding way.

The Movies That Made Us

Rating: 83% on Rotten Tomatoes

Go inside the minds that created some of the greatest movies ever including Home Alone, Ghostbusters, and Dirty Dancing.

Somebody Feed Phil

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Follow Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, as he travels the world to explore and taste new foods in an effort to unite people and make fresh connections.


Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Dig deep into the why of questions that have been left unanswered for decades. Each episode focuses on a different topic including music, astrology, tattoos, billionaires, and even pirates.

The Mind, Explained

Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

This limited series takes an even deeper look into the human body, this time focusing on the brain. You'll learn about dreams, anxiety, and psychedelics, and the effects that each phenomenon has on the human experience.