Onesumore: New Documentaries on Netflix in April 2021

Another new month means another drop of documentaries hitting Netflix. As always, there are plenty of exciting titles to choose from in April 2021.

Whether you are interested in geography, technology, music, nature or real crime, there will be something for everyone.

Viewers outside of the United States will be excited to see several Netflix Original documentaries land this month: Originals are generally available to all Netflix viewers, anywhere in the world. The rest of the titles are licensed for the United States, but not necessarily for other regions.

Magical Andes (Season 2) N

Episodes: 4
Available on Netflix: April 1, 2021

With international travel out of reach for many of us due to the pandemic, we’ll just have to enjoy some breathtaking scenery on Netflix.

Series two of Magical Andes will scurry from place to place across South America, introducing us to the people who call this magnificent mountain range their home.

Secrets of the great British castles (Season 1)

Episodes: 6
Available on Netflix: April 1, 2021

The British monarchy is having a little time thanks to Netflix Orginal, The crown, and the ongoing drama around Harry and Megan.

This documentary series will allow you to learn more about the ancestral roots of the royal family, and their links with various European aristocracies, by touring the royal palaces of the last hundreds of years. Expect stunning archival footage, crumbling ruins, and gruesome tales of murder and subterfuge.

White boy (2017)

Duration: 82 minutes
Available on Netflix: April 1, 2021

This award-winning true crime documentary tells the story of Richard Wershe Jr., aka “White Boy Rick”.

When he was only 14, Wershe found himself involved in a cocaine ring in Detroit, and then became an informant for the FBI.

Worn stories (Season 1) N

Episodes: 8
Available on Netflix: April 1, 2021

Produced by OITNB creator, Jenji Kohan, Worn stories explores the emotional connection we humans have with our clothes. Explore deep topics such as grief, identity, relationships and more, all through the prism of humble clothing.

Coded bias (2020)

Duration: 90 minutes
Available on Netflix: April 5, 2021

When an MIT researcher discovers facial recognition software can’t properly identify dark-skinned faces, she sets out on a mission to eliminate racial bias in AI. A must have for anyone interested in information privacy and technology.

This is a robbery: the world’s greatest artistic heist (Limited edition) N

Episodes: 4
Available on Netflix: April 7, 2021

Whether you’re an art fan or just love an unsolved mystery, this new heist documentary will blow your mind.

In 1990, two men posing as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, admitted by security guards (who were then tied up by thieves). During the 80 minutes they spent inside, the thieves looted the museum with 13 paintings worth more than $ 500 million.

Diana: The interview that shocked the world (2020)

Duration: 90 minutes
Available on Netflix: April 11, 2021

A must have watch for anyone who has been gripped by the last season of The crown. After her marriage to Prince Charles was well and truly over, Diana gave a breathtaking interview with the BBC’s Martin Bashir.

This recent documentary re-examines the infamous interview, exploring its impact on public opinion on the Royal Family and examining Diana’s behavior and motives.

My love: six stories of true love (Limited edition) N

Episodes: 6
Available on Netflix: April 13, 2021

This heartwarming documentary follows six couples from around the world, over the course of a year. In their own words, they each recount how they met, the challenges they overcome, and what makes their love so special.

Why did you kill me? (2021) N

Duration: 83 minutes
Available on Netflix: April 14, 2021

This new documentary about a real crime doesn’t just tell the story of an unfortunate victim and the person who harmed them. Instead, it follows a grieving mother (Belinda Lane) and how she uses social media to investigate her daughter’s murder.

In 2006, Crystal was murdered by members of local gangs, possibly in a false identity case. To get justice, Belinda creates a fake MySpace profile to find her daughter’s killers.

Dark city under the beat (2020)

Duration: 1h 5
Available on Netflix: April 15, 2021

Musician and filmmaker TT The Artist is making this musical documentary that looks at the Baltimore music scene. Explore how Baltimore’s socio-economic circumstances came together to create one of the most vibrant sounds in club music.

Life in Color with David Attenborough (Limited edition) N

Episodes: 2
Available on Netflix: April 22, 2021

Sir David Attenborough’s documentaries never fail to disappoint. This BBC co-production examines the ingenious and inspiring ways animals use color to navigate the natural world.

Finding Sheela (2021) N

Duration: To confirm
Available on Netflix: April 22, 2021

If you liked the original Wild wild country, you’ll want to know what happened next to the enigmatic Ma Anand Sheela: the former spokesperson for the Rajneesh movement. In search of Sheela, she returns to India after many years on an interview tour.

Which documentary will you stream first on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!


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