Netflix has enough content that subscribers could never watch it all with additional new content added daily. The best way to get your money’s worth out of Netflix is to filter out what you watch to value your time. While the top ten movies are great for entertainment also watching the top ten documentaries are great for learning and growing in your knowledge.

Here are a list of the top ten financial documentaries that I believe are informative, educational, and sometimes entertaining.

  1. Betting on Zero: This documentary dives into the complex world of Herbalife, the international nutritional products company accused of being a pyramid scheme and Bill Ackman’s big stock short selling bet on the company.
  2. Hank: 5 Years from the Brink: This documentary explains how Hank Paulson executed the $1 trillion bailout of the banking system in 2008.
  3. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room: This documentary examines fraud at Enron and the culture of financial deception.
  4. Inside Job: A look at the 2008 causes and consequences.
  5. Dirty Money: This series exposes corruption and greed in the pursuit of cash.
  6. Boom Bust Boom: Examine the strenghts and weaknesses of the U.S. economy.
  7. Banking on Bitcoin: The story of Bitcoin.
  8. Goldman Sachs the Bank that Runs the World: This documentary is a case study of the multinational power of the world’s biggest bank, how it started and what its power means to everyone. It is in French with subtitles. 
  9. Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine: A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.
  10. The Pit: This 2009 documentary shows how traders were trading ten years ago, very up close and personal look. 

This is a lot of content for anyone who already had a Netflix subscription. If you love the financial markets you will likely enjoy these.