Note: We update this list regularly to add the best new titles Netflix has to offer. These picks are fresh as of Jan. 21, 2014. You're welcome.

Sometimes, you don't want actors. You don't want manufactured dialogue. You don't want to be mindlessly entertained. You want something real to engage with, something to offer an argument for you to turn over. You want a documentary.

Netflix has plenty, ranging from the well-known, critically-acclaimed Oscar nominees, to weirder fare that flew under the radar. Whether you want to listen to an inmate on death row, or watch a fashion photographer in action, the site has something for you. But it'd help to have a guide to sort out the weaker flicks.

Here are the 25 Best Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Right Now.

For a complete list of our favorite Netflix movies from all the genres, check out The 100 Best Movies Streaming on Netflix.

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