If you’re looking for something entertaining and beautiful that’ll also inform you, there’s an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused documentaries and TV shows on Netflix right now.
These films and series showcase the beauty of the planet, delve into the details of how food arrives on your plate, and explore the mysterious and alien underwater world in oceans around the globe.
The downside to all of those options is that there’s a lot to choose from. To make it easier, Business Insider reporters and editors have picked some of our favorites from Netflix’ selection.
Films come and go from the platform every month, but as of the date of publication, everything on our list should be available. We’ll update the recommendations periodically to reflect currently available documentaries.
Here are our favorites, in no particular order: