6 documentaries and shows based on conspiracy theories, on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more

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Conspiracy theories can be a good source of entertainment. From picking your brains to being informative, these stories often provide award-winning content that sheds an investigative light on some of the most well-known events in human history. In case you’re feeling the need to have your mind blown, these revealing watches could make for the perfect choice.

Conspiracies

Nothing better than an entire series dedicated to prominent conspiracy theories of the world. This 12-part show touches upon a different topic in each episode and tries to dig deeper to provide alternative perspectives on some of the biggest potential coverups in history. Discussing the moon landings, Nazis, The Cold War and more obscure themes like aliens, assassinations and disappearances, the series has something for everyone.

Streaming on Netflix

Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers (2018)

Extraterrestrial beings are a topic of fascination for a lot of us. But we may not know about the human responsible for bringing America's elusive Area 51 in Nevada into the limelight. In 1989, a former government physicist, Bob Lazar gave an interview stating that nine flying saucers of alien origin were flight tested at a secret base located south of Area 51 known as S-4. His claims have been analysed and refuted by experts through the years. This documentary tries to decipher the truth behind alien engagement in human affairs and the secrets hidden by the government.

Streaming on Netflix

The Family

The idea that one family could be responsible for controlling the cogwheels of a country's functioning in the search for power sounds bizarre. However, this docuseries says otherwise and brings to light a conservative Christian group, known as "The Family", which has allegedly been in control of the American money and government for the longest time. It touches upon their history and their gradually increasing hold over the entire world for selfish global ambitions.

Streaming on Netflix

Loose Change (2005)

When you talk about conspiracy theories, the 9/11 tragedy in New York takes the cake for being one of the most talked-about. The destruction of the World Trade Center took the lives of almost 3,000 people, and many believe it was an inside job. Loose Change is a documentary film, re-edited multiple times by director Dylan Avery to include more evidence for the thought that the United States Government was behind the tragedy. It has enough material for people to get a different perspective and reflect on supposed facts present in the public domain.

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Behind the Curve (2018)

The term Flat Earthers seemed like a joke until a full-fledged documentary revealed that people are actually serious about this concept. Behind the Curve dives deep into the growing community of people who believe in a conspiracy to hide the fact that our planet is actually flat. The believers present their experimental approahes to proving their theory as well. It focuses on one of the most prominent advocates for the cause, Mark Sargent, who, amid an upcoming Solar Eclipse, gives a speech at the first Flat Earther conference.

Streaming on Netflix

Wormwood

The mysterious death of a military scientist, Frank Olson, in 1953 during the Cold War, is what makes up the narrative of this intense docuseries. Told through the perspective of his son, Eric Olson, it refutes the initial claims of suicide that were attached to Frank's death and points to a sinister assassination coverup. It is the story of a son's 60-year struggle to get to the bottom of his father's mysterious demise that brings him face to face with some of the most closely guarded secrets.

Streaming on Netflix

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