Sometimes, when you just sit back and relax, do you ponder about something in particular? There are so many secrets about this world that we are not aware of till date. While some of these truths may be buried, others might be stowed away in the pages of history and discarded or simply hidden from plain view. Some of these crazy theories include speculations about the Illuminati being real or beliefs that there are secret Satan-worshiping cults. But are all of these mere assumptions? What if they are true? Many of these conspiracy theories actually exist and numerous films have also been made on them. With that said, here’s the list of really good conspiracy movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
13. Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? (2001)
NASA had engineered the Apollo Program in the 60s, which comprised of six manned landings during 1969-1972. However, several skeptics are of the opinion that NASA might have faked this mission and the 12 Apollo astronauts did not, in fact, land or walk on the moon at all. ‘Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?’ is a feature length documentary film that features skeptics as they analyze the discrepancies and inconsistencies in the evidence presented by NASA. Some examples include inherent physical problems in rocket control, absence of a blast crater under the LM descent engine, no stars on the moon’s sky, discrepancies in the shadows and backgrounds of the moon photos, waving the flag on a lunar surface that’s supposed to have no air, and the presence of fatal radiation in interplanetary space. According to skeptics, the astronauts never even went beyond the Van Allen radiation belt.
12. Unacknowledged (2017)
‘Unacknowledged’ revolves around the Disclosure Project, its related files, and how/why the UFO secrecy was forcefully implemented and enforced. In this documentary movie, Disclosure Project founder Dr. Steven M. Greer presents top secret testimonies, documented records, and UFO footage to offer evidence about extraterrestrial contact. The film goes back to decades and uncovers these never-revealed-before files to unravel the illegal, covert operations and power play that govern UFO secrecy.
11. A Gray State (2017)
Yet another conspiracy-inspired documentary movie, ‘The Gray State’ revolves around the supposed murder of aspiring filmmaker David Crowley, an Iraqi veteran, who had the started production of his film ‘Gray State’ in 2010. When its trailer was released, the film received immense support from libertarians and activists because of its dystopic plot, which focused on a world where civil liberties were trampled by an unrestrained federal government.
However, in 2014, Crowley was discovered dead along with his wife and child in his suburban home in Minnesota. It was ruled that Crowley had committed suicide after murdering his family. Because of the shocking and sudden nature of the deaths, this incident soon became a subject of debate among conspiracy theorists who believe that the government had something to do with the “assassination”. They claim that the subject of his movie was the main reason behind the whole scheme. This movie documents the views of these theorists and explores the circumstances surrounding the murders.
10. Oklahoma City (2017)
Ranked as the worst act of domestic terrorism in the country, the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is still cited as one of the darkest events in American history. ‘Oklahoma City’, a documentary based on this very incident examines the various reasons that caused this disaster.
9. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
‘Terms And Conditions May Apply’ examines one of the gravest issues that we face when exploring the online world, while being totally unaware of the threats that it places on our privacy. With so many free services available at the click of a finger, we unconsciously click on the ‘I Agree’ button on portals like Facebook and Google. But we don’t know the consequences. In order to give further insight, filmmaker Cullen Hoback tells viewers how the government and related organizations are extracting all our personal data legally, while hindering our privacy.
8. Buster’s Mal Heart (2017)
The plot of ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ is centered around the eccentric mountain man Jonah, who is on the run from local cops and survives the harsh winter months by breaking into unoccupied vacation homes in the reclusive wilderness. During his free hours, he calls radio talk shows, where he is given the nickname “Buster,” because he continuously rants about the forthcoming inversion towards the end of the millennium. Throughout the movie, we get to witness his visions that come back to repeatedly haunt him. We also get glimpses of his past where we learn that he was once a hard-working husband and father, whose regular night shifts negatively affected his psyche and took a toll on his marriage. He then meets a drifter, who is obsessed with a certain conspiracy theory. This completely changes his life. The film later depicts how and why Jonah ended up all alone in this snowy terrain.
7. Alien Contact: Outer Space (2017)
This documentary chronicles the efforts of humans as they try to gather signals from possible intelligent beings living beyond the solar system. Space is vast and according to this film, aliens have probes just like humans and they might have possessed these technologies way back, maybe as early as the 1600s. Scientists have documented evidence of extraterrestrial entities initiating communications with earth.
6. Sarajevo (2014)
This German-Austrian biographical film revolves around the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. The plot introduces us to Dr. Leo Pfeffer who is given the responsibility by the authorities to establish the fact that the assassination was done under command from the Serbian government. However, Pfeffer soon gets entangled in a dangerous web of corruption, politics, and conspiracies, making it almost impossible for him to retain his honesty and integrity.
5. Serenity (2005)
‘Serenity’, a science fiction action film, is directed by Joss Whedon and is a spin-off to his original series, ‘Firefly’. It picks up the story from where the final episode of the show concluded. Set in the future, the plot of this movie revolves around the captain and crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The captain and first mate had fought and lost in the Unification War to the Alliance and live as fugitives on this vessel. As they continue to smuggle and cargo run to sustain their lives, they are interrupted by a psychic individual who holds a sinister secret.
4. ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff (2018)
Returning again to real-events-inspired documentaries, our next entry on the list is ‘ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff’. It examines the Reggae Movement in Jamaica, the political schemes behind it, and the CIA’s involvement in the mysterious shooting of Bob Marley. Bob Marley, the legendary reggae artist, barely survived a murder attempt when he was caught in a crossfire between two political parties in 1976. The feature film delves into the history of Jamaica’s politics and makes an attempt to solve this mystery.
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3. Icarus (2017)
‘Icarus’ follows filmmaker Bryan Fogel as he documents the truth behind doping in several important, international sporting events. During his journey, he meets a Russian scientist. This chance encounter transforms his story from a mere, personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Here, we get to learn about several dark secrets such as dirty urine, unexplained deaths and Olympic golds.
2. Behind the Curve (2018)
Our next entry may seem ridiculous, but it is interesting nevertheless. As we all know, the earth was believed to be flat once upon a time. Scientific evidence later on proved that it was round. Now, again, we have this category of conspiracy theorists called the Flat Earthers, who believe that there’s a secret agenda behind suppressing the fact that the earth is flat. ‘Behind the Curve’ explores this theory and presents the facts before us.
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1. Freeway: Crack in the System (2014)
‘Freeway: Crack in the System’ narrates stories of shattered hopes and dreams, notorious drug dealers, shady cops, and dirty government politics. It chronicles the history behind America’s longest war against the crack cocaine trade. It also depicts the rise, fall and redemption of Freeway Rick Ross, the petty drug dealer who later went on to become the King of Crack. Additionally, we get to know about journalist Gary Webb, who exposed CIA’s complicity in the drug war. The documentary features interviews with Freeway Rick Ross, his source Coral Baca, and wife Susan Webb, along with local authorities and other connected individuals, to prove one fact — truth is always stranger than fiction.
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