Last Updated: May 10th
History tends to be one of those subjects you either find insanely boring or massively fascinating. Often that comes down to the execution of the history being conveyed — because Dan Carlin sadly doesn’t have enough time in the day to narrate every historical story to us.
Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the best historical documentaries on Netflix. These are the outliers, the moments of pure insanity, and the movements that have shaped our world.
Chuck Norris Vs. Communism (2015)
Chuck Norris has gone from a revered ’80s strongman to a early aughts meme to a Ted Nugent level conservative. It’s been a hell of a career. For Americans he was a martial arts wielding American hero, but for Romanians he was a beacon of hope for a world free from the yoke of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s communist madness. The film chronicles and recreates the clandestine work of a few Romanians who were inspired to fight for freedom by watching Chuck Norris movies in 1980’s Romania.
It’s inspiring, kinda corny, and genuinely endearing.