There are countless documentaries out there worth watching, and many have some of the same elements that made you love Tiger King. From too weird true crime to unbelievable stories of animal ownership gone awry, there are countless documentaries with jaw-dropping stories and a quirky cast of characters.

If youve completed your Tiger King journey and, oh, what a journey it was consider these eight documentaries for your next too-weird-to-be-true watch.

TV Junkie

TV Junkie is the self-made documentary by Rick Kirkham, who is the producer behind the failed Joe Exotic reality TV show. The documentary stitches together clips filmed throughout Kirkhams life to tell the story of his personal and professional downfall due to cocaine use. The documentary was shown at Sundance in 2006, and brings even more life to the Tiger King saga.

TV Junkie is available on Amazon , though Kirkham recently uploaded the full film to his personal YouTube account .


The 2020 HBO miniseries follows the 1990s McDonald's Monopoly game scam that amounted to almost $24 million worth of fraud. Through interviews with the actual mob, FBI agents and fraudulent prizewinners, the documentary takes a look at the infamous Big Mac of a crime.

The documentary is available on HBO .


If you somehow havent yet watched Blackfish, now is the time to take the plunge. The 2013 documentary takes a deep dive into the controversial captivity of killer whales in entertainment vortexes like SeaWorld. The film particularly focusing on the story of Tilikum, an orca who killed three people while in captivity.

Blackfish is available on Hulu and Amazon .

Grizzly Man

This 2005 documentary chronicles the strange life and brutal death of grizzly bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell and his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were mauled to death by a grizzly bear in October 2003. Grizzly Man details Treadwells questionable methods of connecting with grizzlies, talking to both experts and loved ones about Treadwells passion for a wild animal that ultimately killed him.

Grizzly Man is available on Amazon .

Abducted In Plain Sight

A 2017 true crime documentary, Abducted In Plain Sight tells the story of Jan Broberg, who was abducted by a neighbor who gained her familys trust. The story has been described as leaving audiences frustrated at the naivety of Jans parents, which some blame for ultimately leaving Jan vulnerable to abduction not once, but twice. Theres also strange details about Jan being groomed through tales of so-called alien abduction, and the romantic involvement both parents had with Jans abductor.

Abducted In Plain Sight is available on Amazon and Netflix .

Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman is a 2017 true crime documentary detailing how two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into the Wisconsin woods and stabbed her 19 times in an effort to appease the infamous, faceless mythical horror figure known as Slenderman. The documentary examines how online urban myth convinced children to kill, and all the grim factors at play in this modern case.

Beware the Slenderman is available on HBO .

Dont Fuck With Cats

A 2019 true crime documentary, Dont Fuck With Cats is another Netflix doc gem. The film follows the story of infamous Canadian murderer Luka Magnotta. Magnotta killed college student Jun Lin, filmed the murder and posted it online. Magnotta also mailed Lin's body parts to political offices and two elementary schools. Prior to the murder, Magnotta gained a grim fanbase online for killing kittens.

Dont Fuck With Cats is available on Netflix.

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

This Netflix documentary, released in 2019, follows Bikram yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, who was once revered in the wellness community. But Choudhury fell from fame amid abuse, rape and sexual harassment allegations. The documentary details how Choudhury allegedly used charm and brainwashing to lure in followers and victims and how he's still a practicing yoga guru today.

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator is available on Netflix.