15+ Bizarre Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Bizarre Documentaries Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring bizarre love, abuse, stolen identity, betrayal, crime, personality traits, fraud, conspiracy theories, violence, and different sorts of weird stuff- these bizarre documentaries are stranger than fiction. But, they are based on true events and hard to believe and harder to forget!

1. Tabloid

Tabloid - bizarre documentaries

IMDb – 7.0

A weird and engaging documentary of Miss Wyoming, a beauty queen fell in love with Mormon Missionary. After Mormon disappears mysteriously, she is desperate to find him so that she can impregnate herself but lands up in jail. Very well put together and enjoyable to watch!  

2. Welcome to Leith

bizarre documentaries - Welcome to Leith

IMDb – 7.0

A bizarre documentary about white supremacist Craig Cobb who dreams to gain control over Leith, North Dakota Town to support his fellow white supremacists. The residents try to fight back and prevent the racist takeover. Although the story seems crazy, it is entertaining and exciting at the same time. Add this to your Netflix queue and find out who wins!

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3. Finders Keepers

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IMDb – 4.3

Bizarre and humorous documentary of John Wood who holds an amputated and mummified leg safely kept in a storage shed. Things turn weird when Shannon Whisnant accidentally found the leg in a grill purchased at a storage unit auction and makes several attempts to seek public attention and fame out of it. John tries hard and soul to get his leg back, which is followed by many heartfelt events and bigger life phenomenons experienced by two men.

4. The End of the World Cult

The End of the World Cult

IMDb – 6.7

This is one of the most bizarre documentaries in the category of cult. The story concerns a former sailor named Wayne Bent, who later called himself as Messiah who knows about an apocalyptic event and the end of the world. As a leader of a cult in a Strong city, New Mexico, he prepared his 56 followers for the Doomsday and led them to suicide. You can see an unwavering faith in the eyes of his followers which makes it a good cult bizarre besides other elements like reassignment of wives and weird sexual behavior. 

5. Crazy Love

IMDb – 6.9

It’s wrong to call it a love story, this crime/romance documentary of Burton and Linda Pugach, reveals a truth that is unbelievable and will leave you shocked. Weird but it’s based on a true story and depicts pathological love, possession, and maiming that justifies the truth-is-stranger-fiction category. Linda is blinded (literally) by narcissistic manipulator Burton and finally, they get married after the devastating crime of passion.

6. Voyeur

IMDb – 6.2

Voyeur will always hit the top of the list of bizarre documentaries. Besides the bizarre storyline and characters, the truth is stranger than fiction. The story is all about popular journalist Gay Talese who reports about  Gerald Foos, the owner of a Colorado motel, obsessed with spying on his guests.

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Foo can leave no stone unturned to observe his guests’ private and intimate moments and even ends up designing ceiling vents, peering down from an “observation platform” in the motel’s attic. Talese is quite a character who adds to the intriguing nature of this creepy Netflix documentary. His quest to reveal every bit of Foo’s story will keep you hooked until the end.  

7. Mommy Dead and Dearest

IMDb – 7.4

A stomach-turning bizarre story of  Gypsy Rose who is claimed to be seriously ill by her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. Gypsy grows up and kills her mother, which is an outcome of years of psychological and physical abuse. But, watching how Gypsy’s childhood, youth, and dignity was ruined by her own mother will surely boil your blood and clench your teeth. It’s a true-crime story that is stranger than fiction, disturbing, unimaginable, and bewildering. 

8. Don’t F**k With Cats

IMDb – 8.1

Another bizarre documentary that is hard to believe that it happened in real and harder to forget. A group of internet-savvy people discovers heart-wrenching videos of Luka Magnotta, who circulate videos of himself killing kittens.

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