7 Awesome Things to Watch on Netflix That Will Make You Smarter

7 Awesome Things to Watch on Netflix That Will Make You Smarter


Who doesn’t love a bit of time on the couch or in bed with Netflix on? For some, it’s a way to unwind, but what if we told you that you can actually learn and feel smarter while unwinding?

Let’s take a look at eight brilliant Netflix shows that will make feel you smarter.

1. House

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of House. This medical drama will undoubtedly have you thinking outside of the box – and the creativity seen in Doctor House’s problem solving skills is something we should all strive for. By watching the show you can become familiar with the symptoms of certain diseases, and have fun while doing it.

2. Steve Jobs: One Last Thing

Jobs has been considered to be one of the most revered entrepreneurs and designers of our time. In the PBS documentary "Steve Jobs: One Last Thing," the filmmakers trace Jobs' career and lasting legacy in technology and retail, as well as his legendary product presentations.

3. House of Cards

Learn how a bill becomes a law, and much, much more with this incredibly informative political drama.

4. The Mind of a Chef

Seriously if this isn’t a stellar opportunity for a “brainfood” pun then I don’t know what is. This show is an insightful deep dive into the mind of a chef and explores how chefs make decisions, and why they make those decisions.

5. Cosmo: A Spacetime Odyssey

There’s nothing more exciting than space and time. What’s out there? How did we get here? Where did it all begin? If this show doesn’t get your mind wandering and considering the bigger picture, then I don’t know what will! Lots of mind blowing facts, fun animations, and more.

6. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

This documentary from 2005 is a cautionary tale about the fall of Enron – the company which was at one point valued at $70 billion, to only find itself filing for bankruptcy 2001. All about fraud, financial corruption, and psychology – you'll learn about the collapse of a booming empire.

7. Freakonomics 

This film is based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. It explores the scientific and economic concepts behind behavior.

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