The first national park in Africa occupies 3,000 square miles in eastern Congo, and is home to some of the last mountain gorillas in the world. It's a beautiful place, but an embattled one, with poachers, fighting soldiers, and oil companies trampling its expansive landscapes.

Virunga, a gripping documentary about the endangered national park and the rangers who are willing to die to protect it, has been available on the streaming service since November after entering the festival circuit last year. It's gaining so much recognition that it may be Netflix's next shot at an Oscar for Best Documentary. Last year, The Square didn't win, but it did prove that the Academy was willing to seriously consider films created by streaming services. [Netflix]

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