Netflix Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix documentaries. 988 titles were found.


The Scroll: Transformation
Spiritual leaders and notable members of the faith-based community share inspiration and discuss how faith can guide people through challenging times.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 71 minutes
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The Student Body
In this documentary, a determined student embraces persistence as she challenges officials on the dubious conducting of BMI tests in high schools.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 85 minutes
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Don't Look Down
Aided by dramatic reconstructions and archive footage, Sir Richard Branson recounts his daring attempts to break hot air balloon records.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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Shout Gladi Gladi
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A former nurse in Africa works to eliminate fistula, a condition caused by obstructed labor that carries both physical and social consequences.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 79 minutes
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El fin de ETA
This documentary chronicles the decade-long process that led to the end of the ETA, a Basque separatist group that operated for more than 50 years.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 106 minutes
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The Barefoot Artist
Artist Lily Yeh is profiled in this documentary that follows the septuagenarian as she creates community-based art projects in troubled regions.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 82 minutes
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After the Spill
Activists and citizens of Louisiana speak out about the ongoing, devastating effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and unchecked coastal erosion.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 62 minutes
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Just Like Us
Laid-back Egyptian-American comic Ahmed Ahmed breaks down the "Arabic concept," Swingers style, in this film tour through the Middle East.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 71 minutes
American Experience: Ruby Ridge
A botched attempt to arrest a white supremacist in Idaho results in a gun battle, a standoff and three deaths that galvanize public opinion in 1992.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 53 minutes
A Plastic Ocean
When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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The Seven Five
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This riveting film examines the case of Mike Dowd, a corrupt Brooklyn cop who became dirtier than the drug dealers he was supposed to be policing.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 103 minutes
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Radical: the Controversial Saga of Dada Figueiredo
This film chronicles the career of surfer Dadá Figueiredo, whose stormy personal life upended his status as a trendsetting '70s sports hero.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 71 minutes
Strike a Pose
A quarter-century later, this documentary relocates the male dancers who backed Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour, as seen in "Truth or Dare."
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 85 minutes
Osama Bin Laden: Up Close and Personal
Four years after a Navy SEAL team killed Osama Bin Laden in a raid on his compound, his correspondence sheds new light on his mindset and final years.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 45 minutes
Newtown
This intimate portrait sheds light on the trauma experienced and strength displayed by those affected by the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
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Dog by Dog
This film exposes the financial connections among America's unregulated, disreputable puppy mills, big agriculture and Washington's political elite.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 86 minutes
The Bad Kids
In this documentary, teachers at a Mojave Desert high school adhere to a belief that compassion and life skills can profoundly help at-risk students.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 101 minutes
Tower
Combining archival footage, animation and interviews, this innovative film explores the 1966 mass shooting from the University of Texas's clock tower.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 82 minutes
Born to Be Free
Casting a light on the mistreatment of sea mammals, this documentary follows the plight of 18 Beluga whales kept in captivity for years.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
Salero
One of the last traditional salt gatherers of Bolivia's great salt flats faces modernization when the country connects his home to the outside world.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 75 minutes
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Pet Fooled
With commentary by two prominent veterinarians, this film looks at the unregulated pet food industry and its negative impact on animals' health.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 70 minutes
Peninsula Mitre
This film documents the Azulay brothers' grueling 53-day hike to Argentina's Cape San Diego, where they hope to surf untried, world-class waves.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
The Pearl of Africa
In this intimate documentary, Ugandan transgender woman Cleopatra Kambugu struggles and prevails as she lives in an actively transphobic environment.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras
A family of Parsi musicians collectively works for over 60 years scoring the orchestral soundtracks for some of Bollywood's most memorable films.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
Humano
Combining live footage and animation, this documentary follows a young man's existential quest to the Andean mountains in search of enlightenment.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 87 minutes
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Generation Startup
This film tracks six young Detroit entrepreneurs over 17 months as they struggle to make their business dreams into successful startup realities.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Hiroshima: The Real History
This detailed examination of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing includes the prelude to and aftermath of history's controversial first use of atomic weapons.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 94 minutes
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Celluloid Man
This documentary chronicles the philosophy and life's work of archivist P.K. Nair, who made a mission of preserving Indian cinema’s rich history.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 156 minutes
Silicon Cowboys
This documentary tells the story of Compaq Computer and its three founders, who in 1982, took on Goliath IBM at the height of its PC dominance.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 76 minutes
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Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul
From his star turn at Woodstock to his battles with addiction, this film chronicles the stormy life and unique talent of soulful singer Joe Cocker.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
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The Scroll: Transformation
Spiritual leaders and notable members of the faith-based community share inspiration and discuss how faith can guide people through challenging times.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 71 minutes
The Student Body
In this documentary, a determined student embraces persistence as she challenges officials on the dubious conducting of BMI tests in high schools.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 85 minutes
La Troca del Moño Negro
After a drug lord barely survives an attempted assassination by a rival, it's up to his son to prove himself and show the rival's gang who's boss.
20 April 2017 | Movie | 2009 | 98 minutes
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