Netflix Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix documentaries. 998 titles were found.


Untold Stories of the ER
From mystery maladies to critical injuries, emergency room doctors recount and reenact true stories of medicine performed under pressure.
25 May 2017 | Show | 2012
Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World
Experience an inside look at David Bowie's incredible influence on music, art and culture via interviews with some of the people who knew him best.
25 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 98 minutes
Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute
A blend of the royal family's intimate recollections and rarely seen home movies pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her 90th birthday.
25 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
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Colombia: Wild Magic
Showcasing the country's biodiversity, this documentary reveals the stunning vistas and native wildlife of Colombia's gorgeous but fragile ecosystem.
25 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 95 minutes
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Sinatra: To Be Frank
Explore how singer and actor Frank Sinatra became one of the biggest stars of the 20th century while remaining, in his heart, just a regular guy.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 81 minutes
Smash: Motorized Mayhem
Buckle up for a look inside a biannual school bus race in Florida, a harrowing event where carnage and collisions are most definitely encouraged.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 65 minutes
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
Many decades after artist Edith Lake Wilkinson was institutionalized and never heard from again, her great-niece sets out to understand why.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 77 minutes
Animal House
Animals across the globe reveal themselves to be natural architects and engineers in this special highlights their unique construction skills.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 52 minutes
Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise
Witness the sudden political ascent of Emmanuel Macron, who survived a bruising campaign to become the youngest president in French history.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
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City of Trees
A grassroots nonprofit faces mounting pressure as it aims to create jobs and improve Washington, D.C., parks through a special tree-planting program.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 76 minutes
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Command and Control
Chronicling a 1980 Titan II missile accident, this sobering documentary weighs the balance of power and safety involving weapons of mass destruction.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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LoveTrue
In this blend of documentary and dramatization, circumstances test notions of love held by a young stripper, a single-dad surfer and a teen musician.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 82 minutes
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National Bird
Three former military operatives offer disturbing, firsthand accounts of the deadly impact that U.S. drone warfare has had on civilians overseas.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Diving Into the Unknown
When a cave diving expedition suffers a tragic accident, four survivors defy authorities and return in secret to retrieve the bodies of their friends.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
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When the Bough Breaks
This film explores causes and treatments for postpartum depression and psychosis, focusing on real cases and fostering awareness about the disease.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 93 minutes
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words set over rare photographs and video illustrating her remarkable life.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
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Fire in the Blood
Dylan Mohan Gray examines Africa's AIDS crisis and activists' battle with pharmaceutical companies to make life-saving HIV drugs more affordable.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 83 minutes
In Defense of Food
Journalist Michael Pollan examines the industrially driven Western diet to show how it has ruined our health, then offers solutions for the future.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 115 minutes
Embrace
Activist-media sensation Taryn Brumfitt leads a crusade to shed negative body images and body shaming to create a new way of perceiving our bodies.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
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American Experience: The Big Burn
In 1910, a devastating wildfire raged through the Rockies, challenging the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and shaping fire policy for years to come.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 52 minutes
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower
The world of personal bodyguards who provide security for celebrities and politicians is explored in this documentary narrated by actor Kim Coates.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Losing Sight of Shore
This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia in support of two charities.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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Travis: A Soldier's Story
After Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills loses his limbs while serving in Afghanistan, he begins a courageous battle to rebuild his life at home.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 66 minutes
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Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi
This documentary profiles the celebrated Hindi film director known as much for his embrace of leftist politics and social concerns as lyrical cinema.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 61 minutes
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Blood on the Mountain
This historically expansive film examines the coal-mining traditions of West Virginia -- and the affiliated corporate interests that often risk lives.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 93 minutes
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Daughter of the Lake
Follow an Andean woman's fight to stop a Peruvian mining firm from evicting her from her land in order to access the gold under her precious lake.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 88 minutes
Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table
Chefs, food critics and historians share stories about pioneering female restaurateur Ella Brennan, who put the New Orleans food scene on the map.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 95 minutes
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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Police informants, journalists, supporters and detractors contribute to this documentary look at the history of the controversial Black Panther Party.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 114 minutes
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JFK: The Making of a President
Explore how John F. Kennedy's worldview was influenced by his younger years, when he endured poor health, family tragedy and a demanding father.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 43 minutes
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