Netflix movies and series: Controversial

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64 movies and series in the controversial category


The Women Who Kill Lions
Experience an up-close look at the controversial passion and resulting infamy of big-game hunters Rebecca Francis and Jacine Jadresko.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 47 minutes
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AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Capturing global attention, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads a peaceful protest against an oil pipeline threatening the drinking water of millions.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 88 minutes
My Scientology Movie
After speaking with former Scientology members and being stonewalled by higher-ups, filmmaker Louis Theroux hires actors to re-create alleged events.
13 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 99 minutes
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Forever Pure
The furor over the addition of two Muslim players to the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club underscores the role of institutionalized racism in Israel.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
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Skins
Deformed, disfigured characters must find a way to deal with society shunning their differences in this darkly comic social drama
4 April 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 77 minutes
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Know Your Enemy - Japan
Though culturally insensitive by modern standards, this propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 16th century through the 1930s.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1945 | 62 minutes
Inside: Medical Marijuana
This documentary examines the world of legal marijuana and analyzes the science behind the medical properties of the world's most-used illicit drug.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Get Me Roger Stone
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 101 minutes
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
Hulk Hogan's court case against Gawker Media sheds light on wealthy, powerful figures who challenge freedom of the press in order to silence critics.
23 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 95 minutes
Icarus
An American filmmaker and cyclist unwittingly wades into a global scandal when a Russian scientist leaks shocking details of a vast doping conspiracy.
9 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 121 minutes
Chasing Coral
Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.
9 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 89 minutes
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Mother with a Gun
Learn how Shelley Rubin came to lead the Jewish Defense League and examine the organization's inner-workings, history and mission.
2 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 80 minutes
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Hostage to the Devil
Follow the eerie story of Father Malachi Martin, a disenchanted priest whose belief in demonic possession would lead him to conduct several exorcisms.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
Babies Behind Bars
Follow the emotional journeys of inmates who give birth behind bars and are permitted to stay with their newborns in a prison maternity wing.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 84 minutes
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The Woodsman
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Paroled after 12 years, a convicted pedophile returns to his hometown eager to rebuild his life, but he struggles to suppress his inner demons.
22 December 2016 | Movie | 2004 | 86 minutes
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
Personal stories reveal how the intersection of sex, technology and intimate relationships is rewiring us in fundamental ways.
15 December 2016 | Show | 2017
Goldman Sachs: The Bank That Runs the World
This documentary is a case study of the multinational tentacles of the world's biggest bank, how it started and what its power means to everyone.
21 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 71 minutes
Dowry Law
This film examines the alarming rise of dowry crime in India, where brides are increasingly at risk of being killed for their wedding gifts.
19 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2003 | 44 minutes
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Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared
This film investigates the shadowy role of the Mexican army in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping, which claimed several lives and left 43 missing.
19 September 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 98 minutes
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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
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This documentary takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has defined civil disobedience for the digital age.
7 September 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 94 minutes
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The Hard Stop
This documentary takes a big-picture look at the death of a black man killed during a 2011 arrest in Tottenham that ignited riots throughout England.
9 August 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 85 minutes
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Beginning of the Great Revival
This historical propaganda epic tells the story of the Chinese Revolution and the events leading up to the creation of the Chinese Communist Party.
9 August 2016 | Movie | 2011 | 119 minutes
Finding Home
Follow the lives of three Cambodian women who became victims of sex trafficking in their early teens, including their current struggles and successes.
9 August 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 117 minutes
(T)ERROR
This real-life look at FBI counterterrorism operations features access to both sides of a sting: the government informant and the radicalized target.
4 July 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 84 minutes | Watch trailer
Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?
This documentary presents gruesome footage of military doctors conducting an alien autopsy in 1947, which was exposed as a hoax after the show aired.
12 June 2016 | Documentaries | 1995 | 45 minutes
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Illegal
Her daughter afflicted by a rare epilepsy, Katiele tries desperately to obtain the only thing that can relieve it: a substance derived from marijuana.
6 June 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 82 minutes | Watch trailer
Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?
Skeptics and experts discuss photographs and other evidence that suggest the United States government faked NASA's moon landings for political gain.
1 June 2016 | Documentaries | 2001 | 44 minutes
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Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus Funny
In his first one-hour special, confrontational comedian Keith Robinson weighs in on politics, parenting and the perils of getting older.
2 May 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 67 minutes
The Hand That Feeds
A New York restaurant becomes a battle zone when a quiet kitchen hand rises up and tries to unionize his fellow mistreated undocumented workers.
1 April 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 83 minutes
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The Hunting Ground
This exposé tackles the disturbing epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses and school officials' efforts to cover up the crimes.
18 March 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 103 minutes | Watch trailer
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