Netflix movies and series: Controversial

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72 movies and series in the controversial category


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 Jihadis Next Door
This documentary provides a firsthand look at Islamic State supporters in Britain, including a man suspected of committing murder on behalf of IS.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 46 minutes
Religulous
3.80
Politically provocative talk show host Bill Maher skewers the current state of organized religion in this hot-button documentary.
29 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2008 | 101 minutes
Requiem for a Dream
3.95
A widow's growing dependence on amphetamines and a self-help television show parallels the struggles of her junkie son and his girlfriend and friend.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2000 | 101 minutes
Hard Candy
3.50
Suspecting that the older man she's been chatting with online is a pedophile, 14-year-old Haley plans to meet him in person and teach him a lesson.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2005 | 99 minutes
The Woodsman
3.35
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
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
4.00
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
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
3.60
Zack and Miri make and star in an adult film to bring in easy money. But their unspoken feelings for each other might threaten the whole enterprise.
9 August 2016 | Movie | 2008 | 101 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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Inshallah, Kashmir
This controversial documentary examines the two-decades-long civil strife in Kashmir between insurgents, native Hindus and the Indian government.
1 February 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 80 minutes
Cartel Land
This documentary offers an up-close look at two vigilante groups that have formed in Mexico in response to the increasing dominance of drug cartels.
19 January 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 100 minutes | Watch trailer
In the Basement
3.50
Cameras capture intimate interviews with seemingly unremarkable homeowners, revealing surprising obsessions, fetishes and private predilections.
13 January 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 85 minutes
Inshallah football
This documentary chronicles the story of a young soccer player in Kashmir whose dream of attending an elite academy is stymied by his father's past.
5 January 2016 | Documentaries | 2010 | 82 minutes
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Friday Night Tykes
3.50
This docuseries dives into the cutthroat world of Texas youth football, where kids face grueling demands and pressure from coaches and parents to win.
5 January 2016 | Show | 2015
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Tyke Elephant Outlaw
4.00
This documentary recounts a 1994 incident in Honolulu in which a circus elephant attacked and killed its trainer, then ran loose on the city streets.
4 December 2015 | Documentaries | 2015 | 78 minutes | Watch trailer
Super Size Me
3.50
Director Morgan Spurlock takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body, using himself as a guinea pig.
1 December 2015 | Documentaries | 2004 | 99 minutes
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The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence
1.50
A sadistic prison warden fed up with riots and overcrowding turns to a gruesome solution: stitching the inmates together.
27 October 2015 | Movie | 2015 | 102 minutes
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