Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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169 movies and series in the provocative category


Refugee
This documentary about the European refugee crisis focuses on the Alali family, who struggle with physical and emotional hardships after separation.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 23 minutes
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Dr. Feelgood
A Virginia doctor's habit of over-prescribing painkillers lands him in prison for drug dealing amidst a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
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Night Will Fall
This documentary traces the history of an infamous concentration camp film that was never completed, despite the involvement of Alfred Hitchcock.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 78 minutes
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Accidental Courtesy
This documentary follows African American musician Daryl Davis, who's been making it his mission to meet and greet racists to change their minds.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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Hitler - A Career
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
16 February 2017 | Documentaries | 1977 | 150 minutes
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Targeted
This film explores the historical roots of the gun control agenda and features interviews with legislators and activists on both sides of the debate.
2 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 67 minutes
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Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies and Cyber Attacks
This film details the hacking of the Ashley Madison "extramarital affairs" website and the fallout from the public release of its users' emails.
2 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 46 minutes
I Am Sun Mu
A North Korean propagandist who escaped to Seoul now creates satirical art about Kim Jong Il's regime and copes with repercussions of his defection.
2 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 87 minutes
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Shadow of Truth
This documentary series explores the explosive 2006 murder case of a 13-year-old Israeli girl and the subsequent conviction of a Ukrainian immigrant.
2 February 2017 | Show | 2016
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13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay
Oprah Winfrey sits down with director Ava DuVernay to discuss her Oscar-nominated film, historical cycles of oppression and the broken prison system.
26 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 36 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
Inside Job
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Learn in comprehensive, cogent detail about the pervasive and deep-rooted Wall Street corruption that led to the global economic meltdown of 2008.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 108 minutes | Watch trailer
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To Be a Miss
Explore how the media and nationalism have fueled Venezuela's passion for physical appearance and the multibillion-dollar beauty pageant industry.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
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Unreported World
Investigative reporters travel the globe to provide in-depth coverage of social and political issues largely ignored by mainstream media.
5 January 2017 | Show | 2015
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Real Life Wife Swap
Behind closed doors, no two couples are exactly the same, as revealed in this series profiling suburban swingers and their sexual customs.
5 January 2017 | Show | 2004
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Revenge Porn
This eye-opening investigation of so-called "revenge porn" shows how easily a sexually charged share can go public if it gets into the wrong hands.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 47 minutes
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Men in Rubber Masks
This documentary spotlights "female maskers," men who transform themselves into lifelike female dolls with silicone masks and bodysuits.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 47 minutes
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The Land of the Enlightened
In the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, armed bands of young boys survive by scavenging for old land mines, mining lapis lazuli and trading in opium.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
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Escorts
Get an unflinching look at two high-priced call girls who rely on the internet to find clients, and the effects of their lifestyle on their families.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 46 minutes
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
The NSU-Complex
For 13 years, the underground neo-Nazi organization NSU eluded German police while planting bombs, robbing banks and killing immigrants at random.
29 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
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David Blaine: Street Magic
Renowned magician David Blaine performs illusions and tricks up close in street performances that awe and amaze his in-person, on-the-ground audience.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 1997 | 45 minutes
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Burn
Meet the firefighters of Detroit, who battle the nation's highest arson rate in a bid to save their once-thriving city from virtual collapse.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 85 minutes
The Seventh Fire
In this documentary, a weary Ojibwe ex-con confronts his past while his driven teenage protégé aims to take local crime to a new level.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 75 minutes
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Hip-Hop Evolution
Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.
8 December 2016 | Show | 2016
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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)
This documentary home movie series reveals the lives, hopes and fears of ordinary Iraqi families before and after the 2003 start of the Iraq War.
8 December 2016 | Show | 2016
Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig
Witness the decadent rise and stunning fall of New York club kid Michael Alig, who openly bragged about killing and dismembering a rival clubgoer.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
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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
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
This documentary series offers an alternative take on modern American history, focusing on underreported events that shaped the nation's character.
21 November 2016 | Show | 2013
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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
13 November 2016 | Show | 2016
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