Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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161 movies and series in the provocative category


Shadow Trade
This harrowing documentary sheds light on a largely mysterious practice occurring in the criminal underworld of Thailand: the illegal dog meat trade.
12 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 50 minutes
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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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Religulous
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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
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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My Way
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi opens up about his life, including his sex scandals, corruption trials, and friendship with Putin.
13 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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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
Pervert Park
This documentary reveals the broken lives of sex offenders at a Florida justice system trailer park that attempts to reintegrate them into society.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 78 minutes
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How to Poison a Spy
Newly released footage and access to his inner circle shed light on the 2006 murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy living in London.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2007 | 26 minutes
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When Two Worlds Collide
This documentary takes a hard look at how indigenous peoples clashed violently with the Peruvian government over land and economics in the Amazon.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 102 minutes
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Hooligan Sparrow
Indomitable activist Ye Haiyan faces increasingly hostile government harassment as she exposes the case of six schoolgirls raped by their headmaster.
19 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
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James Patterson's Murder of a Small Town
Best-selling novelist James Patterson wrote and narrated this film examining the tragic decline of two communities near West Palm Beach, Florida.
19 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 58 minutes
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Property to Die For
This film looks at the perils of the Moscow real estate market, where homeowners are victimized by a system riddled with greed, fraud and corruption.
7 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2005 | 48 minutes
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The Witness
In this documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder.
7 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 89 minutes | Watch trailer
Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks whether science can replace religion in helping us understand death, right vs. wrong and life's meaning.
7 October 2016 | Show | 2012
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Space Race
From World War II's end to 1969's moon landing, the U.S. and Soviet Union compete to be the first to put a human in space in this dramatic retelling.
7 October 2016 | Show | 2005
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