Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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173 movies and series in the provocative category


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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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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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
Harry Benson: Shoot First
This film chronicles the career of photographer Harry Benson, who earned global renown with his candid shots of the Beatles and other celebrities.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
El fin de ETA
This documentary chronicles the decade-long process that led to the end of the ETA, a Basque separatist group that operated for more than 50 years.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 106 minutes
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A Plastic Ocean
When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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The Bad Kids
In this documentary, teachers at a Mojave Desert high school adhere to a belief that compassion and life skills can profoundly help at-risk students.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 101 minutes
Nazi Concentration Camps
Shocking footage shows Nazi concentration camps after liberation, including Buchenwald and Ohrdruf, where Gen. Eisenhower ordered local Nazis to tour.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1945 | 58 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
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
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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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
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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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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Casting JonBenet
Local actors from JonBenet Ramsey's hometown offer multiple perspectives on her 1996 murder as they vie to play roles in a dramatization of the case.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 80 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
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