An overview of all 956 Netflix documentaries.
Heartbreak, hope and nostalgia collide in this complex portrait of Lampedusa, a Mediterranean island where thousands of migrants land each year.
Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi turns his eye to his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome's giant ring road.
The cast and crew of the 1981 Broadway musical "Merrily We Roll Along" recall joy and heartbreak during the production of a surefire hit that wasn't.
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
This documentary delves into the history and current state of reproductive innovations and offers insights into the future of the human genome.
Scientists and animal keepers fight to save an orphaned baby elephant at a rescue camp in Botswana while struggling to defend its entire species.
A documentary filmmaker turns the lens on her dysfunctional relationship with her mother in an effort to heal the wounds of their troubled past.
This documentary reveals how social media saturation and fervid street protests gave way to the 2011 ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
This documentary examines the world of legal marijuana and analyzes the science behind the medical properties of the world's most-used illicit drug.
Johnny Fratto, son of Al Capone associate Louis Fratto, deconstructs the most famous mob murder in Chicago's history with help from local experts.
This documentary about the European refugee crisis focuses on the Alali family, who struggle with physical and emotional hardships after separation.
This documentary charts 20 years of the French national soccer team, Les Bleus, whose ups and downs have mirrored those of French society.
Explore the World War I Gallipoli battle through dramatic reenactments, 3D animation and interviews with noted experts in this meticulous docudrama.
Take a trip and witness the rise and fall of Tim Scully and Nicholas Sand, improbable pioneers of the drug counterculture during the 1960s.
His hilltop farm in Vermont may be bucolic, but making ends meet is a backbreaking challenge for grizzled, hard-drinking organic farmer Peter Dunning.
Dive into the colorful world of Jimmy Buffett's most dedicated fans, who follow the singer from concert to concert and chill out along the way.
A team of engineers faces what seems like a nearly impossible challenge: saving a historic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse by moving it 134 feet inland.
In Africa, the Yukon and Yellowstone National Park, efforts are underway to provide safe passage between habitats for roaming or migrating wildlife.
With dreams of becoming an elephant driver like her father, Chandani takes responsibility for a young calf named Kandula and learns the ropes from a kindly ranger. But most people aren't prepared to accept a girl working in a man's profession.
Using 3-D printing and the aesthetics of sculpture and painting, artist Gary Staab creates an exact replica of Ötzi, a 5,000-year-old mummified human.
This film follows age-defying pro and amateur senior athletes, including golfer Gary Player and boxer Ann Schranz, as they train for competition.
Shark experts analyze the changing behavior patterns behind rising shark attacks and increasing numbers of predators in waters frequented by humans.
A courageous young transgender Christian seeks acceptance from his community and church in this documentary set in America's Bible Belt.
A Virginia doctor's habit of over-prescribing painkillers lands him in prison for drug dealing amidst a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.
This documentary recounts efforts by England's elite to deny power to royal consort Prince Philip due to his German roots and ambitious family.
Construction workers drill 26 miles of new subway tunnels in the London Underground without disrupting train service or damaging historic buildings.
Chef Rick Bayless, farmers and others discuss the history leading to the sustainable food movement and how it could change what we eat in the future.
This documentary profiles eccentric publicist Danny Fields, who helped launch the careers of innovative new artists who would become musical icons.
In the spring of 1943, Allied forces launch two audacious missions to destroy a secret Nazi complex of heavy guns concealed in northern France.
Scientists are using archaeological and cultural findings to map humans' exodus from Africa and identify the adaptive skills required for the journey.