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An overview of all 981 Netflix documentaries.


Banking on Bitcoin
Featuring interviews with enthusiasts and experts, this documentary covers Bitcoin's roots, its future and the technology that makes it tick.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 83 minutes
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All These Sleepless Nights
Art school classmates Kris and Michal roam the streets of Warsaw on a beat-fueled quest for self-discovery and beautiful decadence.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 103 minutes
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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Combining archive footage with present-day interviews, this documentary explores how Apollo's mission control helped change the course of history.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 99 minutes
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Barbecue
A blend of cultural nuance and mesmerizing techniques adds flavor to this globe-hopping celebration of cooking, tradition and community.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 101 minutes
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Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
Take an in-depth look at the life and talent of the trailblazing musician who conquered racial barriers to leave an indelible mark on the jazz world.
10 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 93 minutes
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Flatball: A History of Ultimate
This film chronicles four decades of Ultimate Frisbee history and the fierce New York team that helped put the game on the international sports map.
10 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
The Women Who Kill Lions
Experience an up-close look at the controversial passion and resulting infamy of big-game hunters Rebecca Francis and Jacine Jadresko.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 47 minutes
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The Truth About Alcohol
Emergency room doctor Javid Abdelmoneim endeavors to learn the truth about alcohol, both its benefits and risks, by exploring the science of drinking.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 58 minutes
AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Capturing global attention, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads a peaceful protest against an oil pipeline threatening the drinking water of millions.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 88 minutes
Cop Watchers
Explore the stories of the citizens who seek to deter police brutality by observing and videotaping arrests made by the New York Police Department.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 45 minutes
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The Bomb
Form, montage and mesmerizing kinetics propel this experimental meditation on the destructive power of the nuclear bomb, featuring music by The Acid.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 59 minutes
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Karl Marx City
A documentarian returns to her formerly East German hometown to investigate her father's suicide and whether he collaborated with the secret police.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
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Diana: 7 Days That Shook the World
This illuminating documentary examines the aftermath of Princess Diana’s tragic death and the tense, dramatic week leading up to her funeral.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 93 minutes
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I Called Him Morgan
Decades after her release from prison for the shooting death of her jazz musician husband Lee, Helen Morgan reflects on his legacy and their lives.
27 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Imba Means Sing
Experience the hopes, dreams and challenges of three Ugandan children who travel around the world with the African Children's Choir.
20 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 74 minutes
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
Witness obsessive CrossFit athletes compete for the title of Fittest Person on Earth and explore the sport's history and explosive popularity.
20 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 115 minutes
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My Scientology Movie
After speaking with former Scientology members and being stonewalled by higher-ups, filmmaker Louis Theroux hires actors to re-create alleged events.
13 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 99 minutes
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Sea Nomads
Two brothers embark on a 13-month surfing and camping road trip from L.A. to Buenos Aires, encountering a diverse array of people and cultures.
13 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 60 minutes
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Vegas Baby
A Las Vegas doctor's controversial online contest sees anxious entrants vie for free in vitro fertilization, a procedure rarely covered by insurance.
13 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 77 minutes
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Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story
Explore the life and times of Stan Romanek, who found himself in the middle of one of history's most intriguing stories of extraterrestrial contact.
13 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 105 minutes
Keep Quiet
Once a prominent anti-Semitic politician in Hungary, Csanád Szegedi undergoes a dramatic change in worldview after learning of his Jewish heritage.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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Footprints: The Path of Your Life
This documentary follows 10 men who agree to walk the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile, 40-day trek that will challenge their strength and faith.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 89 minutes
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The House on Coco Road
This film chronicles the journey of Fannie Haughton, an Oakland activist who fled to Grenada with her family just prior to the U.S. invasion in 1983.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
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Given
A surfing adventure across 15 countries gives a young boy from Kauai an opportunity to widen his horizons and gain a deeper understanding of life.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
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American Anarchist
This documentary profiles William Powell, who wrote the "The Anarchist Cookbook" in the early 1970s and spent his later life regretting his actions.
29 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 80 minutes
The Russian Revolution
Starting in 1881, this film describes how the personal battle between the royal Romanovs and Lenin's Ulyanov family led to the Russian Revolution.
22 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 47 minutes
Who Killed Pablo Escobar?
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Compelling new evidence drives this examination of the drug kingpin's death, including possible involvement of the Colombian and U.S. governments.
22 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 45 minutes
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What the Health
Through interviews with farmers, doctors and other experts, this film highlights the health dangers of the profit-fueled, modern industrialized diet.
22 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 92 minutes
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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
World-renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin is profiled in this vivid documentary that mixes rehearsal footage with insights about his influence.
15 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 101 minutes
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Disturbing the Peace
This documentary follows former Palestinian and Israeli soldiers, tired of endless war, who form a group advocating peace through nonviolent action.
8 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
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