Netflix documentaries

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An overview of all 956 Netflix documentaries.


Fire at Sea
Heartbreak, hope and nostalgia collide in this complex portrait of Lampedusa, a Mediterranean island where thousands of migrants land each year.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
Sacro GRA
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.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 91 minutes
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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
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.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
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Notes on Blindness
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
Future Baby
This documentary delves into the history and current state of reproductive innovations and offers insights into the future of the human genome.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 88 minutes
Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
Scientists and animal keepers fight to save an orphaned baby elephant at a rescue camp in Botswana while struggling to defend its entire species.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
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Look at Us Now, Mother!
A documentary filmmaker turns the lens on her dysfunctional relationship with her mother in an effort to heal the wounds of their troubled past.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 83 minutes
Inside the Muslim Brotherhood
This documentary reveals how social media saturation and fervid street protests gave way to the 2011 ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
Inside: Medical Marijuana
This documentary examines the world of legal marijuana and analyzes the science behind the medical properties of the world's most-used illicit drug.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Inside the Mob's Bloody Valentine
Johnny Fratto, son of Al Capone associate Louis Fratto, deconstructs the most famous mob murder in Chicago's history with help from local experts.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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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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Les Bleus - Une autre histoire de France, 1996-2016
This documentary charts 20 years of the French national soccer team, Les Bleus, whose ups and downs have mirrored those of French society.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 103 minutes
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Gallipoli
Explore the World War I Gallipoli battle through dramatic reenactments, 3D animation and interviews with noted experts in this meticulous docudrama.
14 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2006 | 118 minutes
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The Sunshine Makers
Take a trip and witness the rise and fall of Tim Scully and Nicholas Sand, improbable pioneers of the drug counterculture during the 1960s.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 90 minutes
Peter and the Farm
His hilltop farm in Vermont may be bucolic, but making ends meet is a backbreaking challenge for grizzled, hard-drinking organic farmer Peter Dunning.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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Parrot Heads
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.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
Operation Lighthouse Rescue
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.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
Wild Ways
In Africa, the Yukon and Yellowstone National Park, efforts are underway to provide safe passage between habitats for roaming or migrating wildlife.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 52 minutes
Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer
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.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 86 minutes
Iceman Reborn
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.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
Impossible Dreamers
This film follows age-defying pro and amateur senior athletes, including golfer Gary Player and boxer Ann Schranz, as they train for competition.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
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Why Sharks Attack
Shark experts analyze the changing behavior patterns behind rising shark attacks and increasing numbers of predators in waters frequented by humans.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 53 minutes
Deep Run
A courageous young transgender Christian seeks acceptance from his community and church in this documentary set in America's Bible Belt.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 74 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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Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
This documentary recounts efforts by England's elite to deny power to royal consort Prince Philip due to his German roots and ambitious family.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 47 minutes
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Super Tunnel
Construction workers drill 26 miles of new subway tunnels in the London Underground without disrupting train service or damaging historic buildings.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
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Sustainable
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.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
Danny Says
This documentary profiles eccentric publicist Danny Fields, who helped launch the careers of innovative new artists who would become musical icons.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 103 minutes
NOVA: Bombing Hitler's Supergun
In the spring of 1943, Allied forces launch two audacious missions to destroy a secret Nazi complex of heavy guns concealed in northern France.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
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Great Human Odyssey
Scientists are using archaeological and cultural findings to map humans' exodus from Africa and identify the adaptive skills required for the journey.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
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