Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series. 91 titles were found.

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The Unknown Known
February 24, 2019 | Documentaries | 2013 | 102 minutes
Donald Rumsfeld reviews his long political career, from his time in Congress to serving as secretary of defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.
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Auschwitz: Blueprints of Genocide
February 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 1994 | 48 minutes
Newly released KGB files expose evidence proving how architects and engineers conspired with the Nazis to build a camp designed for genocide.
Camp X
February 7, 2019 | Show | 2014
Established during World War II, North America's first secret agent training school -- known as Camp X -- paved the way for present-day espionage.
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Invisible Essence: The Little Prince
January 30, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 91 minutes
Artists and writers delve into the heart of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless fable, which captured the imagination of children and adults worldwide.
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Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
December 23, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 105 minutes
Artists in LA discover the work of forgotten Polish sculptor Stanislav Szukalski, a mad genius whose true story unfolds chapter by astounding chapter.
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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai
November 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 136 minutes
Through interviews with locals, this documentary investigates the triggers and outcomes of the 2013 communal riots in the heart of Uttar Pradesh.
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ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black
November 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 58 minutes
This documentary chronicles Johnny Cash's 1970 visit to the White House, where Cash's emerging ideals clashed with Richard Nixon's policies.
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Empire Games
October 5, 2018 | Show | 2018
Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world's greatest ancient empires.
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Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
October 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 93 minutes
From heyday to curtain call, this documentary offers a rare glimpse of the legendary Monty Python troupe as it stages live shows after a long hiatus.
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The Perfect Day
September 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 93 minutes
French soccer fans, celebrities and athletes retrace the exhilarating events of July 12, 1998, as France earned a historic win in the World Cup final.
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How to Win the US Presidency
September 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 50 minutes
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the influence of money, religion and even ancient Rome on presidential campaigns.
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Hank: Five Years from the Brink
July 18, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 86 minutes
From Joe Berlinger, director of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy, comes this documentary about controversial former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
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Chuck Norris vs. Communism
July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 80 minutes
This documentary looks back on Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's ban of Western media and how an influx of bootlegged films changed the country.
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Amelia: A Tale of Two Sisters
July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 43 minutes
Eight decades after her disappearance, Amelia Earhart's incredible accomplishments are still celebrated, thanks in large part to her sister Muriel.
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Extreme Adventure Emergencies
July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2003 | 47 minutes
Witness the treacherous obstacles that adventurers have encountered on a trans-Atlantic balloon flight, a solo mission to the North Pole and more.
NOVA: The Nuclear Option
July 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 53 minutes
Five years after the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, a new generation of nuclear engineers grapples with the future of this controversial power source.
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NOVA: Arctic Ghost Ship
July 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 53 minutes
Sir John Franklin's search for the Northwest Passage ended in tragedy in 1848. In 2014, a team of scientists sets out to find one of his lost ships.
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
May 31, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 88 minutes
An unearthed audio interview of Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr reveals a woman with brains as well as beauty, who was the first to patent frequency hopping.
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American Experience: The Battle of Chosin
May 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
Months into the Korean War, U.S. troops at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir engaged in a bloody winter battle that would change the conflict's course.
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Birth of a Movement
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 54 minutes
In 1915, newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter mobilized against a lauded racist epic, becoming a forerunner of the civil rights movement to follow.
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