Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series. 63 titles were found.

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Trial By Media
May 13, 2020 | Show | 2020
In this true crime docuseries, some of the most dramatic trials of all time are examined with an emphasis on how the media may have impacted verdicts.
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A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story
March 20, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 92 minutes
Juan Manuel Fangio was the Formula One king, winning five world championships in the early 1950s — before protective gear or safety features were used.
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Who Killed Malcolm X?
February 17, 2020 | Show | 2020
Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, an activist embarks on a complex mission seeking truth in the name of justice.
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Rise of Empires: Ottoman
January 31, 2020 | Show | 2020
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
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Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President, and the Spy
January 2, 2020 | Show | 2020
This docuseries details the suspicious death of Alberto Nisman, investigator of the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building.
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Greatest Events of WWII in Colour
November 11, 2019 | Show | 2019
From the attack on Pearl Harbor to D-Day, the most pivotal events of World War II come to life in this vivid docuseries featuring colorized footage.
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Spitfire: The Plane that Saved the World
November 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 95 minutes
In this epic documentary, last-surviving veterans trace the history of a legendary fighter aircraft that dominated the air during the Battle of Britain.
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Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation
August 14, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 97 minutes
For the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock festival, organizers and attendees reminisce about one of the defining moments of the 1960s.
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The Last Czars
July 10, 2019 | Show | 2019
When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.
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The Accountant of Auschwitz
July 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 78 minutes
Decades after WWII, a former SS officer stands trial in his native Germany after being charged for his complicity in the murder of Jews at Auschwitz.
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NOVA: First Face of America
July 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 53 minutes
During risky expeditions in an underwater cave, scientists unearth a 13,000-year-old skeleton to gain insight into the earliest known humans in America.
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Rubaru Roshni
June 27, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 108 minutes
After the brutal murders of their loved ones, three individuals share how they healed through forgiveness in this documentary presented by Aamir Khan.
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Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
June 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 82 minutes
A gripping profile of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials whose lifelong desire for justice altered the rule of law.
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American Experience: The Circus
May 3, 2019 | Show | 2018
An exploration of the American circus, as the spectacle evolved from a one-ring show to a cultural event and eventually, a dying breed.
American Experience: The Island Murder
May 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 52 minutes
In 1931, a young Navy wife tore apart Hawaii on racial lines after claiming she was raped by a gang of nonwhite islanders.
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ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads
April 27, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 48 minutes
Cloaked in mystery, bluesman Robert Johnson left his mark on American music. Now family, critics and famous fans look for the real man behind the music.
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The Mayo Clinic
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 115 minutes
A look at how a world-renowned medical institution prioritizes patients' needs and has adapted to healthcare's evolving demands for over 150 years.
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Jesus: Countdown to Calvary
April 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 53 minutes
Host Hugh Bonneville traces Jesus' last days to learn how the execution of an itinerant Jewish preacher had an immense impact on society.
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American Masters: Ted Williams
April 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 54 minutes
Baseball legend Ted Williams fights to become the greatest hitter of all time as he battles family, teammates, the press and even the fans.
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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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