Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series. 88 titles were found.

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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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Women at War 1939-1945
March 29, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 91 minutes
Mothers, nurses, soldiers and deportees -- these women fought against persecution for freedom and survival amid the turbulence of World War II.
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They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief
January 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
In the early 20th century, selfless Americans from many walks of life came together to save the lives of refugees in the wake of Armenian genocide.
The Jack King Affair
January 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 52 minutes
This documentary explores a bold World War II operation in which an MI5 agent infiltrated a fascist network to intercept stolen documents.
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Twice
January 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2010 | 53 minutes
This documentary reenacts the experiences of late activist Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of both atomic bombings on Japan in 1945.
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