Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series. 125 titles were found.

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Secrets of the Neanderthals
May 3, 2024 | Documentaries | 2024 | 80 minutes
This documentary delves into the mysteries surrounding the Neanderthals and what their fossil record tells us about their lives and disappearance.
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Testament: The Story of Moses
March 28, 2024 | Show | 2024
This illuminating docudrama series chronicles Moses' remarkable life as a prince, prophet and more with insights from theologians and historians.
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Turning Point: The Bomb and the Cold War
March 19, 2024 | Show | 2024
With firsthand accounts and access to prominent figures around the world, this comprehensive docuseries explores the Cold War and its aftermath.
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ARA San Juan: The Submarine that Disappeared
March 8, 2024 | Show | 2024
Interviews with experts and relatives fuel this investigative docuseries about the tragic 2017 disappearance of a military submarine that shook the world.
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The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth
March 6, 2024 | Show | 2024
Featuring new revelations and unprecedented access, this docuseries digs into the disappearance of 25-year-old Sheena Bora and the shocking aftermath.
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Einstein and the Bomb
February 17, 2024 | Documentaries | 2024 | 76 minutes
What happened after Einstein fled Nazi Germany? Using archival footage and his own words, this docudrama dives into the mind of a tortured genius.
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Alexander: The Making of a God
February 1, 2024 | Show | 2024
Expert interviews and gripping reenactments combine to reveal the extraordinary life of Alexander the Great and his burning desire to conquer the world.
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Curry & Cyanide - The Jolly Joseph Case
December 23, 2023 | Documentaries | 2023 | 98 minutes
This true-crime documentary investigates six shocking deaths in the same family and the woman at the center of the unbelievable case: Jolly Joseph.
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World War II: From the Frontlines
December 9, 2023 | Show | 2023
Through vividly enhanced archival footage and voices from all sides of the conflict, this docuseries brings WWII to life like never before.
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Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre
November 16, 2023 | Documentaries | 2023 | 11 minutes
Guillermo del Toro, Rian Johnson and other film luminaries look back at LA's historic Egyptian Theatre as it returns to its former movie palace glory.
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Cyberbunker: The Criminal Underworld
November 9, 2023 | Documentaries | 2023 | 101 minutes
This documentary reveals how a group of hackers powered the darkest corners of the internet from a Cold War-era bunker in a quiet German tourist town.
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Mysteries of the Faith
November 6, 2023 | Show | 2023
Believed to hold miraculous powers, sacred treasures are kept under lock and key. Uncover the history — and mystery — behind these Catholic relics.
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Who Killed Jill Dando?
September 27, 2023 | Show | 2023
Revisit the shocking 1999 murder of beloved TV presenter Jill Dando, which continues to mystify experts and the public, in this in-depth documentary.
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Spy Ops
September 11, 2023 | Show | 2023
Intelligence operatives from MI6 to the CIA share insider stories of spy craft, Cold War campaigns, and coups carried out by covert agents.
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Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop
August 10, 2023 | Show | 2023
Rappers, writers and experts detail the influence of women on hip-hop music and culture in this docuseries honoring the trailblazers and game-changers.
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The Hunt for Veerappan
August 5, 2023 | Show | 2023
This docuseries follows the rise and fall of Veerappan, a dreaded smuggler whose bloody reign sparked a 20-year-long manhunt in south India.
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Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate
June 29, 2023 | Documentaries | 2023 | 92 minutes
A glittery nightclub in 1920s Berlin becomes a haven for the queer community in this documentary exploring the freedoms lost amid Hitler’s rise to power.
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American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing
April 13, 2023 | Show | 2023
Archive footage, chilling reenactments and exclusive interviews shed new light on a tragedy — and two brothers — that suspended a city in terror.
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Waco: American Apocalypse
March 23, 2023 | Show | 2023
This docuseries includes never-before-seen material from the infamous 51-day standoff between federal agents and a heavily armed religious group in 1993.
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The Last Days
February 25, 2023 | Documentaries | 1998 | 87 minutes
This Oscar-winning documentary recounts the harrowing stories of five Hungarian Jews who endured the horrors of the Holocaust and Hitler's reign.
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