Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Historical Documentaries movies and series. 98 titles were found.

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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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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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Kaake Da Viyah
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Rust Valley Restorers
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