Netflix Social & Cultural Docs movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Social & Cultural Docs movies and series. 104 titles were found.

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Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
May 13, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 85 minutes
Explore hallucinogenic highs and lows as celebrities share funny, mind-blowing tales via animations, reenactments and more in this documentary.
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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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Becoming
May 8, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 89 minutes
Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with "Becoming."
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A Secret Love
April 29, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 82 minutes
Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.
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Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story
April 29, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 97 minutes
After 16-year-old Cyntoia Brown is sentenced to life in prison, questions about her past, physiology and the law itself call her guilt into question.
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Coronavirus, Explained
April 27, 2020 | Show | 2020
In 2020, the world changed. This topical series examines the coronavirus pandemic, the efforts to combat it and ways to manage its mental health toll.
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The Innocence Files
April 17, 2020 | Show | 2020
The Innocence Project unravels missteps and deceit in a series of wrongful convictions, exposing the injustice inflicted on victims and the accused.
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LA Originals
April 10, 2020 | Movie | 2020 | 92 minutes
Photographer Estevan Oriol and artist Mister Cartoon turned their Chicano roots into gritty art, impacting street culture, hip hop and beyond.
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How to Fix a Drug Scandal
April 3, 2020 | Show | 2020
Two drug lab chemists' shocking crimes cripple a state's judicial system and blur the lines of justice for lawyers, officials and thousands of inmates.
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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
March 27, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 108 minutes
A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
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There's Something in the Water
March 27, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 71 minutes
This documentary spotlights the struggle of minority communities in Nova Scotia as they fight officials over the lethal effects of industrial waste.
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Ken Burns Presents: College Behind Bars: A Film by Lynn Novick and Produced by Sarah Botstein
March 15, 2020 | Show | 2019
This docuseries follows several incarcerated people as they pursue a college degree through the Bard Prison Initiative, a rigorous education program.
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100 Humans
March 13, 2020 | Show | 2020
One hundred hardy souls from diverse backgrounds participate in playful experiments exploring age, sex, happiness and other aspects of being human.
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The Animal People
March 13, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 96 minutes
Animal rights protesters trying to shut down a facility that conducts animal testing are labeled terrorists by big business and law enforcement.
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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
March 6, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 115 minutes
Unpack the mythology of Miles Davis and learn the true story of a jazz legend with never-before-seen footage and celebrity interviews.
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The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
February 27, 2020 | Show | 2020
A boy’s brutal murder and the public trials of his guardians and social workers prompt questions about the system’s protection of vulnerable children.
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Babies
February 21, 2020 | Show | 2020
From nature to nurture, this docuseries explores the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.
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She Did That
February 17, 2020 | Movie | 2019 | 70 minutes
Go inside the lives of extraordinary, black female entrepreneurs as they discuss building legacies and pioneering a new future for the next generation.
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Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story
February 17, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 105 minutes
This documentary profiles a defiant driver who challenged racial barriers in American auto racing, becoming the first black man to race in the Indy 500.
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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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