Netflix Social & Cultural Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix Social & Cultural Documentaries movies and series. 310 titles were found.

This Is the Life
Examine how the group of alternative hip-hop artists known as the Good Lifers started a movement and created a robust, progressive musical community.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2008 | 97 minutes
Democrats
After Zimbabwe's disputed 2008 election results, political enemies are asked to write a new constitution and save their country from a bleak future.
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June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 98 minutes
Social Fabric
Clothing designer Kyle Ng takes viewers on a series of eye-opening quests to learn about streetwear staples and fashion trends around the world.
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June 20, 2018 | Show | 2017
Breaking Free
One filmmaker’s quest to expose the human rights violations faced by India’s LGBTQ community was a project of passion seven years in the making.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 81 minutes
Cutie and the Boxer
A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores the symbiotic relationship of artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 81 minutes
Jihad: A Story of the Others
Seeking to understand what motivates jihadists in the West, Deeyah Khan speaks to Muslims who embraced -- and later renounced -- violent extremism.
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June 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 49 minutes
White Right: Meeting the Enemy
To many, white supremacists embody hate in its purest form. One filmmaker decides to look past the rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible.
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June 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 55 minutes
Terms and Conditions May Apply
Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, this timely documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age.
June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 80 minutes
He Named Me Malala
This documentary tells the story of a teenage Pakistani girl shot for her advocacy of women's education, her survival, and her continued efforts.
June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 88 minutes
Making Fun: The Story of Funko
"Pop culture purveyor" Funko started in a garage in 1998. Today its vinyl figures are beloved worldwide, and the company credits fans for its success.
May 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 99 minutes
Survivors Guide to Prison
Former inmates, officers and celebrities critique the U.S. prison system in this documentary packaged as a how-to handbook for the incarcerated.
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May 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 102 minutes
Explained
This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.
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May 23, 2018 | Show | 2018
City of God: 10 Years Later
A decade after the seminal Brazilian film "City of God," this documentary reunites some of the cast and crew to find out what paths their lives took.
May 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 68 minutes
The Carter Effect
Featuring eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, this documentary takes an in-depth look at his impact on pop culture and the Canadian basketball scene.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 60 minutes
Coffee for All
In Naples, Buenos Aires and New York, people reflect on the Neapolitan tradition of "suspended coffee" and how it changed their lives.
May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 69 minutes
Jewel's Catch One
The story of famed L.A. nightclub Catch One and owner Jewel Thais-Williams, who defied all odds and provided a safe space for black LGBT communities.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
Farewell Ferris Wheel
From the perspective of both owners and migrant workers, this visually rich documentary offers a nuanced look into the U.S. carnival industry.
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April 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 56 minutes
The Rachel Divide
Rachel Dolezal, her family and her critics reckon with the aftermath of a national debate sparked by questions about her racial identity.
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April 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 104 minutes
Mercury 13
After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight.
April 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 79 minutes
Influx
Italians in London reveal the ups and downs of immigration and touch upon their uneasiness about leaving behind their crisis-ridden homeland.
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
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Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction?
Combining combat and firearms expertise, hosts Terry Schappert and Larry Zanoff dissect Hollywood action scenes and put them to the plausibility test.
All About Love
Mysterious ghosts -- determined to reconnect with the living world -- begin to cross over and disrupt the lives of those they left behind.
Wake Up
After taking the blame for a patient death, an anesthesiologist battling psychiatric trauma fights to stay afloat in the corrupt hospital system.