Netflix movies and series: Controversial

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66 movies and series in the controversial category


The Legend of 420
2.30
This documentary explores the growing trend of marijuana decriminalization in the U.S. and the use of cannabis in medicine, art, fine dining and more.
7 December 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
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Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This?
4.20
Sharp-witted comic Bill Burr offers his unique take on subjects ranging from relationships and Hollywood to race relations and political correctness.
30 November 2017 | Movie | 2008 | 54 minutes
9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracies
Fifteen years after 9/11, this documentary looks into the theories surrounding the attack and investigates whether information is being withheld.
9 November 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 46 minutes
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Why Knot
2.50
Pressured by his traditional family to marry, a filmmaker explores the idea of monogamy and the possibility of lifelong union without sexual fidelity.
19 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
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Rocco
3.00
Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi is showcased in this documentary that shadows the legendary performer during his final year in front of the camera.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 102 minutes
Behind
3.00
After a documentary about the Japanese whaling industry garnered international attention, an amateur filmmaker decides to tell the rest of the story.
31 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 105 minutes
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Unacknowledged
3.30
Noted UFO expert Dr. Steven Greer interviews witnesses and presents classified documents concerning the existence of extraterrestrials.
24 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 103 minutes
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The Women Who Kill Lions
1.98
Experience an up-close look at the controversial passion and resulting infamy of big-game hunters Rebecca Francis and Jacine Jadresko.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 47 minutes
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My Scientology Movie
3.35
After speaking with former Scientology members and being stonewalled by higher-ups, filmmaker Louis Theroux hires actors to re-create alleged events.
13 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 99 minutes
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Forever Pure
3.50
The furor over the addition of two Muslim players to the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club underscores the role of institutionalized racism in Israel.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
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Skins
3.25
Deformed, disfigured characters must find a way to deal with society shunning their differences in this darkly comic social drama
4 April 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 77 minutes
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Know Your Enemy - Japan
2.86
Though culturally insensitive by modern standards, this propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 16th century through the 1930s.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1945 | 62 minutes
Inside: Medical Marijuana
This documentary examines the world of legal marijuana and analyzes the science behind the medical properties of the world's most-used illicit drug.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Get Me Roger Stone
3.83
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 101 minutes
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
3.02
Hulk Hogan's court case against Gawker Media sheds light on wealthy, powerful figures who challenge freedom of the press in order to silence critics.
23 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 95 minutes
Icarus
3.06
An American filmmaker and cyclist unwittingly wades into a global scandal when a Russian scientist leaks shocking details of a vast doping conspiracy.
9 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 121 minutes
Chasing Coral
3.47
Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.
9 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 89 minutes
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Mother with a Gun
3.90
Learn how Shelley Rubin came to lead the Jewish Defense League and examine the organization's inner-workings, history and mission.
2 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 80 minutes
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Hostage to the Devil
2.25
Follow the eerie story of Father Malachi Martin, a disenchanted priest whose belief in demonic possession would lead him to conduct several exorcisms.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
Babies Behind Bars
2.75
Follow the emotional journeys of inmates who give birth behind bars and are permitted to stay with their newborns in a prison maternity wing.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 84 minutes
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The Jihadis Next Door
3.50
This documentary provides a firsthand look at Islamic State supporters in Britain, including a man suspected of committing murder on behalf of IS.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 46 minutes
Requiem for a Dream
3.95
A widow's growing dependence on amphetamines and a self-help television show parallels the struggles of her junkie son and his girlfriend and friend.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2000 | 97 minutes
Hard Candy
3.50
Suspecting that the older man she's been chatting with online is a pedophile, 14-year-old Haley plans to meet him in person and teach him a lesson.
29 December 2016 | Movie | 2005 | 99 minutes
The Woodsman
3.35
Paroled after 12 years, a convicted pedophile returns to his hometown eager to rebuild his life, but he struggles to suppress his inner demons.
22 December 2016 | Movie | 2004 | 86 minutes
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On
3.35
Personal stories reveal how the intersection of sex, technology and intimate relationships is rewiring us in fundamental ways.
15 December 2016 | Show | 2017
Goldman Sachs: The Bank That Runs the World
This documentary is a case study of the multinational tentacles of the world's biggest bank, how it started and what its power means to everyone.
21 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 71 minutes
Watching Them Die: The Mexican Army and the 43 Disappeared
This film investigates the shadowy role of the Mexican army in the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping, which claimed several lives and left 43 missing.
19 September 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 98 minutes
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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
3.67
This documentary takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has defined civil disobedience for the digital age.
7 September 2016 | Documentaries | 2012 | 94 minutes
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The Hard Stop
2.95
This documentary takes a big-picture look at the death of a black man killed during a 2011 arrest in Tottenham that ignited riots throughout England.
9 August 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 85 minutes
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Beginning of the Great Revival
1.25
This historical propaganda epic tells the story of the Chinese Revolution and the events leading up to the creation of the Chinese Communist Party.
9 August 2016 | Movie | 2011 | 119 minutes
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