Netflix movies and series: Controversial

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59 movies and series in the controversial category

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
A River Below
Two very different men struggle to save pink dolphins in the Amazon. But their well-intentioned activism has murky consequences.
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 87 minutes
Derren Brown: The Push
Mentalist Derren Brown engineers an audacious social experiment demonstrating how manipulation can lead an ordinary person to commit an appalling act.
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February 28, 2018 | Movie | 2018 | 69 minutes
Seeing Allred
Explore the public and private sides of feminist firebrand attorney Gloria Allred, who's battled some of the biggest names in politics and business.
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February 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 95 minutes
Water & Power: A California Heist
California residents and farmers face powerful barons in the struggle to secure water rights in this fresh historical account of profit and interests.
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February 8, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 78 minutes
Rocco
Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi is showcased in this documentary that shadows the legendary performer during his final year in front of the camera.
February 8, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 102 minutes
Emo the Musical
Expelled from private school for attempted suicide, emo Ethan enters the world of Seymour High and meets a cute Christian who's ready to convert him.
February 8, 2018 | Movie | 2016 | 94 minutes
Patient Seventeen
A surgeon claims to remove high tech microchips that aliens used to manipulate the human race. This documentary seeks to separate fact from fiction.
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February 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 67 minutes
Dirty Money
From crippling payday loans to cars that cheat emissions tests, this investigative series exposes brazen acts of corporate greed and corruption.
January 28, 2018 | Show | 2018
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY
Filmmaker Michael Moore takes on capitalism's roots, the floundering U.S. economy, and 2008's global financial meltdown.
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January 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2009 | 127 minutes
Not Alone
An 18-year-old struggling to understand her best friend's suicide talks to teenagers who have grappled with mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
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January 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 50 minutes
Tyson: The Movie
In this surprisingly emotional documentary, heavyweight champ Mike Tyson analyzes the controversies surrounding his career and turbulent private life.
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December 7, 2017 | Documentaries | 2008 | 90 minutes
The Legend of 420
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.
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December 7, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This?
Sharp-witted comic Bill Burr offers his unique take on subjects ranging from relationships and Hollywood to race relations and political correctness.
November 30, 2017 | Movie | 2008 | 54 minutes
Saving Capitalism
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich meets with Americans from all walks of life as he chronicles a seismic shift in the nation's economy.
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November 24, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 73 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.
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November 9, 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 46 minutes
The Day I Met El Chapo
Mexican superstar actress Kate del Castillo reveals the untold story of her encounter with El Chapo Guzmán, the world’s most-wanted drug lord.
October 26, 2017 | Show | 2017
Unacknowledged
Noted UFO expert Dr. Steven Greer interviews witnesses and presents classified documents concerning the existence of extraterrestrials.
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August 24, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 103 minutes
The Women Who Kill Lions
Experience an up-close look at the controversial passion and resulting infamy of big-game hunters Rebecca Francis and Jacine Jadresko.
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August 2, 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 47 minutes
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Journalist Piers Morgan goes behind prison walls to speak with women convicted of shocking crimes, shedding light on what drove them to murder.
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July 20, 2017 | Show | 2017
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