Netflix movies and series: Controversial

72 movies and series in the controversial category

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Kurt & Courtney
January 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 1998 | 95 minutes
This film charts Nirvana's Kurt Cobain's rise to fame, his drug-addled romance with Courtney Love and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death.
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De Palma
November 26, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 109 minutes
Iconoclastic film director Brian DePalma takes a look back at the production of such classic movies as "Carrie," "Scarface" and "The Untouchables."
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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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Only the Dead
November 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 76 minutes
Given unprecedented access to soldiers and terrorists alike, journalist Michael Ware presents an epic, uncensored, intimate account of the Iraq War.
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National Bird
November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
Three former military operatives offer disturbing, firsthand accounts of the deadly impact that U.S. drone warfare has had on civilians overseas.
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The Degenerates
November 1, 2018 | Show | 2018
Six stand-ups explore the coarse and salacious side of comedy in this series of half-hour specials. For mature audiences.
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Derren Brown: Sacrifice
October 24, 2018 | Movie | 2018 | 49 minutes
Illusionist Derren Brown concocts a psychological experiment in which he tries to manipulate an ordinary person into taking a bullet for a stranger.
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Why Knot
October 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
Pressured by his traditional family to marry, a filmmaker explores the idea of monogamy and the possibility of lifelong union without sexual fidelity.
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Zack and Miri Make a Porno
October 1, 2018 | Movie | 2008 | 101 minutes
Zack and Miri make and star in an adult film to bring in easy money. But their unspoken feelings for each other might threaten the whole enterprise.
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Two Catalonias
September 28, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 116 minutes
Representatives from both the Catalonian and Spanish societies speak about the complexities of Catalonia's politics and the independentist movement.
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Inside the Freemasons
September 15, 2018 | Show | 2017
Explore the history and future of the Freemasons, a fraternal order steeped in both secrecy and tradition.
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Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar
August 17, 2018 | Show | 2012
Featuring never-before-seen images, personal testimonies and more, this is the story of one of the most notorious drug smugglers of all time.
Illegal
July 20, 2018 | Movie | 2014 | 82 minutes
Katiele intenta desesperadamente obtener una sustancia derivada de la marihuana por ser lo único que alivia la extraña epilepsia que su hija padece.
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Hank: Five Years from the Brink
July 18, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 86 minutes
From Joe Berlinger, director of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy, comes this documentary about controversial former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
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Spring Breakers
July 15, 2018 | Movie | 2012 | 94 minutes
After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
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Brave Miss World
June 20, 2018 | Show | 2013
Weeks before being named Miss World, Linor Abargil was raped. She tells the world her inspiring true story in this Emmy-nominated documentary.
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White Right: Meeting the Enemy
June 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 55 minutes
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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Beyond JFK
June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 1992 | 90 minutes
This nonfiction companion to Oliver Stone's "JFK" looks at the investigation into and conspiracy theories around the Kennedy assassination.
The Rachel Divide
April 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 104 minutes
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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A River Below
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 87 minutes
Two very different men struggle to save pink dolphins in the Amazon. But their well-intentioned activism has murky consequences.
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