Netflix movies and series: Controversial

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Raël: The Alien Prophet
February 14, 2024 | Show | 2024
Featuring interviews with his followers, critics and Raël himself, this docuseries traces how a UFO-inspired religion spiraled into a controversial cult.
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Open Wide
January 24, 2024 | Documentaries | 2023 | 108 minutes
The documentary explores John and Mike Mew, a father and son whose fringe orthodontic theories have found a passionate online audience — and controversy.
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Harley & Katya
September 19, 2023 | Documentaries | 2022 | 85 minutes
From its promising beginning to a devastating end, follow the career of Australian figure skating pair Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya.
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King of Clones
June 25, 2023 | Documentaries | 2023 | 85 minutes
From groundbreaking human cloning research to a scandalous downfall, this documentary tells the captivating story of Korea's most notorious scientist.
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Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul
August 31, 2022 | Documentaries | 2022 | 77 minutes
Years after serving time for betting on games he officiated, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy revisits the scandal that shook up the league.
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Room 2806: The Accusation
November 29, 2021 | Show | 2020
This docuseries follows the 2011 sexual assault case involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the height of his career.
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Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan
November 29, 2021 | Show | 2021
In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behavior, setting off a legal odyssey that captivates America.
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Untold: Malice at the Palace
November 29, 2021 | Movie | 2021 | 69 minutes
Key figures from an infamous 2004 incident between players and fans at an NBA game in Michigan discuss the fight, its fallout and its lasting legacy.
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Seaspiracy
November 29, 2021 | Documentaries | 2021 | 90 minutes
Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption.
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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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Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
December 24, 2019 | Show | 2019
A twisted criminal's gruesome videos drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that pulls them into a dark underworld.
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Broken
November 28, 2019 | Show | 2019
This investigative docuseries shows how negligence and deceit in the production and marketing of popular consumer items can result in dire outcomes.
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Unnatural Selection
October 20, 2019 | Show | 2019
From eradicating disease to selecting a child’s traits, gene editing gives humans the chance to hack biology. Meet the real people behind the science.
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Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea
September 16, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 64 minutes
In this documentary, Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts American culture -- and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career.
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The Family
August 10, 2019 | Show | 2019
An enigmatic conservative Christian group known as the Family wields enormous influence in Washington, D.C., in pursuit of its global ambitions.
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The Great Hack
July 25, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 114 minutes
Explore how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Killer Ratings
June 1, 2019 | Show | 2019
Brazilian TV personality and politician Wallace Souza faces accusations of masterminding the violent crimes he reported on and rallied against.
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ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre
March 23, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 70 minutes
The killing of three members of the Miami Showband sent shock waves across Ireland in 1975. Now one survivor doggedly pursues the truth.
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A Clockwork Orange
March 3, 2019 | Movie | 1971 | 136 minutes
A young man spends his time stealing, raping and beating innocent people in nihilistic orgies of violence, all in an attempt to get his nightly kicks.
The Unknown Known
February 24, 2019 | Documentaries | 2013 | 102 minutes
Donald Rumsfeld reviews his long political career, from his time in Congress to serving as secretary of defense under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.
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