Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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155 movies and series in the provocative category


Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
2.60
This documentary chronicles the tragic, true story of Justin Fashanu, the first -- and only -- openly gay man to have played professional soccer.
7 December 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 80 minutes
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Breaking the Cycle
3.50
The warden of Halden, Norway's most humane prison, tours the U.S. prison system to urge a new approach emphasizing rehabilitation.
7 December 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 57 minutes
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Twenty Two
Hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Here, 22 survivors share their stories.
7 December 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 99 minutes
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It's Not Yet Dark
3.80
A strong-willed Irish filmmaker impaired by ALS syndrome directs his first feature film, with eye-gaze technology as his only means of communication.
9 November 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 80 minutes
11/8/16
2.50
This documentary follows a group of Americans, of various political persuasions, as they live through the experience of Election Day 2016.
9 November 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 104 minutes
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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El Crazy Che
3.85
Learn the true story of Guillermo "Bill" Gaede, an Argentine engineer who spied for Cuba and the FBI while working in Silicon Valley in the 1980s.
19 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 86 minutes
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Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
2.48
This documentary tries to reconstruct, through a series of interviews, a family's misguided attempt to heal a woman's pain through exorcism.
19 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 90 minutes
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Too Much Stress From My Heart
Thousands of people attempt to cross the unforgiving terrain of the Sahara desert in search of better lives. These are some of their stories.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 60 minutes
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Long Shot
When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show. A documentary.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 40 minutes
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Strong Island
3.00
The forces of family, grief and racial injustice converge in this powerful documentary exploring the murder of filmmaker Yance Ford's brother.
21 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 107 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
Alias JJ, la celebridad del mal
Witnesses and public figures respond to controversial claims about Pablo Escobar made by the Medellín Cartel's sole survivor, John Jairo Velásquez.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 53 minutes
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A Good American
3.85
This documentary reveals the truth about an NSA cryptologist whose innovative surveillance program was eliminated just weeks before the 9/11 attacks.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 100 minutes
Banking on Bitcoin
3.10
Featuring interviews with enthusiasts and experts, this documentary covers Bitcoin's roots, its future and the technology that makes it tick.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 83 minutes
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Heroin(e)
This documentary follows three women -- a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary -- as they battle West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 39 minutes
Keep Quiet
3.01
Once a prominent anti-Semitic politician in Hungary, Csanád Szegedi undergoes a dramatic change in worldview after learning of his Jewish heritage.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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What the Health
3.59
Through interviews with farmers, doctors and other experts, this film highlights the health dangers of the profit-fueled, modern industrialized diet.
22 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 92 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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Saving Banksy
2.84
Focusing on unauthorized sellers of graffiti artist Banksy's work, this film examines the conflicting philosophies of street art and profiteering.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 68 minutes
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They Call Us Monsters
3.60
Filmmakers follow three teens in a California facility for violent juvenile offenders, focusing on adult sentencing, reforms and second chances.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
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Highland: Thailand's Marijuana Awakening
Thailand's complicated history with marijuana continues to play a role in its policies and laws, as well as the health and security of its citizens.
25 May 2017 | Show | 2017
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Command and Control
3.65
Chronicling a 1980 Titan II missile accident, this sobering documentary weighs the balance of power and safety involving weapons of mass destruction.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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Harry Benson: Shoot First
3.36
This film chronicles the career of photographer Harry Benson, who earned global renown with his candid shots of the Beatles and other celebrities.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
El fin de ETA
3.60
This documentary chronicles the decade-long process that led to the end of the ETA, a Basque separatist group that operated for more than 50 years.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 106 minutes
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The Keepers
This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse.
20 April 2017 | Show | 2017
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A Plastic Ocean
3.53
When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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The Bad Kids
3.25
In this documentary, teachers at a Mojave Desert high school adhere to a belief that compassion and life skills can profoundly help at-risk students.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 101 minutes
Nazi Concentration Camps
3.82
Shocking footage shows Nazi concentration camps after liberation, including Buchenwald and Ohrdruf, where Gen. Eisenhower ordered local Nazis to tour.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1945 | 58 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
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