Netflix movies and series: Provocative

189 movies and series in the provocative category

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Dying to Tell
May 19, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 88 minutes
Seeking answers after a life-changing incident in 2012, filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.
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1994
May 19, 2019 | Show | 2019
Archival video and new interviews examine Mexican politics in 1994, a year marked by the rise of the EZLN and the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio.
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All In My Family
May 4, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 40 minutes
After starting a family of his very own in America, a gay filmmaker documents his loving, traditional Chinese family's process of acceptance.
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Knock Down The House
May 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 87 minutes
Go behind the scenes as four determined women -- including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.
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Grass Is Greener
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 97 minutes
It lit up jazz and hip-hop -- and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America's complicated relationship with weed.
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Tijuana
April 9, 2019 | Show | 2019
When a prominent politician is murdered, the intrepid journalists of Frente Tijuana risk their lives to uncover the truth.
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The Spy Who Fell to Earth
April 9, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 94 minutes
Based on Dr. Ahron Bregman's book, this documentary examines the life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian billionaire and Israeli spy.
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The Legend of Cocaine Island
March 31, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 87 minutes
An urban legend about a duffel bag of cocaine buried in the Caribbean leads a misfit band to hatch a nutball plan to find it in this comic documentary.
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Amy Schumer Growing
March 20, 2019 | Movie | 2019 | 60 minutes
Amy Schumer spills on her new marriage, personal growth, making a baby and her mom's misguided advice in a special that's both raunchy and sincere.
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Unsolved
February 28, 2019 | Show | 2018
Ride along for a dramatized version of the real-life investigations into the murders of rap icons Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
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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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The Skyjacker's Tale
February 24, 2019 | Documentaries | 2016 | 75 minutes
Years after hijacking a plane full of passengers and seeking asylum in Cuba, a convicted mass murderer still refuses to call himself a criminal.
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The 43
February 18, 2019 | Show | 2019
This docuseries disputes the Mexican government's account of how and why 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College vanished in Iguala in 2014.
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The Tree of Blood
February 10, 2019 | Movie | 2018 | 135 minutes
As a young couple write the story of their families' shared history, both reveal their relatives' dark secrets and one must make a painful confession.
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The Bible's Buried Secrets
February 7, 2019 | Show | 2011
Host Francesca Stavrakopoulou travels across the Middle East, offering extraordinary insights into the stories of the Old Testament.
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Alt-Right: Age of Rage
January 30, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 105 minutes
This documentary follows a white power leader and an Antifa activist leading up to the Charlottesville riots in the first year of Trump's presidency.
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Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
January 26, 2019 | Show | 2019
Present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.
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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
January 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 97 minutes
The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but it failed spectacularly in the hands of a cocky entrepreneur.
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Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
December 23, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 105 minutes
Artists in LA discover the work of forgotten Polish sculptor Stanislav Szukalski, a mad genius whose true story unfolds chapter by astounding chapter.
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American Circumcision
December 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
With interviews from experts on both sides of the debate, this film questions the routine practice of non-religious infant circumcision in the U.S.
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