Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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182 movies and series in the provocative category

The Land of the Enlightened
In the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, armed bands of young boys survive by scavenging for old land mines, mining lapis lazuli and trading in opium.
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July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
Hooligan Sparrow
Indomitable activist Ye Haiyan faces increasingly hostile government harassment as she exposes the case of six schoolgirls raped by their headmaster.
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July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
E-Team
The courageous investigators of Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Team risk their lives to document unlawful attacks on civilians by brutal dictators.
July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 89 minutes
The Last Laugh
Comedians, writers and entertainment icons discuss whether it's ever permissible to joke about horrible tragedies like the Holocaust, AIDS and 9/11.
June 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
Democrats
After Zimbabwe's disputed 2008 election results, political enemies are asked to write a new constitution and save their country from a bleak future.
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June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 99 minutes
Breaking Free
One filmmaker’s quest to expose the human rights violations faced by India’s LGBTQ community was a project of passion seven years in the making.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 81 minutes
The Staircase
Accident or murder? After the mysterious death of his wife, author Michael Peterson watches his life go under the microscope.
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June 8, 2018 | Show | 2018
Jihad: A Story of the Others
Seeking to understand what motivates jihadists in the West, Deeyah Khan speaks to Muslims who embraced -- and later renounced -- violent extremism.
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June 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 49 minutes
Bobbi Jene
This candid profile follows dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she leaves the company of Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin to forge her own artistic path.
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June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 98 minutes
Beyond JFK
This nonfiction companion to Oliver Stone's "JFK" looks at the investigation into and conspiracy theories around the Kennedy assassination.
June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 1992 | 90 minutes
Survivors Guide to Prison
Former inmates, officers and celebrities critique the U.S. prison system in this documentary packaged as a how-to handbook for the incarcerated.
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May 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 102 minutes
Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist
This baffling true crime story starts with the grisly death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around his neck -- and gets weirder from there.
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May 11, 2018 | Show | 2018
Bill Nye: Science Guy
The dynamic, bow-tied host behind the young adult science show faces climate-change skeptics as he demonstrates the importance of scientific evidence.
April 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 96 minutes
Mercury 13
After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight.
April 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 79 minutes
Martyrs of Marriage
This documentary reveals the cracks in India's anti-dowry act and gives voice to both women and men who've been victimized by the law's abusers.
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April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
Those Who Feel the Fire Burning
Equal parts tone poem and exposé, this abstract documentary charts the perilous voyage of refugees fleeing war and oppression for new lives in Europe.
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April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 74 minutes
Witch Hunt
Four Korean celebrity men and guest stars of both genders discuss women, sex and relationships -- to an unprecedented degree of openness.
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April 19, 2018 | Show | 2015
Fishpeople
In this exploration of the life-changing power of the ocean, six people from very different backgrounds find purpose and meaning in the sea.
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 48 minutes
Winnie
Winnie Mandela speaks about her extraordinary and controversial career, from her early life to her marriage to her ongoing efforts to end apartheid.
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April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 84 minutes
100 Men
A documentarian looks back on his 100 sexual partners -- and reconnects with many -- while musing about society's evolution on gay rights.
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April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 94 minutes
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Stray Bullet
In 2014,12-year-old Genesis Rincon was fatally shot while riding her scooter. Those linked to the tragedy reflect on justice and the cycle of violence.
Tahaan
Een schuldeiser neemt de ezel van een gezin in beslag. De achtjarige Tahaan kan het verlies van zijn Birbal niet accepteren en reist door Kasjmir om hem terug te krijgen.
Hipersomnia
Een jonge actrice repeteert voor een toneelstuk over mensenhandel en beleeft angstaanjagende scènes. Is het een illusie of een alternatieve realiteit?