Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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186 movies and series in the provocative category

How to Win the US Presidency
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the influence of money, religion and even ancient Rome on presidential campaigns.
September 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 50 minutes
The Testimony
This short film chronicles the largest rape trial in Congo's history, in which soldiers stood accused of a brutal rampage against their own citizens.
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August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 28 minutes
The Birth Reborn
Mothers and medical professionals speak about their experiences with the increasingly controversial practice of Caesarean deliveries in Brazil.
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August 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 90 minutes
I AM A KILLER
Death row inmates convicted of capital murder give a firsthand account of their crimes in this documentary series.
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August 17, 2018 | Show | 2018
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
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Al Hayba
In a village by the Lebanon-Syria border, the head of an arms-smuggling clan contends with family conflicts, power struggles and complicated love.
Inside the Freemasons
Explore the history and future of the Freemasons, a fraternal order steeped in both secrecy and tradition.
The Third Man
After arriving in post-World War II Vienna, unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry has died in an accident. Compelled to investigate the death, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry's life.