Netflix movies and series: Provocative

184 movies and series in the provocative category

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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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The Innocent Man
December 16, 2018 | Show | 2018
This documentary adaptation of John Grisham's only nonfiction book raises troubling questions about two murder cases in Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s.
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The American Meme
December 10, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 98 minutes
Social media stars Paris Hilton, Josh Ostrovsky, Brittany Furlan and Kirill Bichutsky hustle to build online empires -- and face the pitfalls of fame.
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De Palma
November 26, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 109 minutes
Iconoclastic film director Brian DePalma takes a look back at the production of such classic movies as "Carrie," "Scarface" and "The Untouchables."
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Only the Dead
November 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 76 minutes
Given unprecedented access to soldiers and terrorists alike, journalist Michael Ware presents an epic, uncensored, intimate account of the Iraq War.
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National Bird
November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
Three former military operatives offer disturbing, firsthand accounts of the deadly impact that U.S. drone warfare has had on civilians overseas.
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Terrorism Close Calls
November 1, 2018 | Show | 2018
Law enforcement officials look back on attempted terrorist attacks that were thwarted in the nick of time.
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The Degenerates
November 1, 2018 | Show | 2018
Six stand-ups explore the coarse and salacious side of comedy in this series of half-hour specials. For mature audiences.
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Derren Brown: Sacrifice
October 24, 2018 | Movie | 2018 | 49 minutes
Illusionist Derren Brown concocts a psychological experiment in which he tries to manipulate an ordinary person into taking a bullet for a stranger.
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Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
October 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 86 minutes
Revisiting 1970s photos of women that captured a feminist awakening, this film explores those women's lives and examines the continued need for change.
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Lockup: Extended Stay
October 11, 2018 | Show | 2017
This documentary series offers a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of inmates and officers in detention centers all across America.
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Empire Games
October 5, 2018 | Show | 2018
Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world's greatest ancient empires.
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Why Knot
October 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
Pressured by his traditional family to marry, a filmmaker explores the idea of monogamy and the possibility of lifelong union without sexual fidelity.
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The Birth Reborn 2
October 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 91 minutes
Featuring experts in their fields and raw and moving footage, this documentary makes a case for increased autonomy in women's choices for childbirth.
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Follow This
October 1, 2018 | Show | 2019
Follow the reporters at BuzzFeed as they probe topics ranging from quirky internet crazes to safe injection spaces for opioid users.
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Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World
September 30, 2018 | Show | 2018
A contextual, acculturated dive into how adults in six, big global cities celebrate love and accentuate sex. CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports.
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City of Joy
September 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 76 minutes
Women who've been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.
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How to Win the US Presidency
September 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 50 minutes
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the influence of money, religion and even ancient Rome on presidential campaigns.
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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Documentary filmmaker Wim Wenders travels the world with Pope Francis, recording the controversial pontiff's humanist views in a sharply divided age.