Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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156 movies and series in the provocative category


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
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
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
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
SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
Aptly named iconic rock photographer Mick Rock reconstructs his journey through the thrilling and murky universe of rock 'n' roll history.
31 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Banking on Bitcoin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Get Me Roger Stone
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 101 minutes
Dr. Feelgood
A Virginia doctor's habit of over-prescribing painkillers lands him in prison for drug dealing amidst a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
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Night Will Fall
This documentary traces the history of an infamous concentration camp film that was never completed, despite the involvement of Alfred Hitchcock.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 78 minutes
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Accidental Courtesy
This documentary follows African American musician Daryl Davis, who's been making it his mission to meet and greet racists to change their minds.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
Hulk Hogan's court case against Gawker Media sheds light on wealthy, powerful figures who challenge freedom of the press in order to silence critics.
23 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 95 minutes
Hitler - A Career
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
16 February 2017 | Documentaries | 1977 | 150 minutes
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Icarus
An American filmmaker and cyclist unwittingly wades into a global scandal when a Russian scientist leaks shocking details of a vast doping conspiracy.
9 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 121 minutes
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