Netflix movies and series: Provocative

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162 movies and series in the provocative category

Evil Genius
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
100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice
This documentary chronicles Elouise Cobell's long fight against the U.S. government for the gross mismanagement of mineral-rich Native American land.
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
The Mavericks
Step into the shoes of soccer icons, racing legends and other athletes who flouted the rules in this show packed with interviews and archival footage.
April 18, 2018 | Show | 2016
Trump: An American Dream
Friends, associates and critics reveal the truly American story of Donald Trump, the brash businessman who defied the odds to become U.S. president.
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April 5, 2018 | Show | 2018
Take Your Pills
In a hypercompetitive world, drugs like Adderall offer students, athletes, coders and others a way to do more -- faster and better. But at what cost?
March 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 87 minutes
Wild Wild Country
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
March 22, 2018 | Show | 2018
Go Back to Where You Came From
A group of Australians are forced to live in the same harsh conditions as the refugees and asylum seekers about whom they hold pre-conceived notions.
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March 8, 2018 | Show | 2015
Age Gap Love
Despite the social backlash and challenges that come with intergenerational romance, these couples choose to stick together through thick and thin.
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March 8, 2018 | Show | 2017
LA 92
Previously unseen footage is shaped into a fresh and timely retelling of the 1992 Rodney King trial -- and the verdict that sparked civil unrest.
March 8, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 114 minutes
Derren Brown: The Push
Mentalist Derren Brown engineers an audacious social experiment demonstrating how manipulation can lead an ordinary person to commit an appalling act.
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February 28, 2018 | Movie | 2018 | 69 minutes
Strippers
Explore the personal and professional lives of the dancers who take it all off for cold, hard cash in Scotland's three biggest cities.
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February 28, 2018 | Show | 2014
Trainer!
This behind-the-scenes sports documentary follows the careers of three young German professional soccer coaches over the course of a single season.
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February 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 137 minutes
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