Top 50 best Netflix documentaries according to IMDB

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Ram Dass, Going Home
February 8, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 31 minutes
From his home on Maui, pioneering researcher, author and spiritual teacher Ram Dass reflects on love, life and death as his own days draw to a close.
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Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi
May 3, 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 61 minutes
This documentary profiles the celebrated Hindi film director known as much for his embrace of leftist politics and social concerns as lyrical cinema.
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I Dream Of Dance
February 7, 2019 | Documentaries | 2017 | 106 minutes
Experience the joy and sacrifice of one of the nation's premier dance companies as its members and instructors prepare for a prestigious competition.
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One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert Film
November 2, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
In this concert film, Indian musical maestro A.R. Rahman performs 15 of his most popular songs and reveals himself through interviews and clips.
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Martyrs of Marriage
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 83 minutes
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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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
June 13, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 142 minutes
In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.
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Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate
October 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 75 minutes
Shunned by his country due to religion, Abdus Salam strives for an achievement that would define modern physics and redefine his place back home.
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Virunga
9.0 Virunga
December 7, 2014 | Documentaries | 2014 | 100 minutes
The Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa's most precious national park and its endangered gorillas.
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Calum von Moger: Unbroken
August 14, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 93 minutes
Bodybuilder and two-time Mr. Universe, Calum von Moger, reflects on his rise to fame and battle to come back from a debilitating injury.
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Forensic Files
December 14, 2014 | Documentaries | 2011
Detectives and crime lab technicians use the latest and most fascinating procedures to solve crimes in this documentary-style show.
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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
September 16, 2015 | Documentaries | 2014 | 90 minutes
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet's natural resources -- and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.
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Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
February 8, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
Filmmakers explore how pop culture shapes a new generation's beliefs about gender, sexuality and violence on display among students on spring break.
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Roll With Me
December 3, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
Backed by a crew of unlikely allies, newly sober paraplegic Gabriel Cordell teams up with his nephew for a grueling wheelchair trek across America.
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The World's Most Wanted Animal
April 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 53 minutes
A conservationist shares her emotional journey in helping save rare, scaly mammals that have been illegally trafficked and now face extinction.
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Our Planet - Behind The Scenes
August 20, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 63 minutes
Years spent recording footage of creatures from every corner of the globe is bound to produce a bit of drama. Here's a behind-the-scenes look.
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Madness in the Desert
December 28, 2017 | Documentaries | 2004 | 141 minutes
The story of making "Lagaan," one of the millennium's seminal Indian films, is told from the point of view of production team member Satyajit Bhatkal.
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Beyond All Boundaries
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 97 minutes
As the 2011 Cricket World Cup begins, three Indians demonstrate their passion and the sacrifices they've made for the country's most popular sport.
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Last Breath
May 8, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 85 minutes
A commercial diver becomes trapped on the ocean floor with dwindling oxygen and little hope of a timely rescue, so he tries to save himself.
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Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall
May 22, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 85 minutes
Backed by a full band and a ready wit, actor Ben Platt opens up a very personal songbook onstage — numbers from his debut LP, "Sing to Me Instead.”
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
June 18, 2022 | Documentaries | 2018 | 94 minutes
When Fred Rogers found his calling in television, his unassuming children's show was beloved by generations for his kindness, empathy and understanding.
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Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
August 14, 2015 | Documentaries | 2015 | 98 minutes
Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement.
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Beak & Brain: Genius Birds From Down Under
March 2, 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
Whoever came up with the term "bird brain" never met these feathered thinkers, who use their claws and beaks to solve puzzles, make tools and more.
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Long Time Running
November 16, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 95 minutes
This documentary follows the 2016 tour of beloved rock band The Tragically Hip as they make their way across Canada one last time.
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On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace
January 11, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 92 minutes
Based on photographer Michael O’Neill’s book of the same name, this documentary traces the author’s 10-year journey through the landscape of yoga.
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Armed to the Teeth
August 14, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 109 minutes
This documentary follows the controversy surrounding the 2010 murders of two students, who were framed as criminals and killed by the Mexican military.
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Wandering Stars
January 2, 2020 | Documentaries | 2019 | 94 minutes
Navigating creative pressures and personal upsets, French rapper Nekfeu sets out on a global quest for musical inspiration in this documentary.
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A Secret Love
April 29, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 82 minutes
Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.
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The Look of Silence
March 2, 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 103 minutes
In a society terrorized into silence, the brother of a 1960s Indonesian genocide victim learns the identity of his murderers and confronts them.
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Numero Zero: The Roots of Italian Rap
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 90 minutes
In the '90s, the explosive popularity of hip-hop music in Italy impacts the nation's character while creating a new kind of renegade artist.
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Get Me Roger Stone
March 9, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
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Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
March 17, 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
Scientists and animal keepers fight to save an orphaned baby elephant at a rescue camp in Botswana while struggling to defend its entire species.
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LA 92
8.2 LA 92
March 8, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 114 minutes
Previously unseen footage is shaped into a fresh and timely retelling of the 1992 Rodney King trial -- and the verdict that sparked civil unrest.
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Influx
8.2 Influx
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
Italians in London reveal the ups and downs of immigration and touch upon their uneasiness about leaving behind their crisis-ridden homeland.
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Skydancers
June 28, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 49 minutes
Only a few women pilots take part in the sport of aerobatics. Director Fredric Lean captures their powerful spirit at the World Aerobatic Championships.
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Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager
December 3, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 99 minutes
Explore the life and times of legendary soccer manager Bobby Robson, whose keen mind for the game was matched only by his devotion to his teams.
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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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2,215
8.2 2,215
March 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 89 minutes
This intimate documentary follows rock star Artiwara Kongmalai on his historic, 2,215-kilometer charity run across Thailand in 2017.
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American Masters: Ted Williams
April 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 54 minutes
Baseball legend Ted Williams fights to become the greatest hitter of all time as he battles family, teammates, the press and even the fans.
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The Mayo Clinic
April 22, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 115 minutes
A look at how a world-renowned medical institution prioritizes patients' needs and has adapted to healthcare's evolving demands for over 150 years.
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The Dawn Wall
March 6, 2019 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
Cameras follow Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they take on the staggering challenge of free-climbing Yosemite’s most formidable rock formation.
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The Crystal Calls Making the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
September 16, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 82 minutes
Go behind the scenes with stars, puppeteers and creators as they bring Jim Henson's magical world of Thra back to life in a sweeping fantasy series.
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Dancing with the Birds
October 24, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 51 minutes
From ruffling their majestic feathers to nailing im-peck-able courtship routines, birds in paradise flaunt their best moves in hopes of landing a mate.
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Cuba and the Cameraman
November 30, 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 113 minutes
Emmy-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert chronicles the fortunes of three Cuban families over the course of four tumultuous decades in the nation's history.
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13TH
8.2 13TH
August 22, 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
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Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime
May 17, 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 101 minutes
Intrepid newspaper editor Harold Evans wages an ongoing battle to expose the truth about a dangerous drug and obtain compensation for its victims.
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Women at War 1914-1918
January 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2014 | 93 minutes
Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines.
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Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall
April 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
Follow singer and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as he launches an original musical based on growing up gay in Texas and finding showbiz success.
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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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Life in the Doghouse
June 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 83 minutes
A couple operates a bustling dog rescue out of their own home, vowing to give a safe space to the neediest pups on the planet -- 10,000 and counting.
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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
March 27, 2020 | Documentaries | 2020 | 108 minutes
A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
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