Netflix documentaries

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An overview of all 809 Netflix documentaries.

Food on the Go
Epicureans and experts trace the migration of Italian cuisine and its evolution in the Americas, delving into the ideas of origin, diaspora and heritage.
May 16, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 66 minutes
City of God: 10 Years Later
A decade after the seminal Brazilian film "City of God," this documentary reunites some of the cast and crew to find out what paths their lives took.
May 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 68 minutes
Faces Places
French New Wave director Agnès Varda and muralist JR travel all across France, plastering giant portraits of people they encounter along the way.
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May 5, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 89 minutes
End Game
Facing an inevitable outcome, terminally ill patients meet extraordinary medical practitioners seeking to change our approach to life and death.
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May 4, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 40 minutes
American Experience: The Battle of Chosin
Months into the Korean War, U.S. troops at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir engaged in a bloody winter battle that would change the conflict's course.
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May 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
Le K Benzema
After a blackmailing scandal and being sidelined from the French national team, Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema tells his side of the story.
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May 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 120 minutes
American Experience: The Race Underground
In late-1800s Boston, a vision for the first subway in the U.S. overcomes opposition and technical setbacks, setting a bold precedent for other cities.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 53 minutes
American Experience: Rachel Carson
This life portrait honors nature author Rachel Carson, whose writings led to new laws on pesticides and ushered in an environmental movement.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 113 minutes
27: Gone Too Soon
Explore the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths at 27 of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.
May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 70 minutes
American Experience: Tesla
Inventor and genius Nikola Tesla, whose ideas revolutionized the use of electricity, envisioned technology that became indispensable decades later.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana
Award-winning journalist Helen Kapalos explores the subject of medical marijuana, uncovering life-changing treatments and cutting-edge research.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 81 minutes
The Carter Effect
Featuring eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, this documentary takes an in-depth look at his impact on pop culture and the Canadian basketball scene.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 60 minutes
Coffee for All
In Naples, Buenos Aires and New York, people reflect on the Neapolitan tradition of "suspended coffee" and how it changed their lives.
May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 69 minutes
Roberto Saviano: Writing Under Police Protection
Italian TV host Pif revisits Roberto Saviano, who's been living under protection since publishing "Gomorrah," his exposé on organized crime in Naples.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 44 minutes
Jewel's Catch One
The story of famed L.A. nightclub Catch One and owner Jewel Thais-Williams, who defied all odds and provided a safe space for black LGBT communities.
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May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
The Strange Name Movie
Ordinary people with extraordinary names open up about the ridicule, judgment and rewards that come with having an attention-grabbing moniker.
May 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 52 minutes
Farewell Ferris Wheel
From the perspective of both owners and migrant workers, this visually rich documentary offers a nuanced look into the U.S. carnival industry.
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April 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 56 minutes
The Rachel Divide
Rachel Dolezal, her family and her critics reckon with the aftermath of a national debate sparked by questions about her racial identity.
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April 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 104 minutes
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
The Magic Pill
Doctors, farmers, chefs and others weigh in on the controversial ketogenic diet and its potential to eradicate common illnesses.
April 24, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 89 minutes
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Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid
When they travel to their father's ancestral village, city kids expecting a natural paradise instead find a poor, dusty town that harbors secrets.
Bridge to Terabithia
New classmate Leslie unlocks a mesmerizing world of fantasy and imagination for fifth-grader Jesse in this adventure based on the best-selling novel.
Small Town Crime
When a disgraced ex-cop discovers a dying woman, he's compelled to track down her killer -- an act of self-redemption that takes him down a dark path.