Netflix documentaries

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An overview of all 949 Netflix documentaries.

Reversing Roe
Through interviews with abortion rights supporters and opponents, this film lifts the lid on a decades-long political campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade.
September 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 99 minutes
Kirk Cameron: Connect
Former "Growing Pains" star-turned-evangelist Kirk Cameron offers advice for parents on how to help their kids make good choices in the digital age.
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September 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 71 minutes
How to Win the US Presidency
This whimsical look at rough-and-tumble American politics examines the influence of money, religion and even ancient Rome on presidential campaigns.
September 2, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 50 minutes
The Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
This colorful documentary explores the origins and impact of He-Man, a character whose power stretched well beyond a toy line and children's TV show.
August 27, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 95 minutes
Zion
Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teen Zion Clark finds his calling when he pursues competitive wrestling. A documentary short.
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August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 11 minutes
Figures of Speech
In this documentary, passionate high schoolers travel the country and come of age during a turbulent yearlong prep for a national speech competition.
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August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
Waterschool
Six young women, who each live near one of Earth's major rivers, share how the Waterschool environmental education program has impacted their lives.
August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 67 minutes
Peculiar Pets
This offbeat documentary features people with pets that are as unorthodox as they are dangerous, including a crocodile, a lynx and a Komodo dragon.
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August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2010 | 46 minutes
The Testimony
This short film chronicles the largest rape trial in Congo's history, in which soldiers stood accused of a brutal rampage against their own citizens.
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August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 28 minutes
Alejandro Sanz: What I Was Is What I Am
A retrospective look at the life and career of Grammy-award winning Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz.
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August 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 101 minutes
She Makes Comics
Often forgotten or ignored, women creators have a rich history of achievement in comic books, a business and culture where some gender biases persist.
August 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 70 minutes
The Birth Reborn
Mothers and medical professionals speak about their experiences with the increasingly controversial practice of Caesarean deliveries in Brazil.
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August 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 90 minutes
Being Napoleon
On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, thousands of enthusiasts reenact the epic clash. But there can only be one Napoleon.
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August 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 88 minutes
The Most Unknown
Traversing disciplines from physics to psychology, nine scientists share ideas and seek common ground by delving into deep existential questions.
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August 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 92 minutes
Uncle Howard
A filmmaker unearths his late uncle's cache of videos, photos and letters, weaving from them a portrait of a burgeoning artist cut down in his prime.
July 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
A Woman Like Me
An author facing a terminal cancer diagnosis weaves together a documentary about her struggle with a fictional version of the same story.
July 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 84 minutes
Imba Means Sing
Experience the hopes, dreams and challenges of three Ugandan children who travel around the world with the African Children's Choir.
July 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 74 minutes
Roots
This documentary explores the rich heritage of Indian classical music and the reasons behind its modern decline in popularity.
July 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 61 minutes
The Devil and Father Amorth
In Rome, "Exorcist" director William Friedkin follows a 91-year-old priest who performs a real demonic exorcism on a woman from a small Italian town.
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July 23, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 69 minutes
Lucha: Playing the Impossible
Known simply as "Lucha," field hockey player Luciana Aymar shares her tumultuous and triumphant journey to become the best in the world.
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July 18, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Al Hayba
In a village by the Lebanon-Syria border, the head of an arms-smuggling clan contends with family conflicts, power struggles and complicated love.
Inside the Freemasons
Explore the history and future of the Freemasons, a fraternal order steeped in both secrecy and tradition.
The Third Man
After arriving in post-World War II Vienna, unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry has died in an accident. Compelled to investigate the death, Holly slowly uncovers startling revelations about Harry's life.