Netflix documentaries

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An overview of all 933 Netflix documentaries.


The Free Man
Olympic freestyle skier Jossi Wells learns the dangerous extreme sport of highlining with help from death-defying daredevils the Flying Frenchies.
12 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
The Skyjacker's Tale
Years after hijacking a plane full of passengers and seeking asylum in Cuba, a convicted mass murderer still refuses to call himself a criminal.
12 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 75 minutes
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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
This biographical documentary examines the early life and career of musical icon James Brown, from abandoned, impoverished child to Godfather of Soul.
12 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 119 minutes
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Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life
Featuring interviews, concert footage and behind-the-scenes access, this documentary delivers fans an all-access look at the life of Chris Brown.
12 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 79 minutes
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond
Featuring rare archival Beatles footage, this rockumentary explores the making of what would become one of the most iconic albums of all time.
12 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 113 minutes
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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I Am Bolt
Mixing archival footage with present-day interviews, Olympic champion and global icon Usain Bolt opens up about his athletic legacy.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 107 minutes
Eva Hesse
This documentary explores the imaginative vision, style and untimely death of Eva Hesse, a rising star of the New York City art scene in the 1960s.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 108 minutes
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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Tokyo Idols
This documentary follows J-Pop idol Rio and her predominantly middle-aged fans, and their seemingly transactional interactions.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 88 minutes
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Ice Guardians
This film explores the controversial role of ice hockey "enforcers," as well as the physical and mental price paid by the game's notorious tough guys.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 108 minutes
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It Might Get Loud
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Guitar greats Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White discuss their own musical histories and styles, eventually meeting up to play each others' songs.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2008 | 97 minutes
Franca: Chaos and Creation
A documentary filmmaker chronicles the life and times of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue and a fashion-world provocateur.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
In 1981, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army soldier went on a hunger strike that galvanized his movement and made him a controversial global icon.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 105 minutes
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Out of Thin Air
Picking up 40 years after six were convicted for two strange murders in Iceland, this chilling documentary proves confessions can’t always be trusted.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 84 minutes
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Generation Iron 2
New-generation bodybuilding stars -- including Rich Piana, Kai Greene and Calum von Moger -- share their experiences competing in the demanding sport.
5 October 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 106 minutes
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Teach Us All
It's been decades since Brown v. Board of Education, yet American schools remain largely segregated. Some leaders are working to change that.
28 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 80 minutes
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan
After 30 years with the New York City Ballet, celebrated dancer Wendy Whelan redefines herself as an artist in a new stage of life.
28 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 93 minutes
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Night School
Three high school dropouts face a host of challenges when they come back to earn their diplomas at a school with low graduation rates.
28 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
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Gaga: Five Foot Two
Follow pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a new album, preps for her Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles.
28 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
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Love, Sweat and Tears
Ob-gyn Dr. Pamela Dee Gaudry presents a frank discussion about the effects of menopause on sexual health and the best methods to reclaim intimacy.
21 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 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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George Harrison: Living in the Material World
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Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage.
21 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 208 minutes
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Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
The history of the Foo Fighters comes alive in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album "Wasting Light."
21 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 100 minutes
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Ghost of the Mountains
An international group of filmmakers sets out on a mission to get up close and personal with a family of elusive snow leopards.
21 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 78 minutes
Deconstructing Dani García
When Dani García, one of Spain's top haute cuisine chefs, finds himself without a restaurant, he struggles to develop his own venue, concept and menu.
14 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 72 minutes
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Last Men in Aleppo
The devastating Syrian civil war is brought to life through the eyes of a group of volunteer rescue workers in Aleppo known as the White Helmets.
14 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 88 minutes
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Todo Sobre El Asado
This quirky examination of Argentina's culture, customs and cuisine slices into the country's traditional barbecue -- which is both meal and ritual.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 85 minutes
Facing Darkness
In 2014, as the Ebola pandemic sweeps across western Africa, a Christian organization steps up to help. Soon, one of the doctors tests positive.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 98 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
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