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An overview of all 705 Netflix documentaries.


The Lovers and the Despot
This firsthand account tells of two kidnapped South Korean movie professionals who became the unwilling personal filmmakers of dictator Kim Jong-il.
30 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 98 minutes
Danny Says
This documentary profiles eccentric publicist Danny Fields, who helped launch the careers of innovative new artists who would become musical icons.
30 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 103 minutes
Fire at Sea
Heartbreak, hope and nostalgia collide in this complex portrait of Lampedusa, a Mediterranean island where thousands of migrants land each year.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
Sacro GRA
Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi turns his eye to his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome's giant ring road.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 91 minutes
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Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
The story of the Christian band Hillsong, from its humble beginnings to its international prominence, unfolds in this inspiring concert documentary.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 102 minutes
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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
The cast and crew of the 1981 Broadway musical "Merrily We Roll Along" recall joy and heartbreak during the production of a surefire hit that wasn't.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
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Refugee
This documentary about the European refugee crisis focuses on the Alali family, who struggle with physical and emotional hardships after separation.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 23 minutes
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Notes on Blindness
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
Future Baby
This documentary delves into the history and current state of reproductive innovations and offers insights into the future of the human genome.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 88 minutes
Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
Scientists and animal keepers fight to save an orphaned baby elephant at a rescue camp in Botswana while struggling to defend its entire species.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
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Look at Us Now, Mother!
A documentary filmmaker turns the lens on her dysfunctional relationship with her mother in an effort to heal the wounds of their troubled past.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 83 minutes
Pint-Sized Preachers
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This National Geographic documentary profiles three children, all under 12, who preach to congregations in Mississippi, Florida and Brazil.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Megafamilies
Meet three families from around the world as they keep households with 13, 16 and even more than 150 family members organized on a daily basis.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
Inside the Muslim Brotherhood
This documentary reveals how social media saturation and fervid street protests gave way to the 2011 ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
inside Twin town
This documentary examines an intriguing phenomenon in a remote Indian village where more than 250 sets of twins live within a population of 2,000.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 45 minutes
Hunt for the Giant Squid
With night-vision cameras, researchers scour the deep sea surrounding the Azores, hoping to be the first to film the elusive giant squid in the wild.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Hunt for the Abominable Snowman
2.90
Across the Himalayas, many stories are told about the yeti: half man, half ape. Climber Gerry Moffatt sets out to find proof of its existence.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
Russia's Toughest Prisons
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Three Russian prisons unlock their doors to an international film crew and reveal what life inside is like for the nation's most brutal criminals.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Inside: Medical Marijuana
This documentary examines the world of legal marijuana and analyzes the science behind the medical properties of the world's most-used illicit drug.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Viking Apocalypse
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When a mass of skeletons are found in a shallow grave, cutting-edge forensics and ancient texts tell a story of greed, betrayal and retribution.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 44 minutes
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Inside the Mob's Bloody Valentine
Johnny Fratto, son of Al Capone associate Louis Fratto, deconstructs the most famous mob murder in Chicago's history with help from local experts.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 45 minutes
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Les Bleus - Une autre histoire de France, 1996-2016
This documentary charts 20 years of the French national soccer team, Les Bleus, whose ups and downs have mirrored those of French society.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 103 minutes
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The Big One
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Documentarian Michael Moore explores why so many Americans are in danger of losing their jobs at a time when corporations are posting record profits.
17 March 2017 | Documentaries | 1997 | 90 minutes
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Gallipoli
Explore the World War I Gallipoli battle through dramatic reenactments, 3D animation and interviews with noted experts in this meticulous docudrama.
14 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2006 | 118 minutes
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The Sunshine Makers
Take a trip and witness the rise and fall of Tim Scully and Nicholas Sand, improbable pioneers of the drug counterculture during the 1960s.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 90 minutes
Parrot Heads
Dive into the colorful world of Jimmy Buffett's most dedicated fans, who follow the singer from concert to concert and chill out along the way.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
Theater of Life
This documentary follows chef Massimo Bottura as he opens a soup kitchen to cook gourmet meals for the needy from food waste at the 2015 Milan Expo.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 93 minutes
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Impossible Dreamers
This film follows age-defying pro and amateur senior athletes, including golfer Gary Player and boxer Ann Schranz, as they train for competition.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
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Dr. Feelgood
A Virginia doctor's habit of over-prescribing painkillers lands him in prison for drug dealing amidst a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
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Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer
With dreams of becoming an elephant driver like her father, Chandani takes responsibility for a young calf named Kandula and learns the ropes from a kindly ranger. But most people aren't prepared to accept a girl working in a man's profession.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 86 minutes
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