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An overview of all 593 Netflix documentaries.


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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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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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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Inside Pint Sized Preachers
3.10
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
Inside Russias Toughest Prison
3.55
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
3.30
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 Mobs 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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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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Peter and the Farm
His hilltop farm in Vermont may be bucolic, but making ends meet is a backbreaking challenge for grizzled, hard-drinking organic farmer Peter Dunning.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 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
NOVA: Building Pharaoh's Chariot
3.70
Archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers and horse trainers team up to construct and test two exact replicas of royal Egyptian chariots.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
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Why Sharks Attack
Shark experts analyze the changing behavior patterns behind rising shark attacks and increasing numbers of predators in waters frequented by humans.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 53 minutes
Deadliest Tornadoes: Nova
3.95
Scientists strive to understand what caused the devasting tornado outbreak of April 2011. Could their research improve future tornado prediction?
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 52 minutes
Danny Says
This documentary profiles eccentric publicist Danny Fields, who helped launch the careers of innovative new artists who would become musical icons.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 103 minutes
Sustainable
Chef Rick Bayless, farmers and others discuss the history leading to the sustainable food movement and how it could change what we eat in the future.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
NOVA: Manhunt - Boston Bombers
3.85
This edition of the series looks at the roles of modern technology and old-school detective work in the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 53 minutes
Be Here Now
Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 109 minutes
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Sharkwater
3.85
Filmmaker Rob Stewart dives into shark-filled seas to disprove fear-based stereotypes and raise awareness of the world's dwindling shark population.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2006 | 88 minutes
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Nova: Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby
3.50
NOVA reopens one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time in an effort to determine what really happened to Charles Lindbergh's baby and why.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 53 minutes
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NOVA: Cold Case JFK
3.60
Using today's state-of-the-art forensics technology, a fresh investigation examines physical evidence to try to crack the 1963 Kennedy assassination.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
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Beak & Brain: Genius Birds From Down Under
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.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
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.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 86 minutes
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