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An overview of all 622 Netflix documentaries.


Just Like Us
Laid-back Egyptian-American comic Ahmed Ahmed breaks down the "Arabic concept," Swingers style, in this film tour through the Middle East.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 71 minutes
A Plastic Ocean
When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
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The Search for Hitler's Bomb
Although there is some evidence that Adolf Hitler ordered its development, the question remains: Were the Nazis close to having an atomic bomb?
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 43 minutes
Tickling Giants
Watch as the fearless Bassem Youssef, dubbed the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," uses satire to challenge politics and encourage democracy in the Middle East.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
Radical: the Controversial Saga of Dada Figueiredo
This film chronicles the career of surfer Dadá Figueiredo, whose stormy personal life upended his status as a trendsetting '70s sports hero.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 71 minutes
Strike a Pose
A quarter-century later, this documentary relocates the male dancers who backed Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition tour, as seen in "Truth or Dare."
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 85 minutes
Osama Bin Laden: Up Close and Personal
Four years after a Navy SEAL team killed Osama Bin Laden in a raid on his compound, his correspondence sheds new light on his mindset and final years.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 45 minutes
Don't Look Down
Aided by dramatic reconstructions and archive footage, Sir Richard Branson recounts his daring attempts to break hot air balloon records.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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El fin de ETA
This documentary chronicles the decade-long process that led to the end of the ETA, a Basque separatist group that operated for more than 50 years.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 106 minutes
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Among the Believers
Take an eye-opening look at the battle between fundamentalism and secularism in Pakistan, with a focus on controversial leader Abdul Aziz Ghazi.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 83 minutes
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
This rockumentary tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Hall-of-Fame band Chicago, from their jazz-rock fusion roots to chart-topping pop hits.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
Tower
Combining archival footage, animation and interviews, this innovative film explores the 1966 mass shooting from the University of Texas's clock tower.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 82 minutes
Pet Fooled
With commentary by two prominent veterinarians, this film looks at the unregulated pet food industry and its negative impact on animals' health.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 70 minutes
Attenborough's Paradise Birds
Enchanted by the history and widespread allure of the majestic birds of paradise, naturalist David Attenborough observes them in their native habitat.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 51 minutes
Peninsula Mitre
This film documents the Azulay brothers' grueling 53-day hike to Argentina's Cape San Diego, where they hope to surf untried, world-class waves.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 87 minutes
The Pearl of Africa
In this intimate documentary, Ugandan transgender woman Cleopatra Kambugu struggles and prevails as she lives in an actively transphobic environment.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 74 minutes
Rooney: The Man Behind The Goals
British soccer great Wayne Rooney granted TV cameras unique access to his home and personal life for the first time in this sports documentary.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 50 minutes
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Humano
Combining live footage and animation, this documentary follows a young man's existential quest to the Andean mountains in search of enlightenment.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 87 minutes
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Celluloid Man
This documentary chronicles the philosophy and life's work of archivist P.K. Nair, who made a mission of preserving Indian cinema’s rich history.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 156 minutes
Silicon Cowboys
This documentary tells the story of Compaq Computer and its three founders, who in 1982, took on Goliath IBM at the height of its PC dominance.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 76 minutes
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The Human Factor: The Untold Story of the Bombay Film Orchestras
A family of Parsi musicians collectively works for over 60 years scoring the orchestral soundtracks for some of Bollywood's most memorable films.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
Jane & Payne
Capturing the long-planned meeting of primatologist Jane Goodall and whale conservationist Roger Payne, this film celebrates both scientists' careers.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
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The Bad Kids
In this documentary, teachers at a Mojave Desert high school adhere to a belief that compassion and life skills can profoundly help at-risk students.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 101 minutes
The Killing$ of Tony Blair
This crowdfunded documentary reviews the career of former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, portraying him as a man largely driven by self-gain.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
Lucha Mexico
This documentary captures the colorful spectacle of Lucha Libre, a form of Mexican pro wrestling performed by masked superheroes and villains.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 103 minutes
The Negro Soldier
This documentary urged African Americans to enlist and join in the effort to be part of America's continuing fight in World War II.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1944 | 40 minutes
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Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines
This World War II-era training film dramatizes how secret agents should act while undercover and how to avoid capture by enemies.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1943 | 61 minutes
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Prelude to War
Frank Capra's documentary chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy and Japan as America prepares for a defense of liberty.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1942 | 51 minutes
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Tunisian Victory
British and American troops join forces to liberate a Nazi stranglehold in North Africa, sharing battles, hard work and a peaceful Christmas dinner.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1944 | 76 minutes
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The Memphis Belle: A Story of a
Flying Fortress
This documentary centers on the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing mission over Germany.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1944 | 39 minutes
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