NETFLIX Genre: Political Documentaries



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Netflix box art for 16 Acres 16 Acres
2012 / 92
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16 Acres reveals the behind-the-scenes political jousting and maneuvering that have plagued the rebuilding of the Ground Zero site. Terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers in minutes. It took miles of red tape and more than a decade to rebuild.

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Netflix box art for Afghanistan: The Great Game - Season 1 Afghanistan: The Great Game - Season 1
2012 / 59
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Politician and filmmaker Rory Stewart hosts this documentary look at the recent history of Afghanistan, a nation wracked by foreign invasions and war. For centuries, empires have tried to capture this land, all in vain. It's a place and a people that won't be defeated.

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Netflix box art for After Tiller After Tiller
2013 / 87
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This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement. They risk their lives and wrestle with ethics. Meet the real people behind the controversial headlines.

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Netflix box art for An Inconvenient Truth An Inconvenient Truth
2006 / 3.6 / 96
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Former Vice President Al Gore wages a passionate campaign -- not for the White House, but for the environment -- in this Oscar-winning documentary. Leading a new kind of campaign, a former vice president uses one heck of a slideshow to forecast Earth's fate.

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Netflix box art for Armistice Armistice
2008 / 55
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Professor David Reynolds applies fresh thinking to the now-familiar story of the 1918 armistice that effectively brought World War I to an end. A treaty ends the devastation of World War I. It also lays the foundation for the next global military conflagration.

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Netflix box art for The Armor of Light Armor of Light, The
2015 / 83
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A look at a conservative minister's crusade to coax his followers away from their love affair with guns raises profound moral and social questions. For a man of the cloth, following his conscience just might mean alienating himself from his flock.

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Netflix box art for Art of Conflict Art of Conflict
2012 / 3.9 / 72
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Narrated by Vince Vaughn, this thoughtful look at Northern Ireland's street murals examines them as an expression of the region's violent history.

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Netflix box art for The Ascent of Woman - Season 1 Ascent of Woman - Season 1, The
2015 / 58

This four-part series traces the impact of women on politics, religion, science and other aspects of human history from 10,000 B.C. to the present. Women have been oppressed for millennia. Still, they saved and shaped history: It's humankind's greatest success story.

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Netflix box art for Before the Flood Before the Flood
2016 / 96
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Leonardo DiCaprio crisscrosses the globe to investigate the consequences of man-made globe warming and the measures being taken to reverse it. Melting ice fields. Devastated forests. Paradises lost. Can the damage from climate change be corrected in time?

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Netflix box art for Best of Enemies Best of Enemies
2015 / 88

The long, bitter rivalry between politically opposed intellectuals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. is recounted in this acclaimed documentary. Eloquently witty. Intellectually gifted. In 1968, two of America's best and brightest savaged each other on national TV.

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Netflix box art for The Big Interview with Dan Rather - Season 1 Big Interview with Dan Rather - Season 1, The
2013 / 48
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The veteran "CBS Evening News" anchor puts his stamp on in-depth interviews with musicians, actors and artists who've made their mark on the world. He's always been controversial. Now, he’s stirring things up with challenging entertainment interviews you won't forget.

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Netflix box art for The Big Interview with Dan Rather - Season 2 Big Interview with Dan Rather - Season 2, The
2013 / 48
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The veteran "CBS Evening News" anchor puts his stamp on in-depth interviews with musicians, actors and artists who've made their mark on the world. He's always been controversial. Now, he’s stirring things up with challenging entertainment interviews you won't forget.

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Netflix box art for Big Men Big Men
2013 / 100

Where oil flows, money follows. This documentary picks up the trail of that liquid gold as it streams through Western Africa.

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Netflix box art for Bobby Fischer Against the World Bobby Fischer Against the World
2011 / 3.9 / 89

Filmmaker Liz Garbus reveals the dark side of one of the most enigmatic of 20th century personalities: world champion chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. His talent was legendary, his technique was influential, and his behavior was notorious. With genius comes trouble.

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Netflix box art for Bowling for Columbine Bowling for Columbine
2002 / 3.6 / 119
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Michael Moore tackles America's obsession with firearms in this Oscar-winning documentary that examines the Columbine High School shootings. Michael Moore explores America's obsession with guns ... and why the right to bear arms has become a war.

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Netflix box art for Breaking Free Breaking Free
2015 / 81
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One filmmaker’s quest to expose the human rights violations faced by India’s LGBTQ community was a project of passion seven years in the making.

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Netflix box art for Call Me Kuchu Call Me Kuchu
2012 / 3.9 / 85
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This powerful film follows David Kato, the first openly homosexual man in Uganda, as he fights the nation's looming anti-gay laws. This openly gay man can't survive in a country that hates him. But his passion for justice lives on.

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Netflix box art for Capitalism: A Love Story Capitalism: A Love Story
2009 / 127

Filmmaker Michael Moore takes on capitalism's roots, the floundering U.S. economy, and 2008's global financial meltdown. The American Dream's been derailed. Forget reform; when it comes to capitalism, he's calling for a revolution.

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Netflix box art for #chicagoGirl #chicagoGirl
2013 / 0

A Chicago teen helps coordinate the Syrian revolution via social media until her network must choose how to fight a dictator: with Facebook or AK-47s.

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Netflix box art for Chuck Norris vs. Communism Chuck Norris vs. Communism
2015 / 80
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This documentary looks back on Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's ban of Western media and how an influx of bootlegged films changed the country. Romania was once an entertainment wasteland. All it needed was smuggled American movies. And one rogue translator.

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Netflix box art for Citizen Koch Citizen Koch
2013 / 3.7 / 85
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In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United decision, this film explores the mounting struggle between money and American democracy. Gutted unions, corporate personhood and leaders in their pockets. Meet the moneyed men behind the political machine.

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Netflix box art for The Corporation Corporation, The
2003 / 3.7 / 144
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This documentary explores the genesis of the American corporation, its global economic supremacy and its psychopathic leanings.

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Netflix box art for Countdown to Zero Countdown to Zero
2009 / 85

This film takes an unblinking look at the threats posed by a growing list of nuclear-armed states and weighs the prospects for global disarmament.

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Netflix box art for Cries from Syria Cries from Syria
2017 / 111
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Covering five years of conflict, this film offers firsthand accounts of Syria's brutal disintegration and the dangers faced by its many refugees.

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