NETFLIX Genre: Social & Cultural 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 1971 1971
2014 / 79

More than 40 years after a band of activists raided an FBI office to find evidence of illegal surveillance, those responsible discuss the incident. A look back at a time when the little people banded together to pull the rug out from under Big Brother.

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Netflix box art for 2057: The World in 50 Years - Season 1 2057: The World in 50 Years - Season 1
2007 / 51

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku examines what our bodies, our cities, and our world will look like 50 years into the future. One of the smartest guys around has the skinny on the future of humankind. No crystal ball required.

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Netflix box art for 5 Broken Cameras 5 Broken Cameras
2011 / 4.4 / 90
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This Oscar-nominated documentary centers on Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer trying to make a living amid Israeli occupation.

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Netflix box art for Advanced Style Advanced Style
2014 / 72

This documentary profiles seven stylish New York City seniors who disprove the notion that advanced years and glamour are mutually exclusive. Kids today haven't the foggiest how to rock a silk shawl or a derby hat. Leave it to those with experience.

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Netflix box art for After Porn Ends After Porn Ends
2010 / 2.7 / 93
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This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment. When the hedonism is over, the search for normality begins. But having a dirty past can leave its mark.

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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 All.I.Can. All.I.Can.
2011 / 3.9 / 75
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Breathtaking cinematography and astonishing feats of skiing come together in this visual essay on climate change and the fragility of the Earth.

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Netflix box art for American Experience: Butch Cassidy and... American Experience: Butch Cassidy and...
2014 / 52

Peel the Hollywood veneer off the true story of bank robbers Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, two of the Old West's most memorable outlaws. They raided and robbed like old pros ... then mysteriously vanished. It only made them more legendary.

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Netflix box art for American Experience: Henry Ford American Experience: Henry Ford
2013 / 112

Henry Ford paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. He created the assembly line and the living wage -- and jump-started America's love affair with cars.

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Netflix box art for American Experience: The Amish: Shunned American Experience: The Amish: Shunned
2014 / 112
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This documentary follows former members of the Amish community as they discuss their decisions to leave one of America's most closed communities. A fascinating community, living apart -- and in the past. When someone leaves, breaking up is hard to do.

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Netflix box art for American Masters: Althea American Masters: Althea
2015 / 84

Follow the life of pioneering tennis star Althea Gibson, who overcame tremendous obstacles to become the first African American to play at Wimbledon. The world of professional tennis rebuffs her. This undaunted African American athlete shows them the meaning of triumph.

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Netflix box art for American Promise American Promise
2013 / 3.8 / 125
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A detailed examination of race, education and opportunity in America, this documentary follows two African American boys for 12 years. Two best friends face an uphill battle on the road to achievement -- and watch as their paths diverge.

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Netflix box art for The American Scream American Scream, The
2012 / 91
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Each year, in the sleepy town of Fairhaven, the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts valiantly try to ignite the town's Halloween spirit.

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Netflix box art for Anna’s Wild Life - Season 1 Anna’s Wild Life - Season 1
2011 / 23
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TV personality Anna Ryder Richardson and her restaurateur husband, Colin MacDougall, discover what it is really like to run a wildlife park. Two animal lovers buy a wildlife preserve. Meet a couple saving the world one endangered species at a time.

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Netflix box art for Anna’s Wild Life - Season 2 Anna’s Wild Life - Season 2
2011 / 23
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TV personality Anna Ryder Richardson and her restaurateur husband, Colin MacDougall, discover what it is really like to run a wildlife park. Two animal lovers buy a wildlife preserve. Meet a couple saving the world one endangered species at a time.

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Netflix box art for Anton Corbijn Inside Out Anton Corbijn Inside Out
2012 / 3.8 / 85
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This documentary portrait of photographer-filmmaker Anton Corbijn records his globe-hopping career and explores the source of his reclusive nature. He's created some of the world's most iconic images. This Dutch artist reveals everything ... except himself.

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Netflix box art for Approaching The Elephant Approaching The Elephant
2014 / 90

This documentary visits a free school in New Jersey, where students vote on curriculum and rules, and meets one boy who's out to shake things up.

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Netflix box art for Art & Copy Art & Copy
2009 / 88

Filmmaker Doug Pray explores the fascinating and sometimes mysterious world of advertising in this compelling documentary.

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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 (A) Sexual (A) Sexual
2011 / 2.9 / 75
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Awash in a sex-obsessed culture, asexuals -- people who experience no sexual attraction -- struggle to claim their identity.

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Netflix box art for Atari: Game Over Atari: Game Over
2014 / 66
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Explore the demise of gaming giant Atari, along with claims that it hid its biggest flop, 1982's "E.T.," by burying the cartridges in the desert. They're digging up what really happened when Atari died. Gaming's biggest mystery -- or just an urban legend?

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Netflix box art for The Atomic States of America Atomic States of America, The
2012 / 3.3 / 92
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This documentary journeys through nuclear reactor communities to expose the truths and myths concerning the risks and benefits of the energy source. Stand at the intersection of clean nuclear power and human catastrophe and take a good long look down the road.

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Netflix box art for Backstage Backstage
2000 / 3.4 / 86
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This documentary follows rapper Jay-Z's 1999 Hard Knock Life tour with rappers Method Man, DMX and Redman -- a tour that packed halls at 54 shows. Way before he had 99 problems, he hit the road on this record-breaking tour. Two months of 1999's hottest hip-hop.

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