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An overview of all 573 Netflix documentaries.


Sinatra: To Be Frank
Explore how singer and actor Frank Sinatra became one of the biggest stars of the 20th century while remaining, in his heart, just a regular guy.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 81 minutes
Smash: Motorized Mayhem
Buckle up for a look inside a biannual school bus race in Florida, a harrowing event where carnage and collisions are most definitely encouraged.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 65 minutes
Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World
Experience an inside look at David Bowie's incredible influence on music, art and culture via interviews with some of the people who knew him best.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 98 minutes
Command and Control
Chronicling a 1980 Titan II missile accident, this sobering documentary weighs the balance of power and safety involving weapons of mass destruction.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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National Bird
Three former military operatives offer disturbing, firsthand accounts of the deadly impact that U.S. drone warfare has had on civilians overseas.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Wild Ways
In Africa, the Yukon and Yellowstone National Park, efforts are underway to provide safe passage between habitats for roaming or migrating wildlife.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 52 minutes
LoveTrue
In this blend of documentary and dramatization, circumstances test notions of love held by a young stripper, a single-dad surfer and a teen musician.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 82 minutes
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GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
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This engaging documentary chronicles the 1980s phenomenon "The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," which elevated its female grapplers to star status.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 73 minutes
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Diving Into the Unknown
When a cave diving expedition suffers a tragic accident, four survivors defy authorities and return in secret to retrieve the bodies of their friends.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
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Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise
Witness the sudden political ascent of Emmanuel Macron, who survived a bruising campaign to become the youngest president in French history.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?
As medical science scrambles to unlock the mystery of Alzheimer's disease, patients enlist in clinical trials to find a treatment, or even a cure.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
The Armstrong Lie
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This documentary follows cyclist Lance Armstrong from his 2009 comeback effort through his shocking 2012 confession of performance-enhancing drug use.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 123 minutes | Watch trailer
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Natascha Kampusch: The Whole Story
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A Viennese child who was kidnapped and held captive in a basement before escaping after eight years reveals her headline-making story of survival.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 51 minutes
When the Bough Breaks
This film explores causes and treatments for postpartum depression and psychosis, focusing on real cases and fostering awareness about the disease.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 93 minutes
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Fire in the Blood
Dylan Mohan Gray examines Africa's AIDS crisis and activists' battle with pharmaceutical companies to make life-saving HIV drugs more affordable.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2012 | 83 minutes
In Defense of Food
Journalist Michael Pollan examines the industrially driven Western diet to show how it has ruined our health, then offers solutions for the future.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 115 minutes
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
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Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower
The world of personal bodyguards who provide security for celebrities and politicians is explored in this documentary narrated by actor Kim Coates.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Losing Sight of Shore
This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia in support of two charities.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words set over rare photographs and video illustrating her remarkable life.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
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Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi
This documentary profiles the celebrated Hindi film director known as much for his embrace of leftist politics and social concerns as lyrical cinema.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 61 minutes
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Daughter of the Lake
Follow an Andean woman's fight to stop a Peruvian mining firm from evicting her from her land in order to access the gold under her precious lake.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 88 minutes
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Police informants, journalists, supporters and detractors contribute to this documentary look at the history of the controversial Black Panther Party.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 114 minutes
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JFK: The Making of a President
Explore how John F. Kennedy's worldview was influenced by his younger years, when he endured poor health, family tragedy and a demanding father.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 43 minutes
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American Experience: The Big Burn
In 1910, a devastating wildfire raged through the Rockies, challenging the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and shaping fire policy for years to come.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 52 minutes
Decanted.
This lyrical documentary spotlights the vineyard-rich region of Napa Valley, California, and the winemakers who call it home.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 78 minutes
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American Experience: The Boys of '36
Up against Ivy Leaguers and elite German athletes, a team of American working-class rowers inspired the world by winning gold at the 1936 Olympics.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
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American Experience: War of the Worlds
Mass hysteria resulted when young Orson Welles broadcast a radio production of the sci-fi classic "The War of the Worlds" disguised as news in 1938.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 52 minutes
Humpback Whales
After near extinction 50 years ago, humpback whales are thriving. Their recovery is captured in this documentary filmed in Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 39 minutes
American Experience: The Blackout
A citywide power outage merged with a heat wave, a serial killer and understaffed police precincts to create a harrowing blackout in 1977 New York.
4 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 52 minutes
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