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 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 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 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 Cuba Libre Story - Season 1 Cuba Libre Story - Season 1, The
2015 / 51
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This documentary series recounts the tumultuous history of Cuba, a nation of foreign conquest, freedom fighters and Cold War political machinations. It's a small Caribbean island, but its fate has been tied to the collapse of an empire and an epic clash of superpowers.

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Netflix box art for Daughter of the Lake Daughter of the Lake
2015 / 88
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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.

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Netflix box art for Democrats Democrats
2014 / 99

After Zimbabwe's disputed 2008 election results, political enemies are asked to write a new constitution and save their country from a bleak future. A country in turmoil. A system in chaos. They're the only hope of a beleaguered people for a peaceful future.

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Netflix box art for El Crazy Che El Crazy Che
2015 / 86

Learn the true story of Guillermo "Bill" Gaede, an Argentine engineer who spied for Cuba and the FBI while working in Silicon Valley in the 1980s.

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Netflix box art for El fin de ETA El fin de ETA
2017 / 106
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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.

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Netflix box art for Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise
2017 / 90
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Witness the sudden political ascent of Emmanuel Macron, who survived a bruising campaign to become the youngest president in French history.

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Netflix box art for E-Team E-Team
2014 / 89
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The courageous investigators of Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Team risk their lives to document unlawful attacks on civilians by brutal dictators. Memo to military dictators and tyrannical rulers: E-Team is out there. And they are watching you.

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Netflix box art for The Fog of War Fog of War, The
2003 / 107
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This Oscar-winning documentary traces former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's career from government to the World Bank. From WWII to Vietnam, millions died during his service. Is this Pied Piper of wars a leader or a tyrant?

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Netflix box art for Food, Inc. Food, Inc.
2008 / 89
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Director Robert Kenner's provocative, Oscar-nominated documentary looks at the food industry's harmful effects on human health and the environment. Growth hormones. Animal abuse. E. Coli. "Frankencorn." In the world of corporate-controlled food, it's what's for dinner.

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Netflix box art for The Garden Garden, The
2008 / 3.8 / 79
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This Oscar-nominated documentary follows a group of low-income families struggling to protect a 14-acre urban farm area in South Central Los Angeles. An unlikely haven that grew from a night of urban mayhem. It's a backyard worth fighting for at any cost.

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Netflix box art for Goldman Sachs: Bank That Runs the World Goldman Sachs: Bank That Runs the World
2012 / 71
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This documentary is a case study of the multinational tentacles of the world's biggest bank, how it started and what its power means to everyone. They own just about everything, and everyone owes them. They are too big to fail -- even if we don't realize they are.

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Netflix box art for Hank: Five Years from the Brink Hank: Five Years from the Brink
2013 / 86
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From Joe Berlinger, director of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy, comes this documentary about controversial former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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Netflix box art for How To Survive a Plague How To Survive a Plague
2012 / 3.6 / 109
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Faced with their own mortality, a group of mostly HIV-positive young people break the mold in taking on Washington and the medical establishment. No one wanted to help them, so they decided to help themselves. When facing death, they chose life.

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Netflix box art for I Am the Ambassador - Season 1 I Am the Ambassador - Season 1
2015 / 28
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This documentary series follows Rufus Gifford, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark and an advocate for LGBT rights, in his personal and professional life. He's an unconventional diplomat with the looks and charisma of a TV star. So producers made him into one.

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Netflix box art for I Am the Ambassador - Season 2 I Am the Ambassador - Season 2
2015 / 28
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This documentary series follows Rufus Gifford, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark and an advocate for LGBT rights, in his personal and professional life. He's an unconventional diplomat with the looks and charisma of a TV star. So producers made him into one.

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Netflix box art for Illegal Illegal
2014 / 82
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Her daughter afflicted by a rare epilepsy, Katiele tries desperately to obtain the only thing that can relieve it: a substance derived from marijuana. She can't stand to watch her daughter suffer anymore. For this desperate mom, the law is worth breaking for love.


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Netflix box art for Incorruptible Incorruptible
2015 / 89

In the streets of Senegal, a youth movement rises up against a regime bent on retaining power in this chronicle of the nation's stormy 2012 elections.

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Netflix box art for Inside Job Inside Job
2010 / 108

Learn in comprehensive, cogent detail about the pervasive and deep-rooted Wall Street corruption that led to the global economic meltdown of 2008. Greed, corruption and ridiculously cheap mortgages helped tank the world economy in 2008. Have we learned anything?

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Netflix box art for Ken Burns: Prohibition - Season 1 Ken Burns: Prohibition - Season 1
2011 / 94
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Ken Burns's documentary traces the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition. A look back to when the call for temperance was answered by social upheaval ... and plenty of bathtub gin.

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Netflix box art for The Law in These Parts Law in These Parts, The
2011 / 3.0 / 102
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This powerful documentary looks at the work of the Israeli jurists charged with developing and upholding the law in disputed Palestinian territories. There are laws for the occupiers and laws for the occupied. A filmmaker puts the lawmakers on trial.

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