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 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 Grindhouse American Grindhouse
2010 / 3.5 / 78
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Oscar nominee Robert Forster narrates this explosive toast to the American exploitation film, a lowbrow staple of so-called grindhouse cinema.

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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 Art Star and the Sudanese Twins Art Star and the Sudanese Twins, The
2007 / 2.3 / 97
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A performance artist works tirelessly to fulfill her dream of adopting Sudanese twins, placing her marriage and career at risk in this documentary. A controversial artist makes the decision of her life. Outlandish, exploitative or earth mother? You'll have an opinion.

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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 Babies Babies
2010 / 3.6 / 78

Documentary filmmaker Thomas Balmes chronicles the simultaneous early development of four babies from different parts of the world. First smile. First teeth. First steps. No matter where you live, the miracles of life's first year are universal.

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Netflix box art for The Beautiful Game Beautiful Game, The
2012 / 84
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This documentary reveals the power of soccer in modern Africa, and how the sport can help drive social and economic change on the continent. The ball is round; the game lasts 90 minutes; the rest is pure theory. In Africa, soccer goes beyond the sidelines.

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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 Best of TEDx - Season 1 Best of TEDx - Season 1
2012 / 20

Featuring local voices that reverberate globally, these talks celebrate the best of TEDx and its mantra of "ideas worth spreading."

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Netflix box art for Best Worst Movie Best Worst Movie
2009 / 93
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Most people don't set out to produce a horrible film, so how exactly does it happen? This documentary attempts to answer that question.

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Netflix box art for Bigger, Stronger, Faster Bigger, Stronger, Faster
2008 / 106
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Filmmaker Chris Bell points the camera at his brothers and himself -- all steroid users -- for this provocative examination of sports and competition.

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Netflix box art for Blackfish Blackfish
2013 / 4.2 stars / 83
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This fascinating documentary examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum, who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity. They're hunted, herded and forced to dance. Meet a 15,000 pound slave -- on the edge of a psychotic break.

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Netflix box art for Blood Brother Blood Brother
2013 / 92
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This inspiring film documents the challenges a young American man faces and the love he finds as he helps children with HIV and AIDS in India. An American wanderer was searching for an extraordinary family. At a troubled hospital in India, he found one.

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Netflix box art for Bombay Beach Bombay Beach
2011 / 2.9 / 76
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Set against the atmospheric scenery of a ghost town, this moving documentary paints an evocative portrait of those who live in cultural obscurity. Philosophy and harsh reality converge in a desolate town, and the lives of three very different men are explored.

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Netflix box art for Bones Brigade: An Autobiography Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
2012 / 4.4 / 111
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This documentary follows six teenagers who formed a skateboarding team in the 1980s, revitalizing the sport and becoming its top athletes. Six skateboarding teenagers take the sport to the next level. It's epic. It's awesome. And it's true.

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Netflix box art for Born into Brothels Born into Brothels
2004 / 86

This humorous and heartfelt story portrays the resilience of children and the magic of art to transform the lives of youth in Calcutta's brothels. Born to prostitutes in Calcutta’s worst slums. A camera's-eye view of impoverished yet amazingly uplifting children.

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Netflix box art for Bottled Life Bottled Life
2013 / 89
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Journalist Res Gehriger investigates how Swiss-based corporation Nestlé has plundered the world's water resources in the name of big business. Water, water everywhere ... and they'll figure out how to sell it back to you and make billions.

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Netflix box art for Brasslands Brasslands
2013 / 84
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Seen through the eyes of American, Serbian and Roma competitors, this kinetic documentary captures the magic of the world's largest trumpet festival.

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Netflix box art for Brave Miss World Brave Miss World
2013 / 3.8 / 88
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Weeks before being named Miss World, Linor Abargil was raped. She tells the world her inspiring true story in this Emmy-nominated documentary. A famous beauty queen forced to hide a terrible truth, but now her truth might set so many others free.

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Netflix box art for Bridegroom Bridegroom
2013 / 4.3 / 79
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This timely documentary tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone, who finds himself without marriage's legal protections when his same-sex partner dies. He lost the love of his life, and now they want to take everything else. Death is hardest on the living.

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