NETFLIX Genre: Historical Documentaries



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Netflix box art for The Battered Bastards of Baseball Battered Bastards of Baseball, The
2014 / 4.1 / 79
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The colorful true story of the Portland Mavericks, a scrappy, independent baseball team of underdogs started by actor Bing Russell in the 1970s. Once upon a time in Portland, a ragtag team of misfits and rejects scored a home run for the little guy.

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Netflix box art for The Battle of Midway Battle of Midway, The
1942 / 18
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Director John Ford captures combat footage of the Battle of Midway, an air and sea campaign that was a turning point in the war in the Pacific.

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Netflix box art for Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
2012 / 111
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This documentary explores the history of Memphis rock band Big Star, which experienced commercial failure but influenced major artists such as REM.

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Netflix box art for Bobby Fischer Against the World Bobby Fischer Against the World
2011 / 3.9 stars / 89
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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 Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
2014 / 4.1 / 152
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In the 1970s, Miami became the hub of international drug-smuggling operations that adopted advanced technology to increase their profits. Their product -- and cruelty -- put a city on the map. Forget what you know, because you don't know the half of it.

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Netflix box art for The Confession Tapes - Season 1 Confession Tapes - Season 1, The
2017 / 42

This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false. Some believe only a guilty person would confess. This disturbing collection of true-life cases challenges that notion.

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Netflix box art for The Curse of the Dragon Curse of the Dragon, The
1993 / 87

This fascinating documentary reveals the humble beginnings of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, and how he became the first martial arts superstar. He may have had the most dangerous fists in the world, but his wisdom and generosity made him a legend.

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Netflix box art for Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
2016 / 79
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This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.

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Netflix box art for Dirty Wars Dirty Wars
2013 / 82

A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores America's controversial covert operations around the globe. An investigative journalist exposes the casualties of war -- the ones the government doesn't want us to see.

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Netflix box art for Elles étaient en guerre (1914-1918) Elles étaient en guerre (1914-1918)
2014 / 93
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Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines. In war-torn Europe, they formed an army of wives and mothers. But their greatest battles lay beyond the trenches.

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Netflix box art for Fire in the Blood Fire in the Blood
2012 / 83
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Filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray delves into Africa's AIDS crisis to put a human face on those caught in the battle over inexpensive, generic HIV drugs.

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Netflix box art for Five Came Back - Season 1 Five Came Back - Season 1
2017 / 59
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Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II. Capra. Ford. Huston. Stevens. Wyler. Armed with cameras, five directors risked their lives to boost morale through film.

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Netflix box art for The Flat Flat, The
2011 / 3.3 / 98
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When Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother died at 98, he was charged with cleaning out her Tel Aviv apartment, where he made a shocking discovery. She survived the Holocaust but died with a terrible secret. Uncovering the truth will change her family forever.

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Netflix box art for Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
2012 / 3.5 / 87
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Personal letters, family, friends and fellow soldiers pay homage to Yonatan Netanyahu, fallen leader of the 1976 rescue at Uganda's Entebbe Airport.

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Netflix box art for Gallipoli Gallipoli
2006 / 118
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Explore the World War I Gallipoli battle through dramatic reenactments, 3D animation and interviews with noted experts in this meticulous docudrama.

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Netflix box art for Good Ol' Freda Good Ol' Freda
2013 / 3.9 stars / 86
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This documentary profiles Freda Kelly, who was a shy Liverpudlian teen when she was asked to work for a local band looking for fame: The Beatles. She was on the ground floor with the band that changed pop music. They couldn't have done it without her.

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Netflix box art for Hank: Five Years from the Brink Hank: Five Years from the Brink
2013 / 3.9 / 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 Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II
2005 / 89
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Blending archival film, dramatizations and special effects, this documentary recounts the world's first nuclear attack and examines the repercussions. Survivors of the world's first nuclear attack and participants in it tell their stories. The truth is still shocking.

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Netflix box art for Hitler - A Career Hitler - A Career
1977 / 150
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This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.

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Netflix box art for Hitler's Bodyguard - Season 1 Hitler's Bodyguard - Season 1
2008 / 46

Via reenactments and first-person accounts, this documentary series details the many assassination plots that were launched against Hitler's life.

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Netflix box art for Iceman Reborn Iceman Reborn
2016 / 53
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Using 3-D printing and the aesthetics of sculpture and painting, artist Gary Staab creates an exact replica of Ötzi, a 5,000-year-old mummified human.

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Netflix box art for The Jack King Affair Jack King Affair, The
2015 / 52
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This documentary explores a bold World War II operation in which an MI5 agent infiltrated a fascist network to intercept stolen documents.

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Netflix box art for Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
2007 / 124
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Joe Strummer, the late lead singer of legendary rock band the Clash, narrates this documentary of his own life through collected interviews and tapes. First he rocked the casbah, then he rocked the world. A punk demigod's story speaks for itself.

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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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