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 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
2012 / 4.1 / 91
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Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei uses social media and art to inspire protests and suffers government persecution for his actions. Go ahead ... call him a seditionist. This modern-day Warhol and political dissident couldn't be more pleased.

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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 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 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 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 #chicagoGirl #chicagoGirl
2013 / 73

A Chicago teen helps coordinate the Syrian revolution via social media until her network must choose how to fight a dictator: with Facebook or AK-47s. She was a teen in Chicago. But she helped take down a dictator half a world away. With Twitter.

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Netflix box art for Chuck Norris vs. Communism Chuck Norris vs. Communism
2015 / 80

This documentary looks back on Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's ban of Western media and how an influx of bootlegged films changed the country. Romania was once an entertainment wasteland. All it needed was smuggled American movies. And one rogue translator.

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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 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 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 Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 9/11
2004 / 3.4 stars / 122
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Michael Moore's documentary addresses the attacks of September 11, outlining the reasons the United States became a target for hatred and terrorism. Michael Moore offers his version of events surrounding 9/11. Love it or hate it, you'll have an opinion.

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Netflix box art for The Future of Water - Season 1 Future of Water - Season 1, The
2007 / 52

A look at the deeply intertwined history of humanity and fresh water reveals looming challenges that could upend power structures around the world.

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Netflix box art for The Garden Garden, The
2008 / 3.8 stars / 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 GasLand GasLand
2010 / 103
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Josh Fox examines the negative effects of natural-gas drilling, from poisoned water sources to unhealthy animals.

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Netflix box art for Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
2013 / 89

With interviews and footage from his television appearances, this documentary chronicles the life and career of outspoken writer Gore Vidal. He was a writer unafraid to speak his mind. But believe it or not, there are still stones to be turned.

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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 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 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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