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 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 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 Alphabet Alphabet
2013 / 108

This film examines the ways in which an outmoded education system sacrifices children's natural creativity in favor of standardized achievement. From clever little ones to well-trained consumers. Are schools transforming kids' creativity into compliant citizenship?

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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 American Scream American Scream, The
2012 / 91
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Each year, in the sleepy town of Fairhaven, the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts valiantly try to ignite the town's Halloween spirit.

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Netflix box art for American Teen American Teen
2008 / 97
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This documentary captures the dramatic emotional struggles of five teens in and out of class, including their friendships and romantic relationships.

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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 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 stars / 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 Backstage Backstage
2000 / 86

This documentary follows rapper Jay-Z's 1999 Hard Knock Life tour with rappers Method Man, DMX and Redman -- a tour that packed halls at 54 shows. Way before he had 99 problems, he hit the road on this record-breaking tour. Two months of 1999's hottest hip-hop.

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Netflix box art for The Battle of the Sexes Battle of the Sexes, The
2013 / 79

This documentary traces the buildup to the historic 1973 tennis match between women's champion Billie Jean King and outspoken chauvinist Bobby Riggs. He said a woman could never beat a man on the court, and she accepted the challenge. The whole world was watching.

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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 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 Bill Cunningham New York Bill Cunningham New York
2010 / 81
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Photographer Bill Cunningham tirelessly records what people are wearing in New York City -- both out on the sidewalk and in the salons of the wealthy. Harvard dropout to New York photographer. A shutterbug that celebs and street fashionistas can't help loving.

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Netflix box art for Blackfish Blackfish
2013 / 4.2 / 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 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 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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