Currently Available Documentaries List

13TH (2016 October 7)
Netflix Documentary
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay examines racial inequality, focusing on the disproportionate number of African-Americans in the American prison system. The 13th amendment abolished slavery, but the prison system perpetuates slavery.
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13TH - Conversation with Oprah and Ava DuVernay  

13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay (2017)
 
Netflix Interview
In the half hour interview, Winfrey asks DuVernay about film making, the documentary, and her political outlook.
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Amanda Knox (2016 September 30)
Netflix Documentary
This follows the case of Amanda Knox, twice convicted and twice acquitted of murdering her roommate in Italy.
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Art of Conflict
(2012 October 12)
Netflix Documentary
The murals of Northern Ireland are an expression of the region's violent troubles.

Audrie & Daisy
(2016 September 23)

Netflix Documentary
This follows two cases of rape through court documents, cyber-bullying, and police investigations.
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The Battered Bastards of Baseball
(2014 July 11)
Netflix Documentary
An independent minor league baseball team in Portland with misfits and rejects on the roster bests the competition.


Casting JonBenét (2017 April 28)

Netflix Original Documentary
This documentary focuses indirectly on the sensational unsolved murder case of six year old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey in 1996, filming auditions and interviews with local actors, revealing their memories and speculations of the case.
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Chasing Coral (2017 July 14)

Netflix Original Documentary
Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. A time lapse camera was invented to record the transformation of coral below the waves. Jeff Orlowski's previous documentary was Chasing Ice, documenting climate change in Greenland.
Netflix Acquires Chasing Coral
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Kristen Bell to sing closing song 
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Counterpunch (2017 June 16)

Netflix Distributed Documentary
This documentary follows three promising amateur boxers as they pursue success in a sport that is experiencing a decline in popularity.
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E-Team (2014 October 24)
Netflix Documentary
The E-team or Emergencies Team, is tasked with documenting human rights abuses around the world.

Extremis
(2016 September 13)
Netflix Documentary Short
A hard hitting 20 minute look at end of life care from the perspective of patients, family, and doctors.
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Get Me Roger Stone (2017 May 12)

Netflix Original Documentary
Roger Stone became the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury, and his career as a master in backroom politics has intersected many momentous low points in modern political history. He's been with Donald Trump since the beginning, planting the seeds of a political run.
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Heroin(e) (2017 September 12)

Netflix Distributed Documentary
In the face of the opioid epidemic in a West Virginia town, three women, a fire chief, a judge and a social worker, are giving their community a fighting chance.
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Hot Girls Wanted (2015 May 29)
Netflix Documentary
They wanted easy money, but taking if all off for a web cam gets complicated.


Icarus (2017 August 4)
Netflix Documentary
Bryan Fogel's documentary uncovers the truth about doping in sports, delving into the scandal among Russian Olympians.
Fogel, an amateur bike racer decided to create a documentary about doping, by doing it himself. Using a Russian doctor, he uncovers a state sponsored Olympic doping program. 
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Cheating the Olympics video

Into the Inferno (2016 October 28)
Netflix Documentary
Werner Herzog explores active volcanoes around the world.
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The Ivory Game (2016 November 4)
Netflix Original Documentary
Activists try to stop poachers and thwart the illegal ivory trade.
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Fight the Trade featurette

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017 May 26)

Netflix Distributed Documentary
Teenager Joshua Wong decides to save Hong Kong from the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in his  courageous fight against China, an activist that inspired tens of thousands.
Netflix Acquires Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
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Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015 September 18)
Netflix Documentary
A look at mythical rock star guitarist Keith Richards.


Laerte-se (2017 May 19) 
Netflix Portugues Language Documentary
After60 years as a man and through three kids and three marriages, Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil’s most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself as a woman. Laerte investigates the feminine world wondering whether she should have breast implants and what exactly it is to be a woman.

The Mars Generation (2017 May 5)

Netflix Original Documentary
This looks at how close we are to landing on Mars. For centuries, the red planet has captured our imaginations. And today, the possibility of a manned mission to Mars has never been closer. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson and a new generation of space enthusiasts come together to explore the potential of human life on Mars.
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Apollo Featurette Video

Mission Blue (2014 August 15)
Netflix Documentary
Follow the woman that wants to save Earth's oceans.

Mitt
(2014 January 24)
Netflix Documentary
Get a glimpse of the real Mitt Romney as you go behind the scenes.

My Beautiful Broken Brain
(2016 March 18)
Netflix Documentary
A 34 year old stroke patient must relearns to to read, write, and speak.
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The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir
(2015 May 22)
Netflix Documentary
A look at the other member of The Grateful Dead.

My Own Man
(2015 March 6)
Netflix Documentary
A film maker explores how to be a father to his future son.

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017 June 23)

Netflix Original Documentary
The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media seemed like a trial about privacy versus the press, but turned into a case about how money can silence the media through legality.
Peter Thiel’s financial support of the lawsuit against Gawker and Sheldon Adelson’s shadowy purchase of Nevada’s largest newspaper spell potential consequences for the future of journalism, the First Amendment, and the power of the ultra wealthy.
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Print the Legend (2014 September 26)
Netflix Documentary
A look at the innovation of 3d printing.


Resurface (2017 September 1)
 
Netflix Documentary
Surfing offers healing for military veterans suffering from physical and mental trauma. Operation Surfing is a program where veterans find that the ocean is the one place they can go to for peace.
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The Short Game (2013 December 12)
Netflix Documentary
This follows seven year old golfers as they prepare for the World Championships.

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016 October 14)
Netflix Original Documentary
This Netflix documentary tracks the rise of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Known for his spectacular pyrotechnic artwork displays, he tackles his most ambitious project yet, Sky Ladder.
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The Square (2014 January 17)
Netflix Documentary
This depicts the Egyptian crisis from the revolution in 2011 at Tahrir Square until 2013.


Strong Island (2017 September 15)

Netflix Distributed Documentary
Premiering earlier at Sundance, Strong Island tells the story of director Yance Ford's brother William. William was killed by a white nineteen year old mechanic. Although William was unarmed, his murderer was let go.
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Team Foxcatcher (2016 April 29)
Dave Schultz, John du Pont in Team Foxcatcher
Netflix Documentary
This depicts the story of John du Pont, heir to the du Pont fortune, philanthropist, and convicted of murdering gold medal winner Dave Schultz.
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Tig
(2015 July 17)
Netflix Documentary
This follows what happened after comic Tig Notaro announced her cancer diagnosis during a set.


Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017 June 23)

Netflix Original Documentary
The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media seemed like a trial about privacy versus the press, but turned into a case about how money can silence the media through legality.
Peter Thiel’s financial support of the lawsuit against Gawker and Sheldon Adelson’s shadowy purchase of Nevada’s largest newspaper spell potential consequences for the future of journalism, the First Amendment, and the power of the ultra wealthy.
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Virgunga (2014 November 7)
Andre Bauma in Virunga
Netflix Documentary
Park rangers must protect endangered gorillas and the National Park from poachers, rebels, and oil companies.
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What Happened to Miss Simone?
(2015 June 26)
Netflix Documentary
A look at the life of famous singer and activist Nina Simone.

The White Helmets
(2016 September 16)
Netflix Documentary
This follows the volunteer Syrian Civil Defense force that operates in opposition controlled Syria.
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Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
(2015 October 9)
Netflix Documentary
In 2013, the Ukrainian governments attempt to stop a protest sparked a revolution.

The Zen of Bennett
(2012 November 12)
Netflix Documentary
This depicts the life of jazz singer Tony Bennett.
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