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Top 50 best Netflix documentaries according to IMDB

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Ram Dass, Going Home
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 31 minutes
From his home on Maui, pioneering researcher, author and spiritual teacher Ram Dass reflects on love, life and death as his own days draw to a close.
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 142 minutes
In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.
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Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 75 minutes
Shunned by his country due to religion, Abdus Salam strives for an achievement that would define modern physics and redefine his place back home.
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Virunga
9,0 Virunga
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2014 | 100 minutes
The Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa's most precious national park and its endangered gorillas.
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Calum von Moger: Unbroken
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 93 minutes
Bodybuilder and two-time Mr. Universe, Calum von Moger, reflects on his rise to fame and battle to come back from a debilitating injury.
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Cowspiracy
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2014 | 90 minutes
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet's natural resources -- and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.
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Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
Filmmakers explore how pop culture shapes a new generation's beliefs about gender, sexuality and violence on display among students on spring break.
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Our Planet - Behind The Scenes
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 63 minutes
Years spent recording footage of creatures from every corner of the globe is bound to produce a bit of drama. Here's a behind-the-scenes look.
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Madness in the Desert
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2004 | 141 minutes
The story of making "Lagaan," one of the millennium's seminal Indian films, is told from the point of view of production team member Satyajit Bhatkal.
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Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2020 | 85 minutes
Backed by a full band and a ready wit, actor Ben Platt opens up a very personal songbook onstage — numbers from his debut LP, "Sing to Me Instead.”
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Winter on Fire
December 21, 2021 | Documentaries | 2015 | 98 minutes
Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement.
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Sense8: Creating the World
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2015 | 25 minutes
Go behind the scenes and around the world with the "Sense8" cast and crew in this in-depth look at how the hit series is made.
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Hasta los dientes
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 109 minutes
This documentary follows the controversy surrounding the 2010 murders of two students, who were framed as criminals and killed by the Mexican military.
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A Secret Love
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2020 | 82 minutes
Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.
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Get Me Roger Stone
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
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2,215
8,2 2,215
December 21, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 89 minutes
This intimate documentary follows rock star Artiwara Kongmalai on his historic, 2,215-kilometer charity run across Thailand in 2017.
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The Crystal Calls Making the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 82 minutes
Go behind the scenes with stars, puppeteers and creators as they bring Jim Henson's magical world of Thra back to life in a sweeping fantasy series.
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Dancing with the Birds
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 51 minutes
From ruffling their majestic feathers to nailing im-peck-able courtship routines, birds in paradise flaunt their best moves in hopes of landing a mate.
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Cuba and the Cameraman
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 113 minutes
Emmy-winning filmmaker Jon Alpert chronicles the fortunes of three Cuban families over the course of four tumultuous decades in the nation's history.
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13TH
8,2 13TH
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2016 | 100 minutes
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
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Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 105 minutes
Artists in LA discover the work of forgotten Polish sculptor Stanislav Szukalski, a mad genius whose true story unfolds chapter by astounding chapter.
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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2020 | 108 minutes
A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.
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Chasing Coral
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 89 minutes
Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.
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Mission Blue
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2014 | 94 minutes
This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle's campaign to save the world's oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste.
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Gardeners of Eden
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2014 | 70 minutes
As corrupt governments fail to stop the slaughter of elephants for ivory, an 80-year-old woman and a crew of rangers bravely try to end the poaching.
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Inside Job
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2010 | 108 minutes
Learn in comprehensive, cogent detail about the pervasive and deep-rooted Wall Street corruption that led to the global economic meltdown of 2008.
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Miss Americana
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2020 | 85 minutes
In this revealing documentary, Taylor Swift embraces her role as a songwriter and performer — and as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.
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Puff: Wonders of the Reef
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2021 | 59 minutes
A baby pufferfish travels through a wondrous microworld full of fantastical creatures as he searches for a home on the Great Barrier Reef.
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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2011 | 76 minutes
Whoopi Goldberg narrates Elmo creator Kevin Clash's remarkable journey from a working-class Baltimore neighborhood to Jim Henson's "Sesame Street."
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Dogtown and Z-Boys
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2001 | 91 minutes
This documentary focuses on California's Z-Boys, who revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970s when they infused surfing techniques into the sport.
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What the Health
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 92 minutes
This film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food industries.
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Monty Python: Live at Aspen
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 1998 | 58 minutes
The members of Monty Python reunite on stage to talk about making their iconic show that changed sketch comedy forever.
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Little Miss Sumo
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 19 minutes
In an ancient sport traditionally reserved for men, 20-year-old female sumo prodigy Hiyori attempts to revolutionize Japan’s national pastime.
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Lift Like a Girl
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2021 | 92 minutes
With the guidance of her relentless coach, a teen weightlifter emerges from a scrappy training camp in Egypt to compete at the championship level.
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Unrest
7,8 Unrest
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 97 minutes
In this heart-wrenching documentary, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student turns the camera on herself to capture her struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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Quincy
7,7 Quincy
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 124 minutes
This documentary profiles music and culture icon Quincy Jones, offering unprecedented access to his private life and stories from his unparalleled career.
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Ayotzinapa, el paso de la tortuga
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 73 minutes
Delving into the disappearance of 43 college students in Mexico, this documentary seeks to give justice and a voice to the victims and their families.
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Sad Hill Unearthed
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 83 minutes
An eclectic group of fans of 1966's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" attempt to restore the cemetery set in Spain where the movie's climax was filmed.
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The Legend of Cocaine Island
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 87 minutes
An urban legend about a duffel bag of cocaine buried in the Caribbean leads a misfit band to hatch a nutball plan to find it in this comic documentary.
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Born in Syria
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
This intimate documentary follows a group of Syrian children refugees who narrowly escape a life of torment and integrate into a foreign land.
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Fire in the Blood
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2012 | 83 minutes
Dylan Mohan Gray examines Africa's AIDS crisis and activists' battle with pharmaceutical companies to make life-saving HIV drugs more affordable.
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Hitler - A Career
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 1977 | 150 minutes
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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Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
February 19, 2022 | Documentaries | 2022 | 89 minutes
Investigators reveal how Boeing’s alleged priority of profit over safety could have contributed to two catastrophic crashes within months of each other.
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The White Helmets
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2016 | 40 minutes
As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
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For the Love of Spock
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2016 | 111 minutes
The son of actor Leonard Nimoy directs this moving look at his father's portrayal of Spock, the iconic "Star Trek" character he played for 50 years.
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Voyeur
7,6 Voyeur
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2017 | 94 minutes
Legendary journalist Gay Talese unmasks a motel owner who spied on his guests for decades. But his bombshell story soon becomes a scandal of its own.
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Eddie - Strongman
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2015 | 98 minutes
British strongman Eddie Hall wants to be the strongest man in the world. This documentary reveals the grueling life choices that fuel his obsession.
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They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 98 minutes
Actors, crew members and others who were there discuss the tumultuous creation of Orson Welles's final, unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind.”
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City of Joy
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2018 | 76 minutes
Women who've been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.
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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
December 22, 2021 | Documentaries | 2019 | 97 minutes
The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but it failed spectacularly in the hands of a cocky entrepreneur.
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