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List of Documentaries on Netflix US

Learn about literary legends Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski or check out documentaries normally reserved for IMAX with Netflix US.

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This table was last updated on 09 May 2021. 500 titles found.
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TitleYear of releaseContent typeRuntime (mins)
Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian2002movie81
The Battle of Midway1942movie18
Prelude to War1942movie52
Beyond the Mat1999movie103
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia1943movie82
WWII: Report from the Aleutians1943movie45
Steal a Pencil for Me2006movie94
The Secret2006movie91
The Man Who Would Be Polka King2009movie68
Life 2.02010movie99
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage2010movie107
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey2011movie76
Miss Representation2011movie90
Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer2010movie87
Jiro Dreams of Sushi2011movie79
Forensic Files2011show0
Monty Python's Almost the Truth2009show0
Searching for Sugar Man2012movie86
Drugs, Inc.2015show0
World War II in Colour2009show0
Cutie and the Boxer2013movie82
Inequality for All2013movie90
20 Feet From Stardom2013movie91
Fire in the Blood2012movie83
The SquareOriginal2013movie105
The Short GameOriginal2013movie100
Sample This2012movie83
The Unknown Known2013movie103
Hank: Five Years from the Brink2013movie86
The Battered Bastards of BaseballOriginal2014movie80
From One Second to the Next2013movie35
What Happened, Miss Simone?Original2015movie103
Making a MurdererOriginal2018show0
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story2014movie100
The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob WeirOriginal2015movie84
Marvel & ESPN Films Present: 1 of 1: Genesis2014movie77
Sour Grapes2016movie85
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for FreedomOriginal2015movie99
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret2014movie90
The Seven Five2014movie104
Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar2012show0
How to Change the World2015movie110
Hot Girls WantedOriginal2015movie83
Team FoxcatcherOriginal2016movie91
A Murder in the Park2014movie91
Our PlanetOriginal2019show0
Five Came BackOriginal2017show0
Gardeners of Eden2014movie70
Natascha Kampusch: The Whole Story2010movie51
The FamilyOriginal2019show0
Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer2015movie109
Keith Richards: Under the InfluenceOriginal2015movie82
Only the Dead2015movie76
Being AP2015movie99
De Palma2015movie110
Amanda KnoxOriginal2016movie92
Frank and Cindy2007movie70
The Last Man on the Moon2014movie96
A Family Affair2015movie111
Murder Maps2017show0
Last Chance UOriginal2019show0
This Was Tomorrow2015movie77
Chasing Monsters2016show0
Daughters of DestinyOriginal2017show0
The Real Miyagi2015movie81
Harry Benson: Shoot First2016movie90
Froning: The Fittest Man in History2016movie99
Secrets of Great British Castles2016show0
Roman EmpireOriginal2019show0
Audrie & DaisyOriginal2016movie99
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016movie91
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise2016movie114
Holy Hell2016movie103
When Two Worlds Collide2016movie103
Notes on Blindness2016movie87
The Fear of 132015movie95
Theo Who Lived2016movie86
Mark Gatiss: A Study in Sherlock2016movie29
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War2016movie79
72 Cutest Animals2016show0
Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime2014movie102
Hitler - A Career1977movie150
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent2016movie103
Command and Control2017movie92
Hitler's Olympics2016movie44
How to Win the US Presidency2016movie51
Caught on Camera2015show0
Interview with a Serial Killer2008movie45
Real Crime: Supermarket Heist (Tesco Bomber)2010movie46
Unchained: The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross2016movie92
Real Crime: Diamond Geezers2008movie46
The Cuba Libre StoryOriginal2015show0
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of SzukalskiOriginal2018movie105
Battlefield Recovery2016show0
Behind Enemy Lines2001show0
Get Me Roger StoneOriginal2017movie101
For the Love of Spock2016movie112
City of God: 10 Years Later2013movie69
Killer Women with Piers Morgan2017show0
Inside the World’s Toughest PrisonsOriginal2018show0
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not HoldOriginal2017movie98
The Ivory GameOriginal2016movie112
Dirty MoneyOriginal2020show0
Witches: A Century of Murder2015show0
The Mortified Guide2018show0
I'll Sleep When I'm DeadOriginal2016movie80
Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines1943movie61
Let There Be Light1946movie58
San Pietro1945movie32
Tunisian Victory1944movie76
Know Your Enemy - Japan1945movie63
The Negro Soldier1944movie40
Nazi Concentration Camps1945movie59
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress1944movie40
Out of Thin Air2017movie85
The KeepersOriginal2017show0
Classic Legends2012show0
The Golden Years with Javed Akhtar2016show0
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses2015movie90
Saving CapitalismOriginal2017movie73
Footprints: The Path of Your Life2015movie90
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States2013show0
Smash: Motorized Mayhem2017movie66
Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute2016movie90
Born to Be Free2016movie74
Behind "The Cove": The Quiet Japanese Speak Out2015movie105
Shadow of Truth2016show0
Tales by LightOriginal2018show0
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads2009show0
Bad Rap2016movie83
I Am Bolt2016movie108
Islands of the Future2014show0
Beak & Brain: Genius Birds From Down Under2013movie52
The NSU-Complex2016movie90
Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women2016movie82
Hitler's Circle of Evil2017show0
Hip-Hop EvolutionOriginal2020show0
Casting JonBenetOriginal2017movie81
Eddie - Strongman2015movie98
One in a Billion2016movie70
American Anarchist2016movie81
The Investigator: A British Crime StoryOriginal2018show0
Wild Wild CountryOriginal2018show0
Somebody Feed PhilOriginal2018show0
Chasing Trane2016movie99
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story2015movie95
Franca: Chaos and Creation2016movie79
I Called Him Morgan2016movie91
Forever Pure2016movie87
The Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America2016movie101
My Way2016movie101
The Rachel DivideOriginal2018movie105
Ice Guardians2016movie108
Oasis: Supersonic2016movie122
Flint TownOriginal2018show0
Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank HeistOriginal2018show0
Jackie: A Tale of Two Sisters2017movie44
Amelia: A Tale of Two Sisters2017movie44
The Mitfords: A Tale of Two Sisters2017movie44
JFK: The Making of a President2017movie44
How to Stage a Coup2017movie47
The Russian Revolution2017movie47
Growing Up Wild2016movie78
The 24 Hour War2016movie100
Kingdom of UsOriginal2017movie110
The Confession TapesOriginal2019show0
The Free Man2016movie84
Tokyo Idols2017movie89
A Plastic Ocean2016movie100
Conor McGregor: Notorious2017movie90
Click for Murder2017show0
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin AmericaOriginal2017show0
72 Dangerous Animals: AsiaOriginal2018show0
SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock2016movie98
The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father's Eyes2019movie104
Chasing CoralOriginal2017movie89
The Force2017movie92
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free PressOriginal2017movie96
Strong IslandOriginal2017movie108
Joshua: Teenager vs. SuperpowerOriginal2017movie79
Losing Sight of Shore2017movie92
Medal of HonorOriginal2018show0
Ugly DeliciousOriginal2020show0
American Experience: Ruby Ridge2017movie53
S Is for Stanley2016movie82
Generation Iron 22017movie107
Beyond All Boundaries2013movie98
Who the F**k Is That Guy?2017movie78
The Black GodfatherOriginal2019movie118
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan2016movie94
Bobby Kennedy for PresidentOriginal2018show0
Countdown to Death: Pablo Escobar2017movie69
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo2017movie100
The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth2017movie120
Without Gorky2011movie80
Drug LordsOriginal2018show0
Dream Boat2017movie92
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman2019show0
Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi2016movie61
Long ShotOriginal2017movie40
Bill Nye: Science Guy2017movie97
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin2017movie91
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-19922017movie144
The Day I Met El ChapoOriginal2017show0
Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill GatesOriginal2019show0
Concrete Football2016movie52
Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall2017movie100
Terrorism Close CallsOriginal2018show0
Inside the Criminal MindOriginal2018show0
Nurses Who Kill2016show0
Genius of the Ancient World2015show0
Genius of the Modern World2016show0
Dancing with the BirdsOriginal2019movie52
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My FatherOriginal2019show0
The Innocent ManOriginal2018show0
Time: The Kalief Browder Story2017show0
On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace2017movie92
If I Were an Animal2018show0
The Death and Life of Marsha P. JohnsonOriginal2017movie106
Dark TouristOriginal2018show0
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story2017movie89
The House on Coco Road2016movie79
Murderous Affairs2017show0
Bobbi Jene2017movie99
The Edge of DemocracyOriginal2019movie122
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives2017movie124
A Gray State2017movie93
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?Original2018movie59
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam CookeOriginal2019movie74
ReMastered: The Miami Showband MassacreOriginal2019movie71
ReMastered: Who Shot the SheriffOriginal2018movie57
ReMastered: Massacre at the StadiumOriginal2019movie65
ReMastered: Devil at the CrossroadsOriginal2019movie49
ReMastered: The Lion's ShareOriginal2019movie84
ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in BlackOriginal2018movie59
Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story2017movie81
Reversing RoeOriginal2018movie100
El Che2017movie119
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCannOriginal2019show0
Diana: 7 Days That Shook the World2017movie93
Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life2017movie80
Gaga: Five Foot TwoOriginal2017movie101
Maddman: The Steve Madden Story2017movie78
Le serment des Hitler2014movie54
Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President, and the SpyOriginal2020show0
Ghost of the Mountains2017movie78
Salt Fat Acid HeatOriginal2018show0
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road TripOriginal2017show0
The Devil Next DoorOriginal2019show0
Deep Undercover2017show0
Operation Odessa2018movie93
I AM A KILLEROriginal2020show0
Alejandro Sanz: What I Was Is What I Am2018movie102
City of JoyOriginal2018movie77
Alias JJ, la celebridad del mal2017movie54
Formula 1: Drive to SurviveOriginal2020show0
Long Time Running2017movie96
Trump: An American DreamOriginal2018show0
Sunderland 'Til I DieOriginal2020show0
Kill Hitler! The Luck of the Devil2015movie53
The Jack King Affair2015movie52
Hitler's Steel Beast2017movie54
Age of Tanks2017show0
El Viaje: Márama y Rombai2016movie79
All In My FamilyOriginal2019movie40
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony CliftonOriginal2017movie94
Living UndocumentedOriginal2019show0
Ram Dass, Going HomeOriginal2018movie32
First Team: JuventusOriginal2018show0
The Last CzarsOriginal2019show0
The Alcàsser MurdersOriginal2019show0
27: Gone Too Soon2017movie70
The Confession KillerOriginal2019show0
Apache Warrior2017movie89
One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert Film2017movie87
Feminists: What Were They Thinking?Original2018movie86
What We Started2017movie96
Murder Mountain2018show0
Who Killed Malcolm X?2020show0
Killer RatingsOriginal2019show0
Night on EarthOriginal2020show0
Ladies FirstOriginal2018movie40
Los Niños Héroes de Chapultepec2017movie88
Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President2017movie48
Boca Juniors ConfidentialOriginal2018show0
The Trials of Gabriel FernandezOriginal2020show0
Survivors Guide to Prison2017movie103
Breaking Free2015movie81
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin ScorseseOriginal2019movie142
Diana: In Her Own Words2017movie113
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, PredatorOriginal2019movie86
Brave Miss World2013show0
Who Killed Little Gregory?Original2019show0
Cricket Fever: Mumbai IndiansOriginal2019show0
Happy JailOriginal2019show0
The Carter Effect2017movie60
River, el más grande siempre2019movie105
The Spy Who Fell to Earth2019movie94
Expedition Happiness2017movie96
Expedition China2017movie78
Becoming Champions2018show0
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy TapesOriginal2019show0
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool2019movie115
A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio StoryOriginal2020movie93
Forever Chape2018movie74
Women at War 1914-19182014movie93
Women at War 1939-19452015movie92
Mexicanos de Bronce2016movie100
Camarón: The Film2018movie105
Camarón Revolution2018show0
How to Fix a Drug ScandalOriginal2020show0
The StaircaseOriginal2018show0
Inside the Real NarcosOriginal2018show0
Empire GamesOriginal2018show0
Serial Killer with Piers Morgan2018show0
Le K Benzema2017movie121
Lorena, Light-Footed WomanOriginal2019movie28
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word2018movie96
Inside the Mossad2017show0
Exhibit AOriginal2019show0
Roberto Saviano: Writing Under Police Protection2016movie45
Basketball or NothingOriginal2019show0
Pedal the World2015movie85
Greatest Events of WWII in ColourOriginal2019show0
Rise of Empires: OttomanOriginal2020show0
Jewel's Catch One2016movie84
Examination of ConscienceOriginal2019show0
Two CataloniasOriginal2018movie117
Numero Zero: The Roots of Italian Rap2015movie91
The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman2017show0
Being Napoleon2018movie88
Lucha: Playing the Impossible2016movie98
Lo que la verdad esconde: El caso Asunta (Operación Nenúfar)2017show0
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick2017show0
Alt-Right: Age of Rage2018movie106
Stray Bullet2018movie71
The Perfect Day2018movie93
The Legend of Cocaine IslandOriginal2019movie87
Abducted in Plain Sight2017movie90
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Moby2018movie86
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile Rodgers2018movie70
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Noel Gallagher2018movie66
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC2018movie72
Our Godfather2019movie93
Crip Camp: A Disability RevolutionOriginal2020movie108
Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from DunblaneOriginal2018movie24
Unabomber - In His Own Words2018show0
The PharmacistOriginal2020show0
QB1: Beyond the LightsOriginal2019show0
Barça Dreams2015movie122
The Dawn Wall2017movie100
Invisible Essence: The Little Prince2018movie91
Susanne Bartsch: On Top2017movie86
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This UpOriginal2019show0
HOMECOMING: A film by BeyoncéOriginal2019movie138
Nuestra Lucha Libre2018show0
The Gentleman Driver2018movie83
The Accountant of Auschwitz2018movie78
Generation Iron 32018movie95
Ronnie Coleman: The King2018movie93
Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager2018movie99
Conan Without Borders2018show0
Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story2018movie98
Roll With Me2017movie90
Court Justice2017show0
Miss AmericanaOriginal2020movie85
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom PrisonOriginal2019movie64
The Last Resort2018movie70
For the Birds2018movie93
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet KillerOriginal2019show0
Alexis Viera: A Story of Surviving2019movie69
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with George Ezra2018movie78
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Kasabian2018movie79
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with OneRepublic2018movie73
Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Snow Patrol2018movie83
Echo in the Canyon2019movie82
Maradona in MexicoOriginal2020show0
Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai2015movie136
Parchís: the DocumentaryOriginal2019movie106
Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerOriginal2019show0
Bathtubs Over Broadway2018movie87
Cold Case Files2017show0
Sam Kinison: The Scream Continues2016movie29
The 432019show0
Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can FlyOriginal2019movie85
Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a LegendOriginal2019movie60
The Long Goodbye: The Kara Tippetts Story2019movie87
BNK48: Girls Don't Cry2018movie108
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron HernandezOriginal2020show0
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky2018movie90
Surviving R. Kelly2019show0
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz2019movie83
Dying to TellOriginal2018movie88
American Experience: The Island Murder2018movie53
Satan & Adam2018movie78
War Against Women2013movie61
It Takes a LunaticOriginal2019movie127
Knock Down The HouseOriginal2019movie88
Ghosts of Sugar LandOriginal2019movie22
Our Planet - Behind The ScenesOriginal2019movie63
Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers2018movie97
Roll Red Roll2018movie80
Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50.50.502018movie77
El Pepe, a Supreme LifeOriginal2018movie73
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable2019movie100
Rubaru Roshni2019movie109
Little Miss SumoOriginal2018movie20
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and MadnessOriginal2020show0
NOVA: Bird Brain2017movie53
NOVA: First Face of America2018movie53
NOVA: Killer Floods2017movie54
NOVA: Killer Volcanoes2017movie54
3 Seconds Divorce2018movie53
Armed to the Teeth2018movie109
The Least Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 20192020show0
Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything2019movie116
Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation2019movie97
Q Ball2019movie96
Calum von Moger: Unbroken2019movie93
Léa & I2019movie84
Jack of All Trades2018movie86
Westside vs. the World2019movie96
Regiment Diaries2018show0
Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?2019movie88
The Game Changers2018movie86
Speed Is My Need2019movie75
Night on Earth: Shot in the DarkOriginal2020movie59
Narcoworld: Dope StoriesOriginal2019show0
Wandering Stars2019movie95
Old Thieves: The Legend of Artegio2007movie97
Zoé: Panoramas2016movie89
To Be of Service2019movie88
Betty White: First Lady of Television2018movie56
Spitfire: The Plane that Saved the World2018movie95
Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate2018movie76
A Year In Space2015show0
Hope: One in a Billion2017movie81
Shelby American2019movie119
XV: Beyond the Tryline2016movie91
ARASHI's Diary -Voyage-Original2019show0
Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story2020movie106
Untamed Romania2018movie93
The Animal People2019movie97
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts2019movie91
Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact2019movie85
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning2020show0

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    AmyApril 17, 2019

    I am doing a research paper on “Masculism” and was trying to refer to the documentary on Netflix that introduced me to the topic. I forget if it was called “Now This” or “Picture This”. In every episode, the show talked about topics such as Assisted Technology taking over the world, African-Americans preparing for the end of civilization, etc. I really would like to know the name of that show and I think it stopped premiering on Netflix back in 2018. Could you please find out what the name of the show was called???

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      nikkiangcoApril 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder! Your research paper is an interesting topic. While our pages show the list of documentaries on Netflix, we don’t have information on this specific documentary film. You may contact Netflix chat service to obtain information on this. Feel free to message us again for other questions you may have.


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    garyMarch 5, 2019

    Is the DIY network available on netflix

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      johnbasanesMarch 6, 2019Staff

      Hi Gary,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Netflix does not stream cable networks but has a library of TV shows and movies that you could choose from to watch. Hope this helps!


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    RoslynFebruary 14, 2018Staff

    Hi Cristian,

    Thank you for your inquiry. While we’re not affiliated with Netflix, we can do our best to help you find what you’re looking for.

    Netflix might no longer have that documentary available, which could be why you’re unable to find it.

    A quick search revealed a few possibilities. Could any of these be the documentary you’re looking for?

    • A Time to Live
    • Time of Death
    • Extremis (At the Point of Death)
    • How to Die in Oregon

    I hope this information helps.


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