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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 29 Oct 2021. 374 titles found.
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TitleYear of releaseContent typeRuntime (mins)
A Love Song for LatashaOriginal2020movie19m41s
Amend: The Fight for AmericaOriginal2021show
Biggie: I Got a Story to TellOriginal2021movie1h37m55s
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad AliOriginal2021movie1h36m30s
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed AmericaOriginal2021show
I Called Him Morgan2016movie1h31m21s
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool2019movie1h55m07s
ReMastered: Devil at the CrossroadsOriginal2019movie48m49s
ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam CookeOriginal2019movie1h14m03s
Ronnie Coleman: The King2018movie1h33m09s
Strong IslandOriginal2017movie1h47m54s
Time Is Illmatic2014movie1h15m01s
Time: The Kalief Browder Story2017show
Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story2020movie1h45m54s
What Happened, Miss Simone?Original2015movie1h42m48s
Who Killed Malcolm X?2020show
Five Came Back: The Reference Films1945show
The Queen1968movie1h06m18s
Expedition China2017movie1h18m28s
Ghost of the Mountains2017movie1h18m06s
Growing Up Wild2016movie1h17m46s
Abducted in Plain Sight2017movie1h30m21s
My Octopus TeacherOriginal2020movie1h25m44s
Amanda KnoxOriginal2016movie1h32m15s
American Murder: The Family Next DoorOriginal2020movie1h23m50s
Armed to the Teeth2018movie1h49m28s
Athlete AOriginal2020movie1h44m04s
Bikram: Yogi, Guru, PredatorOriginal2019movie1h26m01s
Casting JonBenetOriginal2017movie1h20m42s
Countdown to Death: Pablo Escobar2017movie1h08m34s
Interview with a Serial Killer2008movie44m32s
Long ShotOriginal2017movie40m02s
Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art2020movie1h30m13s
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen TapesOriginal2021movie1h25m45s
Murder by the CoastOriginal2021movie1h28m48s
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown StoryOriginal2020movie1h37m24s
Nail Bomber: ManhuntOriginal2021movie1h12m42s
Untamed Romania2018movie1h32m43s
Out of Thin Air2017movie1h24m31s
Private Network: Who Killed Manuel Buendía?Original2021movie1h40m23s
Real Crime: Diamond Geezers2008movie46m14s
Real Crime: Supermarket Heist (Tesco Bomber)2010movie46m
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?Original2018movie58m51s
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug LordOriginal2021movie1h37m22s
Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact2019movie1h24m44s
The Death and Life of Marsha P. JohnsonOriginal2017movie1h45m48s
The Legend of Cocaine IslandOriginal2019movie1h27m03s
The Old Thieves: The Legend of Artegios2007movie1h36m47s
The Phantom2021movie1h21m25s
The Three Deaths of Marisela EscobedoOriginal2020movie1h49m58s
The Women and the MurdererOriginal2021movie1h32m26s
Untold: Deal With the DevilOriginal2021movie1h17m51s
White Boy2017movie1h22m38s
Why Did You Kill Me?Original2021movie1h23m59s
Islands of Faith2018movie1h28m10s
#AnneFrank - Parallel Stories2019movie1h34m41s
A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio StoryOriginal2020movie1h32m30s
A Plastic Ocean2016movie1h40m06s
A Secret LoveOriginal2020movie1h22m33s
Alexis Viera: A Story of Surviving2019movie1h08m59s
All In My FamilyOriginal2019movie40m10s
Alt-Right: Age of Rage2018movie1h45m39s
Amelia: A Tale of Two Sisters2017movie43m41s
Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir2021movie1h41m08s
An Inconvenient Truth2006movie1h36m41s
André & his olive tree2020movie1h43m38s
Anelka: MisunderstoodOriginal2020movie1h34m48s
Audrie & DaisyOriginal2016movie1h38m44s
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey2011movie1h16m07s
Being Napoleon2018movie1h28m15s
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell2020movie44m11s
Betty White: First Lady of Television2018movie55m51s
Bigflo & Oli: Hip Hop FrenzyOriginal2020movie1h40m03s
Biking Borders2019movie1h29m15s
Bill Nye: Science Guy2017movie1h36m48s
BLACKPINK: Light Up the SkyOriginal2020movie1h19m36s
Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis2020movie50m54s
Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our PlanetOriginal2021movie1h14m04s
Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women2016movie1h21m34s
Chasing CoralOriginal2017movie1h29m19s
Circus of BooksOriginal2020movie1h26m31s
City of God: 10 Years Later2013movie1h08m45s
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret2014movie1h30m25s
Crip Camp: A Disability RevolutionOriginal2020movie1h48m07s
Dancing with the BirdsOriginal2019movie51m35s
David Attenborough: A Life on Our PlanetOriginal2020movie1h23m47s
Dick Johnson Is DeadOriginal2020movie1h30m03s
Dolly Parton: Here I Am2019movie1h29m35s
Dying to TellOriginal2018movie1h28m11s
El límite infinito2020movie47m44s
El Pepe, a Supreme LifeOriginal2018movie1h13m09s
Elizabeth and Margaret: Love and Loyalty2020movie1h27m13s
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things2019movie1h29m17s
Europe's Most Dangerous Man: Otto Skorzeny in Spain2020movie1h07m08s
Expedition Happiness2017movie1h36m15s
Father Soldier SonOriginal2020movie1h40m18s
Feminists: What Were They Thinking?Original2018movie1h26m05s
Final Account2021movie1h34m19s
Fire in the Blood2012movie1h23m11s
For the Love of Spock2016movie1h51m35s
Framing John DeLorean2019movie1h49m04s
From One Second to the Next2013movie34m56s
Gaga: Five Foot TwoOriginal2017movie1h40m45s
Gardeners of Eden2014movie1h10m07s
Get Me Roger StoneOriginal2017movie1h41m20s
Ghost Hunting2017movie1h33m15s
Ghosts of Sugar LandOriginal2019movie21m54s
Guillermo Vilas: Settling the ScoreOriginal2020movie1h34m53s
Hating Peter Tatchell2020movie1h31m19s
Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll2021movie1h34m37s
Hitler - A Career1977movie2h30m18s
Hot Girls WantedOriginal2015movie1h22m59s
How to Stage a Coup2017movie47m
I Am Divine2013movie1h30m11s
I'm Glad I Did2020movie1h54m
Ibrahim a Fate to Define2019movie1h14m49s
It Takes a LunaticOriginal2019movie2h06m41s
Jackie: A Tale of Two Sisters2017movie44m12s
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent2016movie1h42m40s
Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian2002movie1h21m25s
JFK: The Making of a President2017movie43m50s
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony CliftonOriginal2017movie1h33m52s
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not HoldOriginal2017movie1h38m10s
John Was Trying to Contact AliensOriginal2020movie16m45s
Joshua: Teenager vs. SuperpowerOriginal2017movie1h18m45s
Keith Richards: Under the InfluenceOriginal2015movie1h22m01s
Kingdom of UsOriginal2017movie1h49m46s
Kiss the Ground2020movie1h24m55s
Knock Down The HouseOriginal2019movie1h27m55s
Ladies FirstOriginal2018movie39m34s
Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story2021movie1h36m51s
Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story2018movie1h37m36s
Léa & I2019movie1h24m06s
Life 2.02010movie1h39m07s
Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything2019movie1h55m51s
Little Miss SumoOriginal2018movie19m42s
Lorena, Light-Footed WomanOriginal2019movie28m22s
Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho CanoOriginal2021movie1h29m37s
Michael Lost and Found2017movie18m45s
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things2016movie1h18m07s
Miss AmericanaOriginal2020movie1h25m17s
Mission BlueOriginal2014movie1h34m11s
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter MercadoOriginal2020movie1h36m29s
Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai2015movie2h16m06s
My Heroes Were CowboysOriginal2021movie23m01s
My Way2016movie1h40m33s
Myriam Fares: The Journey2021movie1h11m58s
Nasha Natasha2020movie1h12m21s
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan2005movie3h28m13s
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free PressOriginal2017movie1h35m46s
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016movie1h31m19s
Notes on Blindness2016movie1h26m31s
One in a Billion2016movie1h09m35s
Pacificum: Return to the Ocean2017movie1h14m20s
Parchís: the DocumentaryOriginal2019movie1h46m21s
Pedal the World2015movie1h24m50s
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word2018movie1h36m25s
Pray AwayOriginal2021movie1h41m42s
Ram Dass, Going HomeOriginal2018movie31m37s
ReMastered: Massacre at the StadiumOriginal2019movie1h04m30s
ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in BlackOriginal2018movie58m32s
ReMastered: Who Shot the SheriffOriginal2018movie57m04s
Reversing RoeOriginal2018movie1h39m40s
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It2021movie1h30m06s
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin ScorseseOriginal2019movie2h22m07s
Rubaru Roshni2019movie1h48m37s
Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate2018movie1h15m53s
Sam Kinison: The Scream Continues2016movie29m24s
Saving CapitalismOriginal2017movie1h13m16s
Searching For SheelaOriginal2021movie58m18s
Shelby American2019movie1h58m31s
Sir! No Sir!2005movie1h23m42s
Snervous Tyler Oakley2015movie1h22m59s
Stars in the Sky: A Hunting Story2018movie1h09m11s
Steal a Pencil for Me2006movie1h34m24s
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of SzukalskiOriginal2018movie1h45m08s
Team FoxcatcherOriginal2016movie1h31m21s
The Battered Bastards of BaseballOriginal2014movie1h20m03s
The Boys in the Band: Something PersonalOriginal2020movie28m21s
The Edge of DemocracyOriginal2019movie2h01m43s
The Ivory GameOriginal2016movie1h52m28s
The Last Days1998movie1h27m19s
The Mitfords: A Tale of Two Sisters2017movie44m06s
The Most Unknown2018movie1h32m25s
The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob WeirOriginal2015movie1h24m01s
The Rachel DivideOriginal2018movie1h44m44s
The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father's Eyes2019movie1h44m29s
The Russian Revolution2017movie47m14s
The Speed CubersOriginal2020movie40m46s
The SquareOriginal2013movie1h44m44s
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin2017movie1h31m26s
To Be of Service2019movie1h27m34s
Tony Parker: The Final ShotOriginal2020movie1h38m48s
Two CataloniasOriginal2018movie1h56m46s
Untold: Caitlyn JennerOriginal2021movie1h10m10s
Virunga: Gorillas in Peril2015movie28m32s
Waiting for "Superman"2010movie1h51m28s
War Against Women2013movie1h01m15s
We Are All For The Fatherland1979movie1h14m22s
What Would Sophia Loren Do?Original2021movie32m16s
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for FreedomOriginal2015movie1h38m32s
Without Gorky2011movie1h20m
Wonder BoyOriginal2019movie1h22m37s
Zoé: Panoramas2016movie1h28m43s
Zulu Man in Japan2019movie44m18s
Witches: A Century of Murder2015show
Anitta: Made In HonórioOriginal2020show
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin AmericaOriginal2020show
Camarón Revolution2018show
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015show
Vai AnittaOriginal2018show
The Lost Pirate KingdomOriginal2021show
Tiny CreaturesOriginal2020show
Alien WorldsOriginal2020show
Behind Enemy Lines2001show
Caught on Camera2015show
Crime Stories: India DetectivesOriginal2021show
Greatest Events of WWII in ColourOriginal2019show
Hitler's Circle of Evil2017show
I AM A KILLEROriginal2020show
I AM A KILLER: RELEASEDOriginal2020show
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My FatherOriginal2021show
Life in Color with David AttenboroughOriginal2021show
Monty Python's Almost the Truth2009show
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road TripOriginal2017show
Secrets of Great British Castles2016show
Serial Killer with Piers Morgan2018show
Sophie: A Murder in West CorkOriginal2021show
The RipperOriginal2020show
A Perfect CrimeOriginal2020show
Bad SportOriginal2021show
Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?Original2020show
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of MiamiOriginal2021show
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy TapesOriginal2019show
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil HotelOriginal2021show
Dirty MoneyOriginal2020show
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet KillerOriginal2019show
Drug LordsOriginal2018show
Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a CrimeOriginal2021show
Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank HeistOriginal2018show
Examination of ConscienceOriginal2019show
Exhibit AOriginal2019show
Fear City: New York vs The MafiaOriginal2020show
Forensic Files2011show
House of Secrets: The Burari DeathsOriginal2021show
How to Fix a Drug ScandalOriginal2020show
Inside the Criminal MindOriginal2018show
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy RichOriginal2020show
John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual HealerOriginal2021show
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron HernandezOriginal2020show
Killer RatingsOriginal2019show
Making a MurdererOriginal2018show
Murder Among the MormonsOriginal2021show
Murder Mountain2018show
Narcoworld: Dope StoriesOriginal2019show
Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial KillerOriginal2021show
Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President, and the SpyOriginal2020show
November 13: Attack on ParisOriginal2018show
SanPa: Sins of the SaviorOriginal2020show
Surviving R. Kelly2019show
Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning2020show
Terrorism Close CallsOriginal2018show
The 432019show
The Alcàsser MurdersOriginal2019show
The Confession KillerOriginal2019show
The Confession TapesOriginal2019show
The Day I Met El ChapoOriginal2017show
The Devil Next DoorOriginal2019show
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCannOriginal2019show
The Innocence FilesOriginal2020show
The Innocent ManOriginal2018show
The KeepersOriginal2017show
The PharmacistOriginal2020show
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into DarknessOriginal2021show
The StaircaseOriginal2018show
The Trials of Gabriel FernandezOriginal2020show
72 Cutest Animals2016show
72 Dangerous Animals: AsiaOriginal2018show
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin AmericaOriginal2017show
This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art HeistOriginal2021show
Absurd PlanetOriginal2020show
Tiger KingOriginal2020show
Age of Samurai: Battle for JapanOriginal2021show
Age of Tanks2017show
Trial 4Original2020show
Trial By MediaOriginal2020show
American Masters: Inventing David Geffen2012movie1h54m49s
Unabomber - In His Own Words2018show
Bobby Kennedy for PresidentOriginal2018show
Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael CaseOriginal2021show
Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerOriginal2019show
Unsolved MysteriesOriginal2020show
Who Killed Little Gregory?Original2019show
Wild Wild CountryOriginal2018show
World's Most WantedOriginal2020show
Dark TouristOriginal2018show
Daughters of DestinyOriginal2017show
Down to Earth with Zac EfronOriginal2020show
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads2009show
Empire GamesOriginal2018show
Five Came BackOriginal2017show
Flint TownOriginal2018show
How to Become a TyrantOriginal2021show
If I Were an Animal2018show
Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill GatesOriginal2019show
Journey of an African Colony2018show
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This UpOriginal2019show
Living UndocumentedOriginal2019show
Making The Billion Dollar CodeOriginal2021movie28m05s
Maradona in MexicoOriginal2020show
Medal of HonorOriginal2018show
Natascha Kampusch: The Whole Story2010movie51m09s
Nevenka: Breaking the SilenceOriginal2021show
Night on EarthOriginal2020show
Night on Earth: Shot in the DarkOriginal2020movie59m24s
Our PlanetOriginal2019show
Our Planet - Behind The ScenesOriginal2019movie1h03m10s
Penguin TownOriginal2021show
Pretend It’s a CityOriginal2021show
Regiment Diaries2020show
Rise of Empires: OttomanOriginal2020show
Roman EmpireOriginal2019show
Salt Fat Acid HeatOriginal2018show
Somebody Feed PhilOriginal2020show
Tales by LightOriginal2018show
The Cuba Libre StoryOriginal2015show
The FamilyOriginal2019show
The Last CzarsOriginal2019show
The Least Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 20192021show
Trump: An American DreamOriginal2018show
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on TerrorOriginal2021show
Ugly DeliciousOriginal2020show
Whose Vote Counts, ExplainedOriginal2020show
WWII in HD2009show

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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, 2019

      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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