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Documentary Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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Watch NOVA
NOVATV19747+8.8N/ANetflix, Amazon Prime, PBS, YouTube, Rent or Buy
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Watch Mayday
MaydayTV200316+8.9N/ANetflix, Smithsonian, Rent or Buy
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Watch Planet Earth
Planet EarthTV2006all9.5N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch After Porn Ends 2
After Porn Ends 2201718+5.4N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!
Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!TV2014N/A7.3N/ANetflix
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Watch Nature
NatureTV1982all8.9N/ANetflix, Amazon Prime, PBS, Rent or Buy
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Watch Before the Flood
Before the Flood20167+8.371%Netflix, NatGeo, Rent or Buy
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Watch Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward2011N/A8.280%Netflix, Amazon Prime, Daring Docs, Gaia, Tubi TV, Viewster, Vudu, Rent or Buy
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Watch Planet Earth II
Planet Earth IITV2016all9.6N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownTV20137+8.6N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Frozen Planet
Frozen PlanetTV2011all9.0N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Blackfish
Blackfish201313+8.198%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime OdysseyTV2014all9.3N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things2015N/A6.7N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Life
LifeTV2009all9.1N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Louis C.K. 2017
Louis C.K. 2017201718+7.5100%Netflix
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Watch American Experience
American ExperienceTV19887+8.4N/ANetflix, Amazon Prime, PBS, Rent or Buy
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Watch Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster200418+7.589%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Jackass 3.5
Jackass 3.5201118+6.860%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark
Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark2017N/A7.0N/ANetflix
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Watch Forensic Files
Forensic FilesTV199616+8.8N/ANetflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Yahoo View, Rent or Buy
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Watch Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead2010N/A7.667%Netflix, Amazon Prime, Daring Docs, Tubi TV, Vudu, Rent or Buy
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Watch 13th
13th201618+8.296%Netflix
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Watch The Blue Planet
The Blue PlanetTV2001all9.0N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Yosemite
Yosemite201618+4.877%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Jackass 2.5
Jackass 2.52007N/A6.5N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Tower
Tower201616+8.0100%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Dreams of Sushi20117+7.999%Netflix, Sundance, Rent or Buy
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Watch Jackass Number Two
Jackass Number Two200618+7.163%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Undercover Boss
Undercover BossTV20107+5.9N/ANetflix, Hulu, CBS, CBS All Access, Rent or Buy
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Watch Back in Time
Back in Time20157+6.3N/ANetflix, Amazon Prime, Rent or Buy
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Watch Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.20087+7.895%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Drugs, Inc.
Drugs, Inc.TV201016+7.9N/ANetflix, Hulu, NatGeo, SnagFilms, Rent or Buy
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Watch Capitalism: A Love Story
Capitalism: A Love Story200918+7.475%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine201518+6.977%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch What the Health
What the Health2017N/A8.0N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Casting JonBenet
Casting JonBenet201716+6.282%Netflix
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Watch The Keepers
The KeepersTV201716+8.596%Netflix
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Atari: Game Over201416+6.7N/ANetflix, Tribeca Short List, Rent or Buy
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Watch Chef's Table
Chef's TableTV2015all8.7100%Netflix
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Watch Human Planet
Human PlanetTV2011all9.1N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Highway Thru Hell
Highway Thru HellTV20127+8.2N/ANetflix, Tubi TV, Rent or Buy
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Watch Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox201618+7.087%Netflix
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Watch Life Below Zero
Life Below ZeroTV20137+8.1N/ANetflix, Hulu, FOX, NatGeo, Yahoo View, Rent or Buy
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Watch Louis C.K.: Hilarious
Louis C.K.: Hilarious2010N/A8.5N/ANetflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive
Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive2017N/A6.0N/ANetflix
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Watch Buck
Buck20117+7.689%Netflix, Doc Club, Sundance, Rent or Buy
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Watch Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton2017N/A8.1100%Netflix
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Watch Pumping Iron
Pumping Iron19777+7.493%Netflix, Rent or Buy
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Watch Icarus
Icarus201718+8.093%Netflix
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