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Documentary Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

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Watch Mayday
MaydayTV200316+8.9N/A
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Watch NOVA
NOVATV19747+8.8N/A
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Watch Forensic Files
Forensic FilesTV199616+8.8N/A
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Watch Planet Earth
Planet EarthTV2006all9.5N/A
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Watch Derren Brown: The Push
Derren Brown: The Push2018N/A7.7N/A
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Watch Planet Earth II
Planet Earth IITV2016all9.6100%
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Watch Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!
Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!TV2014N/A7.3N/A
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Watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime OdysseyTV2014all9.3N/A
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Watch The Blue Planet
The Blue PlanetTV2001all9.0N/A
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Watch Roman Empire
Roman EmpireTV2016N/A6.7N/A
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Watch Faces Places
Faces Places20177+7.999%
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Watch Nature
NatureTV1982allN/AN/A
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Watch Life Below Zero
Life Below ZeroTV20137+8.1N/A
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Watch Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain: Parts UnknownTV20137+8.6N/A
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Watch Cold Justice
Cold JusticeTV201316+7.880%
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Most HauntedTV2002N/A5.0N/A
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Highway Thru HellTV20127+8.2N/A
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30 for 30TV20097+8.8N/A
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What the Health2017N/A7.8N/A
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Jackass Number Two200618+7.163%
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American MastersTV19867+8.0N/A
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Evil GeniusTV201818+7.976%
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The Thin Blue Line1988N/A8.0100%
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LifeTV2009all9.1N/A
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When You're Strange200918+7.761%
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Capitalism: A Love Story200918+7.475%
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After Porn Ends 2201718+5.4N/A
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Amy201518+7.894%
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Jackass 2.52007N/A6.5N/A
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Man on Wire200813+7.8100%
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi20117+7.999%
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Blackfish201313+8.198%
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Kevin Hart: What Now?201618+5.878%
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Icarus201718+8.093%
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The Nightmare2015N/A5.871%
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The Mind of a ChefTV20127+8.0N/A
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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things2015N/A6.7N/A
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After Porn Ends201218+5.7N/A
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Out of Thin Air2017N/A6.5N/A
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Traffic CopsTV2003N/A7.6N/A
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Louis C.K. 2017201718+7.5100%
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My Scientology Movie2016N/A6.788%
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Cartel Land201518+7.489%
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never2011all1.664%
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Eddie Murphy: Delirious198318+8.283%
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Hot Girls Wanted2015N/A6.182%
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Human PlanetTV2011all9.1N/A
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13th201618+8.296%
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Finding Vivian Maier2014N/A7.795%
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Gaga: Five Foot Two201718+7.174%
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