NETFLIX Genre: Historical Documentaries



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Netflix box art for Dirty Wars Dirty Wars
2013 / 86
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A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores America's controversial covert operations around the globe. An investigative journalist exposes the casualties of war -- the ones the government doesn't want us to see.

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Netflix box art for Elles étaient en guerre (1914-1918) Elles étaient en guerre (1914-1918)
2014 / 93
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Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines. In war-torn Europe, they formed an army of wives and mothers. But their greatest battles lay beyond the trenches.

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Netflix box art for English - Season 1 English - Season 1
2009 / 51
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Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II is restored in color and high definition for this historical documentary series. Color footage of World War II changes our conception of this catastrophe. Prepare to be shocked -- and moved.

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Netflix box art for Enquiring Minds Enquiring Minds
2014 / 98

Filmmaker Ric Burns examines the history of The National Enquirer and its founder, Gene Pope, chronicling the popular tabloid's 80-year evolution.

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Netflix box art for Episode 2 Episode 2
2015 / 52
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A high school dropout and criminal from Ohio, William Morgan became a celebrity and hero as a leader of Fidel Castro's forces in the Cuban Revolution.

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Netflix box art for Episode 3 Episode 3
2013 / 52
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Mass hysteria resulted when young Orson Welles broadcast a radio production of the sci-fi classic "The War of the Worlds" disguised as news in 1938.

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Netflix box art for Episode 4 Episode 4
2015 / 52
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A citywide power outage merged with a heat wave, a serial killer and understaffed police precincts to create a harrowing blackout in 1977 New York.

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Netflix box art for Extreme Adventure Emergencies Extreme Adventure Emergencies
2003 / 47

Witness the treacherous obstacles that adventurers have encountered on a trans-Atlantic balloon flight, a solo mission to the North Pole and more.

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Netflix box art for Fire in the Blood Fire in the Blood
2012 / 83
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Filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray delves into Africa's AIDS crisis to put a human face on those caught in the battle over inexpensive, generic HIV drugs.

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Netflix box art for Five Came Back - Season 1 Five Came Back - Season 1
2017 / 59
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Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II. Capra. Ford. Huston. Stevens. Wyler. Armed with cameras, five directors risked their lives to boost morale through film.

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Netflix box art for The Flat Flat, The
2011 / 3.3 / 102
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When Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother died at 98, he was charged with cleaning out her Tel Aviv apartment, where he made a shocking discovery. She survived the Holocaust but died with a terrible secret. Uncovering the truth will change her family forever.

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Netflix box art for The Fog of War Fog of War, The
2003 / 3.7 stars / 107
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This Oscar-winning documentary traces former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's career from government to the World Bank. From WWII to Vietnam, millions died during his service. Is this Pied Piper of wars a leader or a tyrant?

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Netflix box art for Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
2012 / 3.5 / 87
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Personal letters, family, friends and fellow soldiers pay homage to Yonatan Netanyahu, fallen leader of the 1976 rescue at Uganda's Entebbe Airport.

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Netflix box art for Gallipoli Gallipoli
2006 / 118
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Explore the World War I Gallipoli battle through dramatic reenactments, 3D animation and interviews with noted experts in this meticulous docudrama.

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Netflix box art for The Ghost Army Ghost Army, The
2013 / 67

Among the most unusual strategies deployed by the Allies in WWII was the creation of an entire phantom army, as revealed in this PBS documentary. Their weapon of choice wasn't about firepower. It was all about drama, deceit and a bit of artistic flair.

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Netflix box art for The Golden Years with Javed Akhtar - Season 1 Golden Years with Javed Akhtar - Season 1, The
2016 / 42
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Writer, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar hosts this musical trip down memory lane, revealing untold stories behind India's best songs of 1950-75.

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Netflix box art for Good Ol' Freda Good Ol' Freda
2013 / 86
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This documentary profiles Freda Kelly, who was a shy Liverpudlian teen when she was asked to work for a local band looking for fame: The Beatles. She was on the ground floor with the band that changed pop music. They couldn't have done it without her.

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Netflix box art for Hank: Five Years from the Brink Hank: Five Years from the Brink
2013 / 86
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From Joe Berlinger, director of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy, comes this documentary about controversial former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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Netflix box art for Hiroshima - Season 1 Hiroshima - Season 1
2005 / 4 / 49
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This docudrama recounts the harrowing story of the atomic strike on Hiroshima, bringing to life the fateful mission of the Enola Gay. Relive the day their world disappeared in a mushroom cloud. Survivors of the Hiroshima atomic strike tell their stories.

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Netflix box art for Hitler - A Career Hitler - A Career
1977 / 150
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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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Netflix box art for Hitler's Bodyguard - Season 1 Hitler's Bodyguard - Season 1
2008 / 46

Via reenactments and first-person accounts, this documentary series details the many assassination plots that were launched against Hitler's life.

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Netflix box art for How to Stage a Coup How to Stage a Coup
2017 / 47
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Explore how Caesar, Napoleon, Mussolini, Hitler and modern-day dictators consolidated their considerable power through bold and brazen coups.

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Netflix box art for I Called Him Morgan I Called Him Morgan
2016 / 91

Decades after her release from prison for the shooting death of her jazz musician husband Lee, Helen Morgan reflects on his legacy and their lives.

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Netflix box art for Iceman Reborn Iceman Reborn
2016 / 53
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Using 3-D printing and the aesthetics of sculpture and painting, artist Gary Staab creates an exact replica of Ötzi, a 5,000-year-old mummified human.

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