What are the best Netflix documentary movies?

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    #1The Thin Blue Line

    The Thin Blue Line
    The Thin Blue Line is a documentary directed by Errol Morris. It was released in 1988 and revolved around the controversial cop murder case against Randall Adams. The documentary was crucial in proving the innocence of Adams.

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    Patrick Jimenez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Thin Blue Line is a hard to watch but gripping documentary about a Dallas cop. I was glued to this the whole time, its a must watch."
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    #2Room 237

    Room 237

    This obsessive movie is a documentary that explores the fan theories that explain one of the most surprising and metaphoric horror movie of all time, The Shining. This documentary explores, almost frame by frame, every visual aspect, every metaphor, every context of Stanley Kubrick's masterwork.


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    Raymond Ferguson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "link is to another movie"
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    #3Karl Marx City

    Karl Marx City

    Karl Marx City is a documentary directed by documentalist Petra Epperlen with the help of Michael Tucker. It was released in 2016. It is about Epperlein and her investigation of her father's death in 1990 in East Germany.


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    Alicia Gallardo
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Karl Marx City is a documentary on Netflix describing returning to Germany and how communism causes paranoia in the country. The story is delivered in first person, which allows you to truly feel the emotions told in this story. The story also is a mystery so you are on edge to see how things pan out."
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    #4Five Came Back

    Five Came Back
    Five Came Back is a documentary directed by Laurent Bouzereau. It was released in 2017 and starred Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and others. It has five stories about Hollywood directors who enlisted to fight in World War II.

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    Guillermo Mata
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is a documentary that I've actually heard great things about. It has a great cast and people involved. I haven't seen it myself but I've also seen it on best of lists as well. "
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    #5Man on Wire

    Man on Wire

    Man on Wire is a BBC documentary which explores Philippe Petit's preparations for historically walking across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers. This documentary was directed by James Marsh.


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    Craig Graham
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Man on Wire is an intimate documentary. It is about Philippe Petit and how he prepared for a high wire walk across the Twin Towers. It may sound boring to some, and I wasn't that interested before I watched this. The man and the act are amazing when given the perspective of this documentary. I highly recommend it to anybody who likes documentaries."
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    #6Biggie and Tupac

    Biggie and Tupac

    Biggie and Tupac were two of the most famous rappers from the 90s when the tensions of the two hip-hop scenes, East Coast and West Coast, were on the rise. Both rappers were murdered in 1997 and this documentary investigates the reasons for the death of the singers with surprising information.


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    Roy Patterson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "they have a lot more interesting ones, this looks okay though"
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    #7Pumping Iron

    Pumping Iron

    Pumping Iron is a docudrama about the 1975 bodybuilding championships of Mr Olympia and Mr Universe. The documentary focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu, actual legends of bodybuilding that later became actors and start a career in Hollywood.


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    Jeffrey Wells
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Pumping Iron is an amazing documentary on Netflix. I loved watching the 1975 bodybuilding championships build up."


Best What are the best Netflix documentary movies
1The Thin Blue LineMovies 9 Paid
2Room 237Movies 7 Paid
3Karl Marx CityMovies 5 Paid
4Five Came BackMovies 4 Paid
5Man on WireMovies 3 Paid
6Biggie and TupacMovies 2 Paid
7Pumping IronMovies 1 Paid

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