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Released 1996

Ken Burns: The West / Season 1 1996 3.0/5 TV-PG SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page trailer Historian Ken Burns mines old photos, letters and newspapers to bring to life the struggles Americans faced as they embarked on westward expansion. Peter Coyote dir. Stephen Ives Feb 22, 2017 Expires Dec 15 9 episodes
Yindi the Last Koala 1996 3.0/5 TV-G SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer A baby koala is raised by humans after its mother is injured in a car accident. Eventually, the two are reunited and released back into the wild. dir. Greg Grainger 48 minutes Apr 26, 2016 0

Released 1995

Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction? 1995 1.6/5  17% PG SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This documentary presents gruesome footage of military doctors conducting an alien autopsy in 1947, which was exposed as a hoax after the show aired. Jonathan Frakes dir. Tom McGough 45 minutes Jun 01, 2016 4
Lessons of Darkness 1995 3.0/5  100%  93% NR SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Acclaimed director Werner Herzog went to Kuwait in 1992 to document the aftermath of the first Gulf War, focusing on the devastating oil fires set by retreating Iraqi soldiers that transformed the country's beautiful landscape. Werner Herzog dir. Werner Herzog 54 minutes Oct 01, 2016 377

Released 1994

Children of God 1994 3.0/5 TV-MA SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer A former member examines the lingering effects of being raised in the Family, a cult whose disturbing practices include the sexual abuse of children. dir. John Smithson 63 minutes Aug 01, 2016 9

Released 1993

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer 1993 3.0/5  100%  66% IMDb 7.0/10 (1.7k) NYT Review R SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This mesmerizing documentary explores the troubled life and deadly end of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a woman who murdered johns. Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield dir. Nick Broomfield 83 minutes Jan 01, 2016 190

Released 1990

Ken Burns: The Civil War 1990 3.1/5 TV-14 SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Ken Burns's documentary depicts the action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of soldiers, generals and a beleaguered president. Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman dir. Ken Burns Feb 22, 2017 28
Ken Burns: The Civil War / Season 1 1990 3.0/5 TV-14 SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page trailer Ken Burns's documentary depicts the action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of soldiers, generals and a beleaguered president. Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman dir. Ken Burns Feb 22, 2017 Expires Dec 15 9 episodes
Paris Is Burning 1990 3.0/5 R HD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This Sundance prize-winning documentary is an intimate portrait of 1980s Harlem drag balls: a world of fierce competition, sustenance, and survival. dir. Jennie Livingston 76 minutes 1 Award Feb 01, 2017 190

Released 1988

High Risk 1988 3.0/5 TV-G SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer From scientists to snake handlers, this series explores what motivates some people to put themselves in jeopardy to perform extraordinary feats. Sep 01, 2017 13
High Risk 1988 3.0/5 TV-G SD Play Queue Series Netflix Page trailer An entertainment and informational series demonstrating what motivates some men and women, both professionals and non-professionals, to put themselves in jeopardy to perform extraordinary achievements. Sep 01, 2017 6 episodes
The Thin Blue Line 1988 1.6/5 NYT Critics' Pick NR SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Through archival footage, interviews and reenactments, filmmaker Errol Morris makes a case for the innocence of a man erroneously convicted of murder. Randall Adams, David Harris dir. Errol Morris 101 minutes 2 Nominations Nov 21, 2017 15

Released 1981

Vernon, Florida 1981 3.0/5 TV-PG SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris interviews the quirky residents of a small backwoods town, including a wild-turkey hunter and a worm farmer. George Harris, Snake Reynolds, Henry Shipes, Claude Register dir. Errol Morris 55 minutes Nov 21, 2017 44

Released 1978

Gates of Heaven 1978 3.0/5 TV-PG SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Documentarian Errol Morris trains his lens on obsessive pet owners and the zeitgeist that supports them, including pet cemetery owners and embalmers. Lucille Billingsley, Cal Harberts, Zella Graham, Florence Rasmussen dir. Errol Morris 82 minutes Nov 21, 2017 23

Released 1977

Hitler - A Career 1977 1.4/5 TV-MA SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest. dir. Joachim Fest, Christian Herrendoerfer 150 minutes Feb 10, 2017 445
Pumping Iron 1977 2.0/5  96%  84% NYT Review PG SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Starring five-time Mr. Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger, this film follows the then 28-year-old's progress as he competes for his sixth title. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Matty Ferrigno, Victoria Ferrigno dir. George Butler, Robert Fiore 85 minutes Jan 06, 2016 510

Released 1966

The Endless Summer 1966 1.8/5  100%  92% IMDb 7.8/10 (3.7k) NYT Review UR SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer In 1966, two top surfers ride the wild waters of Hawaii, Australia, Africa and other exotic locales searching for the perfect wave. Michael Hynson, Robert August, Lord 'Tally Ho' Blears, Bruce Brown dir. Bruce Brown 91 minutes Dec 01, 2015 90

Released 1947

Thunderbolt 1947 1.5/5 TV-14 SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer A P-47 Thunderbolt squadron is shown in preparation, at play and in bombing raids aiming to halt Nazi supply lines and aid Allied ground troops. James Stewart, Lloyd Bridges dir. William Wyler, John Sturges 41 minutes Mar 31, 2017 110

Released 1946

Let There Be Light 1946 3.0/5 TV-PG SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Some returning combat veterans suffer scars that are more psychological than physical. This film follows patients and staff during their treatment. Walter Huston dir. John Huston 57 minutes Mar 31, 2017 95

Released 1945

Know Your Enemy - Japan 1945 3.0/5 TV-14 SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Though culturally insensitive by modern standards, this propaganda film examines the history of Japan from the 16th century through the 1930s. Walter Huston, Dana Andrews dir. Frank Capra, Joris Ivens 62 minutes Mar 31, 2017 145
Nazi Concentration Camps 1945 1.8/5 TV-MA SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Shocking footage shows Nazi concentration camps after liberation, including Buchenwald and Ohrdruf, where Gen. Eisenhower ordered local Nazis to tour. dir. George Stevens 58 minutes Mar 31, 2017 170
San Pietro 1945 3.0/5 TV-14 SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer After the Allies invade Italy, the Liri Valley town of San Pietro becomes an example of the brutal effects of combat, both for soldiers and civilians. dir. John Huston 32 minutes Mar 31, 2017 38

Released 1944

The Memphis Belle: A Story of aFlying Fortress 1944 3.0/5 TV-PG SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This documentary centers on the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing mission over Germany. dir. William Wyler 39 minutes Mar 31, 2017 106
The Negro Soldier 1944 3.0/5 TV-14 SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This documentary urged African Americans to enlist and join in the effort to be part of America's continuing fight in World War II. dir. Stuart Heisler 40 minutes Mar 31, 2017 58