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Released 1992

Brother's Keeper 1992 3.0/5  100%  88% IMDb 7.6/10 (3.0k) NYT Critics' Pick NR SD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This documentary explores the odd world of the elderly Ward brothers, illiterate farmers who have lived their entire lives in a dilapidated shack. Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward dir. Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky 104 minutes 1 Award 1 Nomination Nov 20, 2015 143

Released 1990

Ken Burns: The Civil War 1990 3.2/5 TV-PG 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 20
Ken Burns: The Civil War / Season 1 1990 3.0/5 TV-PG 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 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 188

Released 1988

The Thin Blue Line 1988 3.0/5  100%  91% IMDb 8.1/10 (15k) 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 20, 2015 67

Released 1981

Vernon, Florida 1981 3.0/5  100%  79% 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 20, 2015 86

Released 1977

Hitler - A Career 1977 2.1/5 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 444
Pumping Iron 1977 2.4/5  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 1.6/5  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 89

Released 1947

Thunderbolt 1947 1.7/5 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 102

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 93

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 142
Nazi Concentration Camps 1945 2.3/5 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 165
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 34

Released 1944

The Memphis Belle: A Story of aFlying Fortress 1944 1.5/5 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 105
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
Tunisian Victory 1944 3.0/5 TV-PG SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer British and American troops join forces to liberate a Nazi stranglehold in North Africa, sharing battles, hard work and a peaceful Christmas dinner. Burgess Meredith dir. Frank Capra, John Huston 76 minutes Mar 31, 2017 55

Released 1943

Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines 1943 3.0/5 TV-PG SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This World War II-era training film dramatizes how secret agents should act while undercover and how to avoid capture by enemies. dir. John Ford 61 minutes Mar 31, 2017 128
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia 1943 3.0/5 TV-14 SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer This installment of Frank Capra's acclaimed documentary series highlights the need for a Russo-American alliance to defeat the Nazis. dir. Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak 82 minutes Mar 31, 2017 91
WWII: Report from the Aleutians 1943 3.0/5 NR SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Filmmaker John Huston narrates this Oscar-nominated World War II-era film about life among the U.S. soldiers protecting Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. dir. John Huston 44 minutes Mar 31, 2017 87

Released 1942

The Battle of Midway 1942 1.9/5 TV-G SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Director John Ford captures combat footage of the Battle of Midway, an air and sea campaign that was a turning point in the war in the Pacific. Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell dir. John Ford 18 minutes 1 Award Mar 31, 2017 216
Prelude to War 1942 3.0/5 TV-PG SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Frank Capra's documentary chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy and Japan as America prepares for a defense of liberty. dir. Frank Capra 51 minutes 1 Award Mar 31, 2017 132

Released 1926

Moana with Sound - 1926 Version 1926 1.8/5 TV-PG SuperHD Play Queue Netflix Page trailer Documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty captures a vision of Samoa in the 1920s, depicting its native traditions, music and lifestyles. dir. Robert J. Flaherty 97 minutes Dec 08, 2015 231