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List of Documentaries on Netflix Australia

Information verified correct on December 6th, 2016

You know Netflix has all the latest blockbusters and bingeworthy TV shows, but did you know it also has a vast selection of documentaries? Take a look at our list – you might just learn something!

TitleYear of releaseIMDB RatingAvailable on Netflix from...CastCastRuntime (mins)
Kurt & Courtney19986.23/23/2015Kurt Cobain,Courtney LoveNick Broomfield95
Hoop Dreams19948.33/23/2015Isiah Thomas,William Gates,Arthur Agee,Emma Gates,Curtis Gates,Sheila Agee,Arthur 'Bo' Agee,Earl Smith,Gene Pingatore,Sister Marlyn Hopewell,Bill Gleason,Patricia Weir,Marjorie Heard,Luther Bedford,Aretha MitchellSteve James172
Biggie & Tupac2002-3/23/2015Tupac Shakur,The Notorious B.I.G.,Nick BroomfieldNick Broomfield108
Bowling for Columbine200283/23/2015Charlton Heston,Matt Stone,Marilyn Manson,Michael Moore,Dick Clark,John NicholsMichael Moore120
Girlhood20037.36/18/2015Liz Garbus82
Super Size Me20047.34/24/2015Morgan Spurlock,Bridget Bennett,Dr. Lisa Ganjhu,Dr. Daryl Isaacs,Alexandra Jamieson,Dr. Stephen SiegelMorgan Spurlock100
The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison1998-6/18/2015Bernard AddisonLiz Garbus,Wilbert Rideau,Jonathan Stack91
The Natural History of the Chicken20007.23/23/2015Mark Lewis54
Pompeii: The Last Day20037.23/23/2015Alisdair Simpson,Tim Pigott-Smith,Jim Carter,Jonathan Firth,Rebecca Clarke,Inika Leigh Wright,Martin Hodgson,Rachel Atkins,Robert Whitelock,Chad ShepherdPeter Nicholson51
The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie2005-3/23/2015Patton Oswalt,Brian Posehn,Maria Bamford,Zach GalifianakisMichael Blieden104
Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II2005-3/23/2015John Hurt,Noboru Akima,George Anton,Fred Ashworth,Robert Austin,Daniel Ben Zenou,Ed Bishop,Katsumi Cho,Lee Colley,Garry CooperPaul Wilmshurst89
Cocaine Cowboys20067.93/23/2015Sam Burstyn,Bob Palumbo,Jon Roberts,Al Sunshine,Mickey MundayBilly Corben118
A Very British Gangster20076.23/23/2015Dominic NoonanDonal MacIntyre98
The Secret20065.63/23/2015Bob Proctor,Joe Vitale,John Assaraf,Loral Langemeier,Marie Diamond,Michael Beckwith,Jack Canfield,Bob Doyle,Mike Dooley,Lisa NicholsDrew Heriot,Sean Byrne,Marc Goldenfein,Damian McLindon91
Super High Me20076.24/15/2015Doug Benson,Bob Odenkirk,Graham Elwood,Greg Proops,Rob Huebel,Rob Riggle,Brian Posehn,Patton Oswalt,Sarah SilvermanMichael Blieden90
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts20077.33/23/2015Woody Allen,Godfrey Reggio,Martin Scorsese,Errol Morris,Ravi Shankar,Philip GlassScott Hicks114
Trumbo20077.53/23/2015Dalton TrumboPeter Askin91
Mr. Untouchable20076.77/2/2015Leroy 'Nicky' BarnesMarc Levin92
Bigger, Stronger, Faster20087.63/23/2015Chris BellChris Bell102
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson20077.83/23/2015Johnny Depp,Hunter S. ThompsonAlex Gibney120
Man on Wire20087.93/23/2015Mark Lewis,Philippe Petit,Jean François Heckel,Jean-Louis Blondeau,Annie Allix,David Forman,Alan Welner,Barry GreenhouseJames Marsh94
Tesla: Master of Lightning20008.37/15/2015Stacy Keach,Elisabeth NooneRobert Uth86
Waltz with Bashir200883/23/2015Ari Folman,Ori Sivan,Yehezkel Lazarov,Ronny Dayag,Ron Ben-Yishai,Shmuel Frenkel,Zahava Solomon,Dror Harazi,Mickey LeonAri Folman87
Cocaine Cowboys 220086.73/23/2015Charles Cosby,Griselda Blanco,Jorge Ayala,Raul Diaz,Sam Burstyn,Bob Palumbo,Al Singleton,Nelson Andreu,Will Collins,Donovan Kennedy,Luis CasusoBilly Corben100
Zeitgeist: The Movie2007-3/23/2015Peter Joseph117
Not Quite Hollywood20087.73/23/2015Lynette Curran,Jamie Lee Curtis,Dennis Hopper,Barry Humphries,Jack Thompson,Quentin Tarantino,Graeme Blundell,George Lazenby,Sigrid Thornton,Stacey KeachMark Hartley99
Food, Inc.20087.93/23/2015Robert Kenner94
The Cove20098.53/23/2015Roger Payne,Hayden Panettiere,John Potter,Isabel Lucas,Louie Psihoyos,Richard O'Barry,Joe Chisholm,Mandy-Rae Cruikshank,Charles Hambleton,Simon Hutchins,Kirk Krack,Hardy JonesLouie Psihoyos91
When You're Strange20097.73/23/2015John Densmore,Johnny Depp,Robby Krieger,Ray Manzarek,Jim Morrison,the DoorsTom DiCillo85
Babies201073/23/2015Thomas Balmes79
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work20107.43/23/2015Don Rickles,Kathy Griffin,Joan Rivers,Melissa Rivers,Bari Pearlman,Larry A. Thompson,Patrick Alparone,Edgar Cooper EndicottRicki Stern,Anne Sundberg82
Cane Toads: The Conquest201073/23/2015Mark Lewis84
180° South20107.73/23/2015Keith Malloy,Yvon Chouinard,Timmy O'Neill,Jeff Johnson,Doug Tompkins,MakoheChris Malloy87
Cave of Forgotten Dreams20107.43/23/2015Werner Herzog,Charles Fathy,Dominique Baffier,Jean Clottes,Jean-Michel Geneste,Carole Fritz,Gilles Tosello,Michel Philippe,Julien Monney,Nicholas ConardWerner Herzog87
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey20117.73/23/2015Kevin Clash,Whoopi GoldbergConstance Marks76
Bobby Fischer Against the World20117.43/23/2015Henry Kissinger,Russell Targ,Bobby Fischer,Boris Spassky,Gary Kasparov,David Edmonds,Anthony Saidy,Susan Polgar,David Shenk,Gudmundur ThorarinssonLiz Garbus93
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold20116.63/23/2015Peter Berg,Paul Brennan,J.J. Abrams,Noam Chomsky,Jimmy Kimmel,Morgan SpurlockMorgan Spurlock87
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead20107.73/23/2015Joe CrossJoe Cross,Kurt Engfehr97
Dumbstruck20106.18/1/2015Terry FatorMark Goffman84
DMT: The Spirit Molecule20107.43/23/2015Joe RoganMitch Schultz75
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward20118.33/23/2015Peter Joseph161
Zeitgeist: Addendum20088.43/23/2015Peter Joseph123
The Imposter20127.57/1/2015Charlie Parker,Adam O' Brian,Carey Gibson,Anna Ruben,Frederic Bourdin,Cathy Dresbach,Alan Teichman,Beverly Dollarhide,Nancy Fisher,Ivan VillanuevaBart Layton99
The Queen of Versailles20127.13/23/2015Jaqueline Siegel,David Siegel,Virginia NebabLauren Greenfield101
Indie Game: The Movie20127.83/23/2015Jonathan Blow,Phil Fish,Edmund McMillen,Tommy RefenesLisanne Pajot,James Swirsky103
Chasing Ice20127.83/23/2015Jeff Orlowski75
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry20127.63/23/2015Weiwei Ai,Lao AiAlison Klayman91
After Porn Ends20105.83/23/2015Bryce Wagoner93
The Central Park Five20127.78/1/2015Ken Burns,Sarah Burns,David McMahon119
Craigslist Joe20126.83/23/2015Joseph GarnerJoseph Garner90
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview20128.13/23/2015Robert X. Cringely,Steve JobsPaul Sen67
Artifact20128.33/23/2015Jared Leto,Shannon Leto,Tomo Milicevic,Chester Bennington,Irving Azoff,Peter Paterno,Bob Lefsetz,Daniel Levitin,Brandon Boyd,DA Wallach104
One Direction: All for One20125.43/23/2015Harry Styles,Zayn Malik,Niall Horan,Louis Tomlinson,Liam PayneSonia Anderson63
Storm Surfers20126.75/31/2015Toni Collette,Ross Clarke-Jones,Tom Carroll,Ben MatsonJustin McMillan,Christopher Nelius95
American Experience: Henry Ford2013-7/15/2015Oliver PlattSarah Colt113
Uprising20126.73/23/2015Fredrik Stanton85
History of the Eagles201383/23/2015Eagles,Glenn Frey,Don Henley,Joe Walsh,Timothy B. Schmit,Don Felder,Randy Meisner,Bernie LeadonAlison Ellwood188
Blackfish20138.14/30/2015Gabriela Cowperthwaite83
Cutie and the Boxer20137.23/23/2015Noriko Shinohara,Ushio ShinoharaZachary Heinzerling82
Dirty Wars20137.53/23/2015Nasser Al Aulaqi,Saleha Al AulaqiRick Rowley86
God Loves Uganda20137.58/1/2015Roger Ross Williams83
The Square20138.23/23/2015Ahmed Hassan,Khalid Abdalla,Magdy Ashour,Ramy Essam,Bothania Kamel,Dina Abdullah,Aida Elkashef,Ragia Omran,Pierre Seyoufr,Dina Amer,Sherif Boray,Khaled Nagy,Salma Saied,Ahmed Saleh,Alaa SeifJehane Noujaim105
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay20127.13/23/2015Dick CavettMolly Bernstein88
Girl Rising20137.23/23/2015Anne Hathaway,Cate Blanchett,Selena Gomez,Liam Neeson,Priyanka Chopra,Chloë Grace Moretz,Freida Pinto,Salma Hayek,Meryl Streep,Alicia Keys,Kerry WashingtonRichard Robbins102
The Act of Killing: Theatrical Cut2012-3/23/2015Syamsul Arifin,Anwar Congo,Herman KotoJoshua Oppenheimer122
Nova: Rise of the Drones2013-7/16/2015Craig SechlerPeter Yost53
Nova: Mind of a Rampage Killer2013-7/16/2015Miles O'Brien53
Maidentrip20137.68/1/2015Laura DekkerJillian Schlesinger81
Downloaded20136.83/23/2015Henry Rollins,Mike D,Noel Gallagher,Billy CorganAlex Winter106
Somm20126.93/23/2015Jason Wise94
Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy201173/23/2015Steve Jobs,Steve Wozniak,Evan DavisLaura Craig Gray,Tristan Quinn49
The Director20136.63/23/2015Frida GianniniChristina Voros85
The Ghost Army20137.67/15/2015Peter CoyoteRick Beyer68
Men at Lunch20126.23/23/2015Fionnula FlanaganSeán Ó Cualáin66
The Making of VGHS: The Behind the Scenes Feature Documentary2012-3/23/2015Josh Blaylock,Johanna Braddy,Brian Firenzi,Ellary Porterfield,Cynthia Watros,Jimmy Wong61
Beyond the Edge20136.73/23/2015Chad Moffitt,Sonam Sherpa,John Wraight,Joshua Rutter,Daniel Musgrove,Erroll Shand,Phurenje Sherpa,Jimmy KunsangLeanne Pooley90
The Unbelievers20137.13/23/2015Richard Dawkins,Lawrence Krauss,Stephen Hawking,Ricky Gervais,Woody Allen,Cameron Diaz,Sarah Silverman,Bill Pullman,Werner Herzog,Bill Maher,Stephen Colbert,Eddie Izzard,Penn Jillette,Paul ProvenzaGus Holwerda76
One Direction: Reaching for the Stars2013-3/23/2015Harry Styles,Zayn Malik,Niall Horan,Louis Tomlinson,Liam Payne,One DirectionMaureen Goldthorpe,Philippa Judge68
Brave Miss World20137.27/1/2015Linor AbargilCecilia Peck88
Secrets of the Tower of London2013-7/15/201555
Secrets of Scotland Yard20136.47/15/2015Susannah Ward55
Nova: Megastorm Aftermath2013-7/16/2015Craig SechlerMiles O'Brien53
Mitt201473/23/2015Mitt RomneyGreg Whiteley93
Goering's Last Secret20117.43/23/2015Linda Parkhurst50
Space Dive20127.43/23/2015Felix Baumgartner,Shaun DooleyColin Barr88
The First World War From Above20106.73/23/2015Fergal KeaneMark Radice59
Kids for Cash20137.18/1/2015Robert May102
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory2014-3/23/2015Dan CohenMichael Rossato-Bennett78
E-Team20147.13/23/2015Katy Chevigny,Ross Kauffman89
Fed Up20147.74/17/2015Stephanie Soechtig96
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz20148.23/23/2015Aaron SwartzBrian Knappenberger105
The Overnighters20147.63/23/2015Jesse Moss102
Web Junkie20136.34/1/2015Hilla Medalia,Shosh Shlam76
Life Itself20147.97/1/2015Roger EbertSteve James121
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger20146.88/1/2015James 'Whitey' BulgerJoe Berlinger86
American Experience: The Amish: Shunned2014-8/1/2015Callie T. Wiser112
Beyond Clueless201465/1/2015Fairuza BalkCharlie Lyne89
The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled20126.33/23/2015Doug Benson,Graham ElwoodRyan Polito81
La Bare20146.23/23/2015Joe ManganielloJoe Manganiello91
What Happened, Miss Simone?2015-6/26/2015Liz Garbus102
Mission Blue201483/23/2015James Cameron,Michael deGruy,Sylvia Earle,Bryce Groark,Jeremy Jackson,Carl SafinaRobert Nixon,Fisher Stevens94
Secrets of Chatsworth2013-7/15/2015Samuel WestSusannah Ward54
Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace2013-7/15/2015Samuel WestSam Taplin54
Secrets of Highclere Castle2013-7/15/2015Samuel WestVicky Matthews54
Nova: Decoding Neanderthals2013-7/15/2015Lance LewmanNick Clarke Powell53
NOVA: Ground Zero Supertower2013-7/15/2015Terri Randall53
Fight Church20146.83/23/2015Daniel Junge,Bryan Storkel83
Print the Legend20147.34/20/2015Luis Lopez,J. Clay Tweel99
McCullin20128.18/1/2015Don McCullinDavid Morris,Jacqui Morris91
Milk?20125.83/23/2015Sebastian HowardSebastian Howard58
Semisweet: Life in Chocolate20126.23/23/2015Michael Allcock59
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story20147.53/23/2015Alex Holmes100
Video Games: The Movie20146.15/1/2015Sean AstinJeremy Snead101
Virunga20148.33/23/2015Orlando von Einsiedel100
Enquiring Minds20146.83/23/2015Ric Burns98
My Own Man2015-3/23/2015David SamplinerDavid Sampliner82
The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir2015-5/22/2015Bob WeirMike Fleiss84
Point and Shoot20146.98/1/2015Matthew VanDykeMarshall Curry83
We Could Be King20146.93/23/2015Judd Ehrlich81
Meet the Mormons20147.45/20/2015Blair Treu78
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 220146.33/23/2015Joe CrossKurt Engfehr89
Sex: My British Job20136.53/23/2015Nick Broomfield,Hsiao-Hung PaiNick Broomfield63
Aluna20128.33/23/2015Alan EreiraAlan Ereira89
Little Hope Was Arson20138.35/6/2015Theo Love75
Mudbloods20146.95/1/2015Farzad Sangari85
It's Not Over201463/23/2015Andrew Jenks,Paige Rawl,Lucky Mufundisi,Sarang BhakreAndrew Jenks72
Plot for Peace20146.87/1/2015Thabo Mbeki,Joaquim Chissano,Pik BothaCarlos Agulló,Mandy Jacobson85
You Laugh But It's True20117.43/23/2015Trevor NoahDavid Paul Meyer83
Vessel20146.93/23/2015Diana Whitten87
Starring Adam West20137.63/23/2015Adam WestJames E. Tooley84
Resistance2014-3/23/2015Michael Graziano72
Tig20158.17/17/2015Tig NotaroKristina Goolsby,Ashley York91
One Rogue Reporter20147.23/23/2015Rich PeppiattTom Jenkinson,Rich Peppiatt60
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau2014-7/14/2015Richard Stanley,Fairuza Balk,Marco Hofschneider,Graham Humphreys,Rob MorrowDavid Gregory98
Approaching The Elephant201474/1/2015Amanda Wilder90
Gorillas: On the Trail of King Kong2002-3/23/2015David Attenborough48
Lions: Spy in the Den20007.73/23/2015David AttenboroughJohn Downer49
Smart Sharks: Swimming With Roboshark2003-3/23/2015David Attenborough49
A Year in Champagne20146.57/14/2015Martine SaunierDavid Kennard82
Delivery20147.15/31/2015Mark Myers,Shane Cunningham,Sean Menard,Bert van LieropMark Myers92
Out in the Line-Up20148.37/15/2015Ian W. Thomson69
Love Me20147.34/15/2015Jonathon Narducci94
A Field Full of Secrets20146.84/1/2015Charles Maxwell82
Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event20146.84/3/2015Ron Perlman,Tate ChalkMark Robert Ellis121
Hot Girls Wanted20156.25/29/2015Jill Bauer,Ronna Gradus83
Antarctic Edge: 70° South2015-8/1/2015Dena Seidel72
Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story20157.38/7/2015Chris ColeAdam Bhala Lough76
Atari: Game Over2014-3/31/2015Zak PennZak Penn66
Clean Spirit2014-5/15/2015Dirk Jan Roeleven88
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator20137.18/1/2015Joe Piscatella74
The True Cost20156.87/17/2015Andrew Morgan92
Deeper20106.75/31/2015Jeremy Jones,Xavier de le Rue,Ryland Bell,Travis Rice,Josh Dirksen,Forrest Shearer,Jonaven Moore,Johan Olofsson,Lucas DeBariJeremy Jones76
Higher2014-5/31/2015Jeremy Jones,Ryland Bell,Bryan Iguchi,Luca PandolfiJeremy Jones,Todd Jones,Steve Jones101
Further2012-5/31/2015Jeremy Jones,Terje Håkonsen,Josh Dirksen,Forrest Shearer,Mitch Toelderer,Bibi Pekarek,Lucas DeBari,Ryland BellJeremy Jones,Jon Klaczkiewicz80
Dawg Fight20157.35/15/2015Dhafir HarrisBilly Corben110
Fishtail20157.75/31/2015Harry Dean StantonAndrew Renzi61
Austin to Boston20148.46/12/2015Ben Howard,The Staves,Nathaniel Rateliff,Bear's DenJames Marcus Haney72
I Dream of Wires2013-8/4/2015Robert Fantinatto96
A Day Without Cancer2013-8/1/2015Bryan AdamsJoseph Nanni75
Joanna20136.87/14/2015Aneta Kopacz40
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope20137.38/3/2015Doug BensonRyan Polito76
Josef Fritzl: Story of a Monster2010-8/1/2015David Notman-Watt48
I Am. Shimon Peres2014-8/7/2015Shimon PeresNaftaly Gliksberg78
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot2015-7/30/2015Paul Rudd,Bradley Cooper,Amy Poehler,Elizabeth Banks,David Wain,Michael Showalter,A.D. Miles,Ken Marino,Molly Shannon,David Hyde PierceAmy Rice64

Brodie Fogg

Brodie is a staff writer at finder.com.au covering breaking tech and telco news. When he's not drooling over the latest comic book releases or grinding away at the newest time-devouring RPG, he's helping people choose between Australia's various streaming services.

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