The comprehensive list of documentaries available on Netflix Australia

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One thing that Netflix have been doing well is streaming some high quality documentaries of the last few years. Hopefully you'll find that most of your favourite documentaries in the list below are available for streaming with Netflix Australia.

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What documentaries are available on Netflix Australia?

Documentary TitleOverviewYear of ReleaseIMDb RatingNetflix Release DateActor(s)Director(s)Runtime (minutes)
Bowling for ColumbineFilmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.200283/23/2015Charlton Heston, Matt Stone, Marilyn Manson, Michael Moore, Dick Clark, John NicholsMichael Moore119
GirlhoodDocumentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.20037.36/18/2015Liz Garbus82
Super Size MeWhile examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.20047.34/24/2015Morgan 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 Comedians of Comedy: The Movie2005-3/23/2015Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Zach GalifianakisMichael Blieden103
Cocaine CowboysIn the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ...20067.93/23/2015Sam Burstyn, Bob Palumbo, Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Mickey MundayBilly Corben118
A Very British GangsterA documentary about one of Britain's most dangerous crime families and introduces us to its magnetic, larger-than-life leader, Dominic Noonan (aka Lattlay Fottfoy).20076.23/23/2015Dominic NoonanDonal MacIntyre97
Super High MeStand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.20076.24/15/2015Doug Benson, Bob Odenkirk, Graham Elwood, Greg Proops, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Sarah SilvermanMichael Blieden90
TrumboThrough a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ...20077.53/23/2015Dalton TrumboPeter Askin91
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. ThompsonA portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.20077.83/23/2015Johnny Depp, Hunter S. ThompsonAlex Gibney119
Man on WireA look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century."20087.93/23/2015Mark Lewis, Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix, David Forman, Alan Welner, Barry GreenhouseJames Marsh94
Cocaine Cowboys 2Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ...20086.73/23/2015Charles Cosby, Griselda Blanco, Jorge Ayala, Raul Diaz, Sam Burstyn, Bob Palumbo, Al Singleton, Nelson Andreu, Will Collins, Donovan Kennedy, Luis CasusoBilly Corben99
EarthFeature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.200784/1/2015James Earl JonesAlastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield99
Zeitgeist: The Movie2007-3/23/2015Peter Joseph116
Not Quite HollywoodThe story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.20087.73/23/2015Lynette Curran, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Barry Humphries, Jack Thompson, Quentin Tarantino, Graeme Blundell, George Lazenby, Sigrid Thornton, Stacey KeachMark Hartley98
Food, Inc.An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.20087.93/23/2015Robert Kenner93
The CoveUsing state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.20098.53/23/2015Roger Payne, Hayden Panettiere, John Potter, Isabel Lucas, Louie Psihoyos, Richard O'Barry, Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruikshank, Charles Hambleton, Simon Hutchins, Kirk KrackLouie Psihoyos91
Joan Rivers: A Piece of WorkA documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.20107.43/23/2015Don Rickles, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Bari Pearlman, Larry A. Thompson, Patrick Alparone, Edgar Cooper EndicottRicki Stern, Anne Sundberg81
Cane Toads: The ConquestA documentary horror film about the environmental devastation left in the wake of the giant toads' unstoppable march across Australia.201073/23/2015Mark Lewis83
Cave of Forgotten DreamsWerner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.20107.43/23/2015Werner Herzog, Charles Fathy, Dominique Baffier, Jean Clottes, Jean-Michel Geneste, Carole Fritz, Gilles Tosello, Michel Philippe, Julien Monney, Nicholas ConardWerner Herzog86
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's JourneyThe Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.20117.73/23/2015Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Henson, Rosie O'Donnell, Hugh Jackman, Ricky Gervais, Michelle ObamaConstance Marks76
Bobby Fischer Against the World'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ...20117.43/23/2015Henry Kissinger, Russell Targ, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Gary Kasparov, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar, David Shenk, Gudmundur ThorarinssonLiz Garbus92
The Greatest Movie Ever SoldA documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.20116.63/23/2015Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, J.J. Abrams, Noam Chomsky, Jimmy Kimmel, Morgan SpurlockMorgan Spurlock87
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ...20107.73/23/2015Joe CrossJoe Cross, Kurt Engfehr97
DMT: The Spirit MoleculeAn investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.20107.43/23/2015Joe Rogan, Dr. Rick Strassman, Alex Grey, Graham Hancock, Dennis J. McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, Douglas Rushkoff, Erik Davis, Jeremy NarbyMitch Schultz74
Zeitgeist: Moving ForwardA feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ...20118.33/23/2015Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson, James Gilligan, John McMurtry, Michael Ruppert, Max Keiser, Jacque Fresco, Adrian BowyerPeter Joseph161
The Queen of VersaillesA documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.20127.13/23/2015Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Virginia NebabLauren Greenfield100
Indie Game: The MovieA documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.20127.83/23/2015Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen, Tommy RefenesLisanne Pajot, James Swirsky103
Chasing IceFollow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.20127.83/23/2015James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Adam LeWinter, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone, Jeff Orlowski, Sylvia Earle, Dennis Dimick, Jason Box, Tad PfefferJeff Orlowski75
Ai Weiwei: Never SorryA documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.20127.63/23/2015Weiwei Ai, Lao AiAlison Klayman91
After Porn EndsAfter Porn Ends is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry but what happens to them after ...20105.83/23/2015Asia Carrera, Tiffany Million, Richard Pacheco, Mary Carey, Crissy Moran, John Leslie, Amber Lynn, Shelley Lubben, Nina HartleyBryce Wagoner93
Craigslist JoeIn a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.20126.83/23/2015Joseph GarnerJoseph Garner90
Steve Jobs: The Lost InterviewA conversation with Steve Jobs as he was running NeXT, the company he had founded after leaving Apple.20128.13/23/2015Robert X. Cringely, Steve JobsPaul Sen66
Best of TEDx2012-5/1/2015Larry Smith, Dave Meslin, Timothy Prestero, Luis von Ahn, Steve Keil, Scilla Elworthy, David R. Dow, Jonas Gahr Støre, Tal Golesworthy, Mikko Hypponen, Stephen Coleman, Nirmalya Kumar, Simon Sinek
UprisingThe inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of...20126.73/23/2015Fredrik Stanton85
BlackfishA documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.20138.14/30/2015Gabriela Cowperthwaite83
Cutie and the BoxerThis candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.20137.23/23/2015Noriko Shinohara, Ushio ShinoharaZachary Heinzerling81
Dirty WarsInvestigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.20137.53/23/2015Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al AulaqiRick Rowley86
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky JayRicky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ...20127.13/23/2015Dick CavettMolly Bernstein88
Girl RisingThe movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the ...20137.23/23/2015Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra, Chloë Grace Moretz, Freida Pinto, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, Kerry WashingtonRichard Robbins101
SommFour sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.20126.93/23/2015Jason Wise93
The DirectorA look at the life and work of Gucci fashion designer, Frida Giannini.20136.63/23/2015Frida GianniniChristina Voros84
The Making of VGHS: The Behind the Scenes Feature Documentary2012-3/23/2015Josh Blaylock, Johanna Braddy, Brian Firenzi, Ellary Porterfield, Cynthia Watros, Jimmy Wong
The UnbelieversRenowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.20137.13/23/2015Richard 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
MittMitt Romney and his family are followed through their US Presidential campaigns.201473/23/2015Mitt RomneyGreg Whiteley93
Goering's Last SecretThis documentary unfolds the story of Albert Goering, the brother of the notorious Nazi, Herman Goering...20117.43/23/2015Linda Parkhurst
Space DiveA documentary of one man's quest to freefall back to earth from the edge of space, to become the first man to fall faster than the speed of sound.20127.43/23/2015Felix Baumgartner, Shaun DooleyColin Barr88
E-TeamWhen atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals ...20147.13/23/2015Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman89
Fed UpAn examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.20147.74/17/2015Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Oprah WinfreyStephanie Soechtig95
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron SwartzThe story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.20148.23/23/2015Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy CohnBrian Knappenberger104
The OvernightersBroken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.20147.63/23/2015Jesse Moss101
Beyond CluelessBeyond Clueless is a dizzying journey into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern coming-of-age classics.201465/1/2015Fairuza BalkCharlie Lyne88
The Greatest Movie Ever RolledTwo Comedians, Doug Benson and Graham Elwood. decide to make a movie detailing their lives on the road.20126.33/23/2015Doug Benson, Graham ElwoodRyan Polito80
La BareAn insider's look at the history, lives and culture of the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas.20146.23/23/2015Joe ManganielloJoe Manganiello91
Mission BlueFeature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.201483/23/2015James Cameron, Michael deGruy, Sylvia Earle, Bryce Groark, Jeremy Jackson, Carl SafinaRobert Nixon, Fisher Stevens94
Fight ChurchAcademy Award Winning Director, Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and director Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians) team up with producers Eben Kostbar and ...20146.83/23/2015Daniel Junge, Bryan Storkel82
Print the LegendFollows the people racing to bring the hot new 3D printing technology to your home, documenting the "Macintosh Moment" of this revolution and exploring what it takes to live the American Dream.20147.34/20/2015
Milk?An inquisitive man sets out to find the facts about milk and discovers more about the growing controversy surrounding it. Throughout the journey, he is left with more and more questions ...20125.83/23/2015Sebastian HowardSebastian Howard
Semisweet: Life in ChocolateChocolate is the most popular candy in the world. Every year, three billion pounds of it are sold and consumed in the United States alone. It's one of our great indulgences. It's at once ...20126.23/23/2015Michael Allcock
Video Games: The MovieVideo Games: The Movie, a feature length documentary, aims to educate & entertain audiences about how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and ...20146.15/1/2015Sean AstinJeremy Snead101
VirungaA group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world's mountain gorillas; in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for Congo's natural resources.20148.33/23/2015Orlando von Einsiedel100
Enquiring MindsRoc Burns examines history of The National Enquirer and the life and gangland ties of its founder, Gene Pope. The film also tells of Mr Pope's upbringing in New York City with his newspaper...20146.83/23/2015Ric Burns98
My Own Man2015-3/23/2015David SamplinerDavid Sampliner81
The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir2015-5/22/2015Bob WeirMike Fleiss83
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2Joe Cross examines how to make healthy habits last. Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions to make long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health.20146.33/23/2015Joe CrossKurt Engfehr89
Little Hope Was ArsonJanuary 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left ...20138.35/6/2015Theo Love74
It's Not OverA fresh look on HIV/AIDS through the lens of Millennials. What happened to an 'AIDS free generation'? Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks embarks on a global journey, traveling to South ...201463/23/2015Andrew Jenks, Paige Rawl, Lucky Mufundisi, Sarang BhakreAndrew Jenks72
You Laugh But It's TrueIn the world of stand-up comedy in South Africa, Trevor Noah uses his childhood experiences in a biracial family during apartheid to prepare for his first one-man show.20117.43/23/2015Trevor NoahDavid Paul Meyer83
VesselA fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.20146.93/23/2015Diana Whitten86
Starring Adam WestWhether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy, Adam West is sure to have made an ...20137.63/23/2015Adam WestJames E. Tooley84
Resistance2014-3/23/2015Michael Graziano71
One Rogue ReporterEveryone has fantasised about emailing their boss & unleashing what they really think of them. Few actually ever reach for the keyboard. Fewer still end up pressing 'send'. No one has made ...20147.23/23/2015Rich PeppiattTom Jenkinson, Rich Peppiatt
Approaching The ElephantYear one for Lucy, Jiovanni and director Alexander at the Teddy McArdle Free School in Little Falls, New Jersey, where classes are voluntary and rules created by democratic vote. Wilder is ...201474/1/2015Amanda Wilder90
DeliveryBill's fifty-two years old, has a mountain man beard, and delivers pizza on a fixed gear bicycle in Brooklyn. Over the course of several shifts, the film unveils an intriguing man rushing food to your door while it's still hot and fresh.20147.15/31/2015Mark Myers, Shane Cunningham, Sean Menard, Bert van LieropMark Myers91
Love MeLove Me is a character-drive narrative that follows desperate men on their quest for love through the modern 'mail-order bride' industry in Ukraine. The film highlights the complete process...20147.34/15/2015Jonathon Narducci94
A Field Full of SecretsIn 2008, two best friends stepped into their very first crop circle in southern England. This is story of what happened next.20146.84/1/2015Charles Maxwell82
Hot Girls WantedA documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.20156.25/29/2015Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus82
Atari: Game Over2014-3/31/2015Zak PennZak Penn66
FishtailThe Fishtail Basin Ranch in Montana is a free-range cattle ranch, and a large supplier of beef to such gourmet groceries stores as Whole Foods. This documentary chronicles the lives of the ...20157.75/31/2015Harry Dean StantonAndrew Renzi
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    JOHNOctober 10, 2016

    does Netflix have history documentaries like Foxtel ??

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      BrodieOctober 10, 2016Staff

      Hi John,

      While Netflix has a huge catalogue of documentaries, historic and otherwise, it doesn’t host the same selection of serialised documentaries you would find on Foxtel.


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