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The Best Documentary Movies on Netflix Instant

List Criteria: Must be documentaries available on Netflix streaming

The Best Documentary Movies on Netflix Instant is a complete Netflix streaming list for your perusal. All the best documentary films on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Netflix service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

This Netflix streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest documentary films to watch as the regular DVD service offers. New documentaries like Tig are all available on Netflix streaming as are classic documentary films like Man on Wire and the Ken Burns documentary series can be viewed on the Netflix instant service.

What are the best Netflix instant documentary movies? What is available on the Netflix streaming documentary selection? Are there new documentary films on Netflix instant? This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best Netflix streaming documentary movies has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Netflix instant movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best documentaries on Netflix instant.

The Best Documentary Movies on Netflix Instant Films
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    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.

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    Adesuwa Addy Iyare, Kahiry Bess, Greg Crowe

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    Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall

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    Denise Crosby

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    Andy Warhol, Jack Palance, Tzi Ma

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    357 Magnumm

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    Adam O'Brian, Ken Appledorn, Amparo Fontanet

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    Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill

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    An Honest Liar

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    Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Casey Affleck

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    Jason Ritter, Josh Lucas, LL Cool J

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    Karl Katz, Jemma Braham, John Griffin

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    James Garner, Chad McQueen, Jimmy Vasser

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    To be Takei

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    Tom Hardy

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    The Whale Kevin Machate, Julia Beaton, Colin Beaton

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    Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen

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    Codebreaker

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    Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

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