film The Best Documentary Movies on Netflix Instant  

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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 includes the best documentaries on Netflix. 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.
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Freakonomics Adesuwa Addy Iyare, Kahiry Bess, Greg Crowe

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Exit Through the Gift Shop Jay Leno, Rhys Ifans, Shepard Fairey

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Man on Wire Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.

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Jesus Camp Becky Fischer, Mike Papantonio

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Touching the Void Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall

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Jiro Dreams Of Sushi Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono

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The Thin Blue Line Randall Adams, David Harris

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The Imposter Adam O'Brian, Ken Appledorn, Amparo Fontanet

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An Honest Liar James Randi

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Undefeated Montrail 'Money' Brown, O.C. Brown, Bill Courtney

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Don Rickles, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers

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Buck Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill

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Marley Peter Tosh

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How to Survive a Plague Bill Bahlman, David Barr, Gregg Bordowitz

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Hot Girls Wanted Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Kevin Clash, Whoopi Goldberg

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling

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Atari: Game Over Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler

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First Position Joan Sebastian Zamora, Michaela Deprince, Gaya Bommer Yemini

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Harmontown Dan Harmon

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams Charles Fathy

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Billy Corgan, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart

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Particle Fever Savas Dimopoulos, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Fabiola Gianotti

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Knuckleball! Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey, Charles Hough

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Indie Game: The Movie Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen

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Into the Abyss Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry

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The Battered Bastards of Baseball Todd Field, Kurt Russell

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Beware of Mr. Baker Ginger Baker, John Lydon, Eric Clapton

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Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Terence Winter

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Soaked in Bleach Daniel Roebuck, August Emerson

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The Queen of Versailles Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Virginia Nebab

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Gasland Dick Cheney, Josh Fox

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The Square Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour

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Bridegroom Shane Bitney Crone, Thomas Lee Bridegroom

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Paris Is Burning Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza

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Room 237 Bill Blakemore, Juli Kearns, Jay Weidner

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Life Itself Roger Ebert

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Iris Iris Apfel

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The Summit Johannes Moser, Garrett Philipps, Christine Barnes