Is your American flag lapel pin in place? Here are the best political documentaries on Netflix, ranked from best to worst by savvy Ranker users. The top political documentaries streaming on Netflix cover topics ranging from civil rights and marijuana legalization to corporate greed. Politics are personal, and some of the most fascinating movies on this list of Netflix political documentaries are actually about specific politicians.
Mitt Romney gives viewers an inside look into his 2012 presidential campaign with the documentary Mitt and Donald Rumsfeld defends his choices as Secretary of Defense in The Unknown Known.
There are several Oscar-nominated political documentaries on Netflix, including The Act of Killing, Gasland, and Food, Inc. Other good movies that you will find on this list of the top political documentaries on Netflix include Citizen Koch, E-Team, and After Tiller.
Whether you're intrigued by modern Washington, social movements, policy issues, or the personal lives of politicians, you'll find a political documentary on this list. Which Netflix political documentaries are the best? Exercise your democratic rights by voting up your favorites. And demand a recount by adding any political documentaries we may have missed. Then, check out the best documentary series on Netflix.
- 6111Mitt is a 2014 documentary and biographical family-drama film written and directed by Greg Whiteley.... more
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
Trump: An American Dream
Directed by: Jacob Kornbluth, Sari GilmanSaving Capitalism is a 2017 documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth and Sari Gilman. Former Secretary of Labor and Professor, Robert Reich, takes his book and his views to the heart of... more
Directed by: Rachel LearsKnock Down the House is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Rachel Lears. The documentary is about four progressive Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean... more
Directed by: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan PehmeGet Me Roger Stone is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme. Inspired by a New Yorker article by writer Jeffrey Toobin, the filmmakers embarked on a... more
Directed by: Errol MorrisThe Unknown Known is a 2013 American documentary film about the life of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, directed by filmmaker Errol Morris. It premiered at the Telluride Film... more
Miss RepresentationMiss Representation is a 2011 American documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in... more
Directed by: Petra CostaThe Edge of Democracy (a.k.a. Democracia em Vertigem) is a 2019 Brazilian documentary film directed by Petra Costa. Both a documentary and a memoir, The Edge of Democracy documents the unraveling of... more
- Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is a 2012 documentary film about Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman. Director Klayman received a special jury prize at the... more
The Russian Revolution
- Before the Flood is a 2005 documentary film directed by Li Yi-Fan and Yan Yu.... more
Directed by: Jacob KornbluthInequality for All is a 2013 documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth. In his Wealth and Poverty class at U.C.- Berkeley, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the grave economic and... more
Directed by: Jehane NoujaimThe Square (El Midan) is a 2013 documentary directed by Jehane Noujaim. A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.... more
Hitler, a CareerHitler, a Career is a 1977 documentary film written by Joachim Fest and directed by Christian Herrendoerfer and Joachim Fest....
Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United StatesOliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, also known as The Untold History of the United States, is a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone.... more
E-TeamE-Team is a 2014 documentary film directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman.... more
- Bobby Sands: 66 Days is a 2016 Irish documentary film about Bobby Sands and the 1981 Irish hunger strike.... more
Directed by: Joe PiscatellaJoshua: Teenager vs. Superpower is a 2017 documentary film directed by Joe Piscatella. When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong... more
Directed by: Brian KnappenbergerNobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press is a 2017 Netflix documentary directed by Brian Knappenberger. Themed around the effects of big money on American journalism, the documentary focuses on two... more
Directed by: Karim Amer, Jehane NoujaimThe Great Hack is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim. The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the eyes of several involved persons.... more
Directed by: James Lebrecht, Nicole NewnhamCrip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 American documentary film directed by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. The documentary offers and intimate look at Camp Jened, a summer camp that for... more
Directed by: Sergei LoznitsaState Funeral is a 2020 Russian documentary film directed by Sergei Loznitsa. Mourners flock to Moscow's Red Square to attend Josef Stalin's funeral.... more