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.
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