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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 Instant, 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.
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Mitt Mitt is a 2014 documentary and biographical family-drama film written and directed by Greg Whiteley.

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Food, Inc. How much do we know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? Though our food appears the same as ever — a tomato still looks like a tomato — it has been ...more

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia is a 2013 biographical documentary film written and directed by Nicholas Wrathall.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a 2013 documentary, biography, sport, war film directed by Bill Siegel.

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Churchill's First World War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Political Documentaries on Netflix Instant
Churchill's First World War Drama-documentary about Winston Churchill's extraordinary experiences during the Great War, with intimate letters to his wife Clementine allowing the story to be told largely in his own words. ...more

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Chevolution The documentary film Chevolution examines the history and legacy of the photo Guerrillero Heroico taken by famous Cuban photographer Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez. This image has thrived ...more

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Zeitgeist: Addendum Zeitgeist: Addendum is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Peter Joseph, and a sequel to the 2007 film Zeitgeist: The Movie. Zeitgeist: Addendum is itself followed by the 2011 film ...more

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Zeitgeist: The Movie Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Zeitgeist: The Movie is a 2007 documentary-style film by Peter Joseph. It presents a number of conspiracy theory-based ideas, including a version of the Christ myth theory, conspiracy theories ...more

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is the third installment in Peter Joseph's Zeitgeist film trilogy. The film was launched for free on the internet starting January 26, 2011. As of August 2013, the film ...more

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 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 ...more

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El Escape de Hitler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Political Documentaries on Netflix Instant

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Saving Capitalism Robert Reich Saving 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

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Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan, Donald J. Trump Nobody 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 ...more

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Bobby Sands: 66 Days Bobby Sands: 66 Days is a 2016 Irish documentary film about Bobby Sands and the 1981 Irish hunger strike.

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I Am. Shimon Peres is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Political Documentaries on Netflix Instant

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E-Team E-Team is a 2014 documentary film directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman.

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs is a 2013 American biographical documentary film directed by Grace Lee.

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Miss Representation Miss 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 ...more

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Barbershop Punk Barbershop Punk is a 2010 documentary film written by Georgia Sugimura Archer and directed by Georgia C. Archer.

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Before the Flood Before the Flood is a 2005 documentary film directed by Li Yi-Fan and Yan Yu.

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We're Not Broke We're Not Broke is a 2012 documentary film directed and written by Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes.

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Capitalism: A Love Story Robert Powell Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 American documentary film directed, written by and starring Michael Moore. The film centers on the late-2000s financial crisis and the recovery stimulus, while ...more

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The Square The Square (El Midan) is a 2012 documentary directed by Jehane Noujaim.

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Big Men Big Men is a 2013 film written and directed by Rachel Boynton.

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