50 Best Documentaries on Netflix New Zealand

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Last updated: 2019-07-23

Looking for something realistic to watch like historical footage, photographs, talking heads, pre-recorded audio, and sequences of physical excursion? Here's the list of 50 best documentaries on Netflix New Zealand streaming right now. It includes individual and series of documentaries to chose from. Netflix New Zealand has more than 600 documentaries to chose from and this is the curated list of 50 best of them.

Our Planet

Our Planet 2019
IMDb:   9.8/10

Metacritic:   89/100

Genre:   Documentary, Family

Available From:   2019-04-05

Year:   2019

Creator(s):   Not Available

Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.

Actor(s):   David Attenborough

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Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer 2015
IMDb:   8.7/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Crime, Documentary

Available From:   2015-12-18

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos

Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 2019
IMDb:   8.7/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2019-06-12

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Martin Scorsese

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Actor(s):   Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Roger McGuinn, Ronee Blakley, Ronnie Hawkins, Sam Shepard, Scarlet Rivera, Sharon Stone

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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened 2019
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   76/100

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2019-01-18

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Chris Smith

The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but it failed spectacularly in the hands of a cocky entrepreneur.

Actor(s):   Billy McFarland, Ja Rule

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13TH 2016
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Crime, Documentary

Available From:   2016-10-07

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Ava DuVernay

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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Shirkers 2018
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2018-10-26

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Sandi Tan

In 1992, Sandi Tan and her friends shot a quirky film on the streets of Singapore. Then the footage disappeared, sending her on a hunt for answers.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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One Strange Rock

One Strange Rock 2018
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   71/100

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2019-02-01

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Not Available

Hosted by Will Smith, this series follows eight astronauts who share their unique perspectives on Earth, the fragile and beautiful planet we call home.

Actor(s):   Will Smith

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Virunga 2014
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Crime, Documentary

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Orlando von Einsiedel

The Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa's most precious national park and its endangered gorillas.

Actor(s):   Andre Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Melanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo

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The Edge of Democracy

The Edge of Democracy 2019
IMDb:   6.9/10

Metacritic:   84/100

Genre:   Documentary

Available From:   2019-06-19

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Petra Costa

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Actor(s):   Not Available

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Amy 2015
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   85/100

Genre:   Biography, Documentary, Music

Available From:   2016-02-01

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Asif Kapadia

Rare home videos and interviews with Amy Winehouse's inner circle offer an intimate look at her journey from charismatic teen to troubled star.

Actor(s):   Amy Winehouse, Juliette Ashby, Lauren Gilbert, Nick Shymansky

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