Use Special Codes on Netflix to Watch a Bunch of Great Documentary Films

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I feel your pain right now.

You’re bored, you feel like you’ve watched everything on every streaming service and you don’t know what to do next.

That’s where we come in!

love documentary films and I’d even go so far as to say some of my favorite movies of all time are documentaries: Paradise Lost and Harlan County USA to name a couple.

If you like documentaries, we think you’re going to want to use these secret codes from Netflix to watch all kinds of different kinds of docs.

To access each of these individual categories, sign into Netflix and replace the “xxx” in this web address (www.netflix.com/browse/genre/xxx) with the corresponding code number below OR just click directly on the links we provided.

Now go forth and watch as many documentaries as you can!

1. Biographical Documentaries (3652)

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With this code, you can explore the lives of such fascinating, real-life figures such as Divine, blues guitarist Robert Johnson, the late Amy Winehouse, and many others.

2. Crime Documentaries (9875)

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This is my bread and butter right here.

If you’re interested in true crime stories, this code allows you to watch such films as Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Out of Thin Air,
and, of course, the very popular Tiger King series.

3. Historical Documentaries (5349)

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If history is more your thing, you should definitely use this Netflix code to your advantage.

Watch such documentaries as Bobby Kennedy for President, Prosecuting Evil, and other films about everything from Hitler to JFK to Woodstock.

4. Military Documentaries (4006)

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There are plenty of good military docs to watch on Netflix and this code lets you find them all in one spot.

Watch Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, World War II in Colour, and many others.

5. Sports Documentaries (180)

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If sports are more your speed, you can enjoy plenty of documentaries about the good and bad sides of different sports.

Watch Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, the racing film Senna, and The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

6. Music & Concert Documentaries (90361)

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There are a lot of good music documentaries out there to choose from.

With this code, you can watch such films as Rolling Thunder Revue, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, and Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.

7. Travel & Adventure Documentaries (1159)

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Escape your living room vicariously with all kinds of great documentary films and series with this Netflix code.

Some of the titles you can watch include Dark Tourist, Conan Without Borders, and Ugly Delicious.

8. Political Documentaries (7018)

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It’s hard to get away from politics right now, but it’s definitely important to understand where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

Use this code and enjoy such thought-provoking docs as The Cuba Libre Story, Trump: An American Dream, and Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.

9. Science & Nature Documentaries (2595)

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Our planet is magnificent and beautiful, so take some time and use this code to watch such films as Blackfish, The Devil We Know, and the series Our Planet.

10. Social & Cultural Documentaries (3675)

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Dive into some films with serious and timely social, cultural, and political issues like A Week in Watts, The Square, and the series The Innocence Files.

Some really great films in there, no doubt about it.

Now we want to hear from you!

Can you recommend some additional documentaries that people should check out?

If so, please share the titles with us in the comments. Thanks!