Wondering what to watch next on Netflix? Here, we bring you a huge list of 89 brilliant movies available to stream on Netflix UK right now, ranging from action and adventure to thrillers and documentaries. There is so much choice on Netflix, but sometimes it can be too much choice and it's really tricky to search through so we've sifted through the lot to come up with the ultimate list of movies that we think you'll enjoy. (Our tips on how to navigate Netflix will help too). Here are the best films to watch on Netflix.

This list was updated on 3 June 2016, but movies are changing on Netflix every day. That might mean that one or two of these movies are no longer available to watch by the time you come to read this article, and some brilliant new movies may have emerged. Let us know in the comments section below if your favourite movie is available on Netflix but not included here and we'll endeavour to add it very soon. We've also divided the movies into genres as best we can to help you pick something to suit your mood.

Let's get down to business then. Here are the best movies to watch on Netflix in the UK right now.

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Best movies on Netflix UK 2016: Action/Thriller

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
When: 2011
Who: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, directed by Brad Bird
Netflix says: Super-agent Ethan Hunt and his team take on another deadly mission...to prove their innocence when they are framed for bombing the Kremlin.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Also found in: Action & Adventure

Sin City
When: 2005
Who: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, directed by Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
Netflix says: In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker's death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
Also found in: Crime Films

Blue Ruin
When: 2013
Who: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves
Netflix says: Bad news from the past unhinges vagabond Dwight Evans, sending him on a mission of bloody retribution that takes him to his childhood hometown.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Also found in: Independent Films

Gone Baby Gone
When: 2007
Who: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck
Netflix says: When a 4-year-old girl vanished from a rough Boston neighbourhood and cops offer little help, her family hires two private detectives to find answers.
IMDB rating: 7.7/10

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Mr Brooks
When: 2007
Who: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore
Netflix says: Charismatic Mr. Brooks is a serial killer at war with his own alter ego, whose charm won't sway the dedicated detective on his trail.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Also found in: Crime Films

Jack Reacher
When: 2012
Who: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike
Netflix says: When an ex-military cop investigates a sniper charged with five homicides, he's drawn into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in this exciting thriller.
IMDB rating: 7/10
Also found in: Crime Films, Action & Adventure

Battle Royale
When: 2000
Who: directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Netflix says: The Japanese government introduces a system whereby randomly chosen schoolchildren are taken to an island and forced to fight each other to the death.
IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Also found in: Cult films, Foreign films

Die Hard
When: 1988
Who: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Netflix says: NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his wife is interrupted when, after he arrives at her office, the building is overtaken by terrorists.
IMDB rating: 8.2/10

Frailty
When: 2001
Who: Luke Askew, Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughy
Netflix says: Fenton Meiks approaches FBI agent Wesley Doyle to confess his disturbed family's role in a series of notorious Texas murders.
IMDB rating: 7.3/10

Red Dragon
When: 2002
Who: Ralph Fiennes, Anthony Hopkins, Harvey Keitel
Netflix says: Former FBI agent Will Graham must turn to his old enemy, the savage Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, to help him catch a new serial killer.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10

Best movies on Netflix UK 2016: Action/Adventure


Thor
When: 2011
Who: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Netflix says: Powerful thunder god Thor is stripped of his power and banished by his father, Odin, forced to live among humans on Earth to learn humility.
IMDB rating: 7.0/10

Apocalypto
When: 2006
Who: Mel Gibson (writer), Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo
Netflix says: The end of the Mayan civilization anchors this action-adventure set just before Spain's conquest of Mexico and Central America
IMDB rating: 7.8/10

The French Connection
When: 1971
Who: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey
Netflix says: Tough narcotics detective "Popeye" Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Also found in: Action Thrillers

We Were Soldiers
When: 2002
Who: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe
Netflix says: This Vietnam War epic tells the story of the Battle of la Drang, which pitted 450 U.S soldiers against thousands of well-armed Vietnamese troops.
Also found in: Drama
IMDB rating: 7.1/10

Limitless
When: 2011
Who: Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
Netflix says: With his writing career dragging, Eddie Morra finds his life turning around after he takes a drug that provides astonishing mental focus.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Also seen in: Sci-Fi, Drama

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
When: 1969
Who: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross
Netflix says: To evade a posse, legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid flee to Bolivia – but trouble finds the charming desperadoes wherever they go.
Also found in: Classic, Crime
IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Shooter
When: 2007
Who: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Rhona Mitra
Netflix says: An expert marksman is coaxed out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help to stop a plot to kill the president, but he gets framed for the crime.
Also found in: Action thrillers, crime
IMDB rating: 7.2/10

Kung Fu Hustle
When: 2004
Who: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Yuen Qui
Netflix says: Sing, a mobster in 1940s China, longs to be as cool as the formally clad Axe Gang, a band of killers who rule Hong Kong, but can only pretend.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Also found in: Comedy

Red
When: 2010
Who: John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
Netflix says: Former CIA operative Frank Moses is basking in normality. But he's forced to return to old habits when an assassin puts a target on his back.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Also found in: Comedy

X-Men
When: 2000
Who: Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, James Marsden, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
Netflix says: Amid increasing fear and bigotry, Professor Charles Xavier provides a safe haven for powerful outcasts like Wolverine, Rogue and Storm.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Predator
When: 1987
Who: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Duke, Carl Weathers
Netflix says: A tough Army commando team on a rescue mission in South America fights a strange jungle predator, a space alien that mercilessly devours its victims.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Also found in: Sci-Fi

Trash
When: 2014
Who: Martin Sheen, Selton Mello, Nelson Xavier
Netflix says: Three poor Brazillian teens find something suspicious in a garbage heap, then end up on the run from the law as they try to set things right.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Also found in: Drama

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
When: 2014
Who: Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Netflix says: When a deadly new foe surfaces, an increasingly restless Steve Rogers transforms into Captain America and allies with Black Widow.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Defiance
When: 2008
Who: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Allan Corduner, Jamie Bell
Netflix says: In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Also found in: Drama

Looper
When: 2012
Who: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Piper Perabo, Emily Blunt
Netflix says: In 2044, a hired gun gets rich killing people who are sent back from another time. But what will he do when his new target is his future self?
IMDB rating: 7.4/10
Also found in: Action Thrillers

Django Unchained
When: 2012
Who: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L Jackson
Netflix says: Accompanied by a German bounty hunter, a freed slave named Django travels across America to free his wife from a sadistic plantation owner.
IMDB rating: 8.5/10

Lone Survivor
When: 2013
Who: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emilie Hirsch
Netflix says: Mark Whalberg stars as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in this action-drama based on an ill-fated real-life mission to bring down a Taliban boss.
IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Best movies on Netflix UK 2016: Sci-Fi

Star Trek Into Darkness
When: 2013
Who: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
Netflix says: The "Star Trek" reboot continues with this action sequel that finds Kirk and Spock fighting a terrorist threat to Starfleet aided by an unlikely ally.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Also found in: Action & Adventure

Testament
When: 1983
Who: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris
Netflix says: A family copes with the news that nuclear bombs have been detonated across the country, and it's a matter of time before one explodes near their home.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10

The Butterfly Effect
When: 2004
Who: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz
Netflix says: In this thriller college student Evan Treborn, who's besieged by tragic memories, discovers a way to alter his past. But will it make a difference?
Also found in: Thrillers
IMDB rating: 7.7/10

Best movies on Netflix UK: Comedy

Funny Girl
When: 1968
Who: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford
Netflix says: Comedienne Fanny Brice rises from a New York tenement to the toast of Broadway, but fame can't keep her from falling for a self-destructive gambler.
IMDB rating: 7.5/10
Also found in: Romance

Raising Arizona
When: 1987
Who: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson
Netflix says: When an ex-cop and her ex-con husband learn they can't have children, they kidnap one of a furniture magnate's quintuplet sons.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Grease: Live
When: 2016
Who: Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Aaron Tveit.
Netflix says: Originally broadcast live on network television, this catchy musical follows the up-and-down high school romance of good girl Sandy and greaser Danny.
IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies
When: 2004
Who: Neil Patrick Harris, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, John Cho
Netflix says: Buddies Harold and Kumar set out to satisfy a stoner craving for hamburgers but end up on an epic journey when they can't find White Castle.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10

Clerks
When: 1994
Who: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, directed by Kevin Smith
Netflix says: A glimpse at a day in the life of Dante and Randal, convenience store clerks who are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed, and bored out of their minds.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Also found in: Cult films, Independent films.

Chef
When: 2014
Who: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson
Netflix says: When chef Carl Casper's plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pan out, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead.
IMDB rating: 7.3/10
Also found in: Independent films

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
When: 1963
Who: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar
Netflix says: Before literally kicking the bucket when his car careens off an embankment, "Smiler" Grogan tells onlookers he's stashed $350,000 beneath the big "W" in Santa Rosita - and thus begins a mad dash to recover said dough.
IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
When: 1986
Who: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, directed by John Hughes
Netflix says: Ferris convinces his entire school he's at death's door, then hits the streets of Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend for a day of fun.
IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Also found in: Cult films, Teen comedies

Zombieland
When: 2009
Who: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, directed by Ruben Fleischer
Netflix says: Looking to survive in a world taken over by zombies, a dorky college student teams with an urban roughneck and a pair of grifter sisters.
IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Also found in: Horror Films

22 Jump Street
When: 2014
Who: Johan Hill, Channing Tatum
Netlfix says: This follow-up to the film 21 Jump Street finds Schmidt and Jenko going undercover as college students to crack a fraternity crime ring.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Also seen in: Crime films, Action & Adventure

Junebug
When: 2005
Who: Amy Adams, Ben McKenzie, Embeth Davidtz
Netflix says: When a big-city art dealer travels to North Carolina to meet her new husband's small-town family, their trip gives rise to a multitude of problems.
IMDB rating: 7/10
Also found in: Dramas, Independent Films

Pineapple Express
When: 2008
Who: Seth Rogan, James Franco, Danny McBride
Netflix says: In this stoner buddy comedy, a lazy pothead must go on the run with his dealer after witnessing a murder involving a corrupt cop and a drug kingpin.
IMDB rating: 7/10
Also found in: Action & Adventure

Best movies on Netflix UK: Romance

Restless
When: 2011
Who: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, directed by Gus Van Sant
Netflix says: After she's diagnosed with a terminal disease, a girl strikes up a friendship with a boy who deals with his family problems by attending funerals.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Also found in: Drama, Independent films

In Your Eyes
When: 2014
Who: Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David, Nikki Reed
Netflix says: Two strangers on opposite ends of the country have a telepathic bond that lets each one see what the other sees, a deep connection that leads to love.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Also found in: Drama, Independent films

The Purple Rose of Cairo
When: 1985
Who: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Woody Allen
Netflix says: A woman seeking escape from her job and abusive husband watches one particular movie so often that the star walks off the screen and into her life.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Also found in: Comedies, Period Pieces

Remember Me
When: 2010
Who: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Dund
Netflix says: Tyler's still feeling lost following the tragedy that's strained his relationship with his father when he meets Ally, a girl who understands his pain.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Also found in: Drama

Best movies on Netflix UK 2016: Family films

Maleficent
When: 2014
Who: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
Netflix says: Turning the classic fairly tale "Sleeping Beauty" on its head, this fantasy drama tells the story from the point of view of even godmother Maleficent.
IMDB rating: 7/10

The Black Stallion
When: 1979
Who: Hoyt Axton, Teri Garr, Michael Higgins
Netflix says: This adaptation of the children's book follows a boy named Alex , who is encouraged to race his horse after they rescued him from a deserted island.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10

How to Train Your Dragon
When: 2010
Who: Jay Baruchel, Gerad Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Netflix says: As the son of a Viking leader, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: He must kill a dragon to prove is warrior mettle.
IMDB rating: 8.2/10

Anastasia
When: 1997
Who: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd
Netflix says: Anya grows up in an orphanage and has no idea that's she's really Anastasia, the long-lost daughter of Russia's last czar.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Also found in: Musicals, Kids

Best movies on Netflix UK 2016: Drama

Warrior
When: 2011
Who: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Vanessa Martinez
Netflix says: Set in the world of mixed martial arts combat, this gritty drama follows two brothers at war with each other, both with their eyes on the same prize.
Also found in: Sports Films
IMDB rating: 8.2/10

The Shawshank Redemption
When: 1994
Who: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, directed by Frank Darabont
Netflix says: Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red.
Also found in: Crime films
IMDB rating: 9.3/10

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
When: 2013
Who: Adewale Akinnuyoye-Agbaje, Jeffrey Wright
Netflix says: When his mother is arrested, 14-year-old Mister takes charge of 9-year-old runaway Pete and tries to shield them both from protective services.
Also found in: Independent films
IMDB rating: 7.5/10

Fargo
When: 1996
Who: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, directed by Joel Coen
Netflix says: When a car dealer conspires with dim-bulb criminals to kidnap his wife for a hefty ransom, a folksy - and pregnant - police chief is on the case.
Also found in: Comedy, Drama, Independent
IMDB rating: 8.2/10

Flight
When: 2012
Who: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly
Netflix says: After his amazing safe landing of a damaged passenger plane, an airline pilot is praised for the feat, but has private questions about what happened.
Also found in: Action & Adventure
IMDB rating: 7.3/10

City of God
When: 2002
Who: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen
Netflix says: Growing up in a Rio de Janerio slum, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography.
IMDB rating: 8.7/10

Lantana
When: 2001
Who: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey
Netflix says: As he grapples with guilt about his own extramarital affair, detective Leon Zat dives into a missing-persons investigation that involves four couples.
Also found in: Thrillers, Crime films
IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Chocolat
When: 2000
Who: Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Juliette Binoche
Netflix says: As single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open an unusual chocolate shop during the height of Lent.
Also found in: British films, British comedies
IMDB rating: 7.3/10

Enemy at the Gates
When: 2001
Who: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes
Netflix says: This suspenseful drama follows a battle of wits and wills between renowned Russion sharpshooter Vassili Zaitsev and top German sniper Maj. Konig.
Also found in: Action/Adventure
IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Saving Mr. Banks
When: 2013
Who: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks
Netflix says:
Also found in: Comedy
IMDB rating: 7.5/10

Winter's Bone
When: 2010
Who: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, directed by Debra Granik
Netflix says: In this unflinching noir drama, a resilient teen goes on the trail of her missing, drug-dealing father when his absence threatens the family's safety.
Also found in: Independent films
IMDB rating: 7.2/10

The Help
When: 2011
Who: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Netflix says: A young, white writer stirs up the status quo in 1960s Mississippi by interviewing black housemaids and bringing their stories to the masses.
IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Testament of Youth
When: 2014
Who: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton
Netflix says: An aspiring writer and the young men she grew up with come of age during the madness of World War I, experiencing love, loss and glint of hope.
IMDB rating: 7.3/10

Still Alice
When: 2014
Who: Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae
Netflix says: When a happily married linguistics professor with three children is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it challenges her career and her family life.
IMDB rating: 7.5/10

Girl, Interrupted
When: 1999
Who: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie
Netflix says: Diagnosed with a disorder, Susanna Kaysen is sent to a mental institution, where she enters the skewed world of people who truly belong on the inside.
IMDB rating: 7.3/10

The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet
When: 2013
Who: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis
Netflix says: Kid genius T.S. Spivet of Montana hops a freight train to Washington, D.C. after his perpetual motion machine wins him a prize from the Smithsonian.
Also found in: Adventures
IMDB rating: 7.1/10

Precious
When: 2009
Who: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton
Netflix says: Viciously abused by her parents, Harlem teen Precious has an unexpected chance at a different life when she enrols at an alternative school.
IMDB rating: 7.4/10

Lost in Translation
When: 2003
Who: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, directed by Sofia Coppola
Netflix says: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo - the neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star - find solace in each other's company.
Also found in: Comedy, Indepdentent
IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Miss Violence
When: 2013
Who: Themis Panou, Elini Rossinou
Netflix says: On her 11th birthday, Angeliki jumps from her apartment balcony, and the authorities find her family taking the death in stride a bit too easily.
Also found in: Foreign films, Art House Films
IMDB rating: 7.1/10

Fruitvale Station
When: 2013
Who: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Chad Michael Murray
Netflix says: This dramatic rendering of a real-life tragedy recounts the final hours of Oscar Grant, shot by San Francisco transit police on New Year's Day, 2009.
Also found in: Crime Films
IMDB rating: 7.5/10

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
When: 1965
Who: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom
Netflix says: Alec Leamas, an intelligence agent getting ready to retire, must undertake a final dangerous assignment before he can "come in from the cold."
IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Also found in: Thrillers, British films

Begin Again
When: 2013
Who: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine
Netflix says: When a down-on-his-luck music producer discovers a promising singer-songwriter in a bar, he resolves to launch her career -- and save his own.
IMDB rating: 7.5/10
Also found in: Romance

The Whistleblower
When: 2011
Who: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci
Netflix says: Sent to Bosnia in the aftermath of civil war, an American policewoman discovers evidence that U.N. peacekeepers are covering up sex trafficking.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Also found in: Crime films, thrillers

A Single Man
When: 2009
Who: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult
Netflix says: The stream-of-consciousness drama centres on a day in the life of a gay college professor who's reeling from his longtime lover's recent death.
IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Network
When: 1976
Who: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch
Netflix says: When a news anchor loses his mind on the air, his outrangeous rants boost ratings and intrigue network executives in this Oscar-winning masterpiece.
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
Also found in: Comedy

The Lives of Others
When: 2006
Who: Ulrich Muhe, Martine Gedeck, Ilrich Tukur
Netflix says: As a secret police agent eavesdrops on a successful writer in East Germany in 1984, he becomes increasingly fascinated by the man's life and politics.
IMDB rating: 8.5/10

Best movies on Netflix UK 2016: Documentary

Dark Days
When: 2000
Who: Directed by Marc Singer
Netflix says: Documentarian Marc Singer trains his camera on a group of homeless people who live deep underground in an abandoned New York City railroad tunnel.

E-Team (Netflix Original)
When: 2014
Netflix says: When atrocities are committed by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in its Emergencies Team of fiercely intelligent, dedicated investigators. On the front lines of combat zones in Syria and Libya, E-Team members document bullet holes, burnt corpses and mass graves while gathering eyewitness testimony of attacks on innocent civilians by brutal regimes...then risk their lives to deliver the evidence to the news media and criminal courts.

Brasslands
When: 2013
Netflix says: Seen through the eyes of American, Serbian and Roma competitors, this kinetic documentary captures the magic of the world's largest trumpet festival.

The Summit
When: 2012
Who: Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Marco Confortola
Netflix says: A filmmaker explores what went wrong when 11 people died on their way up the infamous K2, the deadliest day in modern mountaineering history.
IMDB rating: 6.8/10
Also found in: Sports documentaries

Brothers on the Line
When: 2012
Who: Martin Sheen
Netflix says: This documentary profiles brothers Walter, Roy and Victor Reuther, leaders in the United Auto Workers union who fought for laborers' rights.

20 Feet From Stardom
When: 2013
Who: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer
Netflix says: Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support.

Blackfish
When:2013
Netflix says: This fascinating documentary examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum, who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity.

Fed Up
When: 2014
Who: Michele Simon, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton
Netflix says: This eye-opening documentary examines the underlying causes of childhood obesity, which has become an ever-more serious medical issue in America.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Out in the Line-up
When: 2014
Netflix says: Two gay surfers embark on a global journey to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing and discover an emerging like-minded community.
IMDB rating: 8/10

Attacking the Devil
When: 2014
Who: David Morris, Jacqui Morris (directors)
Netflix says: Intrepid newspaper editor Harold Evans wages an ongoing battle to expose the truth about a dangerous drug and obtain compensation for its victims.
IMDB rating: 8.5/10

The Champions
When: 2015
Who: Darcy Dennett (director)
Netflix says: This documentary follows the pit bulls that are rescued from the dogfighting ring of NFL quarterback Michael Vick and given a second chance at life.
IMDB rating: 9/10

Red Army
When: 2014
Who: Gabe Polsky (director)
Netflix says: Captain Slava Fetisov recalls his days leading Russia's dominant Red Army hockey team during the Cold War in this historical sport documentary.
IMDB rating: 7.7/10

Requiem for the American Dream
When: 2015
Who: Peter D. Hutchinson, Kelly Nyks (directors)
Netflix says: Iconic intellectual Noam Chomsky states his case for how the bulk of America's wealth and influence has been transferred to the hands of a few.
IMDB rating: 8.2/10

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