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Feature Films and Documentaries

Netflix Documentaries

Netflix Documentaries

The streaming service Netflix offers permission for educational screening of selected documentary titles. The terms of permission are described here: educational screening permission. To find out if this permission is offered for a particular title on Netflix, go to the Netflix media page and search the title there, and look for this phrase on the information page for the title: “GRANT OF PERMISSION FOR EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS.” You can also try this search link (Netflix educational documentary search), which will search for the permission phrase, but also return some unrelated titles. Note that you cannot access any titles from without an approved press account. Instructors must access these titles from the regular Netflix page. 

Netflix also has a smaller selection of educational documentaries it has made available on YouTube (educational documentary YouTube playlist). As of January 2022 there were 42 titles in this playlist.