Political/moral movies on Netflix

Right wing

Jesus Camp 2006PG-1384 minutes This documentary follows three kids at a controversial summer camp that grooms the next generation of conservative Christian political activists. Cast: Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Constantine’s Sword 2007NR95 minutes This intriguing documentary examines anti-Semitism in the Catholic Church and the link between the U.S. military and the Christian right. Cast:Liev Schreiber, Eli Wallach, Natasha Richardson

The Revisionaries 2012NR83 minutes This documentary looks at a pitched cultural conflict over school textbook standards in Texas, as determined by the state’s Board of Education. Cast:Don McLeroy

Outfoxed: Murdoch’s War on Journalism 2004NR77 minutes This documentary explores Rupert Murdoch’s ever-expanding media empire, offering a look at the dangers of corporations controlling television news.Cast:Jeff Cohen, Bob McChesney, David Brock

Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged 2012NR83 minutes This documentary examines the roots of novelist and social philosopher Ayn Rand’s ideas and how they’re manifesting in contemporary America society.

Patriocracy 2011NR86 minutes This incisive and timely documentary examines the extreme polarization of the U.S. political landscape and seeks to identify the underlying causes.Cast: Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Ken Rudin

GOP Operatives, dirty tricks and scandals

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story2008NR87 minutes Examine the life and career of the late Lee Atwater, notorious for his no-holds-barred strategies that powered the campaign of George H.W. Bush.Cast: Ed Rollins, Michael Dukakis, Tucker Eskew

Casino Jack 2010R108 minutes No stranger to wealth and power, slick lobbyist Jack Abramoff lands deep in a political corruption scandal after bilking millions from Indian tribes. Cast:Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly PrestonGenre:Dramas

Casino Jack and the United States of Money 2010R118 minutes Documentarian Alex Gibney reproaches convicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and other legislators for their negative impact on U.S. politics.Cast:Jack Abramoff, Tom Delay, William Branner Genre:Documentaries

The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay Stole Congress2006NR76 minutes A hard-hitting examination of one man’s dangerous agenda, this film probes the Texas congressman’s unscrupulous efforts to bend democracy to his will.Cast:Tom Delay, Martin Frost, Chris Bell

Politics – past – progressive

One Bright Shining Moment2005NR124 minutes This documentary profiles 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern and features interviews with Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem and other supporters. Cast: George McGovern, Warren Beatty, Gore Vidal

The Eleanor Roosevelt Story1965NR88 minutes This award-winning documentary chronicles the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, whose pioneering spirit inspired generations of feminists to come.Cast:Eric Sevareid, Archibald Macleish, Frances Cole


The West Wing 1999-2005NR7 Seasons This powerful political epic chronicles the triumphs and travails of White House senior staff under the administration of President Josiah Bartlet. Cast:Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford

Erasing Hate 2011NR91 minutes This documentary presents a first-person look inside the dark world of racist skinheads, but offers hope in the story of one man’s redemption. Cast:Andrew Micheal Carter, Matt Franta, James W. Thompson Jr.

Politics – recent

Housequake 2009NR92 minutes Capturing political theater, this documentary recounts the Democratic Party’s takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2006 elections. Cast:Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr.


No End in Sight 2007NR101 minutes This Oscar-nominated documentary examines the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the handling of the subsequent occupation.Cast:Campbell ScottGenre:

Economic justice

The One Percent 2006NR76 minutes Filmmaker Jamie Johnson examines the gap between America’s poor and the 1 percent of the population that controls half the country’s wealth. Cast:Steve Forbes, Adnan Khashoggi, Nicole Buffet

End of the Road 2012NR55 minutes End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless – In 2008 markets around the world crashed, stock prices plummeted, and major financial institutions, once thought to be invincible, collapsed.Cast:Peter Schiff, Eric Sprott, James Turk

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005R109 minutes This documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the powerful energy company whose downfall forever changed the landscape of the business world.ast:Peter Coyote, John Beard, Jim Chanos

Activism – issues

Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man 2006NR122 minutes This film profiles the personal and professional life of Ralph Nader, one of America’s most controversial consumer advocates and political activists.Cast:Ralph Nader

The Chicago 8 2011NR89 minutes Following several days of riots in Chicago in 1968, eight notorious political activists are arrested and tried in a case that rivets the nation. Cast:Gary Cole, Mayim Bialik, Steven CulpGenre:Dramas

Military/industrial complex

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers2006NR75 minutes Director Robert Greenwald’s documentary about profiteering and the Iraq War alleges that private contractors are getting rich while others suffer.


2012: Time for Change 2010NR85 minutes With many predicting doom, this documentary suggests a global shift is coming, and people have the power to help the world change for the better. Cast:Maude Barlow, R. Buckminster Fuller, Gilberto Gil

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