Titles to watch on Netflix for 9/11 in 2018

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Today marks the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and Netflix has an array of different titles related to the events that took place that day—the day that shook the world to its core is still one of the worst tragedies to happen in the 21st century. 

Here are the 9/11 titles on Netflix worth watching:

The Last Secrets of 9/11

Released: 2014 | Runtime: 44mins

Region: United States

The Last Secrets of 9/11

With more than a thousand victims of 9/11 still missing, forensic scientists working in a special lab are doing their best to bring closure to the loved ones of the victims still unaccounted for in the rubble and debris that lingers. Working tirelessly for over a decade, they use cutting-edge DNA-identification techniques teamed with high-end equipment to solve problems that were impossible a decade ago. Most of were there to witness the terror of that day. This story truly connects us to the people that were lost.


Osama Bin Laden: Up Close and Personal

Released: 2016 | Runtime: 45mins

Region: United States

Osama Bin Laden: Up Close and Personal

This documentary describes the life of Bin Laden during his last years’ hiding in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Based on new letters exchanged with family members, international historians and terror experts describe how he communicated with Al Qaida members and lived with his family in seclusion. Using animated drawings and interviews, it sheds new light on his mindset during his final years.


9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracies 

Released: 2016 | Runtime: 46mins

Region: United States

9/11: Truth, Lies and Conspiracies

Fifteen years after 9/11, this documentary looks into the theories surrounding the attack and investigates whether the information is being withheld.


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Released: 2011 | Runtime: 2hrs 9mins

Region: Australia

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, this film centers around a young boy following a clue left behind by his father (Tom Hanks) before he tragically passed in the attacks. The scavenger hunt takes him on an emotional journey around New York City in search of meaning beyond his loss. Nominated for Best Picture, the cast is great, with Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, and John Goodman in supporting roles.


Zero Dark Thirty

Released: 2012 | Runtime: 2hrs 37mins

Region: United Kingdom

Zero Dark Thirty

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this Oscar-winning movie follows the worldwide manhunt for Osama Bin Laden after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating him. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing Bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.


Reign Over Me

Released: 2007 | Runtime: 2hrs 4mins

Regions: Canada, United Kingdom

Reign Over Me

Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle star in the movie about a man who lost his family in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and is still grieving over their deaths. When he runs into his former college roommate, the two rekindle their friendship. Their renewed bond gives both men the strength to carry on during a turning point in their lives.


On Netflix DVD

Netflix DVD carries many of the other well-known documentaries which are not available on Netflix streaming. This includes:

  • The 9/11 Commission Report
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • 9/11: Press for Truth
Cheryl Greenway

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