An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 233 titles were found.
Artist Lily Yeh is profiled in this documentary that follows the septuagenarian as she creates community-based art projects in troubled regions.
This film chronicles the career of surfer Dadá Figueiredo, whose stormy personal life upended his status as a trendsetting '70s sports hero.
From his star turn at Woodstock to his battles with addiction, this film chronicles the stormy life and unique talent of soulful singer Joe Cocker.
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
His hilltop farm in Vermont may be bucolic, but making ends meet is a backbreaking challenge for grizzled, hard-drinking organic farmer Peter Dunning.
This documentary recounts efforts by England's elite to deny power to royal consort Prince Philip due to his German roots and ambitious family.
Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
This documentary follows an Afghan-born Tehran teen who risks everything to be a rapper and protest the practice of selling girls into marriage.
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
With only a strong will and a cheap horse, a former agent of the Dutch underground in World War II sets out to become a champion show jumper.
The rise and smash success of Elite modeling agency founder John Casablancas is chronicled in this biography of the man who invented the supermodel.
This documentary focuses on Michelle Smith, a legally blind young woman with Asperger's syndrome who approaches her 20s with courage and curiosity.
Pinball wizard Robert Gagno trains his focus on becoming a world pinball champion while simultaneously challenging social assumptions about autism.
Using rare footage, this sports documentary follows iconic soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović through his rocky early years and his 2005 breakthrough.
Extensive film clips and interviews tell the story of American filmmaker Ellis R. Dungan, who spent 15 years in India and helped define Tamil cinema.
This documentary tells the story of Hannah Nydahl, a free-spirited Dane whose personal journey brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West in the 1960s.
Hip-hop artist No Malice reflects on the spiritual journey that led him to renounce coke rap, change his name and embrace Christianity.
Ultra-marathoner Nikki Kimball tests her body and spirit in this documentary tracing her quest to break the record on Vermont’s 273-mile Long Trail.
The son of actor Leonard Nimoy directs this moving look at his father's portrayal of Spock, the iconic "Star Trek" character he played for 50 years.
, Nichelle Nichols
, Leonard Nimoy
, William Shatner
, George Takei
, Zoe Saldana
, J.J. Abrams
, Chris Pine
, Simon Pegg
, Neil deGrasse Tyson
, Zachary Quinto
, Jim Parsons
Follow the journey of Satnam Singh Bhamara as he works to fulfill his dream of becoming the first India-born player to be drafted into the NBA.
This documentary combines historical documents, interviews and re-created scenes to dramatize the still-controversial 1831 Nat Turner Slave Rebellion.
Wading directly into the chaos on the floor of the New York Board of Trade, this documentary explores the cutthroat world of commodities trading.
Witness the decadent rise and stunning fall of New York club kid Michael Alig, who openly bragged about killing and dismembering a rival clubgoer.
Vintage concert footage, personal artifacts and his intimate musings reveal the private side of the life and career of rock-guitar god Jimi Hendrix.
This engaging documentary follows painter and one-man-band Llyn Foulkes for seven years, chronicling his creative process as he turn ideas into art.
Entrepreneurs from Vermont and Quebec sell Christmas trees on the streets of New York, becoming a cherished part of neighborhood holiday traditions.
This documentary captures the struggle of a quirky radio station to remain solvent while offering proudly eccentric programming to its listeners.
This documentary turns the spotlight on the man behind the iconic "All in the Family," with comments from friends, family and famous collaborators.
This inspiring documentary charts the journey of Guns N' Roses bass guitarist Duff McKagan from hard-partying rock-'n'-roll wild man to sobriety.