Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 233 titles were found.


The Barefoot Artist
Artist Lily Yeh is profiled in this documentary that follows the septuagenarian as she creates community-based art projects in troubled regions.
20 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 82 minutes
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Radical: the Controversial Saga of Dada Figueiredo
This film chronicles the career of surfer Dadá Figueiredo, whose stormy personal life upended his status as a trendsetting '70s sports hero.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 71 minutes
Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul
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.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
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Notes on Blindness
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
Peter and the Farm
His hilltop farm in Vermont may be bucolic, but making ends meet is a backbreaking challenge for grizzled, hard-drinking organic farmer Peter Dunning.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King
This documentary recounts efforts by England's elite to deny power to royal consort Prince Philip due to his German roots and ambitious family.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 47 minutes
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Be Here Now
Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 109 minutes
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Sonita
This documentary follows an Afghan-born Tehran teen who risks everything to be a rapper and protest the practice of selling girls into marriage.
16 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 90 minutes
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Hitler - A Career
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
16 February 2017 | Documentaries | 1977 | 150 minutes
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Harry and Snowman
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.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 82 minutes
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Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women
The rise and smash success of Elite modeling agency founder John Casablancas is chronicled in this biography of the man who invented the supermodel.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
Best and Most Beautiful Things
This documentary focuses on Michelle Smith, a legally blind young woman with Asperger's syndrome who approaches her 20s with courage and curiosity.
12 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
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Wizard Mode
Pinball wizard Robert Gagno trains his focus on becoming a world pinball champion while simultaneously challenging social assumptions about autism.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Becoming Zlatan
Using rare footage, this sports documentary follows iconic soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović through his rocky early years and his 2005 breakthrough.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 95 minutes
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An American in Madras
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.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 79 minutes
God Grew Tired of Us
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After raising themselves in the desert along with thousands of other "lost boys," Sudanese refugees find their way to America for the first time.
22 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2006 | 89 minutes
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Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey
This documentary tells the story of Hannah Nydahl, a free-spirited Dane whose personal journey brought Tibetan Buddhism to the West in the 1960s.
22 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 89 minutes
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The End of Malice
Hip-hop artist No Malice reflects on the spiritual journey that led him to renounce coke rap, change his name and embrace Christianity.
22 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 43 minutes
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Finding Traction
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.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 55 minutes
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For the Love of Spock
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.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 111 minutes
One in a Billion
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.
8 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 69 minutes
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
This documentary combines historical documents, interviews and re-created scenes to dramatize the still-controversial 1831 Nat Turner Slave Rebellion.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2003 | 57 minutes
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The Pit
Wading directly into the chaos on the floor of the New York Board of Trade, this documentary explores the cutthroat world of commodities trading.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2009 | 61 minutes
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Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig
Witness the decadent rise and stunning fall of New York club kid Michael Alig, who openly bragged about killing and dismembering a rival clubgoer.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child
Vintage concert footage, personal artifacts and his intimate musings reveal the private side of the life and career of rock-guitar god Jimi Hendrix.
21 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2010 | 90 minutes
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Llyn Foulkes One Man Band
This engaging documentary follows painter and one-man-band Llyn Foulkes for seven years, chronicling his creative process as he turn ideas into art.
13 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2013 | 88 minutes
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Tree Man
Entrepreneurs from Vermont and Quebec sell Christmas trees on the streets of New York, becoming a cherished part of neighborhood holiday traditions.
8 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 82 minutes
Sex and Broadcasting: A Film About WFMU
This documentary captures the struggle of a quirky radio station to remain solvent while offering proudly eccentric programming to its listeners.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 78 minutes
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
This documentary turns the spotlight on the man behind the iconic "All in the Family," with comments from friends, family and famous collaborators.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
It's So Easy and Other Lies
This inspiring documentary charts the journey of Guns N' Roses bass guitarist Duff McKagan from hard-partying rock-'n'-roll wild man to sobriety.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
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