Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 238 titles were found.


Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute
A blend of the royal family's intimate recollections and rarely seen home movies pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her 90th birthday.
25 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
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Sinatra: To Be Frank
Explore how singer and actor Frank Sinatra became one of the biggest stars of the 20th century while remaining, in his heart, just a regular guy.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 81 minutes
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
Many decades after artist Edith Lake Wilkinson was institutionalized and never heard from again, her great-niece sets out to understand why.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 77 minutes
Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise
Witness the sudden political ascent of Emmanuel Macron, who survived a bruising campaign to become the youngest president in French history.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words set over rare photographs and video illustrating her remarkable life.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
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Travis: A Soldier's Story
After Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills loses his limbs while serving in Afghanistan, he begins a courageous battle to rebuild his life at home.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 66 minutes
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Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi
This documentary profiles the celebrated Hindi film director known as much for his embrace of leftist politics and social concerns as lyrical cinema.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 61 minutes
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Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table
Chefs, food critics and historians share stories about pioneering female restaurateur Ella Brennan, who put the New Orleans food scene on the map.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 95 minutes
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JFK: The Making of a President
Explore how John F. Kennedy's worldview was influenced by his younger years, when he endured poor health, family tragedy and a demanding father.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 43 minutes
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Anvil! The Story of Anvil
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This documentary follows the pioneering heavy metal act Anvil as they cope with obsoleteness, recover from a disastrous tour and record a new album.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2008 | 77 minutes
Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism
Cultural and intellectual luminaries offer varied insights into Pope John Paul II’s role in bringing down Europe’s Eastern Bloc.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 93 minutes
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Harry Benson: Shoot First
This film chronicles the career of photographer Harry Benson, who earned global renown with his candid shots of the Beatles and other celebrities.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
Mifune: The Last Samurai
This documentary examines the life and career of Toshirô Mifune, the Japanese star of many Akira Kurosawa films who changed the face of world cinema.
28 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 80 minutes
Uncle Howard
A filmmaker unearths his late uncle's cache of videos, photos and letters, weaving from them a portrait of a burgeoning artist cut down in his prime.
28 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
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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Laerte-se
After living as a man for nearly 60 years, Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil's most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself to the world as a woman.
30 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 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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Get Me Roger Stone
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 101 minutes
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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