Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 215 titles were found.

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Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate
October 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 75 minutes
Shunned by his country due to religion, Abdus Salam strives for an achievement that would define modern physics and redefine his place back home.
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Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
September 23, 2019 | Show | 2019
Take a trip inside the mind of Bill Gates as the billionaire opens up about those who influenced him and the audacious goals he's still pursuing.
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Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison
September 16, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 64 minutes
The beloved norteño band Los Tigres del Norte performs for the inmates of Folsom Prison on the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's iconic concert.
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Our Godfather
September 12, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 92 minutes
In 1986, Tommaso Buscetta became the first top-level Mafia boss ever to testify against the mob. It cost him and his family everything.
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Serial Killer with Piers Morgan
September 2, 2019 | Show | 2018
Through intense prison interviews, Piers Morgan revisits the crimes of three convicted serial killers and learns more about their motives.
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For the Birds
September 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 92 minutes
A woman with a passion for fowl keeps a menagerie of birds that draws the ire of neighbors, animal rights advocates and even her own family.
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Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50.50.50
July 21, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 76 minutes
A record-setting triathlete dares to complete 50 Ironman races -- a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run -- in 50 days in 50 states.
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Parchís: the Documentary
July 12, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 106 minutes
The spotlight's on Parchís, a record company-created Spanish boy/girl band that had unprecedented success with Top 10 songs and hit films in the '80s.
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The Last Czars
July 10, 2019 | Show | 2019
When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.
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The Accountant of Auschwitz
July 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 78 minutes
Decades after WWII, a former SS officer stands trial in his native Germany after being charged for his complicity in the murder of Jews at Auschwitz.
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The Long Goodbye: The Kara Tippetts Story
June 26, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 87 minutes
Faced with terminal breast cancer, a courageous wife and mother turns her suffering into a resilient message of faith, love and compassion.
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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers
June 19, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 96 minutes
He knows the government's secrets. He knows if aliens are real. And he wants to, finally, tell you the truth.
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The Alcàsser Murders
June 15, 2019 | Show | 2019
New interviews and an up-to-date analysis of evidence shed light on the 1992 murders of three girls in Spain and their profound impact on the nation.
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
June 13, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 142 minutes
In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.
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Satan & Adam
June 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 77 minutes
An aging blues guitarist and a grad student form an unlikely duo while busking on the street corners of 1980s Harlem.
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Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
June 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 82 minutes
A gripping profile of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving lead prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials whose lifelong desire for justice altered the rule of law.
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Dying to Tell
May 19, 2019 | Documentaries | 2018 | 88 minutes
Seeking answers after a life-changing incident in 2012, filmmaker Hernán Zin interviews other war reporters about the personal toll of their work.
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1994
May 19, 2019 | Show | 2019
Archival video and new interviews examine Mexican politics in 1994, a year marked by the rise of the EZLN and the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio.
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Knock Down The House
May 2, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 87 minutes
Go behind the scenes as four determined women -- including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.
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ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads
April 27, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 48 minutes
Cloaked in mystery, bluesman Robert Johnson left his mark on American music. Now family, critics and famous fans look for the real man behind the music.
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