Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

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

The Real Sleeping Beauty
A medical miracle is chronicled in this documentary about a woman who shocks experts when she awakens from a 20-year coma with the power of speech.
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October 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2007 | 47 minutes
Lockup: Extended Stay
This documentary series offers a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of inmates and officers in detention centers all across America.
October 11, 2018 | Show | 2017
Fishtail
Harry Dean Stanton narrates this documentary that follows two modern-day cowboys as they welcome new calves at Montana's Fishtail Basin Ranch.
October 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 60 minutes
Quincy
This documentary profiles music and culture icon Quincy Jones, offering unprecedented access to his private life and stories from his unparalleled career.
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September 23, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 124 minutes
20 Feet From Stardom
Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support.
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September 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 90 minutes
Zion
Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teen Zion Clark finds his calling when he pursues competitive wrestling. A documentary short.
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August 22, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 11 minutes
Alejandro Sanz: What I Was Is What I Am
A retrospective look at the life and career of Grammy-award winning Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz.
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August 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 101 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.
July 25, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 96 minutes
Lucha: Playing the Impossible
Known simply as "Lucha," field hockey player Luciana Aymar shares her tumultuous and triumphant journey to become the best in the world.
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July 18, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
Hank: Five Years from the Brink
From Joe Berlinger, director of the "Paradise Lost" trilogy, comes this documentary about controversial former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
July 18, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 86 minutes
Amelia: A Tale of Two Sisters
Eight decades after her disappearance, Amelia Earhart's incredible accomplishments are still celebrated, thanks in large part to her sister Muriel.
July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 43 minutes
Froning: The Fittest Man in History
Follow the grueling training regimen of Rich Froning Jr. as he sets his sights on winning an unprecedented fourth CrossFit Games title.
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July 15, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 99 minutes
Brother's Keeper
This documentary explores the odd world of the elderly Ward brothers, illiterate farmers who have lived their entire lives in a dilapidated shack.
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July 14, 2018 | Documentaries | 1992 | 104 minutes
Hondros
Photographer Chris Hondros put his life on the line to cover world conflicts. His best friend explores the stories behind his most impactful images.
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July 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 92 minutes
Theo Who Lived
American journalist Theo Padnos retraces the Middle Eastern journey that led to his 2012 kidnapping and brutal torture by an al-Qaida faction.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 85 minutes
Maria Sharapova: The Point
In an intimate documentary featuring selfie videos and archive footage, the tennis pro opens up about her suspension, its aftermath and her comeback.
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June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 55 minutes
Cutie and the Boxer
A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores the symbiotic relationship of artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
June 20, 2018 | Documentaries | 2013 | 81 minutes
Bobbi Jene
This candid profile follows dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she leaves the company of Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin to forge her own artistic path.
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June 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 98 minutes
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
An unearthed audio interview of Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr reveals a woman with brains as well as beauty, who was the first to patent frequency hopping.
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May 31, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 88 minutes
The Game 365
TV broadcaster and former baseball player Fran Healy interviews icons from the world of sports about their time in the sun.
May 15, 2018 | Show | 2016
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