Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 236 titles were found.


George Harrison: Living in the Material World
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Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage.
21 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 208 minutes
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Rocco
Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi is showcased in this documentary that shadows the legendary performer during his final year in front of the camera.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 102 minutes
Who the F**k Is That Guy?
Take a ride through the life of record exec Michael Alago, a gay Puerto Rican New Yorker who signed a slew of musical acts, including Metallica.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 77 minutes
A Good American
This documentary reveals the truth about an NSA cryptologist whose innovative surveillance program was eliminated just weeks before the 9/11 attacks.
7 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 100 minutes
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
Icons of '60s counterculture, Harvard psychologists Timothy Leary and Ram Dass became estranged until an illness inspired their fascinating reunion.
31 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 95 minutes
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
Take an in-depth look at the life and talent of the trailblazing musician who conquered racial barriers to leave an indelible mark on the jazz world.
10 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 93 minutes
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Karl Marx City
A documentarian returns to her formerly East German hometown to investigate her father's suicide and whether he collaborated with the secret police.
2 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
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I Called Him Morgan
Decades after her release from prison for the shooting death of her jazz musician husband Lee, Helen Morgan reflects on his legacy and their lives.
27 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Keep Quiet
Once a prominent anti-Semitic politician in Hungary, Csanád Szegedi undergoes a dramatic change in worldview after learning of his Jewish heritage.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 92 minutes
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The House on Coco Road
This film chronicles the journey of Fannie Haughton, an Oakland activist who fled to Grenada with her family just prior to the U.S. invasion in 1983.
3 July 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
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American Anarchist
This documentary profiles William Powell, who wrote the "The Anarchist Cookbook" in the early 1970s and spent his later life regretting his actions.
29 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 80 minutes
Who Killed Pablo Escobar?
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Compelling new evidence drives this examination of the drug kingpin's death, including possible involvement of the Colombian and U.S. governments.
22 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2014 | 45 minutes
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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
World-renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin is profiled in this vivid documentary that mixes rehearsal footage with insights about his influence.
15 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 99 minutes
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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.
8 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2007 | 47 minutes
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Without Gorky
A filmmaker trains the camera on her own family as she examines the impact her grandfather, troubled artist Arshile Gorky, had on three generations.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 80 minutes
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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.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 43 minutes
Jackie: A Tale of Two Sisters
Rachael Stirling narrates this multifaceted portrait of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 44 minutes
The Mitfords: A Tale of Two Sisters
Jessica and Diana were sisters who were separated by just a few years in age. But their political ideologies couldn't have been any farther apart.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 44 minutes
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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