Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 225 titles were found.

Susanne Bartsch: On Top
Beyond her larger-than-life persona, this documentary reveals the woman behind the famed event planner, and her legacy as a cultural icon and activist.
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December 16, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
Michael Jackson's This Is It
This compelling documentary follows pop icon Michael Jackson during the days leading up to his untimely death as he prepares for a series of 50 shows.
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December 10, 2018 | Documentaries | 2009 | 111 minutes
Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager
Explore the life and times of legendary soccer manager Bobby Robson, whose keen mind for the game was matched only by his devotion to his teams.
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December 3, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 99 minutes
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his film researcher wife, Lillian, recall the influence they had on 60 years of Hollywood's biggest hits.
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December 3, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 94 minutes
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
Through exclusive footage and interviews with friends and family, this documentary traces the complicated life of legendary animator Walt Disney.
November 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 88 minutes
Filmworker
Leon Vitali had a thriving acting career most others would envy. Then he gave it all up to devote himself completely to the vision of Stanley Kubrick.
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November 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 93 minutes
ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black
This documentary chronicles Johnny Cash's 1970 visit to the White House, where Cash's emerging ideals clashed with Richard Nixon's policies.
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November 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 58 minutes
Ronnie Coleman: The King
Today, legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman's body bears the scars of becoming the best in the world. Here, he shares what it took to reach his goals.
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November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 93 minutes
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
This documentary traces the life of "Tales of the City" author Armistead Maupin, from his conservative roots to his rise as an LGBTQ champion.
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November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
Shirkers
In 1992, Sandi Tan and her friends shot a quirky film on the streets of Singapore. Then the footage disappeared, sending her on a hunt for answers.
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November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 97 minutes
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
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