Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series

An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 210 titles were found.

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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
February 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 74 minutes
While Sam Cooke rose to stardom as a soul singer, his outspoken views on civil rights drew attention that may have contributed to his death at age 33.
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Sam Kinison: The Scream Continues
January 30, 2019 | Documentaries | 2016 | 29 minutes
Sam's brother and former manager Bill Kinison speaks about the late comedian's journey from preacher to standup legend.
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Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
January 26, 2019 | Show | 2019
Present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings made on death row form a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.
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Legends of Strength
January 19, 2019 | Show | 2017
From a circus entertainer to a grip master, celebrate the pioneering performers who defied physical limits and redefined the meaning of strength.
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ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium
January 14, 2019 | Documentaries | 2019 | 64 minutes
The shocking murder of singer Victor Jara in 1973 turned him into a powerful symbol of Chile's struggle. Decades later, a quest for justice unfolds.
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Kurt & Courtney
January 10, 2019 | Documentaries | 1998 | 95 minutes
This film charts Nirvana's Kurt Cobain's rise to fame, his drug-addled romance with Courtney Love and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death.
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Senna
January 3, 2019 | Documentaries | 2010 | 105 minutes
This fast-paced documentary profiles Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One racing, and a hero in his native Brazil.
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Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
December 23, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 105 minutes
Artists in LA discover the work of forgotten Polish sculptor Stanislav Szukalski, a mad genius whose true story unfolds chapter by astounding chapter.
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Susanne Bartsch: On Top
December 16, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 86 minutes
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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Michael Jackson's This Is It
December 10, 2018 | Documentaries | 2009 | 111 minutes
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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Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager
December 3, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 99 minutes
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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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
December 3, 2018 | Documentaries | 2015 | 94 minutes
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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Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
November 19, 2018 | Documentaries | 2016 | 88 minutes
Through exclusive footage and interviews with friends and family, this documentary traces the complicated life of legendary animator Walt Disney.
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Filmworker
November 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 93 minutes
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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ReMastered: Tricky Dick & The Man in Black
November 7, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 58 minutes
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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Ronnie Coleman: The King
November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 93 minutes
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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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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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Shirkers
November 1, 2018 | Documentaries | 2018 | 97 minutes
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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The Real Sleeping Beauty
October 17, 2018 | Documentaries | 2007 | 47 minutes
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.
Lockup: Extended Stay
October 11, 2018 | Show | 2017
This documentary series offers a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of inmates and officers in detention centers all across America.
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