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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 187 titles were found.


Best and Most Beautiful Things
This documentary focuses on Michelle Smith, a legally blind young woman with Asperger's syndrome who approaches her 20s with courage and curiosity.
12 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 90 minutes
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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
This portrait of avant-garde musician and outspoken political critic Frank Zappa features concert footage, archival clips and personal interviews.
12 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 93 minutes
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Big in Bollywood
An Indian-American actor from L.A. struggles with fame when he becomes an overnight comedy star thanks to his leading role in a hit Bollywood movie.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2011 | 74 minutes
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An American in Madras
Extensive film clips and interviews tell the story of American filmmaker Ellis R. Dungan, who spent 15 years in India and helped define Tamil cinema.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 79 minutes
Becoming Zlatan
Using rare footage, this sports documentary follows iconic soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović through his rocky early years and his 2005 breakthrough.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 95 minutes
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Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story
Snatched at 11 and held captive by a convicted sex offender and his wife for 18 horrifying years, Jaycee Dugard emerged alive -- but never the same.
5 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2009 | 48 minutes
The End of Malice
Hip-hop artist No Malice reflects on the spiritual journey that led him to renounce coke rap, change his name and embrace Christianity.
22 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 43 minutes
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Finding Traction
Ultra-marathoner Nikki Kimball tests her body and spirit in this documentary tracing her quest to break the record on Vermont’s 273-mile Long Trail.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 55 minutes
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For the Love of Spock
The son of actor Leonard Nimoy directs this moving look at his father's portrayal of Spock, the iconic "Star Trek" character he played for 50 years.
15 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 111 minutes
One in a Billion
Follow the journey of Satnam Singh Bhamara as he works to fulfill his dream of becoming the first India-born player to be drafted into the NBA.
8 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 69 minutes
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
This documentary combines historical documents, interviews and re-created scenes to dramatize the still-controversial 1831 Nat Turner Slave Rebellion.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2003 | 57 minutes
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The Pit
Wading directly into the chaos on the floor of the New York Board of Trade, this documentary explores the cutthroat world of commodities trading.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2009 | 61 minutes
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Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig
Witness the decadent rise and stunning fall of New York club kid Michael Alig, who openly bragged about killing and dismembering a rival clubgoer.
1 December 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 97 minutes
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Finding Vivian Maier
By all accounts, Vivian Maier was an unassuming nanny. But the photos she took that were found only after her death reveal her artistic genius.
25 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2013 | 83 minutes
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Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child
Vintage concert footage, personal artifacts and his intimate musings reveal the private side of the life and career of rock-guitar god Jimi Hendrix.
21 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2010 | 90 minutes
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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Charming original animated sequences blend with interviews and archive footage to chronicle the unique career of Disney animator Floyd Norman.
8 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 94 minutes
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Tree Man
Entrepreneurs from Vermont and Quebec sell Christmas trees on the streets of New York, becoming a cherished part of neighborhood holiday traditions.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 82 minutes
Too Young to Die
Those who knew them best describe the sensational lives and premature deaths of iconic actors and musicians whose passing left a void in pop culture.
1 November 2016 | Show | 2015
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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
This documentary turns the spotlight on the man behind the iconic "All in the Family," with comments from friends, family and famous collaborators.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
It's So Easy and Other Lies
This inspiring documentary charts the journey of Guns N' Roses bass guitarist Duff McKagan from hard-partying rock-'n'-roll wild man to sobriety.
1 November 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 84 minutes
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The Lost Key
In this documentary, a filmmaker dealing with a divorce seeks the secrets of true sexual intimacy in the ancient esoteric traditions of the Kabbalah.
19 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 88 minutes
A Family Affair
The filmmaker hunts for the missing puzzle pieces of his family history during a visit with a complex and controversial figure: his grandmother.
19 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 110 minutes
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CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession
This inspiring documentary chronicles weightlifter C.T. Fletcher's comeback from a near-fatal heart attack and his quest to open his own gym.
19 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 101 minutes
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Queen Mimi
This heartwarming documentary profiles Marie Haist, a formerly homeless Los Angeles woman who lives in a laundromat and has befriended celebrities.
14 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 76 minutes
The Witness
In this documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder.
7 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2015 | 89 minutes | Watch trailer
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Werner Herzog directs this emotional documentary about Dieter Dengler, a naval pilot in the Vietnam War who was shot down over Laos and taken captive.
7 October 2016 | Documentaries | 1998 | 76 minutes
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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.
7 October 2016 | Documentaries | 2016 | 99 minutes
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Wartime Portraits
Part live-action and part animation, this visually inventive series offers striking portrayals of some of the unsung heroes of World War II.
19 September 2016 | Show | 2014
Linsanity
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This documentary examines star basketball player Jeremy Lin's humble start, religious beliefs and high-scoring 2012 season with the New York Knicks.
19 September 2016 | Documentaries | 2013 | 89 minutes
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East Jerusalem West Jerusalem
This musical documentary follows Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza as he records a new album with a mix of Israeli and Palestinian musicians.
19 September 2016 | Documentaries | 2014 | 83 minutes | Watch trailer
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Best and Most Beautiful Things
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