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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Documentaries movies and series. 178 titles were found.


Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World
For just one day, young leukemia patient Miles Scott lives out his dream as a tiny superhero, fighting crime and battling bad guys in Gotham City.
25 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 87 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
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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Natascha Kampusch: The Whole Story
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A Viennese child who was kidnapped and held captive in a basement before escaping after eight years reveals her headline-making story of survival.
18 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2010 | 51 minutes
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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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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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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Radical: the Controversial Saga of Dada Figueiredo
This film chronicles the career of surfer Dadá Figueiredo, whose stormy personal life upended his status as a trendsetting '70s sports hero.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 71 minutes
Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul
From his star turn at Woodstock to his battles with addiction, this film chronicles the stormy life and unique talent of soulful singer Joe Cocker.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 90 minutes
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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.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 89 minutes
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Laerte-se
After living as a man for nearly 60 years, Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil's most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself to the world as a woman.
30 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 100 minutes
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Notes on Blindness
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
Get Me Roger Stone
Examine the rise, fall and rebirth of political operative Roger Stone, who's been an influential member of Team Trump for decades.
9 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 101 minutes
Be Here Now
Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 109 minutes
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Super Size Me
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Director Morgan Spurlock takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body, using himself as a guinea pig.
2 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2004 | 99 minutes
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Magnus
This dramatic documentary explores the life and mind of Magnus Carlsen, the charismatic Norwegian prodigy who became world chess champion.
23 February 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 75 minutes
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Hitler - A Career
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
16 February 2017 | Documentaries | 1977 | 150 minutes
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Paris Is Burning
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This Sundance prize-winning documentary is an intimate portrait of 1980s Harlem drag balls: a world of fierce competition, sustenance, and survival.
2 February 2017 | Documentaries | 1990 | 76 minutes
Harry and Snowman
With only a strong will and a cheap horse, a former agent of the Dutch underground in World War II sets out to become a champion show jumper.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 82 minutes
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Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women
The rise and smash success of Elite modeling agency founder John Casablancas is chronicled in this biography of the man who invented the supermodel.
20 January 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
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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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
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