NETFLIX Genre: Biographical Documentaries



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Netflix box art for The 100 Years Show 100 Years Show, The
2015 / 29
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This documentary profiles abstract minimalist pioneer Carmen Herrera as she enjoys artistic success and fame that literally took a lifetime to happen.

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Netflix box art for 1:1 Thierry Henry 1:1 Thierry Henry
2011 / 3.5 / 51
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Global soccer hero Thierry Henry stars in this up-close sports documentary that covers his 2010 move from Barcelona to the New York Red Bulls. Kicking it from Spain to the Big Apple. Call it soccer or football, he's breathtaking at it -- on and off the field.

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Netflix box art for 20 Feet from Stardom 20 Feet from Stardom
2013 / 86
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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. Glamour, fame, fortune. So close they can taste it. Not theirs ... it belongs to the legends who depend on their voices.

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Netflix box art for After Porn Ends After Porn Ends
2010 / 2.7 / 93
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This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment. When the hedonism is over, the search for normality begins. But having a dirty past can leave its mark.

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Netflix box art for After Tiller After Tiller
2013 / 87
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This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement. They risk their lives and wrestle with ethics. Meet the real people behind the controversial headlines.

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Netflix box art for Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
2003 / 3.5 / 89
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Documentarian Nick Broomfield trains his lens on infamous serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who began her murder spree in 1992. Are monsters made or born? Every murderer has a story to tell, but hers is up for a lot of debate.

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Netflix box art for Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer
1993 / 3.4 / 83
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This mesmerizing documentary explores the troubled life and deadly end of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a woman who murdered johns.

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Netflix box art for All This Mayhem All This Mayhem
2014 / 103
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Brothers Ben and Tas Pappas were once at the top of the professional skateboarding world but fell into a pattern of drug abuse and self-destruction. Raw talent and risk taking got them to the top fast. Drugs made sure their fall was even faster -- and harder.

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Netflix box art for American Anarchist American Anarchist
2016 / 80
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This documentary profiles William Powell, who wrote the "The Anarchist Cookbook" in 1971 at age 19 and spent his later life regretting his actions.

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Netflix box art for American Promise American Promise
2013 / 3.8 / 125
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A detailed examination of race, education and opportunity in America, this documentary follows two African American boys for 12 years. Two best friends face an uphill battle on the road to achievement -- and watch as their paths diverge.

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Netflix box art for Anvil! The Story of Anvil Anvil! The Story of Anvil
2008 / 77
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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. A band of rock 'n' roll survivors isn't about to let their dreams disappear along with their youth.

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Netflix box art for The Armstrong Lie Armstrong Lie, The
2013 / 123

This documentary follows cyclist Lance Armstrong from his 2009 comeback effort through his shocking 2012 confession of performance-enhancing drug use. He was one of sports' most revered winners. Deceit and dishonesty turned him into one of sports' most hated cheaters.

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Netflix box art for The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins Art Star and the Sudanese Twins, The
2007 / 2.3 / 97
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A performance artist works tirelessly to fulfill her dream of adopting Sudanese twins, placing her marriage and career at risk in this documentary. A controversial artist makes the decision of her life. Outlandish, exploitative or earth mother? You'll have an opinion.

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Netflix box art for Audrie & Daisy Audrie & Daisy
2016 / 98
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In this wrenching documentary, two teens are sexually assaulted by boys they considered friends, humiliated online and harassed by their communities. Two teenage girls experience brutal attacks. But in the age of social media, their nightmares are only beginning.

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Netflix box art for Be Here Now Be Here Now
2015 / 109
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Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

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Netflix box art for Being AP Being AP
2015 / 98

With retirement staring him in the face, an all-time-great jump jockey pursues his 20th consecutive title in his unrelenting quest for glory. He's been Britain's greatest jockey for 20 years. But his reign has been filled with pain and struggle.

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Netflix box art for Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
2011 / 4.1 / 76
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Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary follows the career of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster Elmo.

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Netflix box art for Bella Vita Bella Vita
2013 / 86

Surfer, artist and environmentalist Chris Del Moro travels through his Italian homeland in search of culture, tradition and a few waves.

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Netflix box art for Bending Colours Bending Colours
2012 / 2.6 / 37
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Stunning photography captures surfer Jordy Smith displaying the kind of tradition-breaking skill that put him on the map as a teenager. A teen prodigy, a YouTube sensation and now, an icon. Watch this super surfer conquer one wave after another.

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Netflix box art for Bettie Page Reveals All Bettie Page Reveals All
2012 / 3.7 / 101
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20th-century America's most famous pinup girl recounts her drama-filled life, both in front of the camera and facing Senate investigators. The legendary pin-up girl provoked passion, panic and police raids. Then she disappeared. What really happened?

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Netflix box art for Biggie & Tupac Biggie & Tupac
2002 / 3.4 / 107
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British documentarian Nick Broomfield investigates the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, digging up some surprises in the process. Two rappers vying for supremacy meet violent deaths. Was their rivalry fatal or were outside forces at work?

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Netflix box art for Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
2012 / 111

This documentary explores the history of Memphis rock band Big Star, which experienced commercial failure but influenced major artists such as REM.

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Netflix box art for Blood Brother Blood Brother
2013 / 92
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This inspiring film documents the challenges a young American man faces and the love he finds as he helps children with HIV and AIDS in India. An American wanderer was searching for an extraordinary family. At a troubled hospital in India, he found one.

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Netflix box art for Bombay Beach Bombay Beach
2011 / 2.9 / 76
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Set against the atmospheric scenery of a ghost town, this moving documentary paints an evocative portrait of those who live in cultural obscurity. Philosophy and harsh reality converge in a desolate town, and the lives of three very different men are explored.

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