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Biography documentaries

Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (My Best Fiend)

Biography Presenter Werner Herzog 1999 Unrated

My Best Fiend (original title in German – Mein Liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski) is a documentary made in 1999 by German filmmaker Werner Herzog, about his friend and colleague, actor Klaus Kinski.

Finding Vivian Maier

The 2013 Finding Vivian Maier documentary film directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel tells the story of one of the greatest street photographers to have ever lived. Her talent was never really discovered until two years before her death as many of her photographs were never exhibited or shown a[...]

David Icke: Was He Right?

ConspiracyBiography Presenter David Icke 2006 Unrated

David Icke: Was He Right? Before questioning the legitimacy of this site I can tell you I have watched this film and it is in large-part a biographical documentary. It does not push his [Ickes] theories such as the royal family being reptilians, or the moon being built by inter-dimensional beings, r[...]

The Two Escobars

A documentary about the two most famous Escobars from Columbia, Andrés and Pablo. While the two were not related and most certainly did not have the same profession their fates were intertwined as "The Two Escobars" shows.   Pablo Escobar needs no introduction for his is[...]

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

CrimeBiography Presenter Kurt Kuenne 2008 Unrated

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, a 2008 biographical crime documentary created single-handedly by American filmmaker Kurt Kuenne.   The film is a story about Andrew Bagby, a childhood friend of Kuenne's who was murdered in 2001. The main suspect was Bagby's ex-gir[...]

Russell Brand: From Addiction To Recovery

BiographyDrugs Presenter Russell Brand 2012 Unrated

British comedian Russell Brand is one of the most well-known celebrities to have survived a life-threatening heroin addiction.   This deeply personal documentary tells the story of Russell's addiction to recovery, how he managed to get clean, stay clean and turn his life completely ar[...]

The Last Days of Michael Jackson

BiographyMusic Presenter 2018

The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a documentary looking at the life of the iconic pop legend Michael Jackson.   The film takes one back to when Michael first struck international fame in the 5 piece band "The Jackson 5". If he had only appeared in this group Michael would have e[...]

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream

Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream, a biographical documentary about American Singer Beyoncé Knowles, produced and directed by Ed Burke Beyoncé Knowles and Ilan Benatar.   The film covers her entire career up-to 2013 using an immense amount of archive footage and narration[...]

The Last Days of Left Eye

BiographyMusic Presenter Lauren Lazin 2007 Unrated

The Last Days of Left Eye, a 2007 biographical documentary by American filmmaker Lauren Lazin about Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.   Lisa Lopes was one of the singers in the R&B girl-group TLC which was massively popular during the 1990's. Some of their most famous hits include &q[...]


McCullin, a 2013 biographical documentary directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris about Don McCullin who is considered to be the greatest war photographer alive.   More than just a film about Don, this doc is a journey into the history of photojournalism through the eyes of McCullin. T[...]

Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot, a 2014 biographical war documentary about Matthew Vandyke, a 26-year-old man who decided to set out on an extraordinary 35,000-mile motorbike journey across South Africa and the Middle East.   The plan was to develop his sense of manhood and enjoy an adventure but hi[...]

Only the Dead

Only the Dead, a 2015 biographical war documentary following the experiences of Australian journalist Michael Ware beginning from his time as a rookie correspondent in the early days of the Iraq war.   The film captures the horrific violence Michael witnessed while reporting from the epic[...]

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam Twenty: A documentary directed by American filmmaker and author Cameron Crowe marking the 20th anniversary of the American rock band Pearl Jam. As well as capturing the band perform in 2011, the film also looks into the early days of the group to build a picture of how they became one of t[...]

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

CrimeBiography Presenter Nick Broomfield 1992 Unrated

This doc has been reported as broken, which is in fact not true. On Chrome, you will see a small shield on the far right of your URL bar. Click it and click “load unsafe scripts”. They are not inherently unsafe, just flash player (which is being phased out). Unfortunately,[...]

This collection of biography documentaries will be focused on individuals, not groups or bands. If you are looking for a documentary about a particular band it will be found under the Music category for example. Exceptions to this include famous musicians and sports personalities which would also be found in either music or sport.