Biography documentaries

Ed Gein: The Real Leatherface

BiographyCrime Presenter 2004 Unrated

The 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was one of the scariest movies of its time, and the protagonist Leatherface played by Gunnar Hansen will have given many people nightmares for years. The movie took over $30 million at the box office (that’s about $150 million in today’s money,[...]

Jane Birkin: Mother of all Babes

Biography Presenter 2003 Unrated

A 50 minute long 2003 documentary about Jane Birkin, the British actress, model and singer, and icon of the swinging sixties. Birkin was a long-term partner of legendary French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, and appeared in over 70 films herself. The documentary was filmed over a period of many[...]

David Bowie: Five Years

BiographyMusic Presenter 2013 Unrated

A one hour long 2013 documentary which covers the five most important individual years of David Bowie’s career, using his songs and archived footage to form a timeline of five different periods in his career which were considered his most creative and influential. Much of the footage used[...]

Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good

BiographyMusic Presenter Amy Winehouse 2008 Unrated

The Girl Done Good is a feature-length 2008 documentary about the life and career, up to that point, of singer Amy Winehouse. It features contributions from various people around her, including her father Mitch Winehouse, as well as music journalists, friends, and fellow musicians, and uses archive[...]

Anthony Joshua: The Journey

BiographySport Presenter 2015 Unrated

Anthony Joshua: The Journey: A 2015 one hour long documentary charting the early life and rise of British heavyweight boxing prospect Anthony Joshua, covering his delinquent early years when he once had to wear a tag and was convicted of drug possession, his amateur career, his gold medal at the Lon[...]

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told

Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told, a marathon 6-hour-long documentary by Dennis Wise providing a full biographical account of Hitler's life.   There are many documentary films that have examined Hitler's role as ruler of the Third Reich such as Hitler in Colour. When it[...]

Lemmy

Lemmy, a 2010 feature-length documentary film by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski about the life and career of rock music legend Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known by his stage name Lemmy.   Lemmy (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), from Stoke-on-Trent, England founded the rock band[...]

True Life Stories: Kanye West

The 2018 True Life Stories: Kanye West documentary film tells the story of rapper Kanye's journey to incredible success in this music industry.   The journey really became a reality when Kanye released his debut album "The College Dropout" in 2004 when he was 27. This marked[...]

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[...]

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.