Biography documentaries

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman

SocietyBiography Presenter 2018 Unrated

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman is a 2018 Vice documentary film following the story of Dajana Pospiš from Serbia.   For years Dajana was a hardcore member of the far-right National Front and waged war against Serbia's queer community. He was sent to prison for insight religio[...]

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk is a historical documentary made in 1984 by Rob Epstein documenting the life and political career of Harvey Milk.   Harvey Milk was the first elected openly-gay official in the history of California, having been elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. H[...]

How Steve Jobs Changed the World

Steve Jobs is easily the most recognisable figure in technology, for the company he founded in the 1970's, Apple, has revolutionised computing decade after decade.   In the 1980's Apple was a leader in the desktop computing revolution. During the 2000s under the command of Steve J[...]

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[...]

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.