TV Special, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
5. Kobe Bryant's Muse (2015 TV Special)
105 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A wide-ranging look at the life and storied career of basketball star Kobe Bryant provides insight into the player's mentorships and rivalries, his 18-year tenure in the National Basketball... See full summary »
6. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)
89 min | Biography, Comedy
John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »
7. Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays (2014 TV Special)
AL | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family and fate, loving and loss.
9. Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998 TV Special)
164 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A collection of selected scenes from some of the most popular plays produced by Cameron Mackintosh.
10. David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994 TV Special)
130 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
This is a TV special/documentary in which David Copperfield is interviewed in his Magic Warehouse by his girlfriend, the German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, about his career as an ... See full summary »
11. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014 TV Special)
150 min | Biography, Music
A tribute to the Beatles, airing at the exact time as their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years earlier.
13. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams (2016 TV Special)
66 min | Biography
For the first time The American Film Institute honors a composer, John Williams, with its highest honor. Steven Spielberg presents the award in a ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
15. Michael Douglas: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2018 TV Special)
Taped before a live audience at Hollywood's Montalbán Theatre during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, Academy Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas sits down with host Ben Mankiewicz for a discussion of his life and career.
17. The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults (1986 TV Special)
120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Journalist Geraldo Rivera hosted this much-hyped live-on-TV opening of gangster Al Capone's secret vault beneath the Lexington Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. After much fanfare, including... See full summary »
18. Jack the Ripper in America (2009 TV Special)
45 min | Biography
Jack the Ripper, the world's greatest ever serial killer. For over a hundred years he has eluded every investigator. Could it be that they have all been looking in the wrong place - and ... See full summary »
20. Alan Arkin: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2015 TV Special)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Talk-Show
Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin discusses his life and career with TCM host Robert Osborne at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.
21. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton (2017 TV Special)
106 min | Biography
Actress Diane Keaton is honored with the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
22. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney (2018 TV Special)
2018's American Film Institute 46th Life Achievement Award recipient, George Clooney, is feted by celebrities and family at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
24. The American Film Institute Salute to James Stewart (1980 TV Special)
71 min | Documentary, Biography
The American Film Institute gives its eighth Lifetime Achievment Award to James (Jimmy) Stewart in a ceremony hosted by his long-time friend Henry Fonda.
26. Huell's California Adventures: National Parks (2017 TV Special)
110 min | Documentary, Biography
Val Zavala hosts this California Adventures special with Luis Fuerte, Huell Howser's cameraman for 12 years. They reminisce about three California's Gold shows that featured trips to Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and Death Valley National Parks.
29. Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990 TV Special)
87 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Tributes to Frank Sinatra on his 75th birthday, featuring guest performers and Sinatra on stage in New Jersey and Beverly Hills. And an interview with Frank in his home.
30. The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Lemmon (1988 TV Special)
Jack Lemmon is honored by the AFI with a Life Achievement Award hosted by Julie Andrews featuring clips from his films and reminiscences from co-workers.
31. First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special (2016 TV Special)
32. Life of Python (1990 TV Special)
57 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
This documentary tells the history of the Python group, allowing a few glimpses at the works of its predecessors (At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Sets etc.) and various interviews... See full summary »
33. Shatner's World... We Just Live in It... (2013 TV Special)
Movie legend William Shatner brings his one man show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT to Hamilton, Ontario. The show takes audiences on a voyage through Shatner's life and career, from ... See full summary »
35. Ruth Ellis: A Life for a Life (1999 TV Special)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Documentary on Ruth Ellis, a Welsh-born model and actress, who was the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom. She went to the gallows of London's Holloway prison on July 13, 1955, ... See full summary »
37. Faye Dunaway: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2017 TV Special)
56 min | Documentary, Biography
Taped before a live audience at Hollywood's Montalbán Theatre during the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, Academy Award-winning actress Faye Dunaway sits down with host Ben Mankiewicz for a discussion of her life and career.
43. La grande magia di David Copperfield (1994 TV Special)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
This TV special/documentary has been produced in occasion of the first Copperfield's tournée in Italy (autumn 1994). In his Magic Warehouse the two conductors, Giorgio Mastrota and his wife ... See full summary »
46. FDR: A One Man Show (1987 TV Special)
30 min | Biography, Comedy
Chris Elliot plays FDR in his live "One Man Show" about the life and times of the president, however, he looks and sounds nothing like the man and he re-enacts events from Roosevelt's life that never happened.
48. Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (2004 TV Special)
58 min | Documentary, Biography
Intimate portrait of Denmark's coming Kronprinsesse Mary and her Australian family, produced exclusively for Danmarks Radio up to the royal wedding.
49. Fra popstjerne til munk (2004 TV Special)
25 min | Documentary, Biography
Portrait of Walter Troelsen, former pianist and gifted multi-language singer from Denmark who now lives as a monk in Thailand, using the name Phra Walter.