Biography, Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz

Votes: 9,284 | Gross: $12.32M

2. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 12,385 | Gross: $22.61M

3. RBG (2018)

AL | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, James Steven Ginsburg

Votes: 4,611 | Gross: $14.02M

4. Roman Empire (2016– )

16 | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 2,529

5. McQueen (2018)

AL | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 3,624 | Gross: $1.26M

6. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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CONOR McGREGOR: NOTORIOUS, filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all- areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Audie Attar, Ryan Buescher, Kiefer Crosbie

Votes: 2,860

7. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Mike Tyson, Chuck D, Dick Vitale

Votes: 3,657

8. The Dawn Wall (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.2
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81 Metascore

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: John Branch, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson

Votes: 1,270 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Whitney (2018)

12 | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 3,336 | Gross: $3.03M

10. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Stars: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Verna Griffin

Votes: 7,921

11. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best. Season 2 covers the legends of funk.

Stars: Kinky Friedman, Mike Judge, Don Adams, Gary Adams

Votes: 669

12. Grizzly Man (2005)

AL | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 47,492 | Gross: $3.17M

13. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 2,682

14. The Imposter (2012)

12 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 41,533 | Gross: $0.89M

15. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Anderson Cooper, Valerie Jarrett

Votes: 491

16. Marwencol (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy

7.6
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82 Metascore

After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

Director: Jeff Malmberg | Stars: Mark Hogancamp, Emmanuel Nneji, Edda Hogancamp, Tom Neubauer

Votes: 2,959 | Gross: $0.11M

17. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

6 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 57,587 | Gross: $3.97M

18. Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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Docuseries looking back on the Jonestown Massacre on the 40th anniversary.

Stars: Jason John Cicalese, Matt Zako, Jack Schrader, Maria DeCotis

Votes: 178

19. Freeheld (2015)

12 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon

Votes: 10,262 | Gross: $0.53M

20. Citizenfour (2014)

AL | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 47,029 | Gross: $2.80M

21. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

12 | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.0
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 14,391

22. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Ken Rogers, Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen

Votes: 1,173

23. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

16 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 16,751 | Gross: $1.34M

24. Jane (II) (2017)

9 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 2,598 | Gross: $1.72M

25. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 16,475 | Gross: $3.17M

26. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 28,466

27. Make Us Dream (2018)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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Documentary about the mercurial football career of Steven Gerrard, one of Liverpool FCs finest ever players.

Director: Sam Blair | Stars: Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Steve Bruce, Gaël Clichy

Votes: 836

28. Amy (III) (2015)

12 | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 42,703 | Gross: $8.41M

29. Dealt (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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66 Metascore

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures.

Director: Luke Korem | Stars: Richard Turner, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Armando Lucero

Votes: 1,000 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Senna (2010)

9 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 53,211 | Gross: $1.61M

31. Maria by Callas (2017)

PG | 119 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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71 Metascore

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Director: Tom Volf | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis

Votes: 620 | Gross: $1.24M

32. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

16 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,139 | Gross: $0.65M

33. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,297

34. No Small Parts (2014– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 667

35. Hitler's Circle of Evil (2018)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the Nazi Party.

Stars: Jonathon Michaels, Alisdair Simpson, Conan Sweeny, Steve Munroe

Votes: 1,208

36. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 48,502 | Gross: $2.96M

37. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )

42 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.

Stars: Matt Whelan, Emmett Skilton, Adam Jonas Segaller, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 1,270

38. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 4,157

39. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,428

40. Five Came Back (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan

Votes: 2,588

41. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 632

42. Autopsy: The Last Hours of (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.8
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Dr. Richard Shepherd analyses the official autopsy reports of various celebrities to determine their cause of death.

Stars: Richard Shepherd, Iain Glen, Anjula Mutanda, Chris Wilson

Votes: 362

43. On Her Shoulders (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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84 Metascore

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Director: Alexandria Bombach | Stars: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Amal Clooney, Ki-moon Ban

Votes: 184 | Gross: $0.03M

44. The Hollywood Complex (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.7
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We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.

Directors: Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman | Stars: Andrew Manley, Rosie Forti, Toni Casala, John McCarthy

Votes: 339

45. The Putin Interviews (2017– )

58 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov, George Bush

Votes: 3,076

46. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.5
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 25,533

47. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,117 | Gross: $0.82M

48. Mysteries at the Museum (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.2
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The stories behind interesting and unusual artifacts stored in museums are told.

Stars: Don Wildman, Armen Mazlumian, Rory Duffy, Paul Meltzer

Votes: 830

49. Trump: An American Dream (2017)

12 | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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British documentary series exploring the extraordinary journey of Donald Trump through five decades.

Stars: Colin Tierney, Nikki Haskell, Rona Barrett, Wayne Barrett

Votes: 1,581

50. Supersonic (2016)

12 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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71 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle, Debbie Turner

Votes: 8,232 | Gross: $0.24M


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