Biographical Documentaries List

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1.
Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869-1948 (1968 Documentary)
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(330 mins.)
 
2.
Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 Documentary)
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Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Uth
 
3.
Who Was Jesus (2009 TV Series)
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4.
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare (2006 TV Movie)
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It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible... (89 mins.)
 
5.
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998 Mini-Series)
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Documentary series retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries. (240 mins.)
Director: David Wallace
 
6.
Michael Jackson Unmasked (2009 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
Director: Sonia Anderson
 
7.
The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)
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The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research. (97 mins.)
Director: R.L. Thomas
 
8.
Rabindranath Tagore (1961 Documentary)
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(54 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
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Mandela (1987 TV Movie)
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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) become South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country. (135 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
10.
Bhutto (2010 Documentary)
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A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world... (111 mins.)
 
11.
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing (2011 Documentary)
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A look at the life and career of the technology business innovator and entrepreneur. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Bruce Lee, the Legend (1984 Documentary)
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The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee. (88 mins.)
Director: Leonard Ho
 
13.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
14.
The Inner Eye (1972 Documentary)
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(22 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
15.
A Good Day to Die (2010 Documentary)
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AIM leader Dennis Banks looks back at his early life and the rise of the American Indian Movement. (90 mins.)
 
16.
Phenomenon: The Lost Archives (1998 TV Series)
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At the end of the 19th century, a race was on to power the world. Fraught with shameless incidents of divisiveness and greed...
Director: Daniel Halperin
 
17.
Nikola Tesla (1977 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
18.
Mandela (1996 Documentary)
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Follows Nelson Mandela, from his early protests against racial discrimination, to his election as South Africa's first Democratically elected leader. (118 mins.)
 
19.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
20.
War Photographer (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Christian Frei
 
21.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
22.
Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
23.
Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)
 
24.
Sukumar Ray (1987 Documentary)
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The life and work of the writer Sukumar Ray, Satyajit Ray's father. Ray made this film as a tribute to celebrate the centenary of his birth. The film comprises still photographs and readings from Sukumar Ray's writings. (29 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
25.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997 Documentary)
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog