Biographical Documentaries

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The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006 Documentary)
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"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man... (106 mins.)
 
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The Armstrong Lie (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace. (124 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
3.
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005 Documentary)
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Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman. (70 mins.)
 
4.
Tim Tebow's Wild Rise (2012 Documentary)
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E! examines a fascinating athlete who has transcended sports to become a full-fledged pop icon. (30 mins.)
 
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Tyson (2008 Documentary)
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A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
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Lenny Cooke (2013 Documentary)
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Professional sports is known as a true meritocracy, a field in which the cream really does rise to the top... (88 mins.)
 
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Frontline (1983 TV Series)
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Investigative journalist documentaries. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy. (84 mins.)
 
9.
Craigslist Joe (2012 Documentary)
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In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Garner
 
10.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs. (208 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
11.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010 Documentary)
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A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. (118 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
12.
Sins of My Father (2009 Documentary)
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This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Entel
 
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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. (117 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
14.
Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories (2008 Documentary)
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New information and experts cover current updates on the saga that shocked America and changed history as we still have no answers to the truth. (114 mins.)
 
15.
King Kennedy (2011 Documentary)
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A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME (formerly King Kennedy) tells the stories of John F Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy... (110 mins.)
Director: Ronan O'Rahilly
 
16.
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media (2008 Documentary)
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(63 mins.)
Director: Hank Capra
 
17.
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
 
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The Cruise (1998 Documentary)
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Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses... (76 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
19.
More Than a Game (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame. (105 mins.)
 
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Tabloid (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary. (87 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
21.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011 Documentary)
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Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill... (75 mins.)
 
22.
The World According to Bush (2004 Documentary)
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The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the iraqi quagmire. How a bunch of people influenced by neo-cons hawks took control of the US foreign policy. (90 mins.)
Director: William Karel
 
23.
Muscle Shoals (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman". (111 mins.)
 
24.
Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
25.
Mugabe and the White African (2009 Documentary)
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An intimate and moving account of one family's extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming injustice and brutality. (90 mins.)
 
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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009 Documentary)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary. (86 mins.)
Director: Julien Nitzberg
 
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Different Drummer (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Dancing Outlaw (1991)
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This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White... (30 mins.)
Director: Jacob Young
 
28.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
29.
When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
30.
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 Documentary)
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Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood... (120 mins.)
Director: Ross Wilson
 
31.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
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My Architect (2003 Documentary)
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Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974. (116 mins.)
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
 
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An Unreasonable Man (2006 Documentary)
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A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah. (122 mins.)
 
34.
Cutie and the Boxer (2013 Documentary)
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This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. (82 mins.)
 
35.
Mark Twain (2001 Documentary)
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author. (212 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
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Thomas Jefferson (1997 Mini-Series)
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A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father. (180 mins.)
Director: Ken Burns
 
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The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off (2004 Documentary)
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A year ago, 36-year-old Jonny Kennedy died. He had a terrible genetic condition called Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)... (50 mins.)
 
38.
Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics. (91 mins.)
 
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Sex: My British Job (2013 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield met Hsiao Hung Pai, a journalist who was working for the Guardian, when making his feature... (63 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
40.
Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder (2011 Documentary)
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41.
The War Room (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it. (96 mins.)
 
42.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
43.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
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The Tillman Story (2010 Documentary)
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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
45.
You're Gonna Miss Me (2005 Documentary)
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Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care. (91 mins.)
Director: Keven McAlester
 
46.
Jupiter's Wife (1995 Documentary)
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Michel Negroponte, a documentary filmmaker, meets Maggie one day in Central Park. Maggie claims to be... (87 mins.)
 
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Biography (1987 TV Series)
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
48.
A President to Remember (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary combining rare personal footage and well-known archive footage of President John F. Kennedy. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Drew
 
49.
Sean O'Casey: Under a Coloured Cap (2005 Documentary)
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This film paints a fascinating portrait of Sean O'Casey: controversial playwright and one of the great figures of the Irish literary renaissance... (81 mins.)
Director: Shivaun O'Casey