Most Popular "Biography Filmmaking" Titles
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2. The Salt of the Earth (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
Votes: 12,098 | Gross: $1.34M
3. 50 to 1 (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,395 | Gross: $1.06M
5. Andrew Jackson (2007 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Through interviews, visits to historical locations and vivid reenactments, this History Channel production details the life of Andrew Jackson. It illuminates his early years as well as his ... See full summary »
6. Rock'n'roll... Of Corse! (2010)
88 min | Documentary
Some people's fates deserved t be known by everyone. Henry Padovani, this Young 24-year old Corsican, who arrived in London in December 1976, is one of them. Actor and witness of a period ... See full summary »
7. The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw (2008 Video)
32 min | Documentary, Short
Explores the true story of the notorious Jesse James, how the myth developed during his lifetime, and how the legends have persisted over 100 years after his death at the hands of his former friend, Robert Ford.
8. Bethune (1977 TV Movie)
88 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of Canadian doctor Norman Bethune, this film traces his life from his beginnings with his deeply religious family in Ontario, through his medical studies in school, ... See full summary »
10. Doctor Ray and the Devils (2012)
Biography, Comedy, Drama
There is a kind of 'black hole' in biography of famous Hollywood director, Nicholas Ray, something between 1963/67. After two consecutive flops in career, he left his family, young wife and... See full summary »
11. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)
TV-14 | Documentary
The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.
12. Montgomery Clift (1983)
122 min | Documentary, Biography
The tragic life of method actor Montgomery Clift. a very talented but deeply troubled star addicted to alcohol and drugs, is recounted by friends and co-workers.
100 min | Documentary
A documentary on the life of the alcoholic writer Malcolm Lowry, interspersed with readings of Lowry's work by Richard Burton. Lowry was born and educated in England. He moved to Mexico in ... See full summary »
14. The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002 Video)
60 min | Documentary
This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most maddeningly brilliant directors, Milos Forman. Using ... See full summary »
15. Filmmakers in Action (2005)
102 min | Documentary, Biography
Following the documentary "Filmmakers vs. Tycoons", this second part focus on the measures to protect authors' copyright, and the legal difference in the figure of the author in the United States or in France.
16. Wide Sargasso Sea (2011)
74 min | Documentary
Wide Sargasso Sea is an attempt to catch the Brazilian poet Ana Cristina Cesar, who killed herself at the age of 31, in 1983. Icon of the marginal literature generation of Rio de Janeiro in... See full summary »
17. Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander (2005 Video)
76 min | Documentary
When Sean Stone took time off from college to film behind-the-scenes on his father Oliver Stone's 2004 epic, 'Alexander', he didn't expect to work out his own feelings of alienation from a ... See full summary »
66 min | Documentary, Music
A portrait of Bi Kidude, a living legend on her home island of Zanzibar. She has beguiled audiences around the world on her wide and varied travels.
19. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)
119 min | Documentary, History
A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed.
20. Torrella, una vida pel cinema (1997)
110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This film is a Doc-Biography of Catalan writer Josep Torrella i Pineda, and also it's the first chapter of a Sergi Rubió's project, entitled "Sabadell, bressol d'artistes": a collection of ... See full summary »
21. Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)
97 min | Documentary, Biography
This is the first of a series of two documentaries concerning the way the cinema industry is not respecting the author works as they were conceived, in the many ways this can be done. This ... See full summary »
Biography | Pre-production
The plot revolves around Michelangelo Buonarroti his early life in Rome and follows him at his stages in Florence - where he completes his most famous work, the Statue of David, always accompanied by his apprentice "Ascanio".
23. Once Upon a Time in the South: Behind 'The Last Confederate' (2007 Video)
20 min | Documentary, Short
The story behind the Adams family and the making of "The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams." Weston Adams and his son, Julian, tell the tale of making a feature film about their ... See full summary »
24. Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil (2003)
80 min | Documentary
Documentary about Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha, one of the most important names in the movement called "Cinema Novo", with interviews with some of his friends and colleagues.
25. Hollywood contra Franco (2008)
92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The Spanish Civil War made a great impression on the lives of most of the American artists of the 20th Century. Lots of films were made in Hollywood referring to this event, and the defeat ... See full summary »
26. Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou (2011)
95 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary on Mou Tun-fei or T.F. Mou, the Chinese filmmaker best known for the harrowing, shockingly horrific World War II drama Men Behind the Sun.
27. The Rwandan Night (2013)
107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
The Rwandan Night is a feature ethno-documentary that is centered around the haunting memories of one of the oldest survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. One night, in the ... See full summary »
30. The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (1994 Video)
87 min | Documentary
This is a detailed made-for-video documentary on the saga of the making of the movie Sound of Music, The (1965), and the story of the life of Maria von Trapp and her family which inspired it.
17 min | Documentary, Short
The more-complicated-than-expected story of the making of the short film "Prophecy Beer"
32. Carl Th. Dreyer (1966)
30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
At the world premiere of "Gertrud" in Paris, December 1964, Dreyer is greeted by many celebrities of the French cinema: Clouzot, Langlois, Truffaut, Godard, Anna Karina. Afterwards Dreyer ... See full summary »
33. Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion (2000 TV Short)
Unrated | 28 min | Documentary, Short
A very well structured making-of ducumentary for the film Braveheart (1995). We learn about how Mel Gibson got attached to the project as star, director and producer. This is a fairly ... See full summary »
35. Herbert de Perto (2009)
94 min | Documentary
Herbert Up Close is the life and music of Herbert Vianna, front man of the Paralamas do Sucesso, "the most successful band in Brazillian rock", according to the Billboard magazine. In 2001,... See full summary »
40. Man on the Moon: Behind the Moonlight (2000 Video)
20 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy
Interviews with the cast from the film Man on the Moon (1999) educate us a bit on the making of the film and also information about Andy Kaufman is mentionned. Though this is yet another Universal promotion, it is still enjoyable to watch.
41. Shashin: Through the Lens of History (2012)
21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
A personal story in which the director tells of his interest in his old family photos from the 1920's and his search for information on his great-grandfather, a Japanese-Canadian ... See full summary »
43. Tien (2012)
85 min | Documentary
The rise and fall of the largest orchestra and production company in the Netherlands: Holland Symfonia. From its origin in 1813 to the ending in 2013, this documentary film displays a truly... See full summary »
46. The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years (2011 Video)
106 min | Documentary
This documentary explores the musical influences of Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones, and chronicles Jagger's life during the key years of 1963-1972, while Jagger was in his 20s.