Biography Documentaries

For those interested in particular high-profile individuals, the Biography category delves deep into the lives of particular peoples of interest. Biography is an inside look into the life, work and social contributions of these extraordinary people.

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The Real Castaway

The Real Castaway

When Martin Popplewell was 15 years old he watched the film The Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shiel...

7.5 Views: 20,773
Biography

Kurt and Courtney

Kurt and Courtney

Director Nick Broomfield chronicles Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, the grunge icon who died in 1994 at ag...

7.8 Views: 18,601
Biography

Abdus Salam: The Dream of Symmetry

Abdus Salam: The Dream of Symmetry

From a remote village in Pakistan to the prestigious colleges of Cambridge, from the vibrant atmo...

7.0 Views: 15,702
Biography

The Mind of Krishnamurti

The Mind of Krishnamurti

Documentary about the life and teachings of J. Krishnamurti, by Michael Mendizza.Film Duration: 5...

8.2 Views: 17,133
Biography

The Chaplin Puzzle

The Chaplin Puzzle

This rare 2 part documentary focuses on Charlie Chaplin's development at Keystone and Essanay. It...

8.4 Views: 15,408
Biography

Last in Line

Last in Line

This is a documentary about Alison Current. She runs a dog rescue and puts on spay and neuter cli...

9.3 Views: 14,134
Biography

Restrung

Restrung

He had always considered making guitars a passion, not an occupation. In 2007, Randall Wyn Fullme...

9.7 Views: 11,558
Biography

Stephen Hawking: A Personal Journey

Stephen Hawking: A Personal Journey

A personal journey through the life of Stephen Hawking, told in his own words. His younger days, ...

9.6 Views: 11,481
Biography

Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend

Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend

In the late 18th century, Captain James Cook led three great voyages of discovery which pushed th...

6.3 Views: 11,597
Biography

Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

Integral Yoga founder Swami Satchidananda became known as the Woodstock guru after giving the ope...

7.3 Views: 12,453
Biography

Lucrezia Borgia: Pretty Poison

Lucrezia Borgia: Pretty Poison

She has been called the most depraved woman in history, yet the charges of murder and incest agai...

8.6 Views: 15,882
Biography

Tell Me The Truth About Love

Tell Me The Truth About Love

Documentary film looking at the poetry of W H Auden, revealing how it came not just from inspirat...

Views: 11,985
Biography

Al Capone

Al Capone

Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the mo...

6.3 Views: 44,498
Biography

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusett...

6.5 Views: 41,935
Biography

Beautiful Minds: Richard Dawkins

Beautiful Minds: Richard Dawkins

2012. Professor Richard Dawkins reveals how he came to write his explosive first book The Selfish...

7.8 Views: 43,191
Biography

Idi Amin: Famous For the Wrong Reasons

Idi Amin: Famous For the Wrong Reasons

Two sides to the man who hit the international charts in the 20th Century. Idi Amin has been call...

8.0 Views: 14,507
Biography