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Biographical Documentaries

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

3.9

This fascinating documentary blends an interview with the Dalai Lama with a look back at the spiritual leader's history and exile. He changed the world. Now he's answering some challenging questions. Look into the heart of a very inspiring man.

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2006

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1:1 Thierry Henry

3.5

Global soccer hero Thierry Henry stars in this up-close sports documentary that covers his 2010 move from Barcelona to the New York Red Bulls. Kicking it from Spain to the Big Apple. Call it soccer or football, he's breathtaking at it -- on and off the field.

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2011

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20 Feet from Stardom

4.1

Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support. Glamour, fame, fortune. So close they can taste it. Not theirs ... it belongs to the legends who depend on their voices.

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2013

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21 Up

3.8

In the second follow-up to his film Seven Up, Michael Apted checks in with his original subjects, who are now 21 and dealing with life as adults.

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1977

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28 Up

3.9

Just two years away from turning 30, participants in Michael Apted's documentary series are facing serious questions of identity and purpose.

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1985

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35 Up

Now in their mid-thirties, Suzi, Andrew, Paul, Bruce and Neil grapple with family issues, career fluctuations, emotional distress and more.

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1991

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42 Up

When documentarian Michael Apted catches up with a group he's been tracking since 1964, they offer fascinating insights on the course of their lives.

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1998

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49 Up

3.7

In 1964, a filmmaker interviewed a diverse group of 7-year-olds and vowed to track their lives every seven years. Now, those "kids" are 49 years old.

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2005

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56 Up

3.9

Since 1964, director Michael Apted has documented the fates of a group of Britons, questioning them every seven years about their lives and beliefs.

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2012

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7 Plus Seven

4.0

After a seven-year interval, the same group of British youngsters -- now age 14 -- is quizzed about the changes that have transpired in their lives.

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1970

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After Porn Ends

2.9

This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment. When the hedonism is over, the search for normality begins. But having a dirty past can leave its mark.

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2010

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After Tiller

This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement. They risk their lives and wrestle with ethics. Meet the real people behind the controversial headlines.

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2013

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei uses social media and art to inspire protests and suffers government persecution for his actions. Go ahead ... call him a seditionist. This modern-day Warhol and political dissident couldn't be more pleased.

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2012

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Alias Ruby Blade

Cast against East Timor's bloody revolution, this true-life love story traces Kirsty Sword's dedication to a Timorese rebel group and its leader.

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2012

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American Promise

3.3

A detailed examination of race, education and opportunity in America, this documentary follows two African American boys for 12 years. Two best friends face an uphill battle on the road to achievement -- and watch as their paths diverge.

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2013

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The American Scream

Each year, in the sleepy town of Fairhaven, the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts valiantly try to ignite the town's Halloween spirit.

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2012

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An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

4.1

In 1986, Michael Morton was convicted of killing his wife in front of their young son. This documentary chronicles his quest to clear his name. When a tortured victim becomes the accused, the law is haunted by the ghost of an innocent man. Fight for justice.

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2013

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The Armstrong Lie

3.7

This documentary follows cyclist Lance Armstrong from his 2009 comeback effort through his shocking 2012 confession of performance-enhancing drug use. He was one of sports' most revered winners. Deceit and dishonesty turned him into one of sports' most hated cheaters.

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2013

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Ballplayer: Pelotero

John Leguizamo narrates this documentary that goes inside the world of Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic. Two Dominican teens handle curve balls on the diamond and off. Getting to the big leagues is tougher than you thought.

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2011

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Beats, Rhymes & Life: A Tribe Called Quest

This documentary chronicles the tumultuous group dynamics that have driven hip-hop sensations A Tribe Called Quest to the heights of success.

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2011

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