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Best Biographical Documentaries

A collection of the highest rated and most popular documentaries covering the lives of truly extraordinary people, coupled with brilliant film making.

Musical Genius Biographical Documentaries

A round up of the best musician documentaries, cutting across genres and decades, and excluding musical geniuses like Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift, Quincy Jones, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, and Townes van Zandt.

Black Lives

Documentaries and dramatizations of Black men and women who overcame systemic racism to achieve remarkable accomplishments in politics, business, science, the military, law, the arts, entertainment, and sports.

The Producers Documentaries

Quincy Jones, David Geffen, Dr Dre, Clive Davis, Jimmy Iovine---you may not recognize all these names (well okay, Dr Dre you recognize), but these are the producers behind some of the greatest musicians of all time--if like the Mom in School of Rock, you ask "why has my daughter become obsessed with David Geffen?" this list may provide the answer.

Funk and Soul Music Documentaries

Profiles of the pioneers of R&B, funk, and soul including Otis Redding, Nina Simone, and James Brown.

Shows like The Eddy: All that Jazz

More accidentals than you can shake a stick at, these jazz masters are the best in the business--mainly documentaries about jazz greats with a few jazz-heavy dramas thrown in to boot.