Favorite Documentary Biopic Released in 2018

by Dibyayan_Chakravorty | created - 30 Dec 2018 | updated - 20 Mar 2019 | Public

Which of these popular documentary biopics released in 2018 is your favorite? If you haven't seen any, then which one would you most like to watch?

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1. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 20,543 | Gross: $22.84M

2. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 20,307 | Gross: $12.32M

3. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 46,005 | Gross: $17.54M

4. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Stephen Wiesenfeld

Votes: 9,651 | Gross: $14.02M

5. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 6,030

6. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 5,888 | Gross: $3.03M

7. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Rob Reiner

Votes: 4,995

8. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 5,722 | Gross: $1.26M

9. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 259 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow, Kevin Nealon, Mike Shandling

Votes: 1,395

10. Make Us Dream (2018)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Documentary about the mercurial football career of Steven Gerrard, one of Liverpool FCs finest ever players.

Director: Sam Blair | Stars: Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Steve Bruce, Jamie Carragher

Votes: 1,848

11. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A (2018)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

70 Metascore

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge | Stars: M.I.A., Madonna, Bill Maher, Nicki Minaj

Votes: 1,505 | Gross: $0.23M

12. If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (2018)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

This authorized documentary will explore the music and backstory of the legendary American band. With the songs from the first six Skynyrd albums driving the narration, the film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant

Votes: 577

13. Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story (2018)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Black and White Stripes interweaves a family and their team's inspiring journey to recapture an ever illusive team spirit with key moments from their extraordinary legacy.

Directors: Marco La Villa, Mauro La Villa | Stars: Giovanni Agnelli, Umberto Agnelli, John Elkann, Andrea Agnelli

Votes: 258

14. Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Chilly Gonzales is a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer. Criss-crossing between rap, electro and solo piano music, he became the outrageous pop performer who invited ... See full summary »

Director: Philipp Jedicke | Stars: Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Leslie Feist, Sibylle Berg

Votes: 180

15. Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never To Play Football (2018)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Carlos "Kaiser" Henrique Raposo was a professional footballer. But he never actually played a game. By convincing others of his abilities (with help from journalist friends) he moved from club to club, avoiding football but partying hard.

Director: Louis Myles | Stars: José Carlos Araújo, Bebeto, Bernardo De Paula, Renato Gaúcho

Votes: 274

16. My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes (2018)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A short documentary that follows director Charlie Tyrell as he tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies.

Director: Charlie Tyrell | Star: David Wain

Votes: 301

17. Eugenio (I) (2018)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

"The humor comes out of sorrows, of misfortunes" He was a jeweler, a musician, a businessman, a painter, an actor, even an amateur hypnotist, but he was known as a man who never laughed but... See full summary »

Directors: Òscar Moreno, Xavier Baig, Jordi Rovira | Stars: Eugenio, Gerard Jofra, Núria Jofra, Joan Ferrando

Votes: 104

18. O Labirinto da Saudade (2018)

65 min | Biography, History

Documentary adaptation of the book "Labirinto da Saudade", a deconstruction of the Portuguese ethos from a philosophical and historical point of view, written by Eduardo Lourenço.

Director: Miguel Gonçalves Mendes | Stars: Adriana Calcanhotto, Pilar del Río, Gregório Duvivier, Diogo Dória

Votes: 58

19. Every Act of Life (2018)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

The life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime): 60 years of groundbreaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, finding ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski

Votes: 104

20. Myth (II) (2018)

63 min | Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Leonid Kanter, Ivan Yasniy | Star: Orest Slipak

Votes: 73

21. Man on Fire (2018 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary, Biography

Grand Saline, Texas was a sleepy, unremarkable town--until a white preacher lit himself on fire to protest the town's racism in 2014.

Director: Joel Fendelman | Star: Ron Blanton

Votes: 40

22. Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Two men taking a tribe of outsiders on a ride through the 80s underground, accidentally changing music forever.

Director: Julia Nash | Stars: Matt Adell, Steve Albini, Paul Barker, Jello Biafra

Votes: 116

23. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pope Francis, Ignazio Oliva, Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea, Joe Biden

Votes: 1,667 | Gross: $1.82M

24. On Her Shoulders (2018)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

Director: Alexandria Bombach | Stars: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Simone Monasebian, Michelle Rempel

Votes: 384 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Hal (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Scott | Stars: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby

Votes: 361 | Gross: $0.05M

26. I Am MLK Jr. (2018)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary explores the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on civil rights through present day.

Directors: John Barbisan, Michael Hamilton | Stars: Martin Luther King, Carmelo Anthony, Nick Cannon, Clayborne Carson

Votes: 114

27. The Image You Missed (2018)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, History

75 Metascore

An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig's decades-spanning archive of the conflict in Northern Ireland. ... See full summary »

Director: Donal Foreman | Star: Arthur MacCaig

Votes: 179

28. Anne Clark - I'll Walk out into Tomorrow (2017)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Anne Clark, an icon of music history and a terrific pioneer of spoken word art, has been on stage for more than 30 years. It transforms language into unique music. Since the early 1980s, ... See full summary »

Director: Claus Withopf | Stars: Anne Clark, Anne Clark

Votes: 63

29. Harry & Meghan: A Modern Royal Romance (2018)

TV-PG | 63 min | Documentary, Biography

Meet the new royal couple and their entourage as we follow their story from the beginning of their romance through their engagement announcement and discover how an American actress will soon be a member of the British Royal family.

Director: Tara Pirnia | Stars: Calvin Witcher, Dickie Arbiter, Victoria Arbiter, Brittany Bagnall

Votes: 71

30. The Feminist: A Swedish Inspiration (2018)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

In her native Sweden, everybody has an opinion about feminist trailblazer Gudrun Schyman: superhero or villain. She has been through all the ups and downs of political life: a social worker... See full summary »

Director: Hampus Linder | Star: Gudrun Schyman

Votes: 41

31. Væbnet med ord & vinger (2018)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary about the Danish writer and poet Michael Strunge's life

Director: Torben Skjødt Jensen | Stars: Bo Green Jensen, Michael Strunge

Votes: 43

32. Yellow is Forbidden (2018)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

A brave designer chases the dream - to be crowned haute couture. But she comes from China, the land of knock offs and production lines. Will her Cinderella story end at the Met Ball?

Director: Pietra Brettkelly | Stars: Guo Pei, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Wendi Murdoch, Philip Treacy

Votes: 66

33. Unforgotten. Myroslava (2018)

Documentary, Short, Biography

Myroslava, 90-year-old Ukrainian poetess and activist in Estonia known as Miroslava Butshko-Jürissaar, unfolds her turbulent and romantic life in verses, prose and music, resonating in souls and hearts of the young.

Director: Vyacheslav Bihun | Stars: Miroslava Butshko-Jürissaar, Ottniell Jürissaar, Lyra Andra, Marion Andra

Votes: 31

34. Man in Camo (2018)

85 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

Man in Camo takes a close look at the life of visual artist, writer and filmmaker Ethan Minsker and his drive to create and crusade the making of art. Through the lens of old photographs ... See full summary »

Director: Ethan H. Minsker | Stars: Tiago Abrantes, Syd Butler, Laura Flook, Un Lee

Votes: 54

35. Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2018 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

Explore key moments in Billy Graham's journey as a dairy farmer's son who rose to prominence, becoming one of the most influential religious leaders in modern history.

Directors: Daniel Camenisch, Vonda Harrell | Stars: Billy Graham, Paul Harvey, Jeff Hoyt, Morrow Graham

Votes: 148



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