This documentary sub-heading is one of the most popular forms of non-fiction film. The biography details the lives - usually the achievements and faults of - noted or notorious public figures. Also included, alongside other movie types, are profiles of everyday people and their human interest stories.

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

Director: Joan Churchill, Nick Broomfield
Starring: Aileen Wuornos

Returning to the subject of his 1992 documentary, "Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer", co-director Nick Broomfield delves into Wuornos' t... Read more

All For One (2017)

Director: Dan Jones, Marcus Cobbledick

ALL FOR ONE is the story of GreenEdge, Australia's first ProTour cycling team. Read more

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Director: Matt Harlock
Starring: Bill Hicks

The life and humor of stand-up iconoclast Bill Hicks is saluted in this documentary. Interviews with family and friends are mixed with "photo-animated... Read more

Amy (2015)

Director: Asif Kapadia
Starring: Amy Winehouse

To hear Amy Winehouse sing numbers like 'Back to Black' and 'Love Is a Losing Game' in Asif Kapadia's sensitive and extraordinary documentary Amy is t... Read more

An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Director: Henriette Mantel
Starring: Ralph Nader

Loved, hated, respected and feared, Ralph Nader is more likely to be remembered for his 2000 presidential campaign than for the decades of advocacy th... Read more

Andy Kaufman - I'm From Hollywood (1989)

Director: Lynne Margulies
Starring: Andy Kaufman

Immortalised in the film 'Man on the Moon' (1999) starring Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman was best known for his outrageous lampooning of wrestling culture... Read more

Anger Within: Jonah Lomu - The Story of a Rugby Legend (2013)

Director: Frederic Khan, Stephane Le Goff
Starring: Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His physique, his power, his speed and his determination revolutionised the ga... Read more

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007)

Director: Ian McCrudden, Robbie Cavolina
Starring: Annie Ross, Anita O'Day, Dick Clark

The world lost the defiantly unpredictable, trend-busting bop vocalist Anita O'Day in November 2006, to dementia and pneumonia. A year or so prior, do... Read more

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories (2019)

Starring: Helen Mirren

It is based on five women who did survive the Holocaust but shared her same fate of "deportation, suffering and being denied their childhood and adole... Read more

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)

Director: Sacha Gervasi
Starring: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow

At 14, school friends Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the demigods o... Read more