Best Biographical Movies

  • 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.

    20 Feet from Stardom

      Biography, Music
      Movies
    7.4
    99%
    83
    0 Mn
  • This Oscar-winning drama charts the life and work of famed economist John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant man plagued by the anguish of mental illness.

    A Beautiful Mind

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.2
    75%
    72
    313 Mn
  • Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by building Hollywood and aviation empires.

    The Aviator

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.5
    87%
    77
    213 Mn
  • When her kidnapped son is brought home, a mother suspects that the boy isn't her child, so the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

    Changeling

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    7.8
    62%
    63
    113 Mn
  • 'Rolling Stone' reporter David Lipsky shadows famed writer David Foster Wallace in this fictionalized account of their revealing five-day encounter.

    The End of the Tour

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.3
    91%
    82
    0 Mn
  • This Oscar-winning film reveals how imaginative author J.M. Barrie envisioned a world that was at once so wondrous and perilous.

    Finding Neverland

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.7
    82%
    67
    117 Mn
  • In this biographical drama, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.

    The King's Speech

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8
    95%
    88
    414 Mn
  • Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemin...

    Miracle

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.5
    80%
    68
    64 Mn
  • She grew up in a tough New York neighborhood in the 80's and made history with "Roxanne's Revenge". The story of teen battle rap champ Roxanne Shante.

    Roxanne Roxanne

      Biography, Drama, Music
      Movies
    6.5
    74%
    77
    0 Mn
  • Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in...

    The Stanford Prison Experiment

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.9
    83%
    67
    0 Mn
  • Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years.

    Lincoln

      Biography, Politics
      Movies
    7.4
    90%
    86
    275 Mn
  • Refusing to accept a death sentence from his doctor after being diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, Ron Woodroof smuggles medications from abroad.

    Dallas Buyer's Club

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8
    93%
    84
    55 Mn
  • A young man gives up everything including his trust fund and ties to a seemingly stable family to lead a solitary life in the wild.

    Into the Wild

      Adventure, Biography
      Movies
    8.1
    82%
    73
    18 Mn
  • The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

    Bright Star

      Biography, Drama, Romance
      Movies
    7
    83%
    81
    14 Mn
  • After a fateful encounter with the McDonald brothers, struggling salesman Ray Kroc becomes driven to change the way hamburgers are made and sold.

    The Founder

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.2
    83%
    66
    24 Mn
  • An Indian man who was separated from his mother at age 5 and adopted by an Australian couple returns home, determined to find his birth family.

    Lion

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.1
    86%
    70
    140 Mn
  • Tag along as future President Barack Obama and a young lawyer named Michelle go on their first date across Chicago's South Side in the summer of 1989.

    Southside With You

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.6
    92%
    74
    6 Mn
  • This biopic tells the story of Shahid Azmi, a lawyer and human rights activist who risked his own life to defend accused bomber Fahim Ansari.

    Shahid

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    8.3
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining th...

    Neruda

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.1
    94%
    82
    3 Mn
  • A once-promising wrestler pursues the gold medal he never won by training two of his daughters to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

    Dangal

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    8.7
    92%
    0
    310 Mn
  • This biopic chronicles the life and times of iconic Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh, who led an armed resistance against the British in the 1920.

    The Legend of Bhagat Singh

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.1
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.

    Christine

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7
    87%
    72
    0 Mn
  • Bolstered by a devoted mentor, 9-year-old Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi takes aim at becoming a chess champion in this drama based on a true story.

    Queen of Katwe

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.4
    93%
    73
    10 Mn
  • This biopic tells the story of Margaret Keane, the American painter who was known for her pop art paintings of children with large doe eyes.

    Big Eyes

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7
    72%
    62
    29 Mn
  • Oskar Schindler becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz during World War II.

    Schindler's List

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.9
    97%
    93
    321 Mn
  • Forced to work in a coal mine during World War II, two young poets find some escape when they both fall for the same woman.

    The Butterfly's Dream

      Biography, Drama, Romance
      Movies
    7.9
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay San Francisco politician who was murdered by a disgruntled city supervisor in 1978.

    Milk

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.6
    94%
    84
    54 Mn
  • Robert Redford directs this true story of Charles Van Doren, who rocketed to national fame as a repeat winner on the TV quiz show 'Twenty-One.'

    Quiz Show

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    96%
    88
    24 Mn
  • The true story of Yale researcher Stanley Milgram's controversial psychological experiments that revealed disturbing truths about human behavior.

    Experimenter

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.6
    86%
    81
    0 Mn
  • An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 ...

    Blue Caprice

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    6
    84%
    76
    0 Mn
  • New in Hong Kong, martial arts instructor Ip Man perseveres and retaliates against his rivals' opposition to the Wing Chun fighting style he teaches.

    Ip Man 2

      Action, Biography
      Movies
    7.6
    93%
    67
    15 Mn
  • An occupying Japanese general challenges Chinese men to duels to prove the superiority of the Japanese, but Ip Man refuses to fight at first.

    Ip Man

      Action, Biography
      Movies
    8.1
    84%
    59
    0 Mn