Best English 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
  • 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
  • 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