Best Biography Movies

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations…

Lion

Lion

Lion
IMDb: 8.0
118 min

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years…

The Big Short

The Big Short

The Big Short
IMDb: 7.8
131 min

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

Concussion

Concussion

Concussion
IMDb: 7.2
123 min

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a…

Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight
IMDb: 8.1
129 min

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys….

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
IMDb: 7.2
122 min

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint…

The Walk

The Walk

The Walk
IMDb: 7.3
123 min

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
IMDb: 7.8
147 min

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful…

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour
IMDb: 7.3
106 min

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic…

Woman In Gold

Woman In Gold

Woman In Gold
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes…

McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA
IMDb: 7.4
128 min

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
IMDb: 7.3
83 min

With the help of their high school’s newest teacher, four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics…

Unbroken

Unbroken

Unbroken
IMDb: 7.2
137 min

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

Selma

Selma

Selma
IMDb: 7.5
127 min

”Selma,” as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon…

American Sniper

American Sniper

American Sniper
IMDb: 7.3
133 min

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless…

Wild

Wild

Wild
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything
IMDb: 7.7
123 min

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student…

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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game
IMDb: 8.0
113 min

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret…

The Good Lie

The Good Lie

The Good Lie
IMDb: 7.4
110 min

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first…

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher
IMDb: 7.0
134 min

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union…

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm
IMDb: 7.0
124 min

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a…

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor
IMDb: 7.5
121 min

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy…

Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln
IMDb: 7.3
149 min

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course…

The Fighter

The Fighter

The Fighter
IMDb: 7.8
116 min

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer ”Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded…

The Social Network

The Social Network

The Social Network
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury…

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech
IMDb: 8.0
118 min

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (’Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne….

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Ip Man

Ip Man

Ip Man
IMDb: 8.0
108 min

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

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Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra…

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Into The Wild

Into The Wild

Into The Wild
IMDb: 8.1
148 min

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and…

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis
IMDb: 8.0
95 min

In 1970s Iran, Marjane ’Marji’ Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah’s defeat in the Iranian…

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using…

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville…

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian

The World’s Fastest Indian
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle — a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville…

Walk The Line

Walk The Line

Walk The Line
IMDb: 7.8
136 min

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he…

Cinderella Man 2005

Cinderella Man 2005

Cinderella Man 2005
IMDb: 8.0
144 min

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially…

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland
IMDb: 7.6
106 min

Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia…

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda
IMDb: 8.1
121 min

Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the…

Downfall

Downfall

Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
156 min

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In…

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The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside
IMDb: N/A
125

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships…

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist
IMDb: 8.5
150 min

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing…

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind
IMDb: 8.2
135 min

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually…

The Insider

The Insider

The Insider
IMDb: 7.8
157 min

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

The Straight Story

The Straight Story

The Straight Story
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to…

Casino

Casino

Casino
IMDb: 8.2
179 min

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam ”Ace” Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he’s a great success in the job, but over…

Braveheart

Braveheart

Braveheart
IMDb: 8.3
177 min

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord’s soldiers. This leads the village to…

Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Ed Wood
IMDb: 7.8
127 min

The mostly true story of the legendary ”worst director of all time”, who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List
IMDb: 8.9
195 min

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

In The Name Of The Father

In The Name Of The Father

In The Name Of The Father
IMDb: 8.1
133 min

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his…

JFK

JFK

JFK
IMDb: 8.0
189 min

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there’s more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

The Doors

The Doors

The Doors
IMDb: 7.2
140 min

The story of the famous and influential 1960’s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Goodfellas
IMDb: 8.7
145 min

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under…

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July
IMDb: 7.2
145 min

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Amadeus

Amadeus

Amadeus
IMDb: 8.3
160 min

The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival, Antonio Salieri—now confined to an insane asylum.

Gandhi

Gandhi

Gandhi
IMDb: 8.0
191 min

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance…

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Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
IMDb: 8.2
129 min

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he’s a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he’s a ticking time…

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
IMDb: 8.1
124 min

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his ”owner” as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and…

Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Life of Brian
IMDb: N/A
94

Brian Cohen is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being…

The Message

The Message

The Message
IMDb: N/A
177

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Mirror

Mirror

Mirror
IMDb: N/A
107

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet history with daily life.

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
IMDb: N/A
109

The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time,…