Most Popular Biography Feature Films
The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama 180 mins.
12 Years a Slave
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender Biography | Drama | History 134 mins.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Dir: Peter Berg With: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch Action | Biography | Drama | Thriller | War 121 mins.
Dallas Buyers Club
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée With: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto Biography | Drama | History 117 mins.
Saving Mr. Banks
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Biography | Comedy | Drama | History | Music 125 mins.
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Dir: Paul Greengrass With: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman Biography | Drama | Thriller 134 mins.
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Dir: Ron Howard With: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde Action | Biography | Drama | Sport 123 mins.
The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Dir: Joshua Michael Stern With: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad Biography | Drama 128 mins.
The Railway Man
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. Dir: Jonathan Teplitzky With: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård Biography | Drama 116 mins.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. Dir: Lee Daniels With: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack Biography | Drama 132 mins.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 146 mins.
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Dir: Stephen Frears With: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark Biography | Drama 98 mins.
The Monuments Men
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Dir: George Clooney With: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray Biography | Drama | War 118 mins.
The Blind Side
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw Biography | Drama | Sport 129 mins.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History 195 mins.
Remember the Titans
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Dir: Boaz Yakin With: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris Biography | Drama | Sport 113 mins.
Kill Your Darlings
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Dir: John Krokidas With: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall Biography | Drama | Romance | Thriller 104 mins.
A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Dir: Diego Luna With: Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson Biography 102 mins.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Dir: Ben Affleck With: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 120 mins.
Catch Me If You Can
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken Biography | Crime | Drama 141 mins.
Frankie & Alice
A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her. Dir: Geoffrey Sax With: Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad Biography | Drama 101 mins.
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano With: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny Biography | Comedy | Drama 112 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 177 mins.
Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. Dir: Sean Penn With: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener Adventure | Biography | Drama 148 mins.
A Beautiful Mind
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. Dir: Ron Howard With: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly Biography | Drama 135 mins.