Most Popular Biography Feature Films
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn Biography | Drama | History | War 150 mins.
The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Dir: Brian Helgeland With: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford Biography | Drama | Sport 128 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.
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, Catherine Keener, Christopher Stadulis Action | Biography | Drama | Thriller
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.
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 | War 195 mins.
The Social Network
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. Dir: David Fincher With: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Biography | Drama 120 mins.
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. Dir: Sacha Gervasi With: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson Biography | Drama 98 mins.
The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Dir: Ryan Coogler With: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer Biography | Drama 90 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.
The Wolf of Wall Street
A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau Biography | Crime | Drama
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. Dir: David O. Russell With: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams Biography | Drama | Sport 116 mins.
Behind the Candelabra
Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted. Dir: Steven Soderbergh With: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe Biography | Drama 118 mins.
The Day the Music Died
Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles. Dir: Bruno Miotto With: Guy Kent, Paige Segal, Anastasia Leddick Biography | Drama | Music
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Dir: Bennett Miller With: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill Biography | Drama | Sport 133 mins.
A Beautiful Mind
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish. Dir: Ron Howard With: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly Biography | Drama 135 mins.
The King's Speech
The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. Dir: Tom Hooper With: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter Biography | Drama | History 118 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom 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.
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.
The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s. Dir: Ted Demme With: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente Biography | Crime | Drama 124 mins.
The Pursuit of Happyness
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. Dir: Gabriele Muccino With: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith Biography | Drama 117 mins.
A look at the life of Cecil Gains who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made. Dir: Lee Daniels With: Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Lenny Kravitz Biography | Drama
A teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack. Dir: Sean McNamara With: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt Biography | Drama | Sport 106 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 | Comedy | Crime | Drama 141 mins.
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts Biography | Crime | Drama | History 137 mins.