Most Popular "Semi Autobiographical" Titles

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year










































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »






Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Shameless (2004–2013)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 11,802

2. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 216,383 | Gross: $32.52M

3. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
77 Metascore

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 199,971 | Gross: $116.72M

4. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 66,803 | Gross: $115.00M

5. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

Votes: 29,207

6. Crashing (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A New York comic is forced to make a new start for himself after his wife leaves him.

Stars: Pete Holmes, Artie Lange, Lauren Lapkus, George Basil

Votes: 1,845

7. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 154,226

8. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 84,263 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 150,394 | Gross: $22.25M

10. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
52 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 15,755

11. Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)

53 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale

Votes: 4,935

12. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 104,156 | Gross: $33.42M

13. Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
45 Metascore

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 37,660 | Gross: $30.98M

14. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

Votes: 76,746 | Gross: $0.20M

15. Crooklyn (1994)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
65 Metascore

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris

Votes: 6,373 | Gross: $13.64M

16. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
71 Metascore

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 12,480 | Gross: $37.96M

17. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Votes: 20,674

18. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 75,827

19. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 75,492 | Gross: $2.50M

20. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
64 Metascore

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Director: Maya Forbes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide

Votes: 11,683 | Gross: $1.43M

21. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
82 Metascore

Follows two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 62,499 | Gross: $7.36M

22. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
26 Metascore

A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party.

Director: Bob Gosse | Stars: Matt Czuchry, Geoff Stults, Jesse Bradford, Tim Huck

Votes: 7,568 | Gross: $1.43M

23. Moonwalker (1988)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci).

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers | Stars: Michael Jackson, Joe Pesci, Sean Lennon, Kellie Parker

Votes: 13,090

24. Amarcord (1973)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Votes: 31,291

25. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
77 Metascore

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 16,054

26. Mr. D (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Follows a teacher juggle through being a teacher and deal with his students while trying to maintain his not so cool lifestyle.

Stars: Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Bette MacDonald

Votes: 1,401

27. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
69 Metascore

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Bryna Weiss, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 9,854 | Gross: $5.48M

28. Queen & Country (2014)

114 min | Drama

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,020 | Gross: $0.03M

29. All I Wanna Do (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
60 Metascore

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Director: Sarah Kernochan | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook

Votes: 5,824 | Gross: $0.78M

30. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel. The Ephron character, Rachel is a food writer at... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 7,339 | Gross: $25.31M

31. Glitter (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

2.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
14 Metascore

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley, Da Brat

Votes: 19,842 | Gross: $4.27M

32. Titus (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee.

Stars: Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, David Shatraw

Votes: 4,941

33. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 25,406 | Gross: $4.54M

34. Hope and Glory (1987)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was ... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir

Votes: 10,150 | Gross: $10.02M

35. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,454

36. Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da (2015)

121 min | Drama

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
81 Metascore

A married film director falls for a young painter - twice.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 1,850

37. Sex Is Comedy (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
63 Metascore

A director struggles to film a difficult, intimate sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida, Ashley Wanninger

Votes: 2,411 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,527 | Gross: $6.71M

39. Lust och fägring stor (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 4,340

40. Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017)

101 min | Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
84 Metascore

An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Young-hwa Seo, Jae-yeong Jeong, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 231

41. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,499

42. House of D (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
33 Metascore

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw, an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Director: David Duchovny | Stars: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin

Votes: 7,765 | Gross: $0.37M

43. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 12,119 | Gross: $0.31M

44. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
53 Metascore

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 9,615 | Gross: $14.35M

45. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone

Votes: 1,976

46. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, Piotr Kozlowski

Votes: 12,502 | Gross: $5.58M

47. Un barrage contre le Pacifique (2008)

115 min | Drama

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A troubled mother's spirit crumbles when her adult children strike out for independence. Feeling abandoned she contemplates taking drastic action.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Randal Douc

Votes: 587

48. Earth (1998)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
71 Metascore

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna

Votes: 6,150 | Gross: $0.53M

49. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 27,861 | Gross: $0.18M

50. The Kid & I (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
37 Metascore

Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Tom Arnold, Joe Mantegna, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 1,221