Most Popular Biography Titles


1. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 7,295 | Gross: $8.01M

2. Genius. (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.

Stars: Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe, Geoffrey Rush, Samantha Colley

Votes: 3,325

3. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

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74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 93,840 | Gross: $169.27M

4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

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71 Metascore

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 212,849 | Gross: $67.12M

5. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

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69 Metascore

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 later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 102,783 | Gross: $51.69M

6. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama | Completed

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Iain Armitage

7. Narcos (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug dealers who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Paulina Gaitan

Votes: 186,548

8. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 101,166 | Gross: $56.51M

9. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

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66 Metascore

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 37,493 | Gross: $12.79M

10. Versailles (2015– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 5,409

11. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

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74 Metascore

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 137,992 | Gross: $125.07M

12. All Eyez on Me (2017)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Completed

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

13. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 184,066

14. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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Seasonal anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson.

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 41,532

15. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 3,442 | Gross: $16.84M

16. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 865,657 | Gross: $116.87M

17. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

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93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 930,324 | Gross: $96.07M

18. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

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The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 11,588

19. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 108,958 | Gross: $1.87M

20. The Greatest Showman (2017)

Biography, Drama, Musical | Post-production

The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams

21. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

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96 Metascore

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 486,636 | Gross: $56.67M

22. The Wizard of Lies (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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A chronicle of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which defrauded his clients of billions of dollars.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly

Votes: 1,728

23. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 788,151 | Gross: $75.60M

24. Dangal (2016)

Unrated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 49,429 | Gross: $11.15M

25. Feud (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Drama

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Follows screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and how their feud on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) all began.

Stars: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 6,968

26. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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81 Metascore

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 246,631 | Gross: $70.24M

27. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Sport | Completed

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue

28. The Durrells in Corfu (2016– )

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Drama

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Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she... See full summary »

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 2,084

29. Victoria (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Daniela Holtz, Adrian Schiller, Catherine Flemming

Votes: 7,623

30. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

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51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 39,774 | Gross: $33.31M

31. Churchill (2017)

PG | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell

Votes: 71

32. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 459,513 | Gross: $18.35M

33. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 532,582 | Gross: $91.12M

34. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 80,087 | Gross: $21.48M

35. Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, War

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Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Kate Mara, Geraldine James, Bradley Whitford, Tom Felton

Votes: 51

36. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 111,222 | Gross: $34.47M

37. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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76 Metascore

The story of 'Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 587,304 | Gross: $164.44M

38. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de' Medici finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni dies suddenly.

Stars: Richard Madden, Stuart Martin, Annabel Scholey, Guido Caprino

Votes: 5,451

39. Jackie (V) (2016)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

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81 Metascore

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 41,635 | Gross: $13.96M

40. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 558,333 | Gross: $13.18M

41. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History

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72 Metascore

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 139,970 | Gross: $161.03M

42. Madoff (2016– )

165 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history.

Stars: Drew Gregory, Bruce Altman, Anthony Arkin, David Aaron Baker

Votes: 1,322

43. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 662,064 | Gross: $170.71M

44. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 110,872 | Gross: $12.71M

45. The Infiltrator (2016)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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66 Metascore

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan

Votes: 44,031 | Gross: $15.43M

46. Lone Survivor (2013)

R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

Votes: 219,117 | Gross: $125.07M

47. Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama

Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. ... See full summary »

Director: Dianne Houston | Stars: Navi, Chad L. Coleman, Sam Adegoke, Aidan Hanlon Smith

48. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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53 Metascore

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.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 237,319 | Gross: $255.95M

49. Chisum (1970)

G | 111 min | Biography, Western

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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson

Votes: 7,079 | Gross: $6.00M

50. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site 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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 510,300 | Gross: $96.92M