Most Popular Biography Titles


1. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 3,570 | Gross: $15.72M

2. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, History, Thriller

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57 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 982 | Gross: $2.35M

3. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama | Completed

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn, Aaron Eckhart

4. 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: 784,637 | Gross: $116.87M

5. 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.

Stars: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Joanna Christie

Votes: 115,032

6. 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: 186,308 | Gross: $70.24M

7. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

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56 Metascore

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Director: Matt Brown | Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi

Votes: 7,583 | Gross: $3.86M

8. Hands of Stone (2016)

R | 105 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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53 Metascore

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Usher Raymond, Robert De Niro, Rubén Blades

Votes: 268

9. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 128 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 199,312 | Gross: $44.99M

10. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

R | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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: 121,310 | Gross: $161.03M

11. A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama

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55 Metascore

The story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

Director: Natalie Portman | Stars: Natalie Portman, Shira Haas, Ohad Knoller, Amir Tessler

Votes: 604 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Black Mass (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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68 Metascore

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 116,584 | Gross: $62.56M

13. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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57 Metascore

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

Votes: 20,894 | Gross: $23.05M

14. Eddie the Eagle (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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54 Metascore

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello, Jo Hartley

Votes: 34,569 | Gross: $15.79M

15. 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: 83,970 | Gross: $12.71M

16. 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: 173,593

17. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 730,975 | Gross: $46.84M

18. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

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77 Metascore

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Director: Nate Parker | Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo

Votes: 1,343

19. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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64 Metascore

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 135,915 | Gross: $43.25M

20. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

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NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 313

21. 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: 867,690 | Gross: $96.07M

22. Southside with You (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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74 Metascore

Chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

Director: Richard Tanne | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Taylar Fondren, Preston Tate Jr.

Votes: 1,091

23. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

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84 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

Votes: 327,715 | Gross: $27.30M

24. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

131 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington

25. Concussion (2015)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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55 Metascore

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse

Votes: 45,947 | Gross: $34.53M

26. Free State of Jones (2016)

R | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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53 Metascore

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell

Votes: 3,346 | Gross: $20.39M

27. 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: 88,856 | Gross: $1.87M

28. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 76,518 | Gross: $56.44M

29. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016– )

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

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An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

Votes: 21,754

30. 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: 470,609 | Gross: $91.12M

31. 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: 2,801 | Gross: $15.18M

32. Miracles from Heaven (2016)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

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44 Metascore

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino

Votes: 6,746 | Gross: $61.69M

33. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 266,906 | Gross: $35.89M

34. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 72,805 | Gross: $24.99M

35. 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: 204,606 | Gross: $125.07M

36. The 33 (2015)

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

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55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 21,508 | Gross: $12.19M

37. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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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: 612,712 | Gross: $170.71M

38. 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, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

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

Votes: 738,695 | Gross: $75.60M

39. Suffragette (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

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67 Metascore

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep

Votes: 21,150 | Gross: $4.69M

40. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 264,988 | Gross: $102.61M

41. 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: 427,794 | Gross: $18.35M

42. Race (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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56 Metascore

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton

Votes: 12,653 | Gross: $19.10M

43. 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: 2,672

44. 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: 505,543 | Gross: $13.18M

45. 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: 223,778 | Gross: $255.95M

46. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

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97 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: 441,008 | Gross: $56.67M

47. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends. a mafia underboss and a casino owner for a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 334,552 | Gross: $42.44M

48. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 326,584 | Gross: $350.12M

49. 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: 481,048 | Gross: $96.92M

50. All Eyez on Me

Biography, Music | Filming

A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur.

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