Diane Howard, Ph.D., Family & Redemptive Movie Journalist, picks her Top Bio-Pic Movies in theaters, based on true events, for 2017

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Top Bio-Pic Movies in theaters, 2017

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1. On Wings of Eagles (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, History, Sport

Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.

Directors: Stephen Shin, Michael Parker | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Shawn Dou, Jesse Kove, Bruce Locke

Votes: 473

2. Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

47 Metascore

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Director: Michael Carney | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Jon Voight

Votes: 3,498 | Gross: $6.42M

3. The Case for Christ (2017)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama

50 Metascore

An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.

Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Frankie Faison, Robert Forster

Votes: 5,957 | Gross: $14.68M

4. Mully (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.

Director: Scott Haze | Stars: Charles Mully, Esther Mully, Isaac Mulli, Ndondo Mulli

Votes: 171

5. Steve McQueen: American Icon (2017)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

Steve McQueen truly is an American Icon. One of America's most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he "is still the King of Cool" according to Esquire Magazine-50 years after the zenith ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Erwin, Ben Smallbone | Stars: Stan Barrett, Mel Gibson, Barbara Leigh, Steve McQueen

Votes: 120 | Gross: $1.23M

6. Dunkirk (2017)

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

94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 432,991 | Gross: $188.37M

7. All Saints (2017)

PG | 108 min | Drama

63 Metascore

When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: John Corbett, Cara Buono, Myles Moore, Barry Corbin

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $5.80M

8. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

40 Metascore

An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival...."

Director: Scott Waugh | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont, Kale Culley

Votes: 4,161

9. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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

Votes: 171,472 | Gross: $174.34M

10. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 6,928 | Gross: $5.68M



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