Bio-Pic, Top Movies/TV- Dr. Diane Howard, Interviewer, Reviewer, Publicistby DrDianeHoward | created - 31 Dec 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), entertainment editor, selects top bio-pic movies (based on true events) for content and artistry, which contribute Good to our world (See https://sonomachristianhome.com/author/diane-howard/)
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1. On Wings of Eagles (2016)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
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, Bruce Locke, Jesse Kove, Shawn Dou
2. Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama
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: 8,422 | Gross: $6.42M
3. The Case for Christ (2017)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama
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: Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Frankie Faison
Votes: 9,680 | 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
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: Mel Gibson, Mel Novak, Gary Sinise, Barbara Leigh
Votes: 214 | Gross: $1.23M
6. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and 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: 682,543 | Gross: $188.37M
7. All Saints (2017)
PG | 108 min | Drama
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: 1,840 | Gross: $5.80M
8. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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
9. The Greatest Showman (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
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: 292,994 | Gross: $174.34M
10. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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: 17,476 | Gross: $5.68M
11. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter
12. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara
13. Jesus Revolution (2023)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
The true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California.
Directors: Jon Erwin, Brent McCorkle | Stars: Joel Courtney, Jonathan Roumie, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Anna Grace Barlow
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