Most Popular Biography Titles


1. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | Biography, Drama, Musical | Completed

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that 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: Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron

2. Alias Grace (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi

Votes: 4,849

3. 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 kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 221,679

4. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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75 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Eliza Coupe, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Kristen Bell

Votes: 1,884

5. Only the Brave (2017)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama

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72 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 4,799

6. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

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65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 35,512

7. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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77 Metascore

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Bojana Novakovic, Allison Janney

Votes: 595

8. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

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62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 5,124

9. The Post (2017)

Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

10. The Irishman (2018)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Filming

A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Anna Paquin, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Jesse Plemons

11. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

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73 Metascore

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 1,105

12. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

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56 Metascore

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, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 7,281 | Gross: $9.71M

13. 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 the holiday.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow

14. Thank You for Your Service (I) (2017)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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68 Metascore

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Director: Jason Hall | Stars: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer

Votes: 1,433

15. Victoria and Abdul (2017)

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

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57 Metascore

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 5,849

16. American Crime Story (2016– )

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

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An anthology series centering on history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson and Andrew Cunanan.

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Romeo Visca

Votes: 48,541

17. 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: 275,198 | Gross: $67.21M

18. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama

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74 Metascore

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 637

19. 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: 189,557

20. Birth of the Dragon (2016)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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35 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.

Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip Ng, Jingjing Qu

Votes: 2,704

21. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

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

Votes: 809,653 | Gross: $46.84M

22. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 30,915 | Gross: $1.54M

23. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 179 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: 906,027 | Gross: $116.90M

24. The Mercy (2017)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Colin Firth, Genevieve Gaunt

25. 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, Nell Hudson, Tommy Knight

Votes: 10,767

26. Backseat (2018)

Biography, Drama | Filming

The story of Dick Cheney, the most powerful Vice President in history, and how his policies changed the world as we know it.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bill Pullman, Steve Carell

27. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

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1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke

Votes: 3,894

28. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

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

6.9
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73 Metascore

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, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 5,178

29. My Friend Dahmer (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.8
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68 Metascore

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director: Marc Meyers | Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche, Zachary Davis Brown

Votes: 745

30. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 1,832

31. 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: 127,565 | Gross: $169.39M

32. 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: 965,606 | Gross: $96.07M

33. No Small Parts (2014– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

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No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 414

34. The Lost City of Z (2016)

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

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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: 43,687 | Gross: $8.57M

35. 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: 140,179 | Gross: $51.69M

36. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

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66 Metascore

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 1,322

37. Effie Gray (2014)

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

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54 Metascore

A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Emma Thompson

Votes: 2,890 | Gross: $0.34M

38. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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72 Metascore

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters

Votes: 360

39. 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: 265,097 | Gross: $70.26M

40. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 3,442

41. Megan Leavey (2017)

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

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66 Metascore

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, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 10,087 | Gross: $12.71M

42. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 1,489

43. LBJ (2016)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama

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54 Metascore

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Woody Harrelson, Bill Pullman, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 625

44. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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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: 813,974 | Gross: $75.60M

45. 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: 2,706

46. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 3,038

47. Versailles (2015– )

TV-MA | 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: Stuart Bowman, George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Evan Williams

Votes: 6,827

48. 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: 619,640 | Gross: $164.62M

49. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Family, History

7.2
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54 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine

Votes: 1,533

50. 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)

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

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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: 1,211