Most Popular Biography TV Series/TV Mini-Series


1. 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: 2,663

2. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )

Documentary, Biography, Drama | Post-production

The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.

Stars: Matt Whelan, Ian Bell, Adam Jonas Segaller, Emmett Skilton

3. American Crime Story (2016– )

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

8.5
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An 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: 38,164

4. Narcos (2015– )

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

8.9
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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

Votes: 176,445

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

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

8.6
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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: 181,858

6. Victoria (2016– )

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

8.3
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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: 6,719

7. Sun Records (2017– )

44 min | Biography, Music

7.4
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A recreation from one of the world's greatest jam sessions. On December 4th, 1956 Carl Perkins' career was flying high from his hit "Blue Suede Shoes." New to the scene, Jerry Lee Lewis is ... See full summary »

Stars: Keir O'Donnell, Chad Michael Murray, Margaret Anne Florence, Drake Milligan

Votes: 309

8. Medici: Masters of Florence (2016– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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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: 4,708

9. Versailles (2015– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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: 4,699

10. Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015– )

TV-14 | 27 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant ... See full summary »

Stars: Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, Kristine Nielsen, David Strathairn

Votes: 1,454

11. Gangland Undercover (2015– )

42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A gritty fact based drama series that tells the astonishing story of a drug dealer who was arrested then given a desperate ultimatum: serve over 20 years in jail, or go undercover inside ... See full summary »

Stars: Damon Runyan, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Ian Matthews, Ari Cohen

Votes: 2,101

12. The New Edition Story (2017– )

120 min | Biography

9.1
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Chronicles the ups and downs of legendary music group New Edition from their humble beginnings in Boston to individual solo success and everything in between.

Stars: Bryshere Y. Gray, Keith Powers, Elijah Kelley, Algee Smith

Votes: 1,679

13. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

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

8.6
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 97,249

14. Genius (2017– )

43 min | Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

The series will explore how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life yet managed to go on to develop the theory of relativity.

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

15. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 63,793

16. Muhtesem Yüzyil (2011–2014)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".

Stars: Halit Ergenç, Selen Ozturk, Meryem Uzerli, Gürbey Ileri

Votes: 11,080

17. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 21,128

18. Borgia (2011– )

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 4,455

19. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 12,379

20. Harley and the Davidsons (2016– )

Biography

8.3
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Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michiel Huisman, Bug Hall, Robert Aramayo, Annie Read

Votes: 1,928

21. The Durrells in Corfu (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 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: Anna Savva, Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker

Votes: 1,779

22. Tut (2015– )

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A miniseries concentrating on the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Avan Jogia, Sibylla Deen, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 5,917

23. Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012– )

TV-MA | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.6
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The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Leonardo Acosta, Jimmy Vasquez, David Guerrero

Votes: 2,017

24. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 17,917

25. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.9
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Chuck D., Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing, Jalen Rose

Votes: 3,042

26. Urban Myths (2017– )

22 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.9
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Our "Urban Myths" are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban folklore. But are they true? We take a slightly tongue in cheek, mischievous -- and ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Aidan Gillen, Margaret Clunie, Tim Stern

Votes: 157

27. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,128

28. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Ressurection, JESUS OF NAZARETH brings to life all the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 13,720

29. I, Claudius (1976– )

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 11,813

30. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015– )

TV-MA | Biography

7.0
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A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kelli Garner, Embeth Davidtz, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 1,064

31. Bonnie & Clyde (2013– )

TV-14 | 240 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on ... See full summary »

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 3,720

32. Carlos (2010– )

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 10,751 | Gross: $0.15M

33. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009– )

150 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.6
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Based on the diary of a teenage girl in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.

Stars: Kate Ashfield, Geoffrey Breton, Ron Cook, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 2,244

34. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Cherie Lunghi, D. Joshua Taylor, Ken Rogers

Votes: 974

35. Juana Inés (2016– )

Biography

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This series dramatizes the life of Juana Inés de la Cruz, a renowned writer, nun, and influential political figure in 17th-century Mexico.

Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Hernan Del Riego, Lisa Owen, Arantza Ruiz

Votes: 168

36. Shaka Zulu (1986– )

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,136

37. Evil Lives Here (2016– )

Biography, Reality-TV

8.2
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A TV series where individuals share their perspectives of loved ones who performed horrific acts of crime

Stars: Ava Briglia, Amaya Press, Tim Rerucha, Adeleen Rosner

Votes: 96

38. The Virgin Queen (2005– )

237 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,089

39. TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (2017– )

Biography

After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. He became an American hero.

Stars: Adriana DeMeo, Donnell E. Smith, Akeem Browder, Deion Browder

40. Sybil (1976)

198 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities.

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Votes: 5,354

41. The Great Train Robbery (2013– )

180 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Jack Roth, Paul Anderson, Luke Evans

Votes: 1,908

42. Fleming (2014– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Lara Pulver, Samuel West, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 3,830

43. Celia (2015– )

53 min | Biography

8.2
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She dared to challenge the status quo in a time where salsa music was only a white-male territory. For the first time, the details of an amazing life will be told through a powerful drama ... See full summary »

Stars: Carolina Gaitan, Amanda Pepper, Amanda Pepper, Barbara Scolaro

Votes: 191

44. Total Divas (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Reality-TV

6.7
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Follow the lives of the WWE divas in their work and relationships.

Stars: Brianna Garcia, Nicole Garcia, Natalie Eva Marie, Natalie Neidhart

Votes: 1,344

45. Elvis (2005– )

173 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley (Rhys Meyers), from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

Stars: Antonia Bernath, Jack Noseworthy, Robert Patrick, Camryn Manheim

Votes: 3,134

46. Elizabeth I (2005– )

TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 5,324

47. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001– )

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 1,742

48. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.8
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Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Craig Sechler, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,517

49. Houdini (2014)

TV-14 | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

Stars: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 9,275

50. The Temptations (1998– )

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 3,171