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2. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Passed | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the czar, the czarina and Russia.
5. Kit Carson (1940)
Passed | 97 min | Biography, Romance, Western
Indian fighter, trapper and frontier scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train of settlers from Fort Bridger, along the Oregon Trail through Shoshone territory, to California which plans to secede from Mexico.
7. Incendiary Blonde (1945)
Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »
8. The Iron Curtain (1948)
Approved | 87 min | Biography, Crime, History
The story of Soviet cypher-clerk Igor Gouzenko who was posted to the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa,Canada in 1943 and defected in 1945 to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage activities directed against Canada.
9. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
10. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.
12. Prince of Players (1955)
Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama
A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President ... See full summary »
13. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)
Approved | 104 min | Biography, Musical
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. Soon, they've got several hits on Broadway, but De Sylva's ambition leads to friction ... See full summary »
15. Hannibal (1959)
103 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army.
16. Barabbas (1961)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
Barabbas, the criminal that Pontius Pilate induced the populace to vote to set free, so that Christ could be crucified, is haunted by the image of Jesus for the rest of his life.
17. Becket (1964)
PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.
18. The Dacians (1966)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.
19. Che! (1969)
PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that ... See full summary »
Votes: 807 | Gross: $5.45M
20. The Devils (1971)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
21. Ciao Manhattan (1972)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
CIAO! MANHATTAN parallels Andy Warhol Factory star Edie Sedgwick's glory days in the late 1960s through her inevitable downfall and the tragic addiction that would take her life only weeks after filming wrapped in 1971.
22. Lenny (1974)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama
The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
23. The Happy Hooker (1975)
R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy
Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent.... See full summary »
25. Bosko Buha (1978)
124 min | Biography, Drama, War
The movie is based on the true story about a group of children, barely teenagers, who joined Yugoslav Partizans after losing their families in WW2. At first, Partizans want to get rid of ... See full summary »
26. Hangar 18 (1980)
PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Sci-Fi
Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with a UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $6.00M
27. Banovic Strahinja (1981)
105 min | Action, Biography, Drama
In late 14th century medieval Serbia becomes the target of Ottoman invaders. One of their renegade gangs burns the castle and takes young wife of Banovic Strahinja, respected Serbian noble.... See full summary »
28. Another Way (1982)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »
29. Hajji Washington (1983)
98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A loyal and simple-minded statesman is appointed as the first Iranian ambassador in the U.S. but soon starts to lose his mind from homesickness and inaction.
30. Dreamchild (1985)
PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,375 | Gross: $1.22M
31. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
Votes: 25,977 | Gross: $54.22M
32. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Fantasy
"I'll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap," whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda's ear at the start of JANE B. PAR AGNES V. The director of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and ... See full summary »
34. Lacenaire (1990)
120 min | Biography, Drama
On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks ... See full summary »
35. The Lover (1992)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.
Votes: 17,867 | Gross: $4.90M
36. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 15,968 | Gross: $39.10M
37. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Votes: 3,419 | Gross: $1.57M
38. Farinelli (1994)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,996 | Gross: $2.12M
39. Rob Roy (1995)
R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.
Votes: 38,989 | Gross: $31.60M
40. Surviving Picasso (1996)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone), the only lover of Pablo Picasso (Sir Anthony Hopkins) who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.
Votes: 6,595 | Gross: $2.00M
41. Kundun (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Votes: 24,754 | Gross: $5.53M
43. The Insider (1999)
R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes (1968) exposé on Big Tobacco.
Votes: 152,316 | Gross: $28.97M
44. The Einstein of Sex (1999)
Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. ... See full summary »
45. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)
197 min | Biography, History
A portrait of the one of our greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period between 1901 and 1956. The film delves more into Ambedkar's life as a reformer, ... See full summary »
46. Word and Utopia (2000)
130 min | Biography, History