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2. La Vie en Rose (2007)
PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.
Votes: 78,655 | Gross: $10.30M
3. Christine (2016)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Christine Chubbuck, a 1970s TV reporter struggling with depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career.
Votes: 11,766 | Gross: $0.30M
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography
Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »
Votes: 299 | Gross: $0.03M
6. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."
7. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.
Votes: 6,485 | Gross: $0.43M
9. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 19,531 | Gross: $0.65M
11. Orlando (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,622 | Gross: $5.29M
Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.
Votes: 3,188 | Gross: $0.34M
13. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,123 | Gross: $1.81M
14. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 219,244 | Gross: $119.52M
15. Tom of Finland (2017)
Not Rated | 117 min | Biography, Drama
Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.
Votes: 4,668 | Gross: $0.38M
16. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 31,991 | Gross: $0.49M
20. Close-Up (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 13,176 | Gross: $0.00M
22. Bergman Island (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
All three documentaries were mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This was the first time ever that a filmmaker had access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in ... See full summary »
23. An Angel at My Table (1990)
R | 158 min | Biography, Drama
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,077 | Gross: $1.05M
24. Mr. Gaga (2015)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.
Votes: 755 | Gross: $0.17M
25. Chop Suey (2001)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography
A homage to Bruce Weber's Favourite things, these being mixing film, photography and classic movies. With portraits of a lesbian jazz singer and a 16 year old wrestler.
Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.18M
26. Let's Get Lost (1988)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »
27. David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography
Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.
Votes: 4,406 | Gross: $0.17M
28. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.
31. My Dinner with Hervé (2018 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 110 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.
33. The Favourite (2018)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Votes: 136,276 | Gross: $34.24M
34. My Name Is Anna Magnani (1980)
105 min | Documentary, Biography
Traces the life of Anna Magnani, her creations, her successes, her triumphs, her boycotted career, her nonconformism, her anxieties, her generosity - Punctuated with photos that tell her ... See full summary »
35. Burden (IV) (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography
A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art.
Votes: 234 | Gross: $0.02M