Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

When They See Us (2019– )

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Drama, History

Chronicles the true story of a notorious case of five black teenagers who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome

Votes: 17,651

Rocketman (2019)
7.7
69 metascore

Rocketman (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 31,248 | Gross: $66.76M

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
6.7
52 metascore

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother meets Ted Bundy.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 40,159

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
8.0
49 metascore

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 348,492 | Gross: $216.43M

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Action, Biography, Drama | Post-production

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal

Green Book (2018)
8.2
69 metascore

Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 208,254 | Gross: $85.08M

Fighting with My Family (2019)
7.2
68 metascore

Fighting with My Family (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Florence Pugh

Votes: 28,163 | Gross: $22.96M

The Professor and the Madman (2019)
7.4
25 metascore

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

124 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Director: Farhad Safinia | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 11,306

The Kid (II) (2019)
5.9
51 metascore

The Kid (II) (2019)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Western

The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: Jake Schur, Leila George, Chris Pratt, Dane DeHaan

Votes: 1,873 | Gross: $1.51M

The Act (2019– )

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

An anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, including a girl trying to escape her overprotective and abusive mother.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Calum Worthy, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 9,032

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
7.5
83 metascore

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Votes: 150,266 | Gross: $48.69M

Vice (I) (2018)
7.2
61 metascore

Vice (I) (2018)

R | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 74,192 | Gross: $47.84M

The Greatest Showman (2017)
7.6
48 metascore

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: 200,161 | Gross: $174.34M

Elisa & Marcela (2019)
6.3
33 metascore

Elisa & Marcela (2019)

113 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1901, Elisa Sanchez Loriga took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Marcela Gracia Ibeas.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Natalia de Molina, Greta Fernández, Sara Casasnovas, Tamar Novas

Votes: 828

Narcos (2015–2017)

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

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: 296,748

Spartacus (2010–2013)

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

The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 205,957

The Irishman (2019)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Post-production

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

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

The Favourite (2018)
7.6
90 metascore

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.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 117,152 | Gross: $34.24M

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
8.2
75 metascore

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 1,037,117 | Gross: $116.90M

The Dirt (2019)
7.0
39 metascore

The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Daniel Webber, Machine Gun Kelly

Votes: 27,315

Tolkien (2019)
7.0
48 metascore

Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, War

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 4,406 | Gross: $4.54M

The Highwaymen (2019)
7.0
58 metascore

The Highwaymen (2019)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch

Votes: 44,875

Goodfellas (1990)
8.7
89 metascore

Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, 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: 908,285 | Gross: $46.84M

Cleopatra (1963)
7.0
60 metascore

Cleopatra (1963)

G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown

Votes: 26,513 | Gross: $57.78M

American Crime Story (2016– )

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

An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 67,625

Schindler's List (1993)
8.9
93 metascore

Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,091,033 | Gross: $96.07M

Super 30 (2019)

Biography | Post-production

Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna.

Director: Vikas Bahl | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Pankaj Tripathi, Mrunal Thakur, Amit Sadh

Stockholm (I) (2018)
6.3
55 metascore

Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 2,363 | Gross: $0.27M

First Man (2018)
7.4
84 metascore

First Man (2018)

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

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 120,755 | Gross: $44.94M

Braveheart (1995)
8.4
68 metascore

Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 892,838 | Gross: $75.60M

Moneyball (2011)
7.6
87 metascore

Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 327,062 | Gross: $75.61M

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
6.3
60 metascore

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 24,140 | Gross: $16.47M

Fosse/Verdon (2019)

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

An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Aya Cash

Votes: 1,722

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
6.9
59 metascore

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston

Votes: 12,366 | Gross: $24.62M

Skin (V) (2018)
6.8
62 metascore

Skin (V) (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.

Director: Guy Nattiv | Stars: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall, Bill Camp

Votes: 713

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
8.1
71 metascore

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

World War II 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: 367,745 | Gross: $67.21M

Official Secrets (2019)
6.7
63 metascore

Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma

Votes: 130

American Made (2017)
7.2
65 metascore

American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

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: 131,514 | Gross: $51.34M

Tombstone (1993)
7.8
50 metascore

Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 115,233 | Gross: $56.51M

Victoria (2016– )

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

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, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tom Hughes

Votes: 18,345

The Revenant (2015)
8.0
76 metascore

The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 622,365 | Gross: $183.64M

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
8.3
100 metascore

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 243,385 | Gross: $44.82M

Rush (I) (2013)
8.1
75 metascore

Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 393,973 | Gross: $26.95M

All Is True (2018)
6.0
59 metascore

All Is True (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lolita Chakrabarti

Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.97M

The Intouchables (2011)
8.5
57 metascore

The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 678,357 | Gross: $13.18M

The Imitation Game (2014)
8.0
73 metascore

The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 621,675 | Gross: $91.13M

Medici (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Annabel Scholey, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Sarah Parish

Votes: 11,706

Beautiful Boy (I) (2018)
7.3
62 metascore

Beautiful Boy (I) (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Jack Dylan Grazer, Oakley Bull

Votes: 30,697 | Gross: $7.65M

Adrift (I) (2018)
6.6
56 metascore

Adrift (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 34,398 | Gross: $31.45M

Welcome to Marwen (2018)
6.1
40 metascore

Welcome to Marwen (2018)

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

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl

Votes: 9,217 | Gross: $10.76M

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