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

The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

Votes: 163,433

Rocketman (I) (2019)
7.3
69 metascore

Rocketman (I) (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: 148,053 | Gross: $96.37M

Selena: The Series (2020–2021)

TV-PG | 40 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Late Tejano singer Selena as her dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer's journey to success.

Stars: Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez

Votes: 3,393

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
7.5
85 metascore

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

R | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.

Director: Shaka King | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback

Votes: 46,402

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: 1,221,884 | Gross: $116.90M

Mank (2020)
6.9
79 metascore

Mank (2020)

R | 131 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 60,084

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: 367,409

Halston (2021)

TV-MA | Biography, Drama

It tracks Halston as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that's synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Dayan, David Pittu, Krysta Rodriguez

Votes: 1,710

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
7.9
49 metascore

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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

The story of the legendary British 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: 467,890 | Gross: $216.43M

Schindler's List (1993)
8.9
94 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: 1,235,020 | Gross: $96.90M

Above Suspicion (2019)
5.6
48 metascore

Above Suspicion (2019)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The story that lead to the first conviction for murder of an FBI agent.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston, Sophie Lowe, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 3,352

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: 226,139

Rush (I) (2013)
8.1
74 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: 441,942 | Gross: $26.95M

The Dig (2021)
7.1
73 metascore

The Dig (2021)

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

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

Director: Simon Stone | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn

Votes: 54,641

Percy Vs Goliath (2020)
6.4
56 metascore

Percy Vs Goliath (2020)

PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Drama

A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Christopher Walken, Roberta Maxwell, Pathy Aiyar, Monique Alvarez

Votes: 460

Goodfellas (1990)
8.7
90 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: 1,041,538 | Gross: $46.84M

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: 449,962 | Gross: $67.21M

Ford v Ferrari (2019)
8.1
81 metascore

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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

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

Votes: 312,429 | Gross: $117.62M

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: 403,324 | Gross: $85.08M

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: 246,798 | Gross: $174.34M

Leonardo (2021– )

Not Rated | Biography, Drama, History

The series recounts Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary life through the works that made him famous, through the stories hidden within those works, revealing little by little the inner torment of a man obsessed with attaining perfection.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Matilda De Angelis, Freddie Highmore, James D'Arcy

Votes: 1,114

Hamilton (2020)
8.5
90 metascore

Hamilton (2020)

PG-13 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Director: Thomas Kail | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry

Votes: 64,133

Pam & Tommy

Biography, Drama, Romance | Pre-production

Follows the story of their relationship going back to their whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.

Stars: Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling

The Irishman (2019)
7.8
94 metascore

The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 337,706 | Gross: $7.00M

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: 379,060 | Gross: $75.61M

Sully (2016)
7.4
74 metascore

Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 244,504 | Gross: $125.07M

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020)

TV-14 | 54 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Set in 1980's and 90's Bombay, it follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights and his catastrophic downfall.

Stars: Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher, Anjali Barot

Votes: 97,974

Benedetta (2021)

Biography, Drama, History | Completed

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson

Braveheart (1995)
8.3
68 metascore

Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

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

Votes: 972,232 | Gross: $75.60M

American Crime Story (2016– )

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

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

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

Votes: 81,573

Into the Wild (2007)
8.1
73 metascore

Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 583,224 | Gross: $18.35M

The Social Network (2010)
7.7
95 metascore

The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 638,091 | Gross: $96.96M

I, Tonya (2017)
7.5
77 metascore

I, Tonya (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 188,645 | Gross: $30.01M

The King (I) (2019)
7.2
62 metascore

The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 94,392

The Pianist (2002)
8.5
85 metascore

The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 747,775 | Gross: $32.57M

Bombshell (I) (2019)
6.8
64 metascore

Bombshell (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow

Votes: 96,654

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
8.1
75 metascore

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 855,023 | Gross: $164.62M

Spotlight (I) (2015)
8.1
93 metascore

Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 430,350 | Gross: $45.06M

Fighting with My Family (2019)
7.1
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: 69,083 | Gross: $22.96M

The Great (2020– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 20,769

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
6.3
52 metascore

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne

Votes: 8,706

Ammonite (2020)
6.5
72 metascore

Ammonite (2020)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle

Votes: 9,651

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: 777,575 | Gross: $13.18M

Luis Miguel: The Series (2018– )

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

The series dramatizes the life story of Mexican superstar singer Luis Miguel, who has captivated audiences in Latin America and beyond for decades.

Stars: Diego Boneta, César Bordón, Gabriel Nuncio, Cesar Santana

Votes: 3,298

The Big Short (2015)
7.8
81 metascore

The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 375,532 | Gross: $70.26M

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
7.0
57 metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 39,985 | Gross: $17.45M

Hidden Figures (2016)
7.8
74 metascore

Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 206,285 | Gross: $169.61M

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
8.2
72 metascore

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 863,788 | Gross: $170.74M

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: 130,104 | Gross: $56.51M

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: 698,929 | Gross: $91.13M

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