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: 129,834

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

Votes: 68,153

Mank (2020)
8.0
80 metascore

Mank (2020)

R | 131 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941).

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

Votes: 1,195

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: 80,305

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: 1,162,825 | Gross: $116.90M

For Life (2020– )

TV-14 | Biography, Crime, Drama

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick

Votes: 2,691

Hamilton (2020)
8.6
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: 47,940

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: 275,640 | Gross: $117.62M

Diego Maradona (2019)
7.7
78 metascore

Diego Maradona (2019)

TV-14 | 130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Pelé, Diego Maradona, Dalma Maradona, Claudia Villafañe

Votes: 12,173

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: 347,972

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: 232,653 | Gross: $174.34M

The Irishman (2019)
7.9
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: 314,883 | Gross: $7.00M

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: 220,556

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: 1,006,578 | Gross: $46.84M

Dark Waters (2019)
7.6
73 metascore

Dark Waters (2019)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman

Votes: 53,130

Selena: The Series (2020– )

TV-PG | Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

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

Stars: Rico Aragon, Luis Bordonada, Jesse Posey, Christian Serratos

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: 1,199,265 | Gross: $96.90M

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: 84,576

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: 357,627 | Gross: $85.08M

Stardust (II) (2020)
3.6
36 metascore

Stardust (II) (2020)

Unrated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Stardust will chronicle the young David Bowie's first visit to the US in 1971 - a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Johnny Flynn, Marc Maron, Jena Malone, Derek Moran

Votes: 418

The Iron Lady (2011)
6.4
54 metascore

The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 102,365 | Gross: $30.02M

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
7.3
80 metascore

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson

Votes: 56,476 | Gross: $61.70M

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: 130,468 | Gross: $96.37M

The Favourite (2018)
7.5
91 metascore

The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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: 168,252 | Gross: $34.37M

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: 125,097 | Gross: $56.51M

Snowden (2016)
7.3
58 metascore

Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 135,574 | Gross: $21.59M

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: 427,435 | Gross: $67.21M

Papillon (I) (2017)
7.2
51 metascore

Papillon (I) (2017)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan

Votes: 52,414 | Gross: $2.34M

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: 363,761 | Gross: $75.61M

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
6.8
55 metascore

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

TV-MA | 101 min | Biography, Comedy

In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Douglas Kenney.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Frank Gingerich, Morgan Gingerich, Annette O'Toole, Harry Groener

Votes: 13,615

Radioactive (2019)
6.2
56 metascore

Radioactive (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Yvette Feuer, Mirjam Novak, Ralph Berkin

Votes: 7,140

Richard Jewell (2019)
7.5
68 metascore

Richard Jewell (2019)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

After foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics security guard Richard Jewell is an instant hero, however when the FBI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the bombing his life becomes a nightmare.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley, Ryan Boz

Votes: 55,756

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: 355,739 | Gross: $70.26M

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: 78,533

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
8.0
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: 441,754 | Gross: $216.43M

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: 950,689 | Gross: $75.60M

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: 617,314 | Gross: $96.96M

Zappa (2020)
7.9
76 metascore

Zappa (2020)

Not Rated | 129 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Gail Zappa

Votes: 195

The Sound of Music (1965)
8.0
63 metascore

The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 200,869 | Gross: $163.21M

12 Years a Slave (2013)
8.1
96 metascore

12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 632,711 | Gross: $56.67M

The Great (2020– )

TV-MA | 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: 14,318

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: 838,717 | Gross: $170.74M

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. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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

Votes: 815,657 | Gross: $164.62M

The Act (2019– )

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

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, AnnaSophia Robb, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 18,330

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: 118,087 | Gross: $47.84M

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: 807

Molly's Game (2017)
7.4
71 metascore

Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 138,747 | Gross: $28.78M

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: 413,916 | Gross: $45.06M

American Gangster (2007)
7.8
76 metascore

American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 387,936 | Gross: $130.16M

The Queen (2006)
7.3
91 metascore

The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 103,462 | Gross: $56.44M

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