Biography Movies
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
IMDb: 6.2
91

A chronicle biopic of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including depictions of his difficult debut as a player, his deep rifts with some of his coaches, his…

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Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)
IMDb: 6.7
95

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

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Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)
IMDb: 7.2
129

Against formidable odds — and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy’s new, less prejudicial policies — Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy’s first African-American…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
IMDb: 6.5
75

In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, Joseph’s gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.

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Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)
IMDb: 7.6
124

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950’s. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the…

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
IMDb: 8.2
135

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

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)
IMDb: 7.4
123

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
IMDb: 8.1
141

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An…

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The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)
IMDb: 8.5
150

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing…

Luther (2003)

Luther (2003)

Luther (2003)
IMDb: 6.6
123

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Beyond the Sea (2004)
IMDb: 6.7
118

Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo (2004)
IMDb: 6.7
136

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest…

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The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004)
IMDb: 7.5
170

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)
IMDb: 5.6
175

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any…

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Something the Lord Made (2004)
IMDb: 8.2
110

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Walk the Line (2005)

Walk the Line (2005)

Walk the Line (2005)
IMDb: 7.8
136

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…

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Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)
IMDb: 7.0
123

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to…

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)
IMDb: 5.4
117

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)
IMDb: 7.3
136

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)
IMDb: 6.5
123

The retelling of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the…

Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)
IMDb: 7.6
103

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way…

Alpha Dog (2006)

Alpha Dog (2006)

Alpha Dog (2006)
IMDb: 6.9
122

Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He’s the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don’t go his…

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
IMDb: 8.0
117

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers (2007)
IMDb: 7.6
123

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

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American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)
IMDb: 7.8
157

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so…

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
IMDb: 6.7
115

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by…

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Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)
IMDb: 8.0
106

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
IMDb: 7.7
86

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)
IMDb: 7.0
140

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the…

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Invictus (2009)

Invictus (2009)

Invictus (2009)
IMDb: 7.3
134

Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of…

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The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)
IMDb: 7.6
129

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman…

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Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
IMDb: 8.1
93

A drama based on the true story of a college professor’s bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

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Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love (2010)
IMDb: 5.8
133

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found…

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127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours (2010)
IMDb: 7.5
94

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network (2010)
IMDb: 7.7
121

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The British Guide to Showing Off (2011)

The British Guide to Showing Off (2011)

The British Guide to Showing Off (2011)
IMDb: 6.6
98

Documentary about British artist Andrew Logan as he attempts to put on the 2009 edition of his Alternative Miss World. The film also presents a history of the contest (which…

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The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)
IMDb: 8.5
113

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

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The Dig (2021)

The Dig (2021)

The Dig (2021)
IMDb: 7.1
112

As WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate…

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More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)

More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021)
IMDb: 7.8
90

The Oscar nominated actor best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi, left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his much-too-brief time here on earth. Tracing his journey from…

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Madame Claude (2021)

Madame Claude (2021)

Madame Claude (2021)
IMDb: 5.5
112

Paris, the late 1960s. Madame Claude is at the head of a flourishing business dedicated to prostitution that gives her power over both the french political and criminal worlds. But…

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