Most Popular Biography Titles


1. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

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48 Metascore

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: 51,054 | Gross: $110.47M

2. The Post (2017)

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

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83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 11,606 | Gross: $42.12M

3. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

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75 Metascore

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 19,388 | Gross: $38.06M

4. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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77 Metascore

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: 18,170 | Gross: $11.65M

5. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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71 Metascore

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: 18,122 | Gross: $22.66M

6. American Crime Story (2016– )

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

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

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 50,502

7. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 36,342 | Gross: $20.55M

8. All the Money in the World (2017)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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72 Metascore

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris

Votes: 9,649 | Gross: $24.02M

9. Victoria (2016– )

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

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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, Nell Hudson, Tommy Knight, Daniela Holtz

Votes: 12,313

10. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama

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About John Callahan, who became paralyzed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

Votes: 38

11. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

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65 Metascore

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: 75,065 | Gross: $51.34M

12. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

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68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and his mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 4,231 | Gross: $1.58M

13. Narcos (2015– )

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

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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: 232,647

14. The Polka King (2017)

TV-14 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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65 Metascore

Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Directors: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky | Stars: Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jason Schwartzman, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 2,484

15. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,887 | Gross: $12.64M

16. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Family, History

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54 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine

Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $1.74M

17. The Irishman (2018)

Biography, Crime, Drama | Filming

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

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale

18. Thank You for Your Service (I) (2017)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, War

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68 Metascore

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Director: Jason Hall | Stars: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Joe Cole, Keisha Castle-Hughes

Votes: 3,424 | Gross: $9.47M

19. The Death of Stalin (2017)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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88 Metascore

Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Jason Isaacs, Rupert Friend

Votes: 4,481

20. Winchester (2018)

PG-13 | Biography, Fantasy, Horror | Completed

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson

21. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

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75 Metascore

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: 920,790 | Gross: $116.90M

22. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

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71 Metascore

WWII 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: 292,691 | Gross: $67.21M

23. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

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62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 14,649 | Gross: $6.50M

24. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010–2013)

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

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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.

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

Votes: 191,518

25. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

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74 Metascore

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: 137,150 | Gross: $169.39M

26. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

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66 Metascore

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 4,268 | Gross: $10.05M

27. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert in 1985.

Directors: Dexter Fletcher, Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Aidan Gillen, Mike Myers, Lucy Boynton

28. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 15,829 | Gross: $4.21M

29. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

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93 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 979,459 | Gross: $96.07M

30. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

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68 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 823,920 | Gross: $75.60M

31. The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

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54 Metascore

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Al Pacino, Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 2,445

32. Alias Grace (2017– )

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

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In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi

Votes: 9,772

33. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

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65 Metascore

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 to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 87,419 | Gross: $15.96M

34. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 5,874 | Gross: $0.49M

35. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

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, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant

36. Jungle (I) (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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48 Metascore

A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Thomas Kretschmann, Lily Sullivan

Votes: 19,863

37. Victoria & Abdul (2017)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

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58 Metascore

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 11,961 | Gross: $22.25M

38. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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89 Metascore

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: 819,882 | Gross: $46.84M

39. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

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

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49 Metascore

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 2,919 | Gross: $0.77M

40. The Lost City of Z (2016)

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

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78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 49,438 | Gross: $8.57M

41. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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73 Metascore

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: 482,490 | Gross: $18.35M

42. Borg McEnroe (2017)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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57 Metascore

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 5,596

43. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

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69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 148,886 | Gross: $51.69M

44. The Imitation Game (2014)

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

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73 Metascore

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: 562,210 | Gross: $91.13M

45. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 370,921 | Gross: $350.13M

46. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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81 Metascore

In 2006-7 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: 271,741 | Gross: $70.26M

47. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

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

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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

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

Votes: 21,271 | Gross: $17.45M

48. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

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66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 123,547 | Gross: $12.71M

49. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

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56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 11,596 | Gross: $17.27M

50. Churchill (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

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44 Metascore

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $1.24M