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Top Biography Movies

The Best Biography Movies of All Time are calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Biography List". The Top Biography Movies List is calculated daily.

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General, The (1998)
General, The (1998) 3.11/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Crime
MPAA rating: R
Director: John Boorman
Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley
Plot: Martin Cahill was an Irish folk hero and criminal - pulling off brazing robberies with his team. But soon he has trouble from not just the police and the IRA - but even from members of his own team.


Man on the Moon (1999)
Man on the Moon (1999) 2.74/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Comedy
MPAA rating: R
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti
Plot: The life and times of comedian Andy Kaufman.


John Adams (2008)
John Adams (2008) 2.97/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Tom Hooper
Actors: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane
Plot: HBO presents a 7 part miniseries based on David McCullough's popular book/biography of the second president of the United States. The series chronicles Adams' defense of the Boston Massacre offenders, his influence in writing the Declaration of Independence, his rise in politics through the vice presidency and presidency to his final days in retirement.


vie en rose, La ( môme, La ) (2007)
vie en rose, La ( môme, La ) (2007) 2.89/4 Add to movie list

Language: French
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Olivier Dahan
Actors: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Gérard Depardieu
Plot: Released in the USA 2007, and France in 2006, this movie tells the story of Edith Piaf (Marion Cotillard in an Oscar-worthy performance).


Antwone Fisher (2002)
Antwone Fisher (2002) 2.73/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Denzel Washington
Actors: Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Denzel Washington
Plot: Antwone Fisher, while serving in the navy, is forced to see a navy therapist after a violent outburst.


Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 2.84/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Musical/Biography
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Michael Curtiz
Actors: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Richard Whorf
Plot: A biography portraying the life of George Cohan as it follows him through his beginning singing and acting career to further down the line when he writes and dances in his own plays.


Out of Africa (1985)
Out of Africa (1985) 2.82/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Romance
MPAA rating: PG
Director: Sydney Pollack
Actors: Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Plot: A big game hunter lures a Danish Plantation Owner in Kenya into his passions for game and hunt while pulling her away from her husband.


Queen Christina (1933)
Queen Christina (1933) 3.14/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Actors: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith
Plot: The 17th Century Swedish monarch Queen Christina is beloved by the people and a loyal leader. Yet the one thing missing in her life is love. When she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, it will lead her to a decision whether to keep her throne or follow her heart.


The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) 2.90/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Biography
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Rob Epstein
Actors: Harvey Milk, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Kronenberg
Plot: A documentary focusing on gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk, his struggle and triumph getting elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and his assassination, along with Mayor George Moscone by Supervisor Dan White and the reaction to this heinous act.


Loving (2016)
Loving (2016) 3.06/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Jeff Nichols
Actors: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon
Plot: In 1958 Richard and Mildred Loving wed but the interracial couple finds their love facing the ultimate test when Virginia law finds them sentenced to prison.

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