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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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Papillon (1973)
Papillon (1973) 3.06/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Biography
MPAA rating: R
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Actors: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory
Plot: The true story of a man trying to escape from prison.

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Spotlight (2015)
Spotlight (2015) 3.27/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Actors: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams
Plot: The Boston Globe investigates the local Catholic Archdiocese and uncovers secrets long buried - a massive cover-up of child molestation that shakes the foundations of the Catholic church to its core.

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Lincoln (2012)
Lincoln (2012) 3.05/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones
Plot: Steven Spielberg's long-in-the-work biography of the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, as he presides over nation, and family, during the Civil War.

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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) 2.95/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG
Director: John Frankenheimer
Actors: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter
Plot: As an inmate at Leavenworth prison, Robert Stroud has a series of confrontations with the guards and with the other convicts. When Stroud kills a guard, he is sentenced to be executed, and only his mother's impassioned intervention gets his sentence commuted to life imprisonment, which he must serve in solitary confinement. As he serves out his sentence in boredom and despair, one day he finds a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard. Stroud soon takes a deep interest in caring for birds, which gives him a new purpose in life, but which also brings new conflicts with prison authorities.

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Cinderella Man (2005)
Cinderella Man (2005) 3.02/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
Plot: The Biography of James Braddock as he boxed his way through the depression to face off against boxing champion Max Baer.

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The Imitation Game (2014)
The Imitation Game (2014) 3.16/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Morten Tyldum
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance
Plot: The true life story of the English cryptanalyst, mathematician and logician Alan Turing. During WWII the Turing led a group of code breakers at a top secret facility in Bletchley Park during the darkest days of the war in order to crack the German's Enigma code.

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Midnight Express (1978)
Midnight Express (1978) 3.08/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Crime
MPAA rating: R
Director: Alan Parker
Actors: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins
Plot: Billy Hayes is a young American who is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. Although he is just a young man who made a dumb mistake, the Turkish government decides to make an example of him. He's given 30+ years in prison. The conditions are unbelievable. His lawyer and the American government are unable to help him.

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Moneyball (2011)
Moneyball (2011) 3.06/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Bennett Miller
Actors: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright
Plot: The Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane is low on money but high on ideas. Using the assistance of computer-generated analysis for his draft, he hopes to put together a standout team on a modest budget.

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Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The ( Scaphandre et le papillon, Le ) (2007)
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The ( Scaphandre et le papillon, Le ) (2007) 3.04/4 Add to movie list

Language: French
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Julian Schnabel
Actors: Max von Sydow, Marie-Josée Croze, Mathieu Amalric
Plot: The Biography an editor who is paralyzed in virtually 100% of the body.

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Blow (2001)
Blow (2001) 2.93/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Ted Demme
Actors: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Paul Reubens
Plot: A small time guy becomes a big time drug dealer in California. Based on the true story of George Jung who brought cocaine to the forefront of Hollywood.

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