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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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A Man for All Seasons (1966)
A Man for All Seasons (1966) 2.98/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA rating: G
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Actors: Orson Welles, John Hurt, Paul Scofield
Plot: The struggle of Thomas More to stand up to the corrupt king as a divorce is decreed and rejected.


The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) 2.77/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Comedy
MPAA rating: R
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton
Plot: A comical biography of Larry Flynt's life, the birth of Husler Magazine and his battle for free speech in America.


Motorcycle Diaries, The ( Diarios de motocicleta ) (2004)
Motorcycle Diaries, The ( Diarios de motocicleta ) (2004) 2.89/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Biography
MPAA rating: R
Director: Walter Salles
Actors: Gael Garcia Bernal, Jean Pierre Noher, Mercedes Mor
Plot: A man goes on an adventure as he travels South American on his motorcycle with a friend. Based on the early diaries of Che


Becket (1964)
Becket (1964) 3.00/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Glenville
Actors: Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud
Plot: Based on the historical clash between Henry II and Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, this story shows how badly nepotism can actually go when one can't fire an appointee. Henry needs to appoint a replacement to the recently deceased Archbishop and, in an effort to bring the Church and his monarchy into closer alignment (with his direction, of course), Henry appoints his old friend to the post. Things go wrong when Becket pursues the will of God instead of his King's.


Lion (2016)
Lion (2016) 3.08/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Garth Davis
Actors: Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman
Plot: As a five-year-old, young Saroo finds himself alone on the bustling streets of Calcutta, separated from his family and far from home. After surviving many hardships, he finds himself adopted by an Australian couple. Fast-forward 25 years and he is ready to make the journey to track down his lost family.


Temple Grandin (2010)
Temple Grandin (2010) 3.02/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Mick Jackson
Actors: Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, David Strathairn
Plot: Biopic of Temple Grandin - an autistic woman who overcame disadvantages brought on by her condition early in life to become a Ph.D in the field of animal husbandry.


Shine (1996)
Shine (1996) 2.92/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Scott Hicks
Actors: Geoffrey Rush, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd
Plot: Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, this delightful movie charts the early and traumatic early years. Telling the story in flashback we see David as he grows up and into a child prodigy while his father abuses him and his siblings with the memory of his childhood in Europe and the loss of his family in the concentration camps. David finally breaks away from his father and goes away to study overseas, he later suffers a breakdown and returns to Australia and a life in an institution. Many years later he is released and through several twists of fate (in reality even more unlikely than film portrays) he starts playing a piano in a bar before finally returning to the concert hall


American Splendor (2003)
American Splendor (2003) 2.93/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Biography
MPAA rating: R
Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Actors: Paul Giamatti, Harvey Pekar, Earl Billings
Plot: A file clerk finds success writing comics about an everyday man that people seem to enjoy reading about because of the real people he creates.


Christiane F. (1981)
Christiane F. (1981) 3.08/4 Add to movie list

Language: German
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Uli Edel
Actors: Natja Brunckhorst, Thomas Haustein, Jens Kuphal
Plot: A teen living in 1970s Berlin finds herself drawn into the world of drugs and disco via a series of recorded tapes she made.


Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) 2.96/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA rating: NR
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Actors: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine
Plot: A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

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