Top Biography Movies


The Top Biography Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Biography List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Schindler's List

Year of Release: 1993
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall
Plot: Schindler (played by Liam Neeson) tries to save the Jews by bringing as many as he can to an ammunitions plant that may not produce any ammunition.

2. Raging Bull

Year of Release: 1980
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Nicholas Colasanto
Plot: A middle weight boxer, who is emotionally unstable, rises to the top over time, but takes a tumble as his life continues.

3. A Beautiful Mind

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Ed Harris
Plot: A genius mathematician takes a job as a code breaker during the cold war where he recluses himself to those around him, including his wife.

4. Amadeus

Year of Release: 1984
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham ., Elizabeth Berridge, Jeffrey Jones
Plot: Amadeus is an up and coming composer, but the powers that be never allow him to receive recognition, as told by Antonio Salieri, the man who claims he murdered Amadeus.

5. Walk the Line

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Mangold
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick, Ginnifer Goodwin
Plot: The Biography of music star Johnny Cash follows him as he spends time in the Korean War, to the time he spends in rehab in his later life.

6. Catch Me if You Can

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
Plot: An FBI agent meticulously tracks a young con artist who always seems to be one step ahead of him whether posing as an airline pilot, doctor, history professor or assistant attorney general.

7. Gandhi

Year of Release: 1982
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Attenborough
Actors: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Martin Sheen, Amrish Puri
Plot: The non-violent leader is shown first as he is a lawyer as he rises to fame for protests against the British. Biography.

8. Patton

Year of Release: 1970
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Actors: George C. Scott, Morgan Paull, Karl Malden, Stephen Young
Plot: A hard nosed controversial general is shown in this WW 2 movie about how to win battles and look good doing it.

9. Malcolm X

Year of Release: 1992
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Spike Lee
Actors: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Delroy Lindo
Plot: The life and times of Malcolm X: describes how he was raised, and became a common criminal. Then, reformed himself into what we now know him to be.

10. Bonnie and Clyde

Year of Release: 1967
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Arthur Penn
Actors: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman
Plot: The Story of the outrageous bank robbing couple and the romance they shared.

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