Autobiography movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant autobiography movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, touching, psychological, serious and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with autobiography, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, death, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, hospital, female nudity, male nudity and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
autobiography movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as autobiography: Endless Poetry (2016), Blue (1993), Dangal (2016), Torrey Pines (2016), Burn After Reading (2008), The Railway Man (2013), Antwone Fisher (2002), 700 Sundays (2014), Patients (2016), Desert Flower (2009).

List of autobiography movies

The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016)
Genre: Biography
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The film tells the life story of its director, Jan Nemec, one of the most known and important filmmakers of Czech New Wave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: autobiography, female nudity, film festival, narcissism, filmmaker, delusion, actor playing himself, emigration, filmmaking, cabriolet, egocentrism, airport ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 60s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: cannes
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Endless Poetry (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Chile, UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.
Style: sexy, captivating, light, sincere, touching
Plot: autobiography, gay, surrealism, family relations, piano, male nudity, sex scene, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), history of chile, poet, poetry ...
Time: 1940s
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, autobiography, death, gender, infidelity, church, private detective, storytelling, obsession, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
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Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK, Australia, Kenya, Namibia, India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Style: inspirational, intense, lyrical, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: sport, female empowerment, athlete, parent child relationship, coach, small town, wrestler, training, autobiography, determination, olympics, endurance ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 90s
Place: india, israel
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Torrey Pines (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. Raised by a schizophrenic single ...
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: mother son relationship, coming of age, road trip, autobiography, hallucination, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, paranoia, gender identity, gay interest, mother child relationship, psychosis
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, funny, tragicomedy ...
Plot: paranoia, blackmail, espionage, stupidity, divorce, disorder, escapades, autobiography, satire, crime, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., seattle washington, seattle
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The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: captivating, intense, emotional, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, introspection, captivity, track down, autobiography, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, year 1980, 1940s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, japan, england
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, therapy, african american, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, demotion, thanksgiving, navy, anger, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new jersey
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700 Sundays (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 700 Sundays, legendary comedian and actor Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family ...
Style: humorous, realistic, talky, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: actor's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, youth, coming of age, parents and children, autobiography, stand up comedian, childhood, performer's life, musician, vulgarity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Patients (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a serious sport accident in a swimming pool, Ben, now an incomplete quadriplegic, arrives in a rehabilitation center. He meets with other handicapped persons (tetraplegics, paraplegics, traumatized crania), all victims of accidents, as well as ...
Style: psychological, touching, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, humorous
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, re-education, disabled person, autobiography, rehabilitation center, doctor, suicide attempt, hospital, swimming pool, basketball team, paraplegic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
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Desert Flower (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: model, fighting the system, life is a bitch, fashion, un, feminism, supermodel, human spirit, introspection, injustice, immigrants, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997
Place: somalia, africa, europe, england, london
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Yuli (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. ...
Plot: dance school, little boy, dancing, father son relationship, emigration, actor playing himself, autobiography, ballet school, rainstorm, watching television, flashback, photograph
Place: london, cuba
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Pilules Bleues (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The shy comic book writer JB meets the newly divorced young mother Laura at a party. Love magic rises. But Laura and her son Oscar are both HIV positive.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, humorous, contemplative, light
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single mother, autobiography, love, hiv positive, child, pills, mother son relationship, human immunodeficiency virus, condom, male nudity, hiv ...
Time: 2000s
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What War May Bring (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A theater projectionist's daughter is involved in the Resistance in WWII, but she doesn’t share his political involvement & only believes in passion. She follows the men she loves unconditionally, suffering betrayal and hardship.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, strong female presence, haunted by the past, saving a life, concentration camp, d day, deportation, world war one, cabaret, autobiography, nazi officer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: france, paris france
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Fleisch ist mein Gem?se (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, tragicomedy ...
Plot: music band, singer, musician's life, showbiz, sexual content, lifestyle, coming of age, love and romance, ambition, romance, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, europe
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The Life of Reilly (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Charles Nelson Reilly's biographic one-man play.
Style: touching, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, against the odds, introspection, lifestyle, prodigy, showbiz, dysfunctional family, actor's life, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, television, autobiography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, surprise ending
Plot: female protagonist, poker, court, poker game, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, card playing, fbi, club, arrest ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, school, hardcase students, mischievous children, boarding school life, family relations, social relations, disorder, village, rebellion, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s
Place: france, europe
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All Eyez on Me (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: rapper, hip hop, murder, music industry, police brutality, record company, interview, prison, autobiography, actor, female objectification, mother son conflict ...
Time: 20th century
Place: harlem, usa, los angeles, harlem manhattan new york city, oakland california ...
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The Truth (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan, Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, sincere
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mother, family, redemption, female protagonist, family relations, couples, autobiography, family problems, love, adaptation, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, psychological
Plot: abusive father, rehabilitation, absent mother, father son relationship, child protagonist, alcoholic father, forgiveness, alcoholics anonymous, group therapy, motel, autobiography, alcoholic ...
Time: year 1995, 1990s, year 2005, 2000s, 90s ...
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Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Style: touching, thought provoking, rough, captivating
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, pregnancy, nanny, infidelity, strongman, class differences, female protagonist, sea, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971
Place: mexico city, mexico
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Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, family relations, beach, comeback, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, christian, sport, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
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A Moment of Innocence (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological, absurd
Plot: filmmaking, police officer, autobiography, flowers, flower, winter, gun, marriage proposal, politics, dealing with death, redemption, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Dear Diary (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life.
Style: surreal, intellectual, satirical, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, midlife crisis, introspection, lifestyle, friendship, terminal illness, motorcycle, artists and showbiz, cancer, island, diary, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Jamilya (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film is based on the story of the same name by Soviet writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. It is set in a remote Kirghiz village during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). A young wife of a soldier, Djamilya, fell in love with Daniar, a wounded war ...
Plot: autobiography, love triangle, world war two, love, mountain, engagement, soviet, female director, homecoming, russian soldier, best friend, field ...
Place: russia
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Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Heironymus Merkin screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth and moral decay.
Style: absurd, cult film
Plot: autobiography, father child relationship, sex addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), surrealism, female nudity, merry go round, bed, film within a film, male nudity, beach, film projector ...
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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, rape, innocence lost, child rape, police, psychologist, stripper, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
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Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, art house, thought provoking, colourful ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, secret, childhood, death, psychology, friendship, death of husband, hospital ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s, 2010s
Place: spain, madrid, galicia, portugal
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Roma (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Joaquín Góñez, a novelist in his sixties recalls his emotions, his wild years in Buenos Aires, the memories of old friends, the meaning of loyalty and the intimate relationship with his mother, Roma.
Plot: writers, pianist, autobiography, obsession, piano lesson, funeral, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, male objectification, pubic hair, adultery, bare breasts ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 50s
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, madrid
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