Best Biography Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Biography Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: inspirational, motivational, dramatic, interesting, realistic and thought provoking. Plot: storytelling, mentor, runaway, redemption, destiny, friendship, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, courage and motivation. Genre: Biography, Drama and History. Country: USA, UK and Germany.
Best Biography Movies
Best Biography Movies
TOP Movies: A Beautiful Mind (2001), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Ford v Ferrari (2019), The Social Network (2010), Schindler's List (1993), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The King's Speech (2010), The Theory of Everything (2014), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), The Imitation Game (2014), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Goodfellas (1990), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019), Hidden Figures (2016), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Into the Wild (2007), The Pianist (2002), Awakenings (1990).

List of Best Movies

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, touching, cerebral, motivational, emotional ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, schizophrenia, genius, paranoia, insanity, mathematician, obsession, prodigy, scientist, nobel prize, imaginary friend ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, stockholm sweden ...
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 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 392K
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, exciting, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: racecar driver, car race, car, race, talented, ambition, rise to the top, race car, desire for fame, friendship, auto mechanic, driver ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: entrepreneur, business, computer genius, facebook, programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, social relations, inventions and discoveries, computer, geek, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: harvard university, california, usa, san francisco, massachusetts ...
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, violence, against humanity, wartime, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, rags to riches, human spirit, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, down on your luck, homeless, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, uplifting, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: british royal family, world war two, british history, stuttering, royal family, disability, unlikely friendships, historical character, king of england, politics, husband wife relationship, british monarchy ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 50s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, london, europe, buckingham palace ...
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disability, genius, love, cambridge university, handicapped, prodigy, fall in love, against the odds, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, physicist, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sad, tragic ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, musician, aids, music, singer, rock band, fame, friendship between men, musician's life, rock concert, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, future, year 1970 ...
Place: england, atlanta georgia, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany ...
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: cynical, clever, motivational, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: corruption, business, wall street, money, rise and fall, wealth, stock market, stock broker, rags to riches, addiction, american dream, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, geneva switzerland, usa, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, loyalty, human animal relationship, loss of friend, loneliness, life & death, pets, friends, death, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, captivating, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, genius, mathematics, inventor, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, ambition, computer, invention, mathematician, gay, code breaking ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 1920s ...
Place: england, poland, germany, europe, united kingdom ...
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, captivating, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, prodigy, master criminal, creativity, race against time, adventure, rise and fall, crimes, deception, fbi, adaptation, impostor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: new orleans, san francisco, boston, usa, atlanta georgia ...
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 8.7
 1.2M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, suspense, realistic, epic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, drugs, cosa nostra, robbery, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1978, year 1963, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, florida, usa, bronx new york city ...
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Malawi
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
Style: motivational, rough, disturbing, inspirational, factual ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: farming, hunger, school, childhood, destiny, teenage boy, rain, teacher, bicycle, school expulsion, chief, black history ...
Place: africa
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 7.8
 231K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, factual, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, nasa, mathematics, space program, african american, stereotypes, prejudice, sexism, discrimination, strong female character, african american woman, genius ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 50s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, usa, virginia
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 356K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, political, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: genocide, racism, war, against humanity, hotel, cruelty, ethnic conflict, politics, murder, un, war crime, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 623K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: emotional, harsh, bleak, heartbreaking, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, jewish, war, anti semitism, nazism, pianist, hunger, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944, year 1945 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 143K
Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, doctors and patients, hopes, illness, fighting illness, disability, patient, cure, catatonia, experimental drug ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1930s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, coming of age, suicide, female protagonist, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, insanity, psychiatric ward, psychology, friendship, borderline personality disorder, mental institution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 217K
I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Style: humorous, suspense, rough, ironic, absurd ...
Plot: abusive mother, figure skating, female protagonist, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, competition, abusive relationship, winter olympics, violence, abuse, battered woman, sexism ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: oregon, detroit, portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 152K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: inspirational, motivational, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: business, rags to riches, fast food, businessman, capitalism, salesman, ambition, betrayal, greed, fast food restaurant, mcdonald's restaurant, destiny ...
Time: 50s, year 1940, year 1984, 20th century, year 1954 ...
Place: america, usa, california, beverly hills, phoenix arizona ...
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 7.3
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, emotional, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, artist, art, disability, painting, lifestyle, lesbian, bohemian life, life, female protagonist, loneliness, adultery ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, paris france, mexico city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 8.1
 470K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disability, friendship, friendship between men, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, handicapped, french, human relationship, culture clash, friends, disabled person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.6
 333K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: inspirational, touching, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: american football, life, adoption, christian, interracial relations, human spirit, football, rising to stardom, parents and children, life philosophy, fish out of water, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, mississippi, memphis, california
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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, clever, inspirational, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: mathematics, genius, scientist, mathematician, imagination, culture clash, science, philosophy, self discovery, life, transformation, university student ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, pre world war one, year 1976, post world war one ...
Place: england, india, bombay india
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, compassionate, depressing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: aids, transsexual, drugs, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, casual sex, treatment, gay slur, gay, hiv, hiv positive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, tokyo, amsterdam ...
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 8.2
 489K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: road movie, uplifting, feel good, funny, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: racism, travel, interracial friendship, road trip, friendship, journey, racial prejudice, racial slur, on the road, musician, dignity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, america, birmingham alabama, kentucky ...
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