Best Biography TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Biography TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspense, factual and stylized. Plot: ambition, husband wife relationship, state affairs, politics, society, female nudity, female protagonist, rise to the top, power and woman. Genre: Biography, Drama and History. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Biography TV shows
Best Biography TV shows
TOP TV Shows: The Act (2019), Harley and the Davidsons (2016), Halston (2021), Alias Grace (2017), The Crown (2016), Tut (2015), American Crime Story (2016), Trust (2018), Feud: Bette and Joan (2017), Narcos (2015), John Adams (2008), The Loudest Voice (2019), Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019), Victoria (2016), Genius (2017), The Great (2020), Spartacus (2010), Mrs. America (2020), Pam & Tommy (2022), Wolf Hall (2015).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.9
 25K
The Act (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The ...
Style: suspense, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: overprotective parent, treatment, pretense, true crime, deception, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, fake illness, murder of mother, manipulation, court, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2015
Place: usa
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Harley and the Davidsons (2016)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, "Harley and the Davidsons" charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune ...
Style: factual, colourful, semi documentary, educational film
Plot: motorcycle, inventions and discoveries, inventor, best friends, fame, american history, engineer, historical figure, historical character, desire for fame, historical event, civil engineer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 14K
Halston (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: American fashion designer Halston skyrockets to fame before his life starts to spin out of control.
Style: factual, homoerotic, semi autobiographical, semi documentary, inspirational
Plot: fashion, gay relationship, designer, homosexual, gay, drug abuse, rise to the top, empire, drug use, rising to stardom, haute couture, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: america, new york
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 7.7
 32K
Alias Grace (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A ...
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: female prisoner, psychiatrist, female assassin, immigrants, life is a bitch, women in society, maid, murder investigation, mad woman, memory lapse, accused of murder, historical character ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: canada
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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
TV show
Story: This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.
Style: inspirational, feel good, thought provoking, captivating, emotional
Plot: rags to riches, entrepreneur, american dream, hair, social climbing, ambitious man, strong female lead, glory, ambition, woman, happy ending, destiny ...
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 8.7
 190K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: british royal family, royal family, british history, monarchy, queen, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, queen elizabeth ii, power, monarch, palace intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 70s, 80s
Place: england, buckingham palace, london
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 7.0
 8K
Tut (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tense ...
Plot: pharaoh, ancient egypt, ancient history, ambition, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, head of state, rivalry, royal family, dishonesty, ruler ...
Place: egypt
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American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, anthology, controversial
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, legal action, police, society, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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 7.5
 7K
Trust (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: wealthy family, kidnapping, mafia, investigation, family relations, greed, rescue, dishonesty, runaway, society, hopes, money ...
Time: year 1973
Place: italy, usa
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Feud: Bette and Joan (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 406 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actress, feud, movie star, jealousy, glory, woman, aging, family problems, workplace problem, loneliness ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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 8.8
 403K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealer, drug dealing, cartel, smuggling, master criminal, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, cia agent, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, miami ...
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 8.5
 32K
John Adams (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
TV show
Story: The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: american history, president, historical character, leadership, politics, lawyer, colonial america, human spirit, head of state, state affairs, freedom, army ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1790s
Place: usa, england, france, pennsylvania, paris france ...
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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (2015)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of Marilyn Monroe's family life and how she succeeded in hiding her most intimate secrets from the press and an invasive world.
Style: sexy, realistic, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, actor's life, family relations, parents and children, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, celebrity, mental disorder, historical figure, secret, family secret, life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: usa
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The Loudest Voice (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in his life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, impotence, infidelity, political corruption, ambition, fighting illness, political intrigue, state affairs, paranoia, corruption, sexual harassment ...
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Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Tracks the Wu-Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
Style: suspense, realistic, exciting, sincere
Plot: rapper, urban ghetto life, hip hop culture, hip hop, music, ambition, artists and showbiz, musician's life, social problems, life is a bitch, rise to the top, friends ...
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 8.2
 26K
Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, serious ...
Plot: british history, queen victoria, monarchy, royal family, royalty, european history, queen of england, queen, female protagonist, power, british monarchy, prime minister ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, london, united kingdom, buckingham palace
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 8.3
 18K
Genius (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series about famous geniuses with the first season charting how Albert Einstein unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe, and the second exploring the passionate nature and relentless creative drive of Pablo Picasso.
Style: melancholic, intellectual, inspirational, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: genius, physicist, adolescence vs adulthood, husband wife relationship, life, scientific discovery, intelligence, life & death, discovery, mind, painting, painter ...
Time: 1930s
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 8.2
 39K
The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: stylized, realistic, humorous, epic
Plot: royal court, king, queen, empress, royal family, russian empire, imperial russia, monarch, intrigue, ambition, rivalry, russian history ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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 8.6
 237K
Spartacus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, sexual, heroic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, ancient rome, roman empire, rebellion, ancient history, warrior, slavery, battles, swords and armor, sword fight, death, strong sexual content ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
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Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the two major police investigations by LAPD Detective Greg Kading into the deaths of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Style: factual, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: rapper, murder investigation, murder, conspiracy, police, corruption, friendship, police investigator, feud, uncover truth, cold case, police officer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
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 7.8
 11K
Mrs. America (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 458 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, aka “the sweetheart of the silent majority.”
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational
Plot: conservative, feminist, activist, politics, strong female character, society, workplace, protest, sexism, supportive coworker, women's rights, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 7.3
 25K
Pam & Tommy (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 340 min.
TV show
Story: This comedic series takes on the true story behind the release of the first ever viral video in history — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.
Plot: male nudity, sex tape, sexuality, female protagonist, love, male full rear nudity, male protagonist, life, celebrity, nudity (full frontal - brief), honeymoon, scandal ...
Time: 90s, year 1995
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 8.1
 11K
Wolf Hall (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the King dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The Pope and most of Europe oppose ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, factual, suspense ...
Plot: royal family, rise to the top, political intrigue, state affairs, ambition, manipulation, dishonesty, society, blind ambition, betrayal, politics, rise and fall ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A fast-break series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties — a team that defined an era, both on and off the court.
Plot: basketball, basketball team, breaking the fourth wall, life, journey, hollywood, career, champion, female nudity, training, coach, fan ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, year 1980, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 7.9
 6K
Fosse/Verdon (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a filmmaker and one of theater's most influential choreographers and directors; she was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together, they ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: choreographer, broadway, dancer, infidelity, dancing, actress, choreography, theatre director, dancer's life, backstage, relationship vs career, relationship problems ...
Place: new york
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 8.1
 5K
Three Girls (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. The drama explores how these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: rape, police investigation, sex trafficking, court case, human trafficking, child trafficking, sex slave, friendship, pakistani, working class, teenage girl, underage sex ...
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 8.1
 57K
Manhunt (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Style: suspense, neo noir, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, psychoanalysis, federal bureau of investigation, serial killer, mathematics, crime investigation, fbi, manhunt, homicide detective, true crime, investigation ...
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 7.6
 13K
Dickinson (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.
Style: scenic, captivating, atmospheric, inspirational, factual
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: women, lesbian interest, rebellious daughter, lgbt, female protagonist, poetry, longing, women's rights, love, father daughter relationship, sexual orientation, dream ...
Time: 19th century
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 7.7
 8K
For Life (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: confined, prisoner, wrongful conviction, lawyer, mind game, prison, vengeance, scheme, jail, confinement indoors, life sentence, jailed ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 12K
Houdini (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: seance, rise to the top, ambition, undercover, performer's life, artists and showbiz, espionage, couple relations, magic, wizards and magicians, husband wife relationship, magic show ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s
Place: usa, budapest, san francisco, new york, new jersey ...
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