Biography Movies
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
IMDb: 6.2
91

A chronicle biopic of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including depictions of his difficult debut as a player, his deep rifts with some of his coaches, his…

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Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)
IMDb: 6.7
95

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

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Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo (2004)
IMDb: 6.7
136

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest…

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Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
IMDb: 8.1
121

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…

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004)
IMDb: 7.5
170

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)
IMDb: 5.6
175

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any…

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Something the Lord Made (2004)
IMDb: 8.2
110

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)
IMDb: 5.4
117

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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Cinderella Man (2005)

Cinderella Man (2005)

Cinderella Man (2005)
IMDb: 8.0
144

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially…

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Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)
IMDb: 7.0
123

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to…

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)
IMDb: 7.3
136

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

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Gridiron Gang (2006)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Gridiron Gang (2006)
IMDb: 6.9
125

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

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Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)
IMDb: 7.6
103

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way…

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
IMDb: 8.0
117

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)
IMDb: 8.1
148

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live…

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American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)
IMDb: 7.8
157

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so…

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Changeling (2008)

Changeling (2008)

Changeling (2008)
IMDb: 7.7
141

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, the police captain has her…

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Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)
IMDb: 8.0
106

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)
IMDb: 7.0
140

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the…

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Creation (2009)

Creation (2009)

Creation (2009)
IMDb: 6.7
108

A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book “On the Origin…

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The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
IMDb: 7.2
95

Irena Sendler is a Catholic social worker who has sympathized with the Jews since her childhood, when her physician father died of typhus contracted while treating poor Jewish patients. When…

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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)
IMDb: 7.6
129

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman…

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
IMDb: 7.7
86

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
IMDb: 8.1
93

A drama based on the true story of a college professor’s bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

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Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love (2010)
IMDb: 5.8
133

Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found…

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127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours (2010)

127 Hours (2010)
IMDb: 7.5
94

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network (2010)
IMDb: 7.7
121

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…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)
IMDb: 8.5
113

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.

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Unconditional (2012)

Unconditional (2012)

Unconditional (2012)
IMDb: 7.2
92

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood…

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 Years a Slave (2013)
IMDb: 8.1
134

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon…

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The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013)
IMDb: 7.8
126

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

3096 Days (2013)

3096 Days (2013)

3096 Days (2013)
IMDb: 6.5
111

A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.

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The Grandmaster (2013)

The Grandmaster (2013)

The Grandmaster (2013)
IMDb: 6.6
130

Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the…

Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor (2013)
IMDb: 7.5
121

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy…

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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
IMDb: 8.2
180

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.

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Heaven Is for Real (2014)

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

Heaven Is for Real (2014)
IMDb: 5.8
99

The true story of the 4-year old son of a small-town pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. When he awakes, he recounts his experiences on…

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Son of God (2014)

Son of God (2014)

Son of God (2014)
IMDb: 5.7
138

The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

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The Theory of Everything (2014)

The Theory of Everything (2014)

The Theory of Everything (2014)
IMDb: 7.7
123

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…

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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
IMDb: 6.2
118

When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to…

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The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014)
IMDb: 8.0
113

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…

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