Biography Movies
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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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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Joseph (1995)

Joseph (1995)

Joseph (1995)
IMDb: 7.7
178

The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers’ favorite.

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
IMDb: 7.3
102

A high school basketball player’s life turns upside down after free-falling into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

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Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995)
IMDb: 8.3
178

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord’s soldiers. This leads the village to…

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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
IMDb: 7.3
130

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
IMDb: 7.1
136

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied…

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Donnie Brasco (1997)

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Donnie Brasco (1997)
IMDb: 7.7
127

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

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Selena (1997)

Selena (1997)

Selena (1997)
IMDb: 6.8
127

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her…

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Dangerous Beauty (1998)

Dangerous Beauty (1998)

Dangerous Beauty (1998)
IMDb: 7.2
111

Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica’s mother, Paola, teaches…

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Patch Adams (1998)

Patch Adams (1998)

Patch Adams (1998)
IMDb: 6.8
115

The true story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, who in the 1970s found that humor is the best medicine, and was willing to do just anything to make his patients…

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Gia (1998)

Gia (1998)

Gia (1998)
IMDb: 7.0
120

Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia…

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The Insider (1999)

The Insider (1999)

The Insider (1999)
IMDb: 7.8
158

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

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Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
IMDb: 7.5
118

A young transgender man explores his gender identity and searches for love in rural Nebraska.

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Man on the Moon (1999)

Man on the Moon (1999)

Man on the Moon (1999)
IMDb: 7.4
118

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

The Straight Story (1999)

The Straight Story (1999)

The Straight Story (1999)
IMDb: 8.0
112

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
IMDb: 7.3
127

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,…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
The Hurricane (1999)

The Hurricane (1999)

The Hurricane (1999)
IMDb: 7.6
146

The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
IMDb: 6.4
158

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world’s greatest army…

Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena (1999)

Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena (1999)

Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena (1999)
IMDb: 6.9
45

Clips of rare home movies, family photos, and glossy music videos from later in Selena’s career are interspersed with lively conversations with her father, sister, and Latina intellectuals that shed…

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Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000)

Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000)

Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000)
IMDb: 8.0
100

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee’s last (unfinished) film, Game…

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)
IMDb: 7.4
131

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins — with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember the Titans (2000)
IMDb: 7.8
113

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as…

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Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)
IMDb: 7.2
129

Against formidable odds — and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy’s new, less prejudicial policies — Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy’s first African-American…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
IMDb: 6.5
75

In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, Joseph’s gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.

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Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)
IMDb: 7.6
124

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950’s. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the…

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
IMDb: 8.2
135

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
IMDb: 7.0
113

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of…

Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)
IMDb: 7.4
123

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)
IMDb: 8.5
150

The true story of pianist Władysław 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…

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
IMDb: 8.1
141

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…

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Luther (2003)

Luther (2003)

Luther (2003)
IMDb: 6.6
123

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Finding Neverland (2004)

Finding Neverland (2004)

Finding Neverland (2004)
IMDb: 7.6
106

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her three children—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create…

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Ray (2004)

Ray (2004)

Ray (2004)
IMDb: 7.7
152

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his…

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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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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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