Top 50 Biography Movies and TV Shows



1. Candy (2022)

TV-MA | 257 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right - but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results.

Stars: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, Timothy Simons

Votes: 4,738

2. The Staircase (2022)

TV-MA | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Tells the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.

Stars: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Patrick Schwarzenegger

Votes: 5,008

3. The Offer (2022)

TV-MA | Biography, Drama

8.5
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Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy's never-before-revealed experiences of making The Godfather (1972).

Stars: Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Dan Fogler, Burn Gorman

Votes: 4,459

4. We Own This City (2022)

TV-MA | 357 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Tells the story of the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption surrounding it.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, Josh Charles

Votes: 4,338

5. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.4
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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.

Stars: John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Gaby Hoffmann

Votes: 13,249

6. Elvis (2022)

PG-13 | 159 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery

7. Angelyne (2022)

TV-MA | Biography, Drama

5.4
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Fame, identity, billboards, Corvettes, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, Alex Karpovsky, Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe

Votes: 387

8. Gaslit (2022)

TV-MA | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.

Stars: Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin

Votes: 1,666

9. Our Flag Means Death (2022– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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The year is 1717. Wealthy landowner Stede Bonnet has a midlife crisis and decides to blow up his cushy life to become a pirate. It does not go well. Based on a true story.

Stars: Rhys Darby, Joel Fry, Samson Kayo, Nathan Foad

Votes: 18,723

10. The First Lady (2022– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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In the East Wing of the White House, many of history's most impactful and world-changing decisions have been hidden from view, made by America's charismatic, complex and dynamic first ladies.

Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gillian Anderson, O-T Fagbenle

Votes: 1,946

11. Julia (2022– )

TV-MA | Biography, Drama

8.4
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Inspired by Julia Child's extraordinary life and her show The French Chef, which essentially invented food television.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Fran Kranz

Votes: 5,565

12. The Dropout (2022)

TV-MA | 403 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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TV series that chronicles Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' attempt to revolutionize the healthcare industry after dropping out of college and starting a technology company.

Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, Michaela Watkins, Michel Gill

Votes: 14,622

13. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

Votes: 191,424

14. Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022)

TV-MA | 152 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A woman becomes a powerful underworld figure.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari

Votes: 46,792

15. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,343,732 | Gross: $116.90M

16. Gentleman Jack (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner, and cryptic diarist Anne Lister.

Stars: Sophie Rundle, Suranne Jones, Ben Hunter, Gemma Whelan

Votes: 12,179

17. Love and Death (2022– )

Biography, Crime, Drama | Post-production

Two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.

Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Patrick Fugit, Jesse Plemons, Fabiola Andújar

18. Oppenheimer (2023)

Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Florence Pugh, Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Kenneth Branagh

19. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 182,072 | Gross: $11.11M

20. Father Stu (2022)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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40 Metascore

Follows the life of Father Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-priest who inspired countless people during his journey from self-destruction to redemption.

Director: Rosalind Ross | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ruiz

Votes: 3,028

21. WeCrashed (2022)

TV-MA | 427 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world's most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.

Stars: Jared Leto, Anne Hathaway, Kyle Marvin, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 8,874

22. The Girl from Plainville (2022)

TV-MA | 360 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter's unprecedented "texting-suicide" case. Explores Carter's relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.

Stars: Elle Fanning, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Buono, Colton Ryan

Votes: 3,755

23. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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81 Metascore

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitríona Balfe

Votes: 368,125 | Gross: $117.62M

24. The Great (2020– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 39,294

25. Pam & Tommy (2022)

TV-MA | 340 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Follows the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's relationship, going back to their whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.

Stars: Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman

Votes: 27,494

26. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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50 Metascore

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 144,579 | Gross: $56.51M

27. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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90 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,117,511 | Gross: $46.84M

28. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

9.0
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94 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,318,218 | Gross: $96.90M

29. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 405,493

30. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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52 Metascore

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 256,363 | Gross: $52.99M

31. Belfast (2021)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan

Votes: 58,954

32. The Survivor (2021)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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71 Metascore

After World War II, Harry Haft is a boxer who fought against his peers in concentration camps. Haunted by memories, he tries to use fighting legends as a way to find his love.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Ben Foster, Billy Magnussen, Vicky Krieps, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 1,978

33. Pistol (2022– )

Biography, Drama, Music | Completed

Based on the memoir of Steve Jones, the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist who helped usher in a punk revolution in Britain.

Stars: Maisie Williams, Dylan Llewellyn, Louis Partridge, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

34. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.5
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48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 272,607 | Gross: $174.34M

35. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

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The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 237,433

36. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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71 Metascore

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 503,128 | Gross: $67.21M

37. Super Pumped (2022– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The roller-coaster ride of the upstart transportation company, embodying the highs and lows of Silicon Valley.

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler, Kerry Bishé, Babak Tafti

Votes: 3,703

38. Black Mass (2015)

R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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68 Metascore

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 179,140 | Gross: $62.58M

39. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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71 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 750,305 | Gross: $91.13M

40. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Annaleigh Ashford, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

Votes: 93,931

41. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, are driven to win in the 1924 Olympics as they wrestle with issues of pride and conscience.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 59,649 | Gross: $58.97M

42. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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49 Metascore

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 517,891 | Gross: $216.43M

43. King Richard (2021)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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76 Metascore

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green | Stars: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney

Votes: 93,082

44. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 411,680 | Gross: $75.61M

45. The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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62 Metascore

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher, Edward Ashley

Votes: 122,496

46. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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68 Metascore

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 1,017,859 | Gross: $75.60M

47. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research, they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 416,613 | Gross: $70.26M

48. Bombshell (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow

Votes: 111,610

49. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 89,453 | Gross: $8.58M

50. Hamilton (2020)

PG-13 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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90 Metascore

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

Director: Thomas Kail | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry

Votes: 87,570


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