Biography Movies
Bonhoeffer (2021)

Bonhoeffer (2021)

Bonhoeffer (2021)
IMDb: N/A
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor, theologian, spy, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely…

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The Big Bull (2021)

The Big Bull (2021)

The Big Bull (2021)
IMDb: N/A
154

Inspired by events from the late ’80s and the early ’90s that shook the country’s financial fabric, The Big Bull tells the story of the biggest hustle in the stock…

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The Government Inspector (2005)

The Government Inspector (2005)

The Government Inspector (2005)
IMDb: 7.6
109

The Government Inspector is a 2005 television drama based on the life of Dr. David Kelly and the lead-up to the Iraq War in the United Kingdom.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
IMDb: 6.8
92

The story of a son’s conflicting memories of his dying father.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Madame Claude (2021)

Madame Claude (2021)

Madame Claude (2021)
IMDb: N/A
112

Paris, the late 1960s. Madame Claude is at the head of a flourishing business dedicated to prostitution that gives her power over both the french political and criminal worlds. But…

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Genre: Biography
Tina Turner – One of the Living (2020)

Tina Turner – One of the Living (2020)

Tina Turner – One of the Living (2020)
IMDb: 6.7
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TINA (2021)

TINA (2021)

TINA (2021)
IMDb: 7.8
118

Tina Turner overcame impossible odds to become one of the first female African American artists to reach a mainstream international audience. Her road to superstardom is an undeniable story of…

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The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)

The Diary of Anne Frank (1980)
IMDb: 6.8
109

The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Dennis and Lois (2018)

Dennis and Lois (2018)

Dennis and Lois (2018)
IMDb: 8.6
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A documentary focused on rock ‘n’ roll super fans Dennis and Lois and their journey over 40 years.

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Bride of the Wind (2001)

Bride of the Wind (2001)

Bride of the Wind (2001)
IMDb: 5.7
99

A biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka.

Freeway: Crack in the System (2014)

Freeway: Crack in the System (2014)

Freeway: Crack in the System (2014)
IMDb: 7.1
103

FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity—more compelling than fiction, it’s the real story behind America’s longest war. This…

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Anne Frank’s Diary (2000)

Anne Frank’s Diary (2000)

Anne Frank’s Diary (2000)
IMDb: 6.6
88

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Wired (1989)

Wired (1989)

Wired (1989)
IMDb: 3.7
112

The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career.

Cold Light of Day (1989)

Cold Light of Day (1989)

Cold Light of Day (1989)
IMDb: 5.3
81

February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property’s residents, Dennis…

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Chattahoochee (1989)

Chattahoochee (1989)

Chattahoochee (1989)
IMDb: 6.4
97

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a “maximum security” mental health prison, where patients are abused.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
I’m from Hollywood (1989)

I’m from Hollywood (1989)

I’m from Hollywood (1989)
IMDb: 7.7
61

I’m from Hollywood is about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling. This film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony…

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Romero (1989)

Romero (1989)

Romero (1989)
IMDb: 7.1
105

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice…

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Goldeneye (1989)

Goldeneye (1989)

Goldeneye (1989)
IMDb: 6.4
105

Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

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Genre: Biography
The Ryan White Story (1989)

The Ryan White Story (1989)

The Ryan White Story (1989)
IMDb: 7.3
102

The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Blaze (1989)

Blaze (1989)

Blaze (1989)
IMDb: 6.0
117

This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
IMDb: 6.9
120

Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted…

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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
IMDb: 6.5
127

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

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Henry V (1989)

Henry V (1989)

Henry V (1989)
IMDb: 7.5
137

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare’s play about the English King’s bloody conquest of France.

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Communion (1989)

Communion (1989)

Communion (1989)
IMDb: 5.6
103

A novelist’s wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.

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Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
IMDb: 6.3
108

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into…

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My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)
IMDb: 7.9
103

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Glory (1989)

Glory (1989)

Glory (1989)
IMDb: 7.8
122

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
IMDb: 7.2
145

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
My Best Fiend (1999)

My Best Fiend (1999)

My Best Fiend (1999)
IMDb: 7.9
95

A film that describes the love-hate relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski, the deep trust between the director and the actor, and their independently and simultaneously hatched plans to…

Beyond the Mat (1999)

Beyond the Mat (1999)

Beyond the Mat (1999)
IMDb: 7.6
102

Beyond the Mat is a 1999 professional wrestling documentary, directed by Barry W. Blaustein. The movie focuses on the lives of professional wrestlers outside of the ring, especially Mick Foley,…

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My Life So Far (1999)

My Life So Far (1999)

My Life So Far (1999)
IMDb: 6.4
98

A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their…

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Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
IMDb: 7.1
115

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn’t let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds…

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Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Topsy-Turvy (1999)
IMDb: 7.3
160

After their production “Princess Ida” meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work…

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Grey Owl (1999)

Grey Owl (1999)

Grey Owl (1999)
IMDb: 6.0
117

Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the…

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Esther (1999)

Esther (1999)

Esther (1999)
IMDb: 6.7
91

King of the Persians, summons his attractive wife Vashti, to show off her beauty to the guests, the proud queen refuses to come. The king promptly bans her from ever…

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
IMDb: 7.3
97

The story about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took…

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Jesus (1999)

Jesus (1999)

Jesus (1999)
IMDb: 6.0
240

The film is notable for presenting a more human Jesus, compared to more solemn portrayals in earlier films; here Jesus laughs and cries like anyone else. Among other things, he…

The Insider (1999)

The Insider (1999)

The Insider (1999)
IMDb: 7.8
157

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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Angela’s Ashes (1999)

Angela’s Ashes (1999)

Angela’s Ashes (1999)
IMDb: 7.3
145

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
October Sky (1999)

October Sky (1999)

October Sky (1999)
IMDb: 7.8
108

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes, and eventually…

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