Best Biography Movies List

Schindler's List (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 282 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: $96.07M

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


Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: $6.00M

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.


Patton (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: null

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.


The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 257 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $116.87M

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.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 239 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $102.31M

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.


The Intouchables (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 238 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $13.18M

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.


12 Years a Slave (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 233 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: $56.67M

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.


Braveheart (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 223 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $75.60M

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.


Into the Wild (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 223 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $18.35M

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.


Amadeus (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 221 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: $51.60M

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.


The Pianist (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 216 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $32.52M

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.


Moneyball (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 213 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $75.61M

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.


The Irishman (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 209 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: null

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.


Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $164.44M

The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.


American Gangster (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $130.13M

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.


Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 204 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $27.30M

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.


The Social Network (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 204 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 95 | Earnings: $96.92M

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.


A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 204 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $170.71M

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


The Imitation Game (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 203 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $91.12M

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.


Raging Bull (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 202 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $0.05M

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.



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