English Biographical Movies

  • This Oscar-winning treatise on absolute power and its human toll sees fledgling queen Elizabeth I sacrificing happiness for her own safety.

    Elizabeth

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.5
    82%
    75
    82 Mn
  • Old habits land boxer Billy Moore in a notorious Thai prison, where he must earn his freedom by fighting Muay Thai tournaments. Based on real events.

    A Prayer Before Dawn

      Action, Biography, Sports
      Movies
    7
    94%
    76
    0 Mn
  • At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Hitler wanted to show the supremacy of the Aryan race, but African American athlete Jesse Owens would prove him wrong.

    Race

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.1
    61%
    56
    25 Mn
  • A young man gives up everything including his trust fund and ties to a seemingly stable family to lead a solitary life in the wild.

    Into the Wild

      Adventure, Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.1
    82%
    73
    56 Mn
  • This dramatic rendering of a real-life tragedy recounts the final hours of Oscar Grant, shot by San Francisco transit police on New Year's Day, 2009.

    Fruitvale Station

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    94%
    85
    17 Mn
  • Shortly after takeoff, an Airbus 320 crash-lands on the Hudson River. There are no fatalities, but the captain faces scrutiny and the glare of fame.

    Sully

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    86%
    74
    240 Mn
  • Stricken with seizures, psychosis and memory loss, a young New York Post reporter visits doctor after doctor in search of an elusive diagnosis.

    Brain on Fire

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.6
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • Mark Wahlberg stars as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrel in this action-drama based on an ill-fated real-life mission to bring down a Taliban boss.

    Lone Survivor

      Action, Biography, War
      Movies
    7.5
    76%
    60
    155 Mn
  • Ashton Kutcher delivers a tour de force performance as Apple founder Steve Jobs in this biopic that spans three decades of the entrepreneur's life.

    Jobs

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    5.9
    29%
    44
    36 Mn
  • A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup.

    12 Years a Slave

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    8.1
    96%
    96
    188 Mn
  • This biopic tells the story of Margaret Keane, the American painter who was known for her pop art paintings of children with large doe eyes.

    Big Eyes

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7
    72%
    62
    0 Mn
  • When Henry VIII seeks approval from the aristocracy to divorce, Sir Thomas More finds himself caught between the king and the Roman Catholic Church.

    A Man for All Seasons

      Biography, Drama, Politics
      Movies
    7.9
    82%
    0
    28 Mn
  • A reporter decides to shake up her life and career by embedding with troops in a Middle East war zone, where she rediscovers her journalistic talents.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

      Biography, Comedy, Drama
      Movies
    6.6
    68%
    57
    25 Mn
  • A successful New York writer tries to reconcile her well-ordered life of privilege with her nomadic childhood ruled by a quixotic, unstable father.

    The Glass Castle

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.1
    50%
    56
    21 Mn
  • A crisis of faith sets renowned fundamentalist preacher Carlton Pearson on a new spiritual path that jeopardizes everything he holds dear.

    Come Sunday

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.4
    64%
    0
    0 Mn
  • In 1980, the young, hot-headed John McEnroe and the seemingly unflappable tennis icon Bjorn Borg collide in the finals at Wimbledon.

    Borg vs. McEnroe

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7
    83%
    57
    16 Mn
  • In the shadow of the Great Depression, criminal minds are thriving, and it's up to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to bring them down.

    Public Enemies

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    7
    68%
    70
    214 Mn
  • She grew up in a tough New York neighborhood in the 80's and made history with "Roxanne's Revenge". The story of teen battle rap champ Roxanne Shante.

    Roxanne Roxanne

      Biography, Drama, Music
      Movies
    6.5
    74%
    77
    0 Mn
  • Hawaiian teen Bethany Hamilton bravely returns to competitive surfing after losing her left arm in a vicious shark attack.

    Soul Surfer

      Biography, Family, Sports
      Movies
    7.1
    46%
    53
    43 Mn
  • Diagnosed with a disorder, Susanna Kaysen is sent to a mental institution, where she enters the skewed world of people who truly belong on the inside.

    Girl, Interrupted

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.4
    54%
    51
    48 Mn
  • When FBI agent Joe Pistone goes undercover to infiltrate the mob, he starts to identify with the made men he's charged with taking down.

    Donnie Brasco

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    7.8
    88%
    76
    124 Mn
  • Controversial basketball coach Ken Carter puts school before sports and benches his undefeated high school team for poor academic performance.

    Coach Carter

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.3
    64%
    57
    67 Mn
  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali stirred controversy when he ruled the ring, as shown in this biopic that also frames the social climate of his heyday.

    Ali

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    6.8
    67%
    65
    87 Mn
  • With help from a legend, Roberto Duran rises from the rubble of his bare-bones upbringing to become one of the greatest fighters of all time.

    Hands of Stone

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    6.6
    44%
    54
    4 Mn
  • When Walt Disney sets his sights on obtaining the rights to the children's classic 'Mary Poppins,' the book's author proves a tough nut to crack.

    Saving Mr. Banks

      Biography, Comedy, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    78%
    65
    117 Mn
  • A failing sports agent launches a reality show to find India's best cricketers, with the goal of turning them into Major League Baseball players.

    Million Dollar Arm

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7
    64%
    56
    36 Mn
  • Teacher Jim White moves to a predominantly Latino community and finally connects with his students when he coaches its cross-country team to victory.

    McFarland, USA

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.4
    80%
    60
    44 Mn
  • This docudrama follows journalist David Walsh's dogged pursuit of the truth behind cyclist Lance Armstrong's astonishing Tour de France victories.

    The Program

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    6.5
    61%
    53
    0 Mn
  • Determined to make it big in America, Polish-born bandleader Jan Lewan draws his fans into a Ponzi scheme in this comedy based on a true story.

    The Polka King

      Biography, Comedy
      Movies
    5.6
    59%
    65
    0 Mn
  • A young Barack Obama forges his identity while dealing with race, divergent cultures and ordinary life as a New York City college student.

    Barry

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    5.9
    82%
    72
    0 Mn
  • The film explores the effects of a luxurious yet terribly confining lifestyle on the young queen and ultimately led to her undoing.

    Marie Antoinette

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.4
    54%
    65
    60 Mn
  • Gay activist Michael Glatze begins a painful journey when he decides to renounce his sexuality for his religion in this drama based on true story.

    I Am Michael

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    5.7
    64%
    56
    0 Mn
  • In 1935, a teacher at an all-black college pushes his debate team to a level of excellence that nets them a chance to face reigning champion Harvard.

    The Great Debaters

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.6
    79%
    65
    30 Mn
  • Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by building Hollywood and aviation empires.

    The Aviator

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.5
    87%
    77
    213 Mn
  • Scrawny Rudy dreams of playing football at Notre Dame. Undaunted, Rudy works assisting the groundskeeper and joins the school's practice squad.

    Rudy

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.5
    78%
    0
    22 Mn
  • This stirring drama follows the first African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.

    Glory

      Biography, Drama, History
      Movies
    7.9
    93%
    0
    26 Mn