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Most Popular Biography Feature Films

1. Unbroken (2014) Add to Watchlist Unbroken (2014)
A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Dir: Angelina Jolie With: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney Action | Biography | Drama | History | Sport | War
2. Wild (2014) Add to Watchlist Wild (2014)
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée With: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman Biography | Drama
3. Lone Survivor (2013) Add to Watchlist Lone Survivor (2013)
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Dir: Peter Berg With: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch Action | Biography | Drama | Thriller | War 121 mins.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Add to Watchlist The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama 180 mins.
5. Jersey Boys (2014) Add to Watchlist Jersey Boys (2014)
The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda Biography | Drama | Musical 134 mins.
6. 12 Years a Slave (2013) Add to Watchlist 12 Years a Slave (2013)
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender Biography | Drama | History 134 mins.
7. Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Add to Watchlist Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée With: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto Biography | Drama 117 mins.
8. Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Add to Watchlist Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. Dir: Lee Daniels With: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack Biography | Drama 132 mins.
9. The Monuments Men (2014) Add to Watchlist The Monuments Men (2014)
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Dir: George Clooney With: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray Biography | Drama | War 118 mins.
10. Captain Phillips (2013) Add to Watchlist Captain Phillips (2013)
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Dir: Paul Greengrass With: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman Biography | Drama | Thriller 134 mins.
11. Get on Up (2014) Add to Watchlist Get on Up (2014)
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Dir: Tate Taylor With: Chadwick Boseman, David Andrew Nash, Nelsan Ellis Biography | Drama | Music
12. Rush (2013) Add to Watchlist Rush (2013)
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Dir: Ron Howard With: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde Action | Biography | Drama | Sport 123 mins.
13. Catch Me If You Can (2002) Add to Watchlist Catch Me If You Can (2002)
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. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken Biography | Crime | Drama 141 mins.
14. Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Add to Watchlist Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Biography | Comedy | Drama | History | Music 125 mins.
15. Goodfellas (1990) Add to Watchlist Goodfellas (1990)
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci Biography | Crime | Drama 146 mins.
16. Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013) Add to Watchlist Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's pre-fame years. Dir: John Ridley With: Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman Biography | Drama | Music 118 mins.
17. Schindler's List (1993) Add to Watchlist Schindler's List (1993)
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History 195 mins.
18. Devil's Knot (2013) Add to Watchlist Devil's Knot (2013)
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. Dir: Atom Egoyan With: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 114 mins.
19. Moneyball (2011) Add to Watchlist Moneyball (2011)
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. Dir: Bennett Miller With: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill Biography | Drama | Sport 133 mins.
20. Into the Wild (2007) Add to Watchlist Into the Wild (2007)
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. Dir: Sean Penn With: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener Adventure | Biography | Drama 148 mins.
21. The Intouchables (2011) Add to Watchlist The Intouchables (2011)
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano With: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny Biography | Comedy | Drama 112 mins.
22. Argo (2012) Add to Watchlist Argo (2012)
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Dir: Ben Affleck With: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Biography | Drama | History | Thriller 120 mins.
23. Braveheart (1995) Add to Watchlist Braveheart (1995)
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 177 mins.
24. The Frozen Ground (2013) Add to Watchlist The Frozen Ground (2013)
An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events. Dir: Scott Walker With: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack Biography | Crime | History | Thriller 105 mins.
25. 42 (2013) Add to Watchlist 42 (2013)
The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Dir: Brian Helgeland With: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford Biography | Drama | Sport 128 mins.
26. Kill Your Darlings (2013) Add to Watchlist Kill Your Darlings (2013)
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Dir: John Krokidas With: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall Biography | Drama | Romance | Thriller 104 mins.
27. Million Dollar Arm (2014) Add to Watchlist Million Dollar Arm (2014)
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Dir: Craig Gillespie With: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin Biography | Drama | Sport 124 mins.
28. The Blind Side (2009) Add to Watchlist The Blind Side (2009)
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw Biography | Drama | Sport 129 mins.
29. A Beautiful Mind (2001) Add to Watchlist A Beautiful Mind (2001)
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. Dir: Ron Howard With: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly Biography | Drama 135 mins.
30. The Social Network (2010) Add to Watchlist The Social Network (2010)
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 cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business. Dir: David Fincher With: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Biography | Drama 120 mins.
31. The Bling Ring (2013) Add to Watchlist The Bling Ring (2013)
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Dir: Sofia Coppola With: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson Biography | Crime | Drama 90 mins.
32. The Iceman (2012) Add to Watchlist The Iceman (2012)
The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. Dir: Ariel Vromen With: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco Biography | Crime | Drama 106 mins.
33. Lincoln (2012) Add to Watchlist Lincoln (2012)
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn Biography | Drama | History | War 150 mins.
34. The Wind Rises (2013) Add to Watchlist The Wind Rises (2013)
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt Animation | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War 126 mins.
35. The Fighter (2010) Add to Watchlist The Fighter (2010)
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. Dir: David O. Russell With: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams Biography | Drama | Sport 116 mins.
36. The Railway Man (2013) Add to Watchlist The Railway Man (2013)
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. Dir: Jonathan Teplitzky With: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård Biography | Drama 116 mins.
37. Lovelace (2013) Add to Watchlist Lovelace (2013)
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life. Dir: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman With: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard Biography | Drama 93 mins.
38. The Aviator (2004) Add to Watchlist The Aviator (2004)
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale Biography | Drama 170 mins.
39. 127 Hours (2010) Add to Watchlist 127 Hours (2010)
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Dir: Danny Boyle With: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara Adventure | Biography | Drama | Thriller 94 mins.
40. Public Enemies (2009) Add to Watchlist Public Enemies (2009)
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. Dir: Michael Mann With: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, James Russo Biography | Crime | Drama | History 140 mins.
41. The Pianist (2002) Add to Watchlist The Pianist (2002)
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. Dir: Roman Polanski With: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay Biography | Drama | War 150 mins.
42. The Last of Robin Hood (2013) Add to Watchlist The Last of Robin Hood (2013)
The last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn. Dir: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland With: Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline Biography | Drama 94 mins.
43. Walk the Line (2005) Add to Watchlist Walk the Line (2005)
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Dir: James Mangold With: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin Biography | Drama | Music | Romance 136 mins.
44. Soul Surfer (2011) Add to Watchlist Soul Surfer (2011)
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack. Dir: Sean McNamara With: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt Biography | Drama | Sport 106 mins.
45. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Add to Watchlist Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East. Dir: David Lean With: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War 216 mins.
46. The Sound of Music (1965) Add to Watchlist The Sound of Music (1965)
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. Dir: Robert Wise With: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker Biography | Drama | Family | Musical | Romance 174 mins.
47. Wyatt Earp (1994) Add to Watchlist Wyatt Earp (1994)
Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals. Dir: Lawrence Kasdan With: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman Action | Adventure | Biography | Romance | Western 191 mins.
48. Philomena (2013) Add to Watchlist Philomena (2013)
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Dir: Stephen Frears With: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark Biography | Drama 98 mins.
49. Alexander (2004) Add to Watchlist Alexander (2004)
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War 175 mins.
50. Casino (1995) Add to Watchlist Casino (1995)
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci Biography | Crime | Drama 178 mins.

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