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15 Best Biography Movies Ever Made

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Movies are a source of entertainment, information, and lots of emotions. There are various genres present on which the movies are filmed. One such category is described here as Biography movies. They reflect inspiration and motivation. These are called so, as they portray someone’s life on screen. They have the potential to make the experience of stepping into someone’s shoes realistic. They are highly influential and have touched so many other lives.

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15 must-watch biographical movies are mentioned here:

#1 – Ford v Ferrari (2019)

James Mangold’s most refined action drama production. The efforts of an American car designer Carrol Shelby and driver Ken Moles were traced out. They challenged Ferrari against Ford at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Ford vs. Ferrari is a story about two legends facing off in a battle for domination as technology revolutionizes the auto industry.

Available on Amazon Prime, Hotstar.

 #2 – Richard Jewell (2019)

A tribute to an American security guard. It has covered everything from Richard being the hero to the villain for his nation.  Nothing about his character arc or actions portrayed is fictional, and there are numerous parallels between the narrative and history. 

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There are also more contemporary messages about how heroes are created, inspired, and tragedies like fabrications of motivation and perceptions of truth.

Among all the biopic movies, it is a must-watch available on Prime Video and Youtube.

#3 – Just Mercy (2019)

A screenplay drama by Destin Daniel Cretton on Bryan Stevenson’s life. His journey from Harvard to Alabama to provide justice to Walter McMillian is presented well. 

The film starts with a monologue that explains how unfair the system was and how it nearly drove him to insanity. In the following scenes, viewers are looked into the lives of the people involved in the case. In return, he becomes the victim of racism and legal and political maneuverings.

It is available on Prime Video YouTube.

#4 – The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman (2019) is the story of a hitman who a mysterious organization hires. When he arrives at their hideout, he is surprised to see that they have decided to place him under house arrest. Not wanting to alarm the compound residents, he convinces them that he is simply doing their job and providing useful information.

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However, underneath this facade, he hides a dark secret that could threaten everyone involved with him if he is not careful.

#5 – BlacKkKlansman (2018)

It tells the story through the eyes of Officer Ron Stallworth, who was one of the first African-American officers to be hired by the Los Angeles Police Department, where he would spend the rest of his career.

As he investigates the murder of Mary Hawkes and her child, Stallworth comes across a case that takes a dark turn that leads him away from his fellow officers and ultimately draws him into the culture of the Ku Klux Klan.

Available on Amazon Prime videos.

#6 – Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a documentary film about a British rock band. It depicts their rise to fame during the 1970s and their efforts to remain anonymous and succeed in their careers. The film does a great job of showing how complex it was for the band to maintain their image as “good” singers in the face of constant media scrutiny.

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At the center of the film is Mercury, who is very much portrayed as a tortured artist whose personal life led him down a dark path toward sketchy deals and drug abuse.

Available on Disney +hotstar and Prime Video.

#7 – Green Book (2018)

Green Book (2019) has all the action, drama, and heart you would expect from a Peter Farrelly film. Despite focusing on one relationship, in particular, the script manages to be philosophical, giving audiences a look into what it is like to grow up as a color-blind person and how our interactions shape our futures.

The cast reflects what today’s youth looks like; genuine emotions are shown instead of stereotypes.

 Available on Netflix and Prime Video.

#8 – Only the Brave (2017)

Joseph Kosinski made a film in the memory of an elite firefighter crew, Granite Mountain Hotshots. 19 out of 20 members of the crew lost lives to the wildfires of the Yarnell Hill fire of 2013.

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The film is also a moving tribute to those who haven’t made it to the final slide in this life, with scenes showing the immense courage it took for them to lay down their lives fighting this inferno.

Available on YouTube and Prime Video.

#9 – The Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman comes under the list of great biographical movies. It is based on the epic life of P.T. Barnum. This movie showed the journey of his life and his introduction to stage shows of the circus. His innovative mind makes his shows the best, but at what cost, watch to find out.

Available on Disney+ Hotstar.

#10 – I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya, being based on the competitive life of ice-skater Tonya Harding. All of her life has been portrayed in the film. It follows her from her young years as an amateur skater striving for the Olympics through success in the Olympics and her battle with mental illness.

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The film charts how these events affect her marriage, her children, and ultimately, the nation as her addiction to alcohol and drugs brings the country to a standstill.

Available on Netflix and Prime Video.

#11 – Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

The story of Desmond T. Doss gave Hollywood a phenomenal film. He served the American Army in World War II during the Battle of Okinawa.

He was the first African American admitted to the U.S. Marine Corps and trained to become an aerologist, but his dreams were crushed when his prospective assignment to a top-secret laboratory was cancelled.

Available on Amazon Prime videos.

#12 – Hidden Figures (2016)

Biography movies like these deserve all the attention.  In the movie, Taraji P. Henson portrays Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who helped send the first American to space. Though she is not the first African-American to go into space, she is considered the most significant by historians and science fiction authors for her groundbreaking work in space-based mathematics.

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The movie seems interesting for anyone who is a Maths enthusiast and likes space-related movies.

Available on Disney+ Hotstar and Prime video.

#13 – Lion (2016)

It is the true story of Saroo Brierley finding his way back home. After spending almost 20 years with an Australian couple as his parents, Saroo returned to his biological family in India. 

As he searches for his birth family, Brierley comes to realize that nothing can be in vain – even if it means facing his past again and finding out how it feels to be wanted.

Available on Netflix and Prime video.

#14 – All that Remains (2016)

The life of Dr. Takashi Nagai has been shown in the movie, which details his quest to rebuild his city after the deadly 1945 atomic bomb attack. The movie details his life as he struggles to make decisions for his family, friends, and students amid the many challenges presented by post-war Japan.

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As the story progresses, we learn about Dr. Nagai and how he deals with his personal and professional problems and the people around him, particularly his son, who has a profound influence on his life but little control over it.

Available on Prime Video.

#15 – Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo is a biographical movie that focuses on the life of Dalton Trumbo, an American screenwriter and actor known for his roles in films based upon real-life events. The film is featuring Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo. The director, Jay Roach, covered all the life incidents of dalton, from being a top screenwriter to becoming blacklisted.

Available on Prime Video.


These best biographies of all time will come in handy to get rid of the lockdown blues. Watch these biography movies to add some fun and inspiration to your life.

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