Biopic Movies

Hacksaw Ridge

The true story of Desmond Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist who served with distinction in the US military during World War 2 without ever firing a gun.

Life (James Dean)

A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

Straight Outta Compton

Still from Straight Outta Compton

The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionises pop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

13 Minutes

Mr Holmes

13 Minutes tells the true story of Georg Elser, a carpenter who attempted to carry out a bomb plot against Hitler in 1939.

Love & Mercy

This photo provided by Roadside Attractions shows, Paul Dano as Brian Wilson, in a scene from the film,

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.

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Big Eyes

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A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the...

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A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.


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A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

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The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

The story of English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.

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Mr. Turner

Timothy Spall in <i>Mr. Turner</i>.

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

The Devil's Violinist

David Garrett plays virtuosic violinist Niccolo Paganini in <i>The Devil's Violinist</i>.

The life story of Italian violinist and composer, Niccolò Paganini, who rose to fame as a virtuoso in the early 19th Century.

Kill the Messenger

Jeremy Renner in Kill The Messenger

A reporter becomes the target of a life-threatening smear campaign after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine to the US. Based on a true story.

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The Golden Era (aka Huang Jin Shi Dai)

THE GOLDEN ERA / Huangjin shidai (2014), directed by Ann Hui.  Wei Tang in The Golden Era

The life story of Xiao Hong, one of China's most famous essayists and novelists, who reflected the progressive thinking not frequently seen during the 1930s.

Finding Vivian Maier

Archive footage of the late Vivian Maier in the biopic <i>Finding Vivian Maier</i>.

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.


Jack O'Connell stars as the indomitable Louis Zamperini in <i>Unbroken</i>.

A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

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Reaching For The Moon

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A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Walesa: Man of Hope

Walesa: Man of Hope

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Jersey Boys (movie)

<i>Jersey Boys</i>.

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.