Most Popular Biography Feature Films
The Lost City of Z
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Dir: James Gray With: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 141 mins.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Dir: Garth Davis With: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara Biography | Drama 118 mins.
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program. Dir: Theodore Melfi With: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Biography | Drama | History 127 mins.
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey Biography | Drama | History | War 139 mins.
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. Dir: John Lee Hancock With: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch Biography | Drama | History 115 mins.
The Zookeeper's Wife
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Dir: Niki Caro With: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Biography | Drama | History | War 127 mins.
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. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History 195 mins.
All Eyez on Me
Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. Dir: Benny Boom With: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham Biography | Drama | Music 129 mins.
The Wolf of Wall Street
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.
The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Dir: Clint Eastwood With: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney Biography | Drama 96 mins.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. Dir: Pablo Larraín With: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig Biography | Drama | History 100 mins.
The Big Short
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Dir: Adam McKay With: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Biography | Comedy | Drama | History 130 mins.
The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo Biography | Drama | Thriller 134 mins.
The Imitation Game
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Dir: Morten Tyldum With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode Biography | Drama | Thriller | War 114 mins.
The Theory of Everything
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. Dir: James Marsh With: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior Biography | Drama | Romance 123 mins.
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. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Biography | Drama | History | War 178 mins.
Catch Me If You Can
The true story of 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.
Into the Wild
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.
Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s. Dir: Brian Helgeland With: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton Biography | Crime | Drama | History | Thriller 132 mins.
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano With: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny Biography | Comedy | Drama 112 mins.
Straight Outta Compton
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Dir: F. Gary Gray With: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell Biography | Crime | Drama | History | Music 147 mins.
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield 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.
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. Dir: Patty Jenkins With: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 109 mins.
A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Dir: Brad Furman With: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 127 mins.
King of Kings
The life of Jesus Christ. Dir: Nicholas Ray With: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield Biography | Drama | History 168 mins.