Biography Movies
Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)

Baggio: The Divine Ponytail (2021)
IMDb: 6.2
91

A chronicle biopic of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including depictions of his difficult debut as a player, his deep rifts with some of his coaches, his…

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Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)

Blue Miracle (2021)
IMDb: 6.7
95

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
IMDb: 6.4
158

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world’s greatest army…

Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000)

Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000)

Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000)
IMDb: 8.0
100

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee’s last (unfinished) film, Game…

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)
IMDb: 7.4
131

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins — with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember the Titans (2000)
IMDb: 7.8
113

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as…

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Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)

Men of Honor (2000)
IMDb: 7.2
129

Against formidable odds — and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy’s new, less prejudicial policies — Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy’s first African-American…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
IMDb: 6.5
75

In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, Joseph’s gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.

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Bully (2001)

Bully (2001)

Bully (2001)
IMDb: 6.9
113

Marty becomes fed up with his constant abuse from his best friend Bobby. Along with his girlfriend, also a victim of Bobby’s cruel ways, Marty devises a plot for murder.

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Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)

Blow (2001)
IMDb: 7.6
124

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950’s. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the…

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
IMDb: 8.2
135

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)

Frida (2002)
IMDb: 7.4
123

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
IMDb: 8.1
141

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. An…

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The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist (2002)
IMDb: 8.5
150

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing…

Radio (2003)

Radio (2003)

Radio (2003)
IMDb: 6.9
109

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades,…

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Monster (2003)

Monster (2003)

Monster (2003)
IMDb: 7.3
110

An emotionally scarred highway drifter shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her, and ultimately becomes the United States’ first female serial killer.

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Luther (2003)

Luther (2003)

Luther (2003)
IMDb: 6.6
123

During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo (2004)

Hidalgo (2004)
IMDb: 6.7
136

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest…

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The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004)
IMDb: 7.5
170

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while…

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Something the Lord Made (2004)

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Something the Lord Made (2004)
IMDb: 8.2
110

A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)
IMDb: 5.6
175

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any…

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)
IMDb: 5.4
117

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

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Walk the Line (2005)

Walk the Line (2005)

Walk the Line (2005)
IMDb: 7.8
136

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…

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Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)
IMDb: 7.0
123

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to…

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)

Coach Carter (2005)
IMDb: 7.3
136

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

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Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)

Fearless (2006)
IMDb: 7.6
103

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way…

Alpha Dog (2006)

Alpha Dog (2006)

Alpha Dog (2006)
IMDb: 6.9
122

Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He’s the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don’t go his…

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
IMDb: 8.0
117

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers (2007)
IMDb: 7.6
123

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

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Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)
IMDb: 8.1
148

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live…

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American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)
IMDb: 7.8
157

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so…

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Changeling (2008)

Changeling (2008)

Changeling (2008)
IMDb: 7.7
141

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, the police captain has her…

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
IMDb: 6.7
115

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by…

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Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)

Ip Man (2008)
IMDb: 8.0
106

A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place…

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)
IMDb: 7.0
140

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the…

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
IMDb: 7.7
86

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.

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Genre: Biography, Drama
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
IMDb: 8.1
93

A drama based on the true story of a college professor’s bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

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The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)
IMDb: 7.6
129

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…

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The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter (2010)
IMDb: 7.8
116

Boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d…

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The King’s Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)
IMDb: 8.0
118

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne….