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Best Biography Movies of All Time

Biography movies about people who have left their mark on history reflect the expressive details of their lives. Also, the Academy loves to reward the performances of actors and actresses in biography movies.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
 updated by Birsen Oray
Best Biography Movies

Best Biography Movies

We have learned the existence of many people, who changed our world with their inventions, theories they created, wars they won, or their heroism, from biography movies dedicated to their lives. Therefore, biography movies are the essential elements of the instructive part of the world of cinema.

But, of course, like in every successful film, biography films need a character that is worth telling, a good script, a director who can reflect his talents on the big screen, and an actor or actress who embraces the character. When these features are combined, a biography movie that will remain in mind for many years is created.

Many of the best actor and best actress Oscar awards have been won thanks to the performances in the biography movies. This is proof of the importance of biography movies for Hollywood. Turning back to the past, we see that in the last decade, seven of the best actor Oscar awards have been received by the leading actors of biography movies.

This makes it difficult to decide which biography movies should be listed among the best. However, on the other hand, the fact that most of them are great movies eliminates the risk of making the wrong decision. We've put together the best biography movies and listed them for you. If there are movies that you have not watched, we recommend that you take the time to watch them.

Best Biography Movies of All Time

Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List
Release Date : 1993
Director : Steven Spielberg
Stars : Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall
Oskar Schindler, an industrialist living in Poland during World War II, decides that he must do something to protect Jewish workers after the German occupation.
Braveheart (1995)
Release Date : 1995
Director : Mel Gibson
Stars : Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen
After his wife was executed by a English soldier, William Wallace waged a war against the King Edward I of England to avenge his wife. It will not be long before this war becomes a war of independence for the Scots.
Goodfellas (1990)
Release Date : 1990
Director : Martin Scorsese
Stars : Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
The story of Henry Hill's relationship with his wife, Karen Hill, and partners in the Italian-American criminal organization Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A Beautiful Mind
Release Date : 2001
Director : Ron Howard
Stars : Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer
John Nash, a gifted and asocial mathematician, was forced into a difficult and painful life with different accusations because of some encryption algorithms he discovered early in his career.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Catch Me If You Can
Release Date : 2002
Director : Steven Spielberg
Stars : Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
A veteran FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, pursues the famous fraudster Frank Abagnale Jr., a million-dollar counterfeit check, a pilot at Pan Am airlines, a doctor and a lawyer before his 19th birthday.
The Intouchables (2011)
The Intouchables
Release Date : 2011
Director : Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Stars : François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot
An aristocratic and wealthy man, crippled after an accident, hires a young and rather problematic young man as his assistant. The relationship in their intervals shows the best examples of how to overcome the ruggedness on the path of friendship.
The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist
Release Date : 2002
Director : Roman Polanski
Stars : Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox
While Wladyslaw Szpilman was a pianist working on Jewish radio in Poland, his whole life changed with the outbreak of World War II. First, Szpilman, who had to live with his family in the Warsaw Ghetto, was forced to separate from his family when the Reinhard operation began. Szpilman struggles to survive in the ruins of Warsaw for many years until prisoners in prison camps are released.
The Imitation Game (2014)
The Imitation Game
Release Date : 2014
Director : Morten Tyldum
Stars : Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech
In 1939, the newly established British intelligence agency MI6 commissioned Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing to solve the Nazi encryption system, including Enigma, which was considered impossible to break. Turing worked with his team to solve Enigma messages, worked on a decoder machine, and successfully started this machine. Turing and his team were heroes who played a crucial role in winning the war. Until, in 1952, Turing was jailed by the authorities on charges of homosexuality.
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge
Release Date : 2016
Director : Mel Gibson
Stars : Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer
It is the story of Desmond T.Doss winning the Congressional Medal of Honor, despite his refusal to use rifles for religious reasons during World War II. As a soldier who refused to use weapons, Doss was always despised by other soldiers and commanders in his unit. However, during the Okinawa war, he saved 75 soldiers' lives by risking his life and without using weapons, and with his heroism earned the respect of all soldiers and commanders.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street
Release Date : 2013
Director : Martin Scorsese
Stars : Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Jordan Belfort is a young and progressive stockbroker. Jordan, who made perfect money at a young age, can spend as much money as easily. Jordan's troubles about making money and the way he does business evolve from a life of luxury to a life where he is accused of crime and corruption.
Amadeus (1984)
Release Date : 1984
Director : Milos Forman
Stars : F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice
Amadeus is one of the most famous masterpieces in the history of cinema. The film Amadeus, which sheds light on the life story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from his childhood to his death, examines the relationship between the palace composer Salieri and Mozart. The film, which displays the misery and troubles of the last period of his life, his relations with his family, is adorned with magnificent works composed by Amadeus.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
The Theory of Everything
Release Date : 2014
Director : James Marsh
Stars : Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry
Stephen Hawking, one of the most famous astrophysicists of the 20th century, is an excellent student during his school years. Hawking's life changes when he learns that he had a motor neuron disease while he was in college. The film depicts Hawking's struggle with his illness, his marriage, his relationships with his wife and family, and his view of life.
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Release Date : 2018
Director : Bryan Singer
Stars : Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy
Bohemian Rapsody tells the story of Freddie's fight against AIDS, the break up of his band for a while and their reunion for the 1985 Live Aid concert. It is the story of the legend of one of the most important music groups in the history of Rock and the vocalist of Freddie Mercury.
Lincoln (2012)
Release Date : 2012
Director : Steven Spielberg
Stars : Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
While the American Civil War continues with all the horrors, President Lincoln has to fight at the same time with his own cabinet against the decision to free the slaves and against the massacres of the brutal civil war.
Gandhi (1982)
Release Date : 1982
Director : Richard Attenborough
Stars : Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth
It is the story of non-violent resistance initiated by one of the most important leaders of the 20th century, Mohandas Gandhi, against the British rules for the independence of India.
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Release Date : 2018
Director : Spike Lee
Stars : John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
Ron Stallworth is an Afro-American police detective on duty in Colorado Springs. He plans to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan organization and needs the help of a Jewish detective.