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1. Mad to Be Normal (2017)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

During the 1960s, a renegade Scottish psychiatrist courts controversy within his profession for his approach to the field, and for the unique community he creates for his patients to inhabit.

Director: Robert Mullan | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, David Tennant, Michael Gambon, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 1,151

2. The Source Family (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

A charismatic leader founds a commune in Los Angeles in the early '70s based on natural food, spiritual practices and psychedelic rock. This short-lived era is recreated with archival material and the memories of participants.

Directors: Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille | Stars: Ahom Aquarian, Isis Aquarian, Don Bolles, Elena Michaels

Votes: 1,077

3. Butterfly in the Typewriter

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

The story of troubled author John Kennedy Toole and his struggle to bring his comic masterpiece "A Confederacy of Dunces" to print.

Director: David DuBos | Stars: Marie Avgeropoulos, Diane Kruger, Cary Elwes, Brad Dourif

4. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

As the American 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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 242,600 | Gross: $182.21M

5. Sid and Nancy (1986)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

76 Metascore

The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop

Votes: 29,303 | Gross: $2.83M

6. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 22,529 | Gross: $22.84M

7. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 210,510 | Gross: $51.74M

8. The Favourite (2018)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 168,182 | Gross: $34.37M

9. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 51,291 | Gross: $7.06M

10. All Is True (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

59 Metascore

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 3,273 | Gross: $1.20M

11. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

This is the story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce. After many times of ignoring her, Valerie shot him.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Martha Plimpton, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 6,331 | Gross: $1.81M

12. Urban Myths (2017– )

22 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

Our "Urban Myths" are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban folklore. But are they true? We take a slightly tongue in cheek, mischievous - and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Avery, Paul Kaye, Dustin Demri-Burns, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 688

13. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 138,662 | Gross: $28.78M

14. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 50,256 | Gross: $27.37M

15. Dickinson (2019– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Adrian Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 4,746

16. Escape at Dannemora (2018)

TV-MA | 440 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A female prison employee, Tilly (Patricia Arquette) in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 18,230

17. Prophet's Prey (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Nick Cave, Elaine Anderson, Sam Brower, Andrew Chatwin

Votes: 1,453 | Gross: $0.01M

18. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,554

19. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 93,527 | Gross: $37.71M

20. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Mary Stuart's (Saoirse Ronan's) attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Director: Josie Rourke | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn

Votes: 38,926 | Gross: $16.47M

21. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

Votes: 21,436 | Gross: $1.44M

22. Circus of Books (2019)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Larry Flynt was seeking ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Mason | Stars: Karen Mason, Barry Mason, Micah Mason, Rachel Mason

Votes: 3,366

23. The Great (2020– )

TV-MA | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A royal woman living in rural Russia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 14,273

24. Versailles (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman

Votes: 13,446

25. The Gamechangers (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

The struggle of Houser's legal feud against American lawyer Jack Thompson, over the morality of the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Paxton, Joe Dempsie, Lex King

Votes: 2,268

26. Dear... (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Biography

An inventive approach to biographies of iconic figures in society by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work.

Stars: Rachael Iczkowski, Audra Milos, Charles James Adams, Sarika Bansal

Votes: 181

27. Gentleman Jack (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Rosie Cavaliero, Albane Courtois

Votes: 8,322

28. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York City.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Kelan Pannell

Votes: 67,585 | Gross: $2.78M

29. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 29,105 | Gross: $6.39M

30. The Murders at White House Farm (2020)

281 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Revolves around the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family are murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that follows.

Stars: Freddie Fox, Alexa Davies, Mark Addy, Scott Reid

Votes: 3,548

31. Trust (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom.

Stars: Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Luca Marinelli

Votes: 5,850

32. Bad Education (2019)

TV-MA | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

79 Metascore

The beloved superintendent of New York's Roslyn school district and his staff, friends and relatives become the prime suspects in the unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in American history.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano, Welker White, Allison Janney

Votes: 27,961

33. Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (1998)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Comedian Lenny Bruce struck a subversive chord in an era of change in America. After getting his start as a conventional stand-up comic, Bruce's increasingly iconoclastic act transformed ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Robert De Niro, Steve Allen, Honey Bruce Friedman, Kitty Bruce

Votes: 539 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Looking for Lenny (2011)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

Looking for Lenny is an in-depth, controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression. It also tackles the issue of... See full summary »

Director: Elan Gale | Stars: Lenny Bruce, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 169

35. The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama

25 Metascore

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Director: Farhad Safinia | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer

Votes: 31,434

36. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 135,917 | Gross: $21.12M



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