TV Series/TV Mini-Series, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Act (2019– )

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

8.2
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An anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories, including a girl trying to escape her overprotective and abusive mother.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Calum Worthy, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 7,571

2. Fosse/Verdon (2019– )

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

7.9
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An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Aya Cash

Votes: 1,026

3. Spartacus (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.5
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The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 204,711

4. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 291,403

5. Victoria (2016– )

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

8.2
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Stars: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Jordan Waller, Tom Hughes

Votes: 18,090

6. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.5
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An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 66,809

7. The Durrells in Corfu (2016– )

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 4,941

8. Medici (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.

Stars: Daniel Sharman, Annabel Scholey, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Sarah Parish

Votes: 11,585

9. Versailles (2015–2018)

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

8.0
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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: 10,771

10. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 3,235

11. Escape at Dannemora (2018– )

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

8.1
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An employee at a prison 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: 11,635

12. Genius (I) (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Stars: Samantha Colley, Seth Gabel, Antonio Banderas, Clémence Poésy

Votes: 14,021

13. Mrs. Wilson (2018)

56 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A grieving widow discovers that her seemingly ideal husband lived many secret lives.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Calam Lynch, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 2,912

14. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.5
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In the time before the arrival of Spartacus, the House of Batiatus faces many challenges from competitors, and within its own household.

Stars: John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Dustin Clare

Votes: 114,784

15. When They See Us (2019– )

Biography, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

Chronicle the true story of a notorious case of five black teenagers who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Stars: Jovan Adepo, Reginald L. Barnes, Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake

16. Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015)

59 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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Follows Leonardo Da Vinci during his early days in Florence, as a young artist, inventor and dreamer, trying to change the future.

Stars: Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos, Laura Haddock

Votes: 69,757

17. Aquarius (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.

Stars: David Duchovny, Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont

Votes: 9,933

18. A Very English Scandal (2018)

TV-14 | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Alex Jennings, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 6,451

19. Trust (2018– )

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

7.6
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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: 4,741

20. Alias Grace (2017)

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

7.8
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In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard, Zachary Levi

Votes: 18,505

21. Feud (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Drama

8.6
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Planned anthology series centering on famous feuds, including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that was canceled after its first season.

Stars: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 14,047

22. Wolf Hall (2015)

360 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 8,250

23. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 24,897

24. Urban Myths (2017– )

22 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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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: Paul Kaye, Dustin Demri-Burns, David Avery, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 543

25. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime

8.0
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A scripted true crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Stars: Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine, Wavyy Jonez, Marcc Rose

Votes: 4,540

26. Roots (1977)

TV-14 | 588 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 15,040

27. I, Claudius (1976)

Not Rated | 669 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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The history of the Roman Empire as experienced by one of its rulers.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed

Votes: 14,104

28. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 17,514

29. Borgia (2011–2014)

52 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Story of the rise and the fall of the Renaissance dynasty.

Stars: Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk, Diarmuid Noyes, John Doman

Votes: 5,333

30. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Mike Tyson

Votes: 3,741

31. Attila (2001)

Unrated | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.7
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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect ... See full summary »

Stars: Pauline Lynch, Steven Berkoff, Andrew Pleavin, Tommy Flanagan

Votes: 9,592

32. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National Socialist German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Stars: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford

Votes: 19,720

33. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,444

34. Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal (2012)

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

8.5
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The exploits of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Andrés Parra, Marcela Vargas, Joavany Alvarez, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 3,077

35. Dickinson (2019– )

Biography, Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Baryshnikov, Adrian Enscoe, Ella Hunt

36. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

Votes: 1,360

37. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001– )

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 1,915

38. Bonnie & Clyde (2013– )

TV-14 | 240 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on ... See full summary »

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 4,851

39. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Stars: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Verna Griffin

Votes: 8,717

40. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992– )

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery

Votes: 2,857

41. Magnificent Century (2011–2014)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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From 1520, follows Suleiman the Magnificent and his relatives from his great conquests to the "Battle of Szigeth".

Stars: Halit Ergenç, Nur Fettahoglu, Selim Bayraktar, Selen Öztürk

Votes: 13,347

42. Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant ... See full summary »

Stars: Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, Kristine Nielsen, David Strathairn

Votes: 2,953

43. Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Stars: Tamiz U. Rezvi, Caleb Castille, Anthony Chisholm, Dave East

44. The Long Road Home (2017– )

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

7.5
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American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood.

Stars: E.J. Bonilla, Jon Beavers, Joey Luthman, Darius Homayoun

Votes: 2,198

45. Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone (2018– )

MA-17 | 25 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The life story of Indian-Canadian actress and former adult film star, Sunny Leone.

Stars: Bijay Anand, Raj Arjun, Karamvir Lamba, Sunny Leone

Votes: 3,259

46. The Flame Trees of Thika (1981– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and ... See full summary »

Stars: Hayley Mills, David Robb, Holly Aird, Mick Chege

Votes: 317

47. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 2,979

48. Sybil (1976)

198 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed sixteen different personalities is treated by a doctor.

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Votes: 6,011

49. Isabel (2011–2014)

75 min | Biography, History

8.3
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Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho, Jordi Díaz

Votes: 1,510

50. Ekaterina (2014– )

44 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once ... See full summary »

Stars: Marina Aleksandrova, Isabel Schosnig, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Vladimir Yaglych

Votes: 790


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