Biography

As seen by egbertsouse

You are viewing egbertsouse's version of this list. You can view your version too.

Biography's icon

An official iCheckMovies list.

Favorited 119 times, disliked 3 times, added to 154 watchlists.

Biopics' is a term derived from the combination of the words "biography" and "pictures." They are a sub-genre of the larger drama and epic film genres, and although they reached a hey-day of popularity in the 1930s, they are still prominent to this day. These films depict the life of an important historical personage (or group) from the past or present era. Biopics cross many genre types, since these films might showcase a western outlaw, a criminal, a musical composer, a religious figure, a war-time hero, an entertainer, an artist, an inventor or doctor, a politician or President, or an adventurer.

Remove ads

Filter

  1. 1 -

    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
  2. 4 -

    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
  3. 25 +1

    Catch Me If You Can

    2002, in 7 top lists Check
  4. 15 -3

    A Beautiful Mind

    2001, in 10 top lists Check
  5. 2 +1

    The Pianist

    2002, in 19 top lists Check
  6. 49 -14

    The King's Speech

    2010, in 11 top lists Check
  7. 27 -3

    Into the Wild

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
  8. 34 +16

    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 21 top lists Check
  9. 45 -6

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
  10. 7 -1

    Amadeus

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
  11. 26 -1

    Hotel Rwanda

    2004, in 9 top lists Check
  12. 17 -7

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    2013, in 11 top lists Check
  13. 14 -1

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  14. 3 -1

    Intouchables

    2011 — a.k.a. The Intouchables, in 7 top lists Check
  15. 16 -5

    Der Untergang

    2004 — a.k.a. Downfall, in 14 top lists Check
  16. 13 +1

    The Elephant Man

    1980, in 14 top lists Check
  17. 5 +3

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  18. 21 +9

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
  19. 23 +5

    Gandhi

    1982, in 15 top lists Check
  20. 30 -9

    12 Years a Slave

    2013, in 13 top lists Check
  21. 39 +6

    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  22. 46 -8

    Dallas Buyers Club

    2013, in 4 top lists Check
  23. 50 -16

    The Revenant

    2015, in 10 top lists Check
  24. 28 -5

    Persepolis

    2007, in 6 top lists Check
  25. 42 -

    Cinderella Man

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
  26. 40 +4

    All the President's Men

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
  27. 29 -7

    Rush

    2013, in 6 top lists Check
  28. 44 -4

    Le scaphandre et le papillon

    2007 — a.k.a. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, in 5 top lists Check
  29. 48 -12

    Yip Man

    2008 — a.k.a. Ip Man, in 3 top lists Check
  30. 36 +12

    Patton

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
  31. 24 +3

    In the Name of the Father

    1993, in 6 top lists Check
  32. 38 +8

    Papillon

    1973, in 5 top lists Check
  33. 9 +9

    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
  34. 37 +10

    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
  35. 47 -10

    Vals Im Bashir

    2008 — a.k.a. Waltz with Bashir, in 10 top lists Check
  36. 31 -11

    Hacksaw Ridge

    2016, in 6 top lists Check
  37. 41 +2

    The Straight Story

    1999, in 11 top lists Check
  38. 43 -2

    Mar adentro

    2004 — a.k.a. The Sea Inside, in 5 top lists Check
  39. 11 +5

    Andrey Rublev

    1966 — a.k.a. Andrei Rublev, in 28 top lists Check
  40. 32 -13

    Lion

    2016, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 22 +7

    Zerkalo

    1975 — a.k.a. The Mirror, in 12 top lists Check
  42. 18 -9

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    2018, in 7 top lists Check
  43. 10 +7

    Inherit the Wind

    1960, in 5 top lists Check
  44. 35 +14

    In Cold Blood

    1967, in 8 top lists Check
  45. 19 +13

    The Miracle Worker

    1962, in 6 top lists Check
  46. 20 +11

    The Lion in Winter

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
  47. 6 +1

    Dersu Uzala

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
  48. 8 -3

    Nema-ye Nazdik

    1990 — a.k.a. Close-Up, in 19 top lists Check
  49. 12 +3

    The Message

    1976 — a.k.a. Mohammad: Messenger of God, in 8 top lists Check
  50. 33 new

    Becket

    1964, in 7 top lists Check
Remove ads

Last updated on Feb 18, 2019; source