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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.

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    The Wolf of Wall Street

    2013, in 10 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    Catch Me If You Can

    2002, in 6 top lists Check
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    In Cold Blood

    1967, in 8 top lists Check
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    1973, in 5 top lists Check
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
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