Entertainment The Best Biographical Movies of 2019  

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As opposed to documentaries, 2019 biographical films bring something completely different to the table. Much like movies based on true events, biopics give viewers a glimpse into the real life of notable figures, while providing plenty of entertainment like that of a regular movie. Whether it's the likes of a drama, as it so often is, or even a comedy, there were some great biographical movies in 2019. 

Of all the best biographical movies this year, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile about the life and times of Ted Bundy is bound to be among the darkest while Rocketman will give fans more insight into Elton John's career. 

So, which films do you think should top the list of best 2019 biopics? Check them out below and vote up your favorites from the year. 

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Douglas Booth, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber
The Dirt is a 2019 American biographical-drama directed by Jeff Tremaine. The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.
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Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost
Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the the life of WWE wrestler Paige. The Bevis family, who all are professional wrestlers, try to work ...more
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Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common
Saint Judy is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Sean Hanish, based on Judy Wood. The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood (Michelle Monaghan), and how she ...more
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Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The story of the life of Elton John (Taron Egerton), from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through ...more
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Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt
The Kid is a 2019 independent biographical western action drama film directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. The story of a young boy (Jake Schur) who reaches out to Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan) to help ...more
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Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes
Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn, based on the novel by Jennie Rooney and inspired by the life of Melita Norwood.
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Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
The White Crow is a 2018 British biographical film directed by Ralph Fiennes, based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev.
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Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger
JT LeRoy (a.k.a. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy) is a 2019 biographical film directed by Justin Kelly based on the memoir by Savannah Knoop. A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) ...more
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Thomas Cocquerel, Corey Large, William Moseley
In Like Flynn is a 2018 Australian biographical film directed by Russell Mulcahy, based on the story of former Australian war-veteran and actor Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn (Thomas Cocquerel) ...more
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Jack O'Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade
Trial by Fire is a 2019 American biographical drama directed by Edward Zwick, based on the article "Trial by Fire" by David Grann. Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O'Connell) is executed ...more
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Charlie Says Hannah Murray, Sosie Bacon, Marianne Rendón
Charlie Says is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Mary Harron. A graduate student begins visiting three female followers of the notorious killer Charles Manson to aide them in ...more
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Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
All Is True is a 2018 film directed by Kenneth Branagh. After the Globe Theatre burns down in 1613, during a performance of his play Henry VIII, William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) returns ...more
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Missi Pyle, Spencer Locke, Bailey Chase
Walk Ride Rodeo is a 2019 American biopic directed by Conor Allyn. Nationally-ranked rodeo barrel racer Amberley Snyder (Spencer Locke) barely survives a car accident that leaves her paralyzed ...more
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Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
Tolkien is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Dome Karukoski. An orphaned author (Nicholas Hoult) finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow ...more
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Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is a 2019 thriller film directed by Joe Berlinger. Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins) struggle to accept the ...more
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Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler
Wild Nights with Emily is a 2018 American biographical comedy film written and directed by Madeleine Olnek. Chronicles the life of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) as she attempts to get ...more
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Boardman, Richard Goulding
Brexit is a 2019 British television drama film directed by Toby Haynes. The Campaign Director, Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch), of the official designated Brexit-supporting group Vote ...more
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Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay
The Best of Enemies is a 2019 American drama film directed and written by Robin Bissell, based on the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson. A ...more
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Hilary Duff, Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst
The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a 2019 American horror thriller film written and directed by Daniel Farrands. 26-year-old Hollywood actress, Sharon Tate (Hillary Duff) is pregnant with Roman ...more
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Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer
The Professor and the Madman is a 2019 biographical drama film direted by P.B. Sherman, based on the 1998 book The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester. In 1857, a professor begins ...more
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Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott
Unplanned is a 2019 American Christian drama film written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, based on the memoir of Abby Johnson. After one of the youngest Planned Parenthood ...more