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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite Biography films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best biography movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This biopic movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of biopic films also contains biography movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This biography films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best biopic movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. This biography movie list can be sorted alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite biopics to get them to rise to the top of the list.

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These are the top films in the biography genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the biography genre in it. Be it the motifs of the biopic genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you're a fan of Constant Forge: Part Two or Benjy, make sure you give them some love. If we missed any biography movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous biopic movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about biography movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the biography movies. List includes photos and biography movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

A list made up of movies like The Last Bolshevik and Speck.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these biography movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good biopic movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest biography movies, here is the full biopic movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Al Pacino and Orson Welles have both directed Biography movies, as have many other great directors.

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Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Biography Movies
A Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Biography Movies
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Biography Movies
beernbugs added Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Blow Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts

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The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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Hotel Rwanda Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Arlene Pralle

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La Vie en rose Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Seigner

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Coach Carter Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashanti

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Chaplin Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane

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The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Biography Movies
The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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Anne Frank: The Whole Story Jessica Manley, Lili Taylor, Jelena Juklova

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Donnie Brasco Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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A Woman Called Golda Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy, Ned Beatty

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Radio Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

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beernbugs added Malcolm X Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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Dance with a Stranger Ian Holm, Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson

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beernbugs added JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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Seven Years in Tibet Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong

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Capote Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Keener

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A Serious Man Simon Helberg, Richard Kind, Adam Arkin

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Crumb Robert Crumb

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Dahmer Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Dion Basco

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Houdini Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Tor Johnson

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Bugsy Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty

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Dillinger Anne Jeffreys, Marc Lawrence, Jack Mulhall

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Beyond the Sea Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman

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Backbeat Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Ehle, Ian Hart

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Patty Hearst Dana Delany, Ving Rhames, Natasha Richardson

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84 Charing Cross Road Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Anne Bancroft

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Control Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Lara

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Antwone Fisher Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Salli Richardson

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Comedian Orny Adams

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Cromwell Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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Edvard Munch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Biography Movies
beernbugs added Edvard Munch Susan Troldmyr, Hjordis Ulriksen, Geir Westby

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Van Gogh Jacques Dutronc, Elsa Zylberstein, Bernard Le Coo

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beernbugs added Hitchcock Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren

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Basquiat David Bowie, Courtney Love, Willem Dafoe

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beernbugs added Kon-Tiki Gustaf Skarsgård, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Agnes Kittelsen

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The Social Network Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara