The biopic has long been one of the most popular genres in Hollywood filmmaking, and it’s easy to see why. The biopic gives viewers the opportunity to gain insight into what makes a significant person – be they a politician, a monarch, a singer, or an artist – great, what drove them and what, in some cases, led to their downfall.
While some biopics manage to become seen as canonically “great films,” just as many seem to fly under the radar, never quite attaining the status they truly deserve. Thus, it is worth taking a look at some of these underrated biopics, in order to really appreciate how well they accomplish the task of shedding light on some of the most important people in history.
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