films The Funniest Biopics & True Life Stories in Film  

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Not every biopic (biographical film) has to be entirely dramatic.  Even the most trying situations can result in some comedy, dark humor, momentary triumph, and even a happy ending (sometimes).

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Bernie


Bernie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Biopics & True Life Stories in Film
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Bernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article by Hollandsworth, "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas," that ...more

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Rick Dial, Brandon Smith, + more

Initial Release: 2011

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Masterminds


Masterminds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Biopics & True Life Stories in Film
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Masterminds is a 2016 American comedy film based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina. Directed by Jared Hess, the film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis. It premiered in Los Angeles on September 26, 2016, and was theatrically released in the United ...more

Actors: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis

Directed by: Jared Hess

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Ed Wood


Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Biopics & True Life Stories in Film
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Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he made his best-known films as well as his relationship with actor Bela Lugosi, played by Martin Landau. ...more

Actors: Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, + more

Initial Release: 1994

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Florence Foster Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Biopics & True Life Stories in Film
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Actors: Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Initial Release: 2016

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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