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The main article for this category is Biographical film.

This category lists film titles, for films that purport to tell the life story of an individual. Where artistic licence is used, the subject is clearly identified, and the real name(s) of the subject(s) is used, even when the information presented is historically inaccurate.


1492: Conquest of Paradise

17 Miracles

26 Years Diary

A Dispatch from Reuter's

A Man for All Seasons (1988 film)

A Mighty Heart (film)

A Real American Hero (TV film)

A River Runs Through It (film)

A Season of Giants

A Severa (film)

A Single Woman (film)

A Soul Haunted by Painting

Above and Beyond (film)

Adrienne Lecouvreur (1938 film)

Against the Ropes

Air Diary

Alexander Popov (film)

Ali: An American Hero

Almafuerte (film)

Amelia (film)

American Gangster (film)

American Hot Wax

American Sniper (film)

American: The Bill Hicks Story

Amália (film)

An Enemy of the People (film)

Anna Boleyn (film)

Anne no Nikki

Annie Oakley (film)

Assata aka Joanne Chesimard


Augustus the Strong (film)

Aurore (film)


Back in the Seventies

Beau Brummell (film)

Beautiful Boxer

Becket (1964 film)

Belle Starr (film)

Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club

Bettie Page: Dark Angel

Bill (1981 film)

Biographical film

Bioscope (film)

Blue Swallow (film)

Bonnie Prince Charlie (1923 film)

Boudica (film)

Boys Town (film)


Bright Star (film)

Broadway 4D

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Bruce Lee and I

Bruce Lee, My Brother

Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth

Buddy (1997 film)

Báthory (film)

C'era una volta la città dei matti...

Cabeza de Vaca (film)

Cagliostro (film)

Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss

Camões (film)

Captain Eddie

Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business

Carry On Columbus

Casanova (1987 film)

Casino Jack

Casta diva (film)

Catch a Fire (film)

Center Stage (1992 film)

Charlemagne, le prince à cheval

Charles Manson Superstar

Chico (film)

Chico Xavier (film)


Chopper (film)

Christabel (1988 TV drama)

Christopher Columbus (TV series)

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

Citizen Cohn

Cleopatra (1934 film)

Cleopatra (1999 film)

Clive of India (film)

Communion (1989 film)

Confucius (1940 film)

Confucius (2010 film)

Conviction (2010 film)

Convicts 4

Cornelis (film)

Countess Dracula

Crazy (2007 film)


Crulic: The Path to Beyond

Crystal Voyager

Dangerous Beauty

Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer

Daniel – Der Zauberer

Dante's Inferno (1967 TV film)

Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula

Das Herz der Königin

Deadly Voyage

Dear Sarah (film)

Deliverance (1919 film)

Der Einstein des Sex

Der alte und der junge König

Dersimiz: Atatürk

Desert Dancer

Destiny (1997 film)

Devotion (1946 film)

Diamond Jim

Diary of Korean-Japanese War

Die Blutgräfin (film)

Die Männer der Emden

Die Stunde der Offiziere

Dieter: Der Film


Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga

Domino (film)

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

Drake of England

Dreyfus (1930 film)

Druids (film)

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

El Cantante

El Cid (film)

El Cid: The Legend

El Húsar de la Muerte

El Lute II: Tomorrow I'll be Free

El Lute: Run for Your Life

El Santo de la Espada

Eleftherios Venizelos (film)

Eleonora Duse (film)

Emīla nedarbi

Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story

Entre Nous

Eric and Ernie

Ernst Thälmann (film)

Eroica (1949 film)

Eroica (2003 film)

Eros Plus Massacre


Evel Knievel (film)

Ex Drummer

Factory Girl (film)

Faith of My Fathers (film)

Fearless (2006 film)

Ferrari (film)

Film à clef

Flame & Citron

Flash of Genius (film)

Flight of the Eagle

Florence Nightingale (2008 film)

Flynn (film)

Follow the Sun

Forbidden Paradise

Forever Enthralled

Francesco (film)

Frank Doel

Frank and Ollie

Freak (film)

Freud: The Secret Passion

Friedemann Bach (film)

Friends (1938 film)

Front of the Class (film)

Funny Lady

Gacy (film)


Geliebte Clara

Genghis Khan (1965 film)

Genghis Khan (1992 film)

Genghis Khan (1998 film)

Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea

Gentleman Jim (film)

George Who?

Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenét Ramsey Mystery


Global Enlightenment: Part 1


God Rot Tunbridge Wells!

God's Faithful Servant: Barla

Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg

Goodbye Bafana

Gorillas in the Mist

Greased Lightning

Halim (film)

Hammett (film)

Hanna's War

Hans Westmar

Harlow (Magna film)

Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II

Heart Beat (film)

Heart Like a Wheel (film)

Hearts Divided

Hedd Wyn (film)

Henry VIII and His Six Wives (film)

Hidalgo (film)

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story

Home, Sweet Home (1914 film)

Houdini (1998 film)

Houdini (film)

Howl (film)

Hunt Angels

I Am My Own Woman

I Killed Rasputin

I'll Cry Tomorrow

I'm Not There

If You Could See What I Hear

Il sogno del maratoneta

Imaginary Crimes

In the Light of the Moon

In the Name of the Father (film)

In the Name of the Law (1922 film)

Incendiary Blonde

Into the Storm (2009 film)

Ip Man (film)

Ip Man 2

Ip Man: The Final Fight


Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World

Isn't She Great

Ivan the Terrible (film)

Jack Strong

Jefferson in Paris

Jeffrey Dahmer: The Secret Life

Jesse James (1939 film)

John Paul Jones (film)

John Wycliffe: The Morning Star

Johnny Appleseed (film)

Juan Moreira (1973 film)

Juarez (film)

Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement

Karel Havlíček Borovský (film)

Karl Liebknecht (film)

Karla (film)

Karol: A Man Who Became Pope

King Naresuan (film)

King of the World (TV film)

Kinsey (film)

Korczak (film)

L'Autre Dumas

La Fayette (film)

La revolución es un sueño eterno

Lackawanna Blues

Lady with Red Hair

Landru (film)

Last Call (2002 film)

Law of Courage

Le bon roi Dagobert (1984 film)

Lean on Me (film)

Lee Seong-gye King Taejo

Legend of a Fighter

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Leonie (film)

Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch

Libertas (film)

Life Is But a Dream

Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

Lion of the Desert

List of biographical films

Little House on the Prairie (film)

Little Mo (1978 film)

Little Old New York

Live from Baghdad (film)

Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story

Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story

Lola Montès

Look for the Silver Lining (film)

Love Child (1982 film)

Love Me or Leave Me (film)

Love and Mercy (film)

Lucie Aubrac (film)

Lucy (2003 film)

Ludwig II, King of Bavaria

Mabo (film)

Mad Love (2001 film)

Madame Curie (film)


Man of Conquest

Manjunath (film)

Manuel Belgrano (film)

Mao's Last Dancer (film)

Maradona, the Hand of God

Marlene (2000 film)

Martin and Lewis (film)

Matti: Hell Is for Heroes


Max Manus: Man of War

Meetings with Remarkable Men (film)

Men Who Have Made Love to Me

Mesmer (film)

Mesrine (1984 film)

Mesrine (2008 film)

Michael Collins (film)

Michael Jordan: An American Hero

Michael the Brave (film)

Michurin (film)


Mircea (film)

Miroslava (film)

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

Mongol (film)

Mozart's Sister

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Mussolini and I

My Dinner with Jimi

My Gal Sal

My Little Princess

My Six Convicts

Ned Kelly (1970 film)

Ned Kelly (2003 film)

Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile

Nijinsky (film)

No Right to Die – Chinggis Khaan

Nomad (2005 film)

Normal (2009 film)

O Cônsul de Bordéus

Omar Khayyam (film)

One Foot in Heaven

Paradise Found (film)

Parnell (film)

Party Monster (2003 film)

Patch Adams (film)

Patty Hearst (film)

Pedro (film)

Phar Lap (film)

Playoff (film)

Pocahontas (1994 film)

Pocahontas (1995 film)

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Pocahontas: The Legend

Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story

Prairie Giant

Prick Up Your Ears

Pride of the Marines

Prince Vladimir (film)

Public Enemies (1996 film)

Rainbow (1978 film)

Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny

Raza (film)

Reds (film)

Reign: The Conqueror

Reminiscences (film)

Rentun Ruusu

René Lévesque (TV miniseries)

Riding in Cars with Boys

Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue

Rocky Marciano (film)

Rowing with the Wind

Ruby (1992 film)

Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story

Sagan (film)

Sal (film)

Salvador (2006 film)

Sang Pencerah

Sauerbruch – Das war mein Leben

Savage Nights

Schubert's Dream of Spring

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Selma, Lord, Selma

Serpent of the Nile

Seven Angry Men

Sexual Healing (film)

Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story

Shalom Abu Bassem

Shania: A Life in Eight Albums

Shipman (film)

Simón Bolívar (1942 film)

Sisters in Resistance

Soeur Sourire (film)

Sofia Kovalevskaya (film)

Solomon Northup's Odyssey

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Spartacus (miniseries)

Spy Sorge

Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming

Squizzy Taylor (film)

Sri Ramakrishna Darshanam

Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story

Stand and Deliver

Star! (film)

Stauffenberg (film)

Stradivari (film)

Su mejor alumno

Sweetheart of the Gods

Sylvia (1985 film)

Tail Gunner Joe

Taming of the Fire

Tandra Paparayudu (film)

Taurus (film)

Tengoku Kara no Yell

Tennessee Johnson

Testimony (1988 film)

The Amazing Grace

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934 film)

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957 film)

The Bear (1984 film)

The Bengali Night

The Benny Goodman Story

The Boy in Blue (1986 film)

The Bruce (film)

The Chairman (1964 film)

The Countess (film)

The Countess of Castiglione

The Cup (2011 film)

The Dark Avenger

The Death Disc: A Story of the Cromwellian Period

The Devil's Crown

The Devil's Playground (1976 film)

The Disappearance of Aimee

The Dove (1974 film)

The Eddy Duchin Story

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Ernest Green Story

The Executioner's Song (film)

The Falcon (film)

The Fighting Prince of Donegal

The Flying Dutchman (1957 film)

The Flying Irishman

The Gallant Hours

The George McKenna Story

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

The Go Master

The Grandmaster (film)

The Gray Man (2007 film)

The Great Houdini (film)

The Great Moment (1944 film)

The Great Waltz (film)

The Hammer (2010 film)

The Helen Morgan Story

The Hoax

The Hour of the Pig

The House of Rothschild

The Hunt for the BTK Killer

The Hunter (1980 film)

The Invisible Woman (2013 film)

The Jacksons: An American Dream

The King (2007 film)

The Lady (2011 film)

The Lady and the Duke

The Lame Devil (film)

The Last Days of Patton

The Last Station

The Left Handed Gun

The Legend Is Born – Ip Man

The Legend of Suriyothai

The Lena Baker Story

The Life and Times of David Lloyd George

The Life of General Villa

The Life of Na Woon-gyu

The Life of Reilly

The Life of Verdi (miniseries)

The Life of Wu Xun

The Long Gray Line

The Long Island Incident

The Lovers of Montparnasse

The Loves of Kafka

The Making of the Mahatma

The Marshal of Finland

The Mighty Barnum

The Miracle Continues

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker (1962 film)

The Motorcycle Diaries (film)

The Naked Maja

The Outsider (1961 film)

The Patriot (1928 film)

The Pianist (2002 film)

The Plainsman

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

The Puppetmaster (film)

The Raven (1915 film)

The Red Baron (film)

The Return of Frank James

The Revenge of Pancho Villa

The Rochdale Pioneers

The Sapphires (film)

The Sea Inside

The Sixth Battalion

The Soloist

The Song of Roland (film)

The Soong Sisters (film)

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

The Story of Chaim Rumkowski and the Jews of Lodz

The Story of Louis Pasteur

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

The Story of the Kelly Gang

The Sun (film)

The Temptations (TV miniseries)

The Tenderness of Wolves (film)

The Tenor – Lirico Spinto

Theodora, Slave Empress

They Died with Their Boots On

They Flew Alone

Thomas Muentzer (film)


Three Little Words (film)

Tico-Tico no Fubá (film)

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700

James Brown gets the big-screen treatment next Friday in "Get On Up," the latest from director Tate Taylor ("The Help"). It's a gamble: Few musical figures are as towering as the Godfather of Soul, but biographical films have not been dependable ...
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:41:15 -0700

The biographical films, or biopics, genre became popular in the early 20th century, but we have only recently become equally interested in movies about real-life whistleblowers, cult film-makers and comics as well as musical geniuses and historical ...
Gainesville Times
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:52:30 -0700

Plus, it is sometimes disjointed, an aspect that seems to plague many biographical films. Despite its flaws, however, it brought me to tears on several occasions. And in the end, I was glad I watched it. The movie opens with Kovic's childhood. He was ...

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International Business Times
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:53:15 -0700

Nazer says this particular argument doesn't make much sense since biographical films are protected under the first amendment. “If you think about biopics, they often are very faithful to the original person. They actually want to portray the person as ...
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:57:30 -0700

This is an unfortunately common problem with biographical films about creative people; writers, artists, musicians and designers. Beautifully made, soundtracked with melancholy piano melodies and swelling strings, they turn out as stodgy hagiographies ...

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