Feature Film, Rating Count at least 10,000, Biography, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)
1. Hamilton (2020)
PG-13 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.
2. Schindler's List (1993)
IIB | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,174,087 | Gross: $96.90M
3. Goodfellas (1990)
IIB | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 983,358 | Gross: $46.84M
4. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, ... See full summary »
5. The Intouchables (2011)
IIB | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 731,498 | Gross: $13.18M
7. Lion of the Desert (1980)
173 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.
8. Braveheart (1995)
IIB | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 937,075 | Gross: $75.60M
9. Amadeus (1984)
II | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 358,650 | Gross: $51.97M
10. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
IIA | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 259,478 | Gross: $44.82M
11. Green Book (2018)
IIA | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Votes: 332,978 | Gross: $85.08M
13. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
III | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 1,129,266 | Gross: $116.90M
14. Der Untergang (2004)
IIB | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 322,789 | Gross: $5.51M
15. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
IIA | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 822,058 | Gross: $170.74M
16. Raging Bull (1980)
129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Votes: 311,397 | Gross: $23.38M
18. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
IIB | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 413,303 | Gross: $67.21M
19. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
IIB | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 620,042 | Gross: $56.67M
21. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
IIA | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Votes: 233,668 | Gross: $117.62M
22. Spotlight (I) (2015)
IIB | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 402,236 | Gross: $45.06M
23. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Votes: 556,807 | Gross: $18.35M
24. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Votes: 327,618 | Gross: $23.53M
25. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
IIA | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
Votes: 791,582 | Gross: $164.62M
26. In the Name of the Father (1993)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama
A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
Votes: 151,441 | Gross: $25.01M
27. The Elephant Man (1980)
124 min | Biography, Drama
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous fa?ade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.
29. Inherit the Wind (1960)
128 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
30. Togo (2019)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.
31. Lion (2016)
IIA | 118 min | Biography, Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Votes: 204,453 | Gross: $51.74M
32. The Imitation Game (2014)
IIA | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 662,676 | Gross: $91.13M
33. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
IIA | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 428,738 | Gross: $216.43M
34. The King's Speech (2010)
IIB | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 625,076 | Gross: $138.80M
35. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 86,516 | Gross: $4.45M
36. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
III | 117 min | Biography, Drama
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
Votes: 427,256 | Gross: $27.30M
38. Cinderella Man (2005)
IIA | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of James J. Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Votes: 172,787 | Gross: $61.65M
40. Gandhi (1982)
191 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
Votes: 214,362 | Gross: $52.77M
41. All the President's Men (1976)
138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 99,029 | Gross: $70.60M
43. Papillon (1973)
IIB | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Votes: 118,604 | Gross: $53.27M
44. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Votes: 198,347 | Gross: $102.31M
46. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History
The rap group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Votes: 175,080 | Gross: $161.20M
48. My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)
103 min | Biography, Drama
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
Votes: 65,672 | Gross: $14.74M
50. The Lion in Winter (1968)
134 min | Biography, Drama, History
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
Votes: 28,276 | Gross: $22.28M