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1. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Votes: 30,054 | Gross: $28.35M
2. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
Votes: 30,081 | Gross: $6.00M
5. J. Edgar (2011)
R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life.
Votes: 119,695 | Gross: $37.31M
6. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Votes: 6,746 | Gross: $3.56M
7. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
8. The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)
PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery
In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian Agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.
10. Sade (2000)
100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.
Votes: 1,635 | Gross: $0.03M
11. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Approved | 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: 257,578 | Gross: $44.82M
12. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 96,499 | Gross: $5.70M
13. The Great White Hope (1970)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
Votes: 2,291 | Gross: $2.70M
14. American Splendor (2003)
R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Votes: 46,709 | Gross: $6.00M
16. Anastasia (1956)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.
17. The Boy in Blue (1986)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat."
Votes: 1,042 | Gross: $0.28M
18. The Great Waltz (1938)
Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »
20. Red Tails (2012)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, History
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Votes: 32,730 | Gross: $49.88M
22. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.
23. Funny Girl (1968)
G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Votes: 18,352 | Gross: $58.50M
24. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama
A victim of domestic violence winds up in an ongoing struggle to get the police to take her seriously, until the abuse escalates to the worst extreme.
25. Bingo: The King of the Mornings (2017)
113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the... See full summary »
26. Marshall (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Votes: 16,970 | Gross: $10.05M
27. Jacob (1994 TV Movie)
91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In the foreign land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless ... See full summary »
28. Joseph (1995)
185 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.
29. Lenny (1974)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama
The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
30. The Mercy (2017)
Not Rated | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.
32. Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
A real-life story about a high school teacher and football coach who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease but refuses to give in.
35. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Votes: 101,214 | Gross: $5.99M
36. Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003 TV Movie)
PG | 83 min | Biography, Drama
A grim look at homemaking business tycoon Martha Stewart's story, behind the facade of her motherly housewife appearance, including a crime she committed that brought her fame to a halt.