Most Popular Autobiographical Movies and TV Shows
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4. Blinded by the Light (2019)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.
Votes: 11,829 | Gross: $11.90M
5. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Votes: 50,634 | Gross: $43.44M
6. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 96,984 | Gross: $2.42M
7. The Tale (2018)
TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.
8. Beginners (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.
Votes: 85,182 | Gross: $5.79M
10. Private Parts (1997)
R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Votes: 32,751 | Gross: $41.20M
11. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama
Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.
Votes: 6,175 | Gross: $0.03M
13. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 84,317 | Gross: $4.45M
15. Antwone Fisher (2002)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Votes: 31,387 | Gross: $21.08M
16. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama
An American couple travel abroad to revitalize their relationship. But as the trip drags on, their attempt at recovering what they once had seems futile.
Votes: 10,806 | Gross: $2.08M
17. Intervista (1987)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Federico Fellini accept the request of a television crew to be interviewed about his carreer, narrating memories, dreams, realities and fantasies.
Votes: 2,181 | Gross: $0.11M
18. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 32,843 | Gross: $3.77M
19. To Hell and Back (1955)
Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.
20. Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019 TV Movie)
TV-Y7 | 45 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After being in space for 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to adjust to an even more modern life in the 21st century. However, when he learns that his favorite 90s cartoon isn't on the air anymore, Rocko tries locating its creator.
21. For a Lost Soldier (1992)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.
Votes: 4,118 | Gross: $0.39M
22. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.
23. Fucking Berlin (2016)
94 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful girl, bored and hungry for life, takes advantage of her new-found freedom away from her parents to explore what lies beneath the surface of Berlin.
24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance
Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.
25. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
Votes: 4,400 | Gross: $18.05M
26. Desert Flower (2009)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.
Votes: 11,656 | Gross: $0.04M
27. My One and Only (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.
Votes: 8,242 | Gross: $2.48M
28. Au nom de la terre (2019)
103 min | Drama
Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. It's the time of happy days, at... See full summary »
29. Little Tickles (2018)
103 min | Drama
Odette is a 8-yr-old girl who loves to dance and draw. Why should she distrust a friend of her parents' who offers to "tickle" her ? Once she has become an adult, Odette realizes she was ... See full summary »
30. 1,000 Times Good Night (2013)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War
Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,091 | Gross: $0.05M
31. All Creatures Great and Small (1975 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama
The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.
32. Flashback (1990)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,714 | Gross: $6.49M
33. The Devil's Playground (1976)
107 min | Drama
Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »
34. Blue (1993)
79 min | Biography, Drama
Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,824 | Gross: $1.72M
36. I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »
Votes: 4,219 | Gross: $6.54M
37. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.
Votes: 1,448 | Gross: $18.03M
38. The Long Day Closes (1992)
PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama
A young British boy comes of age among his loving family and the austere Catholic Church as he realizes his love of cinema and his homosexuality.
Votes: 2,551 | Gross: $0.16M
39. Katie Tippel (1975)
R | 100 min | Drama
The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she sees the corrupting influence of money.
41. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,722 | Gross: $1.43M
X | 107 min | Comedy, Musical
Heironymus Merkin (Anthony Newley) screens an autobiographical movie of his life, growth, and moral decay.
43. My Life So Far (1999)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,721 | Gross: $0.62M
44. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music
In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.
45. The Boy with the Topknot (2017 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
One-off drama based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of British journalist Sathnam Sanghera. A touching, humorous and emotional rites-of-passage story.
46. Chapter Two (1979)
PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off, and just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »
48. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography
Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.
Votes: 2,932 | Gross: $0.24M
50. Taxi zum Klo (1980)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »