TV Movie, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 38,779

2. Patsy & Loretta (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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An original movie about the friendship between country-music stars Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Director: Callie Khouri | Stars: Megan Hilty, Jessie Mueller, Kyle Schmid, Janine Turner

Votes: 187

3. Brexit (2019 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Belcher, Malcolm Freeman, Lucy Russell

Votes: 9,585

4. Toast (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott

Votes: 8,661

5. Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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On the night she plans on taking her own life, a 17-year-old girl is kidnapped and finds herself fighting to stay alive. She manages to talk her attacker into releasing her, but when she ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Donovan | Stars: Shelby Bain, Alexandra Castillo, Katie Douglas, David James Elliott

Votes: 348

6. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 25,495

7. The Wizard of Lies (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme robbed $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in U.S. history.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow

Votes: 19,386

8. Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci, Simon Markey

Votes: 17,125

9. James Dean (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni

Votes: 4,874

10. My Dinner with Hervé (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Frida Munting, Harriet Walter

Votes: 4,789

11. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 6,078

12. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska becomes Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 20,067

13. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 16,200

14. Brian's Song (1971 TV Movie)

G | 73 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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62 Metascore

Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey

Votes: 6,680

15. The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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70 Metascore

The girl next door makes a teen born with immune deficiencies want to leave his germ-free bubble.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland

Votes: 4,149

16. Paterno (2018 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The film centers on Joe Paterno, who after becoming the most successful coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Kathy Baker, Kenneth Maharaj, Michael Mastro

Votes: 5,287

17. Cleveland Abduction (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A single mother who becomes the first victim of kidnapper Ariel Castro finds herself trapped in his home for 11 years, where she eventually becomes a friend and sister to two other women who are taken captive by Castro.

Director: Alex Kalymnios | Stars: Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Katie Sarife, Samantha Droke

Votes: 4,178

18. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 14,305

19. Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ken Howard

Votes: 8,886

20. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

Votes: 3,179

21. All the Way (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Lyndon Baines Johnson becomes the President of the United States in the chaotic aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination and spends his first year in office fighting to pass the Civil Rights Act.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Frank Langella

Votes: 12,095

22. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O'Connell

Votes: 25,350

23. Cocaine Godmother (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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The real life of Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco, who reportedly masterminded more than 200 murders. This film presents her life story from the time she was a young girl to the end of her life.

Director: Guillermo Navarro | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jenny Pellicer, Alejandro Edda, Warren Christie

Votes: 1,662

24. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The meeting and courtship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: Laura Mitchell, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Burgess Abernethy, Steve Coulter

Votes: 1,271

25. Anna Nicole (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama

5.3
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The life of Anna Nicole Smith, from small town dancer to Playboy centerfold, to her marriage to a billionaire, and her eventual self destruction.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Martin Landau, Adam Goldberg, Graham Patrick Martin

Votes: 1,947

26. Iron Jawed Angels (2004 TV Movie)

123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hilary Swank, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 5,424

27. Gotti (1996 TV Movie)

R | 117 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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John Gotti rises to head the powerful Gambino crime family before being convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Armand Assante, Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe, Richard C. Sarafian

Votes: 5,955

28. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Two part mini-series documenting the stormy thirty-eight-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,098

29. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Tambor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 6,189

30. Catherine the Great (1995 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Trapped in a loveless arranged marriage to the immature future Czar, a young German Princess proves a skillful political infighter and rises to become Catherine the Great.

Directors: Marvin J. Chomsky, John Goldsmith | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul McGann, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 1,121

31. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.7
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Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour, Romano Orzari, Alain Goulem

Votes: 1,327

32. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 8,334

33. What The Durrells Did Next (2019 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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The Durrells in Corfu (2016) star Keeley Hawes hosts this documentary about the extraordinary lives of The Durrell family after WWII forced them to leave Corfu, with special focus on Gerald, his seminal naturalist work and his visionary zoo.

Directors: Toby Roebuck, Ewen Thomson | Stars: Keeley Hawes, Eamonn Andrews, David Attenborough, Nick Baker

Votes: 18

34. The Ron Clark Story (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Matthew Perry, Judith Buchan, Griffin Cork, Jerry Callaghan

Votes: 8,870

35. 61* (2001 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle race to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record.

Director: Billy Crystal | Stars: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur

Votes: 13,109

36. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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History of Apple and Microsoft.

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Joey Slotnick, J.G. Hertzler

Votes: 22,846

37. No One Would Tell (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A shy high school student's seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Savage, Gregory Alan Williams, Heather McComb

Votes: 2,008

38. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 2,425

39. A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, JD Pardo, Lupe Ontiveros, Henry Darrow

Votes: 1,682

40. Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Robert Bockstael, Makyla Smith

Votes: 3,503

41. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, Reed Birney, Karen Wheeling Reynolds

Votes: 2,833

42. Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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The life and death of the "Playboy" centerfold model/actress Dorothy Stratten.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Weitz, Robert Reed, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 439

43. The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (2018 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.6
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The America gymnast Simone Biles' road to success including all the trials and tribulations that she faced.

Director: Vanessa Parise | Stars: Simon Akenhead, Tim Beckmann, Raven Bowens, Kai Bradbury

Votes: 130

44. Rasputin (1996 TV Movie)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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HBO biopic about the infamous "mad monk" Rasputin from the court of Czar Nicholas II in Russia.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, Ian McKellen, David Warner

Votes: 3,250

45. Confirmation (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 4,482

46. Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A chronicle of the Brontë sisters' battle to overcome obstacles and publish their novels, which would become some of the greatest in the English language.

Director: Sally Wainwright | Stars: Finn Atkins, Charlie Murphy, Chloe Pirrie, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 1,994

47. Tuesdays with Morrie (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz-Grillo, Caroline Aaron

Votes: 4,089

48. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Winston Churchill's wilderness years prior to World War II, when only he could see the threat that Adolf Hitler and a rearmed Germany posed to Europe.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache

Votes: 5,218

49. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 11,363

50. I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Police launch a high-profile investigation after a teenager (Alana Boden) is abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City.

Director: Sarah Walker | Stars: Elizabeth Smart, Alana Boden, Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy

Votes: 631


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