Top 50 Biography, Animation Movies and TV Shows
1. The Wind Rises (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Votes: 63,068 | Gross: $5.21M
2. Loving Vincent (2017)
PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.
Votes: 42,875 | Gross: $6.74M
3. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 83,534 | Gross: $4.45M
4. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)
Unrated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography
A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.
5. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Votes: 52,995 | Gross: $2.28M
7. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
8. Another Day of Life (2018)
85 min | Animation, Biography
A gripping story of a three-month-long journey that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope ... See full summary »
9. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best. Season 2 covers the legends of funk.
10. Barefoot Gen (1983)
TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.
11. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
G | 135 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography
The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...
Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $14.17M
14. Miss Hokusai (2015)
PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.
Votes: 2,522 | Gross: $0.22M
15. Cleopatra (1970)
X | 112 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy
In order to foil the enemy aliens' "Cleopatra Plan", three people from the future are spiritually sent back to Cleopatra's time to understand the enemy intentions.
17. In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994 TV Movie)
90 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy
A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs... See full summary »
18. Banking on Mr. Toad (2020)
Animation, Biography, Drama | Pre-production
A biopic about the writer Kenneth Grahame, the birth of his iconic story "The Wind In The Willows", and his life with wife Elspeth, and Alastair their troubled young son.
20. Müslüm (2017 Video)
4 min | Animation, Short, Biography
After a serious car accident, Müslüm partly loses his hearing and suffers from speech and movement disorders. Life looks very bleak. Until the eccentric Muslum finds his salvation in music and as a phoenix rises from his ashes.
22. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.
Votes: 3,170 | Gross: $0.13M
23. El Cid: The Legend (2003)
90 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography
Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the ... See full summary »
24. Talking About Adultery (2019)
72 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Love is to have, desire is to want. TALKING ABOUT ADULTERY is a documentary essay about the human struggle for both. A film about what marriage means in today's world and what is it that we all strive for.
25. Swami Ayyappan (2012)
90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Swami Ayyappan, who was known as Manikandan during his lifetime, is a mythological super-hero. He is wise and well-versed in martial arts. He is soft and kind to the good and a nightmare to... See full summary »
27. Rezo (2018)
62 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Rezo is a movie told and painted by Rezo Gabriadze, Georgian artist, writer and creator of Marionette theatre. The movie is an autobiographical animated documentary questioning ideas of ... See full summary »
Director: Levan Gabriadze
29. Danny Says (2015)
Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »
Votes: 681 | Gross: $0.04M
36. Virus Tropical (2017)
97 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
Paola is born in a traditional Colombian family, or at least that is what they try to be. Her father is a priest, her mother is a "psychic" and her sisters are not what their parents ... See full summary »
37. Approved for Adoption (2012)
Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
Comic-book artist Jung returns to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5.
Votes: 532 | Gross: $0.00M
38. Turning Table (1988)
80 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy
While working at his editing table cartoon maker Paul Grimault is visited by a little clown, the star of his movie "Le Roi et l'Oiseau". Paul, who is delighted, shows his guest several ... See full summary »
39. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
Votes: 4,638 | Gross: $0.09M
41. Meine Freundin Conni (2012– )
Documentary, Animation, Biography
Conni is a five year old girl having little adventures in everyday life. She experiences her first sleepover, goes to the hairdresser or celebrates festivities with her family or in kindergarten.
42. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest (2014)
TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
When a legendary escape artist comes up for parole after 30 years behind bars, a chance for freedom must be weighed against his infamous past.
45. Buddha: The Great Departure (2011)
111 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography
2005 years ago in India, a boy named Siddhartha Gautama of the kingdom Shakya is born. When Siddhartha was born there was a prophecy that the boy would become a king of all the kingdoms. At... See full summary »
46. Pablo (2012)
90 min | Animation, Biography
Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to ... See full summary »
105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.
Votes: 349 | Gross: $1.58M
49. Bolívar: el héroe (2003)
75 min | Animation, Biography
this film is based on the life of Simón Bolívar (a Latin American military and political leader who fought against Spanish colonial rule), with a very cartoonish style.
50. The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)
Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.