Top 50 Biography, Family Movies and TV Shows
1. Soul Surfer (2011)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
Votes: 42,624 | Gross: $43.85M
6. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 77,045 | Gross: $32.48M
7. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Votes: 12,261 | Gross: $83.48M
8. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)
TV-G | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.
9. Secretariat (2010)
PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.
Votes: 25,020 | Gross: $59.71M
10. Right on Track (2003 TV Movie)
TV-G | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Fact-based drama chronicling the story of two determined sisters who battled the prejudice of a male-dominated sport to become world-class drag racers.
12. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Votes: 24,179 | Gross: $0.04M
13. Heaven Is for Real (2014)
PG | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Votes: 24,652 | Gross: $91.44M
14. Big Miracle (2012)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Votes: 17,894 | Gross: $20.11M
15. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Votes: 11,230 | Gross: $5.01M
16. Faustina: Love and Mercy (2019)
107 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Docudrama tracing the life of Saint Faustina Kowalska, whose visions of Jesus Christ inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy and earned her the title of "Apostle of Divine Mercy".
17. Red Dog (2011)
PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
18. 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.
19. Miracle in Lane 2 (2000 TV Movie)
G | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on a true story, a 13-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair is determined to win a trophy like his athletic older brother.
23. A Sunday Horse (2016)
108 min | Biography, Family
After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.
24. Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
PG | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
As he struggles with Alzheimer's disease, country-music legend Glen Campbell embarks on his farewell tour in the U.S., Australia, and Europe.
Votes: 1,414 | Gross: $0.37M
25. Be Here Now (2015)
100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,'Spartacus,' when he is faced with his biggest ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,911 | Gross: $0.02M
26. The Longshots (2008)
PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Votes: 3,656 | Gross: $11.51M
27. Jack Jonah (2019)
Biography, Family | Post-production
Based on a true story, this film by JCFilms follows the path of the Jonah Family in remembrance of the loss of their son, Jack, to a heroin overdose. The film brings awareness to the drug/... See full summary »
28. The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
29. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical
The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."
30. The Wave (1981 TV Short)
TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama
An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.
32. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.
Votes: 1,037 | Gross: $3.34M
33. The Silent Natural (2019)
140 min | Biography, Family, History
HE MADE THOUSANDS OF FANS CHEER, BUT NEVER HEARD ONE. William "Dummy" Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being Deaf, he introduced Hand Signals for ... See full summary »
36. We Will Be the World Champions (2015)
127 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The story about the founders of the famous "Yugoslav Basketball School" and the first gold medal at the Championships in Ljubljana in 1970, is based on real events and is dedicated to ... See full summary »
37. 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: 1,374 | Gross: $14.17M
39. Entertainment Tonight Canada (2005– )
30 min | Biography, Family, News
Entertainment Tonight Canada is the nation's entertainment powerhouse delivering in depth and breaking up-to-the minute celebrity, film, television and music news both on-air and online.
41. Elena (II) (2012)
80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the ... See full summary »
43. Batkid Begins (2015)
PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.
Votes: 1,549 | Gross: $0.07M
44. Jacob's Kingdom of Heaven (2016)
145 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The struggles faced by a business man and his family in Dubai to stabilize themselves after getting cheated by a fraudster.
45. The Hollywood Complex (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.
46. A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)
PG-13 | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.
47. Twinsters (2015)
PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.
49. 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 »
50. Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The wartime adventures of Scotish highland leader Rob Roy MacGregor during the reign of King George I in the 18th century.