Biography (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)
1. Soldiers of the Cross (1900)
The plot outlined the story of the early Christian martyrs with a compendium of horrors guaranteed to jolt audiences into an awareness of terrible suffering for the sake of Christianity. ... See full summary »
2. The Life of Charles Peace (I) (1905)
Short, Biography, Crime
The story of Charles Peace, one of Britain's most notorious criminals. Peace was an expert in cat burglary. The film reconstructs Peace's real-life leap from a train on his way to trial for... See full summary »
3. Edgar Allan Poe (1909)
7 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The story, while not biographical, is founded on incidents in his life, showing his devotion for his sick wife, Virginia. Desperate from his utter helplessness to ameliorate his dying ... See full summary »
4. Queen Elizabeth (1912)
44 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Episodes from the life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603), focusing on her ill-fated love affair with Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.
5. Lincoln, the Lover (1914)
10 min | Short, Biography, Romance
Returning from his inauguration, Lincoln, with the sounds of the acclaim of the populace still in his ears, and realizing in a moment of loneliness the emptiness of his life, dreams of Ann ... See full summary »
7. The Raven (1915)
Not Rated | 57 min | Biography, Drama
Edgar Allan Poe, while at college, incurs many debts and is sent home in disgrace. He is ordered from the house by his father. Shortly after, he marries, and tries to make a living by ... See full summary »
9. Her Country's Call (1917)
Mountain girl Jess Slocum, lives with her father in a cabin above an army camp. When his daughter questions his hatred of soldiers, Slocum admits to having been drummed out of an army camp ... See full summary »
11. Gloria que mata (1922)
13. Salomé (1922)
Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama, History
Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.
14. The Little Napoleon (1923)
The youngest brother of Napoleon, Jerome, who, after the unfortunate peace of Tilsit, on August 18, 1807, took control of the newly created kingdom of Westphalia, holds his splendid court ... See full summary »
15. Christopher Columbus (1923)
Biography, Drama, History
The story of Columbus' seven year struggle to gain backing for his voyage to America. Previous ventures to the North American continent by Asians, Phoenicians and Norsemen are also acknowledged.
17. With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926)
Passed | 60 min | Biography, History, Western
Focuses on Davy Crockett before & during his time at the Alamo as one of the defenders, and ultimately, one of those who gave their lives.
18. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
Votes: 42,213 | Gross: $0.02M
19. Disraeli (1929)
Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.
22. Lover Divine (1933)
85 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Franz Schubert works as school teacher, yet his mind and soul are in music. When he is engaged as a pianist for an aristocratic soirée he doesn't suspect how this will change his life forever and even determine his unfinished symphony.
23. The Man Who Dared (1933)
Passed | 72 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An "imaginative biography" of Anton Cermak, mayor of Chicago who was killed in the line of fire during an assassination attempt on President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami on February 15, 1933.
29. Memories and Melodies (1935)
16 min | Short, Biography, Musical
This beautiful Technicolor short features the songs of the great American popular composer Stephen Collins Foster. Lovely antebellum costumes and atmosphere foreshadow the MGM production ... See full summary »
30. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
31. Pasteur (1935)
Biography, Drama, History
The biography of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), the French biologist credited for his research on vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization.
32. Bocage (1936)
124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Bocage is a former navy officer, a cultured gentleman, a passionate man, and a poet. He lived in the second half of the 18th century, and he goes through a number of relationships, writing ... See full summary »
33. Sant Tukaram (1936)
131 min | Biography
This classic film chronicles the life of Tukaram (17th C.), one of Maharashtra's most popular saint poets, activating the 20th-C. resonances of his turning away from courtly Sanskrit ... See full summary »
34. Lenin in October (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History
The movie about events of October revolution of 1917 and Lenin's role in the organization of revolt of Bolsheviks.
37. That Mothers Might Live (1938)
Approved | 10 min | Short, Biography, Drama
It's the mid-nineteenth century. As long as there have been hospitals, the joy that women have felt having just given birth in a hospital may be quickly marred by their sudden death due to ... See full summary »
39. The Flying Irishman (1939)
Approved | 71 min | Biography, Drama
This is the story of the historic 1938 flight of Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan. Mr. Corrigan starred in this film, which chronicled his infamous flight. On July 17, 1938, Mr. Corrigan loaded... See full summary »
40. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
42. Shors (1939)
92 min | Biography, Drama, War
Biography of Ukrainian revolutionary Nikolai Alexandrovitch Shchors. Shchors leads the peasants and workers to advance on Kiev.
43. Sons of Liberty (1939)
Approved | 20 min | Short, Biography, Drama
Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.
44. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Votes: 2,124 | Gross: $1.12M
45. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
46. Brigham Young (1940)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History
In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
47. Edison, the Man (1940)
Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama
82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.
50. Young Tom Edison (1940)
Approved | 86 min | Biography, Drama
Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results. As a result, the towns ... See full summary »