Top 50 Biography TV Shows
1. White House Farm (2020)
47 min | Biography, Crime, Mystery
Revolves around the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family are murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that follows.
2. Narcos (2015–2017)
TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
3. Spartacus (2010–2013)
TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.
6. The Act (2019– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.
7. Versailles (2015–2018)
TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.
8. Medici (2016– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History
A political family drama set in Florence in the early fifteenth century. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
10. The Loudest Voice (2019)
TV-MA | 50 min | Biography, Drama
7-part limited series about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, focusing on the past decade which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader and the sexual harassment accusations that brought his career to an end.
11. Escape at Dannemora (2018)
TV-MA | 440 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A female prison employee, Tilly (Patricia Arquette) in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.
13. Genius (I) (2017– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
15. Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019– )
TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Drama
The show tracks the Wu Tang Clan's formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.
16. Fosse/Verdon (2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, Music
An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.
23. Aquarius (2015–2016)
TV-14 | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A gritty 1960s cop drama about LAPD detective Sam Hodiak and his trainee, who must deal with gangs, brutal crimes, changing times, family crises and unhinged manipulative small-time crook Charles Manson, who's slowly building his cult.
30. The Naked Director (2019– )
48 min | Biography, Drama
Follows the story of Toru Muranishi's unusual and dramatic life filled with big ambitions as well as spectacular setbacks in his attempt to turn Japan's porn industry on its head
32. Wolf Hall (2015)
TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.
38. 30 for 30 (2009– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »
39. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »
40. Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015–2017)
TV-14 | 27 min | Biography, Drama
Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant ... See full summary »
TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime
A scripted true crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
42. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for ... See full summary »
43. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History
Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.
48. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )
TV-MA | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.
Biography, Drama | Filming
The series recounts Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary life through the works that made him famous, through the stories hidden within those works, revealing little by little the inner torment of a man obsessed with attaining perfection.