Top 50 Biography, Thriller, Action Movies and TV Shows



1. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 185,329 | Gross: $43.48M

2. Adrift (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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56 Metascore

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 38,348 | Gross: $31.45M

3. The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.

Director: Richie Smyth | Stars: Richard Lukunku, Danny Sapani, Andrew Stock, Mark Strong

Votes: 26,197

4. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

Votes: 96,729 | Gross: $5.49M

5. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

6.4
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As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution".

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor

Votes: 11,911

6. Rise of the Footsoldier: Marbella (2019)

85 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

5.3
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Fresh out of prison, Pat Tate steps right back into his Essex nightclub business. Since he can't stop brooding about the man who had him put away, it's not long before he's off to Marbella to find Frank Harris and seek his revenge.

Director: Andrew Loveday | Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone, Emily Wyatt, Roland Manookian

Votes: 215

7. Domino (2005)

R | 127 min | Action, Biography, Crime

5.9
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36 Metascore

A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramírez, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 63,061 | Gross: $10.17M

8. The Whistleblower (2010)

R | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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59 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn

Votes: 30,308 | Gross: $1.12M

9. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Votes: 4,620

10. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 34,060 | Gross: $0.48M

11. The Hunter (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

6.4
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31 Metascore

The story of professional bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton

Votes: 4,482

12. Rise of the Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story (2017)

R | 99 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

5.6
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Notorious gangster, Pat Tate, rises through the ranks of Essex's criminal underworld. A prequel to the 'Rise of the Footsoldier' franchise.

Director: Zackary Adler | Stars: Craig Fairbrass, Terry Stone, Roland Manookian, Jamie Foreman

Votes: 1,114

13. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 30,665 | Gross: $0.55M

14. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 27,132 | Gross: $0.28M

15. Hangar 18 (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Biography, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with a UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn, Gary Collins, James Hampton

Votes: 2,059 | Gross: $6.00M

16. Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

8.2
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The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Hemendra Dandotiya, Navneet Gairola, Mahie Gill

Votes: 30,080 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Jack Strong (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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The most spectacular Polish spy of the Cold War era, Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, informs Americans about the Communist Bloc's top secrets in the face of the upcoming martial law.

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Dimitri Bilov

Votes: 4,113

18. Electric Slide (2014)

R | 95 min | Action, Biography, Crime

4.6
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37 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.

Director: Tristan Patterson | Stars: Vinessa Shaw, Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Constance Wu

Votes: 725

19. Walking Tall Part II (1975)

PG | 109 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Bo Svenson, Luke Askew, John Davis Chandler, Robert DoQui

Votes: 1,036

20. Rakhta Charitra (2010)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Sudeep, Abhimanyu Singh

Votes: 3,536

21. Nokas (2010)

87 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.5
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The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Marit Synnøve Berg, Frode Winther, Morten Larsen, Tov Sletta

Votes: 3,965

22. Medal of Honor (2000–2002)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Medal of Honor is America's highest military award, authorized by President Lincoln on March 25, 1863 for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. Since that time, there have been over 3,000 recipients.

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Mitchell Paige, Everett Pope, Vernon J. Baker

Votes: 22

23. Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch (2019)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Biography, Crime

5.8
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Serial billionaire kidnapper Logan has been savaging Hong Kong. Now, his gang is aiming the dart beyond Hong Kong, at an affluent Macau regal.

Directors: Jason Kwan, Jing Wong | Stars: Jiang Du, Louis Koo, Ka Tung Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 252 | Gross: $0.20M

24. El Presidente (2012)

162 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.5
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The life story of the first Philippine President. The story of the man who led the Filipino people to victory against its Spanish conquerors.

Director: Mark Meily | Stars: Jorge Estregan, Nora Aunor, Christopher De Leon, Cristine Reyes

Votes: 95

25. Nine Lives (1957)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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During World War II, nine members of the Norwegian Resistance trapped into a deadly Nazi ambush. Only one escapes on foot, and a fierce hunt through the ice desert has begun.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 1,540

26. Tesla (VI)

Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

A unique factual depiction of Nikola Tesla's life from his early adulthood to his eventual arrival to America in 1886, examining his relationships and interactions with some of history's ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Gullett | Stars: Jim Meskimen, Gia Skova, Dan van Husen, Sonia Carroll

27. The Island (2007)

92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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'El Gezira' is a film about a community of Upper Egypt residents living in El Gezira (the Island). They have their own set of rules, ethics and traditions. They also plant drugs and buy ... See full summary »

Director: Sharif Arafah | Stars: Mahmoud Yassine, Ahmed el-Sakka, Hind Sabri, Zeina

Votes: 2,632

28. A Bullet for Pretty Boy (1970)

PG | 89 min | Action, Biography, Crime

5.1
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The movie tells the biography of the gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd who started his career young aged when he saw his father die and seeked out revenge by killing his murderer during a... See full summary »

Directors: Larry Buchanan, Maury Dexter | Stars: Fabian, Jocelyn Lane, Astrid Warner, Adam Roarke

Votes: 160

29. Rakhta Charitra 2 (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.4
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After avenging the death of his father and brother, a man must now content with another vengeful male.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Shatrughan Sinha, Vivek Oberoi, Suriya, Sudeep

Votes: 2,227

30. Baader (2002)

115 min | Action, Biography, Crime

5.5
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Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.

Director: Christopher Roth | Stars: Frank Giering, Laura Tonke, Vadim Glowna, Can Taylanlar

Votes: 703

31. Toofan Singh (2017)

142 min | Action, Biography, History

6.9
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The journey of a Punjabi Sikh boy who grew up during the chaotic, violent 1980s revolving around his chase for survival, equality and justice in order to protect and shield society and fight against brutality, crime and corruption.

Directors: Baghal Singh, Gurcharan Virk | Stars: Ranjit Bawa, Daman Singh, Sukhbir Singh Batth, Sunita Dhir

Votes: 108

32. Saruhan (2016)

97 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

7.9
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It is the beginning of the 17th century. The prince, who is about to become the sultan in the future, is on his way towards Saruhan and a murder is committed in Saruhan. One of Saruhan's ... See full summary »

Director: Emre Konuk | Stars: Saffet Durmus, Mehmet Emin Kadagan, Ilker Kizmaz, Sumeyra Koc

Votes: 106

33. 14 Hours (2005 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.0
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While Tropical Storm Allison brings one of the worst floods to hit Houston rages outside, the staff of Hermann hospital races against time to ensure hundreds of patients are evacuated safely.

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Kirsten Robek, Kevin McNulty

Votes: 276

34. Levski (2015)

130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

4.0
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The movie is about the great historical figure Vasil Levski. It follows five different plot lines: his attitude towards himself; his attitude towards the religion; the relationship with his... See full summary »

Director: Maxim Genchev | Stars: Veselin Plachkov, Simeon Filipov, Maxim Genchev, Nikolai Sotirov

Votes: 497

35. Junction 48 (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.7
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62 Metascore

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director: Udi Aloni | Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Said Dasuki

Votes: 604 | Gross: $0.01M

36. The Devil's Revenge Sequel of the Devil's Double

Action, Biography, Crime | Post-production

The Devil's Revenge A Sequel of The Devil's Double Movie 'The Devil's Double' was released to critical acclaim in 2011. The sequel is a thriller based on in true story''The Devil's Double' ... See full summary »

37. Blue Thunder (II)

Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

While serving life in prison, Randy Lanier reconnects with his estranged daughter while recounting to her his glory days as a race car driving champion and the marijuana-smuggling criminal enterprise he created that put him away.

38. Lost Exile (2016)

29 min | Short, Action, Biography

7.2
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To escape from a lack of perspective in Kosovo, Hana decides to resort to the services of Emir, an illegal smuggler in Serbia that will drive her to Hungary. On the way, complications arise... See full summary »

Director: Fisnik Maxhuni | Stars: Dhurata Aslant, Diellza Asllani, Florist Bajgora, Valon Bajgora

Votes: 17

39. Broken Chains (2017)

R | Action, Adventure, Biography

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Brianna married a man she thought would protect her forever. But soon discovers Vincenzo has a dark secret and an evil family with connections controlling his narcissistic sociopathic traits and will go to any lengths to keep the secret controlled and hidden.

Director: Shannon Brown | Stars: Denise Reed, Shannon Brown, Mark Vincent, Michael Elian

Votes: 13

40. Burning Calcutta (2009)

85 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Film based on real story of Kolkata. A devastating smoke emitted from a fire at the basement of a high profile centrally air conditioned private hospital had taken lives of 89 patients and 4 sincere hospital staff on December 2011.

Director: Kajal Choudhury | Stars: Ali Al Baloushi, Supurna Malakar, Marion, Matthew

Votes: 8

41. The Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

An account of the career of the infamous and notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Director: Tonya S. Holly

42. Love (VI) (2015)

13 min | Short, Action, Biography

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A psychological thriller that follows a family torn apart by the same thing that it was once perceived to have been built upon.

Director: Marcellus Cox | Stars: Cedric Clark, Stephen Cofield, Bryant Fisher, Angela Hope

43. Double Fault

Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

A True Story: Nick Halladay was one of the biggest bank robbers in the 70's, that made his outlandish getaways on his motorbike.

Star: Max Ryan

44. Do or Die (I)

Action, Biography, History | Pre-production

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Director: Dipankar Dipon

45. Remis

95 min | Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

A female Iranian journalist is held in a prison, charged with blasphemy. She seduces her interrogator, using him to flee Tehran.

46. Contractors (I)

Animation, Action, Adventure | Announced

A pair of contractors build a dream house for a millionaire, who happens to be engaged to one of their ex-girlfriends.

47. Gettin' Out (2009)

24 min | Short, Action, Biography

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A poor seven year old African American boy is devastated by the sudden death of the father he worshiped, followed by a serious illness hospitalizing his mother, forcing he and his seven ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Kidwell | Stars: Daniel DiPiazza, Denise Durette, Michael Polk, Elijah Jimenez

Votes: 12

48. Fearless: The Documentary (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

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Fearless is a daring and thought provoking documentary about a group of urban teens from Los Angeles who attempt to do the impossible, make a feature film from home. With no experience and ... See full summary »

Director: Amilcar Monterroso | Stars: Louis Barajas, Will Carranza Jr., Desiree Estrada, Enrique G. Legaspi

49. '42 (1951)

156 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

7.2
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Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Harimohan Bose, Manju Dey, Pradeep Kumar, Sombhu Mitra

Votes: 16

50. The Good of the Many

Action, Biography, Drama | Announced

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