TV Series/TV Mini-Series, Biography (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. The Brontës of Haworth (1973– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dramatized biography of the Brontë sisters Charlotte, Anne and Emily.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Vickery Turner, Ann Penfold, Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 94

2. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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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.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 18,585

3. Will Shakespeare (1978)

60 min | Biography

7.6
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Biography of William Shakespeare.

Stars: Tim Curry, Paul Freeman, John Normington, Ron Cook

Votes: 88

4. Otkrytaya kniga (1980– )

596 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Stars: Georgiy Taratorkin, German Lupekin, Natalya Dikaryova, Aleksey Vasilev

Votes: 43

5. Oppenheimer (1980)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, John Carson, Christopher Muncke, Jana Shelden

Votes: 303

6. Biography (1979– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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Star: David Janssen

Votes: 9

7. Kennedy (1983)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Andrew Rayden

Votes: 480

8. Martin Luther (1983– )

90 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ulrich Thein, Otto Mellies, Ralf Kober, Hartmut Puls

Votes: 22

9. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »

Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Lina Buldakova, Sergey Shakurov, Vsevolod Larionov

Votes: 202

10. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady (1984– )

Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Gentle drama series about the Warwickshire schoolteacher whose nature diary became a best seller

Stars: Pippa Guard, Isabelle Amyes, Brian Rawlinson, Allyson Rees

Votes: 27

11. Verdi (1982– )

Not Rated | 70 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries... See full summary »

Stars: Ronald Pickup, Carla Fracci, Giampiero Albertini, Omero Antonutti

Votes: 233

12. Mussolini and I (1985)

120 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.3
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A compelling drama and documentary chronicling the life and death of Il Duce (Bob Hoskins), from his days as a terrorist, to his alliance with Hitler, to the betrayal of his son-in-law, and untimely demise.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Annie Girardot

Votes: 341

13. Oscar (1985)

120 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Biography of Irish writer Oscar Wilde.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Robin McCallum, Tim Hardy, Karl Howman

Votes: 31

14. Allt ljus på mig (1987)

174 min | Biography, Drama

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Stars: Bo Andersson, Anders Beckman, Anna-Greta Bergman, Carl Billquist

15. Jokehnen oder Wie lange fährt man von Ostpreußen nach Deutschland? (1987– )

270 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.1
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The series tells the story of Hermann Steputat, born in 1934, in the village of Jokehnen in Eastern Prussia. The day he is born is also the day Hitler comes to power in Germany, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Günter Lüdke, Beate Finckh, Else Quecke, Monica Bleibtreu

Votes: 27

16. Vuk Karadzic (1987– )

82 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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Life and times of Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, Serbian linguist from 19th Century, whose grammar was later adopted by most of nations in former Yugoslavia. Beside dealing with Karadzic's life, ... See full summary »

Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Aleksandar Bercek, Dragana Varagic, Aljosa Vuckovic

Votes: 434

17. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,463

18. Hemingway (1988)

100 min | Biography

6.7
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Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating, or more charismatic than Hemingway himself.... See full summary »

Stars: Stacy Keach, Josephine Chaplin, Marisa Berenson, Lisa Banes

Votes: 95

19. Son of the Morning Star (1991– )

PG-13 | 187 min | Biography, History, Western

7.4
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.

Stars: Gary Cole, Rosanna Arquette, Stanley Anderson, Edward Blatchford

Votes: 838

20. Queen (1993)

282 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,324

21. 1914-1918 (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 300

22. Moses (1995)

180 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

6.7
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A retelling of the Bible story. Pharaoh Ramses II decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal Princess and raised ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella, Christopher Lee, Anna Galiena

Votes: 1,459

23. Blasco Ibáñez (1997)

180 min | Biography

5.4
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Stars: Ramón Langa, Ana Obregón, Ángel Alarcón, Ángel Alcázar

Votes: 26

24. Ein Stück Himmel (1982– )

465 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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Marek and Celia Dawidowicz are Jewish Poles, who live with their son, Kuba, and nine-year-old daughter, Janian, in Kalisch. As war approaches, the family moves to Warsaw, and Marek and Kuba... See full synopsis »

Stars: Reinhard vom Bauer, Viktoria Brams, Sabi Dorr, Evelyne Ker

Votes: 41

25. Ex-S (1990– )

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Leon Redler, Swrin MacDonald, Anne Laing, Colin Wilson

26. Freud (1984– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The life and times of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.

Stars: David Suchet, Helen Bourne, David Swift, Alison Key

Votes: 76

27. El vuelo del águila (1994– )

Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Biografía novelada de Porfirio Diaz

Stars: Manuel Ojeda, Jacqueline Andere, Humberto Zurita, Patricia Reyes Spíndola

Votes: 57

28. Laurier (1984– )

240 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of the first French-Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfred Laurier

Stars: Jean-Jacques Blanchet, Charlotte Boisjoli, Brigitte Boucher, Jean Brousseau

Votes: 7

29. The Devil's Crown (1978– )

55 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Henry Plantagenet (later King Henry II), sees his opportunity to seize the crown of England and create a kingdom of law and order.

Stars: Jane Lapotaire, Christopher Gable, John Duttine, Brian Cox

Votes: 70

30. Cleopatra (1999– )

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Princess Cleopatra becomes Egypt's Queen and has an out-of-wedlock son with the son-less Roman ruler Julius Ceasar. Through two romances, she strives to protect Egypt from the Romans, and make her son the heir to Ceaser's Roman Empire.

Stars: Nadim Sawalha, Owen Teale, Philip Quast, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,664

31. The Blonde Bombshell (1999– )

200 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The fascinating biography of British 'Blonde Bombshell', Diana Dors, who brought Marylin Monroe-esque charms to the UK along with public scandals and personal tragedies.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Rupert Graves, Larry Lamb, Josephine Butler

Votes: 130

32. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, William Roache, Elizabeth Dawn

Votes: 161

33. Salazar (1999– )

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Luís Avillez, Silva Cunha, Braga da Cruz, Arons de Carvalho

34. Kraj dinastije Obrenovic (1995– )

61 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Based on actual historical events this is the story about last king of Serbia from Obrenovic dynasty. It is a story about a period of turbulence in which he was the king at the end of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tihomir Stanic, Ljiljana Blagojevic, Aleksandar Sreckovic, Nebojsa Dugalic

Votes: 358

35. Panagulis vive (1980– )

220 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Victor Cavallo, Marcella Michelangeli, Cristiano Censi, Luigi Montini

Votes: 12

36. Vatikan - Die Macht der Päpste (1997– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Series of portraits about five popes starting with Pius XII.

Star: Pope John Paul II

Votes: 17

37. Senda de gloria (1987– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Tomatillo salsa with sautéed onions, garlic, and jalapeños is as easy to make as it is delicious. Ingredient list: http://panna.recipes/0326

Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Blanca Sánchez, Eduardo Yáñez, Raúl Araiza

Votes: 22

38. Colette (1985– )

Biography, Drama, History

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Biopic about the authoress of Gigi.

Stars: Clémentine Amouroux, Brigitte Aubry, Jean-Pierre Bisson, Pierre Devilder

39. Jean-Roch Coignet (1969– )

60 min | Biography, History, War

8.1
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Stars: Henri Lambert, Jean Barrez, Gilles Capel, Patrick de Backer

Votes: 10

40. Karl May (1992– )

306 min | Biography

8.0
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Stars: Henry Hübchen, Florian Knorn, André Wiedner, Petra Kelling

Votes: 8

41. Alys Robi (1994– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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The story of the life of the pioneer of French Canadian song Alys Robi.

Stars: Joëlle Morin, Isabelle Boulay, Jean-François Pichette, Allen Altman

Votes: 16

42. First Person (2000– )

Not Rated | 491 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their outré stories directly into the camera to the viewer. Almost every half-hour ... See full summary »

Stars: Errol Morris, Michael Stone, Charles Butler, Andrew Capoccia

Votes: 325

43. Sammy (2000– )

30 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

5.4
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Inspired by Spade's own family tree, the show turns on James Blake, a TV star who's absentee free-loading father Sammy resurfaces after James makes it big.

Stars: David Spade, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney, Harland Williams

Votes: 18

44. Bij ons in de Jordaan (2000– )

150 min | Biography

7.6
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Stars: Kees Prins, Jacob Derwig, Ricky Koole, Marieke Heebink

Votes: 73

45. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1998)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Documentary series retracing the journey of Alexander the Great across sixteen countries.

Star: Michael Wood

Votes: 393

46. Nikola Tesla (1977– )

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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This series follows Tesla's life from his childhood in Simljan (near Gospic) in nowadays Croatia (then Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, part of Austria-Hungary) to his death in New York, USA.

Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Rade Serbedzija, Spiro Guberina, Izet Hajdarhodzic

Votes: 158

47. La vie de Berlioz (1983– )

52 min | Biography

7.4
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Stars: Daniel Mesguich, Rhonda Bachmann, Marina Levtova, Péter Trokán

Votes: 12

48. The Impressionists (2001– )

200 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Victor Garber, Josef Sommer, Amy Irving

Votes: 86

49. Cristóvão Colombo (1957– )

Biography

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Star: Felipe Wagner

50. Goya (1985)

330 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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A dramatic sixserial serial " Goya" narrates about life of artist that was born in 1746th and conducted childhood in Fuendetodos - little hamlet near Saragossa. In 1824th he, fearing ... See full summary »

Stars: Enric Majó, Laura Morante, Raf Vallone, Carlos Larrañaga

Votes: 36


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