TV Series/TV Mini-Series, Biography (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



51. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Stars: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Verna Griffin

Votes: 10,132

52. Hernán (2019– )

Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The Spanish "Conquistador" Hernán Cortés arrives in the shores of what today is México and faces both local demons and those who've sailed with him.

Stars: Almagro San Miguel, Ishbel Bautista, Michel Brown, Víctor Clavijo

Votes: 571

53. Evil Lives Here (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.0
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A TV series where individuals share their perspectives of loved ones who performed horrific acts of crime

Stars: T.J. Craig, Robert Levey II, Brian Vadim, David Wenzel

Votes: 571

54. The Bobby Brown Story (2018– )

TV-14 | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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The life story of R&B musician Bobby Brown.

Stars: Woody McClain, Luke James, Mekhi Phifer, Laz Alonso

Votes: 525

55. Farouk Omar (2012– )

Biography, Drama, History

9.1
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The life of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second Caliph of Islamic State, before and after he embraces in Islam.

Stars: Fethi Haddaoui, Mohamad S. Alrefai, Samer Ismail, Hazem Zedan

Votes: 3,247

56. No Small Parts (2014– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 732

57. 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

58. The Long Road Home (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood.

Stars: E.J. Bonilla, Jon Beavers, Joey Luthman, Darius Homayoun

Votes: 2,393

59. Bose: Dead/Alive (2017)

20 min | Biography, History, Mystery

9.1
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The man. The legend. The mystery. He fascinated us in life, and long after his "death". This is the story of India's biggest cover-up: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and the mystery of his alleged death.

Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Naveen Kasturia, Edward Sonnenblick, Anna Ador

Votes: 4,700

60. Autopsy: The Last Hours of (2014– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Dr. Richard Shepherd analyses the official autopsy reports of various celebrities to determine their cause of death.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Michael Hunter, Iain Glen, Richard Shepherd

Votes: 436

61. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 3,258

62. Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.7
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,785

63. Urban Myths (2017– )

22 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Our "Urban Myths" are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban folklore. But are they true? We take a slightly tongue in cheek, mischievous -- and ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Kaye, Dustin Demri-Burns, David Avery, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 622

64. Hitler's Circle of Evil (2018)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the Nazi Party.

Stars: Jonathon Michaels, Alisdair Simpson, Guy Walters, Michael Lynch

Votes: 2,202

65. The Temptations (1998)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 3,817

66. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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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.

Stars: Matt Whelan, Emmett Skilton, Adam Jonas Segaller, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 1,467

67. Isabel (2011–2014)

75 min | Biography, History

8.3
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Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Stars: Michelle Jenner, Ramon Madaula, Rodolfo Sancho, Jordi Díaz

Votes: 1,666

68. Trotsky (2017)

50 min | Biography

7.1
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In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. By an ... See full summary »

Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mikhail Porechenkov, Maksim Matveev, Evgeniy Stychkin

Votes: 1,420

69. Al-Zeer Salem (2000– )

Action, Biography, Drama

9.2
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Its events on Zeer Salem, which sparked the forty years war about the killing of his brother.

Stars: Zuhair Abdlulkarim, Rafik Ali Ahmad, Najah Alabdullah, Farah Baciso

Votes: 1,459

70. Bolívar (2019– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Depicts the life and loves of Venezuelan Gen. Simón Bolívar, who helped liberate several Latin American countries from Spain.

Stars: Luis Gerónimo Abreu, Carlos Aguilar, Nohely Arteaga, Amparo Conde

Votes: 484

71. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 12,470 | Gross: $0.15M

72. The Great Train Robbery (2013)

180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Jack Roth, Paul Anderson, Luke Evans

Votes: 3,206

73. Il capo dei capi (2007– )

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Daniele Liotti, Salvatore Lazzaro, Simona Cavallari

Votes: 3,083

74. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 3,215

75. 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

76. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Stars: Kate Ashfield, Geoffrey Breton, Ron Cook, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 2,741

77. Apache: The Life of Carlos Tevez (2019– )

TV-MA | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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This gritty dramatization of the life of Carlos Tevez shows his rise to soccer stardom amid the harrowing conditions in Argentina's Fuerte Apache.

Stars: Balthazar Murillo, Vanesa González, Alberto Ajaka, Sofía Gala

Votes: 816

78. House of Saddam (2008)

TV-MA | 232 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.

Stars: Igal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Makram Khoury, Philip Arditti

Votes: 3,742

79. Joseph (1995)

185 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Paul Mercurio, Martin Landau, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 2,225

80. Bonnie & Clyde (2013– )

TV-14 | 240 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on ... See full summary »

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 5,039

81. Elvis (2005)

173 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley, from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rose McGowan, Randy Quaid, Tim Guinee

Votes: 3,470

82. Sybil (1976)

198 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed sixteen different personalities is treated by a doctor.

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Votes: 6,201

83. Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone (2018– )

MA-17 | 25 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The life story of Indian-Canadian actress and former adult film star, Sunny Leone.

Stars: Bijay Anand, Raj Arjun, Karamvir Lamba, Sunny Leone

Votes: 3,359

84. Gangland Undercover (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A gritty fact based drama series that tells the astonishing story of a drug dealer who was arrested then given a desperate ultimatum: serve over 20 years in jail, or go undercover inside ... See full summary »

Stars: Damon Runyan, Ian Matthews, Ari Cohen, Stephen Eric McIntyre

Votes: 3,086

85. Five Came Back (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan

Votes: 3,219

86. Ekaterina (2014– )

44 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once ... See full summary »

Stars: Marina Aleksandrova, Sergey Koltakov, Michael Gor, Isabel Schosnig

Votes: 981

87. Napoléon (2002)

380 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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The year is 1816, and Napoleon, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl Betsy his life story. His meteoric rise to military prominence ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, Gérard Depardieu, John Malkovich

Votes: 3,976

88. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)

Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Tatjana Blacher, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 4,653

89. Luis Miguel: The Series (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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The series dramatizes the life story of Mexican superstar singer Luis Miguel, who has captivated audiences in Latin America and beyond for decades.

Stars: Diego Boneta, Óscar Jaenada, Martín Bello, Anna Favella

Votes: 2,549

90. Caesar (2002– )

PG-13 | 240 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Twenty-year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla, but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino

Votes: 2,505

91. Total Divas (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Reality-TV

6.5
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Follow the lives of the WWE divas in their work and relationships.

Stars: Natalie Neidhart, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Trinity Fatu

Votes: 1,644

92. Leonardo

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.

Stars: Matilda De Angelis, Freddie Highmore, Aidan Turner, James D'Arcy

93. Fleming (2014)

TV-MA | 44 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Lara Pulver, Samuel West, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 4,444

94. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 715

95. Elizabeth I (2005)

TV-MA | 223 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Mini-series about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 6,070

96. Joan of Arc (1999)

Unrated | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Spurred by divine voices and visions, fifteenth century teen Joan d'Arc leads French forces against the English.

Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Chad Willett, Peter O'Toole, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 5,559

97. Trump: An American Dream (2017)

Documentary, Biography

7.1
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British documentary series exploring the extraordinary journey of Donald Trump through five decades.

Stars: Colin Tierney, Nikki Haskell, Rona Barrett, Wayne Barrett

Votes: 2,405

98. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,544

99. The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, Jin-hee Ji, So-yi Kim

Votes: 2,777

100. The Virgin Queen (2005)

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,689


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