Top 10 Best Biographical Movies of all Time

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Out of all the movie genres biographical are the one of the best movies made by any industries. Biographical film or biopics are those movies based on the life of past/ present eminent, famous or infamous people, which have done something remarkable in their lifetime. These movies are usually based on war, struggle, and hard work or inspirational. These movies tell us about the problems that the person has faced during his/her lifetime. Actually people love to watch these movies because it teaches them the real life experience and shows them the struggle of the people also they get answer that “why did he/she choose such life”. Here are some of the best biographical movies.

10. The Pursuit of happiness:
This was the excellent movie acted by wills smith and directed by Gabriele Muccino. This movie was biographic and dramatic, based on the life of Chris Gardner’s. Wills smith acted as Chris Gardner and his son Jaden Smith acted as the son of Chris Gardner. This movie showed how Gardner’s struggled with homelessness and job and at the end he wins over his life.

9. The Braveheart:

This movie is a historic dramatic film released in 1995; it was directed by Mel Gibson and stared by the director itself. This movie was based on the life of Scottish warrior William Wallace who led from the front in the first war for Scottish independence. This movie was successful in winning the hearts of many people and as it won 5 academy awards.

8. Bhaag milkha bhaag:

This is a biographic and sports dramatic movie based on the life famous athlete Milkha Singh, it was directed by Rakesh Omprakash mehra and acted by Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh. This movie showed us how Milkha Singh struggled during partition of India and Pakistan, but his hard work made him the national champion and famous Olympian.

7. Gandhi:

This movie was the one of the epic biographic movie based on the life of Indian freedom fighter Mohandas karamchand Gandhi. This movie was directed by Richard Attenborough and nicely acted by Ben Kingsley. This Movie showed about the life of Mahatma Gandhi who was called the father of nation (India), how he fought for the nation’s freedom against Britishers that too in a non-violent way. This movie also showed how he led different movements against Britishers.

6. The raging bull:
It is an American biographical sports dramatic movie based on the life of famous boxer Jake LaMotte’s. This movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and acted by Robert De Niro. This movie is actually based on Jake LaMotte’s memoir Raging Bull: My story, it showed that how did an Italian American Middleweight who’s arrogant and self-destructive, obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family.

5. The Intouchables:

It is French comedy drama film released in 2011; it was directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric tolendano. This movie was the second biggest hit of France. This movie illustrated the true friendship and bonding between a millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy).

4. Lawrence of Arabia:

This movie is a British American film released in 1962, it was directed by David lean. This film was based on the life of T.E Lawrence. Peter O’Toole acted in lead role. The movie depicts the life and struggle expericed by T.E Lawrence during the first world war. It shows his involvement in arab National council and his attacks on Aqaba and Damacus. This movie also won many academy awards.

3. Amadeus:

This is an American drama movie directed by Milos Forman and nicely written by peter Shaffer. This movie is one of the best collections of 1980’s. the movie story is based on life of a composer Antonio Salieri. He differs in talent from wolfgang Amadeus, therefore he tries to ruin Amadeus’s life and tries everything to make Amadeus’s life miserable. This movie was so touching that it won more 40 awards including 8 academy awards.

2. Goodfellas:

This movie was a crime based biographic movie directed by Martin Scorsese in 1990. This movie is a film adaption of a 1986 nonfiction book “wiseguy” by Nicholas pileggi. This is a thriller movie based on the life of Lucchese family involving henry Hills and his friends. They all together were named as “Goodfellas”. This movie shows the rise and fall of the Lucchese family over 25 years in crime. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta acted as three friends. This got good reviews all over the world. It was also nominated for many academy awards and won many awards. Critics say the Goodfellas is the best autobiographical movie that has ever been made in the crime genre.

1. Schindler’s lists:

This movie was released in 1993 since then it always tops the list of best biographic graphic movies. This movie was one of the best collections made by Steven Spielberg. This inspiring and emotional film was based on the life of Oskar Schindler who was a German businessman; he saved over a thousand polish Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his armor factory at the time of Holocaust, he saved them by work in his different factories. This movie was actually based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally. Liam Neeson acted brilliantly as Schindler and Ben Kingsley acted as Schindler’s Jewish accountant. This movie was the greatest biographic movie as many scenes were shot at the original places and also this movie won seven academy awards in the year in which it was released.


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