Top 10 Best Biographical Movies of all Time

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A biographical movie is the one which is based on the life of any person and therefore it shows the struggle and the effort that the person has made in his or her life. It is not always that the movie is about struggle and the problems that the person faced but also about the inspiration that they became for the generations to come. Actually people love to watch this kind of movies as it binds to them and teaches them with the real life experiences rather than watching the fictional stories.

When you look at the IMDB which stands for the Internet Movies Database, you will see a huge list of the movies which have been made so far and are inspired by the lives of some of the great personalities. These people have sent a message to millions of people with the amazing things that they have done in their life. You got to learn from them and try to implement.

Right from the beginning of the cinema such movies are made and they have managed to influence many lives. Some of the biographies are about the people who have done such a wonderful job in the history and because of them we are in a better situation now. They make us learn about the efforts that they did in order to shape the society. This list covers ten such movies which are considered as to be the best biographical movie that has been ever made in the world cinema. Now follows the countdown.

10. The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man was released on 3rd October 1980 and is a marvelous film that represents the life of Joseph Merrick. Joseph Merrick was a deformed man who belonged to England in the 19th Century. It got famous worldwide for being a true story of the human dignity. Joseph Merrick was hated by the society for being a person with so much deformities but he struggles and manages to earn a name in the society with his good work. The film was a huge success and to celebrate its greatness it got nominated for a whopping eight nominations.

9. Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus (1984)

The American movie Amadeus is next in our list. This film was released to the general public on 19th September 1984. The movie is based on the life of a composer Antonio Salieri who distinguishes the enormous talent and courage which the person named as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has. But due to his self-esteem and resentment, he spoils this person’s life. Antonio Salieri acts as a true villain for Amadeus Mozart and does everything so that his life becomes miserable. The story was filmed in Vienna, Austria. This movie won 40 awards in different categories out of which eight were the prestigious Academy Awards.

8. Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull (1980)

Raging Bull is the story of the Italian American boxer who managed to destroy his relationship with his wife and family because of his envy, greed, animalistic appetite and rage. The film was released on 19th December 1980 and it was a major blockbuster. This movie managed to teach the people that the inner demons can destroy anyone’s life if they are not controlled. Many critics say that the Raging Bull is the greatest film that has ever been made. The acting and the screenplay will bind you into this film and you will be very curious so as to what is going to happen next. The movie managed to do a good commercial business.

7. Downfall (2004)

Downfall (2004)

Downfall is the movie which is about war and is based on the life of Adolf Hitler. This film shows the final ten days of the disastrous reign of Adolf Hitler and has been sourced from the book “Inside Hitler’s Bunker”. The movie is filmed somewhere in the Nazi Germany in the year 1945. It was released in the year 2004 and it managed to impress the people with its amazing screenplay. Everybody watched it to know how painful the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s life was, a person who is considered as to the most brutal man in the history. Downfall got nominated for the Academy Awards that year in the Best Foreign Film Category.

6. Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart (1995)

Braveheart is the historical movie which is inspired from the life of William Wallace who is considered as to be the most courageous Scottish warrior. He led from the front in the first war for the Scottish independence and became an example of courage for the millions of Scottish people. This film was released on 24th May 1995 and quickly it managed to win the hearts of the people who watched it. The story has been so beautifully narrated that it will always make you think as what will happen next. It got nominated for 10 Academy Awards categories and later managed to win five of them.

5. The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables was recently released in the year 2011 and has managed to grab a place in this countdown. Just after its release it became a huge hit in France and people appreciated it a lot. This movie is about an intellectual Philippe who happens to be a millionaire and he interviews people for the post of a live in carer. He later hires a young offender and later on both of them develop a very close bonding. This film got to appreciate from every corner for being a film that touched many people. The movie got many nominations in the year 2011 for being a fine film and the excellent screenplay.

4. The Queen (2006)

The Queen (2006)

At the number fourth place we have the film named as The Queen which was released on 15th September 2006 in the United Kingdom. The movie is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II and shows the struggle which she did in managing to reach at the top. The film also highlights the death of Princess Diana which happened on 31st August 1997. The movie also lays emphasis on the disagreement which the royal family and the prime minister of the United Kingdom had over the announcement of the Princess Diana death. The story was loved by the people and so it managed to do a great business. The movie was in the news for quite sometime as it featured the royal family of Britain which has ruled over many countries in the past.

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The British American film released on 10th December 1962 named as Lawrence of Arabia is next as per this countdown. This is an epic and an adventurous film which shows the life and struggle of T. E. Lawrence. Lawrence was once of the most influential figure in the Arabian counties during the First World War and his interest in forming the Arab National Council has been shown beautifully in this film. Lawrence of Arabia also covers the war that T. E. Lawrence fought with Damascus and Aqaba. People consider Lawrence of Arabia as one of the best film that has ever been made in the history of the world cinema and so it is the perfect film in this countdown at the number third place.

2. Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas (1990)

The crime movie based on the life of the Lucchese Family involving Henry Hills and his friends named as the Goodfellas is at the second place in this list. This film depicts the rise and later on fall of the Lucchese family and its associates in crime over a period of 25 years. The story is very pleasing and the pace with which it moves will make you thrilled. Goodfellas got good reviews from the people around the globe and it was a huge success both financially and commercially. Critics say the Goodfellas is the best autobiographical movie that has ever been made in the crime genre. It also features in the National Film Registry of the United States Government.

1. Schindler’s List (1993)

Schindler’s List (1993)

Released in the year 1993 the top most film according to this countdown is Schindler’s List. This film is based on the life of a German businessman who name was Oskar Schindler. He saved the life of more than thousands Polish Jewish refugees at the time of the Holocaust by making them work in his different factories. This is surely the greatest movie ever made in the biography of any person. It received the seven Academy Awards in different categories in the year in which it was released.

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