Biography, Animation (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Loving Vincent (2017)

9 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

7.8
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62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 36,282 | Gross: $6.74M

2. Kaze tachinu (2013)

6 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 59,013 | Gross: $5.21M

3. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best. Season 2 covers the legends of funk.

Stars: Kinky Friedman, Mike Judge, Don Adams, Gary Adams

Votes: 669

4. Persepolis (2007)

6 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 80,639 | Gross: $4.44M

5. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000 Video)

75 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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A prophet who has the ability to interpret dreams is sold into slavery in Egypt, where people learn of his gifts.

Directors: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez | Stars: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern

Votes: 9,128

6. Vals Im Bashir (2008)

16 | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 51,665 | Gross: $2.28M

7. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.5
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 25,533

8. Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.7
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74 Metascore

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Directors: Keiichi Hara, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas | Stars: Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, Erica Lindbeck, Richard Epcar

Votes: 2,225 | Gross: $0.22M

9. Hadashi no Gen (1983)

83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 6,304

10. Another Day of Life (2018)

12 | 85 min | Animation, Biography

7.3
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A gripping story of a three-month-long journey that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across Angola ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope ... See full summary »

Directors: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow | Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz

Votes: 330

11. Dear Basketball (2017)

6 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.0
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An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.

Director: Glen Keane | Star: Kobe Bryant

Votes: 3,007

12. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

135 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

Directors: Henry Levin, George Pal | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $14.17M

13. Dieter (2006 TV Movie)

86 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

3.5
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Add a Plot

Directors: Toby Genkel, Michael Schaack | Stars: Bertram Hiese, Antonia von Romatowski, Susanna Clasen, Robert Missler

Votes: 946

14. Pablo (2012)

90 min | Animation, Biography

6.8
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Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Goldgewicht | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Julian Barry, Richard Benjamin, Beau Bridges

Votes: 143

15. The Miracle Maker (2000)

90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The story of Jesus Christ.

Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Julie Christie, Rebecca Callard

Votes: 1,223

16. TheOdd1sOut (2014– )

Animation, Biography, Comedy

8.2
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James tells stories and presents his thoughts through animation.

Star: James Rallison

Votes: 74

17. Virus Tropical (2017)

97 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Paola is born in a traditional Colombian family, or at least that is what they try to be. Her father is a priest, her mother is a "psychic" and her sisters are not what their parents ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Caicedo | Stars: María Cecilia Sánchez, Martina Toro, Alejandra Borrero, Diego León Hoyos

Votes: 331

18. In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

7.2
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A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Paterson | Stars: Kathy Najimy, Matt Frewer, Christopher Lloyd, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 419

19. Banking on Mr. Toad (2019)

Animation, Biography, Drama | Pre-production

A biopic about the writer Kenneth Grahame, the birth of his iconic story "The Wind In The Willows", and his life with wife Elspeth, and Alastair their troubled young son.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Brian Blessed

20. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.8
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55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

Votes: 4,564 | Gross: $0.09M

21. Kureopatora (1970)

112 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

6.3
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In order to foil the enemy aliens' "Cleopatra Plan", three people from the future are spiritually sent back to Cleopatra's time to understand the enemy intentions.

Directors: Osamu Tezuka, Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Chinatsu Nakayama, Kotoe Hatsui, Tsubame Yanagiya, Nobuo Tsukamoto

Votes: 274

22. Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)

95 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.7
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47 Metascore

An account of the birth of Islam.

Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Nicholas Kadi, Richard Epcar, Eli Allem, David Llewellyn

Votes: 1,063

23. Danny Says (2015)

AL | 105 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

6.7
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64 Metascore

Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Toller | Stars: Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Judy Collins, Alice Cooper, Danny Fields

Votes: 624 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Ryan (2004)

14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.6
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,577

25. Jaiden Animations (2014– )

15 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

8.2
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Through animation, Jaiden provides stories, anecdotes, and her thoughts about life.

Stars: Jaiden Dittfach, James Rallison, Alex Clark, TonyvToons

Votes: 56

26. Billy Connolly: Was It Something I Said? (2007 Video)

115 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.0
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Billy Connolly brings more of his brand of observational comedy to the stage in a blistering comic commentary on daily life.

Director: Dennis Murphy | Star: Billy Connolly

Votes: 87

27. El Cid: La leyenda (2003)

MG6 | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

5.6
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Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jose Pozo | Stars: Nacho Castaño, Manel Fuentes, Sancho Gracia, Carlos Latre

Votes: 740

28. Rezo (2018)

62 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.4
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Rezo is a movie told and painted by Rezo Gabriadze, Georgian artist, writer and creator of Marionette theatre. The movie is an autobiographical animated documentary questioning ideas of ... See full summary »

Director: Levan Gabriadze

Votes: 60

29. Müslüm (2017 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Biography

8.8
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After a serious car accident, Müslüm partly loses his hearing and suffers from speech and movement disorders. Life looks very bleak. Until the eccentric Muslum finds his salvation in music and as a phoenix rises from his ashes.

Director: Gökhan Okur | Stars: Timuçin Esen, Güray Dinçol

Votes: 120

30. Swami Ayyappan (2012)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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Swami Ayyappan, who was known as Manikandan during his lifetime, is a mythological super-hero. He is wise and well-versed in martial arts. He is soft and kind to the good and a nightmare to... See full summary »

Directors: Chetan Sharma, Mahesh Vettiyar

Votes: 25

31. The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

111 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

6.0
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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.

Director: Pete Schuermann | Stars: Josh Phillips, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Bill LeVasseur, Laurel Harris

Votes: 176

32. Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story (2017)

67 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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In his short stories, Israeli writer Etgar Keret mixes fantasy and reality. His own life story also comes across as a modern fairy tale. In this hybrid documentary, the filmmakers ... See full summary »

Director: Stephane Kaas | Stars: Adi Arnon, Steef Cuijpers, Alon Dahan, Nadav Eder

Votes: 125

33. Old Man (2012)

7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.7
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For more then 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate to the outside world. Until now. These are actual never before heard phone conversations between Canadian best selling author Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson.

Director: Leah Shore | Stars: Charles Manson, Marlin Marynick

Votes: 63

34. Hadashi no Gen 2 (1986)

85 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.4
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Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.

Director: Toshio Hirata | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Masaki Kôda, Kei Nakamura, Takami Aoyama

Votes: 827

35. Kiss the Water (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

6.9
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In a small cottage on the northern coast of Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled tiny bits of feather and fur, silver and gold into fishing flies that were at once works of art, magical - and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Richard Poe, Gerda Stevenson

Votes: 86

36. Anne no nikki (1995)

102 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Akinori Nagaoka | Stars: Fumie Kashiyama, Gô Katô, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Votes: 130

37. Gofmaniada (2018)

78 min | Animation, Biography

6.2
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Based around three of Hoffmann's tales; Klein Zaches, The Golden Pot and The Sandman, with the main character being Hoffmann himself.

Director: Stanislav Sokolov | Stars: Natalya Fisson, Vladimir Koshevoy, Anvar Libabov, Vyacheslav Polunin

Votes: 32

38. Vincent (1987)

105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.3
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This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: John Hurt, Marika Rivera, Gabriella Trsek

Votes: 337 | Gross: $1.58M

39. The Lego Story (2012)

17 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.0
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The animated history of the LEGO company.

Director: Kim Pagel | Stars: Marc Graue, Mike Lane, Matt Nolan, Alex Dean

Votes: 189

40. Couleur de peau: Miel (2012)

70 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

Comic-book artist Jung returns to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5.

Directors: Laurent Boileau, Jung | Stars: Maxym Anciaux, Cathy Boquet, Mahé Collet, Christelle Cornil

Votes: 519 | Gross: $0.00M

41. Tezuka Osamu no budda: Akai sabaku yo! Utsukushiku (2011)

111 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography

6.3
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2005 years ago in India, a boy named Siddhartha Gautama of the kingdom Shakya is born. When Siddhartha was born there was a prophecy that the boy would become a king of all the kingdoms. At... See full summary »

Director: Kôzô Morishita | Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tesshô Genda, Kiyokazu Kanze

Votes: 292

42. Tatsumi (2011)

12 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Motoko Gollent, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Mike Wiluan

Votes: 628

43. El Crazy Che (2015)

83 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.2
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EL CRAZY CHE is a documentary about the most amazing case of industrial espionage: the unbelievable true life of an Argentine engineer who became a cold war spy. While he was working at AMD... See full summary »

Directors: Pablo Chehebar, Nicolás Iacouzzi | Stars: Jose Arenas, Bob Coiteaux, Liliana Fraigi, Alejandro Gaede

Votes: 82

44. Anne Frank's Diary (1999)

88 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.1
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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.

Director: Julian Y. Wolff | Stars: Miep Gies, Hannah Pick-Goslar

Votes: 152

45. The Life of Buddha (2007)

105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.8
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A BBC/Discovery Channel co-production, this docu-narrative film describes the life of Siddharta Gautama, the process by which he arrived at the fundamentals of Buddhism and the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kritsaman Wattananarong | Stars: Sarut Wijittranon, Supattra Thiwanon, Komgrit Triwimol, Panrapee Rapeepan

Votes: 135

46. La table tournante (1988)

80 min | Animation, Biography, Comedy

7.1
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While working at his editing table cartoon maker Paul Grimault is visited by a little clown, the star of his movie "Le Roi et l'Oiseau". Paul, who is delighted, shows his guest several ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Grimault, Jacques Demy | Stars: Paul Grimault, Anouk Aimée, Mathieu Demy, Jean-Charles Rousseau

Votes: 162

47. I Am Sun Mu (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.3
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The life and work of North Korean defector turned political pop artist Sun Mu.

Director: Adam Sjöberg | Stars: Angela, Ho Bin, Il Gon, Liang Kegang

Votes: 147

48. Scrap (2010)

101 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.2
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Scrap is a feature documentary which follows the history of two eccentric builders and their amazing structures which were both built by a single man: "The Forevertron" built by Tom Every ... See full summary »

Director: Paul von Stoetzel | Stars: Jim Bishop, Dr. Evermor, Eleanor Every, Dan Bishop

Votes: 13

49. Poltory komnaty ili Sentimentalnoe puteshestvie na Rodinu (2009)

130 min | Animation, Biography

7.2
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76 Metascore

A semi-fictional account of the life of Nobel-Prize-winning Russian poet Josif Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972.

Director: Andrey Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Sergey Yurskiy, Grigoriy Dityatkovskiy, Artyom Smola

Votes: 452

50. Crulic - drumul spre dincolo (2011)

9 | 73 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.7
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While being in Poland, Romanian Claudio Crulic is wrongly accused of theft. In jail he goes on a hunger strike.

Director: Anca Damian | Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Jamie Sives, Sandrine Bonnaire

Votes: 636


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