Biography, Family (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Sound of Music (1965)

Unrated | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 177,896 | Gross: $163.21M

2. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

AL | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 136,732 | Gross: $83.30M

3. I Can Only Imagine (2018)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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30 Metascore

The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins

Votes: 10,014 | Gross: $83.48M

4. Finding Neverland (2004)

6 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 189,269 | Gross: $51.68M

5. Miracles from Heaven (2016)

12 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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44 Metascore

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino

Votes: 16,779 | Gross: $61.69M

6. Soul Surfer (2011)

12 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 40,866 | Gross: $43.85M

7. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

Votes: 73,772 | Gross: $32.48M

8. Secretariat (2010)

AL | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.2
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61 Metascore

Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 24,002 | Gross: $59.71M

9. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

9 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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54 Metascore

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt

Votes: 22,336 | Gross: $0.04M

10. Disneyland (1954–1991)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,400

11. Big Miracle (2012)

AL | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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61 Metascore

In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney

Votes: 17,300 | Gross: $20.11M

12. Heaven Is for Real (2014)

9 | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.8
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47 Metascore

A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church, Connor Corum

Votes: 23,842 | Gross: $91.44M

13. Het dagboek van Anne Frank (1959)

AL | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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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: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 10,801 | Gross: $5.01M

14. 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: 9,130

15. Greater (2016)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Family, Sport

7.2
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35 Metascore

The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.

Director: David L. Hunt | Stars: Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Christopher Severio, Michael Parks

Votes: 3,339 | Gross: $1.99M

16. Full Out (2015)

9 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.4
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A young gymnast's Olympic aspirations are crushed after a debilitating accident.

Director: Sean Cisterna | Stars: Ana Golja, Jennifer Beals, Sarah Fisher, Asha Bromfield

Votes: 1,543

17. Red Dog (2011)

6 | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Director: Kriv Stenders | Stars: Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford

Votes: 15,037

18. The Hollywood Complex (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.7
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We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.

Directors: Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman | Stars: Andrew Manley, Rosie Forti, Toni Casala, John McCarthy

Votes: 339

19. Be Here Now (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.7
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As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,'Spartacus,' when he is faced with his biggest ... See full summary »

Director: Lilibet Foster | Stars: Jai Courtney, Andy Whitfield, Indigo Whitfield, Jesse Whitfield

Votes: 2,563 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Right on Track (2003 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.6
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Fact-based drama chronicling the story of two determined sisters who battled the prejudice of a male-dominated sport to become world-class drag racers.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Beverley Mitchell, Brie Larson, Jon Lindstrom, Jodi Russell

Votes: 979

21. Double Teamed (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.2
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Two sisters become world-famous basketball players.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Poppi Monroe, Annie McElwain, Teal Redmann, Nick Searcy

Votes: 2,682

22. The Legend of William Tell

Action, Adventure, Biography | Announced

Renowned archer and war hero William Tell is forced to rise up against the invading Austrians who threaten his lands and family.

Director: Eric Brevig | Star: Brendan Fraser

23. The Sound of Music Live! (2013 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.8
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A live telecast of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Directors: Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle

Votes: 3,412

24. The Longshots (2008)

AL | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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52 Metascore

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Director: Fred Durst | Stars: Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones

Votes: 3,510 | Gross: $11.51M

25. A Sunday Horse (2016)

108 min | Biography, Family

6.2
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After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Nikki Reed, Ryan Merriman, Cassi Thomson, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 731

26. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

AL | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 3,046

27. Twinsters (2015)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.6
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81 Metascore

Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.

Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto | Stars: Anaïs Bordier, Samantha Futerman, Kanoa Goo

Votes: 4,302

28. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Shadia Simmons, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 2,973

29. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,745

30. The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.

Director: Ben Verbong | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Eliza Bennett, Rosemary Harris, Yvonne Catterfeld

Votes: 344

31. A Chance in the World (2017)

75 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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A Chance in the World is the unbelievable real life story of Steve, a wounded and broken boy destined to become a man of resilience and vision. From the day he is five-years-old and dropped... See full summary »

Director: Mark Vadik | Stars: Terrell Ransom Jr., Kelly Owens, Tom Sizemore, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs

Votes: 40

32. Dschungelkind (2011)

131 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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The family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Stella Kunkat, Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Sina Tkotsch

Votes: 952

33. 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

34. Entertainment Tonight Canada (2005– )

30 min | Biography, Family, News

3.2
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Entertainment Tonight Canada is the nation's entertainment powerhouse delivering in depth and breaking up-to-the minute celebrity, film, television and music news both on-air and online.

Stars: Carlos Bustamante, Erin Cebula, Cheryl Hickey, Sangita Patel

Votes: 128

35. Rich Hill (2014)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

Directors: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos | Stars: Alyssa Jewell, Andrew Jewell, Elizabeth Jewell, Willie Jewell

Votes: 2,093

36. The Bear (1984)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.2
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Biopic about the great college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of the University of Alabama.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Gary Busey, Cynthia Leake, Carmen Thomas, Cary Guffey

Votes: 261 | Gross: $2.69M

37. The Masked Saint (2016)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Biography, Crime

4.6
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22 Metascore

A pastor and professional wrestler accepts a position at a struggling church where he helps the community both in his official capacity and as his alter ego The Saint.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Brett Granstaff, Lara Jean Chorostecki, T.J. McGibbon, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.12M

38. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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Historically inaccurate chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Irene Bedard

Votes: 991 | Gross: $3.34M

39. Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)

93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.1
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The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Celia Milius, Larry Domasin, Ann Daniel, Carlos Romero

Votes: 390

40. The Answer (I) (2015)

108 min | Biography, Family, History

8.4
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In the quest for finding a deeper meaning to life, this is a true story of an American seeker who forsakes the worldly life to enter upon an amazing spiritual journey of self realisation.

Director: Pavan Kaul | Stars: Leonidas Gulaptis, Victor Banerjee, Miriam Harris, George Stumpf

Votes: 49

41. The Silent Natural

Biography, Family, History | Post-production

HE MADE THOUSANDS OF FANS CHEER, BUT NEVER HEARD ONE. William "Dummy" Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being Deaf, he introduced Hand Signals for ... See full summary »

Director: David Risotto | Stars: Marshall R. Teague, Kathleen Kinmont, Sam J. Jones, Tyler Mane

42. Bicemo prvaci sveta (2015)

127 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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The story about the founders of the famous "Yugoslav Basketball School" and the first gold medal at the Championships in Ljubljana in 1970, is based on real events and is dedicated to ... See full summary »

Director: Darko Bajic | Stars: Strahinja Blazic, Aleksandar Radojicic, Milos Bikovic, Marko Janketic

Votes: 1,004

43. Follow the Roses (2018)

23 min | Short, Biography, Drama

5.7
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Follow the Roses, set in rural Wisconsin at the heart of summer, follows 'Bruce', an intuitive and independent young girl, and her sister 'Ruby' as they move through an unusual day. It is 1994.

Director: Jen Steele | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Dylan Hewitt, Allen Kewitz, Mary Lynn Kewitz

Votes: 10

44. Miracle in Lane 2 (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Based on a true story, a 13-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair is determined to win a trophy like his athletic older brother.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Rick Rossovich, Molly Hagan, Patrick Levis

Votes: 1,734

45. Phar Lap (1983)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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55 Metascore

The true story of an Australian racehorse that became a champion, with the help of a local stableboy.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb

Votes: 1,474

46. Jesus (1979)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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Jesus of Nazareth,the son of God raised by a Jewish carpenter. Based on the gospel of Luke in the New Testament,here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of ... See full summary »

Directors: John Krish, Peter Sykes | Stars: Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby, Niko Nitai

Votes: 1,862

47. Star Stuff (2015)

10 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A boy amazed by the stars in the night sky sets off on a great voyage of discovery. Inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan.

Director: Ratimir Rakuljic | Stars: Izzy Stannard, Domagoj Culina, Ozren Muic, Lado Skorin

Votes: 70

48. Oshin (2013)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.3
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A young girl named Oshin is sent to work for another family because of her family's financial situation.

Director: Shin Togashi | Stars: Kokone Hamada, Aya Ueto, Kayoko Kishimoto, Manami Igashira

Votes: 589

49. Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.

Director: Mike Slee | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephen Bogaert

Votes: 408

50. Batkid Begins (2015)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

6.9
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63 Metascore

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.

Director: Dana Nachman | Stars: Teresa Clovicko, Audrey Copper, Katie Cotton, James Coyne

Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $0.07M


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