Biography (Sorted by US Box Office Ascending)
1. Beautiful Boxer (2004)
12 | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.
Votes: 2,991 | Gross: $0.00M
3. Into the White (I) (2012)
12 | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
Votes: 17,622 | Gross: $0.00M
4. Yalom's Cure (2014)
77 min | Documentary, Biography
This cinematic feature documentary is more than a classic biography. Yalom takes the audience on an existential journey through the many layers of the human mind while he shares his fundamental insights and wisdom.
Votes: 338 | Gross: $0.00M
5. Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment (1999)
77 min | Documentary, Biography
Bertram Ross is a former star dancer for the Martha Graham Company. John Wallowitch is a New York Cabaret pianist and songwriter. Together they are WALLOWITCH & ROSS singing duo and life partners.
Votes: 10 | Gross: $0.00M
75 min | Documentary, Biography, History
F.W. de Klerk was the last president of apartheid South Africa. He went from Mandela's jailer to his subordinate and together they changed history. Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complicated figure.
Director: Nicolas Rossier
Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.00M
7. You Don't Need Feet to Dance (2013)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
In the film "You Don't Need Feet to Dance," African immigrant Sidiki Conde, having lost the use of his legs to polio at fourteen, balances his career as a performing artist with the almost ... See full summary »
Votes: 8 | Gross: $0.00M
96 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, ... See full summary »
Votes: 878 | Gross: $0.00M
9. Raw Faith (2010)
94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
This surprisingly open and revealing documentary follows two years in the private life of a minister. Marilyn Sewell is successful and beloved in the pulpit, but behind the scenes she is ... See full summary »
Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.00M
10. The Weird World of Blowfly (2010)
89 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Clarence Reid is a musician who wrote and produced romantic and spiritual songs for some of the greatest Southern soul and R&B acts of the 1960s and '70s. He is also the gonzo performer ... See full summary »
Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.00M
11. Among the Believers (2015)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, News
An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque in Pakistan, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.
Votes: 531 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Hom rong (2004)
103 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Based on the life of Luang Pradit Pairoh (Sorn Silapabanleng) the most revered traditional Thai music master who lived during the reigns of Kings Rama V to VIII, the movie traces the life ... See full summary »
Votes: 868 | Gross: $0.00M
13. Dietro gli occhiali bianchi (2015)
112 min | Documentary, Biography
It is a musical portrait that shines a spotlight on unknown aspects of the creative, visionary and groundbreaking talent of filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmüller.
Votes: 119 | Gross: $0.00M
14. Oberst Redl (1985)
12 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History
Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,383 | Gross: $0.00M
15. Das Mädchen Rosemarie (1996 TV Movie)
135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Historical drama set in the 1950s. Story is based on real-life events. Rosemarie Nitribitt comes out of a remand center, runs away from her foster parents and ends up working as a barmaid ... See full summary »
Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.00M
16. Knuckle (2011)
R | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.
Votes: 2,623 | Gross: $0.00M
American Masters (1985– )
The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
82 min | Documentary, Biography
The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film
Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.00M
18. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)
98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 11,982 | Gross: $0.00M
19. Straight into a Storm (2018)
110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A portrait of hard rocking band Deer Tick, known for their substance-fueled live performances, on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time.
Director: William Miller
Votes: 14 | Gross: $0.00M
20. Romulus, My Father (2007)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama
It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Votes: 3,922 | Gross: $0.00M
21. Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (2013)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, Western
One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature.
Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.00M
22. The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)
Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography, History
THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »
Votes: 111 | Gross: $0.00M
23. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary that explores the world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them.
Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $0.00M
24. Caravaggio (1986)
93 min | Biography, Drama, History
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.
Votes: 4,561 | Gross: $0.00M
25. Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
97 min | Biography, Drama
An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.
Votes: 1,255 | Gross: $0.00M
26. Let Fury Have the Hour (2012)
100 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s.
Votes: 80 | Gross: $0.00M
27. Metteyya: Portrait of a Monk (2013)
6 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
Metteyya: Portrait of a Monk How do you document a change in consciousness? Practiced in almost all religions -- from early Christian mystics to Buddhist monks -- and also, increasingly, ... See full summary »
Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
28. Beyond Galilee (2012)
56 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In August of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was invited to Shreveport, Louisiana to deliver a speech at the Galilee Baptist Church as part of a voter registration workshop. "Beyond ... See full summary »
Director: T.D. Antoine
29. Frank and Ava (2018)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A destitute Sinatra pursues a hapless romance with the sultry starlet; marked by passion, bourbon and infidelities; while campaigning for the role of Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity; the sole ray of hope in salvaging his career.
Votes: 6 | Gross: $0.00M
31. I Remember Me (2000)
74 min | Documentary, Biography
In 1984-85, people at Lake Tahoe fell ill with flu symptoms, but they didn't get better. Medical literature documents similar outbreaks: in 1934 at LA county hospital, in 1948-49 in Iceland... See full summary »
Votes: 107 | Gross: $0.00M
32. I Am Ali (2014)
12 | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.
Votes: 2,855 | Gross: $0.00M
33. Smiling Through the Apocalypse (2013)
99 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Smiling Through the Apocalypse' chronicles a man whose editorial instincts produced one of the greatest magazines ever: Harold Hayes, the swinging editor and cultural provocateur of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.00M
34. Breaking a Monster (2015)
92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
BREAKING A MONSTER chronicles the break-out year of the band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following 13-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter ... See full summary »
Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.00M
58 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey is a documentary film about the legendary American guitarist, composer and provocateur John Fahey, 1939-2001. Fahey is often considered ... See full summary »
Director: James Cullingham
Votes: 69 | Gross: $0.00M
36. Druga strana svega (2017)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
For Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlic, a locked door in her mother's apartment in Belgrade provides the gateway to both her remarkable family history and her country's tumultuous political inheritance.
Votes: 739 | Gross: $0.00M
37. Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2014)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of a woman whose life was defined by her love for dance. Martha Hill emerges as dance's secret weapon, someone ... See full summary »
Votes: 12 | Gross: $0.00M
39. Approximately Nels Cline (2013)
27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Taking a break from ultra serious documentaries, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki has joined forces with legendary Fantasy Studios to create an extraordinary film on the music... See full summary »
40. Trash (1999)
95 min | Biography, Drama
Trash is a coming of age drama set amongst the poverty stricken trailer parks of the deep South. In a spiraling tale of hatred, love and loyalty, two teenage friends realize that the only ... See full summary »
Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.01M
41. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)
R | 80 min | Biography, Drama
Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris.
Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.01M
42. Documented (2013)
89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from... See full summary »
Votes: 130 | Gross: $0.01M
43. Kid Cannabis (2014)
12 | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.
Votes: 8,787 | Gross: $0.01M
44. The Beat Hotel (2012)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, History
1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. The hotel soon turned into an epicenter of ... See full summary »
Votes: 65 | Gross: $0.01M
45. In the Light of the Moon (2000)
16 | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.
Votes: 4,781 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Bel Borba Aqui (2012)
95 min | Documentary, Biography
Tattooed onto the skin of Salvador, Brazil, are ubiquitous public artworks created by the artist Bel. Salvador is a 500 year old city with a rich cultural heritage. The documentary film ... See full summary »
Votes: 13 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013)
87 min | Documentary, Biography, News
A follow up to the documentary Herb & Dorothy, that captures an ordinary couple's extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors.
Votes: 50 | Gross: $0.01M
49. Advanced Style (2014)
72 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.
Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.01M
50. The Pathological Optimist (2017)
93 min | Documentary, Biography
In the center of the recent Tribeca Film Festival scandal surrounding his film VAXXED: From Cover-up to Controversy stands Andrew Wakefield, discredited and stripped of his medical license ... See full summary »
Director: Miranda Bailey
Votes: 75 | Gross: $0.01M