Biography (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)
60 min | Biography, Drama
An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »
3. Frederick the Great (1914)
20 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The story opens in Frederick's youth. Frederick William, his father, was a rough, burly man, fond of outdoor sport, a hearty eater and a heavy drinker. Because his son was frail and ... See full summary »
10. The Fighting Roosevelts (1919)
60 min | Biography, Drama
A dramatization of the life of Theodore Roosevelt leading up to his presidency of the United States. Included are depictions of his youth, his membership in the New York State Assembly, his... See full summary »
12. Bonnie Prince Charlie (1923)
Biography, Drama, History
In the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the Young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie leads an insurrection to overthrow the Protestant House of Hanover and restore his family, the Catholic branch of the House of Stuart, to the British throne.
18. Billy the Kid (1930)
98 min | Biography, Drama, Western
In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff ... See full summary »
19. Silver Dollar (1932)
83 min | Biography, Drama
Yates and Sarah Martin are barely getting by in a Colorado boom town grocery store. Sudden wealth leads to greater prosperity and political power. In Denver Yates buys a mansion and builds ... See full summary »
20. Der Choral von Leuthen (1933)
91 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the rise to power of King Frederick II (aka "Frederick the Great") of Prussia of his military campaigns to make Prussia a major power in Europe.
22. Chapaev (1934)
93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »
23. Napoléon Bonaparte (1935)
140 min | Biography, Drama
A reedited version of Abel Gance's silent masterpiece 'Napoléon vu par Abel Gance', with sound effects added, dialogue post-dubbed, and with new scenes filmed with additional new cast ... See full summary »
25. Das Mädchen Johanna (1935)
87 min | Biography, Drama, History
The recount of the 17-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc of the 15th century tinted to the presence of the National Socialist ideology.
28. John Ericsson - segraren vid Hampton Roads (1937)
92 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1803 the Swedish inventor John Ericsson is born. After a military career he went to England and became one of the first builders of locomotives. Despite large debts, he invents the ... See full summary »
29. De strijd voor de vrijheid (1937)
118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 419 | Gross: $1.58M
31. The Toast of New York (1937)
109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.
32. Alexander Njefski (1938)
112 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.
34. The Great Waltz (1938)
104 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »
38. Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
108 min | Biography, Drama, War
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war ... See full summary »
39. Robert Koch, de strijder tegen de dood (1939)
113 min | Biography, Drama, History
The young country doctor Dr. Robert Koch is desperate seeking a cure for a tuberculosis epidemic costing many children in his district life.
41. Swanee River (1939)
84 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the ... See full summary »
Votes: 111 | Gross: $0.29M
43. A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)
90 min | Biography, Drama
Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.
45. Lady with Red Hair (1940)
78 min | Biography, Drama
A messy divorce leaves Mrs. Leslie Carter shunned by Chicago society for being an adulteress and forbidden from having custody of her son. She's determined to return to her hometown in a ... See full summary »
46. Moi universitety (1940)
96 min | Biography, Drama
The last installment of Russian director Mark Donskoy's Maxim Gorky trilogy. Having endured a painful youth in De jeugd van Maxim Gorki (1938) and a torturous sojourn as a serf in My ... See full summary »
47. Suvorov (1941)
104 min | Biography, Drama, History
Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine the Great and Czar Paul I. After many ... See full summary »
48. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.
50. Gentleman Jim (1942)
104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.