Biopic - a biographical film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people.
Hollywood has an abundant collection of biopics since long. Though, recently Bollywood has also shown interest in this genre. These perfectly screened films connect with their audience more when it is known that the story shown has been lived by a real life person actually.
Let’s have a look on some of the best biographical drama films of all time.
1. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)8.2/10 - IMDB
The once immoral and a narcissist stockbroker turned motivational speaker, Jordan Belfort wrote a non-fiction memoir of his life, which later on got made into a movie. Lead being played by Leonardo Di Caprio, makes it a must watch.
2. The Social Network (2010)7.7/10 – IMDB
Fighting all the criticism, it is indeed nice to watch how the Facebook wall we scroll over along our day came into existence. The early years of Mark Zuckerberg were captured in this film.
3. Into the Wild (2007)8.1/10 - IMDB
My personal favourite biopic, this one is based on the life of American hiker Christopher McCandless. Directed by Sean Penn, this film shows Christopher's journey to reach Alaska and his discovery which happens to be completely different than what he had imagined.
4. Ali (2001)6.8 /10 –IMDB
The life of the world famous boxer Muhammad Ali, is shown by Will Smith in the lead role. The film focused on his winning the heavyweight championship for the first time, his conversion to Islam and his take on the Vietnam War.
5. Schindler's List (1993)8.9/10 –IMDB
Often listed as one of the best films ever made, it is adapted from the Schindler’s Ark, written by an Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. It’d be hard to find a more inspiring, moving story to tell than that of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. In the Trump’s rule, one must watch this one asap.
6. The Iron Lady (2012)6.4/10 -IMDB
The film is based on the life of the first woman to have held the office of UK government and the longest serving Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The lead role being played by Meryl Streep, the woman with a store full of Academy Awards.
7. The Imitation Game (2014)8.1/10-IMDB
Now this one comes as a gift for Benedict Cumberbatch’s fans. He plays Alan Turing this time, the man who broke the Enigma code of the Germans in the Second World War. This film also showed struggles of homosexuality at that time.
8. Goodfellas (1990)8.7/10 –IMDB
This classic tale of mob life in New York City is a stunning, vivid look at the ugliness and depravity of a subculture that’s been glamorized, sanitized, and romanticized in countless other films. In this one you need to choose your count either on the villain or the hero.
9. A Beautiful Mind (2001)8.2/10 – IMDB
John Nash, Nobel Laureate in Economics is featured in this epic biopic enacted by Russell Crowe. The film went under criticism regarding personal life of Nash though.
10. Erin Brockovich (2000)7.3/10 –IMDB
A jobless single mother who shows how she brought a small town to its feet, when she becomes a legal assistant. The role was so brilliantly played by Julia Roberts, that it garnered her an Academy Award for best actress.
So well-acted these biopics makes most of the viewers surf internet about the real life people instantly after watching their reel life portrayals’.