Biopics are becoming a more popular genre as filmmakers are drawn to the real-life experiences of certain individuals. It might be someone’s entire life or just a few pivotal years that form the basis of a fantastic film plot. It’s no surprise that biopics have a strong following. People who have excelled or who have a higher purpose to contribute to the community have amazing stories to tell. They all motivate us to live a more fulfilling life. These stories, on the other hand, are more impactful when they are based on real-life situations. Some stories inspire us to believe in ourselves and our ambitions, while others renew our confidence in humanity.
With films like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “On the Basis of Sex,” and “First Man,” 2012 was a big year for biopics. The next few years will also be jam-packed with fantastic biopics that are already generating a lot of excitement and will give us a closer look at the lives of significant people who have contributed to the evolution of humanity. This includes the Leonardo Da Vinci biopic, Sir Elton John’s story in Rocketman, and the upcoming J.K Rowling biopic. However, until the films are released, you should watch these excellent biopics that you may have missed. The good news is that most of these movies are available on Netflix. All you have to do now is scroll down and pick one of the few biopic movies we’ve featured. This is a selection of good biopics that you can watch right now on Netflix.
With a younger Chadwick Boseman The story of ’42’ is the story of the first African American Major league baseball player Jackie Robinson. The film tells the inspirational tale of an athlete who did not let racial prejudice hinder his chances of having a successful career in sports. With his exceptional abilities and talents, Jackie Robinson proves that his talent extends far beyond the boundaries of racial segregation. If you’re a fan of sports and enjoy watching films about racism from the past This one is for you.
Come Sunday (2018)
The film is based on one episode from the popular radio show known as ‘This American Life’. The biopic follows an internationally famous pastor who was known as Carton Pearson. When Carton refused to conform to the morals that the Church imposes and began proclaiming there was no heaven, the pastor was ostracized by his church as well as the Christian community, who branded the pastor as an unorthodox nonconformist. The film is a source of mixed reviews when it is viewed by critics due to the fact that it is against the beliefs of many people. Don’t let the negative reviews make you believe that this film is fantastic and features some incredible cinematography and acting.
Christine Chubbuck was a TV reporter back during the 1970s. The film tells her story through the lens of her struggles as a woman working and the pressures of her home, and her own depression. The film has been unnoticed, but it deserves more attention. It can get inside your head and make you feel sad with its sadistic characters and storyline that is a bit slow and uncomfortable throughout. Be aware that this film can cause anxiety for people who are currently going through some sort of issue, but it’s an excellent film with some outstanding acting.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
With Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto The film ‘Dallas Buyers’ is a touching tale of a rodeo star named Ron who lives his life on his own terms and doesn’t care about the people around him. However, his life is turned upside down when he’s identified with AIDS and this is when Ron discovers a drug that is banned that can help him live. Incredibly moved by the struggle of fellow AIDS sufferers, he decides to sneak the drug into his home and distribute it to those who are in need. If you’ve ever doubted Matthew McConaughey’s actingskills, this film will convince you of his talent and to Jared Leto, this one is likely to be one of his finest performance.
First They Killed My Father (2017)
Produced and directed by Angeline Jolie. This film is the real story of a five-year-old girl known as Loung Ung and her struggles with her family members when she was a victim of the Khmer Rouge had taken over Cambodia in 1975. The Khmer Rouge’s brutal rule resulted in the deaths of more than two million Cambodians. The film reveals the process by which Ung and her family members were taken to Labor Camps and were taught in the art of becoming soldiers an extremely young and fragile age. The film has a significant quantity of accuracy in the past, and it is evident that much effort was put into telling Loung the story of Ung. The film doesn’t focus too much on the gore and violence that was prevalent in the time, but instead depicts the chaos and terror of the period, which makes this film a fantastic film to watch.
“Lincoln” gives you the most accurate historical insight into the struggles of America’s president to abolish slaves during his time in the American Civil War, Confronted by the nation as well as the Cabinet members. Lincoln does his best and is racing against time to secure approval of the Congress before peace is restored to the country. Lincoln was among the top acclaimed films at the Oscars because of its stunning depiction of the American heroes Abraham Lincoln. It certainly is a benchmark for a biopic, and definitely will not be surpassed by other film on similar subject.
“Lion” is a biopic that centers on the story of the life of an Indian child who is adopted and raised in the care of the same Australian couple. The film stars Dev Patel, the movies tells the story of a little Indian child who is living in the slum along with his family. One day, he is lost while going to the park with his older brother. One incident leads to another, and he is taken in by an Australian couple who treat the child like they would their own in Australia. Beset by the traumatic memories of his family and past The boy attempts to find his family and then returns to his family after more than 25 years. Saroo’s tale is a heartbreaking drama with some great performances from Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel and will make you want to pour the tears out.
With Sean Penn and James Franco James Franco and Sean Penn, “Milk” is a story about Harvey Milk starting from his 40th birthday all the way until his passing. The film follows his life through his struggle to fight for the rights of gay people across the United States as an activist , and then becomes the first Californian elected gay official. The biopic also focuses on the relationships he had with two men throughout his journey and how the loss of one truly affects him. “Milk” is a moving film that will make you feel the pain that Harvey Milk and all the gay activists of the time.
“Neruda” tells the story of the poet who won a noble prize Pablo Neruda who is chased by an inspector after joining his Communist group in latter part of 1940s. The most appealing thing about the movie is the fact that it actually transports you back to the 1940s, giving you an entire retro feel featuring car chases that appear to come straight from the 1940s detective films. The narration of both inspector and the suspect battle with one another, giving viewers a mixed impression however, they are at the same time two distinct stories.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Aaron Taylor Johnson plays the character of a teenager John Lennon who lives with his aunt Mimi and Aunt Mimi in Liverpool. John struggles to establish an authentic connection with his mother following the loss of her husband’s wife and her mother introduces him to musical world when she gives him with a banjo. In the midst of family tensions and conflict, Lenon decides to pursue his interest and begins his own group. The film was produced by the wife of Aaron Taylor Johnson Sam Taylor Johnson and offers an in-depth look at this moment in time. It reveals how specific circumstances shaped John Lennon into becoming the famous musician he became and the way in which the idea of starting The Beatles came through.
Roxanne, Roxanne (2017)
“Roxanne” Roxanne” is a biopic about Lolita “Roxanne Shante” Gooden who, at 14 is battling to become an international hip hop star. Lolita was forced to balance taking care of her family, defending herself from the shady streets in Queensbridge, NYC and make her own life which revolves around her love of. The film offers an inside view of her struggles, but is not a look from the outside at the way she rose to the top of the billboards. It’s still a fun film with great acting performances.
Schindler’s List (1993)
One of the most acclaimed films of this category, this classic tells the touching tale of a self-centered businessman who initially focused on his own advantages from any situation and then becomes an hero after he begins sympathizing with Jews during the World War II and provides them with a shelter to sleep under. He does this to shield the Jews from being gassed at Auschwitz. Auschwitz Concentration Camp and ends in saving the lives of over a thousand Jews. A classic that should be watched by all cinephiles, it proves that there is something good in everyone of us.
The Aviator (2004)
With Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Aviator The Aviator’ tells the story about Howard Hughes who started his early filmmaking career at his very personal R.K.O Pictures and spent his remaining time designing aircraft. Hughes was always afflicted with signs of mental illness from an early age, and was also a germophobe. The film also traces his many relationships as well as his willingness to take risks that led him to establish an airline of his own. However, the higher he rises the more the fall, and so do Howard Hughes. The film might not be the best Leo’s work, but it is worth watching and will make you want to learn more about American History around the 30s and 40s.
The Fighter (2016)
Marky Mark is the character of Micky Ward, a struggling with his career as a boxer. The reluctance and inattention of his older sister Dicky (Christian Bale) and his family members towards his professional career don’t really aid his efforts. However, determined to get something worthwhile out of his professional boxing career, Micky Ward does not quit and continues to fight with the help from his partner Charlene (Amy Adams). As his older brother is struggling to rid himself from his drug addictions Micky continues to push himself until he begins to show his potential. Dicky is aware of the struggles that his older brother is experiencing and decides to assist him in his training which eventually helps him become the boxer he’s always wanted to become. The Fighter is the ideal film for all boxing film enthusiasts out there. The film is filled with fantastic music, amazing performances, and a real story that will definitely motivate you.
The Founder (2016)
The Founder is the real tale of Ray Croc who was a salesperson and saw a lucrative business opportunity when he went to two brothers’ exclusive food establishment. The restaurant he founded became an international business that is now known as McDonald’s. As a salesman, Ray was always an entrepreneur and an individual with determination. However, when life handed his lemons, he made sure to made the most of them. However, a closer look at the film could reveal more. Perhaps the film isn’t really about perseverance, but more about the greed of people and their treachery. Check it out to learn more about the joy food that is spreading across the globe.
The King’s Speech (2010)
The story is set during The Second World War, ‘The King’s Speech’ narrates the real tale of the King George VI, who was suffering from several major speech impairments. The stammering issues he suffered from got in his way of showing himself as a leader. To assist him in the issue his wife employs an expert in speech therapy who has an innovative yet efficient ways of overcoming the King’s stammering. Through the process the therapist and King form a strong connection and the King eventually overcomes his handicap to become the leader he’s always wanted to be.
The Pianist (2002)
The film ‘The Pianist’ is inspired by an autobiography written by Wladyslaw Szpilman, an Polish Radio station’s pianist. The main role plays Adrien Brody, who sees the world changing around him in the wake of World War II begins. The film reveals the way in which Szpilman is hidden in the ruin of Warsaw beginning from the moment the war breaks out and he’s separated from his family all the way until the prisoners from those camps get released. The film is among the most enthralling portrayals of the Holocaust and the emotional impact it affected the lives of people in the Jewish community. There has probably never been an even better Adrien Brody in a previous film.