Top 50 underrated biography movies

01.
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl
112 min | 2020 |
5.3 (24919 votes)
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7.7 (4793 reviews)

Inspired by the life of a fearless young officer who made history by becoming the first Indian female Air Force officer to fly in a combat zone during the 1999 Kargil War

02.
The Big Bull
153 min | 2021 |
6.1 (11379 votes)
|
8.42 (833 reviews)

The story of the film is based on real events of financial market that took place between 1990 and 2000 involving Harshad Mehta and his financial crimes.

03.
Selena
127 min | 1997 |
6.8 (26196 votes)
|
8.69 (116 reviews)

The true story of Selena, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

04.
In Love and War
113 min | 1996 |
6.0 (8248 votes)
|
7.87 (33 reviews)

A bitter love story between a talented writer and a gentle nurse.

05.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
148 min | 2019 |
6.4 (10178 votes)
|
8.27 (370 reviews)

Story of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Rule.

06.
Evita
135 min | 1996 |
6.3 (34362 votes)
|
8.05 (165 reviews)

The hit musical based on the life of Eva Perón (Evita Duarte), a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Domingo Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

07.
Kilo Two Bravo
108 min | 2014 |
7.1 (12370 votes)
|
8.83 (95 reviews)

Kajaki Dam 2006. A company of young British soldiers encounter an unexpected, terrifying enemy. A dried-out river bed, and under every step the possibility of an anti-personnel mine. A mine that could cost you your leg - or your life.

08.
Bloodsport
92 min | 1988 |
6.8 (78543 votes)
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8.48 (229 reviews)

"Bloodsport" follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

09.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
155 min | 2002 |
8.1 (15200 votes)
|
9.76 (42 reviews)

The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.

10.
A Man for All Seasons
120 min | 1966 |
7.7 (32154 votes)
|
9.31 (168 reviews)

The story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.

11.
Shadowlands
131 min | 1993 |
7.3 (17656 votes)
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8.86 (66 reviews)

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham from the U.S.

12.
The Photographer of Mauthausen
110 min | 2018 |
6.7 (9016 votes)
|
8.23 (38 reviews)

Based on real events, Francesc Boix is a Spaniard inmate in the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in Austria who tries to save the evidences of the horrors committed inside its walls.

13.
The Professor and the Madman
124 min | 2019 |
7.3 (38685 votes)
|
8.82 (404 reviews)

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

14.
Gridiron Gang
125 min | 2006 |
6.9 (57692 votes)
|
8.42 (133 reviews)

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

15.
Heaven & Earth
140 min | 1993 |
6.8 (13487 votes)
|
8.32 (47 reviews)

During the Viet Nam War, a Viet Namese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

16.
Machuca
121 min | 2004 |
7.7 (11348 votes)
|
9.21 (41 reviews)

Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase.

17.
Calamity Jane
101 min | 1953 |
7.3 (8966 votes)
|
8.8 (71 reviews)

The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

18.
I Can Only Imagine
110 min | 2018 |
7.3 (14790 votes)
|
8.78 (313 reviews)

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.

19.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
135 min | 2020 |
7.6 (22225 votes)
|
9.07 (932 reviews)

Tanhaji Malusare, a military chieftain in the army of the Maratha king Shivaji, leads the charge to capture the strategically important Kondhana fort guarded by the army of the fierce Rajput chieftain Udaybhan Rathod.

20.
The Libertine
114 min | 2004 |
6.3 (35193 votes)
|
7.76 (243 reviews)

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

21.
Mask
120 min | 1985 |
7.2 (26640 votes)
|
8.66 (84 reviews)

A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

22.
The Lover
115 min | 1992 |
6.9 (19666 votes)
|
8.35 (73 reviews)

In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

23.
The Banker
120 min | 2020 |
7.3 (22062 votes)
|
8.74 (164 reviews)

In the 1960s two African-American entrepreneurs hire a working-class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.

24.
Luther
123 min | 2003 |
6.6 (14878 votes)
|
8.03 (83 reviews)

During the early sixteenth century, idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the Catholic Church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

25.
Rudy
114 min | 1993 |
7.5 (58123 votes)
|
8.92 (169 reviews)

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

26.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
113 min | 2019 |
7.6 (31722 votes)
|
9.01 (175 reviews)

Against all the odds, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

27.
Rob Roy
139 min | 1995 |
6.9 (40984 votes)
|
8.31 (109 reviews)

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

28.
Once Upon a Time in China II
113 min | 1992 |
7.4 (9217 votes)
|
8.8 (30 reviews)

Arriving by train in Guangzhou, 1895, the trio fight off White Lotus followers, who want to kill all foreigners and the cute, European dressed 13th Aunt. It's not kung fu master Dr. Wong's (Jet Li) last fight.

29.
The Best of Enemies
133 min | 2019 |
7.2 (12070 votes)
|
8.57 (105 reviews)

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

30.
Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoglu
141 min | 2019 |
8.3 (9877 votes)
|
9.65 (55 reviews)

The biography of Turkish weight lifter, and champion of Olympics, Naim Suleymanoglu.

31.
Breakthrough
116 min | 2019 |
6.3 (8685 votes)
|
7.65 (225 reviews)

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

32.
Togo
113 min | 2019 |
8.0 (40743 votes)
|
9.34 (412 reviews)

The story of Togo, the sled dog who led the 1925 serum run yet was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.

33.
Maudie
115 min | 2016 |
7.6 (16834 votes)
|
8.94 (106 reviews)

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

34.
Radio
109 min | 2003 |
6.9 (38522 votes)
|
8.22 (152 reviews)

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

35.
Finding Neverland
106 min | 2004 |
7.7 (200465 votes)
|
9.02 (595 reviews)

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

36.
October Sky
108 min | 1999 |
7.8 (84618 votes)
|
9.12 (327 reviews)

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.

37.
Stan & Ollie
98 min | 2018 |
7.2 (34173 votes)
|
8.51 (393 reviews)

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

38.
Brain on Fire
88 min | 2016 |
6.6 (18894 votes)
|
7.9 (144 reviews)

A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.

39.
The Madness of King George
110 min | 1994 |
7.2 (15708 votes)
|
8.5 (51 reviews)

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

40.
La Bamba
108 min | 1987 |
6.9 (29440 votes)
|
8.19 (72 reviews)

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.

41.
Glory
122 min | 1989 |
7.8 (125739 votes)
|
9.05 (386 reviews)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

42.
This Boy's Life
115 min | 1993 |
7.3 (48558 votes)
|
8.54 (75 reviews)

The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.

43.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
110 min | 1988 |
6.9 (17165 votes)
|
8.14 (61 reviews)

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

44.
Holding the Man
127 min | 2015 |
7.4 (11351 votes)
|
8.63 (60 reviews)

The warm, funny and achingly sad story of the 15-year-long love affair between Timothy Conigrave and the boy he fell in love with at high school, John Caleo.

45.
Miss Potter
88 min | 2006 |
7.0 (28252 votes)
|
8.22 (144 reviews)

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness, and success.

46.
Cannibal! The Musical
95 min | 1993 |
7.1 (11827 votes)
|
8.31 (107 reviews)

The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

47.
Miracle
135 min | 2004 |
7.5 (49273 votes)
|
8.71 (245 reviews)

The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.

48.
Chasing Mavericks
116 min | 2012 |
7.1 (31287 votes)
|
8.31 (89 reviews)

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

49.
Kundun
134 min | 1997 |
7.0 (26749 votes)
|
8.21 (108 reviews)

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

50.
A Twelve-Year Night
122 min | 2018 |
7.5 (8927 votes)
|
8.7 (35 reviews)

1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we...

Top 50 overrated biography movies

01.
Churchill
105 min | 2017 |
6.1 (12326 votes)
|
2.98 (162 reviews)

Ninety-six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

02.
Nothing to Lose
134 min | 2018 |
5.4 (22877 votes)
|
2.29 (38 reviews)

Self-financed fictional biopic of Brazilian bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network.

03.
Mary Queen of Scots
124 min | 2018 |
6.3 (44556 votes)
|
3.38 (558 reviews)

Mary Stuart's (Saoirse Ronan's) attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

04.
True History of the Kelly Gang
124 min | 2019 |
6.0 (8843 votes)
|
3.45 (202 reviews)

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

05.
7 Days in Entebbe
107 min | 2018 |
5.8 (14449 votes)
|
3.65 (240 reviews)

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

06.
The Favourite
119 min | 2018 |
7.5 (179351 votes)
|
5.38 (1197 reviews)

In early 18th-century England, the status quo at the court is upset when a new servant arrives and endears herself to a frail Queen Anne.

07.
Shakuntala Devi
127 min | 2020 |
6.1 (8220 votes)
|
4.24 (445 reviews)

Shakuntala Devi, a mathematician's journey to become 'The Human Computer' and her relationship with her daughter.

08.
The Wolf of Wall Street
180 min | 2013 |
8.2 (1227199 votes)
|
6.64 (1442 reviews)

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

09.
Sanju
155 min | 2018 |
7.7 (48990 votes)
|
6.15 (389 reviews)

Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life.

10.
All Eyez on Me
139 min | 2017 |
5.9 (21628 votes)
|
4.35 (153 reviews)

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

11.
Chhapaak
120 min | 2020 |
5.1 (25027 votes)
|
3.59 (1295 reviews)

The trials and triumphs of Malti, an acid attack survivor. From the investigation of the attack to the court proceedings, the medical treatment to the emotional healing. Chhapaak is the story of the unquashable human spirit.

12.
The Other Boleyn Girl
115 min | 2008 |
6.7 (106452 votes)
|
5.21 (260 reviews)

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

13.
The Zookeeper's Wife
127 min | 2017 |
7.0 (40188 votes)
|
5.51 (94 reviews)

Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.

14.
Alexander
175 min | 2004 |
5.6 (164220 votes)
|
4.11 (1109 reviews)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

15.
Lords of Chaos
118 min | 2018 |
6.6 (13298 votes)
|
5.14 (155 reviews)

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

16.
Modigliani
128 min | 2004 |
7.3 (11203 votes)
|
5.85 (61 reviews)

The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne.

17.
The Hurricane
146 min | 1999 |
7.6 (92875 votes)
|
6.17 (191 reviews)

The story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

18.
Cadillac Records
109 min | 2008 |
7.0 (20429 votes)
|
5.58 (92 reviews)

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

19.
Marie Antoinette
123 min | 2006 |
6.5 (103802 votes)
|
5.09 (648 reviews)

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

20.
Robin Hood
116 min | 2018 |
5.3 (66871 votes)
|
3.89 (1121 reviews)

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

21.
First Man
141 min | 2018 |
7.3 (174570 votes)
|
5.92 (1364 reviews)

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

22.
Shirley
107 min | 2020 |
6.2 (9218 votes)
|
4.83 (99 reviews)

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

23.
The Revenant
156 min | 2015 |
8.0 (723513 votes)
|
6.65 (1561 reviews)

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

24.
The Aeronauts
100 min | 2019 |
6.6 (28994 votes)
|
5.26 (395 reviews)

A balloon pilot and a scientist find themselves in a fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

25.
Into the Wild
148 min | 2007 |
8.1 (584640 votes)
|
6.77 (955 reviews)

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

26.
Unbroken
137 min | 2014 |
7.2 (153651 votes)
|
5.9 (442 reviews)

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

27.
The Irishman
209 min | 2019 |
7.8 (339514 votes)
|
6.56 (2708 reviews)

Hitman Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family.

28.
Chapter 27
84 min | 2007 |
5.7 (10554 votes)
|
4.49 (57 reviews)

A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

29.
Radioactive
109 min | 2019 |
6.2 (13131 votes)
|
5.02 (158 reviews)

The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world.

30.
Argo
120 min | 2012 |
7.7 (582137 votes)
|
6.52 (772 reviews)

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

31.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
113 min | 2002 |
7.0 (84700 votes)
|
5.84 (200 reviews)

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell), in which he purports to have been a C.I.A. hitman.

32.
Copying Beethoven
104 min | 2006 |
6.8 (13155 votes)
|
5.66 (90 reviews)

A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life.

33.
Midnight Express
121 min | 1978 |
7.6 (75061 votes)
|
6.51 (232 reviews)

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

34.
Public Enemies
140 min | 2009 |
7.0 (286121 votes)
|
5.92 (602 reviews)

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

35.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
114 min | 2007 |
6.8 (68764 votes)
|
5.72 (220 reviews)

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

36.
A Private War
110 min | 2018 |
6.7 (17417 votes)
|
5.62 (134 reviews)

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

37.
Lee Daniels' The Butler
132 min | 2013 |
7.2 (110360 votes)
|
6.12 (338 reviews)

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

38.
W.
129 min | 2008 |
6.3 (46627 votes)
|
5.26 (303 reviews)

A chronicle of the life and Presidency of George W. Bush.

39.
The Babe
115 min | 1992 |
5.9 (9255 votes)
|
4.87 (41 reviews)

Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.

40.
Mank
131 min | 2020 |
6.9 (61311 votes)
|
5.88 (495 reviews)

1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).

41.
The New World
135 min | 2005 |
6.7 (83732 votes)
|
5.69 (639 reviews)

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

42.
The Lost City of Z
141 min | 2016 |
6.6 (82804 votes)
|
5.59 (264 reviews)

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

43.
A Beautiful Mind
135 min | 2001 |
8.2 (865972 votes)
|
7.19 (1069 reviews)

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

44.
Operation Finale
122 min | 2018 |
6.6 (35633 votes)
|
5.63 (162 reviews)

A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.

45.
Steve Jobs
122 min | 2015 |
7.2 (158618 votes)
|
6.23 (410 reviews)

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

46.
Factory Girl
90 min | 2006 |
6.4 (20857 votes)
|
5.43 (101 reviews)

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

47.
Rise of the Footsoldier
119 min | 2007 |
6.8 (19400 votes)
|
5.84 (96 reviews)

The life of career criminal Carlton Leach.

48.
Everest
121 min | 2015 |
7.1 (203516 votes)
|
6.16 (338 reviews)

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

49.
The Bling Ring
90 min | 2013 |
5.6 (84614 votes)
|
4.67 (196 reviews)

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

50.
12 Years a Slave
134 min | 2013 |
8.1 (653520 votes)
|
7.19 (853 reviews)

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.