Dramas based on real life

  • From the depths of addiction to the heights of stardom to underworld entanglements, this biopic traces the checkered past of Indian actor Sanjay Dutt.

    Sanju

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.4
    50%
    0
    71 Mn
  • This biopic on former Indian field hockey player Sandeep Singh follows the athlete’s hard-fought comeback after an accidental gunshot left him para...

    Soorma

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7.8
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • In 1950s Makassar, the life of a devoted mother is upended when another woman enters her husband's life.

    Emma' (Mother)

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.6
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • After being exiled to England as a child, a Punjabi prince struggles to return to his homeland and his Sikh faith in this historical drama.

    The Black Prince

      Drama
      Movies
    7.8
    9%
    26
    0 Mn
  • In 1960, Israeli spies undertake a daring mission to capture notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and bring him to justice. Based on real eve...

    Operation Finale

      Crime, Drama, History
      Movies
    6.8
    59%
    61
    18 Mn
  • In 16th-century India, what begins as a strategic alliance between a Mughal emperor and a Hindu princess becomes a genuine opportunity for true love.

    Jodhaa Akbar

      Drama, Romance
      Movies
    7.6
    79%
    69
    28 Mn
  • Audrey Tautou stars as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the orphan's storied ascension to fashion stardom.

    Coco Before Chanel

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.7
    63%
    65
    0 Mn
  • In 1980s Hong Kong, a school principal forms a baseball team with an eclectic crew of local students who soon fight their way to the top of the lea...

    Weeds on Fire

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    7
    0%
    0
    4 Mn
  • With help from a legend, Roberto Duran rises from the rubble of his bare-bones upbringing to become one of the greatest fighters of all time.

    Hands of Stone

      Biography, Sports
      Movies
    6.6
    44%
    54
    5 Mn
  • Indonesian activist Soe Hok Gie experiences a political awakening during the tumultuous regimes of Suharto and Sukarno. Inspired by true events.

    Gie

      Biography, Drama, Politics
      Movies
    7.7
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • As his country prepares for war, top Egyptian official Ashraf Marwan makes contact with Israel and wades into a shadowy game of high-stakes espionage.

    The Angel

      Thriller
      Movies
    5.8
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • Arrested in Rome for a drug-related offense, Stefano Cucchi endures a harrowing week in custody that changes his family forever. Based on true events.

    On My Skin

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    6.5
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • Risking his family and future, a banker in occupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance.

    The Resistance Banker

      Biography, Drama, Politics
      Movies
    7.1
    0%
    0
    4 Mn
  • Despite public humiliation and resistance, an entrepreneur markets a hygienic, low-cost sanitary pad that even India’s poorest women can afford.

    Pad Man

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.1
    100%
    0
    17 Mn
  • Shortly after takeoff, an Airbus 320 crash-lands on the Hudson River. There are no fatalities, but the captain faces scrutiny and the glare of fame.

    Sully

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    86%
    74
    240 Mn
  • In the shadow of the Great Depression, criminal minds are thriving, and it's up to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to bring them down.

    Public Enemies

      Biography, Crime, Drama
      Movies
    7
    68%
    70
    214 Mn
  • In this heartwarming tale, Julie Powell decides to spice up her uneventful life by cooking all 524 recipes outlined in Julia Child's classic cookbook.

    Julie and Julia

      Biography, Drama, Romance
      Movies
    7
    76%
    66
    129 Mn
  • A wealthy couple whose marriage is on the rocks befriends a local homeless man who changes their perspectives in this inspiring true story.

    Same Kind of Different as Me

      Drama
      Movies
    6.4
    33%
    47
    6 Mn
  • This biographical drama traces the rise to fame of controversial Brazilian evangelical leader and business titan Edir Macedo.

    Nothing to Lose

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.9
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • From her troubled home to the infamous incident, a tongue-in-cheek look at the forces behind the turbulent career of figure skater Tonya Harding.

    I, Tonya

      Biography, Comedy, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    89%
    77
    47 Mn
  • This Oscar-winning drama charts the life and work of famed economist John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant man plagued by the anguish of mental illness.

    A Beautiful Mind

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    8.2
    75%
    72
    313 Mn
  • Based on the autobiography by tenor Andrea Bocelli, this musical biopic chronicles his life from his bumpy childhood to his meteoric rise to fame.

    The Music of Silence

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.3
    0%
    25
    0 Mn
  • Director Robert Redford's Oscar-winning, nostalgic meditation about the bonds that unite and divide families is set in Montana in the early 1900s.

    A River Runs Through It

      Drama
      Movies
    7.3
    83%
    68
    43 Mn
  • Stricken with seizures, psychosis and memory loss, a young New York Post reporter visits doctor after doctor in search of an elusive diagnosis.

    Brain on Fire

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.6
    20%
    34
    0 Mn
  • Aspiring actor Greg moves to Los Angeles with his strange friend Tommy, then agrees to star in his movie. Things start weird and get a lot weirder.

    The Disaster Artist

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.5
    91%
    76
    30 Mn
  • Instead of combat, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unbearable conditions.

    Jarhead

      Biography, Drama, War
      Movies
    7
    61%
    58
    97 Mn
  • Jim Braddock garners boxing glory during the Great Depression, arriving on the scene at a time when Americans were woefully in need of a hero.

    Cinderella Man

      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Movies
    8
    80%
    69
    108 Mn
  • A Texas congressman sets a series of events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels fighting the Soviets.

    Charlie Wilson's War

      Biography, Comedy, Drama
      Movies
    7.1
    82%
    69
    119 Mn
  • Seeking inspiration, a young 19th-century painter finds a woman who is his love, his muse and his willing subject, but his work becomes controversial.

    Colours of Passion

      Biography, Drama, Romance
      Movies
    7.1
    0%
    0
    0 Mn
  • During World War II, an escaped POW makes his way to Tibet, where he meets the Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

    Seven Years in Tibet

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7
    59%
    55
    93 Mn
  • This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I.

    Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version

      Adventure, Drama
      Movies
    8.3
    98%
    100
    77 Mn
  • Julia Roberts earned an Oscar in this emotional drama for her portrayal of a twice-divorced mother who sees an injustice and takes on the bad guys.

    Erin Brockovich

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.3
    84%
    73
    256 Mn
  • In corrupt, British-colonized Hong Kong, a mainland Chinese immigrant rises to the top of the city's drug underworld with the help of a notorious cop.

    Chasing the Dragon

      Action, Biography, Crime
      Movies
    7
    60%
    0
    86 Mn
  • A crisis of faith sets renowned fundamentalist preacher Carlton Pearson on a new spiritual path that jeopardizes everything he holds dear.

    Come Sunday

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    6.4
    64%
    0
    0 Mn
  • Notorious pornographer Larry Flynt carries his free-speech campaign from lowly strip clubs to the U.S. Supreme Court in this Oscar-nominated biopic.

    The People vs. Larry Flynt

      Biography, Drama
      Movies
    7.3
    87%
    79
    20 Mn
  • In a violent prison in 1970s Mexico, a young inmate lands a spot on a football team that doubles as an enforcer squad for a corrupt administration.

    The 4th Company

      Crime, Drama
      Movies
    0
    100%
    0
    0 Mn
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