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An overview of all Netflix Biographical Dramas movies and series. 59 titles were found.


Notes on Blindness
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
23 March 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
3.90
Mathieu Amalric stars as author and Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke in 1995 that rendered him mute and paralyzed.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2007 | 112 minutes | Watch trailer
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Rush
3.90
This dramatic portrayal of the intense 1970s rivalry between race drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt captures the contrasts between the two champions.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2013 | 122 minutes | Watch trailer
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Ned Kelly
Fed up with being mistreated because of his heritage, Ned Kelly, the son of an Irish pig thief, forms a group of that develops a popular reputation.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2004 | 109 minutes
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The Fighter
2.80
After a string of defeats, a boxer rediscovers his fighting will with help from his trainer and half-brother, a once-talented pugilist.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2010 | 115 minutes
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American Gangster
3.95
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
2 March 2017 | Movie | 2007 | 156 minutes
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Monster
3.50
When emotionally scarred highway hooker Aileen Wuornos shoots a sadistic client, she begins a journey to become America's first female serial killer.
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2003 | 108 minutes
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Jimi: All Is by My Side
3.15
André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this biopic that chronicles his rise to fame and the personal demons he battled along the way.
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2013 | 117 minutes
The King's Speech
4.00
In this biographical drama, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2010 | 118 minutes | Watch trailer
One Chance
3.95
From shop worker to worldwide phenomena, this film tells the story of Paul Potts, who shot to stardom on his vocal talents in "Britain's Got Talent."
2 February 2017 | Movie | 2013 | 103 minutes
Papa
During the Cuban Revolution, a young journalist travels to Havana to meet Ernest Hemingway, the larger-than-life author who deeply inspired him.
26 January 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 109 minutes
Everybody Leaves
A little girl is torn between her artist mother and playwright father when they divorce and rethink their lives during turbulent times in 1980s Cuba.
20 January 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 108 minutes
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The Infiltrator
A canny federal agent navigates a deadly world in which one mistake could get him killed: the criminal underworld of Colombia, ruled by Pablo Escobar.
12 January 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 126 minutes
Schindler's List
4.45
Oskar Schindler becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz during World War II.
5 January 2017 | Movie | 1993 | 195 minutes
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American Sniper
U.S. Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle racks up an unprecedented number of kills in Iraq, even as his home life starts to slip away from him.
5 January 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 133 minutes
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Quills
3.48
When a doctor tries to stop the imprisoned Marquis de Sade from writing his salacious stories, a young worker is lured into taking his dictation.
1 December 2016 | Movie | 2000 | 124 minutes
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Philomena
4.00
An aging Irishwoman teams with a floundering journalist to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.
1 December 2016 | Movie | 2013 | 97 minutes | Watch trailer
Get on Up
This powerhouse biopic traces the legendary James Brown's rocky road from humble origins to superstardom as the Godfather of Soul.
1 December 2016 | Movie | 2014 | 138 minutes
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Pelé: Birth of a Legend
Emerging from a childhood fraught with adversity, a Brazilian soccer player barrels into the game with unmatched focus and indelible skills.
21 November 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 107 minutes
The Queen
3.70
After Princess Diana's death, Queen Elizabeth II and Tony Blair face public demands that she be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol.
1 November 2016 | Movie | 2006 | 98 minutes
I Saw the Light
As his fame and fortune grow, country-western singer Hank Williams struggles with drug and alcohol abuse and a series of tormented relationships.
24 October 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 123 minutes
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The Man Who Knew Infinity
Prior to World War I, Cambridge don G.H. Hardy helps Indian math prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan navigate the labyrinth of academia and racial prejudice.
24 October 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 108 minutes
Miles Ahead
After a five-year hiatus, troubled jazzman Miles Davis teams up with a brash reporter to retrieve a stolen recording and reignite his career.
19 October 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 100 minutes
Chapo: el escape del siglo
This crime drama inspired by real events recounts the sensational prison escape of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo.
19 October 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 87 minutes
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Riphagen - The Untouchable
This biopic profiles Andries Riphagen, a Dutch criminal who blackmailed Jews in hiding during World War II and was responsible for hundreds of deaths.
7 October 2016 | Movie | 2016 | 131 minutes
Joy
The inspiring true story of a woman whose simple invention might make her a millionaire -- if she can survive her dysfunctional family.
1 October 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 124 minutes
The Preppie Connection
Striving for popularity among his well–heeled classmates, a working-class student at an elite private school deals cocaine to raise his social status.
14 September 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 96 minutes
Abzurdah
A disenfranchised 16-year-old girl connects to an older man on the internet and after a brief one-sided affair descends into obsession and anorexia.
1 September 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 90 minutes | Watch trailer
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The Railway Man
3.90
Decades after World War II, a still-shattered soldier unexpectedly falls in love and sees a bizarre coincidence bring his past back into focus.
15 August 2016 | Movie | 2013 | 116 minutes
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Holding the Man
In 1970s Australia, two teen boys fall in love with each other and defeat obstacles to their 15-year relationship, until a new crisis comes their way.
2 August 2016 | Movie | 2015 | 128 minutes | Watch trailer
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