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Recommendations for the 7 best biographical films that you must watch, inspiring!

Want to watch a film with a biographical genre that is no less exciting? Here, Jaka gives you some recommendations for the best biographical films that can be an option, gang.

Not only horror or drama genre films that have many fans, films about the life story of a character or what we usually know by the name biopic no less interested in people, you know, gang.

Usually the characters whose stories are made into biographical films are those who have inspirational stories, are widely known by the public, or have great influence.

Well, for those of you who are looking for the best biopic or biopic, in this article Jaka will give you some recommendations, gang.

Best Biography Films

Offering a story that is no less interesting and exciting, here are some recommendations for the best biographical films that can be an option for you to watch.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

From the title of the film, maybe some of you already know who is the character who inspired the making of this film.

Become one of the highest grossing Hollywood films based on true stories, movies Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of a portrait of the journey of one of the legendary British bands, Queen.

Not only presents a story about the journey of the band Queen, this film also shows the story of the vocalist, Freddie Mercury, as an energetic figure but later died of AIDS.

InformationBohemian Rhapsody
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.0 (379,540)
Duration2 hours 14 minutes


Release DateNovember 2, 2018
DirectorBryan Singer
PlayerRami Malek

Gwilym Lee

2. The Imitation Game (2014)

Inspired by the true life story of a British mathematician named Alan Turing, The Imitation Game is a historical drama biographical film released in 2014.

This film itself tells about Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), a graduate of Cambridge University who is very fond of breaking secret codes.

Around 1941 when the second world war broke out, Turing joined on a secret mission to decode the German Enigma message machine.

The Enigma machine itself was used to send coded messages to Nazi soldiers who were the main enemy of Great Britain at that time.

But unfortunately, the combination of the message machine code changes every day so it is impossible to do it at human speed.

That's why Turing had the idea to create a machine that could crack the Enigma code where this machine was the forerunner of computer technology that is currently widely used.

InformationThe Imitation Game
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.0 (630,421)
Duration1 hour 54 minutes


Release Date25 December 2014
DirectorMorten Tyldum
PlayerBenedict Cumberbatch

Matthew Goode

3. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Released in 2013, The Wolf of Wall Street is an American crime comedy biographical film adapted from the book of the same name by Jordan Belfort.

Starring hollywood actors and actresses, this film tells the story of life Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), a successful former stockbroker nicknamed The Wolf of Wall Street.

However, due to the Wall Street crisis that occurred in 1987, Jordan ended up working at a penny stocks business and met with Donnie Azof (Jonah Hill), his new friend.

With Donnie, Jordan founded a fraudulent brokerage firm called Startton Oakmont and became rich on stock trading commissions.

InformationThe Imitation Game
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.2 (1,057,595)
Duration3 hours


Release Date25 December 2013
DirectorMartin Scorsese
PlayerLeonardo DiCaprio

Margot Robbie

4. The Theory of Everything (2014)

Curious about the life story of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking? If that's the movie The Theory of Everything This is a must for you to watch, gang!

This film clearly describes the story of Hawking's life from the beginning in college until finally he was able to create extraordinary theories.

Not only that, this film also tells about Hawking's romantic relationship with a woman named Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) and how his health slowly deteriorated.

A film adapted from a book called Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen Jane Wilde Hawking's work is also selling well in the market and has a rating of 7.7 on the IMDb site.

InformationThe Theory of Everything
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.7 (367,479)
Duration2 hours 3 minutes


Release DateNovember 26, 2014
DirectorJames Marsh
PlayerEddie Redmayne

Tom Prior

5. The Social Network (2010)

Before Facebook's social media gained popularity as it is today, of course there was a great figure Mark Zuckerberg who is the creator and CEO of this one technology company, the gang.

Film The Social Network tell me about the struggle Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Elsenberg), a Harvard University student who finally succeeded in creating Facebook.

Zuckerberg's efforts to create his own Facebook are certainly not easy, gang. In fact, he has also been accused of stealing his friend's idea when creating this social networking site.

InformationThe Social Network
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.7 (575,857)
Duration2 hours


Release DateOctober 1, 2010
DirectorDavid Fincher
PlayerJesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake

6. 12 Years A Slave (2013)

12 Years A Slave is one of the best biographical films adapted from the novel of the same name by Solomon Northup and then released in 2013.

This film itself is a sad story Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), black people who were made slaves by white people.

Solomon was a free and educated black man, but he was conned and sold as a slave in the New Orleans area.

Solomon had to live a bitter life where he worked on the Louisiana state plantation for twelve years before being released.

Information12 Years A Slave
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.1 (586,434)
Duration2 hours 14 minutes


Release DateNovember 8, 2013
DirectorSteve McQueen
PlayerChiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Fassbender

7. The Intouchables (2011)

The last recommendation for the best biographical film from Jaka is The Intouchables, gang.

The Intouchables itself is the second most successful comedy and drama genre film in France, which was released in November 2011.

This film is about Phillipe (Franois Cluzet), a wealthy businessman whose whole body is paralyzed so he can't move.

On the other hand, Driss (Omar Sy) are black people who have no desire to work but are constantly trying to get welfare benefits for the unemployed.

Driss, who hoped to be rejected in a job interview in order to get the benefits, actually got a job and worked as a nanny from Phillipe.

Over time, the presence of Driss in Phillipe's life actually made their lives more colorful.

InformationThe Intouchables
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.5 (690,530)
Duration1 hour 52 minutes


Release DateNovember 2, 2011
DirectorOlivier Nakache

ric Toledano

PlayerFranois Cluzet

Anne Le Ny

Well, those were some of the best biographical film recommendations that could be an option for you to watch in your spare time, gang.

Presenting true stories that are no less interesting than other film genres, the films above are perfect for those of you who like to watch movies.

Also read articles about Best Movies or other interesting articles from Shelda Audita.

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