Biopic Films Part IIby BatBanks | created - 21 Sep 2014 | updated - 22 Sep 2014 | Public
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1. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.
Votes: 80,524 | Gross: $16.00M
2. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
Votes: 160,105 | Gross: $5.89M
4. F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's two stays in Hollywood to write for films, once in 1927 at the height of his acclaim, and again in 1937 when he arrived with little money, enormous expenses and an ill wife.
5. Factory Girl (2006)
R | 90 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 20,277 | Gross: $1.66M
6. Funny Girl (1968)
G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
Votes: 17,470 | Gross: $58.50M
9. Grace Kelly (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama
The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
11. Gypsy (1962)
Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
Votes: 5,168 | Gross: $13.01M
12. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
14. Harlow (I) (1965)
Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of platinum blonde bombshell Jean Harlow (Carroll Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930s.
16. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.
18. Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (1977)
R | 95 min | Biography, Drama
When maverick first-time director Howard Hughes has to recast the female lead in his aerial war picture Hell's Angels (1930), he chooses a fiery, unknown movie extra named Jean Harlow, launching both of their Hollywood careers in the process.
19. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
20. James Dean (1976 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama
A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.
21. James Dean (2001 TV Movie)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »
22. James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997)
PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama
Casper Van Dien of STARSHIP TROOPERS stars as James Dean, whose remarkable talent and rebel attitude took Hollywood by storm. But as Dean's star begins to rise, his passionate affair with ... See full summary »
25. The Jolson Story (1946)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This movie shows the idealized career of the singer Al Jolson, a little Jewish boy who goes against the will of his father in order to be in showbiz. He becomes a star, falls in love with a... See full summary »
26. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)
R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »
27. La Vie En Rose (2007)
PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.
Votes: 79,207 | Gross: $10.30M
28. The Legend of Valentino (1975 TV Movie)
Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A "dramatization" of the life of actor Rudolph Valentino, widely regarded as the screen's first male sex symbol.
29. Lenny (1974)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama
The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
31. Lillian Russell (1940)
Passed | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
32. Lillie (1978– )
52 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Lillie Langtry, trapped in a loveless marriage, takes full advantage of her beauty, attracting many lovers and admirers including the Prince of Wales and Oscar Wilde. As her husband slowly ... See full summary »
33. Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This made for TV movie tells the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It begins in the 1930's when they met as actors under contract at RKO and ends with their divorce in 1960. In between ... See full summary »
35. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.
37. Margot (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama
At the age of forty, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff) is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Dame Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then ... See full summary »
38. Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993 TV Movie)
TV-14 | Drama
As the title implies, this is a highly fictionalized account of a supposed sexual relationship Marilyn Monroe had with then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy after her supposed affair with... See full synopsis »
39. Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980 TV Movie)
156 min | Biography, Drama
The story of how Norma Jean, once an orphan in Hollywood, becomes Marilyn Monroe, the movie star and celebrity. The movie begins with her as a child and ends with the mysterious way she ... See full summary »
40. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 13,471 | Gross: $19.03M
41. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama
This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
42. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
R | 91 min | Biography, Drama
The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos.
Votes: 10,111 | Gross: $1.41M
43. Nowhere Boy (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Votes: 33,588 | Gross: $1.45M
44. Rainbow (1978 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her... See full summary »
46. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)
R | 86 min | Biography, Drama