Based on real-life incidents and historical people movies are made. A lot many such biography movies remain our favorite. When searching for the best biography movies, a lengthy list is shown up. The below list of best biography movies is culled out, especially for those who are not used to watching it. Released in 2015, all these biography movies are rated well. Relax and enjoy watching these movies.
1. Movie: First Man
Duration: 2h 20m
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
The first quarter of the movie sheds light more on the personal life of Neil Armstrong. Drafted into Project Gemini in 1962, Neil is to head the Atlas-Agena project. In 1966 after successfully engaging in Agena, due to a malfunction they are forced to disengage. The mission is aborted. The plot is neatly intertwined between Neil’s personal and professional life. After a not-so-successful Project Gemini mission, Apollo Mission is the next one in line. But, even at the plugs-out test, there was a fatal mishap that killed three astronauts. More mishaps and failures follow. Yet, Neil stood strong to say, ‘we need to fail down here, so we don’t fail up there.’ Apollo 11 mission happens in 1969. The major challenge possibly for Neil is to address his kids and wife one last time before he left home for Moon!
2. Movie: Held for ransom
Duration: 2h 17m
Director: Niels Arden Oplev and Anders W. Berthelsen
Cast: Esben Smed, Sofie Torp, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jørn Spottag
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
In 2012, National Danish Gymnastic Team is putting on a gymnastic show before they board the flight to the event. An unfortunate accident upsets Daniel’s place on the team. Thereupon, from being an athlete, he ends up becoming a photographer assistant. And his first assignment lands him in Mogadishu, Somalia. Another visa takes him to Syria. And life is no more the same for him. Having been kidnapped and held a prisoner, a negotiation talk settles for a ransom of about 4,300,000 kroner. His parents’ helplessness and hopes, and the policies of the Danish government must combine to end Daniel’s misery. But 4,300,000 kroner is too huge an amount and time is running out!
It is one of the best biography movies released recently.
3. Movie: Green Book
Language: English & Italian
Duration: 2h 7m
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
An interesting story from early 1960 that keeps you amusingly engaged throughout. Tony Lip is an Italian American bouncer out of job. He is hired by African American pianist Dr. Don Shirley as he is setting out on a week-long concert across Deep South. The movie portrays the rapport between the two that has an initial hiccup but later blossoms into a friendship. During the long tour, they encounter and tackle different challenges and issues that include racism. Although they part ways after the tour, the bond remains strong between them till the end. It is one of the beautiful biography movies you can watch with family.
At the end of the movie original photographs of Dr. Don Shirley and Tony Lip are shown. An end note says they both passed away in 2013.
4. Movie: Rocco Chinnici
Duration: 1h 53m
Director: Michele Soavi
Cast: Sergio Castellitto, Cristiana Dell’Anna, Manuela Ventura
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
Based on the life of late Rocco Chinnici, who is one of Palmero, Italy’s renowned magistrates was assassinated. The opening scene of the movie portrays the bomb blast which killed him. Thereafter, the story develops through his daughter, Caterina. Her recollection of her papa from the 1970s and how he was fighting the drug mafia in the province. After the bold example of her papa, Caterina also decides to be a magistrate.
The final scene reads the facts about the investigation and the final sentence given to his assassins.
5. Movie: Vicky and Her Mystère
Duration: 1h 19m
Director: Denis Imbert
Cast: Vincent Elbaz, Shanna Keil, Marie Gillain
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
The story revolves around young Victoria and her pet named Mystère. Life has been different since her mother passed away and relocating to a village. One day while on a mountain hike she and her father, Stéphane Dutel were lost and ended up in a farmhouse. The owner was kind enough to gift Victoria a puppy which turned out to be a wolf. The sheep farming community in the village has been hunting the predators. By the time Stéphane realizes his daughter is playing a wolf, she is already too attached to the animal.
It is one of the beautiful biography movies you can watch with family. At the end of the movie couple of cute pictures of real Victoria and Mystère are shown.
6. Movie: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Language: German & French
Duration: 1h 54m
Director: Caroline Link
Cast: Riva Krymalowski, Marinus Hohmann, Carla Juri
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Berlin, February 1933. The story develops through nine years old Anna whose brother is Max. Their parents, Arthur and Dorothea are rich and influential. They get a tip-off from a police friend of theirs that if Hitler wins the election, he will silence those against him. Hence despite being sick, Arthur leaves for Prague. And the rest of the family must move too fearing the worst. Soon the family is reunited in Zurich. They move to the countryside and settle down still hoping to return to their home in Berlin. Later, they are forced to move to France and to London.
The story is based on the semi-autobiographical children’s novel “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.”
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