6 Best International Biography movies since 2018

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

Year: 2018

Language: English

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

Year: 2019

Language: Danish

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

Year: 2018

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

Year: 2018

Language: Italian

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

Year: 2021

Language: French

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

Year: 2021

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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14 thoughts on “6 Best International Biography movies since 2018

  • July 22, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Enjoyed reading the movie plots. Looking forward to watch First Man and Mystere.

  • July 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    The only movie I’ve seen from the list is Green Book, really really good. I will note down the other ones, thanks a lot.

  • July 22, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    The only one I’ve heard of is First Man but I haven’t seen it. I have a list going of shows and movies to watch so I’m going add that, Mystere, and Pink Rabbit to my list!

  • July 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve seen a couple of these, so I know this must be a great list. They were amazing movies. I’ll have to check out the rest of these.

  • July 23, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Loved the Green Book…one of my favs. There are a lot of movies on this list I haven’t checked out yet. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • July 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    I actually had not heard fo any of these movies. They all sound wonderful! I’ll have to look these up next time we are looking for something to watch.

  • July 24, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    These look like great movies I would really enjoy watching! Thank you for recommending all of these

  • July 24, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    These movie titles sound really good, I can’t wait to watch When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and Green Man as it sounds so intriguing

  • July 26, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Green Book and First Man both look so fascinating, I want to watch both soon. Thanks for sharing!

  • July 26, 2022 at 7:22 am

    When Hitler Stole… sounds heartwrenching. So good the family got to reunite though. So many didn’t

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