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Biopic Movies

Sometimes real life is even more entertaining -- and inspiring -- than fiction. This list of our favorite biopics includes movies about all-star athletes, memorable musicians, and more.

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Outstanding, inspirational story of Honest Abe's early days.
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(2006)
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Moving tribute to two civil rights widows' legacies.
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(2013)
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Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
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(2002)
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Exceptional and inspiring biopic about FDR.
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(2009)
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Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
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(2014)
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Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
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(2013)
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Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.
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(2005)
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Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
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(2015)
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Biopic of the famed gangsters makes crime look way too good.
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(2013)
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Superb drama about overcoming fears is fine for teens.
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(2011)
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Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician.
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(2005)
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Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
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(2015)
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Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.
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(2006)
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Brutal fight scenes and frank racial issues.
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(2002)
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Julia Roberts winner. R mostly for language.
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(2000)
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Denzel dazzles in biopic of imprisoned boxer.
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(2000)
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Story of 9/11 hijacking: harrowing, not for kids.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2006)

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