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Best Autobiographical Movies


  • 8 Mile

    8 Mile (R, 2002)

    Eminem, Eugene Byrd, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Kim Basinger
    No matter whom we are, no matter where we live, we're all bound by borders. Many of us are content t... read moreo live within these borders--others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man's dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set against Detroit's hip-hop scene in 1995, the story centers on Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, who struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know '8 Mile' as the city limit or a border. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy from where and who he wants to be, as he struggles to find the strength and courage to transcend his boundaries.
    • LeoToTo2025
      LeoToTo2025: . Starring Eminem, this semi autobiographical account of the rappers life shows the ups and downs he experienced in detroit. Stro
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • jojov1970
      jojov1970: ....a good semi-autobiographical story.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • ianwerts
      ianwerts: Eminem cashing in on his fame with a semi-autobiographical account of life in Detroit. This formula would be rehashed a few years later with
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • 8 1/2

    8 1/2 (Unrated, 1963)

    Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk
    Fresh off of the international success of La Dolce Vita, master director Federico Fellini moved into... read more the realm of self-reflexive autobiography with what is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work. Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken. He finds himself harangued by producers, his wife, and his mistress while he struggles to find the inspiration to finish his film. The stress plunges Guido into an interior world where fantasy and memory impinge on reality. Fellini jumbles narrative logic by freely cutting from flashbacks to dream sequences to the present until it becomes impossible to pry them apart, creating both a psychological portrait of Guido's interior world and the surrealistic, circus-like exterior world that came to be known as "Felliniesque." 8 1/2 won an Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, as well as the grand prize at the Moscow Film Festival, and was one of the most influential and commercially successful European art movies of the 1960s, inspiring such later films as Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979), Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980), and even Lucio Fulci's Italian splatter film Un Gatto nel Cervello (1990). ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
    • fb811690967
      fb811690967: Intensely psychological and irresistibly influential, Federico Fellini's most famous film is arguab
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • stormthebastille
      stormthebastille: . The story follows Guido but proves to be semi-autobiographical as Fellini felt pressured to produce a film when none of the creative juices were f
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • fb12301999
      fb12301999: . Fellini's tour de force, this is a semi-autobiographical trip through a director's struggle to complete his latest film, under the pressure
      Reviewed 7 years days ago