Best Biographical Movies

  • Milk

    Milk (R, 2008)

    Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco
    In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openl... read morey gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans. During the last eight years of his life, while living in New York City, he turns 40. Looking for more purpose, he and his lover Scott Smith relocate to San Francisco, where they found a small business, Castro Camera, in the heart of a working-class neighborhood. Then, with support from Scott and from new friends like young activist Cleve Jones, Milk plunges headfirst into the choppy waters of politics. Bolstering his public profile with humor, Milk's actions speak even louder than his gift-of-gab words. When Milk is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5, he tries to coordinate his efforts with those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White. But as White and Milk's political agendas increasingly diverge, their personal destinies tragically converge.
  • I'm Not There

    I'm Not There (R, 2007)

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger
    This re-enactment of the life of musician, Bob Dylan, features multiple actors embodying different s... read moretages in the singer's life.
  • W.

    W. (PG-13, 2008)

    Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Thandie Newton
    Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most contro... read moreversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd president to the big screen as only he can. W takes viewers through Bush's eventful life--his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush's decision to invade Iraq.