Movies depicting the events of a person's life

A biographical film, or biopic (abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people. Such films show the life of a historical person and the central character's real name is used. They differ from films "based on a true story" or "historical drama films" in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a single person's life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives.

  • Amazing Grace - 2006 movie about William Wilberforce and the campaign to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire
  • Gandhi - 1982 biographical movie about Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • JFK - 1991 Oliver Stone movie presenting an alternative to the official story of 22 Nov 1963 in Dallas, Texas
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream - 1988 Francis Ford Coppola movie depicting Preston Tucker's introduction of his 1948 sedan

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Biographical film" as of 7 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.