It's no wonder that 'The King's Speech' (opening Nov. 26) is generating a lot of Oscar talk. Besides boasting an acclaimed lead performance by Colin Firth, the movie tells the true story of a person who overcame long odds and personal obstacles to do something extraordinary In other words, it's a classic biopic, and the Academy loves those.

But then, so do we all. We're fascinated by larger-than-life tales of real-world heroes (or villains). In fact, at Moviefone, so many of our favorite movies are biopics that we had a hard time whittling down a list to just 25 favorites. (If we omitted one of yours, tell us below.) Check out the following list, see 'The King's Speech,' and let us know if you think it deserves a spot on the list as well.