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.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Not Yet Rated1928
In Theaters on April 21st, 1928

A French peasant girl opposing occupying British forces is tried for heresy and burned at the stake. Read More

Spartacus
PG-131960
In Theaters on October 7th, 1960

A gladiator slave leads a revolt in decadent Rome and attempts to lead his followers to freedom. Read More

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Patton
PG1970
Based on 9 critics

Flamboyant Gen. George S. Patton receives accolades and censure as he fights World War II. Read More

24 Hour Party People
R2002
Based on 29 critics

An Englishman (Steve Coogan) founds a record label in the 1970s. Read More

American Splendor
R2003
Based on 42 critics

Fiction and reality blend in this portrait of Cleveland-based comic-book author Harvey Pekar. Read More

Ray
PG-132004
Based on 40 critics

Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx) overcomes hardships to become a legend. Read More

Young Mr. Lincoln
Not Yet Rated1939
In Theaters on April 17th, 2005

Lawyer Abraham Lincoln becomes known for his honesty and solves a murder with a courtroom trick. Read More

Persepolis
PG-132007
Based on 31 critics

An Iranian girl rebels against the fundamentalist takeover of her country. Read More

Raging Bull
R1980
Based on 14 critics

The rise and fall of boxing champion Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro). Read More

Milk
R2008
Based on 39 critics

The life story of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), an openly gay elected official in 1970s San Francisco. Read More

Lawrence of Arabia
PG1962
Based on 7 critics

A controversial British officer (Peter O'Toole) unites Arab tribes against the Turks. Read More

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Coal Miner's Daughter
PG1980
In Theaters on March 7th, 1980

The story of country singer Loretta Lynn (Sissy Spacek) and husband (Tommy Lee Jones). Read More

The People vs. Larry Flynt
R1996
Based on 24 critics

The porn publisher (Woody Harrelson) fights for his First Amendment rights. Read More

Elizabeth
R1998
Based on 30 critics

The queen (Cate Blanchett) rules Britain for more than 40 years. Read More

Amadeus: Director's Cut
PG1984
Based on 12 critics

A rival (F. Murray Abraham) confesses to sins against Mozart (Tom Hulce). Read More

Boys Don't Cry
R1999
Based on 33 critics

Teena Brandon (Hilary Swank) lives as a man and falls for a girl (Chloƫ Sevigny). Read More

Malcolm X
PG-131992
Based on 9 critics

The civil-rights leader (Denzel Washington) rises from criminal to crusader. Read More

Schindler's List
R1993
Based on 23 critics

A German industrialist (Liam Neeson) saves Jews from the Nazis. Read More